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Vacant Butler prison listed as possible filming site

Vacant Butler prison listed as possible filming site
If a movie or television production is in need of a prison, there is an available option: Butler Correctional Facility in Wayne County. The former state prison, which closed in 2014, has been quietly listed as a possible filming location by Empire State Development. A gallery published by the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development... 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

Wolcott teen charged with robbery at Fastrac store

Wolcott man charged with robbery at Butler Fastrac store
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Wolcott resident following an investigation into a convenience store larceny along Route 104. Deputies say Kyle R. Mein, 19, of Wolcott was charged with robbery and criminal possession of a controlled substance after entering the Butler Fastrac along Route 104 – demanding money. Deputies say Mein also claimed to possess... more

Intoxicated driver leads police on pursuit in Wayne County

Intoxicated driver leads police on pursuit in Wayne County
Troopers say a Watertown resident was arrested on multiple charges – including felony driving while intoxicated, after a pursuit on State Route 104 in the Town of Butler over the weekend. On Friday Lewis W. Hall, 52, of Watertown was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, four counts of possession of an open container, eight counts of unlicensed operation, eight... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne Co. Sheriff Barry Virts talks contract negotiations, mugshot ban, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts talks
Wayne County Sheriff Bary Virts discusses the challenges of running a department that’s mid-contract negotiations, and also coping with the widespread shortage of law enforcement prospects. He also tackles some of the statewide initiatives that could prove to be difficult for law enforcement to manage – like the controversial mugshot proposal, which would ban law enforcement agencies from releasing arrest... more

Several departments called to structure fire in Savannah

Several departments called to structure fire in Savannah
Officials have provided an update to the structure fire reported on Montana Road in Savannah on Saturday. According to the Clyde Fire Department, the structure fire was deemed to be caused by a malfunctioning clothes dryer. Those assisting at the scene included Rose, North Rose, Wolcott, Red Creek, Alton, and Conquest Fire Departments. Eastern Wayne Ambulance, New York State Police,... more

Several displaced after chimney fire in Wayne County

Several displaced after chimney fire in Wayne County
The American Red Cross is assisting seven people after they were displaced by a fire, which was reported at a home in the Town of Butler. First responders say the fire took place at a home directly across the road from the South Butler Fire Department. The chimney fire led to smoke and water damage inside the structure, which was... more

Wolcott man charged after attempted string of larcenies on Christmas Day

Wolcott man charged after attempted string of larcenies on Christmas Day
Deputies say a Wolcott resident was arrested following a larceny investigation on Christmas Day in the Town of Butler. Fayer Perez, 22, of Wolcott was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree criminal mischief after the investigation. Deputies say they received a report of a man attempting to get into a residence in Butler, and upon investigation... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County
According to Chris Toole, of Teamsters Local 118 — based out of Rochester — one group of local law enforcement officers are desperate for parity. This week, Toole sat down in-studio to discuss ongoing negotiations between the deputies of Wayne County and County Government — who he says walked away from the table recently. While additional meetings are set to... more

Taxpayers funding a Wayne Co. prison that has been sitting empty for years

Taxpayers funding a Wayne Co. prison that has been sitting empty for years
The state could finally have plans for a Wayne County prison that’s been sitting empty for years. The former Butler Correctional Facility used to have more than a hundred people working at it while the 196 acre housed minimum and medium security prisoners. News10NBC has learned that plans for the facility have changed. Since closing in 2014, the former prison... more

Power outages reported Wednesday morning in FLX, CNY

Hundreds without power in Wayne County as snow, wind blows throughout region
Thousands were without power as of 7:30 a.m. across Central New York and parts of the Finger Lakes – as winds, and wet snow put power crews to work. The outages were reported by National Grid, New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric. Customers in Cayuga, Onondaga Wayne, and Oswego counties were hit hardest. However, the... more

Elderly woman wakes up to find man standing in her bedroom

State Police out of Wolcott were dispatched to residence on Whiskey Hill Road in the Town of Butler at 12:31 a.m. on Friday (8/17). An 83 year-old woman awoke to find and armed man smiling at her. The man exited the room through a window and 911 was called. The man, wearing a left shoulder holster and pistol was caught... more

Proposals sought for redeveloping closed Butler Correctional Facility in Wayne County

Nearly four years after the state closed Butler Correctional Facility in Wayne County, Empire State Development has issued a request for proposals to solicit ideas for redeveloping the 200-acre property. The process will be different than past requests for other properties. Interested parties will be able to submit ideas for using the 101-acre medium security facility, which closed in 2014,... more

Marijuana grow operation spanned four properties in three counties

On Thursday multiple agencies in Ontario County executed a search warrant on four properties resulting in the arrest of two individuals after more than 600 marijuana plants were seized. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Canandaigua and Geneva police departments, as well as Wayne and Monroe County sheriff’s offices executed a search warrant for four properties, which included... more

Deputies: Drivers had to slam on brakes to avoid child left in Butler roadway

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 69-year-old Butler resident after an investigation into a child, who was playing in the middle of a country road. Kenneth E. Bond, 69, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation into a domestic dispute. Bond allegedly allowed his 6-year-old daughter to play in the middle... more

Butler man arrested on felony drug charges after home visit by probation

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 60-year-old Butler man on a number of drug charges this week. Douglas Duane Brown, 60. of Butler was being supervised by the Wayne County Probation Department due to a felony conviction in 2015 for attempted possession of a narcotic drug. During a routine home visit by probation officers — Brown... more

Structure fire under investigation in Butler

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says no one was hurt in a structure fire over the weekend in Butler. The blaze was reported at a single-occupancy home located at 14144 South Butler Conquest Road. A passerby called 911 reporting that there were smoek and flames coming from the back corner of the residence. Firefighters arrived and determined that the home... more
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