Kiwanis’ Charitable Antique Show Hits Geneseo Veterans Day

GENESEO – Unique items from over 45 vendors are coming to Genesee Valley Plaza for the Kiwanis antique show is coming to Genesee Valley Plaza this Veterans Day. The show on Nov. 11 and 12 will as always benefit Livingston County food pantries. Admission for the entire weekend is $7, with a dollar taken off ticket prices with a donation of any non-perishable food. Tickets are good for both days. “I’m a big fan of food pantries,” said auction … [Read more...]

Lost Livonia Dog Lands Safe with AZ Owners

LIVONIA – The dog who was found wandering in the road in Livonia just landed safely in Arizona to be reunited with his owners. Perry Vet Group Work Leader Tonja Hynes saw Max the dog wandering in the road and took him to the office, where a microchip scan came back for Arizona. Turns out Max had been missing for over a year. Check out our video interview with Hynes and Max above! The running theory is that Max ran away from home in … [Read more...]

Livingston County Gas Thief Now Owes Employer $14K

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A man now owes his former employer a huge sum for stealing gas and using receipts to defraud the company. Carlos Arriaga, 40, pled guilty Thursday to Attempted Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a misdemeanor. He will serve 60 days in the Livingston County Jail and pay over $14,000 back to the business. "This way the restitution will go back to the business," said Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe, who … [Read more...]

Geneseo Rape Victim’s Mom: ‘My Husband is More Monster than Man’

GENESEO – The wife of Fernando Alvarado-Perez says that the moment she found out he raped her young daughter, 'every ounce of love for him was gone.' Alvarado-Perez, 37, stood at the defense table with his attorney, Brad Janson, to be sentenced to 20 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for felony Rape in the First Degree. The mother of the victim held back tears as she read a statement in court. "For 10 years I have … [Read more...]

Heater Burned Geneseo Woodworker’s Shop

GENESEO – The fire that consumed a talented woodworker's expanded garage and shop is so far thought to have started as an electrical fire in a heater. According to a press release from Geneseo Fire Chief Andrew Chanler, the emergency call went out at about 3:31 a.m. Thursday reporting a possible garage fire. "The garage was a two story structure with a wood shop and vehicle storage on first floor and recreation room on the second floor," … [Read more...]

Towering Fire Destroys Geneseo Furniture Shop

GENESEO – Flames rose almost above the trees early Thursday morning as an expanded two-bay garage burned almost to the ground. According to an eyewitness, the fire started quietly and slowly built to a roar. "I was trying to sleep when I hear this crackling, sounded like ice cracking, almost a popping sound," said Dominic Friscia, who lives just across Prospect Street. "I look out my bedroom window and wow, the flames are towering almost … [Read more...]

Cops Warn of Deer Crashes During Rut

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office released an advisory warning local drivers of increased car-deer accidents during the early fall. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, drivers  should take extra precautions while traveling throughout the county. "Currently, the deer mating season, also known as 'The Rut,' is underway, and there has been a large increase in deer activity … [Read more...]

Avon Lions Pooled $12K for New Circle Park Clock

AVON – Today is the day. The Avon Lions Club delivered an ornate pole clock to the outside of Circle Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International. The Lions' generosity installed the clock on a small grass triangle just outside the circle at half the expected cost to the Village and Town. "The Village and Town each contributed $2,500 towards the project rather than the $5,000 that we originally asked for because the … [Read more...]

Bunnies Inspire Lakeville Model-in-Training’s Raffle for Rescue Animals

LIVONIA – A Lakeville resident and new owner of two rescued bunnies is pushing as hard as possible to raise funds for local rescue animals. Jane Farrell, a model-in-training for Mary Therese Friel LLC (MTF) in Mendon, started the campaign about a week ago, going door to door to sell raffle tickets for $2 a piece or 3 for $5, with all proceeds to go to Lollypop Farm. "MTF challenged the models to make whatever change they can," said … [Read more...]

ELECTION NIGHT: Conservatives Take Historic Win for Lima Supervisor

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Unofficial results say that it was a historic night for the Livingston County Conservative Party. Mike Falk successfully ran on the Conservative line against Republican and Democratic candidate Colleen Allen. Falk took 851 votes, or 64.13 percent. Allen took 475 votes, or 35.80 percent. This is the first time that a Conservative has been elected to a position on the Livingston County Board of Supervisors. "Had it not … [Read more...]