Mystery Snake Falls from Rafter of Portageville House

NYLON – A startled Facebook user turned to social media for answers when a snake suddenly fell from the rafter of a home they were demolishing near Letchworth State Park. Facebook profile Debora Anucik Paccione posted a photo of the snake on social media, asking, 'Did anyone know what type snake this is?? ASAP!!' "We're doing demo of a house in Portageville along the Genesee River bordering the Letchworth State Park property. So we know we … [Read more...]

Letchworth’s Road Now Open from Mount Morris to Falls

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The way is now open from Mount Morris to the Glen Iris Inn and the park's three biggest waterfalls. Letchworth's main east-west vein of travel, closed in the area of the Perry entrance every winter, is now completely open to vehicle traffic. This means that vehicles can enter in Mount Morris and drive past the dam, Hog's Back and St. Helena to access the park's most grandiose scenes: lower, middle and upper falls, … [Read more...]

2 Charged with Manslaughter for Deaths of Children at Letchworth Falls

NYLON – A Wyoming County Grand Jury indicted two Rochester area men for the deaths of two boys who went over the falls at Letchworth State Park in June. According to our news partner News10NBC, Tyler Jennings, 34, and Chad Staley, 32, are now charged with several crimes including two counts each of felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree, two counts of felony Criminally Negligent Homicide and 10 counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare … [Read more...]

Tractor Falls Off Road after Crash with Car in Livonia

LIVONIA – A tractor fell down an embankment after a collision with a car at the intersection of South Livonia Road and Cleary Road on Friday. According to first responders, at 1:15 p.m. the Livonia Fire Department responded to a report of an accident involving a farm tractor and a car. Firefighters arrived to find the car in the road and the tractor overturned off the road, with the operator still inside. The operator of the tractor was … [Read more...]

Friends and Strangers Pass Fundraising Goal by $10K for Family of Lost Boys in Letchworth

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A GoFundMe.com fundraising page created when two young brothers were found deceased in the Genesee River below Lower Falls has seen such an incredible outpouring of community donations that it has exceeded its goal by $10,000. Dylan Giangregorio, 9, and Preston Giangregorio, 6, both tragically died when they were swept over the lower falls with five other family members. The crowdfunding site originally set a campaign goal … [Read more...]

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 feet of water surge over the falls per second. Its waters support some 50 kinds … [Read more...]