LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Laurina Dow. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Wayland Mom’s Theft Trial Loss Spells Trouble for Stabbing Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Wayland resident lost a felony trial this week for stealing her daughter's credit card, which puts her in a tough spot headed into a felony assault case for allegedly stabbing a man in Mount Morris. Laurina Dow, 37, represented by attorney Jeannie Michalski, lost at trail and was convicted of felony Grand Larceny in the … [Read More...]

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Bull’s Eye! Rifle Hunting Now Permanent in Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – After a two-year trial period with two of the safest hunting seasons on record, big game hunting with centerfire rifles is now legal indefinitely in Livingston County. According to a press release from Senator Catharine Young, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law. “Sportsmen play an important role in our local … [Read More...]

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Sleepy Driver Wakes Up to Dansville Guiderail and DWI

DANSVILLE – The New York State Police arrested an Arkport resident for DWI after his vehicle crashed into a guidedrail on Rte. 36. According to a press release from State Police, Howard Stewart was arrested for misdemeanor DWI. Apparently, Stewart said that he fell asleep while driving and ran into the guiderail. He was apparently unable … [Read More...]

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USA TODAY Ranks National Warplane Museum Airshow 6th in America

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum in Geneseo USA TODAY's ranked as America's 6th most popular airshow. According to a press release from the National Warplane Museum, airshows from across the nation were nominated by USA TODAY readers, and the list was narrowed down to the final 20 by two experts. These 20 airshows, held throughout the … [Read More...]

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Mayor Not Feeling Burned by $11K Electrical Overcharge

GENESEO – The Village and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) have reached a mutual agreement and understanding about the money that was overcharged to the Village over the past six years. Geneseo Mayor Richard Hatheway said that the $11,000 overcharge has been returned, the problem identified and no offense taken. "RG&E overcharged us … [Read More...]

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Knucklehead Driver Packs Brass Knuckles and Bad License in Avon

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester resident on a felony charge after allegedly finding that he was driving with a suspended license and a set of brass knuckles. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Cory Jordain, 26, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation … [Read More...]

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Avon Central Cuts Ribbon on NYS’ Largest School Solar Field

AVON – On Thursday's bright, hot afternoon, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul cut the ribbon on Avon Central School's new solar field, the largest at any school in New York State. About two dozen members of Avon Central Schools, the Avon community and the NYS government attended the ceremony, huddled under a white tent in the school parking lot … [Read More...]

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Fire Sweeps York Farm Field

UPDATE: York's Second Grass Fire in Two Days Strikes Horse Pasture YORK – Fire swept through the dry grass in a farm field on Telephone Road late Thursday afternoon, burning a patch of the field and threatening a nearby house. According to first responders on scene, the fire started at about 4:15 p.m. and quickly threw up smoke that obscured … [Read More...]

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Man Injured in Avon Motorcycle Crash with Wife

AVON – Two motorcycles collided at the stop light on Rtes. 5 and 20 near Interstate 390 Exit 10 Wednesday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, the husband and wife pair were riding their motorcycles from their home state of South Carolina to Buffalo when the husband stopped for the stoplight and the wife collided with his rear at … [Read More...]

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Lima Driver Blows Through Registration Checkpoint with Kid on Board

LIMA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Lima man on several misdemeanors after he apparently flew through a safety checkpoint, nearly striking two Deputies, at 60 mph. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Steven Commanda, 35, was arrested for Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, Obstructing … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

Laurina Dow. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Wayland Mom’s Theft Trial Loss Spells Trouble for Stabbing Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Wayland resident lost a felony trial this week for stealing her daughter's credit card, which puts her in a tough spot headed into a felony assault case for allegedly stabbing a man in Mount Morris. Laurina Dow, 37, represented by attorney Jeannie Michalski, lost at trail and was convicted of felony Grand Larceny in the … [Read More...]

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USA TODAY Ranks National Warplane Museum Airshow 6th in America

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum in Geneseo USA TODAY's ranked as America's 6th most popular airshow. According to a press release from the National Warplane Museum, airshows from across the nation were nominated by USA TODAY readers, and the list was narrowed down to the final 20 by two experts. These 20 airshows, held throughout the … [Read More...]

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Mayor Not Feeling Burned by $11K Electrical Overcharge

GENESEO – The Village and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) have reached a mutual agreement and understanding about the money that was overcharged to the Village over the past six years. Geneseo Mayor Richard Hatheway said that the $11,000 overcharge has been returned, the problem identified and no offense taken. "RG&E overcharged us … [Read More...]

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E-Cigarette Lights Livonia Car Fire, then Fall from Horse Injures Rider

LIVONIA – An e-cigarette is to blame for Wednesday's car fire on South Livonia Road, from where Livonia Firefighters left to help an unconscious rider who fell from a horse. According to the Livingston County Office of Emergency Management, the fire started toward the rear of the vehicle and no one was injured. "You don't usually think of … [Read More...]

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Geneseo Cops and Firefighters Save Cat and Malcolm the Dog from Fire

GENESEO – Two four-footed Geneseo residents have the village police and fire department to thank for freeing them from their burning home and saving it from destruction. Geneseo Police Officer Benjamin Swanson and his partner Officer Dylan DiPasquale arrived first at the scene of a reported structure fire on Rorbach Lane Thursday afternoon. They … [Read More...]

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Sleepy Driver Wakes Up to Dansville Guiderail and DWI

DANSVILLE – The New York State Police arrested an Arkport resident for DWI after his vehicle crashed into a guidedrail on Rte. 36. According to a press release from State Police, Howard Stewart was arrested for misdemeanor DWI. Apparently, Stewart said that he fell asleep while driving and ran into the guiderail. He was apparently unable […]

Kenneth Kiehle. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Drugs Stink: Dansville Cops Find Crack in Sock

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department arrested two Dansville residents early Tuesday morning, one for allegedly driving without a license and the other for felony drug possession. According to a press release from the Dansville Police Department, Robert Versluis, 38, was arrested for misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree and Unlicensed Operator. His passenger, Kenneth […]

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Dansville Lions Deliver $2K to Myers Cancer Center Construction

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Lions Club has delivered on their multi-year commitment to support the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center construction project. According to a press release from U of R Medicine Noyes Health, Dansville Lions Club members Mike Cloonan and Barry Haywood visited Noyes Health on July 13 to present a $2000 donation […]

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West Sparta Driver Packs Pills, Runs Others Off Road and Crashes in Ditch

OSSIAN – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a West Sparta man for allegedly driving under the influence of unprescribed medications, which apparently led him to a ditch on the side of Canaseraga Road in Ossian. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Nicholas Young, 22, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs […]

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Dansville Police Investigate 3 Hot-Wiring Thieves at Maddie’s Motor Sports

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department is investigating the theft of three all-terrain-vehicles from Maddie’s Motor Sports According to a press release from the Dansville Police Department, video surveillance shows three men approaching Maddie’s Motor Sports at 116 Clara Barton Street, hot wiring three Polaris RZR’s, and driving them off of the property. Dansville Police first […]

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COURTS

Laurina Dow. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Wayland Mom’s Theft Trial Loss Spells Trouble for Stabbing Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Wayland resident lost a felony trial this week for stealing her daughter’s credit card, which puts her in a tough spot headed into a felony assault case for allegedly stabbing a man in Mount Morris. Laurina Dow, 37, represented by attorney Jeannie Michalski, lost at trail and was convicted of felony Grand […]

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Knucklehead Driver Packs Brass Knuckles and Bad License in Avon

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Rochester resident on a felony charge after allegedly finding that he was driving with a suspended license and a set of brass knuckles. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Cory Jordain, 26, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation First Degree […]

Kenneth Kiehle. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Drugs Stink: Dansville Cops Find Crack in Sock

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department arrested two Dansville residents early Tuesday morning, one for allegedly driving without a license and the other for felony drug possession. According to a press release from the Dansville Police Department, Robert Versluis, 38, was arrested for misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree and Unlicensed Operator. His passenger, Kenneth […]

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Joe Harris Demands Change of Venue for Appealed Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The local defendant who is back in court after an appeal of a guilty plea is demanding that his felony Menacing a Police Officer and Promoting Prison Contraband case be handled by a court outside of Livingston County. Jospeh Harris, 47, demanded the change at a Thursday court appearance, saying that Judge Dennis Cohen […]

(L-R) Gilmer and Young. (Photos/Geneseo Police Department)

Geneseo Burger King Employee Pockets Night Deposit with Boyfriend

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a now former Burger King employee and her boyfriend for allegedly taking the night’s deposit after her shift. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Amanda Gilmer, 25, and Aaron Young, 26, were both arrested for misdemeanor Petit Larceny. The deposit total, which police say never […]

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Inset: Malcolm the dog. (Photos/Conrad Baker)

Geneseo Cops and Firefighters Save Cat and Malcolm the Dog from Fire

GENESEO – Two four-footed Geneseo residents have the village police and fire department to thank for freeing them from their burning home and saving it from destruction. Geneseo Police Officer Benjamin Swanson and his partner Officer Dylan DiPasquale arrived first at the scene of a reported structure fire on Rorbach Lane Thursday afternoon. They saw a dog hunkered down […]

Olympic medalist Darren Chiacchia, GVH staff member and horse trials secretary Kathleen Kirkwood, and EquiCenter, Inc. Program Manager Lindsay Alberts (L-R) display prizes for new Donald T. Holland Memorial Team Challenge. Photo courtesy of Paul Rehbock.

Valley Horses: GVH Horse Trials Foster Team Spirit

This year’s Genesee Valley Hunt (GVH) Horses Trials on Nations Road in Geneseo added a new element for its 62nd annual competition – the Donald T. Holland Memorial Team Challenge. Donald Holland was a longtime supporter of both the Genesee Valley Hunt and eventing. A man of not just words, but action, he even organized […]

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WATCH: Kayaker Paddles Alongside Hemlock Bear

Watch the video below! LIVONIA – A local kayaker had the paddle of a lifetime on Saturday when he decided to approach and paddle just feet away from a big black bear on Hemlock Lake on Saturday. Matthew Garrity posted the short clip to Facebook late Saturday afternoon, and it has already been viewed more than 36,000 times. “That was […]

(L-R) Easton with Genny. (Photo/Conrad Baker)

‘Genny the Pig’ Has Uncertain Future after Geneseo Rescue

GENESEO – The future of Geneseo’s latest celebrity is less than certain now that it is safe from traffic. Wednesday night, Village officials worked together to safely capture a loose piglet found wandering through traffic on Rte. 20A near the bus garage. Now the search is on for the rightful owners, but finding them could result in a […]

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Village Officials Apprehend Runaway Porker in Geneseo

GENESEO – Several Village of Geneseo officials found themselves working together after hours Wednesday night to safely capture a piglet that was running in the road on Rte. 20A (Lakeville Road) by the bus garage. Aprile Mack, Secretary to the Village Planning Board and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer for the Village Board of Trustees, was the first to […]

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SPORTS

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Rock Crit, and Now Run, Grow Onward and Upward

MOUNT MORRIS – Unprecedented registration numbers and new events and attractions were only the latest steps in the Rock Crit’s climb as one of Livingston County’s top athletic events. Now in its third year, the event invited for the first time a Cheesed and Confused food truck, the Village Tavern from Geneseo for a beer tent, and Questa […]

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39th Annual Boilermaker Draws Elite Runners, and Locals Alike

UTICA — The Utica Boilermaker, a 15 kilometer road race, took place this morning featuring over 8000 finishers. The race drew in a great field of runners, featuring professionals and local elites alike. The winner of the Men’s race, Teshome Asfaha clocked in with a time of 43:58. This equates to a blistering 4:43 per […]

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Geneseo’s Rollins Number One on National Scoreboard for Pentathalon

PENN YAN – A Geneseo Central School student ran, jumped, and threw his way to the top score in the nation at the pentathlon state qualifier on Friday. Kyle Rollins knew that he had broken his own record after the qualifier. But it was not until he, his teammate George Shaw and Track and Field Head Coach Chris Morens […]

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Local Runners Strive to Crack 4-Minutes at Charlie McMullen Memorial Mile

NYLON — Runners will race to Rochester to try to break a 4-minute mile at the annual Charlie McMullen Memorial Mile, presented by the Genesee Valley Harriers and Greater Rochester Track Club. According to a press release from the Genesee Valley Harriers, the Charlie McMullen Memorial Mile will be at 6 p.m. on Friday June 10 at St. John Fisher College’s […]

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Senator Young Honors Livonia Lady Bulldogs as State Champs

LIVONIA – Senator Catharine Young presented New York State Resolutions to the Livonia Lady Bulldogs, the Class B State Champions, on Friday. The resolutions commended the teammates and coaches for their remarkable season that culminated in a 74-63 win over Westhill Central School at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy on March 12. “The Lady […]

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WATCH: Sheriff Dougherty and DA McCaffrey Fight Heroin with New Initiatives

Watch our heroin discussion with Sheriff Dougherty and District Attorney McCaffrey below. LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Heroin continues to tighten its grip on Livingston County. Numbers of opioid overdoses, drug arrests and drug-related crimes continue to climb, goading law enforcement to take action. Sitting down with the GeneseeSun.com, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and District Attorney Greg McCaffrey shared their own initiatives, professional […]

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VIDEO: Fire Destroys Mount Morris Building

MOUNT MORRIS – An early morning structure fire destroyed an unoccupied building in the Village. There were no injuries reported at the scene. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Conrad Baker with Letchworth State Park Naturalist Doug Bassett.

WATCH: The Water and Ice of Letchworth’s Falls

Check out our video below! CASTILE – The beautiful, powerful falls at Letchworth State Park draw thousands of visitors through the summer. But what about the park’s winter activity? We spoke with Letchworth State Park’s naturalist Doug Bassett to learn more about the falls, their winter moods, and the park’s programs headed into the spring. About 1,000 cubic […]

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WATCH: Leicester Town Council Candidates Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Candidates for Leicester Town Council position participated in the first ever county-wide Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’ hosted by the GeneseeSun.com. Miki Krueger and Gerald Hull both briefly introduced themselves and answered some basic answers submitted by the public. Over 70 people attended at the Geneseo Riviera and hundreds watched the live […]

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WATCH: Geneseo Candidates at the Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Four Geneseo candidates in two races participated in the first ever Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’ hosted by the GeneseeSun.com. Town Council candidates Christopher Ivers, Matt Griffo, and Jerald Wrubel participated as candidates for two vacant seats on the Geneseo Town Board. Wes Kennison appeared to give a speech on his […]

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