4 Busted for West Sparta Meth Ring Could Face Life in Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The U.S. Attorney's Office says that the four people federally charged for allegedly conspiring to sell methamphetamine in West Sparta could face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. According to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., Kurt Redance, 26, of Dansville, Kenneth Hoag, 55, of Dansville, Brandie Schumacher, 37, of Rose, NY, and Andrew Culliton, 37, of West Seneca, NY, are all … [Read more...]

Livonia Man Wants Trial after Chase and Kids ‘Exit Car’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livonia man said Tuesday that he is turning down a plea offer to take his felony Reckless Endangerment, DWI and drug possession case to trial. Paul Carey, 38, said that he wants to fight several charges, including: felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree; felony Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree; and felony Aggravated DWI. State Police allege that he led them on a chase during … [Read more...]

Feds and Cops Crush Boneyard’s 20-Year Meth Ring

Note: According to a press release sent later Tuesday from the U.S. Attorney's Office, all four defendants are facing increased federal charges that could result in a maximum of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine. Take a look at our follow up here. WEST SPARTA – The U.S. Attorney's Office filed federal charges against four people, at least one of whom is believed to have been distributing meth from the Boneyard in West Sparta. Kenneth … [Read more...]

DEC’s Hunting and Fishing App Aims to Streamline Harvest Reports

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has announced an update to the official New York Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife App that will allow sports license holders to report game harvests from their smartphones while afield. According to a press release from the DEC, the mobile app is available free of charge and provides users with up-to-date fish and wildlife news, detailed hunting and fishing season information, … [Read more...]

Promote Geneseo! Uses New Guide and App to Push Local Tourism

GENESEO – Promote Geneseo! rolled out a new name and a new look Monday, which includes the use of a new travel guide and a neat video app to push for local attractions. Promote Geneseo! held a reception at Nothnagle Realty on Main Street Geneseo to officially unveil the new guide, which lists the Village and Town's businesses, cool local events and destinations. The map's images work with Aurasma, an app that can play a short video clip when a … [Read more...]

Press Conference Tomorrow on West Sparta’s Boneyard Meth Suspects

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency will hold a joint press conference tomorrow morning with additional details on three men arrested for methamphetamine in West Sparta. A press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty announced that the press conference will be at 11 a.m. Check our Facebook page here for a live broadcast of that press conference on Facebook Live. So far, the Sheriff's … [Read more...]

Livingston County Committee Approves $800K in Health Dept. Improvements

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Ways and Means Committee unanimously voted in favor of a large-scale renovation and security improvement project for the headquarters of the Livingston County Department of Health on Murray Hill Drive. All told, the approved contracts are for $804,400, to come from the County's Capital Improvement Program, which is funding set aside for such large-scale projects. Projects are not only intended to give … [Read more...]

Hero Dairy Workers Save Leicester Barn from Paper Fire

LEICESTER – A sharp eye and all-out battle against a paper fire in a Leicester barn saved the barn, cows and business from a potentially catastrophic blaze early Friday morning. Investigators say that a stationary tractor has sat in this dairy barn to shred paper for 10 years. At about 5:17 a.m., while workers had finished shredding a load of paper and were leaving the barn, one of them caught a glimmer of flame coming from the machine in the … [Read more...]

Friends of the Greenway Ready for Spring Cleaning on ‘I Love My Park Day’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway are seeking volunteers to help clean up Little Black Creek Park in Chili, as part of the statewide 'I Love My Park Day.' According to a press release from Joan Schumaker, volunteers will help pick up debris, remove tires, trim brush, and rake specific areas. Volunteers will be planting trees and are advised to bring water, gloves, and hand tools like rakes, loppers, hand clippers, … [Read more...]

Geneseo Cops Charge Moped Rider with Felony DWI after Missing Pedestrian at Bear Fountain

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department alleges that a Geneseo resident rode a moped drunk on Main Street and nearly hit a pedestrian. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, officers arrested Owen Lowry, 29, on several charges including felony DWI, felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree. "An officer witnessed a rider on a moped nearly strike a pedestrian by the bear fountain," said … [Read more...]