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Police: Williamson student told teacher he was ‘making a bomb’

A BOCES student in Wayne County faces a criminal charge after a threat was reported this week. Police say the teen is accused of telling a teacher he was making a bomb in his basement. Additional details of the incident had not yet been released. The teen was identified and charged with falsely reporting the threat. This story will be... more

Williamson felon accused in new string of armed robberies after pursuit

A Williamson man has been arrested in connection with a robbery and several other crimes related to an investigation, which began on Monday. Robert Buck, 41, is currently accused of at least one armed robbery in Webster, according to authorities. Buck is accused of robbing a gas station on Ridge Road. After that, he led police on a chase that... more

Lake Ontario shoreline homeowners left with big mess after die-off

Thousands of dead fish are washing up on the shores of Irondequoit Bay, particularly on the Webster side. It’s not unusual this time of year, but some residents say it’s the worst they’ve seen in decades of living on the water. “We’re looking forward to the warm weather, but I don’t know what we’re going to do with all this... more

Williamson man faces drug charges after 2017 crash

A Williamson man was arrested on multiple drug charges, including DWAI-drugs — after a personal injury accident that happened last September. Investigators say Brandon M. Are, 21, of Williamson was charged with DWAI-drugs, seventh-degreee criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hyperemic instrument, failure to keep right, failure to use designated lane and aggravated unlicensed operation. Authorities did... more

Local Meals on Wheels program running into problems

“It is crunch time,” said Wayne County Aging and Youth, Director Penny Shockley. Home Delivered Meal (Meals on Wheels) Program Director Karen Breen and Board Director Sergei Barishevich came into the Human Services Committeee meeting on Monday (4/2) to discuss the financial crunch the local Home Delivered Meal Program is having. The number of senior citizens requesting or already taking... more

Senator Helming to honor 16 women from Wayne-Finger Lakes region

Senator Pam Helming recently announced the 16 nominees for New York State Senate Woman of Distinction recognition from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. This award recognizes the outstanding work of extraordinary women from our region and throughout New York State, with one honoree selected from each State Senate District. “Our community is fortunate to have so many remarkable women whose lives,... more

UPDATE: Webster man ID’d as victim in fatal crash in Williamson

State Police say one person is dead after a crash on Pearsall Road in Williamson Sunday night. The accident happened around 9 p.m. and occurred when the driver, who has not been identified, failed to negotiate a curve successfully. Police say 41-year-old Joshua Lagoy was driving when his car went off the road, rolled over several times and crashed on... more

Cuomo urges commission to maintain Lake Ontario outflows to avoid flooding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes the International Joint Commission reconsiders its plan to decrease Lake Ontario outflows beginning Friday. At 1 a.m., outflows will decrease from 8,950 to 8,550 cubic meters per second. Frank Bevacqua, a spokesperson for the International Joint Commission, said the reduced outflows coincide with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway navigation season. But Cuomo is concerned... more

Deputies: Williamson woman possessed crack cocaine, powder cocaine and heroin during incident

Deputies say a Williamson woman was taken into custody on multiple felony drug charges after an incident this weekend. Susan J. Ryan, 58, was charged with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after the incident. According to deputies, she was found to be possessing multiple bags of crack cocaine, power cocaine, and heroin. Ryan was arraigned... more

Upstate NY reps want Lake Ontario shoreline damage report

A trio of upstate New York members of Congress is requesting a report examining the damage to Lake Ontario's shoreline last year. U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, John Katko and Claudia Tenney have asked House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen to include language requiring the report in an upcoming omnibus spending bill. The language would authorize... more

Dam floodgates to open to drain excess Lake Ontario water

Floodgates are being opened at a New York Power Authority dam in Massena to spill excess water from Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River. The gates at Long Sault Dam are scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Monday. The power authority says there will be rapidly changing river flows downstream. Outflows from Lake Ontario are established weekly by the... more

Macedon man charged with DWI after crash

On Sunday a 20-year-old Macedon man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash on State Route 21 in Williamson. Jonathan H. Peck, 20, was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08% or greater, unsafe tires, moving from lane unsafely, failure to notify DMV of a change of address on license and... more

Police: Williamson man possessed weapon during Canandaigua incident

On Thursday around 1:05 p.m. police took a 27-year-old Williamson resident into custody on a weapon charge following the investigation into a May 2017 incident in Canandaigua. The Canandaigua Police Department reports that with the assistance of New York State Police, and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office — Pierre T. Thomas, 27, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a... more

Fire breaks out at senior living complex in Williamson

A grease fire caused extensive damage to an apartment at a senior living facility in Williamson Tuesday night. Firefighters say the fire was contained to one apartment at the Williamson Orchard Estate Apartments. No one inside was hurt. Mutual aid was called in from several fire departments. The American Red Cross is providing assistance for those displaced by the fire.... more

UPDATE: Investigation underway into fire that destroyed Wayne Co. home

First responders say a newspaper delivery person called 911 after witnessing flames shooting out of a vacant house on Lake Road in Williamson. The Pultneyville Fire Department responded to the house fire, which happened on Lake Road, near Hamilton Street. Pultneyville fire with mutual aid fighting this house fire on Mill st. Pultneyville-Williamson, Wayne County. #roc @SPECNewsROC pic.twitter.com/IGVQprBR3N — scott... more

Deputies: Williamson teen charged with sexual misconduct

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Williamson man following a special investigation into alleged sexual misconduct. Details of the incident and investigation were not released, but deputies say the location of the investigation was on Maple Avenue in Williamson. As result, 18-year-old Rook W. Allen, of Williamson was arrested for sexual misconduct. He was released on... more

Williamson man killed in Friday morning crash in Penfield

A man from Williamson was killed in a crash Friday morning in Penfield on Rt. 441. Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies said this happened shortly after 7 a.m. between Salt Road and Harris Road. Deputies say a minivan was driving east on Rt. 441 and swerved into the westbound lane for unknown reasons. The minivan crashed into a pickup truck driving... more

Deputies: Williamson woman was speeding, charged with DWI

Deputies arrested a 27-year-old Williamson woman on DWI charges after a traffic stop for speeding on State Route 104. Caroline L. Henderson, 27, was charged with driving while intoxicated and BAC above 0.08 percent. She was transported to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for processing, and was subsequently issued appearance tickets to answer the charges. They will be answered in... more
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