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Alzheimers Association Events in Seneca County

The Alzheimer’s Association Offers Programs and Services for Individuals with Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia and Their Care Partners. The Alzheimer’s Association Rochester & Finger Lakes Region helps community members who live with the disease and their care partners learn more about Alzheimer’s, s


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.


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.


NY lawmakers concerned about flooding as Lake Ontario water levels rise

The two state legislators who represent shoreline communities in Cayuga and Wayne counties worry that there will be a repeat of 2017 as Lake Ontario water levels continue to rise.


'No unnecessary travel' advisory issued for Seneca County

SENECA COUNTY - The Seneca County Sheriff's Office has issued a no unnecessary travel advisory on Tuesday. The advisory will be in effect until Wednesday morning. The Sheriff's Office says it was issued due to drifting winds and freezing rain.


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.


Seneca County Sheriff Snapshot for January

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JANUARY 2019. Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $36,520.38; Yearly Total: $36,520.38. January 4th, 2019: The Sheriff’s Office annual awards ceremony was held. Investigator Mike Strohm was honored as Officer of the Year.


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.


Cuomo OKs 21-day property tax extension for parts of Central New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has granted a 21-day property tax extension to residents of Cayuga County and some Central New York towns affected by a major winter storm on Jan. 19.


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: 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.”


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.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


A man was sentenced to 'weekends in jail' and 10 years probation after being found guilty of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter

Shawn Wheeler, 33, was sentenced Thursday for sexually abusing his 13-year-old step-daughter. Wheeler faced a maximum sentence of 7 years in state prison, with 10 years post-release supervision, but Judge Dennis Morris instead sentenced him to "weekends in jail," according to a statement from the Sc


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


Fire Department's tips for upcoming wind storm

Forecasts for Monday are calling for significant wind speeds in Ithaca, and the Ithaca Fire Department has sent out some guidance in order to deal with the gusts. According to the National Weather Service, the area will be under a high wind watch from Sunday afternoon until Monday afternoon. Winds w


Man Charged After Fleeing Scene of Domestic Incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 2/19/2019 at approximately 10:08PM, Deputies responded to the area of Wagner trailer park in the Town of Waterloo for the report of a domestic incident in progress.


Court dismisses Greenidge plant restart challenge

Greenidge Generation announced Feb. 12 that it again has won a complete and total victory—this time in New York State Appellate Division, where a five-judge panel unanimously dismissed the appeal of Judge William Kocher’s first of two rulings that the restart of the Yates County-based natural gas an


Sheriff Spike gives update on 2002 homicide involving 16-month-old child

Yates Sheriff Ron Spike has issued a statement following media inquiries regarding the investigation into a 2002 homicide – involving a 16-month-old in Dundee. The child’s mother, Kelly L. Axtell, who was 24-years-old at the time, found Ethan M. Eslick, the 16-month-old, deceased at a home in Dundee


Cayuga Street closed until Monday, say Ithaca officials

The block of North Cayuga Street between Buffalo and Seneca Streets is closed at least until Monday due to a water main break, according to City of Ithaca officials. The City announced the closure on Saturday afternoon with a Swift911 alert that said the road was “closed until further notice due to