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Deputies: Woman hurt following domestic incident in Wayne County

Deputies: Woman hurt following domestic incident in Wayne County
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 27-year-old Williamson resident following an investigation into a domestic incident. Cody C. Thompson, 27, of Williamson is accused of grabbing an unidentified female victim on June 16th at his residence, causing obstruction of breathing. The victim was then shoved, according to deputies. She sustained injuries as result. Thompson was charged... more

Deputies have presence at Wayne HS after bullets found in parking lot

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will have an extra presence at the Wayne Central School District high school this morning as students make their way to school. The district says a handgun magazine with two bullets was found in the staff parking lot of the high school. After a district staff member found it, she immediately brought it to an... more

Wayne Central close to decision on possible removal of school board members

Wayne Central close to decision on possible removal of school board members
The Wayne Central School District says it’s received the final recommendation from the hearing officer on the possible removal of two school board members. Board members Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry are both accused of official misconduct. The two allegedly tried to enter the now-empty Freewill Elementary School. Now, board members will review transcripts from the hearing, documents, and attorney... more

Teen charged with DWAI drugs after Williamson crash

Teen charged with DWAI drugs after Williamson crash
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Marion teen following an investigation into a crash in the Town of Williamson on June 2nd. Deputies charged Alex J. Cantwell, 18, for driving while ability impaired by drugs, and ticketed him on several other charges following a crash on State Route 21. After the crash Cantwell was transported to... more

East Williamson fire hall on the hunt for its past

East Williamson fire hall on the hunt for its past
The East Williamson Fire Hall was originally a school house in the 1800s, before becoming the fire house in 1947. “If you lose sense of where you come from, you don’t know where to go in the future,” said Gary Dick, East Williamson Fire Department historian. During renovations, an old bell that once sat on top of the building was... more

Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes

Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes
With the hearings on the removal of two School Board members completed two weeks ago, the Board of Education at Wayne Central School District awaits an outcome. The Board made the following statement at the conclusion of the proceedings. “As of today, the proceedings relative to the possible removal of two Board of Education Members have concluded. The process the... more

60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County

60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County
The 60th annual Apple Blossom Parade kicked off in Williamson on Saturday afternoon. This is the longest continuously running festival in all of New York and is one of the biggest parades in western New York. The lineup for the parade began at Willamson Middle School. This year's parade theme was favorite things. RochesterFirst.com: Read More more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Felony drug charges filed after 2017 incident in Wayne County

Felony drug charges filed after 2017 incident in Wayne County
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Williamson man following an investigation into drug sales in Wayne County. Lee Shorter Jr., 47, of Williamson is accused of selling cocaine in 2017; and was subsequently charged with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; and one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.... more

Hearing wraps up for Wayne Central school board members facing removal

Hearing wraps up for Wayne Central school board members facing removal
Two Wayne County school board members had a hearing into their alleged misconduct that wrapped up on Tuesday. Both hearings for Wayne Central School District board members Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry wrapped up Tuesday morning. The hearings could have potentially lasted until Wednesday but were combined to save time. Back in September of 2018, Gallaher and Landry went into... more

GoFundMe campaign launched after tree falls on deputy in Wayne County while off-duty

GoFundMe campaign launched after tree lands on deputy in Wayne County while off-duty
A fundraiser has been started to assist a Deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office who was seriously hurt while doing yard work at a residence in Wayne County. A GoFundMe was started to assist Caley Gaziano, who has been a deputy for six years has raised more than $11,500 as of Tuesday morning. The fundraising goal has been set... more

Career exploration opportunities in Webster this week

Career exploration opportunities in Webster this week
Boulter Industrial Contractors will host Lift & Move USA, a skilled trades career exploration event, on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 655 Basket Road, Webster, New York 14580. The hands-on program will provide an authentic way for high school students to learn about the skills needed and careers available in the manufacturing and construction... more

Williamson man facing federal charges for alleged cocaine purchases

Williamson man facing federal charges for alleged cocaine purchases
A Williamson man arrested after dropping bags of cocaine in a Sodus market is now facing federal charges. Holsey Wedlow was charged by Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies for an alleged 2017 incident, in which they say he dropped bags of cocaine in a Sodus market. He is now facing a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. If... more

Intoxicated driver leads police on pursuit in Wayne County

Intoxicated driver leads police on pursuit in Wayne County
Troopers say a Watertown resident was arrested on multiple charges – including felony driving while intoxicated, after a pursuit on State Route 104 in the Town of Butler over the weekend. On Friday Lewis W. Hall, 52, of Watertown was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, four counts of possession of an open container, eight counts of unlicensed operation, eight... more

Marion driver charged with felony DWI after being parked illegally

Marion driver charged with felony DWI after being parked illegally
State Police arrested a 45-year-old Marion resident on felony DWI charges following an incident in Williamson. Zachary Levine, 45, of Marion was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, and parking in a handicapped zone. Troopers responded to the report of a person parked in a handicapped zone on Pearsall Street in Williamson. Levine... more

At age 93, Williamson WWII veteran receives high school diploma

At age 93, Williamson WWII veteran receives high school diploma
In his 93 years, Starford Steinhoff has accomplished quite a bit. Among those accomplishments: Honorably serving the U.S. during World War II. He served in the Army’s 66th Infantry and fought in the European theater – primarily in France. Mr. Steinhoff, or “Star” as he known, was drafted right out of high school – and, because of that, did not... more

Wayne Central grad who had been missing for 50 days found dead in NYC

Missing Wayne Central grad found dead in NYC
A missing Wayne Central graduate, who was living in Brooklyn, has been found dead, according to authorities. James Johnston, 31, disappeared from his Brooklyn apartment in January. However, after more than 50 days of searching – family of Johnston say they received a call from police in New York. A body had been recovered, and investigators believed the body was... more
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