Category: Odd News

Barge frozen in Cayuga Lake ice (photo)

Barge frozen in Cayuga Lake ice (photo)

This barge is immobile, frozen in the iced over waters on the north end of Cayuga Lake as seen from Cayuga Lake State Park in Seneca Falls on Sunday. Photo by William Hecht ... MORE
Police: Newark man stole engagement ring from family member

Police: Newark man stole engagement ring from family member

New York State Police say a 26-year-old Newark man has been arrested after he allegedly stole a diamond engagement ring from the residence of a family member. State Police report that Zachary R. Patanzo, 26, of Newark was charged with fourth-degree grand ... MORE
Kenny rants on the Rochester City Court Judge who was stopped on 490 and charged with DWI

Kenny rants on the Rochester City Court Judge who was stopped on 490 and charged with DWI

Kenny rants on Leticia Astacio, the Rochester City Court Judge who was stopped on 490 with four flat tires and charged with DWI. Also, Kenny’s thoughts on the Syracuse Orange, Buffalo Bills, and the Mynderse and Waterloo boys and girls varsity basketball ... MORE
Ithaca couple gives historic house a new home

Ithaca couple gives historic house a new home

Bill and Susan Lesser always admired the architecture of the 1840s-era Greek Revival-style house at 341 Coddington Road while driving by it on the way to and from their own similar home about 200 yards down the road. The Lessers and other ... MORE
State working with Auburn homeowner to remove any remaining prison inmate bones

State working with Auburn homeowner to remove any remaining prison inmate bones

here may be more human bones from state prison inmates buried in the backyard of an Auburn home, and the state is working with the owner to find and remove them. The house on Fitch Avenue abutting Auburn’s Fort Hill Cemetery has ... MORE
A selfie of your election ballot? Not in New York State

A selfie of your election ballot? Not in New York State

As voters cast their ballots in this age of social media, capturing that experience with a selfie isn’t as simple as you might think. A century-old New York law makes it a misdemeanor to show a marked election ballot to others. That ... MORE
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Auburn man accused of smearing feces, writing graffiti on wall of motel in Oswego Co.

Auburn man accused of smearing feces, writing graffiti on wall of motel in Oswego Co.

An Auburn man is accused of trashing a room at a motel in Mexico that he was living in, according to the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say 64-year-old John Batuk, of Auburn, has been charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Those charges ... MORE
Exhibit collects odd items found in Auburn and Owasco homes

Exhibit collects odd items found in Auburn and Owasco homes

The two display cases at the Owasco Town Hall during the month of November are titled “If Walls and Floors Could Talk.” Many Owasco residents have provided material for this display, and I want to thank them here. The Auburn Citizen – ... MORE
Police: Auburn man arrested for throwing a small trampoline at a woman

Police: Auburn man arrested for throwing a small trampoline at a woman

An Auburn man is facing a felony charge after allegedly throwing a trampoline at a woman and injuring her. Abel C. Arambarry of Auburn got into an argument with a woman at his home on Thursday night, said Auburn police. During the ... MORE
Roof-top hangout on West Street in Canandaigua

Roof-top hangout on West Street in Canandaigua

On a cool, bright Tuesday morning we thought the Eye Care Center on West Street in Canandaigua had installed snow stops on their roof. We soon realized it was a flock of seagulls catching a few rays of sunshine. Photo by Nancy ... MORE
Bones unearthed in Auburn backyard are those of long-dead inmates

Bones unearthed in Auburn backyard are those of long-dead inmates

Like a lot of new homeowners, Eric Johnson II had ambitious plans when he moved into his tidy beige house this summer. He envisioned a swing set in back for his 2-year-old son, and a detached garage. But when he and his ... MORE
Quick Bites: Fine wines meet hot dogs at FLX Wienery

Quick Bites: Fine wines meet hot dogs at FLX Wienery

Here’s the challenge: while wineries seem to be everywhere in the Finger Lakes, there are long stretches where there just isn’t a place to eat. As luck would have it, we were a short drive from the FLX Wienery, on the west ... MORE
Drunk Penn Yan man tries to block roadway

Drunk Penn Yan man tries to block roadway

On early Saturday morning at about 1:50 am, Penn Yan Village Police arrested 49-year-old Leon C. Fuller of Sheppard Street in Penn Yan after a complaint of an intoxicated subject walking in the roadway blocking traffic. Officers located Fuller walking in the ... MORE
Canandaigua man charged with exposing self after walking around Thompson Hospital naked

Canandaigua man charged with exposing self after walking around Thompson Hospital naked

A 64-year-old Canandaigua man was charged with exposure of a person after allegedly taking off his clothes and walking around the ER of F.F. Thompson Hospital. The Canandaigua Police Department reports that Jimmie Jackson, 64, of Canandaigua was charged with exposure of ... MORE
Cornell breeds flavor-packed mega-strawberry the size of a plum

Cornell breeds flavor-packed mega-strawberry the size of a plum

Strawberry fans, rejoice. The newest Cornell strawberry variety concentrates intense flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand. Topping out at over 50 grams, Archer, the latest creation from Cornell berry breeder Courtney Weber, is comparable in ... MORE
Seneca Falls man rubs feces on holding cell wall after being arrested following domestic

Seneca Falls man rubs feces on holding cell wall after being arrested following domestic

On Wednesday at 10:05 am police in Seneca Falls arrested a 47-year-old resident in connection with a domestic incident, which occurred in July. Authorities say Otis E. Montgomery, 47, of Seneca Falls was arrested for harassment in the second degree, unauthorized use ... MORE
Motorcycle crashes in Ovid at 123 mph

Motorcycle crashes in Ovid at 123 mph

Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies report that on Friday around 7:00 am Terry G Stevens II, age 35 of 2135 Chapman Street in Ovid, was involved in a personal injury motorcycle accident on County Road 139A in the Town of Ovid. The Seneca ... MORE
Geneva man charged with intentionally running over birds

Geneva man charged with intentionally running over birds

A Geneva man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after he allegedly drove through a flock of seagulls, killing two of them. Deputies in Ontario County say that Joel Torrez-Diaz, 28, of Geneva was charged with torturing an animal in violation of ... MORE