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Livingston County Sheriff Department’s Weekly Activity Report

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department has released their weekly activity report. Russell H. Maurer 62, Livonia, NY, was charged with Disorderly conduct on April 18, and was issued an appearance ticket to answer charges in Livonia Town Court on a later date.


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.


Towns consider major solar project in Rush, Caledonia

RUSH/CALEDONIA (WROC) -- A major solar project is planned in the area of Rush and Caledonia. The project would help power more than 40,000 homes in the area but the Horseshoe Solar Project will be massive -- with more than five square miles being considered. The entire project will be spread out ove


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


Caledonia and Dansville Residents On Elmira College’s Winter Dean’s List

Elmira College released its Dean’s List for Academic Achievement for the Winter 2019 Term. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who were registered for at least 12 computable credit hours and who earned a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher. Students making the list incl


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.


Livingston County Under Tornado Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch* for Livingston, Allegany, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties until 3am. Tonight there is a chance of showers early, then rain and thunderstorms through the early overnight. Some patchy fog through the early overnight. Some thundersto


Geneseo Police Department’s Weekly Arrest Blotter

Chief Eric Osganian released the Geneseo Police Department’s arrest activity for April 16th through April 20th. Joseph Floyd-Carter, age 24 from Geneseo, NY was charged with unlawful possession of marihuana on East South Street. Floyd-Carter is scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village Court on May 14.


Batavia Police investigating bomb threat at urgent care facility

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Batavia Police say the Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care facility at 16 Bank St. received a bomb threat via phone call this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The urgent care facility was evacuated and Jerome Senior Apartments were put in shelter-in-place.


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


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.


16 Boy Scout Leaders from Rochester Area Accused of Sexual Abuse

A list of Boy Scout leaders accused of child sex abuse was released Tuesday morning. Dubbed the “Perversion Files” by a Manhattan-based law firm, the list contains more than 7,000 names, with 130 coming from across New York State.


State police make plea for tips in 1973 cold case

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York State Police continue to investigate a 46-year-old cold case on the homicide of a young Rochester girl. On April 2, 1973, 11-year-old Wanda Lee Walkowicz, who lived on Avenue D, was sent to the corner grocery store by her mother. She made it to the store but never m


Henrietta Woman Arrested For DWI And A Drug Charge

Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Monroe County woman on DWI and cocaine related charges after a traffic stop. On April 17, 2019 Deputy Matthew Thomas was assigned to the Sheriff’s STOP DWI Unit when he stopped a vehicle on East Avon Lima Road (State Route 5 & 20) in the Town of Av


U of R president approves proposal to give safety supervisors more campus access

ROCHESTER (WROC) - The new proposal that gives armed public safety supervisors more access to the University of Rochester's campus was approved by the university's president on Tuesday.


Woman involved in Geneseo manhunt sentenced

GENESEO, N.Y. (WHEC) — The woman charged in connection to last summer's manhunt in Geneseo will spend three years in state prison. Sandra Brown, 41, was sentenced earlier this month on a conviction of menacing a police officer.


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.


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.


LCAA BASEBALL: Le Roy blanks Avon while Livonia, Geneseo, Warsaw and York also victorious.

AVON — The Le Roy pitching staff has been getting things done on the mound this season and that continued on Tuesday afternoon in a 10-0 victory over host Avon in LCAA D-II action.


Rochester Drug Cooperative could face the first criminal opioid-related charges

Rochester Drug Cooperative may become the major drug distributor to face criminal charges over the opioid epidemic, the New York Times reports. What's happening: The Southern District of New York and the Drug Enforcement Agency are wrapping up an investigation that began with an examination of poten