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Village plans 'aggressive' tree trimming campaign

WELLSVILLE — The tree canopy above the Village of Wellsville will be a little thinner this summer. Director of Public Works Bill Whitfield reported Monday that DPW crews will be embarking on a “fairly aggressive” tree trimming program this summer around electric lines in the village.


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


Hornell man arrested after heroin overdose, Police Chief warns of uptick in fentanyl-laced drugs

HORNELL, N.Y. (WETM) - Hornell Police arrested Dana Masterson, 23, of Hornell after another male had a heroin overdose. On Aril 19, police responded to an unresponsive male at a Hornell residence, who was in respiratory arrest.


Steuben County air given passing grade

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Steuben County, New York received a passing grade from the American Lung Association and was tied for first for cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for 24-hour particle pollution.


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.


Man Charged After Catt County Crash

An Allegany County man is facing charges in Cattaraugus County following a crash in Hinsdale on Monday. Sheriff’s deputies say 20-year-old Jacob Wilcox of Black Creek was under the influence of marijuana and had a child younger than 16 in the vehicle when it crash at just after midnight.


Falls cleanup at Belmont Dam on track for summer

BELMONT — Spring cleaning is on the mind of the Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation District. First, though, the spring rains have to relent. Soil & Water Executive Director Scott Torrey reported at the April Resource Management Committee meeting that cleanup of the Belmont Dam is on the agend


Andover Fire Department celebrates renovations

ANDOVER — Andover firefighters were suited up Saturday evening — not to battle a blaze, but to mark a new era in the department’s history. The Andover Fire Department broke out the Jaws of Life and cut the hose on its newly-renovated building Saturday in a “ribbon” cutting ceremony outside the fire


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — 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


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.


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


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


Steuben County woman charged with felony falsifying business records

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Amber Schoch has been arrested by the Steuben County Sheriff's Office on various offenses, including a class E felony. In January, 2019, Schoch allegedly provided false information to the 211Helpline and received a housing benefit in the amount of $119.98 from the Steub


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


2018 SAT scores ranked at 450 Upstate New York public schools

More than 2.1 million students - more than ever before - took the SAT in 2018, according to the College Board, the group that administers the test. Syracuse.com created a searchable database of average 2018 SAT scores for more than 450 Upstate New York public school districts. Enter a school name or


Bridge closing in front of the Bath VA

BATH, N.Y. (WETM) - In order to complete some repair work, the Bath VA Medical Center will be closing the front entrance bridge to all vehicle traffic starting on Tuesday, May 28.


Two people arrested after crack cocaine investigation

BATH, N.Y. (WETM) - Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after a no-knock search warrant was executed in the Village of Bath as part of a crack cocaine sale investigation.


Cuomo hails Netflix deal to create NYC production hub

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, will expand its presence in New York with a production hub in New York City, bringing hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.