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Update: Middlesex mourns loss of assistant chief
Update: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd., Canandaigua. A Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. at Crosswinds. Burial will be in OverackersCemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Middles
Two men charged with stealing handgun in Lima
LIMA, NY (WROC) - Two men are facing charges for stealing a handgun from a vehicle in Livingston County. Twenty-three-year-old Michael Ely from Palmyra and 21-year-old Bernard O’Grady from Bloomfield are charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.
Services finalized for Middlesex asst. fire chief killed in snowmobile crash
(WHAM) - Funeral arrangements have been finalized for the Middlesex assistant fire chief who was killed in a snowmobile accident over the weekend. Tom Hetherington served as an assistant fire chief at the Middlesex Hose Company in Yates County.
Attempted abduction reported in Geneva
GENEVA, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The Geneva Police Department is alerting the public after an attempted abduction Monday afternoon. Police say a 13-year-old male was walking home from Geneva Middle School, in the area of Pulteney Street near William Street, when a black minivan parked behind him.
Search conducted for man who went over Canadian side of Niagara Falls
Crews spent Sunday afternoon searching for an elderly man that was seen going over Niagara Falls on the Canadian side of the border. According to reports from the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Buffalo, Niagara Parks Police in Ontario said the incident occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday when the man, descri
Friend, firefighter remembers assistant chief as 'leader'
Churchville, N.Y. (13WHAM) - Thomas Hetherington left the Churchville Volunteer Fire Department in 2014 when his job required him to move to Middlesex, where he served as an assistant chief with the fire department there.
Sparta woman charged with DWAI
SPARTA — A Sparta resident was arrested on drug related charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 390, Livingston County authorities said. On Saturday, Deputy Shawn Whitford stopped a vehicle on the Interstate 390 for a traffic law violation.
Geneva Police investigating after 13-year-old was almost kidnapped while walking home from school
GENEVA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Geneva Police Department is investigating the attempted abduction of a 13-year-old boy who was walking home from Geneva Middle School on Monday. Police say around 3:20 p.m., the boy was walking on Pulteney Street and a black Toyota Sienna parked behind him.
Funeral services set for Middlesex assistant fire chief
MIDDLESEX, NY (WROC) - The community is set to remember an assistant chief in the Middlesex Fire District after he was killed in a snowmobile crash last weekend. Along with his service in Middlesex, Tom Hetherington also previously served as fire chief in the Churchville Volunteer Fire Department. H
Fire departments honor chief killed in snowmobile crash
ROCHESTER (WROC) - Fire departments are honoring a firefighter killed over the weekend. Tom Hetherington, the assistant fire chief in Middlesex and the former Churchville fire chief, died in a fatal snowmobile accident on Friday night.
Police seeking information on fatal Highway 17 collision
The Ontario Provincial Police Sudbury detachment is requesting the assistance of the public in relation to a fatal collision that occurred on Highway 17 on Dec. 16. At around 3:20 p.m. on Dec. 16, members of the Sudbury OPP and Technical Collision Investigations (TCI) as well as the Markstay-Warren
Luck runs out for lottery winner after cashing ticket
A lottery winner was robbed of $40 late Saturday afternoon minutes after cashing in his tickets at an Ontario Street convenience store, according to a police report. The robbery occurred around 5:30 p.m. around the corner from Ontario Best Value, 500 Ontario, police said. The victim told police he w
Cuomo calls for legal recreational marijuana in NY State
ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Monday for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New York, saying it was beyond time for the state to deal with the "debilitating criminal stigma" of prior convictions related to the drug.
Police: Canadian Man Leads Police on High-Speed Chase, Assaults Officer
The U.S. Attorney's Office has charged an Ontario man after he sped through a customs inspection checkpoint, led police on a chase, and later assaulted an officer, officials said.
Rochester man arrested in Bath for selling drugs
BATH, N.Y. (WETM) - A Rochester man faces charges for selling drugs in the Village of Bath. Bath Police said 23-year-old Jahari Hush was arrested at a home in the village. Police found crack cocaine, marijuana and a large amount of cash on him.
Deputies searching for missing boy
ONTARIO COUNTY (WROC-TV) - Ontario County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a missing 11-year-old boy. According to deputies, Jaceon Hadsell was last seen in Geneva at the America's Best Value Inn.
Forecast Discussion: 12/15/18 PM
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - AVERAGE HIGH FOR DECEMBER 16TH: 37°. Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Bradford and Tioga (NY) Counties from 2am-5pm Sunday. Tioga (PA) from Midnight - 1PM.
Former Rochester judge must face trial on weapons charge
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to dismiss a felony weapons charge against a former upstate New York judge. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports Ontario County Judge William Kocher on Thursday declined to dismiss a weapons charge against former Rochester City Court Jud
Law enforcement personnel respond to multiple Ontario County bomb threats
ONTARIO COUNTY — Law enforcement personnel dealt with multiple bomb threats across Ontario County including a Geneva hospital. On Thursday at approximately 1:49pm the Geneva Police Department responded to the Geneva General Hospital complex for the reported bomb threat. Simultaneously the Ontario Co
Judge rules Leticia Astacio must face trial on gun charges
A judge has denied a request to dismiss felony gun charges against former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio. In a written decision issued Thursday, Ontario County Judge William Kocher considered a range of complaints about the indictment and the process leading up to it, but ruled in favor