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Canandaigua woman crash car, leaves scene of wreck; charged with aggravated DWI

Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a Canandaigua woman following a one-vehicle crash on County Road 10 on Thursday. A little before 10 p.m. deputies say Jade M. Fustanio, 37, of Canandaigua was charged with DWI following the crash. Deputies say she left the scene of the acc


Raising the grade at Ontario Center nursing home

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 other area


NY judge sentences sex offender to weekends in jail

SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Shawn M. Wheeler of Tyrone, N.Y. was sentenced in Schuyler County Court by Honorable Dennis J. Morris to weekends in jail and 10 years’ probation, and he will have to register as a sex offender after being found guilty of sexually abusing his 13-year-old mentally disab


Video surfaces from party where alleged rape took place

CANANDAIGUA — It was a roller coaster of a day in the jury trial of Michael Socciarelli, 34, who is facing six counts including first-degree rape involving a 16-year-old girl.


Phelps woman stole over $3K from Geneva ARC

Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a Phelps woman has been accused of stealing more than $3,000 from an ARC location in the Town of Geneva. Jill VanNostrand, 50, of Phelps was arrested on Tuesday and charged with grand larceny after an investigation into stolen funds, which exceeded $3,000.


Rape defendant in Ontario County Court claims it was ‘consensual’

Opening statements and first witnesses were called Wednesday during a rape trial in which a Hopewell man is accused of fueling an underage party and then raping one of the victims.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Stalled project in Canandaigua may move forward next week

The vacant steel structure sitting along the north end of Canandaigua Lake is a constant reminder of the hotel that could have sat on what is considered prime real estate in the city proper.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Adult cat killed in Phelps house fire

PHELPS —The two occupants of a home at 960 Cress Road that was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning were out of town at the time, but an adult cat was killed in the blaze. Ontario County Fire Coordinator Jeff Harloff and sheriff’s deputies are investigating the cause of the fire. They believe the fir


Cross Creek crowns kings, queens at Night to Shine

Despite winter weather and 50 mph winds that destroyed a welcome tent at Cross Creek Church in Palmyra, local contractors and event volunteers braved the cold to build a wooden version in less than eight hours.


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.


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Deputies: Farmington teen struck child on school bus in Ontario County

Deputies arrested a Farmington teen on child endangerment charges following an investigation into an incident on a local school bus. According to authorities, a 17-year-old was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he struck a juvenile on a school bus on February 13th.


Woman charged in Sodus double murder due in court

LYONS, N.Y. (WHEC) - The woman charged in connection to the murder of a Sodus couple is scheduled to be in court Thursday morning. Charlene Childers is due in Wayne County Court for a status hearing.


Local truck driver honored for heroic effort

Patrick Rutherford, of Farmington, a propane truck driver with Superior Plus Propane in Newark, recently received the state Senate Liberty Medal and a resolution from state Sen. Pam Helming, R-54th District.


Bail jumping takes Geneva abuser from bad to worse

CANANDAIGUA — A Geneva man will spend 1-3 years in state prison for beating up his girlfriend and then bail jumping. On Tuesday Russell Carlson, 40, pleaded guilty to felony second degree bail jumping and misdemeanor criminal contempt. During victim impact statements the victim stated that she still


Sheriff Spike gives update on 2002 homicide involving 16-month-old child

Yates Sheriff Ron Spike has issued a statement following media inquiries regarding the investigation into a 2002 homicide – involving a 16-month-old in Dundee. The child’s mother, Kelly L. Axtell, who was 24-years-old at the time, found Ethan M. Eslick, the 16-month-old, deceased at a home in Dundee


City of Canandaigua inches closer to plastic ban

CANANDAIGUA — City Council now has a early, working draft of single-use plastic ban legislation, although not all councilmembers appear to be on board with a proposed city law at this time.


Trial set for attempted murder suspects

CANANDAIGUA — Eight lawyers later, the final scheduled pre-trial court appearance is concluded and the attempted murder case in the shooting of Michael Cosentino will start on Mar 11.