Category: Benton

Multiple departments called to barn fire in Yates County

Multiple departments called to barn fire in Yates County

A fire in Yates County prompted a massive response during the overnight hours between Tuesday and Wednesday. Firefighters from seven districts, including those in Ontario and Yates counties were called to a barn fire in the town of Benton. By the time ... MORE
Benton, Fire, News, Yates County
Judge Cook says Khouzam confession can be used during trial

Judge Cook says Khouzam confession can be used during trial

Yates County Court Judge Jason Cook will allow the confession made by Paul Khouzam to be used in his trial. Khouzam is accused of beating and stabbing his mother to death in Yates County. Both 67-year-old Dr. Magda Daoud, and her dog ... MORE
Benton, Courts, News, Yates County
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Sunshine and a little haze (photo)

Fresh snow, some drifts, and a little bit of hazy sunshine. That makes for a nice afternoon in Benton. This photo was submitted by Tina Fenton ... MORE
‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers – By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th customers will be able to visit keukatogo.com, ... MORE
‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County

‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $10.3 million in investment, which will bring rural broadband infrastructure to more than 1,600 households, more than 300 businesses, and will cover more than 80 square miles in Yates County. It’s part of the e-Connectivity initiative ... MORE
Large structure fire reported in Yates County on Friday (photos)

Home along 14A in Yates sustains heavy damage after fire (photos & video)

The Benton Fire Department reports that they were called to Route 14A north of Baldwin Road for a house fire. The home appeared to be under construction, according to photos from the scene by Code 35 Fire Photography. Firefighters said that fire ... MORE
Benton, Fire, News, Yates County
Penn Yan man

Deputies: Penn Yan man fought with officers who responded to domestic incident

A Penn Yan man was arrested on multiple charges after an alleged domestic incident in the town of Benton on Friday. Deputies say Stephen Weaver, 40, fought with officers on-scene a ta home on Lovejoy Road. The incident unfolded shortly after 7 ... MORE
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Penn Yan man has to be extricated from vehicle after crash in Benton

A Penn Yan man had to be extricated from a vehicle after a one-car crash in the Town of Benton on Saturday. Norman Delooza, 66, of Penn Yan was trapped in his vehicle on State Route 364 following a crash around 2:30 ... MORE
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Motorcyclist airlifted from serious crash in Yates County

An Elmira man was airlifted form the scene of a Yates County crash on Friday. Around 5 p.m. James Jezorski, 64, of Elmira crashed his motorcycle on Pre Emption Road. Deputies say that Jezorksi suffered injuries to his head, neck, back, shoulder, ... MORE
Benton, News, Traffic, Yates County
10 fun things to do for under $65 on Keuka Lake

10 fun things to do for under $65 on Keuka Lake

Keuka Lake is a large and unusually shaped member of the Finger Lakes family. Sometimes called “The Crooked Lake,” Keuka Lake branches into two separate lakes on the north end. The lake is “anchored” by its two largest communities, Penn Yan on ... MORE
Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton

Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton

The Benton Fire Department reports that they responded to a car accident on Ferguson Corners Road on Monday. They report that a vehicle traveled through the front lawn of a home; and crashed into the house. The road was temporarily closed between ... MORE
Benton, News, Traffic, Yates County
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Waterloo man charged after hit-and-run crash in Yates County

Authorities in Yates County arrested a Waterloo man on drunk driving charges following a hit-and-run accident on Pre-Emption Road in the Town of Benton late-Tuesday. Erick Hernandez, 32, of Waterloo was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, ... MORE
Penn Yan driver leads police

Penn Yan driver speeds away from deputies during traffic stop, crashes into utility pole in Benton

A Penn Yan man is facing multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop in the Town of Potter over the weekend. On Saturday, deputies say Christopher Rossman, 28, didn’t stop for officers along State Route 364 when they initiated a traffic stop ... MORE
FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local 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 ... MORE
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Benton man gets prison for selling cocaine

Benton man gets prison for selling cocaine

A Benton man who admitted selling cocaine in Penn Yan last year is heading to prison. Scott Thornton, 46, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Yates County Court to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (a class B felony). He was sentenced by ... MORE