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Victim Identified in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Canandaigua; Driver of Pickup Still Sought

Canandaigua Police have identified the victim in Saturday night’s fatal hit-and-run accident. 62-year-old Edwin Wesley was crossing Main Street near Niagara Street in the crosswalk on his motorized scooter when he was struck by a mid-1950’s green Ford pickup truck, which continued on. Wesley was airlifted to Rochester’s Strong Memorial and later died from his injuries.
CANANDAIGUA, NY
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Butler Man Killed in Sunday Night MVA

A one-car accident in Wayne County Sunday night killed a 53-year old Butler man. Rodney Burgess was driving south on State Route 89 just after 7 o’clock when he lost control of his car, which went off the west side of the road and struck a tree. Burgess, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.
WAYNE COUNTY, NY
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UPDATED: Missing Watkins Glen Teenager Located

UPDATE: The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports Kasey Johnson has been located. No other information was released. The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding a 15-year old boy that left his Watkins Glen home in the middle of the night on Sunday. The teenager’s name is...
SCHUYLER COUNTY, NY
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Fatal Hit & Run in Canandaigua Saturday

There was a fatal hit and run incident in the city of Canandaigua Saturday night. At 6:09pm, Canandaigua Police responded to the report of a hit and run on South Main Street near Niagara Street. Officers found that an elderly disabled man on a motorized scooter was struck while in a crosswalk by a mid 1950s green Ford pickup truck. The truck then fled the scene.
CANANDAIGUA, NY

NY GOP Chairman Stops in Auburn Urging “No” Vote on Ballot Propositions

New York Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy made a stop in Auburn Monday as part of his “Just Say No” tour, which highlights the Party’s opposition to November election ballot propositions related to election integrity. Langworthy is urging no votes on Proposition One, which repeals and amends portions of a 2014 state constitutional amendment that created a redistricting commission and Propositions Three and Four which call for same-day voter registration and permanently expanding absentee ballots to any voter regardless of excuse.
AUBURN, NY

Drunk Driver Causes Crash in Manchester

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports a drunk driver caused a car crash in the town of Manchester Saturday night. Saxon Gavitt was arrested by Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies after he crashed into another vehicle, causing that vehicle to go off the road, striking a utility pole. No persons were injured in the accident.
MANCHESTER, NY

DWI Arrest in Town of Ontario

A town of Ontario man was arrested Saturday morning for driving while intoxicated. Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled over Kevin C Allen on State Route 104 in the town of Ontario just before 2:30am after noticing he only had one functioning headlight. While examining the front end of the vehicle, deputies noticed heavy damage and debris. Allen was found by deputies to be intoxicated and taken to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office where a breath sample produced a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.14%.
ONTARIO, NY

One Weekend COVID Death in the Finger Lakes

One COVID-19 death has been reported over the weekend in the Finger Lakes Region. The death was in Wayne County. Statewide 19 people died Saturday from COVID. There were 27 new positive cases in Wayne County, 25 in Tompkins County, 20 in Cayuga, 13 in Ontario, 6 in Yates, and 4 in Seneca County.
WAYNE COUNTY, NY

Report: Yates County Public Health Director to Resign

Annmarie Flanagan will reportedly step down in her role as Yates County Public Health Director at the end of this month. Flanagan told the Chronicle-Express the ongoing political battle that has resulted in the agency’s attempt to combat COVID-19 is the reason for resignation. In a statement, Flanagan wrote, “never...
YATES COUNTY, NY

An Alternative to the CPAP Machine

There’s an alternative to the CPAP machine for sleep apnea sufferers. Sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked during sleep, hindering breathing. a CPAP machine can help keep the airway open, but they’re not for everyone. Dr. Sarah Lookabaugh, ear, nose and throat specialist with Rochester Regional Health, tells about the Inspire device.
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Police: Lyons Man Runs Into Friend’s Apartment During Traffic Stop

A Lyons man was arrested on a Wayne County Superior Court bench warrant Saturday night but not before he took off on arresting officers. 34-year old Richard Taft was the passenger in a car stopped by State Police. Taft is accused of jumping out of the car and running into a friend’s apartment. The Sheriff’s Department located Taft a short time later inside the apartment and took him into custody.
LYONS, NY

Schuyler County Public Health Holding COVID Vaccination Clinics This Week

Schuyler County Public Health will be holding COVID vaccine clinics Thursday and Friday at the Watkins Glen Community Center. All three vaccine choices will be available and are provided at no cost. Booster doses are available for people who previously received Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson. Community members can also dispose of unwanted Rx drugs at the drop box at the clinic.
SCHUYLER COUNTY, NY

Public Hearing Tonight on Waterloo Town Budget for 2022

A public hearing will be held tonight at 7 by the Waterloo Town Board on its proposed 2022 budget. The proposed spending plan has the same tax rate as this year, 3-dollars, 28-cents per-THOUSAND dollars of assessed value. Tonight’s meeting will be held at the town offices on Virginia Street.
WATERLOO, NY

Marion Man Arrested For September Assault with Pipe

Seneca Falls police have announced the arrest of Troy P Meland, of Marion, on Wednesday. The arrest stems from an event on September 11, where Meland struck a person with a metal pipe. Meland fled the scene but was later arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department on unrelated charges. When he was released by the Sheriff’s Department , the police responded and placed him into custody on an arrest warrant.
MARION, NY

Cayuga County Early Voting Underway

Early voting began Saturday in Cayuga County. Election Commissioner for Cayuga County, Katie Lacey, says she expects people to take advantage of the early voting process. Lacey also says that as more people get used to early voting, she expects voter turn out to be higher than in past local elections.
CAYUGA COUNTY, NY

Rochester Woman Accused of Petit Larceny at Eastview Mall

A Rochester woman was arrested Saturday afternoon on petit larceny charges after an incident at Piercing Pagoda at Eastview Mall in Victor. Police say Marangeliz Santos stole $789.98 worth of merchandise from the store. Santos was issued an appearance for Victor Town Court. Get the top stories on your radio...
ROCHESTER, NY
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