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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.

Livonia Man Charged With Burglary

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, November 24, 2014

A Livonia man is in the Livingston County Jail on burglary charges. Anthony Farley, 24 from Livonia, entered a Springwater home with intentions to steal property from inside but instead was surprised when the homeowner’s son arrived.

Sheriff’s Investigators say Farley was known to the family and when the son came inside Farley hid in a closet. After a short time came out and spoke with the son in regards to hunting on the family property.  Farley did then left the residence

Farley was arraigned in Springwater Town and is  being held the Livingston County Jail.   There are additional charges expected on additional crimes.

Steuben County legislators will meet this afternoon where they are expected to agree on requesting help from state government leaders, including the governor state Sen. Tom O’Mara, and state Assemblyman Phil Palmesano to work on keeping St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell open.

The request follows the October announcement that the 125 year old hospital , will no longer provide inpatient, emergency or maternity services, because of economic constraints.

A definite has not been set.

 

 

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.