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, said that the farmer's help was a huge advantage. He said that the cause of the fire was a bad bearing in a combine that was working in … [Read more...]

Collins Announces Plan to Federally Beat SAFE Act

NYLON – Congressman Chris Collins hosted a press conference Monday to present legislation that would limit the authority of New York State to regulate or tax sales of rifles or shotguns. According to a press release from Collins' office, local, county and state officials join Collins in backing this legislation, called the 'Second Amendment Guarantee Act' (SAGA), which would serve as a means to repeal the New York Secure Ammunition and … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Geneseo Woman for Assault after Fight

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a woman for allegedly injuring another woman in a fight. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Kathleen Pritchard, 37, was arrested for misdemeanor Assault in the Third Degree. On Nov. 18, Pritchard was allegedly involved in an altercation with another female at the South Hill Apartments in Geneseo near Rte. 20A (South Street). Police say that Pritchard … [Read more...]

Joe Harris Throws Off the Gloves to Fight New Charges

NUNDA – Joe Harris made bail and began another legal battle against Livingston County. Harris, 48, is filing another lawsuit against law enforcement. His new charges include misdemeanor Assault in the Third Degree, four counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. "Was I in a fight with my neighbor? Yes. I just got the better of him," said Harris. "He got beaten up, basically. But then he calls the cops, and the Deputy slammed … [Read more...]

Joe Harris Back in Jail for Assault After Ending 3-Year Court Battle

NUNDA – Less than a month after pleading guilty and finally resolving a three-year battle with Livingston County courts, Joseph Harris is back in jail, this time for allegedly injuring another person in a fight and impeding Nunda Police Officers in their investigation. According to a press release from the Nunda Police Department, Joe Harris is now charged with misdemeanor Assault in the Third Degree, four counts of misdemeanor Endangering the … [Read more...]

WATCH: Sheriff Dougherty and DA McCaffrey Fight Heroin with New Initiatives

Watch our heroin discussion with Sheriff Dougherty and District Attorney McCaffrey below. LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Heroin continues to tighten its grip on Livingston County. Numbers of opioid overdoses, drug arrests and drug-related crimes continue to climb, goading law enforcement to take action. Sitting down with the GeneseeSun.com, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and District Attorney Greg McCaffrey shared their own initiatives, professional … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Open Third Attack Investigation into Suspended DK Fraternity

GENESEO – Members of the currently suspended Delta Kappa Tau (DK) fraternity are again thought to have attacked a SUNY Geneseo student. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Geneseo Police are reaching out to the public to call (585) 243-2020 with any information about this incident, which is thought to have occurred in the early hours of April 10. "The victim went to DK with a few friends at about 4 a.m. on … [Read more...]

Big-Hearted Avon Rallies for Mom Battling Cancer with Duffys, Soccer, Basketball and Euchre

AVON – An outpouring of community generosity is backing an Avon mother of three in her quest to wipe out her cancer by taking to the soccer field, basketball court, raising a glass at Duffy's Tavern, and donating a portion of a euchre tournament to her family. Parents Pam and Casey Edwards are facing down significant medical expenses for her chemotherapy treatment and a stem cell transplant in the coming weeks. "Pam is strong, always … [Read more...]

Man Barges into Retsof Home and Strikes Child During Fight

YORK – A Webster man was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office for burglary on Saturday after allegedly barging into a home in Retsof and getting into a fight with another man inside, striking a child in the head in the process. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, John Roessel, 56, was arrested for felony Burglary in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, two counts of … [Read more...]

Easter Smack Down with Ex Leads to Assault Charge

Reading this on your phone or tablet? Download our new app on Google Play and the Apple store. LIVONIA – A Livonia man was arrested on Assault charges after an alleged fight with his ex-girlfriend apparently left her with a serious cut to her head in the hours between the night of Easter Sunday and Monday morning. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Kellman, 24, was charged with Assault in … [Read more...]