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How a Wayne County fire department became Palmer’s largest haddock customer during Lent

It’s 2:30 p.m., two hours before the start of the event, and Margaret Grant is settling in for the wait. “I have to be the first one,” the 82-year-old Sodus resident says with a smile.


Marshals: Bail absconders accused in Geneva robbery located in North Carolina

Geneva, N.Y./Greene County, N.C. – Two people accused of running away from New York while on bail for a crime in Ontario County have been located in North Carolina, U.S. Marshals say.


Man accused of killing mother, toddler back in Wayne County court

SODUS, N.Y. (WENY) – The man accused of killing a young mother and her son in Wayne County last year was in court Monday morning. Alberto Reyes was indicted for the deaths of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her one-year-old son Owen. He's charged with two counts of murder and two counts of tampering wit


Struggling Upstate NY casinos cut back on slots

Two of Upstate New York’s underperforming casinos have won state permission to reduce the minimum number of slot machines they are required to operate on their gaming floors.


AIM Program Could Be Cut From NY State Budget

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – With the upcoming New York State Budget deadline fast approaching, the AIM program is facing a $60 million cut. If cuts are approved for the program, residents in Steuben County could see a tax increase.


Wayne County man arrested in child sex abuse case

A Wayne County man is facing several charges including sex abuse, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies arrested 38-year-old David Morse on Sunday after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl at his home on Macintosh Road in December of 2018.


Deputies: Man arrested for DWI after struggling to put gas in car

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Rochester man is charged with DWI after stopping to get gas in Farmington early Tuesday morning. Deputies say they were called to the 7-Eleven on state Route 332 just after 1:15 a.m. for the report of a drunk man having a hard time putting gas in his car. There they found


Lyons Chamber Names Citizen of the year, 2018

The Lyons Chamber of Commerce and Lyons Main Street Program are excited to be awarding Mark DeCracker 2018 Citizen of the Year. Mark has been an advocate for the Town of Lyons and the Finger Lakes region for a lifetime.


Canandaigua man accused of tampering with evidence in fatal overdose case

Canandaigua, N.Y. – A Canandaigua man is accused of hiding evidence in a fatal overdose case. James Ohle, 58, has been charged with tampering with physical evidence. Investigators say Ohle hid evidence related to a fatal overdose investigation being conducted by Canandaigua Police.


Gov. Cuomo: Upstate voters, 'they don't know me as well'

NEW YORK (WHEC) -- During a nearly 30-minute radio interview on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed the Mueller report, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's presidential campaign, and the state budget.


Geneva woman arrested on felony charges following narcotics investigation

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday members of the Narcotics Unit arrested a 40-year-old Geneva resident on felony charges following an investigation into the sale of prescription meds.


Troopers identify 8 people hurt in Farmington crash

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Rochester woman remains in guarded condition following a serious crash that injured four adults and four children. The two-vehicle crash happened at the intersection of State Routes 332 and 96 around 7 p.m. on Sunday. The roads were shut down for several hours but have si


Newark greenhouse owner envisions cannabis-growing operation

The 30-acre greenhouse complex on East Maple Avenue in Newark was where Jackson & Perkins grew its world-famous roses for decades. That company left Newark long ago for sunny California. The most recent tenant, ERP Environmental Fund, which grew trees on the site — although never in the numbers orig


Ontario County fugitives facing robbery, kidnapping charges caught in North Carolina

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Authorities in North Carolina captured two people wanted in Ontario County on charges of robbery and kidnapping, the U.S. Marshals and the Ontario County Sheriff's Office announced.


Police: Man tried taking deputy's gun during hospital altercation

Canandaigua, N.Y. – A Newark man was arrested after allegedly trying to take a deputy’s gun during an altercation at F.F. Thompson Hospital. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says Roy Vandemortel, 27, got into an altercation with a deputy after being taken to the hospital last week. During the alt


New York State Man Steals Little Debbie Snack Truck

Maybe this guy just really wanted a Zebra Cake or one of their Oatmeal Creme Pies? In one of the state's stranger stories, WETM is reporting that an Elmira man allegedly took off in a Little Debbie snack delivery truck Monday. The 38 year-old man reportedly stole the truck from a loading dock.


Deputies: Man runs over ex's foot while picking up kid

SODUS, N.Y. (WHEC) — A North Rose man is facing charges after deputies say he ran over his ex-girlfriend's foot while picking up his daughter. Jonathan Dubois, 32, is charged with assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.


Former Waterloo superintendent accused of forcible touching

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (WHEC) — A former school superintendent is accused of trying to touch another man inappropriately. Seneca Falls Police arrested 89-year-old Richard Conover, of Seneca Falls, on Friday. He was charged with one count of forcible touching and one count of harassment.


NYSP Update Information On Farmington Crash

FARMINGTON – On March 24, 2019, at approximately 6:56 p.m., the State Police responded to a serious injury 2 vehicle accident on St Rte-332 and St Rte-96 in the town of Farmington. The operator of a southbound passenger vehicle on State Rte. 332 failed to yield the right of way, and attempted a left


Missing Wayne Central grad found dead in NYC

NEW YORK (WHEC) -- A missing Wayne Central grad has been found dead by New York City police. His family in Wayne County reached out to News10NBC overnight with the heartbreaking update.