35 Suspensions Park Driver in Jail without Bail

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester resident for allegedly driving through Avon with 35 license suspensions. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Felipe Fernandez, 45, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree. On Dec. 27 at approximately 6:50 p.m., Deputy Matthew Moran was patrolling Interstate 390 as part of the Operation Safe Interstate detail. Moran … [Read more...]

Lima Family Loses Home to Fire

LIMA – A family of seven lost their home to an attic fire Tuesday evening. According to first responders on scene, family members were home to notice the smoke and call 911 quickly, but smoke and water damage make the home uninhabitable. "Fortunately, everyone made it out safely," said Lima Fire Chief Jim Pribanich. "They called right away and it happened in the late afternoon just as everyone was getting home from work so we had good … [Read more...]

Crack-Packing Driver Out of Gas and Out of Luck on 390 Avon

AVON – A Livingston County Deputy Sheriff who stopped to help a disabled vehicle on 390 wound up arresting the driver, a Dansville woman, for allegedly possessing crack. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ashley King, 23, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and a registration violation. On Dec. 19, Deputy Brandan Flickner of the Sheriff’s … [Read more...]

Drunk, Unlicensed Driver Packs Coke on 390

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester resident for allegedly driving drunk on 390 with cocaine and crack smoking paraphernalia in the vehicle. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Claus Reisse, 52, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated, … [Read more...]

Cal-Mum Grad Jake McEwen Stands Guard Over Astronaut John Glenn

CALEDONIA – Caledonia was proud to see one of their finest stand guard over Astronaut John Glenn as at the Ohio Statehouse on Friday. U.S. Marine Jake McEwen, a 2015 alum of Caledonia-Mumford Central School, was among 40 of his fellow Marines who stood guard as many, many thousands attended and watched on national TV to pay their final respects to Glenn, a distinguished WWII fighter pilot, U.S. Senator, and the first man to orbit the Earth as … [Read more...]

Traditional Avon Luminaries Illuminate the Best in Neighbors

AVON – The return of the luminaries to the sidewalks of Avon is shedding light on the Village's best side. The luminaries, which are white paper bags, jars, milk jugs and anything else that will safely emit a soft glow with a candle inside, can be homemade, picked up at the Allstate Office, 65 East Main Street, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Friday or delivered for a $2 donation, half of which goes to the Avon Food Pantry. However, some … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Hunter for Fatally Shooting Family Member in Caledonia

CALEDONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester man on Wednesday for fatally shooting another hunter on Nov. 27. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, John Lander, 50, was arrested for felony Criminally Negligent Homicide. “We remind all hunters to remember safety first,” said Dougherty. “We do not call these accidents because these types of incidents are preventable by hunting safely and … [Read more...]

Geneseo’s Rescued Runaway ‘Genny the Pig’ to be Petting Zoo Star

YORK – This porker fit comfortably on Teresa Easton's lap when it was first scooped up on the side of the road in Geneseo. Scared and alone, the pig's future lay in the hands of her captors, who unbeknownst to her would soon become her best friends. Fast forward about five months. 'Genny,' bred as a meat pig destined for the dinner table, now shares a nice comfy barn with some chickens and a duck. An Australian Shepherd makes the rounds … [Read more...]

Judge Purtell Scoffed at First Amendment During Homicide Arraignment

YORK – Justice Walter Purtell joked on the record that 'what the Town of York needs right now is a good lawsuit' while arraigning Danielle Allen on a felony manslaughter charge. Court transcripts obtained by our news partners News10NBC show that court clerk Norma Geary repeatedly asked the Judge to allow the media access to the arraignment to prevent a law suit: Clerk: You better open the door because they're going to sue us because we've … [Read more...]

Truck Burns at Fastenal in Avon

AVON – A dump truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon outside of Fastenal on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road). According to eyewitnesses, the smoke was visible from I-390 nearby as the fire started just before 3:30 p.m. Firefighters with the East Avon Fire Department responded to the scene alongside multiple assisting departments. There are no reported injuries. Investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the fire. Fastenal sells … [Read more...]