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Trucking company devastated by fire in Brutus (photos & video)

It took several hours for crews from around Cayuga County to soak the fire at Page Trucking in Brutus on Trombley Road. No injuries were reported, and the large garage was unoccupied – but extensive damage resulted from the blaze, which was reported around 12:40 pm. The garage, which was filled with fuel and chemicals allowed the flames to move... more

DOWN GO THE ‘PHINS: Buffalo beats Miami 24-16; playoff hopes alive (full coverage)

For the first time this season the Bills scored a touchdown on their opening drive. The early lead helped propel Buffalo to a 15-point halftime advantage in a game in which they would never trail. The offense reached the end zone on their first three red zone possessions, and the defense got a pair of interceptions in the third quarter... more

UPDATE: Seneca Falls PD outline response to Mynderse Street fire

Officials are clarifying some of the details around a structure fire, which prompted a significant response in Seneca Falls. While the investigation is still underway into the cause of the fire, the Seneca Falls Police Department reports that a call to 911 reporting smoke coming from the top of a home came in at 4:02 pm. The Seneca Falls Fire... more

Decades later, women file sex abuse complaints in Cayuga County, push for law changes

Pamela Deacon O'Grady remembers the first time she met him. It was the summer of 1978. A clarinet player at Auburn High School, O'Grady was learning the music for the fall marching band. She had just graduated from eighth grade. "I walked in (the high school band room) and saw him for the first time," she said. "I remember how... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: Bloomfield’s Braelin Scott & Pat Geitner in-studio (podcast)

Bloomfield basketball’s Baelin Scott & Pat Geitner will be in-studio on Sunday morning to talk Finger Lakes West and Bombers girls and boys basketball on the Upstate Hoops Podcast. We’ll recap the past week in Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball including Geitner’s 50-point effort in the Bombers double-overtime win at Honeoye. Also, a look at the week ahead and the last FL1... more

Syracuse storms back to beat Hoyas in OT (full coverage)

Sophomore Tyus Battle scored a career-high 29 points, with eight coming in overtime, to lead Syracuse (9-1) to an 86-79 comeback victory over Georgetown (8-1) Saturday afternoon. The Orange erased a 13-point second-half deficit to force the extra period. Freshman Oshae Brissett added a career-high 25 points and 14 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the year. 24 of Brissett’s... more

Cayuga County’s state legislators discuss New York’s statue of limitations for sex offenses

State legislators representing parts of Cayuga County — Sens. John DeFrancisco, Pam Helming and James Seward Assemblymen Gary Finch and Robert Oaks — may be asked to vote next year on proposed legislation surrounding sex abuse. Finch and Oaks said they both voted in favor of the Child Victims Act in June, a measure that would extend the statute of... more

Supervised injection sites will be discussed at Tompkins Health Committee on Monday

On December 18th at 4:30pm in the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (121 E. Court Street Ithaca, NY 14850) in the second floor legislative chambers the monthly Health and Human Services committee will continue the discussion on supervised injection sites. Across the country we are seeing consistent increases in opioid use with a huge upsurge in first time users and... more

Tompkins County Sheriff deputy charged with rape, sex abuse

A Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputy has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual assault following an investigation into an alleged crime that happened about four years ago. Deputy Scott Walters and another man named Matthew Pinney are both facing felony charges for the Feb. 2, 2013 alleged incident that happened at a home owned by Walters on the 400... more

New York grants $1M for Erie Canal trails and attractions

New York state is granting $1 million for trails and attractions related to the Erie Canal. The Corning Museum of Glass will get $148,000 to install a mobile glass-blowing studio on a barge. In the Buffalo area, Amherst is getting $65,000 for trail improvements and North Tonawanda will get $100,000 to improve Gateway Harbor Park. The College at Brockport will... more

Penn Yan man charged with DWI after crash

The Penn Yan Police Department charged a 26-year-old with DWI following a one-car property damage accident. The crash happened Saturday morning around 12:31 am, according to police. Preston M. Maciejewski, of Penn Yan was charged with DWI, moving from lane unsafely, and uninspected vehicle. Police say the accident took place at the intersection of East Elm Street and Walnut Street.... more

Fishers to vote Tuesday on fire consolidation

After years of discussion, $32,000 in research and strategic planning and hundreds of hours of work on the part of town and village of Victor officials and staff, the fate of the proposed Victor Consolidated Fire District is in the hands of five people. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fishers Fire District commissioners are expected to vote on whether to dissolve... more

Duo arrested in Canandaigua for multi-county gas station card skimming scheme

Two men were arrested and charged in connection with a gas station card skimming scheme in multiple counties, including Wayne County. According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, the manager of Crosby's on E. Main Street in Palmyra found a skimmer device installed on one of its pumps last month. He determined it had captured information... more

Sodus home destroyed by fire on Friday

Multiple crews responded to a structure fire on Friday around noon. The home was located on Centenary Road, according to first responders. Flames from a wood stove reportedly spread to the living room. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Wallington and Sodus Fire Departments, Williamson Ambulance, and Red Cross are all on scene of a fire in Sodus. News 8 will... more

Annual Gloves 4 Love campaign heads into final stages

For nearly a decade, one local family has spearheaded an effort to provide winter outerwear to Ontario and Seneca county residents in need. Bernie and Anne Smith launched Gloves 4 Love as a way to collect gloves, hats and scarves that could be distributed to people throughout the region. With the help of their three children, Hannah, Louis and Jake,... more
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