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Fundraising in Livingston County judge race nears $200k

The 2019 general election may be more than nine months away, but candidates for two Livingston County judgeships are already hard at work bolstering their campaign war chests in anticipation of Nov. 5.


Update: Winter storm watch remains in effect for all of WNY, with snows beginning Saturday

BATAVIA — A winter storm watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon to Monday afternoon all of Western New York. Heavy snow is possible, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Light snow will begin as early as Saturday morning.


Hemlock man allegedly drove with license suspended 18 times

Lakeville, N.Y. – A Hemlock man has been charged with driving with a license that had been suspended 18 times. Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies say they were called to Vitale Park last week for the report of a suspicious vehicle.


.31 BAC yields felony DWI charge for Livonia man

A Livonia man, previously convicted of a driving while intoxicated offense in Livingston County, is facing a new DWI charge after a breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol content was .31 percent, nearly four times the legal limit.


Deputies: Livonia drunk driver was nearly four times over the limit

LIVONIA, NY (WROC) - Livingston County Sheriff's deputies stopped a man who was driving way over the alcohol limit in Livonia this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Michael Donovan is charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor v


Deputies: Livingston Co. man raped minor, attacked neighbor when confronted

Leicester, N.Y. – A Livingston County man has been charged with raping a minor. Christopher Thompson, 18, has also been charged with second degree harassment. Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies say they responded to a home on Kingston Road last week for the report of a neighbor problem.


Livingston County Mounted Patrol reins in new horses

GENESEO — The Livingston County Mounted Patrol Unit welcomed two new horses to the force in a special ceremony. Erie County Mounted Patrol Unit donated two of their horses to the area. These horses have been trained to handle all sorts of situations in the city environment. They even handled over 14


Teen charged with raping child

LEICESTER — A teen is behind bars after being charged with second-degree rape. Christopher Thompson, 18, of Leicester was arrested after investigation into the case found he had sexual intercourse with a female less than 14 years old.


Sheriff’s Office offering firearms safety courses

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled four firearms safety courses during 2019. Sponsored by Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty, the voluntary course is offered to county residents or property owners who are at least 18 years old or applying for a Livingston County pistol p


Winter brings whole new season to Genesee Country Village & Museum

MUMFORD – From snowshoes to sugar maples, cabbages to queens, the winter season at Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., is packed with activities to keep cabin fever at bay.


Paralegal charged with stealing $35,400 from law firm

WARSAW - A paralegal has been charged with stealing more than $35,000 from a downtown law firm, Wyoming County sheriff’s investigators said. Cheryl A. Watson, 46, of Scottsville was charged with two counts of third-degree grand larceny.


Geneseo resident detained by ICE officers at Highlands Apartments

Justina Hoffman was close to panic. It was early Tuesday morning, before 8 a.m. and her four-year-old son, Kierin Mathews, was crying out in pain. “He had just woken up and was coming down the stairs and he fell from the top of the stairs to the bottom,” recalled Hoffman Wednesday afternoon. “I coul


Monroe County woman charged with stealing over $35,000 from former Wyoming County employer

(WIVB) - A Monroe County woman has been accused of stealing over $35,000 from a former employer while employed there. Cheryl A. Watson, 46, of Scottsville, was charged with two counts of third degree grand larceny by the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office.


More drug charges for die hard dealer

CANANDAIGUA — A Geneva man continues to find his legal troubles piling up after new drug charges were unsealed on Wednesday in Ontario County court. Miles Nelson, 25, had a 'not guilty' plea entered by his attorney, Jason Housel after he was hit with new charges of third degree of criminal sale of a


Loss estimated at $1 million in pole barn fire

GAINESVILLE — Losses were estimated at $1 million in a fire that ravaged a pole barn used by a trucking company early Wednesday morning. Eleven fire companies were called to 5032 Route 78 about 2:30 a.m. for a report of barn fire.


After heart attack, Brighton man encourages thousands to eat plant-based diet

BRIGHTON, NY (WROC) - A Brighton man says his love of baked good, fine cheeses and meat eventually caught up with him. Doug Schmidt says he'll never forget the day he had a heart attack. He says, "It was terrible. I was 49. It was back in 2008...... what was it going to be like.....research shows th


An American treasure lasts forever

LIMA — For over two centuries a hotel has stood on the same site in the heart of a historic community. Lima's American Hotel got its start in 1790 as a wooden structure that gave a weary traveler shelter and a hot meal.


Where Wyoming Ranks In Drug Overdosing Deaths

It's not as bad as you might think. Out of 50 states, Wyoming ranks 30th in drug overdoses. 70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017. The age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths increased significantly by 9.6% from 2016 (19.8 per 100,000) to 2017 (21.7 per 100,000). Opioids—mai


$50K bail set for man accused of stealing flea & tick medicine

A Rochester man was arrested after police say he tried to steal flea and tick medicine. 39-year-old Michael Papalia was in court yesterday. His bail is set at $50,000. Prosecutors will only say it happened at a big-box store in Victor.


Perry man charged with growing pot in 2017

WETHERSFIELD — A Perry man faces numerous charges resulting from a search of a trailer on property on Wethersfield Road in 2017. Brady Stoffer, 40, was located Jan. 7 by village of Perry Police Department.