Category: Odd News

You won’t believe the size of this bobcat spotted in Hornell

You won’t believe the size of this bobcat spotted in Hornell

Earlier this week, a large bobcat was spotted near the Hornell Plaza in Steuben County by an employee of the Subway restaurant in the plaza. The employee, Taylor Pygott, snapped the photo below from the Subway drive-thru window as the large cat ... MORE
Troopers arrest woman after fight at Little League baseball game

Troopers arrest woman after fight at Little League baseball game

A woman from Corning was arrested by state police after threatening and shoving another parent after a Little League Baseball game. Multiple parents called 911 about an escalating argument at a baseball game in the town of Erwin. By the time troopers ... MORE
Canandaigua man charged after firing a bullet into neighbor’s house

Canandaigua man charged after firing a bullet into neighbor’s house

A Canandaigua man was arrested after firing a pistol on his property that resulted in a bullet entering a neighboring residence and lodging in a wall over one-year ago. Ontario County Sheriff Henderson reports that on Friday, July 24, Eric. J. Dey, ... MORE
Deputies: Child left naked outside residence in Canandaigua

Deputies: Woman arrested after child observed naked, unsupervised outside in Canandaigua

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Canandaigua woman following an investigation on Centerpointe Blvd. Deputies say they received a report of a suspicious condition. Lisa Pearsall, 36, of Canandaigua is accused of letting a 5-year-old child outside without ... MORE
Penn Yan man arrested three times in three days, this time for harassment, resisting arrest

Police arrest Penn Yan man for fifth time in span of days after outburst at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital

Police arrested a Penn Yan man for a fifth time this week after an incident at a local hospital. Police say 66-year-old Mark Booth, was taken into custody after refusing the leave the hospital. They say he had been asked to leave ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: A Whale of a Tale in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: A Whale of a Tale in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

The amazing story of how Waterloo became known near and far as “the place the whale burned” in the late 1800’s. A mammoth whale that was captured by Captain Nickerson off the coast of Cape Cod in 1888 was embalmed and taken ... MORE
Drunk driver arrested after trying to pick up another accused of DWI in Macedon

Drunk driver arrested after trying to pick up another accused of DWI in Macedon

On Friday the Macedon Police Department received a report of two intoxicated kayakers flipped over the the canal and stumbling around. The caller was concerned for their safety as her child had to jump into the water to assist them. While officers ... MORE
Skydiver killed after plummeting into Perry cornfield

Skydiver killed after plummeting into Wyoming County cornfield

A skydiver was killed in an accident in Wyoming County on Saturday. According to New York State Police, the accident occurred around 12:04 p.m. near the Perry-Warsaw Airport in Wyoming County and involved three skydivers with the Rochester Skydivers organization. Police say ... MORE
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Second floating island discovered on Lake Ontario; Coast Guard monitoring land mass

Second floating island discovered on Lake Ontario; Coast Guard monitoring land mass

Days after a small island was discovered floating along the shore of Lake Ontario, a new, bigger island has arrived. From a distance, the massive chunk of land looks relatively small. Westpoint Marina Dock Attendant Kyle Napier drove a boat up to ... MORE
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Black bear spotted in Palmyra yard

Black bear spotted in Palmyra yard

A black bear was spotted off of Hydesville Road in Palmyra on Tuesday morning. Photos taken by Dick Leeuwen and sent to a Rochester television station the bear apparently targeting what looks like a bird house and feeder. Last month, the DEC ... MORE
Police: Toddler pepper sprayed by suspect during altercation

Police: Toddler pepper sprayed by suspect during altercation

Police say a 25-year-old Geneva resident, as well as a 22-year-old Canandaigua resident were both arrested after an investigation into a disturbance on Gorham Street, which resulted in a young child being pepper sprayed. Carolyn Godbolt, 22, is accused of entering her ... MORE
We have to talk about the alt-universe Syracuse Orange in Japan

You will be shocked to learn of the alt-universe Syracuse Orange in Japan

We’ve long thought we — the Syracuse Orange, Otto the Orange, our whole “orange” obsession — were unique in this world. Other schools wear orange, mind you (some of them poorly). But Syracuse’s use of an actual orange as a mascot and ... MORE
NFL player’s brother arrested in Ontario County, charged with manslaughter in New Jersey

NFL player’s brother arrested in Ontario County, charged with manslaughter in New Jersey

The brother of a New York Giants cornerback has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, according to prosecutors in New Jersey. A body was discovered at Janoris Jenkins home in New Jersey, which is 10 miles north of MetLife Stadium. Authorities have identified ... MORE
Bandmate pushes another during Color Me Badd show at del Lago; singer charged with attempted assault

Bandmate pushes another during Color Me Badd show at del Lago; singer charged with attempted assault

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says that on Sunday around 9:15 am deputies responded to del Lago Resort & Casino for a reported assault. Upon arrival it was determined that Bryan K. Abrams, 48, of Oklahoma City shoved bandmate Mark Calderon during ... MORE
Ithaca PD looking for disoriented woman last seen running into the woods

Ithaca PD looking for disoriented woman last seen running into the woods

On Monday at about 7:00 am, IPD officers responded to a residence on the West Hill of Ithaca regarding a check the welfare complaint. Officers have determined that a white female has knocked on the doors of at least two separate residences, ... MORE