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Perry man charged with growing pot in 2017

WETHERSFIELD — A Perry man faces numerous charges resulting from a search of a trailer on property on Wethersfield Road in 2017. Brady Stoffer, 40, was located Jan. 7 by village of Perry Police Department.


Monroe County woman charged with stealing over $35,000 from former Wyoming County employer

(WIVB) - A Monroe County woman has been accused of stealing over $35,000 from a former employer while employed there. Cheryl A. Watson, 46, of Scottsville, was charged with two counts of third degree grand larceny by the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office.


Teen charged with raping child

LEICESTER — A teen is behind bars after being charged with second-degree rape. Christopher Thompson, 18, of Leicester was arrested after investigation into the case found he had sexual intercourse with a female less than 14 years old.


Ulster County's new sheriff sees marijuana legalization in NY state as inevitable

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The legalization of marijuana in New York state is a virtual certainty, but until it is final, arrests for possession of small quantities of marijuana “will not be a priority” for the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, new Sheriff Juan Figueroa said Thursday.


No federal funding recommended for Perry transportation study

PERRY — The Genesee Transportation Council says no federal funding is recommended for a village of Perry transportation and access study of Center Street. The village applied for $42,500, the majority of funding needed for a $50,000 study.


Deputies: Livonia drunk driver was nearly four times over the limit

LIVONIA, NY (WROC) - Livingston County Sheriff's deputies stopped a man who was driving way over the alcohol limit in Livonia this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Michael Donovan is charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor v


H.S. BOYS HOOPS: Perry stuns Avon in OT on Grover’s trifecta.

AVON — It was an up-and-down start to the season for first-year head coach Brian Ellsworth and his Perry boys hoops teams but things have been on the upswing of late and that was solidified on Tuesday night.


Loss estimated at $1 million in pole barn fire

GAINESVILLE — Losses were estimated at $1 million in a fire that ravaged a pole barn used by a trucking company early Wednesday morning. Eleven fire companies were called to 5032 Route 78 about 2:30 a.m. for a report of barn fire.


Suspicious vehicle report yields felony unlicensed operation charge

LAKEVILLE - A report of a suspicious vehicle in Vitale Park led to a felony charge against a Hemlock man, says the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Michael Phillips investigated a complaint Jan. 11 of a vehicle that was parked near a shed at Vitale Park.


New smoke detector law in New York State

UTICA, N.Y. - This year a new law is taking effect in New York State aimed at increasing your odds of escaping during a fire. If you've been tempted to take out the batteries of your smoke detector, this new law will prevent you from doing that.


Where Wyoming Ranks In Drug Overdosing Deaths

It's not as bad as you might think. Out of 50 states, Wyoming ranks 30th in drug overdoses. 70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017. The age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths increased significantly by 9.6% from 2016 (19.8 per 100,000) to 2017 (21.7 per 100,000). Opioids—mai


Update: Winter storm watch remains in effect for all of WNY, with snows beginning Saturday

BATAVIA — A winter storm watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon to Monday afternoon all of Western New York. Heavy snow is possible, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Light snow will begin as early as Saturday morning.


Geneseo resident detained by ICE officers at Highlands Apartments

Justina Hoffman was close to panic. It was early Tuesday morning, before 8 a.m. and her four-year-old son, Kierin Mathews, was crying out in pain. “He had just woken up and was coming down the stairs and he fell from the top of the stairs to the bottom,” recalled Hoffman Wednesday afternoon. “I coul


Livingston County Mounted Patrol reins in new horses

GENESEO — The Livingston County Mounted Patrol Unit welcomed two new horses to the force in a special ceremony. Erie County Mounted Patrol Unit donated two of their horses to the area. These horses have been trained to handle all sorts of situations in the city environment. They even handled over 14


Fundraising in Livingston County judge race nears $200k

The 2019 general election may be more than nine months away, but candidates for two Livingston County judgeships are already hard at work bolstering their campaign war chests in anticipation of Nov. 5.


Car catches fire and driver charged with DWI

BENNINGTON — A Cotton Hill Road man was charged with DWI after he backed his car into a ditch and it caught fire last week, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said. Bennington and Attica fire departments were called to Cotton Hill Road for a report of a building on fire at 9 p.m. Jan. 9.


Paralegal charged with stealing $35,400 from law firm

WARSAW - A paralegal has been charged with stealing more than $35,000 from a downtown law firm, Wyoming County sheriff’s investigators said. Cheryl A. Watson, 46, of Scottsville was charged with two counts of third-degree grand larceny.


One Car Rollover Accident on Plank Rd. in Livonia This Evening

Earlier this evening there was a serious one-car roll over accident on Plank Rd. and Woodruff Rd. in the town of Livonia. The Livonia Fire Department was dispatched along with the Livonia Ambulance and Avon Medic 70. The vehicle left the road, rolled and hit a utility pole causing the pole to break


Hawley sounds the alarm on minimum-wage-related layoffs

New York State’s minimum wage increased again this year to $11.10 per hour and Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) vocalized concern that sharp increases year-to-year are unsustainable for upstate’s struggling small businesses.


Sparta woman charged with welfare fraud

SPARTA — Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Sparta woman on felony charges after an investigation into welfare fraud. On Jan. 9, Sheriff’s Investigator Gene Chichester arrested and charged Veronica R. Race, 33, with felony Welfare Fraud in the fourth degree and fel