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Fatal head-on collision in Yates County under investigation

Fatal head-on collision in Yates County under investigation
New York State Police are investigating a deadly two-car collision that occurred on State Route 14 in the town of Starkey on Wednesday. The crash involved a southbound 2017 Chevy Equinox and a northbound 2010 ... more
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Saunders Finger Lakes Museum receives $2M in federal grant and welcomes new trustees

Saunders Finger Lakes Museum receives M in federal grant and welcomes new trustees
The Saunders Finger Lakes Museum (SFLM) has received a significant boost with a $2 million federal grant and the addition of two new board members, signaling a period of robust growth for the institution. The ... more
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Hepatitis A exposure prompts vaccination clinics in Penn Yan

Hepatitis A exposure prompts vaccination clinics in Penn Yan
Yates County Public Health has announced a free vaccination clinic following a hepatitis A exposure linked to a restaurant employee at Main Deck in Penn Yan. The employee's positive test prompted health officials to recommend ... more
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Fatal crash in Yates County: Deputies say vehicle went airborne in Jerusalem

Fatal crash in Yates County: Deputies say vehicle went airborne in Jerusalem
The Yates County Sheriff's Office provided an update on a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 31-year-old. According to a news release, deputies responded with Penn Yan Ambulance, Branchport/ Keuka Park Fire, Yates ... more
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Yates Chamber calls for community award nominations

Yates County Chamber of Commerce announces second growth series seminar
The Yates County Chamber of Commerce announced it is accepting nominations for its 2024 Annual Community Awards. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 22. These awards aim to honor local individuals and organizations that ... more
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Penn Yan teen arrested after spitting at person, causing physical altercation

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Police arrested a Penn Yan teen for harassment after an altercation in March. According to a news release, Carlie Vega, 19, was arrested for spitting in a person's face during an argument. Vega was charged ... more
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Penn Yan woman faces aggravated DWI charge after driving into oncoming lanes

Police: Customer threatens employee with a knife at business in Penn Yan
Police arrested a 56-year-old Penn Yan resident following an erratic driver investigation. Police arrested Karen Keech for DWI, aggravated DWI, and two counts of failure to keep right after officers saw her erratically operating a ... more
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Penn Yan man arrested for DWI after expired inspection sticker spotted

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Police arrested a Penn Yan man for DWI after a traffic stop prompted by an expired inspection. Bradley Smith, 65, was arrested for DWI after he failed field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody ... more
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Police: Property damage accident leads to DWI arrest in Penn Yan after driver is uncooperative

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Police say a property damage accident led to a DWI arrest in the village of Penn Yan over the weekend. On Friday around 3:30 p.m. police arrested Martin Murphy, 24, for DWI, refusing to submit ... more
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Finger Lakes residents report loud booms: Was it thunder? Was it an earthquake?

Finger Lakes residents report loud booms: Was it thunder? Was it an earthquake?
What was that loud boom? It was the most-frequently asked question on social media after a series of loud rumbles were reported across the central Finger Lakes on Sunday. The reports streamed in as some ... more
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Penn Yan driver faces charges after February crash

Deputies: Person drives through traffic circle in Victor causing temporary closure of Rt. 96
The Yates County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with a personal injury crash that happened in early-February. On February 8 first responders were called to a crash in the town of Torrey ... more
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Man involved in two-hour standoff with Yates deputies arrested for third time in less than 30 days

Sheriff Spike: Visitation at Yates County Jail temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 risks
The Yates County Sheriff's Office arrested a local man on several felony charges including witness tampering after a domestic incident. Raymond Perry, 30, who was first arrested in late-March, and then days later following a ... more
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Yates man arrested for witness tampering at public safety building

Sheriff Spike: Visitation at Yates County Jail temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 risks
Deputies say a local man was taken into custody at the Yates County Public Safety Building after an incident of witness tampering. Details of the incident were not released. However, William Williams was arrested during ... more
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Glenora Wine Cellars’ Gene Pierce receives prestigious wine industry award

Glenora Wine Cellars, the first winery on Seneca Lake, is up for sale for $10.8 million
Gene Pierce, President and Owner of Glenora Wine Cellars in Dundee, New York, was honored with the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association's "Productivity Tray" award. The ceremony took place on April 17 at Veraisons Restaurant at ... more
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Folk Bottle opens in Penn Yan

Folk Bottle opens in Penn Yan
The Yates County Chamber of Commerce marked the opening of Folk Bottle in Penn Yan a new establishment that introduces an artisanal selection of wines and spirits to the local and visiting clientele. The ribbon-cutting ... more
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Deputies: Middlesex man violated court order, arrested after domestic incident

Sheriff Spike: Visitation at Yates County Jail temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 risks
The Yates County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Middlesex resident following an ongoing court order violation. Caden Paterson, 22, was arrested for second-degree criminal contempt on April 10 around 8:20 a.m., according to ... more
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Trustee forced to forfeit elected job after pleading guilty to vehicular assault in Yates County DWI crash

Horseheads trustee forced to forfeit position after pleading guilty to vehicular assault, DWI after Yates County crash
Mark Cronin, the driver responsible for a serious accident in Yates County last July has finally pleaded guilty to felony vehicular assault and driving under the influence. The crash occurred when Cronin, under the influence ... more
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Police: Man contacted protected party illegally in Penn Yan

Teen suffers head injury in Penn Yan bicycle crash; airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital
Police in Penn Yan arrested a Keuka Park resident following a domestic incident investigation. Eric Earley, 31, was charged with criminal contempt after he contacted a protected party violating a court order. Additional details about ... more
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Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes

Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes
The total solar eclipse has come to a conclusion across the Finger Lakes. While the weather wasn't perfect, a few folks in the western portion of the region saw breaks of sun. While most others ... more
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