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Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Rochester woman accused of assault, endangering child in Naples

Deputies in Ontario County were called to 10 James St. in Naples for a reported assault, which happened on Saturday around 6:50 pm. Kathryn R. Dobles was arrested and is accused of third-degree attempted assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Dobles is accused of being involved in a disturbance with another female and was found to be the... more

Naples forum raises question: Is healthcare a human right?

With more questions than answers on the Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a health law forum Wednesday largely focused on what could happen in New York. The New York Health Act that passed the Assembly — and that now has wide support in the Senate — is a hot topic, given... more

Naples man charged with DWI after crash

Deputies say a 44-year-old Naples man, who was uninjured in a serious single-vehicle crash on County Rd. 12 now faces DWI charges after an investigation. Shawn M. McCaaffrey, 44, of Naples was the driver of a vehicle in the area of Griesa Hill Rd. on County Rd. 12, which wetn off the road into a wooded area, striking and sheering... more

State Police re-open streets in Naples after investigation into suspicious package Tuesday afternoon (video)

State Police have re-opened streets in Naples along Route 21 after the bomb squad investigated a package this afternoon and determined there to be no threat to residents.Side streets in the downtown area of Naples along with Route 21 were blocked off mid-afternoon and re-opened shortly before 5:00 PM. Several people were in the Naples Library and had to remain inside and... more

Two sent to hospital after accident at busy Farmington intersection

On Thursday around 1:07 pm deputies in Ontario County, along with Victor Farmington Ambulance and the Farmington Fire Department responded to the intersection of State Route 96 and State Route 332 for the report of a four car accident. Deputies say that Martin Hudson, 22, of Bloomfield was traveling east on State Rt. 96 when he rear ended a vehicle... more

Naples duo faces charges after incident with child

On Thursday at 7:56 pm deputies responded to 13 Concord Park in Naples for a reported disturbance between multiple individuals. Upon investigation it was determined that a domestic fight had occurred between Jesse James Lee, 43, and Tea Leann Lee, 22, both of Naples with a child involved. Both were taken into custody, and Jesse Lee is accused of endangering... more

Naples Ambulance sounds call for recruits

Naples Ambulance opened its doors Sunday for an open house that volunteers hope bring new members. Several people filled out applications at the event that marked the beginning of National EMS Week, which celebrates the men and women behind the nation’s emergency medical services. “We thank everyone who came today,” said Naples Ambulance President Linda Almekinder, who joined others with... more

Naples man charged with DWI again; driving with BAC 5x the legal limit

Deputies in Livingston County charged a Naples man with driving while intoxicated. For James Rathburn, it was the second time being arrested for driving while intoxicated in the last week. The first arrest happened in Steuben County. The second, most-recently, took place in Livonia on Plank Rd. He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after deputies say he blew... more

End of an era at Naples Library

When Blanche Warner graduated from Naples Central School in 1966, she wasn’t thinking of a career with the Naples Library. Coming off a summer in Colombia as an exchange student and considering her wide range of interests, she enrolled at Syracuse University in liberal arts. Still testing the waters, after a year she entered the workforce, living and working in... more

Naples barn destroyed in blaze; two firefighters suffer from dehydration on scene

As the storms cleared out of the area, crews were called to the scene of a structure fire on Eelpot Rd. in Naples. Deputies in Ontario County say that around 8:24 pm they responded to 9030 Eelpot Rd. for the report of a barn fire. When they arrived on scene, deputies found smoke coming from the structure. A neighbor, identified... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Naples contractor accused of stealing more than $100k from homeowners

A Naples contractor, doing business under the name Diversified Contracting Co., is facing six felony charges after being accused of stealing in excess of $100,000 from two property owners. Joel Smith is charged with two counts of second-degree grand larceny, a class C felony; and four counts of second-degree forgery, a class D felony. He is accused of stealing from... more

Group advertises major savings if every Ontario Co. village dissolved

Dissolving is a good idea, according to one group out of Ontario County. The Ontario County Values, Inc. an independent and not-for-profit corporation was recently formed to study and compare the costs of local government services in Ontario County. The latest study — aptly named “The Value of Villages” shows the likely average savings that would accrue to each village... more
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