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Rape defendant in Ontario County Court claims it was ‘consensual’
Opening statements and first witnesses were called Wednesday during a rape trial in which a Hopewell man is accused of fueling an underage party and then raping one of the victims.
Deputies: Farmington teen struck child on school bus in Ontario County
Deputies arrested a Farmington teen on child endangerment charges following an investigation into an incident on a local school bus. According to authorities, a 17-year-old was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he struck a juvenile on a school bus on February 13th.
Stalled project in Canandaigua may move forward next week
The vacant steel structure sitting along the north end of Canandaigua Lake is a constant reminder of the hotel that could have sat on what is considered prime real estate in the city proper.
New York State STAR program reimbursement by county
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim
Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons
A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,
Local truck driver honored for heroic effort
Patrick Rutherford, of Farmington, a propane truck driver with Superior Plus Propane in Newark, recently received the state Senate Liberty Medal and a resolution from state Sen. Pam Helming, R-54th District.
Woman charged in Sodus double murder due in court
LYONS, N.Y. (WHEC) - The woman charged in connection to the murder of a Sodus couple is scheduled to be in court Thursday morning. Charlene Childers is due in Wayne County Court for a status hearing.
Supervisor Ingalsbe speaks to Farmington-Victor Kiwanis
Peter Ingalsbe, supervisor of the town of Farmington, recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Farmington-Victor during one of its regular meetings. Ingalsbe detailed the planned growth occurring in the town, one of many in New York experiencing significant growth in population.
Four teens arrested after "horrific" gang assault
Rochester NY, WROC-TV - Rochester police say four teenagers are facing gang assault charges after what police call a "horrific" and "completely unprovoked" attack. Police responded to a 911 call from someone reporting an assault being streamed live on Facebook. The call came in around 3:30 p.m. Wedn
City of Canandaigua inches closer to plastic ban
CANANDAIGUA — City Council now has a early, working draft of single-use plastic ban legislation, although not all councilmembers appear to be on board with a proposed city law at this time.
Newark man arrested on drug charges after hiding in freezing creek
Newark, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Newark man was arrested and treated for hypothermia after state police said he hid from them in a creek Tuesday night. Our news partners at the Times of Wayne County reported the incident began with a traffic stop at 9:20 p.m. in front of the Newark Walmart on Route 31 on Tue
Trial set for attempted murder suspects
CANANDAIGUA — Eight lawyers later, the final scheduled pre-trial court appearance is concluded and the attempted murder case in the shooting of Michael Cosentino will start on Mar 11.
Deputies: Rochester man arrested for driving with license suspended 21 times
Lima, N.Y. – A Rochester man is facing felony charges after being pulled over in Livingston County. Sheriff’s deputies say Gene Brown, 40, was found to be under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop last week.
Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history
CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."
Adult cat killed in Phelps house fire
PHELPS —The two occupants of a home at 960 Cress Road that was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning were out of town at the time, but an adult cat was killed in the blaze. Ontario County Fire Coordinator Jeff Harloff and sheriff’s deputies are investigating the cause of the fire. They believe the fir
Victor Garden Club selling flower pots
The Victor Garden Club is selling 11-inch plastic, clay-looking flower pots filled with purple and pink Supertunia, verbena and angelonia as a fundraiser through March 27. Each pot costs $20. Send cash or checks to Mary Duprey, Victor Garden Club, 7640 Pine Tree Drive, Victor, New York, 14564. Check
New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says
New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any
Phelps woman stole over $3K from Geneva ARC
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a Phelps woman has been accused of stealing more than $3,000 from an ARC location in the Town of Geneva. Jill VanNostrand, 50, of Phelps was arrested on Tuesday and charged with grand larceny after an investigation into stolen funds, which exceeded $3,000.
Icy road conditions lead to Wed. night crash on I-490: Deputies
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Deputies say icy conditions caused a car to slide and overturn on I-490 Wednesday night. It happened just after 10 p.m. near the East Rochester exit. A 25-year woman was driving westbound on I-490 in the left lane, when her car slid on ice, hit the median, then overturned.
More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State
February 21, 2019 — New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including a proposal from the companies behind the “South Fork Wind Farm,” which have proposed a new “Sunrise Wind” project that if selected would be sited ove