Category: Odd News

Whitney Point alligator caught by the DEC, taken to Animal Adventure Park

Whitney Point alligator caught by the DEC, taken to Animal Adventure Park

The alligator that was on the loose in Whitney Point has been caught by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The three foot, three inch long reptile was captured Saturday afternoon behind the fairgrounds in Whitney Point after being recently ... MORE
Bloomfield 911 caller claimed he had a shotgun pointed at him

Bloomfield 911 caller claimed he had a shotgun pointed at him

Deputies say a 19-year-old East Bloomfield man was charged with falsely reporting an incident after he claimed that another individual had pointed a shotgun at him. Jacbo A. Gresty was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident after a 911 call was ... MORE
Red Wings to become "Rochester Plates" for one game as Garbage Plate tribute

Red Wings to become “Rochester Plates” for one game as Garbage Plate tribute

The Rochester Red Wings will be changing their name… for one game. To pay homage to the Flower City’s most iconic cuisine, the Red Wings will be playing as the Rochester Plates on August 10. The name change will come complete with ... MORE
FAKE MONEY: Police say 'motion picture money' is going around Geneva

FAKE MONEY: Police say ‘motion picture money’ is going around Geneva

Police in Geneva say they’ve received at least one complaint this week of fake money being passed off as real U.S. currency. Police say that local businesses and residents should closely examine any money they’re being handed to ensure it’s authentic. The ... MORE
Man jumps from bridge into Six Mile Creek while fleeing from police in Ithaca

Man jumps from bridge into Six Mile Creek while fleeing from police in Ithaca

A man jumped from a bridge into Six Mile Creek Thursday afternoon while police were tailing him in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant related to a domestic violence incident, police said. Lt. Dan Donahue said an off-duty deputy recognized Robert ... MORE
Aurora man builds amphibious tractor houseboat

Aurora man builds amphibious tractor houseboat

Theon Parseghian is used to cars slowing down outside his Aurora residence and workshop. It’s hard to miss the 32-foot houseboat on tractor tires in front of it. The 29-year-old mechanic, fabricator and welder said he’d bought the boat a couple of ... MORE
Ice covers the ground in surreal Tuesday afternoon scene in Union Springs

Ice covers the ground in surreal Tuesday afternoon scene in Union Springs

Strong storms powered through the region early afternoon on Tuesday and some storms contained a significant amount of hail. One Cayuga County community that saw the most hail was Union Springs. At around 1:00 pm today, Union Springs looked more like a ... MORE
Tiger Woods had a Turning Stone Elite Card at time of his DUI arrest

Tiger Woods had a Turning Stone Elite Card at time of his DUI arrest

A review of Tiger Woods’ police report from a recent DUI arrest in Florida brought about a small but interesting link to Central New York. There on line 11 under “description of personal property” along with his cell phone, key ring, watch ... MORE
Mets Mascot "Mr. Met" flips off fan

Mets Mascot “Mr. Met” flips off fan

All it took was a lapse in judgment for Mr. Met to gain a big dose of notoriety. The person in the funny-looking mascot costume of the New York Mets flashed a “middle” finger at a fan during a loss Wednesday night ... MORE
Lawsuit filed to dissolve Cellino and Barnes

Lawsuit filed to dissolve Cellino and Barnes

A major team in the legal community may be dissolving, according to court documents. Attorney Ross Cellino, Jr. has filed civil court documents in State Supreme Court seeking to dissolve Cellino and Barnes. At this point, there is no word on why ... MORE
Police: Seneca Falls woman called dispatch 24 times about incident

Police: Seneca Falls woman called dispatch 24 times about incident

A Seneca Falls woman faces multiple charges after police say she called dispatch 24 times attempting to report an incident, which police say had been handled. On Monday at 12:02 am the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Susan L. Ganser, 54, of ... MORE
Wegmans hash browns recalled for 'golf ball materials'

Wegmans hash browns recalled for ‘golf ball materials’

Wegmans’ hash browns are the latest to be recalled for, of all things, potentially having “golf ball materials”. According to Wegmans’ website, the company’s O’Brien Hash Browns 28 oz. bags are being recalled because “they may contain golf ball materials.” The company ... MORE
Dryden Middle & High Schools close after chemical lab fire

Dryden Middle & High Schools close after chemical lab fire

WHCU Radio reports that the Dryden Middle and High Schools closed early Tuesday, late morning, after a fire in a trash can inside a chemistry lab raised air quality concerns. At about 4:00 pm on Tuesday, it was being reported that both ... MORE
Finger Lakes SPCA broken into, puppy stolen from shelter

Finger Lakes SPCA broken into, puppy stolen from shelter

Officials at the Finger Lakes SPCA say the shelter was broken into and a puppy named Jed was taken overnight. The Finger Lakes SPCA posted on social media that they believed the 8-week-old puppy was in danger. They say the puppy is too young ... MORE
The craziest softball game Groton may have ever seen

The craziest softball game Groton may have ever seen

Groton defeated visiting Lansing, 17-10, on senior night Tuesday at the Groton Elementary School field. All 17 runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Indians trailing 10-0. “It was amazing,” said Groton head coach Ed Dow, who has ... MORE
Honeoye woman steals credit card making purchases at Best Buy, Taco Bell

Honeoye woman steals credit card making purchases at Best Buy, Taco Bell

A Honeoye resident has been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after deputies say she stole a credit car belonging to a co-worker. Deputies arrested Laurin M. Carroll, 26, of Honeoye at Best Buy in Victor after she stole a co-worker’s credit card ... MORE
Auburn police: Driver in crash was distracted by someone 'dancing' near Grant Avenue

Auburn police: Driver in crash was distracted by someone ‘dancing’ near Grant Avenue

No tickets will be issued following a three-vehicle accident on Sunday that snarled westbound traffic along a portion of Route 5 in Auburn, according to the Auburn Police Department. The accident occurred at 4:51 p.m. along Grant Avenue near Lansing Street when ... MORE
7 foot 8 inch tall Razorshark Bob Wegner makes season debut

7 foot 8 inch tall Razorshark Bob Wegner makes season debut

Nobody knows if the Rochester RazorSharks got better, but they sure are taller. The team announced Friday that it has signed 7-foot-8 center Bob Wegner, one of the world’s tallest professional athletes, to a four-game contract and made his debut when Rochester ... MORE
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