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Sheriff: Alcohol a factor in fatal accident after Fayette pursuit

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports a fatal one-car accident that happened on Marshall Road in Fayette over the weekend. The accident happened on Saturday around 4 p.m. when deputies initially observed a vehicle speeding northbound on Route 96. They attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but when the vehicle pulled over to the side — it quickly took back... more

Pal-Mac grad Ben Reeves wins Tewaaraton Award

Yale captain Ben Reeves and junior attack Sam Apuzzo of Boston College have won the Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the most outstanding male and female college lacrosse players in the nation. Reeves closed his college career with one goal and three assists in a 13-11 victory over Duke on Monday for the national championship. He finished the season with... more

Palmyra-Macedon girls reach state semifinals in girls lacrosse

Palmyra-Macedon girls have reached the state semifinals in girls lacrosse. The Red Raiders advanced to the state semis with a 17-3 win over Eden on Saturday at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School. Jamie Walker had six goals and three assists and Emma Arnold added five goals and three assists. Anna Diakogiannis and Alea Javorowsky each scored two goals and Kayleigh Ground... more

Sheriff: Contractor took $9K from Palmyra resident, now charged with grand larceny

Sheriff: Contractor took $9K from Palmyra resident, now charged with grand larceny
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Penfield man on grand larceny charges following an investigation into a contractor scam. In November 2017 deputies received a call from a Palmyra resident that a contractor he hired to work on his building — never completed the job, and never reimbursed him his payment. Ryan P. Frawley, 22, was... more

Pal-Mac grad Ben Reeves becomes finalist for 2018 Tewaaraton Award

The Tewaaraton Foundation announced the men’s and women’s NCAA Lacrosse finalists for the 2018 Tewaaraton Award on Thursday. Listed, as one of five male finalists, is none other than Wayne County native Ben Reeves. The highly motivated student-athlete has been playing for the Yale Bulldogs for the last four years. WHEC: Read More Congrats to Ben Reeves in becoming Yale's... more

Motorcyclist sent to Strong after crash on State Route 31 in Palmyra

Motorcyclist sent to Strong after crash on State Route 31 in Palmyra
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports a personal injury crash that occurred on Tuesday in the Town of Palmyra. The collision involved a car and a motorcycle, according to deputies. The operator of the car – identified as James A. Parker Jr., 41 of Rochester was traveling west on State Route 31 and had to brake suddenly due to traffic... more

“It’s going to be tough forever”: Woman returns home after fatal Palmyra fire

“It’s going to be tough forever”: Woman returns home after fatal Palmyra fire
The woman and her grandson injured in a fatal fire this week are both out of the hospital. The fire started just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at the home on East Palmyra Port Gibson Road. Ginger Sullivan was burned on her hands and face trying to save her 84-year-old mother, Dorothy Bouwens, from the flames. “I think I wouldn’t... more

LATEST: Officials give update on fatal Palmyra blaze

LATEST: Officials give update on fatal Palmyra blaze
The East Palmyra Fire Department was dispatched to 1569 East Palmyra-Port Gibson Road around 2:53 a.m. on Tuesday for a reported structure fire. According to Sheriff Barry Virts, firefighters found a home fully-involved upon arrival. The fire department was assisted by units from Port Gibson, Palmyra, Newark, and Marion – along with ambulances from Finger Lakes Ambulance and Port Gibson.... more

Senator Helming to honor 16 women from Wayne-Finger Lakes region

Senator Pam Helming recently announced the 16 nominees for New York State Senate Woman of Distinction recognition from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. This award recognizes the outstanding work of extraordinary women from our region and throughout New York State, with one honoree selected from each State Senate District. “Our community is fortunate to have so many remarkable women whose lives,... more

Wayne 911 dispatcher helps caller through birth in Palmyra

The Wayne County 911 Center reports that a dispatcher helped deliver a baby on Monday around 8:53 a.m. The 911 Center received a call from an individual reporting that his girlfriend was in labor. Acting quickly, Wayne County Dispatcher Matthew Bixby performed Emergency Medical Dispatch instructions to help the caller deliver his child. Officials said they were honored that Supervisor... more

Sheriff, doctor outline opioid problems in Wayne County

Sheriff, doctor outline opioid problems in Wayne County
The conference room at the Palmyra Library was filled to capacity Monday night with people wanting to learn more about the opioid crisis in Wayne County and the Finger Lakes region. Sponsored by the Citizens’ Response Network of Wayne County, the panel forum featured Wayne County Sheriff and New York State Sheriffs Association President Barry Virts; Dr. Charles Morgan, medical... more

Convicted for Palmyra double murders, Chad Campbell coming up for parole

Convicted for Palmyra double murders, Chad Campbell coming up for parole
He was sentenced to serve life in prison after his conviction in the August 1990 double murders of 15-year-old Palmyra-Macedon Central School classmate, Cindy Lewis, and the 17-month-old boy she was babysitting, Curtis Rizzo. The community held its breath in the days before the bodies were discovered. Chad Campbell, 14 years old at the time, even helped in the search... more

Palmyra man jailed after speeding, reckless driving on SR 96 in Victor

Palmyra man jailed after speeding, reckless driving on SR 96 in Victor
Deputies say a Palmyra man was sent to the Ontario County Jail after a traffic stop for reckless driving and speeding in Victor on Thursday around 11 a.m. Michal F. Caldarelli, 56, of Palmyra was charged with speeding, driving left of the pavement markings, reckless driving and passing a red light after an incident on State Route 96 in Victor.... more

Deputies: Palmyra man possessed pills, charged with DWAI after traffic stop

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 28-year-old Palmyra man following a traffic stop on State Route 21 in Manchester. Deputies say that James F. Merkley, 28, of Palmyra was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs. During the traffic stop deputies observed Merkley to be impaired by drugs, and located several... more

First round of Sectional basketball underway for boys & girls in Section V (W-FL round-up 2/20)

First round of Sectional basketball underway for boys & girls in Section V (W-FL round-up 2/20)
First round games in the 2018 Section V boys and girls tournaments were contested on Tuesday night across the region with many Wayne-Finger Lakes teams advancing to the quarterfinals, and others seeing their season come to an end. Check out all the results by classification below along with Wednesday night’s schedule. FL1 Sports will bring you live coverage of two... more
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