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Man hit, killed by train in Seneca County

A man doing work for a rail company was struck and killed by a train car Friday in Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Department said that Thomas J. Horn, 46, of Romulus, an employee of the Andersons Rail Group, had been attempting to move rail cars on the former Seneca Army Depot property i


McDonald's investigated after multiple claims of worms in soft drink cups: 'We're absolutely disgusted'

Multiple McDonald’s customers in Lyons, N.Y., claimed to have found worms at the bottom of their soft drink cups, prompting an investigation by the New York State Health Department.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Police find missing Auburn 14-year-old in Owasco

A 14-year-old boy who was reported missing earlier Thursday has been found safe, according to Auburn police. Police said Mikel (pronounced “Michael”) S. Gainey left his home at 3 Spring St. without his mom’s permission around 3:30 p.m. on April 14.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Deputies: Rail worker dies after being struck by train in Romulus

ROMULUS, N.Y. (WHEC) -- An employee of Andersons Rail Group was struck and killed by a train in Wayne County Thursday when he was attempting to move rail cars. Around 10 a.m., Seneca County Sheriff's deputies responded to the former Seneca Army Depot property in the Town of Romulus for the report of


Sheriff's office: Man with knife flips off deputies

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Victor man has been arrested after deputies say he gave them the middle finger and walked towards them with a knife. Richard Byers, 31, is charged with menacing a police officer, a felony, after an incident at the Speedway on Route 332 in Farmington early Wednesday mornin


Auburn man sentenced for high-speed chase through Cayuga County

AUBURN — An Auburn man who led police in a high-speed chase in Cayuga County last year has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison. Brandon Millhoff, 42, of 1 Chedell Place, was sentenced in Cayuga County Court Thursday by Judge Thomas Leone. In August, Millhoff hit three police vehicles durin


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Ontario County deputies to increase patrols on 4/20

ONTARIO COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- We are just a few days away from what's been coined "Weed Day" and deputies have taken notice. In preparation for April 20, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and STOP-DWI administrator Sue Cirencione announced there will be increased patrols in the area on Saturda


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Canandaigua snow removal ordinance to stay

CANANDAIGUA — Several city residents complained last month about bills they received for snow removal. But, a city ordinance that requires property owners and businesses to clear sidewalks in front of and adjoining their homes or else pay a fee for the city to clear them will stay in place.


Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31

Deputies say a Palmyra man was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle accident on State Route 31 in Macedon during the early-morning hours of April 13th.


Syracuse teen reported missing out of Auburn

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Auburn police are asking the public for help finding a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing. Renie Dufresne, 15, was last seen Wednesday. She is from the Syracuse area, according to Auburn police.


Customers at NY McDonald’s say they found worms in drink

Multiple McDonald’s customers in Lyons, NY, claimed to have found worms at the bottom of their soft drink cups, prompting an investigation by the New York State Health Department.


Downtown Geneva to undergo a major transformation

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Downtown Geneva is about to undergo a major transformation. The city wants to draw more people to its lakefront areas and in order to do it, it’s planning major changes to the Route 5 and 20 corridor.


John Hicks to receive Springstead Award

The Geneva Rotary Club is proud to announce that the club will award this year’s Springstead Award for Outstanding Community Service to retired Ontario County Administrator John Hicks.


USDA Announces SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot in New York State

Earlier today the USDA announced the release of the new SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. During the two-year pilot period, SNAP participants in New York State will have the option to select and purchase their groceries online, but they will not be able to use their benefits to pay delivery and service


Ask the Expert: Does New York State tax Roth IRA withdrawals?

I've had a Roth individual retirement account since 2009, and I'm in my 70s. I took a distribution for the full amount last month. I know there's no federal tax on the interest income, but what about New York State taxes on the interest?