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Wayne County man faces arson charge after house fire

WOLCOTT — A Wolcott man is facing several charges after an investigation into a house fire. Dillon R. Hosmer, 20, formerly of 11860 Maplewood Drive, was charged Thursday with second-degree arson, second-degree criminal mischief and first-degree reckless endangerment, according to Wayne County sherif


Wayne County deputies: Inmate strikes corrections officer

LYONS — A Rochester man is facing two felony assault charges after he allegedly injured a corrections officer at the Wayne County Jail on Feb. 14, according to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies.


Ontario County deputies search for missing man

BLOOMFIELD, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Deputies in Ontario County are searching for a missing 48-year-old man. Theodore Smith was last seen Thursday at Cheap Charlie's Resturant in Bloomfield.


Lawmakers sound alarm on Lake Ontario levels

A group of state lawmakers representing areas along Lake Ontario are calling on federal officials to take action to "stabilize" lake levels or risk future flooding. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported Friday in its weekly Great Lakes update that Ontario is currently 16 inches above average — f


Webster school district sued over saw accident

The Webster Central School District is being sued by the family of a student after the girl almost lost a finger in a shop class accident. Lori Salerni, the mother of the 15-year-old student identified only as A.J.S. in the complaint, filed the suit in state Supreme Court on Thursday. According to t


Damaging wind potential may approach hurricane force by late Sunday into Monday morning

A High Wind WARNING is in effect for the following counties:. --Lewis, Northern Cayuga, Ontario, Oswego, & Wayne counties from 10 AM Sunday until 10 AM Monday. A High Wind WARNING means that strong and damaging winds will occur soon during the time outlined.


Domestic incident leads to car crash in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Palmyra man following the investigation of a domestic incident and car crash. Deputies arrested Ronald E. Lilly, 41, of Palmyra – charging him with harassment, criminal mischief, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.


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."


Woman admits to hiding someone in trunk to enter the United States

A Canadian woman has admitted to federal charges of trying to smuggle someone into the United States in the trunk of her car. Donna Pham, 46, of Ontario, pleaded guilty, before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara, to conspiracy to defraud the United States. She is facing a maximum penalty of


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.


Woman charged after $3K goes missing from the Ontario ARC

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- More than $3,000 is missing from the Ontario ARC in Geneva. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office charged 50-year-old Jill VanNostrand of Phelps with grand larceny.


Plug Power Expands Manufacturing in New York’s Finger Lakes Region with the Grand Opening of its Facility in Rochester

With continued support from Empire State Development, Plug Power’s new high-tech manufacturing expansion strengthens its position as a leader in cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell technology.


City of Rochester preps for windy weather

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Strong winds are expected to blow through western New York starting Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. The city says they have learned from past windstorms how to better handle this one, including plenty of emergency housing at the Gantt Community Center, as well as extra d


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.


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


Raising the grade at Ontario Center nursing home

HOPEWELL — The Ontario Center nursing home doesn’t look too good on paper. The overall rating at Medicare.gov gives the 98-bed facility a dismal one star out of five. But the facility at 3063 County Complex Drive in Hopewell is undergoing a major building upgrade, has boosted staffing, and points to


UPDATE: High wind warnings begin Sunday across region

UPDATE, 7:15 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings that will be in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning across the region, with wind gusts in some places reaching as high as 75 mph.


NY sex trafficking ring leader sentenced

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A 43-year-old New York woman has been sentenced for sex trafficking in multiple states and cities. News10NBC learned Thursday that Henrietta was one of the stops.


Wildcats too much for Colts to handle

They entered Thursday’s final with an enviable record. And the powerful Widdifield Wildcats exited having still never lost even a single set this entire season. The North Bay team swept the Sault’s Korah Colts in straight sets — and in convincing fashion — to win the Northern Ontario Secondary Schoo


Rochester man accused of selling fentanyl, cocaine to Orleans County

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A 31-year-old man is accused of selling fentanyl and cocaine from the City of Rochester to Orleans County. Jeffrey Farrell was arrested by Albion Police and the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force.