Genesee Valley

The Livingston County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of two Dansville men for trafficking narcotics within Livingston County after several months of investigation. 

Arrested was  20 year old Malik J. Asbury and 46 year old Thomas Bowes. Both men were charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree. Asbury is currently held at the Livingston County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. Bowes is in the County lockup on $1,000. 

Alan Fox, the Dansville foster care provider who admitted having sexual contact with the five-year-old child that was placed into his care was to be sentenced yesterday in County Court. The proceeding was delayed as paperwork from the probation department was not available in time to give Fox’s attorneys 24 hours to review it. The delay was allowed even though the sentence had already been worked out as part of a plea deal.

Fox will spend just over a year in state prison – minus the month he has already spent for the early check in to the county jail. Sentencing has been rescheduled for this morning.

Geneseo Police arrested 32-year-old Nathan May, Jr after a domestic argument with his 2-year-old son’s mother at her Geneseo apartment. May drove off, before authorities arrived, taking his son with him. Deputies stopped the vehicle on Lakeville Road, took May into custody, and later returned the child to his mother.

May was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle because his license had been suspended 16 times on 7 different dates. He was also charged with third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and custodial interference. May was sent to the County Jail in lieu of $1,500.00 cash bail.

St. James Mercy Sell McAuley Manor

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, January 29, 2015

St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell announced they have reach an agreement to sell their long-term adult care facility McAuley Manor. The sale pending regulatory approval by the New York State Department of Health, is to New York state-based Post Acute Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Jennifer Sullivan, president and CEO of St. James said, “The selection of Post Acute Partners — a high-quality, highly reputable long-term care provider — is a very positive step toward achieving St. James mission.”
Post Acute Partners owns and operates 17 skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living facilities in New York State. St. James first announced its intent to sell McAuley Manor last May.

Oh What A Beautiful…….. Whoaaaaaa

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, January 29, 2015

A 27-year-old hiker stepped off of the trail at the Fallbrook gorge in Geneseo Tuesday afternoon, sliding down about 30 feet. It took Geneseo firefighters with ropes in hand to get the woman back up the icy slope. She wasn’t injured although Livingston County ALS and deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

A report of a suspicious vehicle parked roadside along the Sonyea Road near Groveland Correctional Facility resulted in the driver being sent to the Livingston County Jail. When Troopers arrived on scene they found the vehicle and the driver 26-year-old William Shaw of Penfield. Shaw now facing charges of having no licence, second degree aggravated unlicensed operator and drinking alcohol while in a motor vehicle on a highway.

Friendly’s In Hornell Closes

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If you are thinking about going to Friendly’s Restaurant in Hornell for that burger and a shake, think again. The restaurant clased its doors as of the close of business Sunday.

The Hornell Friendly’s joins the restaurants in Rochester and Greece which closed earlier this month.


State police saysay state prison van crashed around 9;00 o’clock yesterday morning on I-390 in the Town of West Sparta while transporting an inmate to Livingston County Court in Geneseo. The van left the interstate and flipped on its side injuring the correction officer that was driving and the inmate. The officer suffered minor injuries to his leg and was treated at Noyes Hospital in Dansville. A second guard in the van wasn’t injured. Troopers say the inmate suffered a serious cut to his head and was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. 29.shtml

St. James To Lay Off 180 Employees

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Saint James Mercy Hospital in Hornell has announced that they expect to layoff about 180 of their 581 employees.  The job cuts are said to be part of the hospital’s response to financial pressures that is also causing them to close the surgical and maternity departments. The affected employees were given the federally mandated warning that gives workers 90-days notice of any mass layoff.   The cuts are expected to go in effect on May 1st. -

21-year-old Michayla Welytok of Dansville was stopped by officers of the Dansville Police Department for a traffic infraction and upon doing so found her to be intoxicated.

Welytok was charged with failing to keep right, driving while intoxicated and refusal to take a breath test. She was additionally charged with resisting arrest and harassment. Welytok was arraigned before Village Justice Joshua Weidman and sent to the Livingston County Jail on $7,500 bail.

Woman Drives Drunk To Trooper Barracks

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Batavia woman was arrested for driving drunk to the State Police barracks. Troopers say 23-year-old Allison Sobczak arrived at the Batavia station to file a complaint when they smelled alcohol on her breath. She admitted to drinking and failed several field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DWI after she registered .24 BAC