If you plan on mailing holiday packages, UPS and FedEx are predicting a busy holiday shipping season this year.

UPS expects its busiest holiday shipping day to be Monday, December 22nd. The company is predicting it’ll deliver more than 34 million packages – double the amount on a normal day.

FedEx expects its busiest day of the holiday season to be Monday, December 15th a full week earlier than UPS. It’s anticipating 22.6 million shipments that day.

Both companies recently announced they’re hiring additional seasonal workers to handle the workload.

Day Light Savings Time

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, October 31, 2014

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday before you go to bed. It’s daylight savings time. So, we gain an hour sleep.

For the ninth consecutive year, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision will closely monitor supervised sex offenders to ensure the safety of children on Halloween. Starting in the early afternoon on Halloween, or immediately following the end of their work day, all sex offender parolees have to stay in their homes until 6 a.m. the next morning. They can’t open their doors, hand out candy or participate in trick-or-treating, and they can’t wear any costumes or masks. The rules apply to the 2,300 sex offenders under state parole supervision.


PA Trooper Assassin – Captured

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, October 30, 2014

Authorities say they have captured the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper and seriously injuring another during an ambush outside their barracks on September 12th.. Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein in custody.

The seven-week hunt ended tonight according to authorities however they haven’t released details of the capture. Authorities called Frein a survivalist who had a vendetta against law enforcement. They had been pursuing him in the woods and had reported several suspected sightings.

Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed, and Trooper Alex Douglass was critically wounded in the attack. Frein slipped away into the darkness after the shooting, sparking a massive manhunt.


Geneseo Man Injured In Motorcycle Crash

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, October 30, 2014

A 48-year-old Geneseo man was injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle following a crash in Ontario County.

Deputies say James Peraino was operating his motorcycle on Route 364 in the Town of Gorham when he hit a deer. Peraino was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries to his shoulder, and ribs.

A registered sex offender in Bath has been arrested after officials say he was found with child pornography at his home.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Chad Mesler, 44, of Bath, is charged with possession of child pornography and transportation of obscene materials. Prosecutors say probation officers, during a routine visit, found images of children on a lap computer. They also found an obscene magazine buried in his backyard with more images of children.

Mesler faces as many as 30 years in prison, if convicted

Mount Morris Man Charged With Drug Sale

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Livingston County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of Alec J. Richards, age 22, of Mount Morris, charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the 5th degree (class B misdemeanor) and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Richards was arraigned in Mount Morris Village Court and released to appear at a later date.


Gorham Town Highway Loses Truck In Fire

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, October 30, 2014

A 1991 dump truck belonging to the Gorham Highway Department caught fire late Wednesday morning while inside the  town’s highway garage.

According to Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies, an employee noticed smoke coming out of the garage, and upon checking found the town truck on fire. After attempts to extinguish the fire failed. Several employees were able to drag the truck out of the bay using other town equipment. Gorham Fire responded to the scene and were helped by Stanley, Hall and Rushville Fire Departments.

The truck suffered fire damage to the cab and engine area. The garage had minor fire damage to the ceiling area.  The fire appeared to have started in the engine area and was due to electrical issues.


Mobile Home Fire In Perry

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fire Departments from Pike, Warsaw, Cuylerville and Mount Morris were put on standby while firefighters from Perry, Castile, Perry Center, Silver Springs, Gainsville and Leicester battled a mobile home fire in Perry around 11:00 o’clock Tuesday night.  A malfunctioning clothes dryer was to blame which destroyed the home and the belongings of the six resident employees from the Gardeau Crest Farms.

No injuries were reported. Firefighters were at the scene for three-and-a-half hours. Losses were estimated at $25,000.

SUV Collides With Farm Combine

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A 72-year-old woman from Allegany County is in the hospital after her SUV collided with a farm combine in Leicester.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on Perry Road near County Line Road in the Town of Leicester, just inside the Livingston County Line. Deputies say Elizabeth Newland of Fillmore, was trying to pass the combine just as a car was coming in the opposite direction. As she swerved back into her lane, her vehicle struck the combine. Newland was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The man driving the farm vehicle was not hurt.