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Child airlifted from bicycle-car crash in Yates County

One airlifted from crash involving car, motorcycle in Auburn
A bicyclist was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital over the weekend after being hit by a car in Yates County. First responders say Todd Whitford was traveling north on Italy Hill Road around 6:30 p.m ... more
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Teen airlifted after UTV accident in Yates County

One airlifted from crash involving car, motorcycle in Auburn
A local teen was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a weekend accident in Yates County. According to first responders, it happened in the town of Italy along Wetmore Road when three teens were riding ... more
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Yates County hunter ticketed for illegally baiting deer with feed

Yates County hunter ticketed for illegally baiting deer with feed
A hunter in Yates County recently faced penalties for illegal hunting activities, police say. On November 12th, 2022, DEC police were patrolling in the town of Italy when they stopped a young man riding an ... more
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Manchester man pleads guilty to sex abuse ahead of trial

Manchester man pleads guilty to sex abuse ahead of trial
A Manchester man has pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse and attempted criminal sexual act, just days before his trial was set to begin. Thor R. Baker, 40, of Port Gibson, entered an Alford ... more
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Prattsburgh teen’s car destroyed after overheating, bursting into flames

Car bursts into flames along Main St. in Shortsville
First responders say a Plattsburgh man escaped injury after his vehicle burst into flames. It happened in Yates County during the morning hours on Italy Hill Road in Jerusalem. Xavier Kula, age 19, was traveling ... more
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Fatal crash: 18-year-old ticketed for speeding after Yates wreck

Fatal crash: 18-year-old ticketed for speeding after Yates wreck
First responders say a Naples man was killed in a one-car accident in Yates County early-Friday. The crash happened in the town of Italy around 9 a.m. Edward Johnson, 73, was a passenger in a ... more
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Yates County: How to protect your family from rabies exposure, free pet vaccine clinics available

Yates County Public Health: Tips to avoid rabies exposure, free pet vaccine clinics available
Yates County Public Health is offering free rabies vaccine clinics over the next few months to help your beloved pets stay safe and healthy. Animals most likely to carry rabies are bats, skunks, raccoons and ... more
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Penn Yan man charged with criminal contempt

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Police report the arrest of a Penn Yan man. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department arrested Travis A. Groet, 29, of Penn Yan after violating an order of protection. Groet was ... more
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Yates County Legislature chooses first woman chair in its 50 year history

INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn on redistricting, the county-wide broadband rollout, a gas tax cut and more (podcast)
The Yates County Legislature has chosen the first woman chair in its 50 year history. The Chronicle-Express reports District 3 legislator Leslie Church, who represents Milo, was elected 8-6 over incumbent Douglas Paddock, who represents ... more
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Victim of New Year’s Day car crash, fire in Yates County town of Italy identified

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The Monroe County Medical Examiner's office has identified the man killed in a collision and car fire in the Yates County town of Italy. Using dental records, the ME's office identified the man as 33 ... more
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Yates County hunter reported missing finds his way to safety

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An 81 year old hunter who had been reported missing earlier this week found his way to a Yates County home. Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike tells the Finger Lakes Times a search was about ... more
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Two arrests reported last week in Yates County

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Two unrelated arrests occurred in Yates County last week. On Thursday morning Roger Slater, of Penn Yan, was arrested and charged with harassment. Slater subjected a Town of Italy resident to unwanted contact. On Saturday ... more
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Victim identified in fatal house fire in Yates County

Fatal fire under investigation in Yates County
Sheriff Ron Spike says a 65-year-old Middlesex resident died in a mobile home fire that occurred during the early-afternoon hours on Wednesday. Firefighters from Naples, Middlesex, Potter, and Rushville responded to the scene at Sunnyside ... more
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Italy home damaged after fire starts near wood stove

Italy home damaged after fire starts near wood stove
Firefighters say they were called to a home on State Rt. 245 after a fire started in the chimney pipe of a wood stove. The damage was contained to the immediate area around the wood ... more
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Yates man accused of stabbing pleads guilty to felony assault

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A Yates County man pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge last week via a video conference court appearance. District Attorney Todd Casella said Robert Hebding, 38, of Italy, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault, ... more
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Snowy spring day in the Finger Lakes (photo)

Snowy sprin
It's hard to tell if it's spring or winter in this shot by Ed Traphagan ... more
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Sunrise in Italy (photo)

Sunrise in Italy (photo)
A gorgeous sunrise from Italy Hill by Ed Traphagan ... more
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Snowy Sunday (photo)

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A chilly Sunday morning in Yates County. This photo by Ed Traphagan from Italy Hill ... more
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‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County

‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $10.3 million in investment, which will bring rural broadband infrastructure to more than 1,600 households, more than 300 businesses, and will cover more than 80 square miles in Yates ... more
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