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House fire in Benton prompts second alarm, mutual aid

Firefighters were called to a structure fire in Benton on Thursday. During the morning hours firefighters were called to a house fire on Havens Corners Road east of Route 14A. Smoke was showing from the structure when firefighters arrived, and fire was ... MORE
Benton, Fire, News, Yates County
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First responders battle flames, frigid cold at Benton barn fire (photos)

Firefighters battle flames and frigid cold temperatures this week in Benton. A barn fire prompted a hefty response from several fire departments on January 21, 2022. According to the Benton Fire Department, the temperature was just 9 degrees as crews battled the ... MORE
Benton, Fire, News, Yates County
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Palmyra man charged with DWI in Yates County

Deputies arrested a Palmyra man over the weekend for driving while intoxicated. The traffic stop happened on State Route 14A, according to deputies. Investigation led to the driver, identified as 23-year-old Bradley Gray, being arrested for DWI. He failed field sobriety tests, ... MORE
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Fatal boat crash, serious horse-and-buggy collision both remain open investigations, Sheriff Spike says

Two major cases involving fatalities and serious injuries could be heard by a grand jury in Yates County. That was the update from Sheriff Ron Spike, who recently addressed the status of two serious incidents that happened there. The first was a ... MORE
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Car accident in the Town of Benton on Thursday

A motor vehicle accident was reported in the Town of Benton Thursday. Yates County Sheriff’s Deputies responded following the collision of two vehicles on Pre-Emption Road. One driver, Felix Roquemore, of Ohio, failed to stop at a stop sign, striking David Tsibulski ... MORE
Benton, News, Traffic, Yates County
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Dresden man arrested for DWI after driving his car into Seneca Lake

Early Wednesday morning a Dresden man drove his car into Seneca Lake before being charged for driving while intoxicated. Police responded to an address on Locust Grove Road in the town on Benton around 6:20 a.m. for the report of a suspicious ... MORE
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Driver sent to Strong after one-car crash in Yates County

Pre-Emption Road in the town of Benton was shut down for a bit over the weekend, as first responders handled a one-car crash in the Yates County town. According to police. Jeanne Hoerter, of Hammondsport failed to round a curve- and went ... MORE
Police: Speeding to blame after Benton crash

Police: Speeding to blame after Benton crash

Police say a Penn Yan man was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle while rounding a curve in the town of Benton, resulting in a crash. Joshua Riley, 33, was traveling west on Ferguson Corners Road near Lovejoy Road when ... MORE
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DeGeorge Family Barn hosting car show to benefit the Humane Society of Yates County’s Shelter of Hope

The DeGeorge family’s barn is hosting an open house on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit the Humane Society of Yates County’s Shelter of Hope. A $10 donation is requested to attend and any child under the ... MORE
Four blood drives scheduled in Yates County for month of July

Four blood drives scheduled in Yates County for month of July

The American Red Cross has scheduled four blood drives for Yates County this month. The drives are as follows: July 14, Benton Fire Department July 15, Branchport Fire Department July 20, Rushville United Methodist Church July 21, Himrod Fire Department Get the ... MORE
Last surviving charter member of Benton Fire Department honored for 65 years of service

Last surviving charter member of Benton Fire Department honored for 65 years of service

George Newcomb of Benton, was recognized for 65 years of service to the Benton Fire Department as a volunteer on June 5th. The organization of the Benton Fire Department happened at a meeting in 1955 where Newcomb was elected as 1st Assistant ... MORE
Benton, Business, Fire, News, Yates County
Crash in Benton injures one person

Crash in Benton injures one person

After a two car crash in the town of Benton along State Route 14A, a Rochester woman was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital on Wednesday. Tim Craver of Penn Yan failed to yield the right of way as Cherie Gerych was ... MORE
Bath driver cited after horse dies in Yates County crash

Bath driver cited after horse hit-and-killed in Yates County

Investigators with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office say a Bath woman was cited after a horse-and-buggy crash during the early morning hours on Thursday. It happened on State Rt. 54 when Melissa Carney was traveling east in the town of Benton. Her ... MORE
Penn Yan man faces felony drug, weapon charges after stop in Yates County

Penn Yan man faces felony drug, weapon charges after stop in Yates County

A Penn Yan man faces multiple felony charges after a traffic stop in the town of Benton. Ryan Thomas, 23, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon. Deputies said that Thomas was found with ... MORE
Steuben woman sentenced to 1-3 years in prison, admits to being intoxicated after Yates County crash

Steuben woman sentenced to 1-3 years in prison, admits to being intoxicated after Yates County crash

A Steuben County woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in a two-car crash in Benton last year. It happened in April 2019. Danielle Sexton, 34, of Canisteo was sentenced after pleading guilty to a felony count of vehicular assault ... MORE