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Drug Task Force, FBI arrest four in Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS - Four people were arrested after the Livingston County Drug Task Force and Federal Bureau of Investigation executed search and arrest warrants in the village of Mount Morris on Wednesday night.


Livingston County Sheriff’s Department Arrest Blotter From February 4th Through 11th

Russell A. Rawleigh, 62, Mt. Morris, NY, was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Registration on February 8 and was released on an appearance ticket to answer charges in Leicester Town Court on a later date.


4 arrested in Mt. Morris after cocaine trafficking investigation

MT. MORRIS (WHEC) -- Four people have been arrested following an 18-month investigation into cocaine trafficking in Livingston County. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the four Mt. Morris residents were arrested Wednesday after deputies, police, and members of the FBI executed search warrants in the vi


Search warrants executed by deputies, FBI in Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (WHEC) -- According to a tweet sent out by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, search warrants were executed in Mt. Morris Wednesday evening. The sheriff's office was assisted by members of the Livingston County Drug Task Force, the Mount Morris Police Department, and the FBI.


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,


Livingston County plans second Community Clean Up event

GENESEO – Livingston County will stage its second annual Community Clean Up Event on the weekend of April 27. The County is calling on community groups, local organizations, and individuals to commemorate Earth Day by hosting a local Clean Up event or volunteering in a local event. The goal is to un


Invasion of Privacy: Student discovers new loves through extracurricular involvement

Psychology and English creative writing double major sophomore Aliyha Gill has happily discovered her passions through Geneseo’s various clubs and organizations. Gill has established a connectedness, specifically to MiNT Magazine, a student-run magazine that solely revolves around the mechanics of c


Livingston County 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Results

The Horse Bowl and Hippology events are the equivalent of playing “Jeopardy” in the horse world. The teams compete against each listening to questions, hitting a buzzer and then answering the question. The questions are about anything in the horse world and require a broad based knowledge in order t


Activist Janaya Khan urges students to change approach toward racism

Geneseo was privileged to have Janaya Khan, one of the founding members of the Canadian Black Lives Matter movement, speak in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom on Feb 13. Khan is a black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist dedicated to social justice and reform. Khan addressed misconceptions ab


Intruder reported inside sorority house near SUNY Geneseo

GENESEO, N.Y. (WHEC) – Police are investigating an intruder reported inside of a sorority house near the SUNY Geneseo campus. Around 3 a.m. Sunday, a student inside the Alpha Kappa Phi sorority house saw a strange man in the living room, according to Police Chief Eric Osganian.


Springwater crash investigation leads to felony charges for Wayland teen, recovery of stolen bus

SPRINGWATER – An investigation into a motor vehicle crash in Springwater had lead to felony charges against a Wayland resident and the recovery of a stolen vehicle, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.


High wind watches begin Sunday across region

The National Weather Service has issued high wind watches that will be in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning across the region, where wind gusts in some places could be as high as 75 mph.


Residential life security must be improved to ensure student safety

Geneseo has many safety measures put in place to protect residence halls on campus which keep people from entering them. For example, key cards are the only way to enter residence halls and allow building resident’s cards only to work after a certain time.


Illegal day care operator faces record $440,000 fine

A Wyoming County woman hid children in the attic of her illegal day care when investigators knocked at her door, according to a state agency that licenses day cares. Three years after a judge ordered her to shut down, Maureen Szwaczkowski continued to pack children into her home, investigators alleg


WATCH: Sheriff briefs media on drug bust in Mt. Morris

MT. MORRIS, NY (WROC) - After an apparent drug bust in the Village of Mount Morris Wednesday evening, the sheriff's office is holding a news conference Thursday afternoon. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty is expected to provide an update around 1 p.m.


Four Mt. Morris residents arrested in cocaine bust

MT. MORRIS, NY (WROC) - Four people have been arrested after a cocaine bust in Mount Morris. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the four individuals were arrested after deputies, police and FBI members executed two search warrants in the village.


Campus community mourns loss of caring, kind student Rachael Christianson

Psychology major senior Rachael Christianson passed away on Feb. 10, according to an email from President Denise Battles to the college community on Feb. 13. Battles writes that Rachael’s “academic record reflected a breadth of interest in several fields, including the math cluster she took along wi


Pavilion girls advance in Class C3 sectionals

Number 8 seed Pavilion knocked off #9 seed Dundee on Wednesday night at home in a Class 3 Section V playoff game, 36-31, in girls basketball. For the Golden Gophers, Lindsay Lowe cored nine points, Aprile Beehler and Bri Hirsman each scored eight points, Lauren Kingsley scored seven, and Karlee Zink


Geneseo Police Department Reports Two Arrests

Chief Eric Osganian reports that the Geneseo Police Department had the following activity:. by Covered Wagon Tours, A Division of Niagara Scenic Tours - 5 days ago. Casey White, age 17 from Geneseo, NY was charged with criminal possession of stolen property. It is alleged the White was in possession


Murder suspect's phone at issue in evidence hearing

At an evidence hearing today in the murder case proceedings against Richard D. Hanes, his defense attorney argued that Judge Charles Zambito should not allow his client's mobile phone and its content to be presented to a jury if the case goes to trial.