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Reckless drive on Easter Sunday results in Leandra’s Law charges and jail for Allegany County man
PERRY — An Allegany County man was jailed Easter day for alleged reckless driving, drug possession and struggling with police. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office started receiving multiple 911 calls about 3:45 p.m. Sunday about a car which had struck several objects in the village of Perry and was
Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole
WATERTOWN N.Y. â€” After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.
Troopers arrest Allegany County motorists for drug-impaired driving
Two Allegany County motorists were arrested Thursday for drug-impaired driving in separate incidents, State Police reported. Machias troopers said they arrested Andrew J. Worthington, 34, of Rushford, after finding him parked partially on the pavement on Maple Grove Road in the Town of Freedom. Offi
Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
Waterfront development in Allegany County
WELLSVILLE — Waterfront development may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of land-locked Allegany County, but the first trickles of change were evident Thursday night at a meeting of local stakeholders.
Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky
While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.
Allegany County sales tax goes red for 1st time in over a year
BELMONT — After more than a year in the black, Allegany County’s sales tax revenue turned red in the latest figures received by the Treasurer’s Office. The county fell short of its month-by-month comparison by $35,857.11. The three previous figures this year were in the black, beating the 2018 total
Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids
A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp
Managers now owners of Fassett Lane
WELLSVILLE — Fassett Lane Building and Home Center is back in its original location, and with new owners in the year of its 40th anniversary. The home improvement store opened back in 1979.
Olean Police review lawmaker's weed-smoking video
OLEAN, N.Y. — Police in the City of Olean, in Cattaraugus County, want to speak to a city lawmaker about a video he posted, allegedly showing him smoking marijuana. That common council member says he posted the video of himself smoking marijuana to show support for the legalization of recreational m
Hornell woman arrested in connection with overdose
HORNELL, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Hornell woman was arrested after police say she sold narcotics to a man who reportedly overdosed. Hornell P.D. says 23-year-old Dana Masterson was arrested and charged with criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance, along with assault. Police say back
With 2 kids in the car on Easter Sunday, Brooklyn, N.Y., man led police on 120 mph chase on I-78, cops say
A Brooklyn, N.Y., man hit speeds of 120 mph with two unrestrained kids in the car while trying to flee from a state trooper on Interstate 78 Easter Sunday in Salisbury Township.
Man Pleads to Burglary, Drug Charges
An Allegany County man has pleaded guilty to a number of crimes including burglary and running a large marijuana-growing operation. 38-year-old Christopher Herron of New Hudson was arrested in November of 2017 after police found 282 marijuana plants growing at his home while executing a search warra
State DOT endorses community grid plan for I-81 replacement
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A state Department of Transportation report supports tearing down the elevated section of Interstate 81 in downtown Syracuse and replacing it with a ground-level community grid.
Woman arrested after leaving young children in vehicle at Allegany Walmart
ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - An Allegany County woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. According to State police, Everlyn Raub, 31, of Friendship, left a five-year-old and a seven-month-old child inside a parked vehicle outside the Walmart store on Plaza Dr. in Allegany.
Historic Elmira, N.Y. cream ale to return this summer
ELMIRA, NY -- When Steve Shaw Jr. decided to resurrect an historic, pre-Prohibition Upstate New York beer brand, the choice of style was a no-brainer. It’s going to be a cream ale.
Lawyers spar over who is to blame for New York state's opioid scourge
Attorneys filled every seat in a Central Islip courtroom Tuesday to argue whether national pharmacies and a network of family-owned drug manufacturers should be held financially liable for the scourge of opioid addiction across New York state.
Cuba Man Arrested After State Police Pursuit
FRIENDSHIP, NY -- State Police arrested a Cuba man following a pursuit in Friendship on Saturday. Police said Cory A. Pearse, 30, failed to comply with a traffic stop on West Main Street and fled the scene in his vehicle, leading troopers to South Branch Road. Pearse then fled his vehicle on foot, c
Cuomo explains why he hasn’t spoken to transit chief in months
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists the reason he hasn’t talked in months to subways chief Andy Byford is because he deals with higher-ups, not a “division chief.”. “Why haven’t I spoken to the New York City Transit head since January? I was in Albany negotiating the budget, doing the total reorganiz
Cuomo says felons shouldn’t be allowed to vote while incarcerated
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he does not believe felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated, disagreeing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who told a town hall that he thinks everyone should have a right to cast a ballot — even the Boston Marathon bomber.