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Executive Director of FLX Red Cross talks Lake Ontario flooding, disaster response (podcast)

When it comes to disaster response, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross handles hundreds of events and disasters throughout the calendar year. They also spend a significant amount of time working to prevent disasters. Even training and developing core volunteer staff to respond to various disasters throughout the Finger Lakes Chapter’s six county district takes up a... more

Huron man facing variety of charges after driving drunk

On May 21st Troopers arrested a Huron man following a traffic stop after they say he failed to dim his headlights. Andrew T. Fusilli, 44, of Huron was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, criminal possession of a controlled substance, speeding, failure to signal properly and operating a motor... more

Michigan angler tops Spring Lake Ontario Counties Derby

The big news in the local media lately has been the high water levels on Lake Ontario that were hampering access to the lake. Some marinas were shut down. Others adapted to the rising levels. However, if you were fishing in the Lake Ontario Counties Spring Trout and Salmon Derby May 5-14, the big news was many of the world-class... more

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... 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

Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

Bear sighting in Wayne County: DEC releases ‘best practices’ for homeowners

Wayne County residents have been reading about reports of bear sightings on social media and in the news over the last two weeks. Now, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has stepped in issuing advice to prospective homeowners who might be concerned about a bear sighting in their backyard. To put it simply, bear sightings in New York... more

Wolcott sex offender charged twice within a month

A level 2 sex offender has been arrested for the second time in a month. Jacob Ritchie, 31, of the village of Wolcott, was charged March 9th by Wayne County sheriff’s investigators  with failing to change and/or update his status with the New York state Sex Offender Registry, an E felony, and resisting arrest. The charges stem from an online... more

Wayne County joins others across state in search of mandate relief

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wayne County Administrator Rick House joined other officials from across the state to lobby in Albany for unfunded mandate relief. House visited the Governor’s mansion with other members of the New York State Association of Counties, which represents county leaders all across the state, to seek some relief from state mandates.... more

Wayne County Clerk urges residents to renew locally at your DMV

By Tammy Whitacre For years, Wayne County Clerk Michael Jankowski has worked to educate residents when it comes to helping the county they live in. The “notice to Wayne County residents” urges them to bring their renewals for vehicle registration and driver’s licenses to their local Department of Motor Vehicles in Lyons and forgo returning the payment in the pre-addressed... more

Traffic stop leads to North Rose man’s arrest

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies charged a North Rose man Jan. 15 following a traffic stop on Lake Bluff Road in Huron. Daryl Grass, 59, of Route 414, North Rose,was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely, deputies said. Grass was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .18 percent. He was issued appearance tickets... more

Deputies: Huron man slapped small child causing injury, charged with endangering welfare

Deputies in Wayne County report that they arrested a Huron man following a domestic incident. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that deputies arrested Martin Donald Roberts, 26, of Huron following an investigation into a domestic incident. That investigation revealed that Roberts slapped a small child causing injury. He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Roberts was... more

New Birding Guide is offered by Wayne County Tourism

This unique guide was compiled by author and biologist, Susan Petersen Gateley, who has extensive experience locating birds in Wayne County. Laurie Dirkx, a local conservationist photographer, has contributed her favorite bird photographs and Montezuma Audubon Center’s Director Chris Lajewski also assisted with the new Wayne County Birding Guide. Read More Life in the Finger Lakes:  Read More more

Wayne County case proves DWI can be tricky to prosecute

The State Trooper was running radar near Fifth Road in the Town of Huron at 11:13 pm on Monday (10/10). The trooper clocked the motorcycle speeding by at 100 miles per hour. As the trooper pulled out to follow, the motorcyclist travelled into the oncoming lane, blew through a stop sign, before pulling into his own driveway at 6380 North... more

North Rose-Huron adding second firehouse

Last month, North Rose-Huron Fire District officials broke ground on the construction of a new firehouse. The reason for a second facility: concern for the safety of residents under the current department’s abilities. “Residents might be able to get quicker response to the calls they make since the fire trucks will be closer to their homes and will have fewer... more

Huron man charged with misuse of food stamps

Deputies arrested Scott P. Kelley, 50, of  Huron for Misuse of Food Stamps after an investigation was initiated by reports that Kelley was selling his food stamps. It is alleged that Kelley went to a Village of Wolcott store and allowed an unauthorized user to purchase groceries with his Food Stamp benefits in exchange for a discounted amount of cash.... more