EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Democracy is a Privilege, Not a Right

The following is a letter submitted by Ray Sciarrino to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. Dear Editor, I was graciously invited to participate in a debate to take place on November 3, 2016 against my opponent and I accepted. I commented on the upcoming debate, and stated that I look forward to showing Livingston County why I am the most … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Public Defender ‘Disgusted’ with McCaffrey and DA’s Office

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A heated argument has erupted at the Livingston County courthouse as Public Defender Marcea Clark Tetamore expressed complete disgust and fundamental disagreement with District Attorney Greg McCaffrey's Office and felony sex crime law, saying that her client was unjustly forced to plead guilty and accept an excessive prison sentence to avoid possible life in prison. Tetamore believes that McCaffrey unfairly took advantage … [Read more...]

Man Claims Heroin and Coke is His at Avon Traffic Stop

AVON – Two men from out of town were arrested following a traffic stop on Lakeville Road by Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies, one for drug charges after claiming possession of drugs in the car and the driver for Unlicensed Operation. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the passenger, Andrew Crowner, 27, of Wellsville, NY, stands charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the … [Read more...]

Results are in for Livingston County Leadership Poll

SUNROOM — The results are in for the first GeneseeSun.com leadership poll and for many, the results are going to be quite surprising. We asked them if they thought that Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, DA Greg McCAffrey, County Administrator Ian Coyle, and Chariman of the Board of Supervisors Eric Gott, were doing a 'Favorable Job' or 'Unfavorable Job'. We also gave them the option of selecting 'Don't care' for those that are not interested in that … [Read more...]

Tunningley Sentenced for Vicious Beating of Dansville 90-Year-Old

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Tyrone, NY resident has been sentenced to prison following his admission to the brutal beating of 90-year-old Paul Isaman of Dansville for his wallet in November. Brad Tunningley, 44, was sentenced on all six charges of District Attorney Greg McCaffrey's indictment, which were originally charged as hate crimes, those being Robbery in the Second Degree, a C felony, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, a D felony, … [Read more...]

Christiano, Sniveling Child Rapist, Sentenced to 20 Years

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Richard Christiano, 58, stood hunched and sniveling before Judge Dennis Cohen on Thursday as he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly raping his girlfriend's daughter. Judge Dennis Cohen, First Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe, and defense attorney Peter Pullano resolved the case with a sentence of 20 years in state prison with 20 years post release supervision, as well as an 8-year order of … [Read more...]

Driver Charged for Death of Baby has Special Court Appearance

Reading this on your phone or tablet? Download our new app on Google Play and the Apple store. LIVINGSTON COUNTY – In a highly unusual court appearance scheduled more than an hour before normal criminal court Thursday morning, Tracy Abbott, 51, made a first appearance with counsel with his lawyer, Richard Kaul, from Rochester, to satisfy some formalities in his Manslaughter case for crashing his truck into a home on Ossian Street in Dansville … [Read more...]

DA Indicts Pickup Driver for Killing Baby Calin Fly

Reading this on your phone or tablet? Download our new app on Google Play and the Apple store. DANSVILLE – The driver of a pickup truck that crashed through an Ossian Street home and fatally injured 4-month-old Calin Fly as he lay in his baby swing is being indicted on Manslaughter charges by a Grand Jury after hearing evidence presented by Livingston County District Attorney Gregory McCaffrey. Tracy Abbott, 51, of Dansville, was arrested … [Read more...]

Bricks Trial Day 2: “I Took the Gun as Payment for Coke Sale Debt”

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Seven witnesses took the stand on the second day of a lightning-fast felony trial for Christopher Bricks, 29, who is accused of Burglary in the Second Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon for the alleged theft of a shotgun from a Dansville woman he says is an associate in the business of dealing cocaine. Bricks, the sole witness for the defense, says that the alleged victim, Dawn … [Read more...]