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Brutal 2018 murder in Yates County: How did it happen?

Brutal 2018 murder in Yates County: How did it happen?
It’s been almost a year since a Dresden area woman was brutally attacked and her dog was killed— allegedly by her son — Paul Khouzam, 38, a man with a violent criminal history who had been evaluated by a physician, a psychiatrist, and others at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital emergency department and released just hours before. The woman —... more

Penn Yan man accused of hitting deputy after Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at CMAC

Penn Yan man accused of hitting deputy after Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at CMAC
A Penn Yan man is facing charges after allegedly hitting a Sheriff’s deputy with his vehicle after leaving this weekend’s Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at CMAC. Joshua Freeland, 24, has been charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, resisting arrest and failure to comply. Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies allege Freeland did not follow orders from deputies who were directing traffic, turning in... more

Felony charges filed after child abandoned at Penn Yan hospital

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Police say a Dundee man was arrested on child abandonment charges following a daylong investigation at a local hospital. Steven Roy Wingate, 36, of Dundee was charged on Sunday following an incident that morning at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan. Wingate engaged in a domestic incident with a child at the hospital and subsequently left the child behind.... more

Police: Penn Yan man accused of sex abuse, forcible touching

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A 33-year-old Penn Yan man was arrested on sex abuse charges following an investigation, which concluded over the weekend. Jay Labar Jr., 33, was arrested on a warrant out of Penn Yan Village Court. He was charged with third-degree sex abuse and forcible touching. Police say the charges stem from an incident, alleged to have occurred in the Village at... more

From Keuka College’s campus to criminal justice

From Keuka College’s campus to criminal justice
You’d expect to see a gathering of Keuka College alumni at classmate’s wedding reception or a college athletics event. But in the local probation department? Yet that’s the case in Yates County, where six Keuka College alumni are working in the same place with the same goal: to help give people a second chance. While the number of years on... more

Scheduled power outage impacts parts of Penn Yan Tuesday afternoon

Scheduled power outage will impact parts of Penn Yan today
The Penn Yan Electric Crew will be doing some utility work Tuesday, July 9. There will be a scheduled power outage from 1 to 3 p.m. This will affect residents on the following streets: Burns Terrace Rosewood Drive Glencoe Avenue A portion of Elm St. Please note that planned power outages involve circuit switching which may or may not cause... more

Police: Penn Yan woman let child wander onto village street without supervision

Police: Penn Yan woman let child wander onto village street without supervision
Police report the arrest of a Penn Yan woman following the discovery that her young child was wandering on the side of a road in Penn Yan. Bethan Washburn, 28, of Penn Yan was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after her child was found wandering on Clinton Street, near Jacobs Street. Police say that the child was... more

Red Jacket Park beach shut down over the weekend due to HABs

BEACH CLOSED: Algae blooms at Red Jacket Park beach
The Department of Health has issued a Blue-green Algae Advisory for Red Jacket Park. This Advisory was issued because a blue-green algae bloom has been identified in the swimming area. People and animals should avoid contact with any algae blooms, scums and colored water. The swimming beach at Red Jacket Park has been closed until further notice by the Department... more

Penn Yan Planning Board stands by moratorium

Penn Yan Planning Board stands by moratorium
A heated meeting of the Penn Yan Village Planning Board and developers Carol Genecco and Angelo Licciardello resulted in no action being taken on a site plan application for a senior citizen housing project within the village limits. This follows the adoption a moratorium by the Village Board June 21 that put a six-month pause on the construction of and... more

Village of Penn Yan pauses senior housing

Village of Penn Yan pauses senior housing
Village officials have adopted a local law that puts a six month pause on the construction of and processing of applications for senior citizen housing within the village limits so they can re-write a section of the village code. At question is the definition of the types of housing that is permitted in the R1 Zoning District (Single Family Residential),... more

Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 17th house built in Yates County

Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 17th house built in Yates County
A house with a red door has several meanings, one of which signifies hospitality and a warm welcome. Some consider red to be lucky while others consider the home within to be a vibrant place full of life, energy and excitement. All of the above are surely to be true as Yates County Habitat for Humanity welcomes you, the Yates... more

DEC says Penn Yan wastewater treatment plant corrections made

DEC says Penn Yan wastewater treatment plant corrections made
The village is complying with the terms and schedule of a Nov. 13, 2017, consent order related to the mistaken discharge of 35,000 gallons of wastewater treatment plant sludge into the Keuka Outlet. That was the update provided by the state Department of Environmental Conservation this month. The DEC issued the consent order after the village violated its discharge permit... more

Penn Yan board could vote on senior housing moratorium Friday morning

Penn Yan board could vote on senior housing moratorium Friday
The Village Board has scheduled a special meeting Friday, and it could include a vote on a six-month moratorium for new senior citizen housing. The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. at the village hall. The board had a public hearing on the proposed moratorium Tuesday. The only person who spoke was attorney Alan Knauf. Knauf was opposed to the... more

Fallen tree cuts power for 250 customers in Yates County

Fallen tree cuts power for 250 customers in Yates County
After a large tree toppled over during a windstorm mid-day on June 14 at the corner of Hamilton and Clinton Streets, a portion of the village, and about 250 customers were without power for several hours. Penn Yan Director of Public Works Brent Bodine says as many as 500 to 600 customers were affected by short power interruptions of between... more
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