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One sent to hospital after Ontario County crash

Deputies report that on Wednesday at 7:59 a.m. first responders were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 5 and Buffalo Street Extension for a two-car crash. Stephanie Labarge, 47, of Canandaigua was traveling east, waiting to turn left onto Buffalo Street Extension from State Route 5 when


Generations Bank promotes Phelps resident

Joe Scibona, of Phelps, recently was promoted to vice president of retail banking at Generations Bank. Scibona oversees the operations at all Generations retail offices. He joined the Generations team in May 2018 as assistant VP, regional retail director. He grew up in Seneca Falls.


Man charged with robbing Byrne Dairy in Newark

Newark, N.Y. (WHAM) - Police in Newark arrested a man accused of robbing the Byrne Dairy in Newark on Tuesday night. Police said they were called to the store on W. Union Street around 10:50 p.m. for the report of an armed robbery.


Waterloo native to walk hundreds of miles to send message to lawmakers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WHEC)- A Waterloo native is walking hundreds of miles to send a strong message to lawmakers. Ed Bowman, 75, is raising awareness for Clara's Law, a law aiming to protect people against abuse in health care centers.


Faulty stovepipe likely cause of Ontario County fire

Fire crews recused a dog and several birds from a house fire in Ontario County Friday morning. Investigators say that at approximately 9 a.m. they responded to a fire on Route 21.


Sodus man arrested on felony charges, held on no bail after domestic incident in Seneca Falls

Police say a Sodus man is being held without bail after police were called to a domestic incident. On January 12th the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Christopher A. Lennox, 26, of Sodus. He was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a


Ontario County sheriff releases December statistics

Sheriff Kevin Henderson reported the following statistics for December 2018 from divisions of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. The 911 Center processed 13,359 events: 6,240 events for the Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police; 1,118 calls for emergency medical services; 328 calls for fire d


Helming one of few NY senators to oppose entire election reform package

The election reform bills passed by the Democratic-led state Legislature Monday received support from several Republicans, but state Sen. Pam Helming wasn't one of them. Helming, R-Canandaigua, was one of the few Senate Republicans who voted against every measure considered by the chamber. The seven


$50K bail set for man accused of stealing flea & tick medicine

A Rochester man was arrested after police say he tried to steal flea and tick medicine. 39-year-old Michael Papalia was in court yesterday. His bail is set at $50,000. Prosecutors will only say it happened at a big-box store in Victor.


Rochester man claims civil rights violation in Ontario County Court

A man with an ongoing lawsuit against the City of Rochester Police Department claiming a civil rights violation appeared in court challenging the admissibility of statements he made to the arresting Ontario County sheriff’s deputy on an unrelated matter.


Car crash leads to DWI arrest in Phelps

Ontario County Sheriff deputies report the arrest of a Newark man following a motor vehicle crash in the town of Phelps. Deputies charged Edward Wesley Lotz, 66, with driving while intoxicated. Lotz was also ticketed with following too closely after the crash that took place on County Road 13 about


More drug charges for die hard dealer

CANANDAIGUA — A Geneva man continues to find his legal troubles piling up after new drug charges were unsealed on Wednesday in Ontario County court. Miles Nelson, 25, had a 'not guilty' plea entered by his attorney, Jason Housel after he was hit with new charges of third degree of criminal sale of a


Convicted killer, sexual offender Shrubsall set to return to New York State

He first gained notoriety after killing his mother on the eve of his high school graduation. Niagara Falls native William Shrubsall later fled to Canada to dodge a sexual assault conviction but got in trouble there for numerous crimes. He will soon be heading back to the United States but local auth


Suspect in deaths of Wayne Co. mother, baby indicted on immigration charges

SODUS, NY (WROC) - The man charged in the deaths of a Wayne County mother and her baby last year had been indicted on federal charges. Alberto Reyes, also known as Everardo Donoteo-Reyes, has been indicted on charges of fraud and misuse of a permanent resident alien card, fraud and misuse of a Socia


Tractor safety course scheduled in Ontario County

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County’s 4-H program will sponsor an eight-week tractor safety and certification program starting Jan. 31. These classes are for youth ages 14-15 to meet the certification requirement of the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Safe Tractor and Machinery O


New Ontario County Sheriff Sworn-in

For the first time in nearly 30-years there is a new Sheriff in Ontario County. Kevin Henderson was sworn-in as the 55th Sheriff at a ceremony in Canandaigua on Saturday. Henederson was in uniform and in the office at 12:01am on New Year’s day and has been on the job since but Saturday was his offic


Court appearence postponed for Wayne County murder suspect

The man accused of murdering a woman and her baby in Wayne County appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. The hearing was adjourned but not before Alberto Reyes renewed his request for a new attorney. Reyes was indicted on two counts of murder last month.


Intruder uses doggy door to break into home in upstate New York

MACEDON, New York -- A 21-year-old man is recovering from a head wound after fighting off an intruder who crawled into his western New York home through a doggy door. Levi Thompson of Macedon says he awoke Wednesday to find a 19-year-old former friend rifling through his home. He tells WHAM in Roche


Troopers looking for leads in 16-year-old cold case

State police are looking for leads in a 16-year-old cold case in Wayne County. A pregnant woman was found dead in Wolcott on August 29, 2002. Troopers say her body was discovered in a wooded area next to a fishing access road off West Port Bay Road. Investigators believe it was dumped there sometime


New era begins as new Ontario County sheriff is sworn into office

Canandaigua, N.Y. (WHAM) - A new era has begun at the Ontario County Sheriff's Office. Kevin Henderson was sworn in as the new sheriff succeeding Sheriff Phil Povero, who retired after serving in the role for more than two decades.