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Woman arrested under Leandra’s Law

GeneseeNow —  Friday, July 25, 2014

A 48 year old Avon woman has been arrested after a crash on Route 20A.
The Livingston County sheriff’s department says Carolyn Granger was drunk when she hit another vehicle near Country Club Road. She kept going but deputies found her car a little further up the road in a ditch. She’s been charged with DWI and under Leandra’s Law because three children under the age of 15 were in her vehicle.

Camp Building To Honor Former Sheriff

GeneseeNow —  Friday, July 25, 2014

An honor for former Livingston County Sheriff John York.

A building at the Sheriff’s Association summer camp is named to honor York. Sheriff York’s family, and some campers attended the festivities as a plaque was unveiled.

The current Livingston County Sheriff, Tom Dougherty, pledged that the Livingston County Sheriffs’ Office, through volunteer efforts, would take on the responsibility of maintaining the Sheriff John York Building.

Police Officer Hurt in Crash

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Webster police officer was injured in a crash last night. The driver of another vehicle was turning from Five Mile Line Road onto Route 104 when it happened. That driver failed to yield the right of way,and struck the police car as it traveled through the intersection. The police officer was taken to the hospital , and the other driver was not hurt.

Lindley Man and Woman Missing

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, July 24, 2014

A man and woman have been reported missing in the town of Lindley. State police say they are trying to locate 27 year old April Culbertson and 22 year old Kyle McNeill. They were last seen together early on Monday morning,leaving a house on Mayor Road. The car they were seen in has been reported as stolen.

A hit and run driver sent a bicyclist to the hospital in Rochester on Wednesday. Police say the 41 year old woman was riding her bike on Clifford Avenue when she was struck from behind by a van. The van dragged the victim for at least 100 feet and then took off. Police say the bicyclist’s injuries are life threatening. They’re asking anyone with information to call 911.

Algae Closes Beach at Honeoye Lake

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, July 24, 2014

A beach at Honeoye Lake is closed this morning because of algae. The Town of Richmond banned swimmers at Sandy Bottom Beach at the north end of the lake. However, the health department sampled the water and found that there are no toxins present. They’ll do a visual check of the shoreline today, to determine whether or not the beach can be reopened. Blue-green algae has caused the closure of two public swimming areas at Conesus Lake.

Boy Left in Hot Car

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Wayne County woman who left her 7 year old son in a hot car is facing charges today. 41 year old Christine Slezak left the boy alone in her unlocked car outside a store in Victor on Tuesday. Police ticketed Slezak for child endangerment.

Officer Rescues Child from Canal

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Waterloo police officer rescued a 3 year old boy from a canal on Tuesday. The officer was helping search for the boy, who had been reported missing. While searching the nearby canal, the officer spotted the boy floating on his back. The officer swam out to the boy, got him to shore and performed CPR. The child is going to be fine. His parents, Neil McMillen and Chelsea Ticer, have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Two public swimming areas on Conesus Lake have been closed because of a blue-green algae bloom. The Livingston County Department of Health has shut down swimming at Vitale Park and Long Point Park on the north side of the lake until further notice. However, they warn that the algae blooms may be present in other areas of the Conesus Lake. The algae can make a person itchy with rashes or dermatitis. And, it can make your pets sick if they drink the water.

One Hurt in Caledonia Crash

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, July 24, 2014

It was raining heavily on Wednesday when two vehicles collided in Caledonia. It happened about 1:30 in the afternoon at the intersection of Caledonia Avon and Telephone Road. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital.