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Geneva man arrested again on felony drug charge

GENEVA — A man awaiting sentencing on drug charges was arrested Thursday after he sold crack cocaine, according to Ontario County sheriff’s deputies. Jason E. Cato, 45, of 10 Goodman St., Geneva, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, deputies said.


California teen charged in Geneva sex abuse case

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- An 18-year-old California teen was arrested Thursday in a local sex abuse case. Marco Ferrer-James of San Francisco was charged with sex abuse in the first degree.


Sheriff's office looking for missing man in Ontario Co.

BLOOMFIELD, NY (WROC) - Deputies are searching for a missing man in Ontario County. Theodore Smith was last seen at Cheap Charlie's Bar in Bloomfield on Thursday. Deputies say he last contacted his family around 9:30 p.m. when he was leaving the bar.


Police: San Francisco man sexually abused "physically helpless" individual in Geneva

Geneva, N.Y. – A San Francisco man has been arrested for sex abuse in the City of Geneva. Marco Ferrer-James, 18, was arrested Thursday afternoon. Police said he had sexual contact with someone who couldn’t consent “by reason of being physically helpless.”


Sheriff Reports Underage Party Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report that on 2/16/2019 at approximately 11:40 pm, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of 52 Border City Road in the Town of Waterloo for the report of a large underage party.


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.


No. 4 Men’s Lacrosse Outlasts Hobart in High-Scoring, Turnover-Ridden Season Opener

Looking to begin its 2019 season on a high note, Cornell men’s lacrosse traveled to Geneva on Friday to take on its longtime rival Hobart and emerged victorious, 19-16. In the 138th meeting between the owners of college lacrosse’s oldest rivalry, 35 goals and 45 turnovers set the tone in what was a


Deputies: Victor man left three accident scenes, charged with DWI

Deputies say a 36-year-old Victor man was ticketed on multiple charges after leaving the scene of several property damage accidents in Ontario County. According to deputies, Erich J. Bohn, 36, of Victor was charged with driving while intoxicated and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Police: Seneca Falls man arrested after choking woman in front of three kids

On Thursday at approximately 6:09 p.m. police arrested a 32-year-old Seneca Falls resident on multiple charges following a domestic incident, which happened on Wednesday. Robert L. Hill, 32, of Seneca Falls was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and three counts of endangering the welfar


Judge Reed denies motion for mistrial after Socciarelli video emerges

CANANDAIGUA — Ontario County Court Judge Frederick Reed this morning denied Michael Socciarelli’s defense teams' motion for a mistrial after a New York State Police investigator admitted to forgetting to follow up on video from the night of the alleged rape.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Our View: Cheers and Jeers

A CHEER ... to the polar vortex. Yeah, yeah, we all were grumbling about the sub-zero wind chills, the frozen fingers and toes, and just mind-numbing winter blahs that blew in with it. But ... this: Daily Messenger news partner News 10NBC is reporting that a new study estimates that the polar vortex


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.


Wayne County deputies: Inmate strikes corrections officer

LYONS — A Rochester man is facing two felony assault charges after he allegedly injured a corrections officer at the Wayne County Jail on Feb. 14, according to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies.


Police: Auburn man threatened to shoot police, bomb station during domestic incident

An Auburn man threatened to shoot city police officers and bomb their headquarters during a downtown domestic situation this week, police said. Anthony M. Wagner, 23, was alleged to have punched, kicked and choked a 28-year-old woman during an early Thursday morning domestic situation at 38 E. Genes


Alleged Geneva abuser who jumped bail sentenced

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A Geneva man who pleaded guilty to bail jumping after allegedly beating a woman was handed time in state prison. Prosecutors tell our news partner, The Messenger Post, that 40-year-old Russell Carlson will spend up to three years behind bars.


Mike Long Steps Down as NY State Conservative Party Chairman

A political earthquake in New York State came last week in Albany when legendary NYS Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long announced his retirement. Long, 78, has served as chairman for 30 years. “I am fully aware that the fight for Conservative values carries on and that many battles remain, but I


Moment of silence to precede Syracuse-Duke game to remember Boeheim crash victim

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Sources close to Syracuse University tell CNYCentral there will be a moment of silence before the Syracuse vs. Duke basketball game at the Carrier Dome Saturday in memory of the man killed in acar crash involving Hall of Fame Head Coach Jim Boeheim this week.


Video surfaces from party where alleged rape took place

CANANDAIGUA — It was a roller coaster of a day in the jury trial of Michael Socciarelli, 34, who is facing six counts including first-degree rape involving a 16-year-old girl.