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Farmington man accused of having sexual contact with girl under age 14

Farmington, N.Y. (WROC) - An Ontario County man has been arrested for having sexual contact with an underage girl. Aaron English, 30, of Farmington, was charged with second-degree sexual abuse after an investigation into an incident that allegedly took place in Farmington in 2018.


Ontario County deputies to increase patrols on 4/20

ONTARIO COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- We are just a few days away from what's been coined "Weed Day" and deputies have taken notice. In preparation for April 20, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and STOP-DWI administrator Sue Cirencione announced there will be increased patrols in the area on Saturda


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Sheriff's office: Man with knife flips off deputies

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Victor man has been arrested after deputies say he gave them the middle finger and walked towards them with a knife. Richard Byers, 31, is charged with menacing a police officer, a felony, after an incident at the Speedway on Route 332 in Farmington early Wednesday mornin


Woman thrown from SUV in Ontario County 2-car rollover crash

GORHAM, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Two people are recovering after a serious two-vehicle crash in Gorham Tuesday night. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says a man heading west on Lake to Lake Road didn't stop at the intersection with County Road 18.


Motorcyclist taken to hospital after hitting deer in Macedon

MACEDON, NY (WROC) -- A motorcyclist was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment after deputies say his motorcycle collided with a deer last week. Deputies say the driver, 49-year-old William Watson from Palmyra, was headed east on Route 31 near Alderman Road on Saturday morning when a deer


Geneseo PD Releases Arrest Blotter For April 8th through 14th

Geneseo PD releases the arrest blotter for April 8th through April 14th. Lydia Volpe, age 21 from Locust Valley, NY was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny on Main Street. Volpe is scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village Court on May 7.


Ontario County DSS fraud verdict vacated

A Geneva woman’s guilty verdict of fourth-degree grand larceny was vacated by Ontario County Court Judge Frederick Reed. In December of 2016 Danielle Sapp, 33, was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing approximately $1,700 worth of daycare benefits from the Dep


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Ontario County sheriff releases March statistics

Sheriff Kevin Henderson reported the following statistics for March 2019 from divisions of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. The 911 Center processed 14,287 events: 6,959 events for the Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police, 1,159 calls for emergency medical services, 353 calls for fire depa


Franklinville man charged in connection with thefts at stores in Livingston, Wyoming counties

GENESEO — A Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, man has been arrested following an investigation into a reported theft from a local business, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Woman arrested in 'grandparent' scam

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) — A woman was arrested and charged after Ontario County Sheriff's deputies say she was involved in the "grandparent" scam. Merlyn Santiago, 21, of the Bronx, is charged with grand larceny after an investigation revealed she received thousands of dollars from an elderly victi


Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31

Deputies say a Palmyra man was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle accident on State Route 31 in Macedon during the early-morning hours of April 13th.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


CallVista’s impending closing means 75 more jobs lost in Henrietta

The expiration of a lease and an overabundance of staff members at other call centers has prompted the closing of a Henrietta-based business, meaning 75 employees will be looking for jobs. CallVista, a call center working exclusively with Internet-based marketing clientele, will close on July 15. No


Village Fountain and Bear Get Smacked Again!

The Fountain in the middle of Main Street in the Village of Geneseo was hit again by a pickup truck today at approximately 6:30 pm. “This is the third time in less than three years it has been hit,” said one observer. The first time was in April of 2016 when a tractor trailer hit the fountain hard e


Walk The Talk And Block NYC Pipeline, Activists Tell Cuomo

NEW YORK CITY HALL — More than 300 environmental activists on Thursday demanded Gov. Andrew Cuomo block a natural gas pipeline that they worry could threaten waters off New York City's shoreline.


Some officials worried about unintended consequences of expanded plastics ban in Canandaigua

Should Canandaigua City Council enact a ban on single-use plastic items, the Canandaigua school district will have to hire more people. Superintendent Jamie Farr — who along with Ontario County and town of Canandaigua officials on Tuesday addressed Council’s ordinance committee about the impact of t


Ask the Expert: Does New York State tax Roth IRA withdrawals?

I've had a Roth individual retirement account since 2009, and I'm in my 70s. I took a distribution for the full amount last month. I know there's no federal tax on the interest income, but what about New York State taxes on the interest?