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Fairport man charged with grand larceny

A 53-year-old Fairport man was arrested on a warrant from the Town of Victor while he was at the Wayne County Jail.

Joseph Maroccia is charged with grand larceny.

Sheriff’s deputies say Maroccia and his brother stole $1,000 worth of property from a company in Victor.

Maroccia was arraigned on the charge and is being held in the Ontario County Jail.

Viking International fined $30,000

A furniture store is facing a $30,000 fine from New York State. Viking International in Victor is accused of deceiving customers into thinking it was going out of business.

Our news partners at the Messenger Post say an investigation by the state Attorney General found that Viking promoted a "going out of business sale" for longer than 60 days. That's the limit set by the state.

We are told Viking ran that sale for close to eight weeks even though it said it was only running for five.

The store has agreed to stop those practices and pay the $30,000 to the state.

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Volunteers sought to help fight aquatic hitchhikers

If you'd like to do something good for the environment this summer, the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association has put out a call for volunteers to help cut back on "aquatic hitchhikers". Those are the invasive plant and animal species that could harm the lake's ecosystem.

Our news partners at the Messenger Post report that volunteers at state-run boat launches will inspect incoming boats for those species that often cling to the underside.

If you're interested in signing up, please contact Lindsay McMillan at 394-5030 or lindsaym@canandaigualakeassoc.org.

Local unemployment rate drops in March

More people are finding jobs in the greater Rochester area. The New York State Labor Department released preliminary unemployment numbers for March. The Greater Rochester area unemployment rate is 6.7%, which is down from 7.7% a year ago. 

The unemployment rate in February 2014 was 7.2%

Canandaigua man charged with petit larceny

A 34-year-old Canandaigua man has been arrested for petit larceny.

Sheriff’s deputies say David Allen McFalls stole multiple items worth a total of $46 from Walmart in Canandaigua.

Mcfalls was arraigned on the charge and is being held in the Ontario County Jail.

Deputies: Holley man left puppies inside hot vehicle while he went to Eastview Mall

A Holley man is in jail after deputies say he left three puppies in a hot car.

Sheriff’s deputies say 47-year-old Nathan Stephens left the puppies in his car Monday while he went to Eastview Mall. Investigators say they were called to the mall around 8 p.m. Right now, it is unclear how long the puppies were in the vehicle. According to meteoroligist Rich Caniglia, it was 70 degrees around 8 p.m.

Stephens is charged with three counts of animal cruelty, the counts of confinement of a companion animal and aggravated unlicensed operation.

The Humane Society is now caring for the puppies.

New York State Exposed: NYS lawmakers are third highest paid in the country and now they want a raise? So how much do they make?

When's the last time you got a raise? For the men and women we elect to the state legislature, it's been 15 years.  

Now, the rumor going around the state is that some of them want to vote for a pay raise and do it after the November election. So we think you ought to know how much they make right now, including all the money on top of their salaries.  

This is why we're on our New York State Exposed Campaign and Monday, we are exposing our lawmakers' perks of the job. 

There are all kinds of people who get paid extra for extra work. They enjoy certain financial benefits to their job, but they don't get paid by your tax money.

Your state lawmakers do.