Mount Morris Teen Goes to Prison for Torching Old House

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A County Court Judge sentenced a Mount Morris teenager to prison for burning a vacant house with the help of a 14-year-old. Judge Dennis Cohen sentenced Alex Gross, 18, to 2 to 6 years in prison for felony Attempted Arson in the Third Degree. Gross is eligible to serve 6 months in Shock camp, a military-style prison boot camp, but will not have his record sealed as a Youthful Offender (Y/O). "You have a prior Y/O. I'm … [Read more...]

Endangered Falcons Hunt Mount Morris Dam

MOUNT MORRIS – A casual birder poked along the trail by the dam on a blustery Friday, camera at the ready. A flying bird caught his eye, too small to be a hawk but slicing the wind faster than any pigeon. Charles Negley snapped a few photos as the bird perched on a high limb. Later, when he asked some friends what he had seen, the unanimous and surprised answer was 'peregrine falcon,' an endangered species in New York State. "There were … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Mayor Will Not Run for Reelection

MOUNT MORRIS – Mayor Joel Mike says that his name will not appear on the ballot come the spring election. In a letter to the community, Mike said that family and professional responsibilities take him too far away from his office of Mayor to devote his full time to the Village. No one has entered their name as candidate in the March 21 race so far. To My fellow citizens: I will not be a candidate for re-election to a second term as Mayor … [Read more...]

Firefighters Free Trapped Victim from West Sparta Christmas Eve Rollover

UPDATE: Firefighters Free Trapped Victim from West Sparta Christmas Eve Rollover WEST SPARTA – Firefighters recovered a person who was trapped in a vehicle the morning of Christmas Eve. According to first responders, an emergency call at 5:11 a.m. reported a one-car accident at McKay Road and Hartman Road with an occupant trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters extracted the person and took them to a safe landing zone for a medical … [Read more...]

Chief Mignemi Returns as Head of Mount Morris Police

MOUNT MORRIS – Ken Mignemi has returned to his capacity as full-time Chief of Police. Mayor Joel Mike confirmed that Chief Mignemi resumed his position as of Monday, Oct. 3. Mike suspended Mignemi for two weeks following an investigation into reports of the Chief's interference with a roadside investigation on Aug. 19. In the Chief's absence, Officer Mark Brado was Officer in Charge. Village Police continue to operate in their … [Read more...]

Pepsi VP Among First Honored Alumni at Mount Morris School

MOUNT MORRIS — The Mount Morris Central School District awarded eight of their outstanding alumni at their first annual Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards, including Adam Harter, a Vice President for Pepsi. On Friday, Sept. 30, Mount Morris Central Schools honored the following eight alumni for their lives and accomplishments after school: Adam Harter, MBA, JD (Class of 1990), Terry Flynn, JD (Class of 1981), Sam Bozzette, MD, PhD (Class … [Read more...]

Vandals Knock Mount Morris’ Celebrity Bear

UPDATE: Carver Rights Mount Morris’ Bear, Police Seek Vandals MOUNT MORRIS – The Village is furious that Mount Morris' most famous bear was the victim of an apparent act of vandalism Thursday night. Vandals appear to have unscrewed the bear's 'Welcome Home' sign and knocked over the carving. The sign was recovered lying next to the bear. "The sign was an add-on, so it was attached by glue and six or seven-inch bolts," said the bear's … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Commercial Vehicle Unit Tickets Truckers in 2 Crashes

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office's Commercial Vehicle Unit (CVU) ticketed two truck drivers after accidents in the towns of York and Mount Morris Monday evening. At about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Rte. 36 and Rte. 63 in York, a tractor trailer rear-ended another. Neither driver was injured. Deputy Kevin Barrett with the CVU investigated. The driver allegedly claimed that there was a problem with his brakes, but … [Read more...]

Truck Tips on 390 Ramp in Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS – A tractor trailer fell onto its side on the entrance ramp to 390 south Monday evening. The truck tipped over while trying to enter 390 southbound from Rte. 408 at about 6:30 p.m. The truck driver was not injured. He climbed out of the cab himself and called 911. He could be seen walking and talking with police officers at the scene. Traffic remained open on the ramp while police awaited tow equipment to arrive. Traffic … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Mayor Puts Chief Mignemi on Administrative Leave

UPDATE: Mignemi Suspended for Releasing Nunda Councilman from DWI Stop MOUNT MORRIS – Mount Morris Mayor Joel Mike has placed Mount Morris Police Chief Ken Mignemi on administrative leave. Mayor Mike confirmed Thursday evening that he placed Mignemi on leave, effective immediately. "Village Police Chief Ken Mignemi has been placed on Administrative leave, effective immediately, pending the outcome of an investigation into a disciplinary … [Read more...]