Lyons man acquitted of murder, convicted of lesser charges

Following five hours of deliberation, a Wayne County jury acquitted a Lyons man of murder but convicted him of criminally negligent homicide over a stabbing at the former Iroquois Hotel. Pedro Colon, 63, was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was acquitted of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter. Acting District... more

Lyons announces athletes of the month for October

The Lyons Central School District announced their student-athletes of the month for October this week. The Senior Athlete for the month of October is Kaitlyn DeCola. Kaitlyn went undefeated in league play at 2nd singles and is 2nd in her class. She will be representing her team at individual sectionals as a doubles team with Kelsey Arliss​. The Junior Athlete... more

CASE CLOSED: Three arrests solves over a dozen cases in Macedon

The Macedon Police Department reported the arrest of Brad Greule, age 20, of Washington Street in Palmyra, currently in the Wayne County jail on unrelated charges; Romeo Fox, age 29, of Sheraton Drive in the Town of Greece and Kolin Crouse, age 20, of Kent Street in Palmyra, based on a 22 count indictment. The charges stem from a 2015... more

Lyons parolee charged with shoplifting from Walmart

On Saturday around 4:35 pm members of the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Lyons man following a shoplifting complaint at Walmart. Officers say Tony E. Hickey, 46, was observed by asset protection employees stealing merchandise, passing all points of sale with no attempt at rendering payment for the items. Hickey, who was also on parole, was processed and charged... more

Murder suspect hit, injured sergeant at Wayne jail

Deputies say a murder suspect at the Wayne County Jail hit and injured a corrections sergeant while being transferred to another portion of the facility late last month. The incident took place on September 25th when Knowledge Couser, 21, took a swing at the sergeant, hitting him in the temple. Before being subdued, Couser is said to have taken a... more

Lyons man charged with stalking after investigation

Deputies in Wayne County arrested a Lyons man after it was found he violated a stay away order of protection. Scott P. Kelley, 52, of Lyons was arrested following an investigation in which Kelley was contacting a person in violation of a stay away order of protection issued against him. Kelley was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree stalking and... more

No cause of death released after man killed in Newark

No cause of death has been released following an autopsy on a Lyons man who was killed last month in Newark. Newark Police say 27-year-old Frederick Thomas III was killed on September 26 after a fight at a house party. Family members say the fight was over getting a ride home. Police said Thomas was punched and fell. He died... more

Wayne sheriff’s association endorses Calarco

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Police Officers Association-Teamsters Local 118 have endorsed Michael Calarco for district attorney. The group includes members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. FL Times: Read More more

Deputies: Rose man had gun, arrested after CPS requests investigation

Deputies in Wayne County arrested a Rose man following an investigation launched by Wayne County Child Protective Services. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Wayne County Child Protective Services regarding a residence they had recently visited. CPS workers became concerned when a male subject at the residence made multiple remarks to them about possessing firearms. An investigation was... more

Two sent to Strong after car flips multiple times in Lyons

Deputies in Wayne County report an accident, which took place in Lyons over the weekend. Jesus Ballesteros-Cisneros, 24, of Penn Yan was southbound on Rt. 14 when his vehicle crossed over into the northbound lane, striking an embankment and flipping over several times. The Lyons Fire Department and EMS assisted at the scene, according to investigators. Both individuals inside the... more

Signage in Lyons shows significance (photo)

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Signage was installed earlier this week in Lyons. The signage, located at the Lyons Dock, was installed by the NYS Canal Corp workers based in Lyons. Thirteen historic and interpretive signs are now located along the 1/2 mile Lyons Erie Canalway Walk. Photo by Robert Stopper. more

Wayne providing outside counsel for jail workers disciplined in jail escape

Three Wayne County corrections officers disciplined for neglect of duty in a July prison break will be provided legal counsel as part of a state investigation into the incident. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a measure to provide outside legal counsel for corrections officers who have been issued subpoenas by the state Commission of Corrections. Wayne County Sheriff... more

Lyons man charged with DWI on drugs, alcohol

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 61-year-old Lyons man for DWI after a traffic stop on William St. According to deputies Steven P. Blankenberg, 61, of Lyons was arrested for driving while intoxicated on a combination of drugs and alcohol. He was also arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana. The charges will be answered at a... more

Sodus woman charged after welfare fraud investigation

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Welfare Fruad Unit, working in conjunction with the Department of Social Services arrested a Sodus woman after failing to report income. Deputies say Danielle E. Peters, 33, of Sodus completed an application at the Wayne County DSS building in November 2016, and failed to report her husbands income when completing the re-certification application. It was confirmed... more

STARSTRUCK IN LYONS: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner film scenes at local store

Sean Dobbins found out that it’s not easy to run a pharmacy while John Lithgow and Blythe Danner are in your store. However, the award-winning actor and actress were not there to pick up prescriptions from Dobbins Drugs. Rather, they were there for some filming of a yet-to-be-named movie that is being described by producers as a love story. The... more

Wayne County looks at $3.2M upgrade of county building

Wayne County’s recently adopted five-year capital project plan includes $3.2 million to rehabilitate one of its older buildings, as well as targeting a number of other structures, highways and parks. County Administrator Rick House and Ken Blake, House’s fiscal assistant and deputy budget officer, emphasized that the project’s $30.1 million price tag does not automatically commit funding, but it does... more

Week 2 in Finger Lakes HS football features heavy Friday night slate

The second weekend of area high school football gets underway on Friday night with all but one game involving Finger Lakes East & West teams hitting the field. The lone Saturday game features Tri-Town (South Seneca/Romulus/Trumansburg) visiting Mynderse Academy for an afternoon affair on Saturday. Full schedule and game times below… FRIDAY NIGHT ER/Gananda at Midlakes 7 pm CG Finney... more
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