LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Firefighters Contain Leicester Fire to Washer and Dryer

LEICESTER – A house fire on North Street damaged a home on Saturday. According to first responders, the fire was mostly contained to a washer and dryer. Occupants and pets were able to escape uninjured. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Livingston County Office of Emergency Management are investigating. … [Read More...]

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Woman Airlifted from Groveland Lawn Mower Accident

GROVELAND – A medical helicopter airlifted a woman from a lawn mower accident in the area of Bath Road Saturday morning. According to first responders who are at the scene, the female suffered injuries when the mower rolled on her and pinned her against a tree at approximately 11 a.m. She was not believed to be riding the mower at the time of … [Read More...]

Mount Morris Code Condemns Police Chief’s Burned ‘Boarding House’

MOUNT MORRIS – The Village's code enforcement officer condemned a house on Damonsville Street that was damaged by a fire on July 14. Code enforcement announced to the public at Monday's Village Board meeting that they no longer consider the house liveable. "This fire left three people homeless," said Police Chief Ken Mignemi, owner of the … [Read More...]

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Geneseo Police Release Activity Report for July 17 to 20

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department released the following activity report to local media. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the activity reports are intended to give local residents a direct glimpse into the day-to-day activities of the Geneseo Police Department. “We want residents to know what our officers are doing in their … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

Lima Enters Boil Water Advisory

LIMA – The County has issued a boil water advisory for the Village and part of the Town. According to a press release from Lisa Beardsley, Senior Public Health Educator for the Livingston County Department of Health, the loss of pressure in the Village of Lima public water supply and the Town of Lima north of Rexon Street makes it inadvisable to … [Read More...]

Lima Water Main Issue Causes Low Pressure

LIMA – The Village of Lima is dealing with water main issues that have caused problems with the village's water supply. According to our news partner News10 NBC, several Lima residents have contacted News10 NBC to say they have not been able to get water in the village. Village of Lima Highway Superintendent Ben Luft confirmed that the water … [Read More...]

Flintknappers and Friends Mourn Unexpected Passing of Jim Vitale

YORK – A giant in the local flintknapping community unexpectedly passed away in a Pennsylvania car accident Monday morning. Vitale was making his way back home from the House Mountain Knap-In held in Virginia over the weekend at the time of the accident. He lived in Piffard and was a very active member of the Genesee Valley Flintknappers … [Read More...]

Avon Inn Reopens New Year’s Eve

AVON – The Avon Inn continues its long life of public hospitality on this upcoming New Years Eve. Avon native and contractor Jim Krause and his wife Jennifer have been touching up the 107-year-old Inn as full-time caretakers, taking the torch from longtime owner Linda Moran. “My first job was at the Avon Inn, as a dishwasher,” said Jim … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

Firefighters Contain Leicester Fire to Washer and Dryer

LEICESTER – A house fire on North Street damaged a home on Saturday. According to first responders, the fire was mostly contained to a washer and dryer. Occupants and pets were able to escape uninjured. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Livingston County Office of Emergency Management are investigating. … [Read More...]

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Woman Airlifted from Groveland Lawn Mower Accident

GROVELAND – A medical helicopter airlifted a woman from a lawn mower accident in the area of Bath Road Saturday morning. According to first responders who are at the scene, the female suffered injuries when the mower rolled on her and pinned her against a tree at approximately 11 a.m. She was not believed to be riding the mower at the time of … [Read More...]

Mount Morris Code Condemns Police Chief’s Burned ‘Boarding House’

MOUNT MORRIS – The Village's code enforcement officer condemned a house on Damonsville Street that was damaged by a fire on July 14. Code enforcement announced to the public at Monday's Village Board meeting that they no longer consider the house liveable. "This fire left three people homeless," said Police Chief Ken Mignemi, owner of the … [Read More...]

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Geneseo Police Release Activity Report for July 17 to 20

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department released the following activity report to local media. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the activity reports are intended to give local residents a direct glimpse into the day-to-day activities of the Geneseo Police Department. “We want residents to know what our officers are doing in their … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

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 […]

SUN VIDEO: Nunda Lumber Growing from 4th Generation Roots in 85th Year

NUNDA – Nunda Lumber is 85 and still going strong on the backs of four strong, dedicated generations, with a fifth generation already up and coming. Owner Dana Russell says that decades of good people and doing a good job keeps the business growing. It’s become much more than the lumberyard where he grew up sweeping […]

Springwater Sex Offender Faces Felony for Failure to Register

SPRINGWATER – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Springwater resident on a felony charge for allegedly failing to update a change in address to law enforcement. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jordan Head, 30, was arrested for felony Failure to Register and Verify as a Sex Offender. Dougherty said in […]

Walk-In Complaint to Deputies Leads to Felony Contempt Arrest

NUNDA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Nunda man after investigating a complaint by a woman who walked into Sheriff’s Office headquarters. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jeffrey Johnston, 49, was arrested for felony criminal contempt. The original complaint came in on July 5 when the woman reported that […]

5 Names to be Added to Dansville Wall of Pride

DANSVILLE — Dansville Central School, in conjunction with the Foundation for Dansville Education, will host the third annual Wall of Pride induction Ceremony. According to a press release from Kim Derrenbacher the TA and PD Chair of Dansville, on Saturday, October 21, 2017, Thomas Rauber, Sr., Helen Pratt, Dr. Sohail, Mrs. Afshan Qureshi, and Nicholas […]

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COURTS

Man in Armed Mount Morris Chase Pleads Guilty Before Trial

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The man charged with multiple felonies for pointing a loaded gun at pursuing police in Mount Morris pled guilty to a drug felony and agreed to serve time in prison. Gerald Bradley, 33, pled guilty to felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and agreed to serve 10 years […]

Tossed Pipe Blows in 3 for Crack Possession, Sheriff and DA Split on Charges

GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on felony drug charges after a passenger allegedly threw a crack pipe from the window of a pickup, but they say the District Attorney’s Office later filed a different charge. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, arrested were: Gerald Phelps, […]

Dalton Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing 13-Year-Old

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Dalton resident pled guilty to a violent sex offense against a young girl. According to a press release from the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office, Bryan Bailey, 34, was convicted short of trial of felony Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree and now faces a sentence of 10 years in […]

Cops Find Heroin on Driver Asleep at Geneseo Gas Pump

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department filed drug charges against a Leicester resident who was allegedly asleep at the wheel at the gas pumps at Mobil/7-Eleven on Main Street. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Marisa Mazzarella, 30, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and Criminal Possession […]

Judge Sentences ‘Horrendous’ Federally Sentenced Mount Morris Rapist to 10 Years

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A County Court Judge passed a 10-year sentence against a Mount Morris resident who is already headed to federal prison for horrific sex crimes. Judge Dennis Cohen sentenced Calvin Patrick, 35, to 10 years in state prison for felony Attempted Rape in the First Degree. He is already sentenced federally to over […]

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FEATURES

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 […]

Local Friends and Family Say Farewell to ‘Nate’ Pascuzzo

YORK– The following is an obituary posted by Rector Hicks Funeral Home: Nathan Pascuzzo, 26, of Greigsville, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at his residence. Predeceased by his grandmother, Judy Pascuzzo, grandparents, John and Grace Deming, Howard and Evelyn McKeown, grandfather, Charles Flickner and uncles, Jack and Carl Deming. He is survived by his parents, […]

United Way of Livingston County Raises Record Breaking Funds to Help 20 Local Agencies

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — United Way of Livingston County closed out a record breaking fundraising campaign surpassing their 2017 campaign goal. Kevin Van Allen, the 2017 campaign chair announced the that United Way of Livingston County surpassed their goal of $250,000 and raised $252,584. “There is still money coming in so the number could increase,” said […]

Caledonia Native Matt Cappotelli is Undergoing Second Brain Surgery

CALEDONIA —Matt Cappotelli is scheduled to undergo his second brain surgery to remove a tumor. According to a Facebook post from Cappotelli former winner of a WWE contract on Tough Enough III, has disclosed that the brain tumor that ended his career 10 years ago has returned. “Waiting to be taken for my MRI and get prepared for […]

12th Annual Oak Tree Half Marathon Grows with Genesee Valley Conservancy

GENESEO — The 12th annual Oak Tree Half Marathon and 5K is fast approaching the Village. The 12th annual Oak Tree Race is an event that raising money to support the conservation work of the not-for-profit Genesee Valley Conservancy. The race consists of a Half Marathon, 5K, and free kids fun runs. “The race is great public […]

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SPORTS

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 […]

Caledonia Native Matt Cappotelli is Undergoing Second Brain Surgery

CALEDONIA —Matt Cappotelli is scheduled to undergo his second brain surgery to remove a tumor. According to a Facebook post from Cappotelli former winner of a WWE contract on Tough Enough III, has disclosed that the brain tumor that ended his career 10 years ago has returned. “Waiting to be taken for my MRI and get prepared for […]

12th Annual Oak Tree Half Marathon Grows with Genesee Valley Conservancy

GENESEO — The 12th annual Oak Tree Half Marathon and 5K is fast approaching the Village. The 12th annual Oak Tree Race is an event that raising money to support the conservation work of the not-for-profit Genesee Valley Conservancy. The race consists of a Half Marathon, 5K, and free kids fun runs. “The race is great public […]

4 Livingston County Pitchers Play for Nationally Ranked Hornell Dodgers

HORNELL — Four Livingston County pitchers are now entering the national stage. The Hornell Dodgers, who are Nationally ranked (28) now have four pitchers from Livingston Country in their starting lineup. Those pitchers are Jameson Moran (RIT/Geneseo), Reid VanScoter (Binghamton/Livonia), Zack Kolodziejski (Niagara/Livonia), and Maddux Minton (Brockport/Conesus).  The Dodgers compete in the  New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL), which includes some […]

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SUN TV

SUN VIDEO: Cops and Horses Top Obstacles at Hemlock Fair’s Mounted Competition

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office hosted their annual mounted patrol competition on Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Office hosts multiple agencies from surrounding counties and as far away as Canada. They consider the competition a chance for riders and horses to hone their skills but also a chance to show those skills to the public. […]

SUN VIDEO: We Fly with Geneseo’s Most Historic Plane to Niagara Falls Air Force Base

NIAGARA FALLS – The GeneseeSun.com was aboard Whiskey 7, the National Warplane Museum’s most historic aircraft, when she made an appearance at the 914th Air Refueling Wing on Saturday. The Wing had a ceremony to celebrate their transition from an airlift wing to a refueling wing and welcomed Whiskey 7 presence as a flyover and static […]

WATCH: Blue Devils in Vietnam Memorial Day Tribute Part 1 of 3

GENESEO — The impact of the Vietnam War will always leave scars in Geneseo.  For a group of Western New York Geneseo Veterans, they used those scars as motivators to educate in publishing a book titled “Blue Devils in Vietnam.” The GeneseeSun.com’s parent company, Light the region Media is releasing a three-part video series to educate and […]

SUN VIDEO: Farmers Plow Through the Rainy Days

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The rain has dampened local farm fields but not farmers’ spirits. With lots of rain behind us and more on the way, planting season is certainly not going as planned. “We’re probably about two weeks behind,” said Leslie Hamilton of Triple H Farms in Geneseo. “We plant peas so our peas were planted […]

WATCH: Caledonia Bids Farewell to Former Fire and Police Chief ‘Torp’

CALEDONIA – For a moment last week, the passing of a loved and treasured local hero crossed a local cameraman’s skill and memory of this giant among giants. Over 23,000 people have watched Kevin Keenan’s video honoring the life of former Caledonia Chief Tom ‘Torp’ Torpey, 71. “Today we lost one of our own,” posted Keenan on Facebook […]

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