Hero Dairy Workers Save Leicester Barn from Paper Fire

LEICESTER – A sharp eye and all-out battle against a paper fire in a Leicester barn saved the barn, cows and business from a potentially catastrophic blaze early Friday morning. Investigators say that a stationary tractor has sat in this dairy barn to shred paper for 10 years. At about 5:17 a.m., while workers had finished shredding a load of paper and were leaving the barn, one of them caught a glimmer of flame coming from the machine in the … [Read more...]

Grass Fires Spring Up on Leicester Road

LEICESTER – Several small grass fires sprang up alongside Leicester Road Sunday evening. According to first responders, firefighters were dispatched to Leicester Road between Perry Road and Main Street for a reported grass fire at about 7 p.m. The Cuylerville Fire Chief arrived first and reported multiple grass fire along the road. Leicester and Cuylerville firefighters brought all of the fires under control. It has not been released … [Read more...]

Cops Find No Deer Involved in Leicester Tree Crash

LEICESTER – Despite a driver's insisting that hitting a deer led to his harmless crash with a tree on Tuesday, investigating New York State Troopers found no evidence that he had actually struck a deer. The investigating Trooper said that the driver was southbound on River Road a little too fast when he ran off the road and struck the tree just north of Jones Bridge Road at about 2:10 p.m. The driver was uninjured but insisted, sometimes … [Read more...]

Leicester Shed Burns

LEICESTER – A small shed was completely destroyed in a fire late Thursday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, the call to the scene went out at 4:24 p.m. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the shed, which collapsed. An adjacent garage suffered some damage but survived. At one point, part of the garage roof caught fire. The Leicester, Cuylerville, York and Mount Morris Fire Departments responded to the scene. … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Leicester Woman for DWI Truck Accident

LEICESTER – New York State Police arrested a Leicester woman for allegedly driving drunk after she struck a tractor trailer near the entrance to Letchworth State Park late Thursday night. Ashley VanGraafeiland, 23, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated and traffic violations and infractions: Unlicensed Operator, Failure to Keep Right, and No Seatbelt. “She was ejected and sustained injuries to the head, facial injuries and … [Read more...]

Drunk Woman Ejected in Leicester Truck Crash

LEICESTER – A woman was thrown from her vehicle in an accident with a tractor trailer near the Mount Morris entrance to Letchworth State Park late Thursday night. According to New York State Trooper Craig Bianchi, the driver of an SUV was northbound in the southbound lane of Mount Morris Road in the area of Park Road when she collided with a tractor trailer at about 11 p.m. "She was ejected and sustained injuries to the head, facial … [Read more...]

Boyfriend Pins Girlfriend with Car at Leicester 7-Eleven

LEICESTER – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a young man for allegedly pinning his girlfriend between his vehicle and a parked car during an argument at the 7-Eleven on Main Street. According to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Brandon Johnson, 21, was arrested for misdemeanor Assault in the Third Degree, misdemeanor Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, Unlicensed Operator, which is an infraction, and Unsafe … [Read more...]

Leicester’s Lights Back On after Car Wipes Out Pole

LEICESTER – Repair crews have restored power to the approximately 1,000 customers who were in the dark after a car knocked down a utility pole Tuesday afternoon. According to NYSEG's website, power is restored to all 1,042 customers who were affected by the outage. At about 2:10 p.m., the car ran off of Rte. 20A between Keeney Road and Perry Road and struck the pole. No one was injured. The Leicester Fire Department responded to the … [Read more...]

Car Knocks Out Power for 1,000 in Leicester

UPDATE: Leicester's Lights Back On after Car Wipes Out Pole LEICESTER – A car ran off of Rte. 20A and knocked down a utility pole Tuesday afternoon, causing a local power outage. According to first repsonders at the scene, the car struck the pole at about 2:10 p.m. No one was transported to the hospital as a result of the accident. According to NYSEG's website, 1,042 of their Leicester customers are currently without power. The … [Read more...]

Man Struck by 2 Cars in Leicester Passes Away


LEICESTER – The man who suffered serious injuries after lying in Rte. 36 and being struck by two vehicles has died. According to a press release from New York State Police, on Aug. 9 at approximately 3:20 a.m., the State Police responded to the report of a pedestrian struck on Rte. 36 in the Town of Leicester. NYS Police said that a 35-year-old male was lying partially in the southbound lane and was struck by a southbound vehicle. He then … [Read more...]