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State Police: Sodus man dead after car collides with tree in Arcadia

State Police say a Sodus man was killed after his car collided with a tree on State Route 88 Monday night around 9:45 pm in Arcadia. They say Thomas Knepp, 30, of Sodus was traveling south on State Route 88 at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and left the west shoulder of the... more

W-FL Friday: Wayne tops Sodus; Romo & So. Seneca girls win

In the line Wayne-Finger Lakes boys varsity basketball game played on Friday night, the #6 Wayne Eagles easily defeated the Sodus Spartans, 60-35, in a FL East-Wayne County cross-over game played in Ontario. Braeeden Zenelovic led all scorers with 16 points and 9 rebounds while teammates Logan Blankenberg and Nick Carmichael scored 14 each. Carmichael also hauled in 9 rebounds... more

W-FL Wednesday: Sodus stuns East Rochester, Gananda’s Mosman drops 29

The undefeated, Wayne County league-leading East Rochester Bombers saw their six-game winning stream come to an end on Wednesday night in Sodus as the Spartans pulled the early-season upset, 56-50. In two other games, North Rose-Wolcott held off Marion without the services of Tyler Norris who was out nursing an injury, and Gananda defeated Williamson by 18. Full results and... more

W-FL Friday: Burri’s putback sinks Pal-Mac, Mynderse passes road test & Bloomfield wins at Red Jacket

A full Friday night of W-FL boys basketball had teams from all three leagues in action. The biggest questions of the night… could #1 Mynderse win a tough match-up on the road against Wayne, is Midlakes ready to content in the Finger Lakes East, and who are the contenders and pretenders in the Finger Lakes West? Full results, updated standings... more

W-FL Tuesday: Newark edges Wayne, Tyler Norris scores 1000th & Carswell throws down on Penn Yan

A full slate of games on Tuesday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes boys high school basketball action with 24 of the 26 W-FL teams in action. North Rose-Wolcott senior Tyler Norris scored his 1,000th career point, South Seneca defeated Romulus in the south-end rivalry game, and Newark hung on to edge the visiting Wayne Eagles as Finger Lakes East play opened... more

Sodus man arrested for DWI had BAC of .28

Deputies in Wayne County arrested Charles E. Jones, 56, of Sodus for aggravated driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop. Jones was subsequently arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of .28, driving while intoxicated, driving without headlights, failure to keep right, driving across hazard markings, speeding, failure to comply to emergency vehicle and consumption of an... more

Man tries to falsely ID self during traffic stop

Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Wayne County resident after he provided fake identifying information during a traffic stop to avoid being arrested on a bench warrant. Deputies say that Garrick L. Powers, 25, was arrested following a traffic stop in Sodus and was subsequently charged with second-degree criminal contempt, and second-degree criminal impersonation. Powers was arraigned in Arcadia Town Court and... more

Ontario man faces 15 years as vehicular manslaughter case goes to trial

Jury selection begins Friday in the trial of the Wayne County man accused of causing a fatal motorcycle crash in the town of Sodus after allegedly smoking marijuana approximately two hours and 20 minutes earlier. Thomas Barto, 59, of Ontario, faces 15 years in prison if convicted in Wayne County Court of vehicular manslaughter for the Aug. 9, 2015, crash... more

W-FL Wednesday: Finger Lakes East teams get wins, Ganada edges Sodus

Five Finger Lakes East boys varsity basketball teams were in action on Wednesday night against out-of-league opponents and all five notched victories. League play is well underway in Wayne County and six teams squared off last night including a barn burner in Gananda. Full results and more below… Wednesday Night W-FL Boys Scoreboard: Syracuse IT 60 at Palmyra-Macedon 79 Last... more

W-FL Friday: ER’s Michele gets 300th win, Clyde wins double-overtime shootout

A busy Friday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes boys basketball that saw East Rochester Coach Mark Michele win his 300th game. Also, Clyde-Savannah survives in a double-overtime shootout, Gananda picks up a convincing win, and the first round of the Hall of Fame Classic was completed in Waterloo with Lyons and Weesport advancing to Saturday night’s final. Full results are below…... more

W-FL Thursday: NR-W’s Norris & Midlakes’ Burri go off in wins

Three games involving Wayne-Finger Lakes boys varsity basketball teams were on the slate Thursday night. In the game of the night, Midlakes travelled west to battle Bloomfield in a game that needed overtime to decide. Junior point guard Bryce Burri poured in 31 points as the Midlakes Screaming Eagles improved to 2-0 be defeating Bloomfield on their home court in... more

Wayne County man sentenced for aggravated vehicular assault

The Wolcott man who was allegedly drunk when he drove his boat into the break wall between Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario in June was sentenced to serve two and a half to five years in prison. The sentence was handed down to Lawrence E. Wiegele, 49, on Thursday morning in Wayne County Court after he pleaded guilty to first-degree... more

The Nature Conservancy to restore Sodus Bay Wetlands

The Nature Conservancy has been awarded a $193,521 grant from the Sustain Our Great Lakes program to restore and enhance more than 115 acres of wetland habitat in Sodus Bay by reconnecting floodplain habitat and assessing road-stream crossings that prevent fish from reaching spawning habitats. The effort is a partnership among Save our Sodus, the State University of New York... more

Sodus man charged with welfare fraud after stealing over $9K in benefits

Deputies assigned to the Welfare Fraud Unit in conjunction with the Wayne County Department of Social Services, report the arrest of Reginald Currington, 47, of Sodus. An investigation was initiated by the Department of Social Services when it was brought to their attention that there were discrepancies in signatures on paperwork submitted. Currington received $9,789.20 in benefits that he 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 woman charged with welfare fraud

Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies say that a Sodus woman was arrested after being accused of welfare fraud. Deputies say 68-year-old Mary Thomas failed to have her grandson go to the Department of Social Services. They say this was required of her, and is part of the program’s rules and regulations. Deputies say that Thomas’ grandson’s failure to appear resulted in... more
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