LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Jumpers Video Flight from National Warplane Museum’s Whiskey-7

GENESEO – A member of the Liberty Jump team captured the moment that he jumped from the National Warplane Museum's flying historical treasure, Whiskey-7, just as paratroopers did over Normandy on D-Day, 1944. The team performed a demonstration at the Westfield International Airshow, held at Barnes Air National Guard Base. Whiskey-7 will … [Read More...]

SUN VIDEO: Hemlock T-Bone Sends Small Child to Hospital

LIVONIA – A collision at the intersection of Main Street and Big Tree Road in the hamlet of Hemlock sent one small child to the hospital late Monday morning. According to first responders on scene, the emergency call went out at about 10:48 a.m. reporting a two-vehicle crash with two children injured. Livonia Deputy Fire Chief Rich Alexander … [Read More...]

Contested Town Races Galore in November

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Contested races seem to be on in more than half of the 14 Livingston County towns to send in unofficial caucus results so far. The Livingston County Board of Elections reminds the public that caucus results will not be certified until late September and might change before then. "There will be caucuses through September 19 … [Read More...]

The Statesmen Still Kicking as Dry Nightclub in Geneseo

GENESEO – The Statesmen says that it will no longer be serving alcohol, but it plans to open as an alcohol-free night club for the fall semester. Owner Rocco Dragani said that there are no official opening dates, but the plan is to open as a dry dance venue sometime during the coming semester. "There will be a $5 cover," said Dragani. "We … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

Cops: Sleeping Driver Sat on Needle, Then in Jail Cell

LIMA – A judge ordered that a Wayland man be held in jail after the Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested him for allegedly possessing a needle and Suboxone. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ryan Wiemer, 34, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor … [Read More...]

SUN VIDEO: Avon Corn Fest Grows in 31st Year

AVON – Thousands packed Genesee Street on Saturday for one of Avon's favorite weekends, the Rotary Corn Festival. Bands, artists, food vendors and crafters packed downtown all day. Folks came from across the country for the fest. As always, the funds raised go to the many charities and organizations that Rotary supports. … [Read More...]

NYS Fuels Bristol I.D. Expansion with $315K Grant

LIMA – New York State is giving a $315,000 grant to the Town of Lima to assist the expansion of Bristol ID Technologies, a local powerhouse in card manufacturing. According to a press release from New York State, the grant will help Bristol purchase machinery and equipment as part of their 8,000-square foot building expansion and the acquisition … [Read More...]

Cops Take Bath Salts from Bath Man

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Bath resident for allegedly driving while impaired and without a license on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road) and arrested his passenger on a warrant out of Corning. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Mark Norton, 58, was arrested for misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed … [Read More...]

Minor T-Bone Jams Traffic in Avon

AVON – An accident blocked traffic for awhile at the intersection of Triphammer Road, Lakeville Road and South Lima Road Tuesday afternoon. According to first responders at the scene, the vehicles collided at about 4 p.m. and blocked traffic. No one involved was transported to a hospital. Flatbeds towed both vehicles from the … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

Jumpers Video Flight from National Warplane Museum’s Whiskey-7

GENESEO – A member of the Liberty Jump team captured the moment that he jumped from the National Warplane Museum's flying historical treasure, Whiskey-7, just as paratroopers did over Normandy on D-Day, 1944. The team performed a demonstration at the Westfield International Airshow, held at Barnes Air National Guard Base. Whiskey-7 will … [Read More...]

SUN VIDEO: Hemlock T-Bone Sends Small Child to Hospital

LIVONIA – A collision at the intersection of Main Street and Big Tree Road in the hamlet of Hemlock sent one small child to the hospital late Monday morning. According to first responders on scene, the emergency call went out at about 10:48 a.m. reporting a two-vehicle crash with two children injured. Livonia Deputy Fire Chief Rich Alexander … [Read More...]

The Statesmen Still Kicking as Dry Nightclub in Geneseo

GENESEO – The Statesmen says that it will no longer be serving alcohol, but it plans to open as an alcohol-free night club for the fall semester. Owner Rocco Dragani said that there are no official opening dates, but the plan is to open as a dry dance venue sometime during the coming semester. "There will be a $5 cover," said Dragani. "We … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

SUN VIDEO: Livingston County Takes Over 2 Bridges

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Two bridges, one in Sparta and one in West Sparta, are now under the care of the County Highway Department. This means that the County Highway Department will handle maintenance and repairs though these bridges are on Town Roads. Recent expansions to both structures made them over 25 feet in span. A […]

Over 100-Foot Fall Caused Non-Life Threatening Injuries for Teen in Springwater

SPRINGWATER – The teen who fell more than 100 feet down a waterfall Tuesday afternoon was successfully transported to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries. First responders who were at the scene confirmed Wednesday that the 18-year-old male is currently at Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident was on private property about a […]

SUN VIDEO: Springwater Rope Rescue Saves Teen from Waterfall

SPRINGWATER – Rescuers rescued a badly injured 18-year-old from the bottom of a 200-foot waterfall on Tuesday. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office’s Chief Deputy Matt Burgess said that the emergency call went out at about 3:30 p.m. for a teenage male fallen from a waterfall on private property about a mile off of Canadice Road. […]

Noyes Health Warns of Phone Scam

DANSVILLE – Noyes Health is warning the public of a phone scam where callers pose as Noyes. According to a social media advisory by Noyes Health, they were notified that some area residents are receiving phone calls allegedly from Noyes Health which offer to consolidate the resident’s debt and solicit credit card information. Noyes says that […]

Central Livingston County Enters Flash Flood Warning

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service has activated a flash flood warning for Livingston County. According to the National Weather Service, doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Over an inch of rain has already fallen, and another one to two inches of rain is likely. Flash flooding is expected to […]

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COURTS

York Manslaughter Court Date Postponed for 1 Week

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Danielle Allen’s high-profile manslaughter case is rescheduled for next week. Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey confirmed that the case is adjourned at the request of the defense to Aug. 21 for the argument of motions. Allen, 21, last appeared in court alongside her two attorneys, Cheryl Myers-Buth and Joel Daniels, both […]

Cops Hit Driver with Weapons Charge for Brass Knuckles

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Scio resident is facing two misdemeanor charges for allegedly driving on 390 while impaired by drugs and with brass knuckles in the vehicle. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ronald Clark, 21, was arrested for misdemeanor DWAI Drugs and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Weapon in […]

Inmate Says Caledonia Murder Suspect Confessed in Jail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A federal inmate is saying that the man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s roomate confessed in jail. Aukut Ozkaynak, 37, is accused of felony Murder in the Second Degree and felony Tampering with Physical Evidence. Ozkaynak, who the federal inmate says is known in jail as ‘Ike,’ shook his head as he […]

Geneseo Cops Charge Cruelty for Locking Dogs in Apartment

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Meadow Drive resident on a misdemeanor charge for allegedly keeping two dogs alone in an apartment for a week. According to the Geneseo Police Department, Rose Dale, 59, was charged with a misdemeanor Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals and failing to register her two dogs. It is alleged […]

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FEATURES

SUN VIDEO: Professor/’Mad Scientist’ Safely Captures Eclipse in Geneseo

GENESEO – Livonia resident, MCC professor, dive instructor and local ‘mad scientist’ John Rodman took to the streets of Geneseo to safely show today’s eclipse to fascinated passerbys. An old pair of binoculars, camera lens and rifle scope focused the image of the partially-obscured sun onto paper. Hundreds took to the streets to get a […]

FROM THE NEWS DIRECTOR: Conesus Super Fires Low Blow at Board Member’s Dead Wife

The bloody free-for-all that went down at Tuesday night’s public hearing for Conesus’ hot-button proposed zoning law change is by far the most disfunctional municipal meeting I have attended in my career. This was small town government at its ugliest. Members of the public shouted over each other. Others stormed out. A kid left the […]

New Paint Means Fresh Face for Geneseo’s Historic Annabel Lee Bed and Breakfast

GENESEO — The historic Annabel Lee Bed and Breakfast recently saw a full exterior paint job. The historic bed and breakfast was built in 1889 for Elizabeth Allen by Hiriam Leonard. Since 2006, Pattie Cavanaugh has been the Owner/Innkeeper of the bed and breakfast. The Bed and Breakfast was lasted touched up in 2010 but did […]

Oak Tree’s First ‘Sun Cup’ to Award Fast, Healthy First Responders

GENESEO — The 12th annual Oak Tree Half Marathon and 5K will be on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and this year the GeneseeSun.com is sponsoring the ‘Sun Cup’ to promote First Responder wellness. The ‘Sun Cup’ takes the net time of the 5K and Half Marathon of any two contestants from the same first responder or public safety […]

Some Sights from the Air this July 3 and 4

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – July 3 is well known in the area for the Conesus Ring of Fire. I decided that an attempt at a night time shot of the lake lit in it’s annual glory would make for a nice shot. Unfortunately my hope of people starting their flares and fires early did not occur […]

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SPORTS

Elites and Casual Runners Take the Field at Bergen 5K

NYLON – The Jenna Kuzma Memorial Runners and walkers came to tackle the 3.1 mile course that weaves through the streets of Bergen. The 5K, also known as the Bergen Road Race, took place this past Saturday, Aug. 12. “I think it went well” said Race Director Eric Boyce. “More than pleased with the results. […]

Run

Rochester Twilight Criterium Adds Elite Road Mile

NYLON –The Rochester Twilight Criterium will be adding a new event this year. A road mile running race will be joining the criterium event, bringing elite-level competition. “I had the idea years ago to put together runners and cycling” said Executive Director Scott Page. “Almost any weekend there are 5K’s, and 10K’s to do. Nobody’s […]

Run

All Invited to Run Alongside Bergen 5K’s Elites

NYLON – The Bergen Road Race, which serves as the 2017 USATF Niagara 5km Open & Masters Championships, will soon draw local elites to the starting line. The race, also known as the Jenny Kuzma Memorial 5K run, is Saturday, Aug. 12. The race has a reputation of attracting the best of the best, but runners of […]

Oak Tree’s First ‘Sun Cup’ to Award Fast, Healthy First Responders

GENESEO — The 12th annual Oak Tree Half Marathon and 5K will be on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and this year the GeneseeSun.com is sponsoring the ‘Sun Cup’ to promote First Responder wellness. The ‘Sun Cup’ takes the net time of the 5K and Half Marathon of any two contestants from the same first responder or public safety […]

20th Karnocker 5K To Benefit Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association

NYLON– The 20th running of the Karknocker 5K will benefit the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, a partnership established just last year. The Karknocker 5K will take place Friday, July 28. The East Rochester Chamber of Commerce sponsors and puts on the race. “I’ve been involved with the Chamber for 6 or 7 years,” said […]

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SUN TV

SUN VIDEO: Professor/’Mad Scientist’ Safely Captures Eclipse in Geneseo

GENESEO – Livonia resident, MCC professor, dive instructor and local ‘mad scientist’ John Rodman took to the streets of Geneseo to safely show today’s eclipse to fascinated passerbys. An old pair of binoculars, camera lens and rifle scope focused the image of the partially-obscured sun onto paper. Hundreds took to the streets to get a […]

SUN VIDEO: Livonia Dems Designate Marty Hughes for Supervisor

LIVONIA – The first Livonia Democratic caucus in several years ended with Marty Hughes as the Democratic designee for Town Supervisor. Eric Gott, incumbent Supervisor who is endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties for re-election and running on the independent ‘Livonia First’ line, appeared at the caucus to seek Democratic designation as well. However, the […]

SUN VIDEO: York Farmer and Firefighters Beat Field Fire

YORK – A farmer helped firefighters put out a fire that swept up to 10 acres of his wheat field on River Road Wednesday afternoon. The emergency call went out at about 2:48 p.m. reporting a wheat field fire on River Road at Craig Road. John Miller, Second Assistant Chief for the York Fire Department, […]

SUN VIDEO: Springwater Rope Rescue Saves Teen from Waterfall

SPRINGWATER – Rescuers rescued a badly injured 18-year-old from the bottom of a 200-foot waterfall on Tuesday. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office’s Chief Deputy Matt Burgess said that the emergency call went out at about 3:30 p.m. for a teenage male fallen from a waterfall on private property about a mile off of Canadice Road. […]

SUN VIDEO: Valley Artists Rejoice at Bear Fountain’s Return

GENESEO – Artists from all over the Genesee Valley turned heads on Main Street as they carefully captured the beauty of the bear fountain, detail by stunning detail. The artists are with the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters. Six members painted on Monday: Barbara Jablonski; Judy Saprano; Bobbie Gradl; Kathy Mannix; Carol Thiel; and Claudine Bartlett. […]

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