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Auburn police: Driver in crash was distracted by someone ‘dancing’ near Grant Avenue

No tickets will be issued following a three-vehicle accident on Sunday that snarled westbound traffic along a portion of Route 5 in Auburn, according to the Auburn Police Department. The accident occurred at 4:51 p.m. along Grant Avenue near Lansing Street when the driver of a Volkswagon Jetta, 19-year-old Moravia woman Annissia Rowland, was reportedly distracted by “an unknown individual... more

Honeoye woman steals credit card making purchases at Best Buy, Taco Bell

A Honeoye resident has been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after deputies say she stole a credit car belonging to a co-worker. Deputies arrested Laurin M. Carroll, 26, of Honeoye at Best Buy in Victor after she stole a co-worker’s credit card and used it for unauthorized purchases totaling more than $80. She spent $73.08 at Best Buy and $10.84... more

Canandaigua man charged with exposing self after walking around Thompson Hospital naked

A 64-year-old Canandaigua man was charged with exposure of a person after allegedly taking off his clothes and walking around the ER of F.F. Thompson Hospital. The Canandaigua Police Department reports that Jimmie Jackson, 64, of Canandaigua was charged with exposure of a person on August 19, at 8:50 pm after he was admitted to the hospital due to his... more

Seneca Falls man rubs feces on holding cell wall after being arrested following domestic

On Wednesday at 10:05 am police in Seneca Falls arrested a 47-year-old resident in connection with a domestic incident, which occurred in July. Authorities say Otis E. Montgomery, 47, of Seneca Falls was arrested for harassment in the second degree, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, petit larceny, criminal tampering in the third degree and criminal mischief in the second... more

Wegmans hash browns recalled for ‘golf ball materials’

Wegmans’ hash browns are the latest to be recalled for, of all things, potentially having “golf ball materials”. According to Wegmans’ website, the company’s O’Brien Hash Browns 28 oz. bags are being recalled because “they may contain golf ball materials.” The company says the affected products have UPC code 07789036523, a “Best By” date of October 2017 and production code... more

The craziest softball game Groton may have ever seen

Groton defeated visiting Lansing, 17-10, on senior night Tuesday at the Groton Elementary School field. All 17 runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Indians trailing 10-0. “It was amazing,” said Groton head coach Ed Dow, who has been a modified and varsity coach at Groton for more than two decades. “I’ve never been in a... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman called dispatch 24 times about incident

A Seneca Falls woman faces multiple charges after police say she called dispatch 24 times attempting to report an incident, which police say had been handled. On Monday at 12:02 am the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Susan L. Ganser, 54, of Seneca Falls for third-degree falsely reporting an incident, two counts of second-degree obstructing governmental administration, and second-degree harassment... more

Geneva man charged with intentionally running over birds

A Geneva man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after he allegedly drove through a flock of seagulls, killing two of them. Deputies in Ontario County say that Joel Torrez-Diaz, 28, of Geneva was charged with torturing an animal in violation of the agriculture and markets law. The charge is a misdemeanor. Deputies say he struck and killed two of... more

Fire scare at American Legion in Waterloo caused by ‘butt can’

Update: FingerLakes1.com has learned that a fire was reported at the American Legion in Waterloo this afternoon. However, a can of cigarette butts tipped over outside a window, causing a piece of plywood to smolder, which led to the smoke entering the facility. According to Waterloo Police Chief Doyle L. Marquart the report, which prompted mutual aid from Seneca Falls, Border... more

Drunk Penn Yan man tries to block roadway

On early Saturday morning at about 1:50 am, Penn Yan Village Police arrested 49-year-old Leon C. Fuller of Sheppard Street in Penn Yan after a complaint of an intoxicated subject walking in the roadway blocking traffic. Officers located Fuller walking in the roadway blocking traffic and attempting to stop vehicles. Fuller was taken into custody, processed and released on an... more

Cornell breeds flavor-packed mega-strawberry the size of a plum

Strawberry fans, rejoice. The newest Cornell strawberry variety concentrates intense flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand. Topping out at over 50 grams, Archer, the latest creation from Cornell berry breeder Courtney Weber, is comparable in size to a plum or small peach. But this behemoth stands out in ways beyond just its proportions:... more
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