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Our NBC news partners  News10NBC  is reporting that the body of a missing Fairport college student has been found near the Hudson River in Albany. The information was confirmed by Coeymans Police Department Chief P.J. McKenna.

Connor Trapatsos of Fairport went missing from The College of Saint Rose in Albany on October 15.

We will bring you more this developing story as we learn more.

Thruway Toll Collector Steals $4,600

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, November 21, 2014

A New York State Thruway toll collector is in the Ontario County Jail, facing charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records.

State Police say 45-year-old Tracy Carr of Phelps stole more than $4,600 while she was working  between July and October of this year. Troopers say the majority of thefts occurred while Carr was working at Exit 43 in Manchester, Ontario County.

 

Three men are accused of raping a woman at their Genesee County home Sunday morning. Sheriff’s deputies say the trio were arrested on Oak Orchard Road in Elba Monday night.

Santiago Hernandez-Ruiz, Darwin Zuniga-Rocha and Eliseo Mateo-Perez are charged with first-degree rape. All three are being held in the Genesee County Jail in lieu of bail.

Emergency crews responded to a Clifton Springs horse farm shortly after 4:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  46 year old Stacy Ann Torelli was on her farm when her clothing became trapped in the power take off while unloading material from a trailer attached to a farm tractor.

Torelli was able to get her cell phone and call 911. Rescue crews from Canandaigua and Hopewell arrived on scene and although not sure how, rescuers say thankfully the PTO had gotten turned off.

After nearly a half hour Torelli was freed and was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight for arm and leg injuries. The extent of her injuries has not been made known.

 

Lt. Governor Will Become Lead For RBA

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Rochester Business Journal is reporting that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy will be the next president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance come January 5th as the current lead person Sandra  Parker retires at the end of this year. The RBA executive board Elected Duffy Wednesday morning.

Duffy, a Rochester native was Rochester city police chief from 1998 to 2005 and mayor from 2006 to 2011, in December Duffy will complete a four-year term as lieutenant governor. In May, he told Gov. Andrew Cuomo he would not seek a second term

Explosives Found In Wyoming County Garage

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence Wednesday in the town of Warsaw for a small box of dynamite that was located in the garage.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was contacted. The explosives were then transported to a gravel pit on the Jeffres Farm in Covington, where it was detonated without incident.

Wyoming County Sheriff  Gregory Rudolph thanks Thomas Jeffres for providing a close and secure location for disposal.  The Warsaw Fire Department also assisted. There were no injuries or charges in the incident

A Perry teen has been charged in connection with a bomb threat that closed the Geneseo Walmart for nearly 2 hours Monday afternoon.

The 15 year old, whose name has not been released due to his age, was charged last night with first-degree falsely reporting an incident, a class E felony. .

According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian an unidentified male called the Geneseo Walmart Monday morning around 11:30 asking to speak to a manager. When the manager got on the phone the caller said, “your building is going to blow up today.”

Thats when Geneseo Police arrived and with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Department and State Police evacuated the store and the parking lot. A state police bomb sniffing dog was called in and after a search of the store an all clear was given just before 2:00 p.m.

Osganian said after seeing Facebook postings about an evacuation of Wal-Mart, the teen told his parents and that’s when the parents called police in Perry. They then contacted Geneseo Police,

Police say the teen confessed and his cell phone confirmed the call to Wal-Mart. He allegedly made the call as a prank with his friends while in school in Perry,  .

He was arraigned Monday night before Geneseo Town Justice Thomas Bushnell and released on his own recognizance to appear in Livingston County Family Court. Paperwork will be turned over to the Livingston County Probation Department for follow-up.

Mount Morris Close To Naming A School Super

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Mount Morris Central School District’s Board of Education has named three finalists for the district’s next Superintendent.

The one chosen will replace former superintendent Dawn Mirand. Mirand left Mount Morris last summer for the superintendent position in Tonawanda.

The final three candidates are Sean Bruno, an elementary school principal in the Brockport Central School District; Brad Zilliox, the secondary principal at Wheatland-Chili Middle School; and Greg Bump, principal of LaFayette Junior-Senior High School near Syracuse.

The Mount Morris School Board hopes to have one of the three finalists in the superintendent’s chair and assuming his new responsibilities February 1st  of the new year.

 

 

The former music teacher at Keshequa Central School in Nunda pleaded guilty to grand larceny in Livingston County Court Tuesday before Judge Robert Wiggins.  Danielle Conner-Willowglade, 31, was arrested in March during a traffic stop on 390 near Geneseo. During that stop it was discovered that she had stolen and pawned over $3,000 worth musical instruments and computers from the school from June 2013 to March 2014.

Her attorney, Adrian Burke told the court the crime was a result of a drug addiction, and that his client has sought treatment, and is on her way to becoming a productive member of society.”

Her boyfriend, Nicholas Bump, 33, was also charged as an accomplice to the thefts, charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The judge sentenced Connor-Willowglade  to a lenient one month of weekends in the Livingston County Jail and five years probation.

The publishers of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, has named New York State “Wine Region of the Year.” The prestigious award will be presented in New York City during the Wine Star Awards gala dinner in January.

Jim Trezise, president of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation said, “It is a big honor.”  “This award literally belongs to hundreds of people who have worked together on many fronts to improve the quality of our grapes and wines, grow our industry, and market the products. We’re the 30-year overnight success,”

New York has more than 375 wineries throughout 56 of the state’s 62 counties. The industry generates annual economic benefits to the state exceeding $4.8 billion, according to the foundation.

In the early 1980s the wine industry experienced an economic crisis. Then-Gov. Mario Cuomo initiated a comprehensive package of legislation that transformed the industry “into the fastest growing industry” in the important agriculture and tourism sectors in the state.

That business climate has been enhanced even more since Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office in January 2011. Trezise says the governor has boosted the industry by holding two “Wine, Beer, Spirits & Cider Summits,” changing several important laws and regulations that help the industry, and increased awareness and sales of New York wines.