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Written by on May 17, 2018

Terri Havens

A Mount Morris man, designated a level three sex offender, has been jailed for allegedly violating his parole.
Terri Havens served 13 years for sexually abusing a five-year-old.
He recently posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a personal aide.
A woman in town recognized Havens and turned him in.

Any internet use by a level three sex offender is considered a parole violation.
Mount Morris Police say Havens doesn’t exactly keep a low profile in town.
Chief Kenneth Mignemi says Havens dresses in a long black trench coat, wears a black wizard hat, a studded dog collar and Goth style make-up.
Havens faces the possibility of being sent back to prison.


LeRoy firemen rescue a man who fell over a cliff and into a gravel pit.
It happened shortly after midnight near Circular Hill Road in LeRoy.
The unidentified man suffered a foot injury.
He said he was walking along the edge of the gravel pit and slipped.
He called a friend for help, he called pole. Later both were charged with trespassing.


The city’s newest fire fighter comes to the job with seven years of volunteer experience…and he’s only 23.
He is Ryan Hinz, he’s been a volunteer with the Alexander Fire Department since he was 16 and twice named firefighter of the year.
Now, he’s joined the ranks of career firemen


PHOTO: Ryan (left) and Marty Hinz.
Read their full story on The Batavian

If the name is familiar, maybe it’s because his Dad is city fire captain Marty Hinz.


An unemployed New York City man wants to keep his five-million-dollar lottery win a secret. The 24-year-old, who doesn’t even have a bank account, bought the winning scratch-off ticket last month at a Bronx liquor store. Lottery rules say he can’t collect unless he takes part in a news conference in which he’s handed a giant check. But he says he’s afraid people will start hitting him up for money or try to scam him if they know about the windfall, so he’s demanding that the lottery folks keep his identity hush-hush. If they don’t, he says he’ll sue.

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