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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

Deputies: Sodus man choked, threatened family member during incident

Deputies say a Sodus man was arrested for violating an order of protection after a domestic incident on September 17th. The incident happened in Sodus on Laurel Dr., and deputies say Corey J. Jock, 39, choked and threatened a family member during an altercation. He was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, as well as criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree... more

Helming urges residents, businesses to apply for flood aid

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54 of Canandaigua, is reminding residents who plan to apply for grant funding through the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program that the application deadline is quickly approaching. Homeowners must submit their applications by Friday, Sept. 29, while small business owners, farmers, nonprofit corporations, homeowners associations and municipalities have until Sunday, Dec. 31, to send in their... 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

5 mph speed limit on Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River extended to Oct. 2

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order placing a 5 mile-per-hour boating speed limit on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River has been extended through Monday, Oct. 2, the governor’s office announced on Friday. Under the order, all vessels operating within 600 feet of shore must limit their speed to 5 mph to help reduce impacts to shoreline residents and infrastructure... more

Investigators: Teen accused of having sex with young girls in Sodus

A 17-year-old Williamson teen has been arrested after allegedly having sex with two young victims, according to investigators in Wayne County. Nicholas Gibson, of Williamson has been charged with first-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. He is accused of having sex with two 5-year-old girls last week. He was arraigned in Sodus Town Court and... more

Info session set for flood victims on Lake Ontario shoreline

Property owners affected by flooding from record Lake Ontario water levels can learn how they can get help next week in a meeting hosted by state Sen. Pam Helming and Assemblyman Bob Oaks. An informational meeting on the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the Wallington Fire Department, 7863... more

Why so many want Joseph Amico behind bars

It was quite a surprise to Joseph Amico, age 45, of 7850 Flagler Street, City of Las Vegas, that two Wayne County Sheriff’s Officers were waiting outside a New York City Courtroom on Monday (8/14) morning, waiting to take him into custody. In a Manhattan court, Amico had been charged with making terrorist threats and Aggravated Harassment in the Second... more

Pennsylvania man charged with aggravated DWI in Sodus

On August 14th Troopers arrested Humberto Rodriguez-Cruz, 25, of Chester, Pennsylvania for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to dim lights and speeding. Rodriguez-Cruz was stopped on State Route 104 in the Town of Sodus for failing to dim lights and speeding. He was placed under arrest after failing multiple standard field sobriety tests. Rodriguez-Cruz was transported to... more

Prosecutors: 61-year-old charged with murder of Sodus woman

A 61-year-old man has been charged with murdering a Sodus woman, according to prosecutors in Wayne County. Alvin Pinkard Sr., 61, was arrested Monday night after a grand jury handed up an indictment against him in the death of his ex-wife, 57-year-old Josephine Chiaverini. Chiaverini was found dead by Troopers at her home, on the back porch, on October 6th,... more

Cuomo: ‘Senseless’ to reduce Lake Ontario outflows

Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized a joint U.S.-Canada board for reducing Lake Ontario outflows as high water levels continue to affect communities along the lake and St. Lawrence River. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announced Tuesday that outflows will decrease from 367,300 to 349,970 cubic feet per second. The board first mentioned the decrease in an update that was... more

Major infrastructure projects on tap for Seneca, Ontario, Wayne counties outlined

Infrastructure is always scrutinized by officials and taxpayers. Universally, the condition of local roads is something that has been questioned, debated, and discussed at-length throughout all levels of government. On Wednesday, Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) announced road paving projects in the 54th District, which will be completed this summer – totaling $6.24 million in local investment. According to the Senator,... more

Martville resident charged with DWI in Wayne Co.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Martville resident after a traffic stop on State Route 104. Deputies arrested Kenneth Ryder, 45, of Martville – charging him with driving while intoxicated, as well as inadequate light. His blood-alcohol content was found to be .10 percent. Ryder was issued uniform traffic tickets and will appear in Sodus Town... more

Laying low near Sodus Bay (photo)

I happen to come upon this American Bittern at Sodus Bay during the holiday weekend. It is a solitary bird, and although common in much of its range, usually keeps itself well-hidden and is difficult to observe. It typically hunts by walking stealthily in shallow water and among the vegetation (as seen here in this image), stalking its prey, but... more

Gov. Cuomo enforcing ‘No Wake Zone’ along Lake Ontario

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is deploying more resources to help the flood-ravaged Lake Ontario shoreline. The governor announced Sunday he is sending out more than 20 boats and 42 officers from several state agencies to enforce the no wake zone. Anyone heading out should be reminded that the speed limit is 5 miles per hour within 600 feet of shore. Anyone... more
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