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Rochester duo arrested on felony drug charges in Ontario County

Rochester duo arrested on felony drug charges in Ontario County
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of two Rochester man on felony drug charges following an investigation. Henderson says that Edwin Sanchez-Cruz, 23, and Michael T. Janes, 34, both of Rochester were held on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond after being charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. The arrest took place on October... more

Leonard’s Express purchases former GLK Foods plant in Ontario County

Leonard’s Express purchases former GLK Foods plant in Ontario County
Change is coming. A facility that once processed cabbage in Ontario County has been purchased by a Farmington-based trucking company. Leonard’s Express purchased the former GLK Foods manufacturing in July, according to officials with Leonard’s. Michael Riccio, who serves as chief marketing officer for Leonard’s Express said that the purchase was facilitated out of need. “Some of our customers are... more

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County
The Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee has recently released its summer 2019 edition of its periodic publication, “Eye on the Courts,” which celebrates its 51st issue. Founded in 2000, the Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee was created as an outgrowth from the League of Women Voters of Geneva. With assistance from Rochester’s League of Women Voters and their well-established court... more

Manchester barn destroyed by fire

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Fire crews were called to a structure fire in Ontario County over the holiday weekend. By the time first responders arrived – a small barn was fully-involved. Here's what #Manchester and #Shortsville firefighters saw when they arrived at the State Street, Manchester residence late Saturday afternoon. #MPNnow pic.twitter.com/nBkzwV6BYG — Mike Murphy (@MPN_MikeMurphy) August 31, 2019 The fire destroyed the structure,... more

Police: Manchester man stole $3K of items from Dick’s Sporting Goods

Police: Manchester man stole $3K of items from Dick’s Sporting Goods
A man from Manchester was arrested Friday afternoon after troopers said he had more than $3,000 worth of stolen items in his car. State Police stopped a car on the NYS Thruway in Sullivan for a traffic violation. While talking with the driver, 50-year-old Anthony Monaco, they learned there were two active warrants for his arrest in the Syracuse area.... more

Man pleads guilty to Manchester kidnapping

Man pleads guilty to Manchester kidnapping
A Florida man who had his Manchester kidnapping conviction reversed has taken a plea deal and will be sentenced to prison and eventually deported. Ontario County District Attorney Jim Ritts said Carlos Vail, also known as Carlos Vail-Mateo, pleaded guilty Monday in county court to second-degree kidnapping. He will be sentenced in October by Judge Craig Doran to 5½ years... more

One person charged, another in custody as Phelps homicide investigation continues

Suspicious death under investigation in Ontario County after body found along Rt. 96
One charged, another in custody as homicide investigation continues. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest as the homicide investigation in Phelps continues. Ontario Count Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Ontario County District Attorney James Ritts announced that one person had been arrested, and another was being held after the body of Jean Carlos-Rentas, 28, was found alongside State... more

Court overturns Manchester kidnapping conviction

Court overturns Manchester kidnapping conviction
A Florida man convicted of kidnapping a teenage girl from Manchester in 2015 could be getting a new trial. In a July 31 decision, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division reversed the conviction of Carlos Vail. He was found guilty in a jury trial of first-degree kidnapping and sentenced by Monroe County Judge Elma Bellini, who... more

Delays reported between Geneva, Manchester exits on Thruway after reported crash

Delays reported between Geneva, Manchester exits on Thruway after reported crash
An incident along the New York State Thruway has snarled traffic as of 6 p.m. on Sunday. The incident was reported as a crash around 5:45 p.m., which blocked the left lane. That information was unconfirmed, but motorists along the Thruway, who were traveling westbound – reported traffic at a near-standstill between exits 42 and 43. ThruwayTransAlert reported on Twitter... more

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Red Jacket’s NYS Pentathlon Champ Sara VanAken (podcast)

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Red Jacket’s NYS Pentathlon Champ Sara VanAken (podcast)
Red Jacket senior athletic stand-out Sara VanAken is in-studio to talk about her NYS Pentathlon Championship while looking ahead to her freshman year on the Ole Miss track & field team competing in the Southeastern Conference. . more

Former Manchester Judge sentenced to jail, will have to pay back $6K in restitution

Former Manchester Judge sentenced to jail, will have to pay back $6K in restitution
After pleading guilty to stealing upwards of $8,000 earlier this month in Ontario County Court – she was sentenced on Friday to six-months in jail. Erika Martin, who served as Manchester Judge before resigning, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and first-degree scheme to defraud. As an elected judge, Martin ordered people to pay for traffic and other infractions. However,... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more

CHAMPIONSHIP REWIND: Watch all of this weekend’s Sectional Championship games on FL1 Sports

CHAMPIONSHIP REWIND: Watch all of this weekend’s Sectional Championship games on FL1 Sports
Six Wayne-Finger Lakes high school teams competed for Sectional Championships on Friday and Saturday night. Settle in for a day long marathon of all the games that aired live on FL1 Radio, restreamed with full video. Our schedule for the video replays is below along with FL1 Sports live broadcast schedule for the next 3 days… Lyons vs. Red Jacket... more

RADIO REPLAY: Lyons faces Red Jacket; Midlakes girls & Marcus Whitman go for titles (FL1 Sports)

CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLE-HEADER TONIGHT: Lyons faces Red Jacket; Midlakes girls & Marcus Whitman go for titles (FL1 Sports)
Friday night kicked off Championship Weekend on FingerLakes1.com with three title games streamed live on FL1 Radio. Jim Sinicropi & Rhett Ticconi were live from the Blue Cross Arena for a double-header beginning at 6:45 pm. Dave Barnick & Jerry Anderson were at Caledonia-Mumford High School as the Midlakes Lady Screaming Eagles went for their second straight sectional title on... more

Deputies: Manchester woman failed to feed dogs

Deputies: Manchester woman failed to feed dogs
The Ontario County Humane Society reports that a 48-year-old Manchester woman was ticketed after two dogs were found inside a residence on State Street not being properly cared for. The Humane Society reports that Amy Tunison, 48, of Manchester was charged with failure to provide food and water to an impounded animal. Deputies say the two dogs were impounded at... more

Homeowner, firefighter both sent to hospital after fire in Manchester

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On Friday at approximately 1:18 p.m. the Manchester Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 59 Canadice Lane. Upon arrival first responders reported smoke and flames coming from a mobile home. The fire was reported to the Ontario County E-911 Center by the owner and occupant. The Manchester Fire Department was assisted by Shortsville, Clifton Springs, and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more
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