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Troopers Arrest 2 Men On Weapons Charges In Ontario County

On April 22 at approximately 10:00 p.m., the New York State Police in Canandaigua arrested 19 year old Christopher Koons-Ford of Rochester and 24 year old Devon Madison of Henrietta for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree resulting from a traffic stop on Rte. 332 in the town of Farmington.


For sale in Upstate NY: Sodus Bay home with panoramic views of Lake Ontario

John M. Lacagnina Sr., loves his Sodus Bay home of 15 years on Lake Ontario. "Sodus is a hidden jewel of Rochester," he said. "Everyone talks about the Finger Lakes, but Sodus is the only lake that has access to Lake Ontario, Buffalo, St. Lawrence, Toronto, Canada and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean."


29-year-old charged with attempted rape in Ontario County

Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a 29-year-old Ontario resident following a joint investigation involving the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and Canandaigua Police Department.


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.


Engineers to present odor findings for Ontario County landfill

Engineering firms will present findings regarding landfill odor studies for Ontario County landfill at a meeting Wednesday. The special meeting of the county Board of Supervisors Planning & Environmental Quality Committee is open to the public.


Friendly’s closes yet another restaurant

WILBRAHAM — Friendly’s will close its Geneva, New York, location on May 15, a corporate spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. The planned shutdown will leave Rochester, New York, and its suburbs without a Friendly’s restaurant, according to a report in the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper. It’s a metro are


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.


Family Promise working in Ontario County

MANCHESTER — She was relieved — and scared. That’s how Jessica Brown describes her mixed emotions back in late September when she learned there was a place for her with Family Promise of Ontario County, which is a nonprofit that helps people who are experiencing homelessness. Brown and her 20-month-


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.


Family cleared to return to Phelps apartment after evening fire

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office provided an update to the report of an apartment fire Tuesday evening in the Village of Phelps. Deputies say that around 7:30 p.m. they were called along with fire and EMS personnel to 1 Flint Street in Phelps for a reported grease fire that grew out of control.


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


Statements made by former police chief charged in double murder inadmissible: Judge

LYONS, N.Y. (WHEC) – The former police chief charged in a double murder in Sodus was back in court Tuesday. Tim Dean – an ex-officer from Sunray, Texas – is accused of shooting and killing Josh Niles and Amber Washburn. The young couple was gunned down in the driveway of their Sodus home last Octobe


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


Canandaigua’s green efforts rewarded

The city may have earned the bronze-level designation as a Climate Smart Community for projects such as a solar-power array, electric vehicle charging station, composting program and others.


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.


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.


Pittsford man charged with DWI after crash

MENDON, N.Y. (WHEC) — Deputies say a Pittsford man was drunk when he went off the road, hit several signs and a guardrail, and crashed into a utility pole. It happened on Monroe Street near Rush-Lima Road in Mendon around 2 a.m. Tuesday.


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


Wegmans to go plastic-bag free in NY ahead of state ban

The Rochester, New York-based grocery chain announced the move on Monday along with steps to reduce the usage of bags, straws and other plastic items at its stores in other states.


Medical Society of the State of New York

Mark Adams M.D., professor and associate chair of imaging sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been elected treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York.