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The driver of a limousine bus was sent to the hospital following a crash in which the vehicle hit two utility poles and damaged 200 feet of guardrail, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department. The incident occurred June 13, when deputies responded to a report of a crash on Route 20A in the Town of Perry. Deputies said a limo bus transporting six female pa…

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A Perry man who had two active warrants was arrested on several charges after a dump truck he was driving crashed into the kitchen of a home off Route 20A in the Town of Perry, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. Brian R. Barnard, 55, was driving a dump truck eastbound on Route 20A near Suckerbrook Road on the afternoon of June 8 when he suffered a medical…

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Three people killed in Sunday's crash in Wyoming County were packed into a seven-passenger minivan with six other family members in which not all occupants were wearing restraints, the county Sheriff's Office reported. Those killed were members of a family from near Perth Amboy, N.J., and included a 4-year-old. "What is clear is not everyone was wearing a seat belt a…

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A Lockport man and a Friendship woman were arrested on drug charges after a brief pursuit, according to New York State police. Michael R. Daskavitz, 21, and Coreen R. Stewart, 19, were arrested in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, 378 W. Main St. in the Village of Arcade. Daskavitz was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer, reckless driving and…

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A man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he twice got stuck in a yard, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. David J. Smith, 50, of Bennington was arrested on DWI charges April 19. Deputies received a call from a Burrough Road resident who reported that Smith "had gotten stuck in their yard and was now causing issues," according to a press r…

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A Lancaster man was charged with driving while intoxicated and using his cellphone while driving following an April 4 rollover crash in Java, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. Jack R. Boltz, 25, was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device, reckless driving and other driving offenses, according to authorities. …

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A New York man was arrested as a fugitive of justice out of Nevada last week, and all because of a wheelbarrow. Charles O'Donnell was arrested March 26 on a charge of fugitive of justice due to a probation violation in Nevada as a result of an investigation into a stolen wheelbarrow in the Village of Warsaw, according to Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. Wyoming Count…

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A Wyoming County storage building sustained an estimated $1.25 million in damage following an explosive fire early Saturday morning, according to the Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services. Firefighters arrived at 4608 School Road in the Town of Gainesville at around 12:45 a.m. to find the 110-by-56-foot storage facility "totally engulfed in flames with multiple ex…

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The man accused of attacking Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory J. Rudolph in December has been deemed mentally incompetent to proceed with the criminal case against him. The case against Lynn M. Hall, 48, of Castile, will be put on hold until he is deemed fit to stand trial, a Wyoming County Court judge has ordered, according to the county District Attorney's Office. Hall …

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As a teenager in Wyoming County, Cody Lutz used to get so much snow at his home in Bliss that he could pile it high enough to snowboard from atop a shed out in the yard. At the time, he hardly imagined a snowman would one day provide him with a burst of national attention. Yet that is happening this week at his home in Petersburg, Ky., after the mischief-minded drive…

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Apartments above the Perry Bowling Center suffered $200,000 in damages Monday afternoon due to a fire, according to the Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services. The fire was caused by an electrical short in the wall of a second-floor apartment, officials said. The main fire was in the second-floor apartment wall and spread to the large attic area above the apartment…

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The heroic actions of a Buffalo News district manager have earned him one of the highest honors New York State can bestow upon a citizen. Jack Harzynski, who came to the aid of Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph while he was in a roadside struggle with a knife-wielding suspect, will be honored Wednesday with the New York Senate Liberty Medal. Sen. Patrick Galliva…

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A New Jersey man was arrested on multiple charges after an incident Friday in which he reached speeds of 95 mph on Route 20A, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. Brian Gleeson-Rosson, 22, of Rutherford, N.J., faces two charges in the Town of Orangeville, two charges in the Town of Warsaw and two charges in the Village of Warsaw after allegedly driving erra…

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A fire caused by electrical wiring destroyed the office of a trucking company in Warsaw last Tuesday morning. Seven fire companies were on hand for three hours at Baker & Baker Milk Haulers at 5313 Davies Road. The estimated loss is $75,000, according to the Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services. According to officials, electrical wiring in the wall and cei…

Voters in the Attica Central School District approved a $17,276,000 capital improvement project in a special referendum Tuesday. The margin was 911-525. The district’s capital reserves will pay $4,075,000 of the cost, while the rest is expected to be covered by state building aid. District officials said it will require no additional taxes. Half of the cost will be u…