MOUNT MORRIS — A former long-term substitute teacher in the Dansville Central School District was arrested by state police earlier this week after images of child pornography and chats related to child exploitation were allegedly discovered on his electronic devices.
MACEDON (AP) — A 22-year-old man died when he jumped into the Erie Canal near Rochester to save his dog, police said.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Republican seeking the nomination to run for governor in 2022, says his campaign is “about saving New York.”
WELLSVILLE — Allegany County’s river towns all have the same concern about the Genesee River, but some are coming up with creative and innovative ideas for the Southern Genesee Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.
The board of trustees at Jamestown Community College approved a $32.7 million operating budget for the 2021-22 academic year Tuesday with no change to tuition rates.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — New York school districts face pressing COVID-related questions as fall approaches, without any answers yet.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — Western New York rock fans can’t get no satisfaction.
ALBANY (TNS) — Republicans want stage agencies to investigate New York’s spike in crime and whether it is related to the oft-politicized bail reforms, which were passed in 2019 by a Democratic-led legislature, but the state may be unbecoming to taking on that task.
The United States Government on Wednesday extended the closure of the land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travelers until at least Aug. 21.
ROCHESTER (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from a police raid that allegedly turned up a rifle and pistol, and her 10-year-old daughter alone, in the home she shares with her husband.
LACKAWANNA (AP) — One person was killed in a house explosion near Buffalo on Tuesday that damaged at least six other homes, fire officials said.
NIAGARA FALLS (TNS) — A man suffered severe head and facial injuries after being attacked by several men, one using a baseball bat, on Sunday.
ITHACA — A $10 million grant aims to help the U.S. dairy industry become at least carbon neutral while supporting farmer livelihoods — and providing important insight for New York state, which ranks fourth in milk production nationwide.
TORONTO — Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed bills to rename bridges on Interstate 86 in honor of Randolph-area Vietnam War heroes Cpl. William James Hillard II and Sgt. David Lockwood.
With hearings to solicit public input on the redrawing of state legislative and congressional districts set to take place in the coming weeks, state Sen. George Borrello urges constituents in the 57th Senate District to make their voices heard to help ensure fair representation for the region.
ALBANY (TNS) — A divide between who has the tools and a high-speed connection to the Internet and who doesn’t has long existed, but the pandemic made clear how important a digital connection is to education, medicine and business. Remote learning, working from home and telehealth were all po…
The American Red Cross in Western New York says the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions.
GRAND ISLAND — Fantasy Island of Western New York is reopening under a new name.
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, Republican leader of the Social Security Subcommittee, condemned President Joe Biden’s firing of the Social Security Administration commissioner, calling it “partisan politics” on Saturday.
FORT ERIE, Ontario (TNS) — A Quebec man was arrested June 15 after trying to enter Canada at the Peace Bridge with more than $11 million in suspect cocaine.
BUFFALO — If a majority of voters, along with the four-term incumbent, mostly ignored political newcomer India Walton’s campaign for mayor during the Democratic primary, they’re paying attention now.
ALBANY (TNS) — The State University of New York will continue its mandatory COVID-19 testing into the fall for unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff.
WEST VALLEY — Shipments by rail of hazardous material and some low-level radioactive waste have resumed at the West Valley Demonstration Project.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, in a visit Tuesday to a Lake Ontario tourist destination, called for the U.S. to take unilateral action that would immediately reopen the northern border to vaccinated Canadians.
NORTH TONAWANDA (AP) — Authorities responding to a house fire found multiple explosive devices inside an apartment and a man with burns to his face and hands, police said.
ALBANY — New York is seeing signs that more people are testing positive for the coronavirus, a contrast from weeks of declining rates of new positive tests.
ROCHESTER (AP) — A state judge in Western New York announced Friday he would step down from his administrative duties after a photograph taken at Halloween party in 1988 surfaced where he was dressed as a well-known person of color, an act he said he now knows “is considered to be racist."
ROCHESTER (AP) — Human error caused the crash of an Army National Guard helicopter during a January training exercise in upstate New York that killed three soldiers, National Guard officials have determined.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos is putting gaming right at people’s fingertips with a new, free simulated gaming platform.
WEST VALLEY — President Biden’s proposed 2022 federal budget contains little additional funding from this year for the West Valley Demonstration Project cleanup.
ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello urges small business owners to apply for grants to offset COVID pandemic income losses.
RANDOLPH — Randolph Academy, a 200-student, two-campus New York State Special Act school district that educates children with emotional and mental health disabilities celebrated its 17 graduating seniors Thursday.
BUFFALO (TNS) — Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is considering mounting a write-in campaign in November after losing the Democratic primary to India Walton, a socialist community activist.
BUFFALO (AP) — Three people were fatally shot early Thursday inside a home in Buffalo, police said.
New York’s top prosecutor is suing the school district in charge of a high school where dozens of students walked out in 2019 to protest the school’s response to a rape of a student by another.
BUFFALO — India Walton, a socialist community activist, has defeated the four-term mayor of Buffalo in a Democratic primary, putting her on track to become the first woman to lead New York’s second-largest city.
ST. BONAVENTURE — In response to a challenging year, the St. Bonaventure University community rallied together to raise nearly $3 million for The Bonaventure Fund, making the 2021 fiscal year the most successful in unrestricted annual giving in the university’s history.
HILTON (AP) — Fifteen new victims have come forward with allegations against a former Rochester-area elementary school principal.
Gypsy moth caterpillars are chewing their way through forests throughout the region as significant defoliation can be found in the Olean area.
BUFFALO (TNS) — A Buffalo man was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after federal prosecutors say he escaped from a Florida prison and robbed a Buffalo bank for a second time.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — Billy Fuccillo, an Upstate New York car dealer best known for touting “HUGE” deals in radio and TV ads, died Thursday at age 65.
SALAMANCA — Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties have once again stood out for serving up first-class dining and nightlife options in the gaming industry.
Despite completing their degree amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2020 graduates of SUNY Jamestown Community College’s nursing program achieved an 86% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination to become registered nurses — 2% better than the New York state average.
The American Red Cross in Western New York is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise — and deplete the nation’s blood inventory.
Suspects accused in a string of robberies in New York state allegedly looked at Bradford, Pa., as a possible target.
Although production was down in 2021, New York’s maple syrup production ranked second nationally this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
While state Sen. George Borrello was disappointed that Democrats never considered revoking the governor’s pandemic emergency powers before the end of the 2021 legislative session this past Friday, he did point to some victories in the session.
OLEAN — For the first time in nearly two decades, SUNY Jamestown Community College has revitalized its vision, mission and values statements.
CORNING — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he and his family “can rest easier” after a Watkins Glen man has been charged in relation incidents in 2020 at Reed’s office and home.