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Police urge Seneca County residents to lock their cars

Police in Seneca County are urging residents to lock their vehicles following a spate of recent thefts, including some in which guns were stolen. “All of the various police agencies in Seneca County have been very busy lately with complaints of thefts from vehicles that are unlocked,” said state police Inv. Anthony DeMarco, who works out of the Troop E... more

Crews worked for several hours battling Newfield fire

Firefighters spent hours battling a blaze in Newfield on Thursday. The fire was reported at 11:09 pm at 1399 Shaffer Rd., according to officials. Crews from West Danby, Enfield, Van Etten, and Odessa all assisted at the scene. Bangs Ambulance was also called to the scene, but they were ultimately not needed as there were no injuries reported. The charred... more

N. Wadsworth St. fire under investigation; home suffers extensive damage (photos & video)

The call for a structure fire at 17 N. Wadsworth St. came in at 6:29 pm. Shortly thereafter, crews from the Geneva Fire Department were on the scene. While the video below depicts a chaotic scene, Geneva Fire Chief Michael Combs reports that when crews arrived — smoke and fire was showing from the second story. Photos from the scene... more

Sen. Helming calls majority budget proposal ‘road map’ to affordability

Sen. Pam Helming (R-54th District) this week voted for the Senate Majority’s Budget Resolution calling it a road map of affordability. Helming noted that the plan rejects new taxes and fees, while making substantial investments in infrastructure and education. The plan also proposes an $8 billion groundbreaking initiative to ensure clean and reliable drinking water for generations to come. “This week... more

FOUNDRY FACTS: DEC announces cleanup process for Geneva residents

The cleanup process will tentatively begin this summer. That doesn’t mean property owners should expect contamination-free soil by the end of 2017, though. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released a fact sheet for neighbors of the former Geneva Foundry, which highlights the cleanup efforts that will be taken on in the coming months. It’s an extensive, years-long,... more

LETTER: Get out and VOTE in Waterloo’s village election on March 21st

The Waterloo Village election is next Tuesday, March 21st. Please remember to vote. Voting location has been changed to the Waterloo Community Center on Oak Street. The polls are open from noon until 9 pm. Republican candidates for Village Trustee are John Butlak and Damon Monroe. John Butlak is a long time resident of Waterloo. He and his wife Lori... more

Light snow on Saturday; but won’t interfere with travel

Light snow will move into the Finger Lakes on Saturday, but not until another sunny day on Friday. Skies are clear across the Finger Lakes this morning as high pressure crosses the region. The next weather system is tracking from the Midwest into the Great Lakes. This system will start to spread some high, thin clouds into the Finger Lakes... more

Another arrest as investigation into Geneva shooting continues

A Rochester man was taken into custody at the Monroe County Jail on Wednesday around 10:30 am in relation to the shooting and assault that happened at 71 Wadsworth St. in December. The December 8th incident left two victims, identified as 43-year-old Adrian Porter and 32-year-old Reynaldo Dejesus hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital. Porter sustained the most-serious injuries, which resulted... more

Appeal still possible in animal cruelty case involving fallen racehorse

An appeal of Farmington Judge Morris Lew’s decision to throw out an animal cruelty charge last month is still a possibility for the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant District Attorney Heather Hines said Thursday that she is still waiting on a transcript from last month’s trial of Farmington resident Terra Payne, before making any moves toward a possible appeal... more

Raise the Age supporters press for action on criminal prosecution

A group of people who support raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York to 18 years old on Thursday presented more than 2,000 signed postcards to the Fairport office of state Sen. Rich Funke, R-Perinton. Funke’s 55th Senate District includes portions of Ontario and Monroe counties. The Rev. Doug Stewart, from Incarnate Word Lutheran Church in Rochester and... more

CHANGED AGAIN: Time changes for Public Hearing on Guardian PILOT

Officials announced on Thursday that a second Public Hearing would be held on Monday, March 20th at 6 pm at the Public Safety Building in Geneva for the proposed Guardian Glass PILOT agreement. In a statement Thursday afternoon officials said the additional opportunity for the public to comment was due to inclement weather associated with Winter Storm Stella. They note... more

Police: Auburn man strangled, raped victim during domestic incident

The Auburn Police Department says a 24-year-old Auburn man was apprehended and charged with several felonies after allegedly raping and strangling a victim during a domestic incident. Officers say Jarrel J. Whiten, 24, of Auburn was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree strangulation, and third-degree menacing — as well as two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief after they were called to... more

Canandaigua woman drove drunk, caused crash on SR 364 in Gorham

On Thursday a Canandaigua woman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash on State Rt. 364 in Gorham. Deputies say the accident happened at the intersection of Kipp Rd. and Rt. 364 when Christina M. Smith, 26, of Canandaigua was traveling west on Kipp Rd. and failed to stop at the intersection. Her vehicle struck a... more

‘Exceptionally large load’ being hauled through Ithaca on Friday

The Ithaca Police Department reports that a commercial truck, towing an exceptionally long load is scheduled to travel through the Ithaca area in a southerly direction on Friday. The truck and trailer are over 380 feet long and twenty feet wide, according to police. It’s the same commercial load that came through the area in February, which was a GE... more

CLEAR EM OUT: Officials ask for residents to clear around fire hydrants

When a winter storm the magnitude of Stella makes it’s way through, leaving nearly two feet of snow (or more) in some areas — it takes some work to get everything back to normal. The roads have improved significantly just one day removed from the biggest winter storm of the season, but Seneca County officials are asking for a hand... more

Seneca Falls man charged with criminal trespass after entering business

On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:26 PM, the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Ronnie M. Key of Seneca Falls, NY for third-degree criminal trespass. Key is accused of entering a Town of Seneca Falls business that he had been previously banned from. Key was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in Seneca Falls Town... more

Cuomo avoids spat with NWS, says storm forecast was ‘not correct’

When a winter storm dumped 7 feet of snow in western New York more than two years ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the National Weather Service and said the state needed more weather stations to better predict major storms. The comments about the nation’s lead weather agency drew criticism from meteorologists and Al Roker of NBC’s “Today Show.” Since then,... more
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