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Palmyra man charged with DWI in Yates County

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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 ... more
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Fatal boat crash, serious horse-and-buggy collision both remain open investigations, Sheriff Spike says

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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 ... more
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Car accident in the Town of Benton on Thursday

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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 ... more
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Dresden man arrested for DWI after driving his car into Seneca Lake

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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 ... more
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Driver sent to Strong after one-car crash in Yates County

Ithaca resident in stable condition after falling from upper floor of apartment building
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 ... more
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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 ... more
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DeGeorge Family Barn hosting car show to benefit the Humane Society of Yates County’s Shelter of Hope

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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 ... more
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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 ... more
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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 ... more
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Crash in Benton injures one person

Ithaca resident in stable condition after falling from upper floor of apartment building
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 ... more
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Bath driver cited after horse hit-and-killed in Yates County

Sodus man charged after months-long investigation into January crash
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 ... more
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Penn Yan man faces felony drug, weapon charges after stop in Yates County

Deputies: Teen possessed metal knuckles during domestic incident
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 ... more
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Steuben woman sentenced to 1-3 years in prison, admits to being intoxicated after Yates County crash

Retrial for Seneca Falls man who beat, stabbed woman in violent 2016 attack will begin in April
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 ... more
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Young child dead after farm accident in Yates County

Young child dead after farm accident in Yates County
Authorities say an 11-year-old was killed Sunday in a farm accident on Baldwin Road. The Yates County Sheriff's Office, Benton Fire Department, Penn Yan Ambulance, and Medic 55 were called to the scene around 9:15 ... more
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Multiple departments called to barn fire in Yates County

Multiple departments called to barn fire in Yates County
A fire in Yates County prompted a massive response during the overnight hours between Tuesday and Wednesday. Firefighters from seven districts, including those in Ontario and Yates counties were called to a barn fire in ... more
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Judge Cook says Khouzam confession can be used during trial

Judge Cook says Khouzam confession can be used during trial
Yates County Court Judge Jason Cook will allow the confession made by Paul Khouzam to be used in his trial. Khouzam is accused of beating and stabbing his mother to death in Yates County. Both ... more
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Sunshine and a little haze (photo)

Sunshine and a little haze (photo)
Fresh snow, some drifts, and a little bit of hazy sunshine. That makes for a nice afternoon in Benton. This photo was submitted by Tina Fenton ... 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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‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County
Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers - By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th ... more
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