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Police: Canandaigua man ID’d himself as FBI, groped another resident

The Canandaigua Police Department has made an arrest after a Canandaigua man allegedly posed as law enforcement and groped another person. On November 2nd at approximately 2:34 pm, officers arrested 45-year-old Michael T. Treese, for second-degree criminal impersonation and forcible touching. It is alleged that on September 27th at approximately 10:30 pm, Treese went into a business in the City... more

Sheriff: Williamson woman stole ‘Natty Daddys’ from local IGA

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Conda Gardner, 31, of Williamson after a larceny in progress was responded to at the Breen’s IGA store in Williamson. Deputies say that Gardner entered the store and selected a 6-pack of “Natty Daddys”, 25-ounce cans of Natural Light beer. After selecting them she passed all points of sale without paying... more

Romulus’ most famous son, actor Chris McDonald, charged with DWI in Los Angeles on Saturday night

Christopher McDonald, born in Romulus, NY,  has appeared in nearly 200 films, and is best known as Shooter McGavin, his legendary character in the golf film, “Happy Gilmore.” On Saturday night, McDonald was arrested for drunk driving in the Lake Arrowhead area of Los Angeles, according to a report from TMZ. The 62-year-old actor reportedly lost control of his Porsche... more

Police: Clifton Springs man steals car in Canandaigua, pursuit ensue on 490

On Thursday around 4:02 pm members of the Canandaigua Police Department, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police arrested a 26-year-old Clifton Springs man on grand larceny and assault charges. According to police, Shane M. Wolff, 26, of Clifton Springs was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree grand larceny. He is accused of stealing a vehicle at approximately... more

Ithaca Police investigate reports of males looking into, lingering around East Hill apartments

The Ithaca and Cornell University Police Departments are investigating multiple reports of “suspicious activity” taking place in the East Hill neighborhood. According to a news release by the Ithaca Police Department, multiple accounts of “males peering into windows of apartments, entering apartments, and lingering in and around the locked entryway of apartment buildings” have been reported. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Kangaroo makes a break for it down Route 96 in Trumansburg

As Darlynne Overbaugh was driving home from work Monday, she thought she saw a deer in the corner of her eye by Route 96 in Trumansburg. “I said, ‘Oh no, it’s a deer,’ because those live in our area,” Overbaugh said. “But it wasn’t.” Not quite. The animal she saw is more typically spotted in Australia than Trumansburg: a kangaroo.... more

‘Dunkin Hortons’ is NOT coming to Auburn; it doesn’t even exist

On Sunday morning, many people passing the old Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop on Grant Avenue in Auburn might have noticed a new sign on the property, and they might have gotten their hopes up. The sign was attached to the top of a billboard set up by Flaum Management Co., the real estate agency that’s currently listing the... more

Bloomfield 911 caller claimed he had a shotgun pointed at him

Deputies say a 19-year-old East Bloomfield man was charged with falsely reporting an incident after he claimed that another individual had pointed a shotgun at him. Jacbo A. Gresty was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident after a 911 call was placed, asserting that a disturbance on Stetson Rd. in Bloomfield involved someone pointing a shotgun at him. This... more

Whitney Point alligator caught by the DEC, taken to Animal Adventure Park

The alligator that was on the loose in Whitney Point has been caught by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The three foot, three inch long reptile was captured Saturday afternoon behind the fairgrounds in Whitney Point after being recently spotted in the area. Officials with the DEC say the alligator has been permanently placed at the Animal... more

Ovid man flees Waterloo accident and leads police on wild, high-speed chase

Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested an Ovid man on numerous charges after a vehicle pursuit on Wednesday night. Deputies responded at about 7:00 pm to Route 5, west of the Village of Waterloo, for a property damage accident in which a white pickup truck struck the rear of another pickup truck and then fled the scene. The white truck was... more

Seneca Falls woman allowed 5-year-old to run unclothed through neighborhood

On Wednesday at approximately 11:39 pm members of the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 31-year-old woman after they received the report of a young child running down a nearby street unsupervised, and without clothing. During the investigation, police determined that Shannon L. Alcott, of Seneca Falls did not prevent her 5-year-old daughter from running unclothed in the backyard of... more

Scuba diver finds Amerks legend’s Hall of Fame ring in Canandaigua Lake (video)

“X” doesn’t always mark the spot. It’s not often that we get treasure hunting stories in sports, but this quest for buried gold in Canandaigua Lake certainly fits — like a perfectly-sized ring. “Right then and there I knew, here’s a significant find,” Gary Gavurnik says. Gary Gavurnik has been searching for lost items for years. And with the help... more

Red Wings to become “Rochester Plates” for one game as Garbage Plate tribute

The Rochester Red Wings will be changing their name… for one game. To pay homage to the Flower City’s most iconic cuisine, the Red Wings will be playing as the Rochester Plates on August 10. The name change will come complete with new uniforms and hats, and is meant to honor the 100th anniversary of the Garbage Plate. WHEC: Read... more

Ice covers the ground in surreal Tuesday afternoon scene in Union Springs

Strong storms powered through the region early afternoon on Tuesday and some storms contained a significant amount of hail. One Cayuga County community that saw the most hail was Union Springs. At around 1:00 pm today, Union Springs looked more like a scene from winter than an otherwise sunny, albeit cool, late-afternoon in June. Check out the images from these... more

Aurora man builds amphibious tractor houseboat

Theon Parseghian is used to cars slowing down outside his Aurora residence and workshop. It’s hard to miss the 32-foot houseboat on tractor tires in front of it. The 29-year-old mechanic, fabricator and welder said he’d bought the boat a couple of years ago, intending to make it a guest cottage in the backyard. But where to put a 32-foot... more

Man jumps from bridge into Six Mile Creek while fleeing from police in Ithaca

A man jumped from a bridge into Six Mile Creek Thursday afternoon while police were tailing him in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant related to a domestic violence incident, police said. Lt. Dan Donahue said an off-duty deputy recognized Robert Predmore while he was in the back passenger seat of a red truck that turned onto South Meadow... more

FAKE MONEY: Police say ‘motion picture money’ is going around Geneva

Police in Geneva say they’ve received at least one complaint this week of fake money being passed off as real U.S. currency. Police say that local businesses and residents should closely examine any money they’re being handed to ensure it’s authentic. The money being passed reads “Motion Picture Use Only,” and is the type of prop used in filming. Police... more
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