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Seeking relief from high gas prices in Penn Yan
A former Yates County Legislator’s complaints about high gas prices in Penn Yan could lead to a meeting between the legislature’s finance committee and local gasoline retailers.
Vape pen found responsible for IC dorm room fire
From a press release from the Ithaca Fire Department: Around midday on Dec. 9, the Ithaca Fire Department was called to a fire alarm going off at Ithaca College’s Talcott Hall. Ithaca College Campus Police arrived on the scene first and reported heavy smoke coming from Room 115 of the dorm’s south s
Online predator targeting Yates County students with 'sextortion' scheme
State Police have launched an investigation into an apparent online "sextortion" scam targeting students in at least two Yates County school systems. According to the Penn Yan Central School District, an online predator apparently created numerous fake social media accounts, befriended students onli
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
Geneva police make arrest in bank robbery
GENEVA, NY (WROC) - Police in Geneva have arrested a man following a robbery at a bank on Monday. Investigators have charged 40-year-old Ortho Arnold with the crime. Officers say, around 9 a.m., he walked into the Community Bank and demanded cash.
Will state rules limit mother’s access to care?
Yates County Public Health officials say 151 of the 319 babies born to Yates County residents during 2017 were born to Mennonite families. Many of those babies were likely born in their family homes, and it’s highly likely under the watch of Elizabeth Catlin — the woman facing criminal charges for p
Penn Yan bar owner pleads guilty in sex abuse case
PENN YAN, NY (WROC) - The owner of a bar in Penn Yan, arrested after a disturbing video posted on social media last year appeared to show him sexually assault a passed out woman, has pleaded guilty to charges.
Men guilty of Sodus teen's stabbing death sentenced to prison time
LYONS, NY (WROC) - The men who pleaded guilty in the death of a 17-year-old boy from Sodus have learned their fate. Hunter Peck will serve 23 years to life for the death of Zackary Dwello. Vaughn Gray will serve 18 years behind bars for manslaughter with five years' post-release supervision.
GPD Arrests Bank Robbery Suspect
Geneva Police Department Detective Unit & Uniform Patrol, arrested Ortho J. Arnold, 40, of 16 Lafayette Ave., Geneva, for Robbery in the 1st Degree, a B Felony on 12.12.18 @ approximately 12:18am, .
Three men charged with poaching deer in Steuben County
Two Steuben County men and a Potter County man face multiple charges and thousands of dollars in fines and jail time after authorities accused them of illegally killing eight deer in Steuben County.
Parents alarmed after reports of online predator targeting teens in Yates County
PENN YAN, NY (WHAM) -- Tabitha Nissen has a daughter in 10th grade at Penn Yan High School. She calls the reports of an online predator disturbing. “Scared," she says. "Scared that they have no idea how to protect themselves and we have no idea how to protect them either. It can happen in the blink
Troopers release name of woman killed in Sodus crash
New York State Police say an 86-year-old woman died Tuesday following a two-vehicle crash involving a box truck in Wayne County. Troopers said Nancy Reibsome, of Sodus, was killed at Route 104 and South Geneva Road in Sodus when the vehicle she was a passenger in was struck by a box truck traveling
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
Three charged for alleged deer poaching
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y. — Two Coudersport, Pa., men and one Steuben County man have been charged by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in connection with a recent deer poaching incident.
Trial begins in Waterloo double murder case
Waterloo, N.Y. (WHAM) - Opening statements on Tuesday morning ushered in the start of a double murder trial in Waterloo. Emerson Tohafjian is accused of shooting three people, two fatally, in July this year on Virginia Street.
Police investigating shooting on Seneca Parkway
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Rochester Police officers are continuing to investigate a shooting that took place Tuesday on Seneca Parkway in Rochester shortly before 1 a.m. Officers say a 29-year-old Rochester man received at least one gunshot wound.
Dog boutique employs people of all abilities
Canandaigua, N.Y. -- The name is Bad Dog Boutique, but even good dogs are allowed inside for their version of spa treatment. The boutique, now located at 84 South Main Street in Canandaigua, is run by the Ontario ARC, employing people of all abilities.
One killed in crash on Route 104 near Sodus, road closed
SODUS, NY (WROC) - Authorities say one person is dead after it appears a truck collided with a minivan Tuesday afternoon. The highway is blocked off in both directions near South Geneva Road.
$1.5 million Canandaigua Lake home destroyed by fire
A $1.5 million home perched on the shore of Canandaigua Lake burned to the ground early Sunday morning. Located at 6529 Longs Point Drive in South Bristol, the house was built in 1929 and measured nearly 2,600 square feet. The seasonal residence was unoccupied at the time of the fire, which appears
Geneva police trying to ID bank robber
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Geneva police are trying to identify the person responsible for a bank robbery Monday morning. Officers were called to the Community Bank on Seneca Street at around 9 a.m. for the robbery. Investigators say a man wearing a mask displayed a handgun through a plastic bag and dem