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Suspect in deaths of Wayne Co. mother, baby indicted on immigration charges

SODUS, NY (WROC) - The man charged in the deaths of a Wayne County mother and her baby last year had been indicted on federal charges. Alberto Reyes, also known as Everardo Donoteo-Reyes, has been indicted on charges of fraud and misuse of a permanent resident alien card, fraud and misuse of a Socia


Court appearence postponed for Wayne County murder suspect

The man accused of murdering a woman and her baby in Wayne County appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. The hearing was adjourned but not before Alberto Reyes renewed his request for a new attorney. Reyes was indicted on two counts of murder last month.


Sodus man arrested on felony charges, held on no bail after domestic incident in Seneca Falls

Police say a Sodus man is being held without bail after police were called to a domestic incident. On January 12th the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Christopher A. Lennox, 26, of Sodus. He was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a


Police search Geneva HS/MS after threat found

GENEVA, NY (WROC) - Officers searched the Geneva middle and high schools on Carter Road after a bomb threat was found. School leaders say the bomb was found written on a bathroom wall Thursday afternoon.


Weekend snowstorm will be followed by the coldest air of the season with big impacts

A Winter Storm WATCH is in effect for the following counties:. --Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Ontario, Wayne, & Northern Cayuga counties from 1 PM Saturday until 4 PM Monday. --Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Steuben, Tompkins, & Yates counties


Cuomo budget proposal slashes aid to Cayuga County towns, villages

Nearly all of the towns and villages could lose state aid if Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2019-20 executive budget proposal is adopted. Cuomo's spending plan would eliminate Aid to Municipalities funding if it accounts for less than 2 percent of the local governments' expenditures in the 2017 fiscal year. Th


An American treasure lasts forever

LIMA — For over two centuries a hotel has stood on the same site in the heart of a historic community. Lima's American Hotel got its start in 1790 as a wooden structure that gave a weary traveler shelter and a hot meal.


Unusual assist: Cato-Meridian basketball player's act of on-court kindness goes viral

CATO — Two opposing teams at a basketball game came together for a brief moment of solidarity Monday night. A video clip from a junior varsity game between Cato-Meridian and Marcellus schools has gained widespread attention in central New York. It shows Cato-Meridian High School student Mason Cranda


Troopers looking for leads in 16-year-old cold case

State police are looking for leads in a 16-year-old cold case in Wayne County. A pregnant woman was found dead in Wolcott on August 29, 2002. Troopers say her body was discovered in a wooded area next to a fishing access road off West Port Bay Road. Investigators believe it was dumped there sometime


5. Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic

On display at the George Eastman Museum is Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic, an exhibit dedicated to the late photographer’s work. In 2010, Lyons began photographing in color for the first time in his career—a major shift in his artistry. This is the first exhibit to include his color photographs.


More drug charges for die hard dealer

CANANDAIGUA — A Geneva man continues to find his legal troubles piling up after new drug charges were unsealed on Wednesday in Ontario County court. Miles Nelson, 25, had a 'not guilty' plea entered by his attorney, Jason Housel after he was hit with new charges of third degree of criminal sale of a


Man charged with robbing Byrne Dairy in Newark

Newark, N.Y. (WHAM) - Police in Newark arrested a man accused of robbing the Byrne Dairy in Newark on Tuesday night. Police said they were called to the store on W. Union Street around 10:50 p.m. for the report of an armed robbery.


No vote yet on Farmington solar farm

FARMINGTON — The public hearing for the proposed 7.3 megawatt solar farm on the Smith farmland on Fox and Yellow Mills roads has been extended until Apr. 17, because Delaware River Solar failed to provide the Farmington Town Planning Board the information it requested, such as a soil study, in order


Residents Form Anti-Fossil Fuel Campaign

Following the announcement from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo last spring that one of the generators of the Cayuga Power Plant would be converted from coal-powered to gas-powered, multiple Tompkins County resident formed a campaign this past summer to cease the use of fossil fuels in the coun


‘Music Man’ rehearsals begin at Newark HS

Rehearsals for the March 1-3 production of “The Music Man” are underway at Newark High School. The early 20th century storyline centers around con artist Harold Hill as he masquerades as a boys band leader in River City, Iowa. He offers to equip and train the marching band, with the idea to skip tow


North Rose-Wolcott launches family reading campaign

North Rose-Wolcott Elementary students and their families are embarking on a reading journey with “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” one of the school’s designated books for One School One Book.


ID Elusive In 2002 Wolcott Cold Case

Few local cold cases have gone colder than the one State Police are reminding us of this week. Inside the State Police Headquarters in Canandaigua, four boxes contain one woman's mystery. Jeremy Kierst has been trying to solve it the last four years.


State budget proposal casts deficit worries upon CNY transit system

AUBURN — The region's public transit system is unsure how it's going to tackle an expected multi-million-dollar deficit this year. The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, or Centro, operates in four counties: Cayuga, Oswego, Oneida and Onondaga, and is an employer to 672 people.


From the Sheriff: Deputies working ‘for the good of the public’

The principal mission of the Wayne County Office of Sheriff is to preserve the rights of citizens and reduce fear in the county through the prevention of crime, protection of persons, property and the maintenance of order in public places. To anticipate and respond to events which threaten public or


3. The Magician’s Daughter

Geva Theatre Center’s 2018-2019 Fielding Studio Series marches on with the world premiere of “The Magician’s Daughter.” Written by Lila Rose Kaplan and directed by Shelley Butler, this show explores the ups and downs of a father/daughter relationship when the magician’s daughter quits their show. Pe