Mark Clark, 53 of Wayland has been charged with Felony DWI, after he struck a parked car that in turn, struck a pedestrian that was five months pregnant. 

It happened in the Town of Springwater. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said Clark has previous DWI convictions. He is also charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree, in addition to several vehicle and traffic violations.

Both the pedestrian and occupant of the vehicle were taken to Noyes Hospital with minor injuries. Clark is being held in the Livingston County Jail on $10,000 bail.


Thanksgiving & Black Friday Store Hours 2014

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving & Black Friday Store Hours 2014

Store Thanksgiving Day Store Hours Black Friday Store Hours Confirmed
Babies “R” Us 5 pm (some locations vary) closes 11 pm Yes
Barnes & Noble closed 6 am (varies by location) Yes
Bass Pro Shops 8 am to 6 pm 5 am to 10 pm Yes
Bealls of Florida 6 pm closes 11 pm Yes
Bed Bath & Beyond closed 12 am (midnight; some stores vary) Yes
Belk 6 pm closes 10 pm No
Best Buy 5 pm to 1 am 8 am to 10 pm Yes
Big Lots 7 am to 12 am (midnight) 6 am Yes
Bon-Ton 6 pm open Yes
Burlington Coat Factory closed 7 am Yes
Carson’s 6 pm open No
Costco closed 9 am Yes
Dick’s Sporting Goods 5 pm open Yes
Dillard’s closed 8 am Yes
Dollar General 7 am to 7 pm open Yes
DSW closed Yes
Family Dollar 8 am to 7 pm Yes
Fry’s Electronics closed 6 am No
Game Stop closed 12 am (midnight) Yes
Gander Mountain 9 am to 9 pm 9 am to 9 pm Yes
Goody’s 4 pm to 1 am 6 am No
Harbor Freight Tools closed 7 am No
hhgregg 4 pm to 12 am (midnight) 7 am to 10 pm Yes
Hobby Lobby closed open Yes
Home Depot closed 5 am to 10 pm Yes
Kmart 6 am closes 12 am (midnight) Yes
Kohl’s 6 pm closes 12 am (midnight) Yes
JC Penney 5 pm closes 10 pm
Lowe’s closed 5 am Yes
Macy’s 6 pm closes 10 pm Yes
Menards 6 am Yes
Michael’s 4 pm to 2 am 7 am to 10 pm Yes
Nordstrom closed 8 am to 10 pm Yes
Office Depot and Office Max 6 pm to 9 pm 8 am Yes
Old Navy 4 pm closes 11 pm Yes
Peebles 4 pm to 1 am 6 am No
Petco closed open Yes
Pet Smart closed 7 am Yes
Radio Shack 8 am to 12 pm (noon) 8 am Yes
Sam’s Club closed 7 am Yes
Sears 6 pm closes 10 pm Yes
Stage Stores 4 pm to 1 am 6 am to 3 pm Yes
Staples 6 pm to 10 pm 6 am Yes
T.J.Maxx closed 7 am Yes
Toys “R” Us 5 pm (some stores vary) closes 11 pm (some stores vary) Yes
Target 6 pm closes 12 am (midnight) Yes
Ulta 8 pm closes 10 pm Yes
Victoria’s Secret 6 pm to 1 am 6 am Yes
Walmart 6 pm open Yes

If your travel plans  are to head toward the Albany, New York City, or any portion of the state for that matter this morning   the NYS – Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

Winter Weather  Advisory     Headline:  Snow expected from NYC to Albany. Use caution if you are traveling tomorrow.


Heavy snow is expected between Wednesday morning and Thursday. Travel early, use caution and check 5-1-1 for updates.

Winter Weather Advisories and Warnings in and around New York State, with heavy and drifting snow predicted to move from the  south to north beginning early this morning and ending tomorrow morning  At this time, predicated snowfall amounts vary from 4 to 16 inches throughout the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys, including 6 to 10 inches in the Capital District. The New York City Area is currently under a Winter Weather Advisory and could see 3 to 5 inches of accumulation.

Effective  7:00 am long tandems are banned from I-87 NYC to Albany Exit 24 and on I-90 from Albany exit 24 to Westmoreland Exit 32 due to winter weather conditions

Also effective Wednesday at 7 a.m., all commercial vehicles including large trucks, tractors, tractor trailers and buses will not be permitted along the entire stretch of I-84 from the Pennsylvania state line to the Connecticut state line.

The state is making up to $8 million available to help redevelop the former Monterey shock camp.

For 25 years, the minimum-security facility in Schuyler County was a boot camp-style rehabilitation program for young male drug Despite a months-long fight to keep it open, Camp Monterey was closed by the state Department of Corrections in late July, losing 125 jobs.

The state intends to sell, transfer or lease Camp Monterey.

The $8 million is available on a competitive basis to businesses, developers, municipalities or local industrial development agencies (IDAs) for any project at Camp Monterey that would bring jobs or boost the local economy.

Batavia Woman Sells Prescription Meds

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

After a two month long investigation by the Livingston County Drug Task Force, a  Batavia woman is facing felony charges, accused of selling prescription medications. Cheryl Smith, 48, was arrested Monday by Caledonia Police charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all felonies.

Smith is in the Livingston County Lockup on $5,000 bail.  

Smith was arrested in Batavia last month charged  with third- and fifth-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. Those charges are pending in Genesee County Court

Geneseo Soldier Dies At Ft. Bragg

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A local soldier has died at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Army Specialist Nethaniel Wolfson of Geneseo died Sunday in a one-car crash. The 22 year old paratrooper was assigned to the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion.

Specialist Wolfson had recently received the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

West Sparta Accident Crash Claims Life

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A one car accident in the Town of West Sparta Saturday afternoon claimed the life of an Avon woman.

State Police say the accident happened about  4:30 p.m. on State Rte. 36, one mile south of the 390 interchange when the vehicle driven by Karen Gibson, 29, of Avon, crossed the center line, went over a guardrail and rolled down a 25 foot ravine. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined at this time, and is pending further investigation.


Two Hornell Men Stabbed

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Two Hornell area men remain in guarded condition this morning after a stabbing incident early Sunday morning.

Hornell Police say they responded to Stephens Street at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning for a stabbing complaint.

The victims, age 18 and 19 each suffered severe stab wounds.  Their names had not been released. They were  transported to St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell and then later transported to Rochester due to the seriousness of their injuries.

Investigators determined that the incident initially took place on Greeley Avenue shortly after 1 a.m.

The victims did not reveal any details about their assailants. An arrest has not yet been made,  however, officers were confident that the case will be solved.

If anyone has information that could be helpful to investigators can contact the Hornell Police Department or Investigator Aini at 607-324-2860. All calls will be kept confidential.



Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports two arrests relating to felony drug possession.

A vehicle driven by Robert S. Axtell, 35 of Corning, and his passenger 35 year old Ernest L. Crooks of Savona, NY was stopped on I-390 in the Town of Geneseo just after 8:00 p.m. Saturday. During the course of the investigation it was discovered that both Crooks and Axtell were in possession of cocaine and heroin.

They were both were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony  Cutting agents were also located with the drugs that were to be used later to sell the substances.  Crooks was also charged with one count of littering on a public highway as he attempted to discard the substances on the side of the highway

Axtell and Crooks were taken before the Geneseo Town Court where they were  arraigned and sent to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $7,500.00 cash bail or $15,000.00 secured bond.

State Attorney General Eric  Schneiderman’s office has started taking legal action against businesses that engaged in price gouging during this past week’s historic snowstorm.

Among the complaints already received are from consumers reporting a store that increased the price of a gallon of milk by 28 percent — far more than allowed under the law — and snow removal companies charging at least 3 times the amount of their normal service to plow driveways.