LIVINGSTON COUNTY

FBI Investigates Mount Morris Man for Child Porn

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Mount Morris man is facing felony charges for allegedly possessing child pornography. Kyle Kibler, 20, is charged with felony Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child and felony Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child. "We'll be entering a plea of not guilty at this point," said John Putney, Kibler's … [Read More...]

D’Amico Christmas Light Show Donates to Nunda Police

NUNDA – The D'Amico's locally famous Christmas light show at their home donated over $600 to the Nunda Police Department after New Year's. According to the D'Amico's Christmas Light Show's Facebook page, they presented $644.31 to Nunda Town Supervisor Merilee Walker and Nunda Police Chief Jeff Wilcox. "The Nunda Police intend to use this … [Read More...]

One Year Later: Geneseo Remembers Annese and Hutchinson

GENESEO – Today marks one year since the violent deaths of two SUNY Geneseo students shocked Geneseo. Kelsey Annese, 21, of Webster, NY, and Matthew Hutchinson, 24, of Vancouver, British Columbia, were murdered at 18 Wadsworth Street in the early hours of Jan. 17, 2016. The killer then took his own life. Their sudden loss still sends ripples of … [Read More...]

North Shore to Reopen as ‘Hook and Spoon’ by Owners of Rabbit Room

LIVONIA – The restaurant at 5870 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, formerly the North Shore Grill, will soon be the Hook and Spoon. According to the Lake Country Echo, the restaurant is to be extensively renovated. The Hook and Spoon hopes to be open in February or March. The Rabbit Room restaurant, wedding and event space in Honeoye Falls is one … [Read More...]

Freezing Rain Headed to Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Freezing rain is likely on its way to Livingston County. According to the National Weather Service, a freezing rain advisory will go into effect for Livingston County from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday. "A freezing rain advisory is issued when icing is expected in the affected areas, but not enough to disrupt travel or … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

Woman Passes Away after Avon Crash

AVON – The injured driver in Wednesday's collision on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road) passed away late Friday night. According to a press release from New York State Police, Norma Miller, 75, passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital. State Police said that the investigation into the collision is ongoing. They were assisted at the scene by the … [Read More...]

Cops Find Crack and 3 Wanted People on 390

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested three out-of-county residents on Wednesday on active arrest warrants. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, David Lewis, 33, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. … [Read More...]

Lions to Mark 100th Birthday with Clock Near Avon Circle Park

AVON – The Avon Lions Club is working on putting up a pole clock near Circle Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lions Club International. According to Avon Lion Jim Carney, Lions Club International asked local clubs across the country to organize small centennial projects. After tossing around ideas for a small monument or a park … [Read More...]

Lima Seeks Buyer for Vacant Save-A-Lot

LIMA – The Town of Lima is seeking a new owner for a building that has been a central feature of the town for over 40 years. According to Lima Village Mayor Carl Luft said that he and Lima Town Supervisor Peter Yendell have been actively searching in their search for a buyer of the old Save-A-Lot building, particularly for grocery stores or … [Read More...]

Avon Truck Crash Critically Injures Driver

UPDATE: State Police now say that the injured driver is age 75, not age 41. AVON – A car collided with a box truck on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road) on Wednesday. According to first responders on scene, the driver of the sedan, a 75-year-old female, sustained critical injuries when the vehicles collided at about 3 p.m. Two passengers in the box … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

One Year Later: Geneseo Remembers Annese and Hutchinson

GENESEO – Today marks one year since the violent deaths of two SUNY Geneseo students shocked Geneseo. Kelsey Annese, 21, of Webster, NY, and Matthew Hutchinson, 24, of Vancouver, British Columbia, were murdered at 18 Wadsworth Street in the early hours of Jan. 17, 2016. The killer then took his own life. Their sudden loss still sends ripples of … [Read More...]

North Shore to Reopen as ‘Hook and Spoon’ by Owners of Rabbit Room

LIVONIA – The restaurant at 5870 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, formerly the North Shore Grill, will soon be the Hook and Spoon. According to the Lake Country Echo, the restaurant is to be extensively renovated. The Hook and Spoon hopes to be open in February or March. The Rabbit Room restaurant, wedding and event space in Honeoye Falls is one … [Read More...]

Geneseo Walmart Food Thief Takes Off into Woods

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested two Geneseo residents for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars of food from Walmart, but not before one of them ran into the woods. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Judy Burdick, 43, and Shawn Markham, 43, were arrested for misdemeanor Petit … [Read More...]

Dwight Folts, Town Board Pass Geneseo Planning Board Torch to Bob Harris

GENESEO – The Geneseo Town Board unanimously voted to appoint Bob Harris as the new Chairman of the Town Planning Board Thursday night. The Town Board appointed Bob Harris to a 7-year term as Chairman of the Town Planning Board following the retirement of the previous chair, Dwight Folts, who held the position for many years. "It's unique for … [Read More...]

Cops Catch Heroin in Livonia

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested two local residents for allegedly possessing heroin in Livonia. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Duane Cansdale, 24, and Stephen Cowley Jr., 32, were arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Cansdale was also … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

D’Amico Christmas Light Show Donates to Nunda Police

NUNDA – The D’Amico’s locally famous Christmas light show at their home donated over $600 to the Nunda Police Department after New Year’s. According to the D’Amico’s Christmas Light Show’s Facebook page, they presented $644.31 to Nunda Town Supervisor Merilee Walker and Nunda Police Chief Jeff Wilcox. “The Nunda Police intend to use this generous donation […]

Nunda Ambulance Turned 50 on New Year’s

NUNDA – Nunda’s Volunteer Ambulance Service turned 50 on New Year’s Day. According to Nunda Ambulance, the corp was organized on Jan. 1, 1967 to serve the residents of Nunda and surrounding areas. “We would like to thank the charter members that had the foresight to create this long-standing EMS service that Nunda, Dalton, Portage […]

Cops Cuff Mount Morris Gang Assault Suspect for Illegal New Years’ Visit

NUNDA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mount Morris man already accused of a Mount Morris gang assault on new felony charges for allegedly entering a home in Nunda and contacting subjects of an order of protection. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Edgardo Santiago, 36, was arrested for two counts of […]

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Fire Destroys Nunda Garage

NUNDA – A fire destroyed a large garage on Tuesday. According to first responders, the garage was a total loss. The incident occurred on Rte. 15 (Creek Road). The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Identification Unit were on scene. Responding fire departments included Nunda and Dansville. Note: This story originally incorrectly said […]

West Sparta Driver Dies after Christmas Eve Rollover

WEST SPARTA – A West Sparta man passed away after a rollover accident on McKay Road on Christmas Eve. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Cory Trybushyn, 29, was eastbound on Mckay Road and failed to negotiate a curve, causing the car to strike several small trees and roll over at 5:09 […]

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COURTS

FBI Investigates Mount Morris Man for Child Porn

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Mount Morris man is facing felony charges for allegedly possessing child pornography. Kyle Kibler, 20, is charged with felony Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child and felony Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child. “We’ll be entering a plea of not guilty at this point,” said John Putney, Kibler’s […]

Geneseo Walmart Food Thief Takes Off into Woods

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested two Geneseo residents for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars of food from Walmart, but not before one of them ran into the woods. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Judy Burdick, 43, and Shawn Markham, 43, were arrested for misdemeanor Petit Larceny. “Walmart’s loss […]

Cops Catch Heroin in Livonia

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested two local residents for allegedly possessing heroin in Livonia. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Duane Cansdale, 24, and Stephen Cowley Jr., 32, were arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Cansdale was also charged with misdemeanor Aggravated […]

Cops Find Crack and 3 Wanted People on 390

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested three out-of-county residents on Wednesday on active arrest warrants. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, David Lewis, 33, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Melissa Barrett, 26, and Adam […]

Mount Morris Teen Goes to Prison for Torching Old House

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A County Court Judge sentenced a Mount Morris teenager to prison for burning a vacant house with the help of a 14-year-old. Judge Dennis Cohen sentenced Alex Gross, 18, to 2 to 6 years in prison for felony Attempted Arson in the Third Degree. Gross is eligible to serve 6 months in Shock […]

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FEATURES

SUNY Geneseo Student to Fight Cancer by Crossing Continent

GENESEO – A SUNY Geneseo student is about to push her physical limits to comfort those who are fighting for their lives. Sophia Garber, 21, will put herself through a grueling ride across the country to help those with a much harder battle, the battle against cancer. She and other college students will ride bikes donated […]

Letchworth Gateway Villages Announces Program Director

PERRY —  The Letchworth Gateway Villages advisory committee announced that Nicole Manapol will serve as the inaugural Program Director for the Letchworth Gateway Villages Program. The committee says that Ms. Manapol brings considerable experience as a Program Officer and Director in a broad range of contexts, as well as small business experience to the role. “We […]

Avon Wrestler Joins Team USA

AVON — Who said high school wrestlers needed to be boys? Don’t tell that to Avon junior Joye Levendusky, who is currently 22-5 and the No. 1 ranked female wrestler in Section V. Levendusky is a national champion and a four-time USAW All-American who was recently selected to be a part of Team USA whom […]

Endangered Falcons Hunt Mount Morris Dam

MOUNT MORRIS – A casual birder poked along the trail by the dam on a blustery Friday, camera at the ready. A flying bird caught his eye, too small to be a hawk but slicing the wind faster than any pigeon. Charles Negley snapped a few photos as the bird perched on a high limb. Later, […]

EMAIL TO THE SUN: ‘Avon Deer Shooting is Morally Despicable’

The following is an email submitted by Ashley Pankratz to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. When the Village of Avon surveyed its 3,394 residents to assess public opinion on the presence of deer within village limits, only 351 responded—a strong indication […]

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SPORTS

Lakers Defeat Lightning in Epic 5 Goal 3rd Period Comeback Win

GENESEO — Magic was in the air at the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena as the Geneseo-Livonia-Avon Lakers defeated the Greece Lightning 8-6 in a thrilling comeback victory. The Lakers were entered the 3rd period shorthanded two players and down 2 goals when the magic started happening. The Lakers rattled off three straight goals, short handed […]

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hornell Defeats Dansville 60-48

DANSVILLE: The Hornell Red Raiders defeated the Dansville Mustangs 60-48. Baylie Harnish led the Mustangs with 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist,  and 1 block. Grace Rittenhouse added 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal for the Mustangs as well. Dansville is now 4-7.   MUSTANG STATS Sarah Cotton- 3 points, 1 rebound, 6 […]

Keshequa Takes LCAA Wrestling Title

AVON – The Keshequa Indians narrowly defeated the Perry Yellow Jackets for the Livingston County Athletic Association Title. Matthew Martusciello of Livonia was named the outstanding wrestler award after defeating Connor McEvoy 4-2 in the 160lb championships. The Dansville Mustangs had the most  weight class champions of any other school with 4 (Masin Schuster, Hunter […]

SKIING: Geneseo Takes First in Varsity Boys and Girls

SWAIN — Geneseo won the Boys and Girls ski races at Swain on Saturday. Russell Brownell won the boys varsity race and Emily Podhorecki won the girls races that is determined by the net time of two races. The first race was giant slalom and the second race was single run slalom. Podhorecki has won […]

MENS HOCKEY: Six Goal Scorers Lead Geneseo

GENESEO — The SUNY Geneseo men’s hockey team had goals from six different players in their 6-2 win over Stevenson yesterday afternoon. Cam Russell opened the scoring on the power play for the Ice Knights and the game just 2:45 into the first period. Stevenson would answer back with 2:30 remaining in the first on […]

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SUN TV

WATCH: GeneseeSun.com Releases Weekly ‘Sun Sports Show’

GENESEO — The GeneseeSun.com.com is proud to introduce the first ever weekly sports show brought to you by Genesee Valley Motors and Fratelli’s. This is the first sportscast ever produced dedicated to Livingston County athletics. The weekly show will be released to the public Sunday mornings while in-season competition continues. The show will include videos […]

BOYS BASKETBALL: Braves On The Rise With Big Win

CALEDONIA — The Avon Braves defeated the Cal-Mum Raiders 43-28 in both teams first league game of the season. For Avon, Connor Taylor led the Braves with 10 points. Aaron Ghent added 9 points and worked the boards for 22 rebounds. The game had a special meaning to the Avon community as family of Gloria […]

Pearl Harbor Day Touches Navy Vet at National Warplane Museum

GENESEO – On Dec. 7, 1941, a clear, tropical winter morning in Honolulu, Hawaii, young American sailors woke to the dull hum of foreign airplanes. Hundreds of fighters, bombers and torpedo planes with the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service descended on the harbor, raining thousands of bombs and torpedoes on non-combatant American ships and planes. Loss of […]

Drug Overdose Takes Life of SUNY Geneseo Student

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department is investigating the death of a SUNY Geneseo student in an off-campus apartment. Colin Murphy, 21, passed away on Nov. 22. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the initial investigation suggests a drug overdose. “We have expressed our condolences to the family,” said Osganian. “Unfortunately this is a very […]

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