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State police investigating the death of former Orleans County man at downstate prison

COXSACKIE — State police and corrections officials are investigating the death of a former Orleans County man at Greene Correctional Facility. Delmus R. Tanner, 38, died Nov. 13 while an inmate at the facility. He had been serving a five-year term after being sentenced in 2016, in connection with a


Deputies seize crack cocaine during traffic stop on Interstate 390

Two Rochester men are facing felony level drug charges after Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies found they were in possession of more than 20 grams of crack cocaine and drug-packaging materials on Interstate 390, Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty announced Monday.


Support for the troops: Dwyer Peer to Peer program is serving veterans in Orleans County

ALBION — “When somebody goes overseas to do what we did in a combat zone, you leave everything.” Brad Smith was a member of the Navy Seabees when he arrived in Kuwait in late February 2003. He went into Iraq on March 27 — mere days after the invasion began.


NYSP: Man in trauma center after getting hit by car; Driver charged with DWI

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - A Clarence man was arrested on Saturday, February 16, after police said he hit a man with his car, according to a news release. New York State Police said Michael Eddo, 50, was driving south on Harris Hill Road near Main Street when he struck a man who was walking in his path.


Rochester, NY mayor wants to pitch Amazon again

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of Rochester, New York, says her city wants to “make a second pitch” to Amazon now that the company has dropped plans for a New York City headquarters.


Travel advisory issued for Orleans County

A travel advisory has been issued for Orleans County according to the Orleans County Sheriff's Office. Drivers are asked to use extreme caution and reduce speed during this weather event.


Passenger from Friday night crash in Byron remain in Strong ICU

The passenger of a van that struck a manure spreader Friday night on North Bergen Road in Byron remains in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital. Guarded condition at Strong means the patient is in the intensive care unit.


Carbon monoxide deaths case postponed for second time

KENDALL — The case against a caretaker accused of criminally negligent homicide in the carbon monoxide deaths of a mother and son was adjourned Monday in Town Court. David A. Wiley Jr., 39, had been scheduled to appear in Town Court for a possible plea deal in the case. It was the second time the ca


Designer Harry Allen revives his upstate New York cottage with subtle modernist makeover

When diehard modernists dream about country life, they tend to conjure images of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House outside Chicago and Philip Johnson’s iconic house of glass in Connecticut. Harry Allen, a multidisciplinary New York-based designer, appreciates the allure of those particular archet


Connections: How potential funding cuts could impact New York State's libraries

New York State's libraries could face another round of funding cuts. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget includes cuts to operating and construction aid for libraries, leaving advocates and patrons concerned about how many people – including those who live in poverty – will access the materials,


Driver hits police car during chase, passenger arrested

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Rochester Police officers handled a brief chase Saturday afternoon at around 2 p.m. Officers spotted a suspect vehicle from the town of Greece. The vehicle’s driver tried to elude officers on both sides of the city.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Buffalo Mayor orders police to stop enforcing low-level marijuana possession offenses

BUFFALO, N.Y. — During the annual State of the City Address on Friday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced that he has directed Buffalo Police to "cease enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses."


Man in critical condition after van strikes farm tractor

BYRON, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Friday night crash which involved a van and farm tractor. Sheriffs say a Dodge van operated by a Brockport man struck the manure spreader on the back of a tractor operated by a Byron man around 7 p.m. Friday night on North B


“Stage Whispers” Takes on Family, Food, and Footsteps

Family dramas have been standard fare in the theatre dating back to the ancient Greeks. As the father in Geva Theatre Center’s production of Stephen Karam’s Tony Award®-winning Best Play, The Humans, Skip Greer tries his utmost to keep his family together. After the curtain falls, Greer—especially i


Overlooked Orleans: Medina native was part of famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

MEDINA — Isaac Hawkins represents a significant tale in the progression of the involvement of black soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War. The son of Richard and Caroline Hawkins, Isaac was born at Medina in 1843. As indicated by early census records, Richard was a grocer who was enumerate


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Deadly fire in Greece ruled accidental by fire investigator

Greece, N.Y. (WHAM) - A fire at an apartment building in Greece that killed a woman last month has been ruled accidental, according to Greece Police. The Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office and Fire Investigator found that the fire at the Long Pond Shores Apartment complex on January 4 was not i


Local pediatric office sends unique message about vaccinations

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) – A recent outbreak of the measles in Monroe County has some local physicians looking for unique ways to get the message out about vaccines. UR Medicine and pediatricians recently made a video to get the message out. Now, one pediatric office is taking another approach.