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Auburn Community Hospital denies ‘false reports’ claim; lawsuit filed against facility, employees

Auburn Community Hospital was sent reeling this week after a lawsuit was filed by a former nurse, who now lives in Memphis. The allegation inside the suit claims that five employees filed false police reports on January 29th, 2016. The complaint was officially filed on January 5th by Franklin and Billi-Jo Orr. Their complaint filed against Auburn Hospital asserts emotional... more

As Karlsen awaits trial in California, judge hears appeal on murder conviction in New York

As Karl Karlsen awaits a trial in California, his murder case in New York took another twist Tuesday. Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch and well-known appeals attorney John Cirando argued Karlsen’s case before the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Rochester. Karlsen is hoping to overturn his conviction on second-degree murder in the 2008 death... more

Clifton Springs couple offered 30 years to life in predatory sexual assault case

A plea deal has been put on the table for the Clifton Springs couple accused of committing a series of sex crimes against children that would have them spend 30 years to life in prison in exchange for an admission of guilt. The Ontario County District Attorney’s Office has made the offer to Tristan Mayes, 32, and Janiet Simonds, 26,... more

NLRB hearing continues with testimony from nurse and patient’s sister

As testimony in the National Labor Relations Board case involving Cayuga Medical Center continued into a third day. After a patient being treated at Cayuga Medical Center complained about a blood transfusion she received in September, the hospital investigated the incident and terminated two nurses – Anne Marshall and Lauren Lamb. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Convicted Geneva heroin dealer’s sentencing delayed

A Geneva resident convicted of four felony drug charges last month for trafficking heroin in the city was in Ontario County Court on Wednesday, where his scheduled sentencing appearance was delayed. It was established during the appearance that before Yokohiro Vidal-Ortiz, 33, is sentenced on his latest charges, he must undergo a hearing to determine his status as a second... more

Depot bid process, IDA get spotlight at Seneca Co. BOS meeting

It’s hard to identify an issue that has been more polarizing in Seneca County than the handling of the former-Seneca Army Depot property. Those 7,000-acres were put through a bid process, which ended last year with a winner — and initially — a buyer. The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency, who owns the Depot property, which is in Romulus and... more

Newark mayor hopes to keep Salvation Army store open

The Salvation Army store in Newark is set to close by March 31st, but Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor is hoping to do what he can to keep their doors open. “We’ve gained some ground since we first heard,” Taylor said. The mayor said they first heard about the planned closure a little more than a week ago. It was then... more

Sculpture delights at Naples school

Sculptures that tell the story of Naples, the product of two years of design and creation, now fill the atrium in the Naples Junior/Senior High School. Artist Darryl Abraham recently completed the work he began in 2014 when the district commissioned the art for its new wing in junior/senior high. The eight 10-by-10-foot panels weighing in about 200 pounds each... more

Sen. Helming named chairwoman of the Rural Resources Commission

Senator Pam Helming (R-54th District) today announced that she was named Chairwoman of the Rural Resources Commission. Senator Helming noted that the bipartisan Commission is charged with examining the impact of rural resources on the State’s economy, reviewing existing laws and regulations as they relate to rural resources and assessing the effectiveness of programs designed to promote rural viability. “I... more

Canandaigua crash caused by medical emergency; one transported to Strong Hospital

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports taht they were called to a personal injury crash on County Road 22 and State Route 21 in Canandaigua on Tuesday around 12:30 pm. Deputies say that Carla Williams, 70, of Canandaigua was stopped at a stop sign facing north on County Road 22 waiting for traffic to clear on Route 21 when Kristin... more

Clifton Springs woman ticketed after crash on CR 6 Phelps; sent to Strong for evaluation

On Tuesday at approximately 7:44 deputies were called to the scene of a one vehicle crash on County Road 6 in Phelps. Deputies say that Kimberly A. Dewaele, 29, of Clifton Springs was traveling north on County Road 6 in Phelps when she lost control of her pickup truck due to unsafe speed for the road conditions. Her vehicle left... more

Generations Bank will offer FAFSA assistance to students, parents in workshops

Generations Bank announced on Wednesday that they would be offering two FAFSA Workshops for students and parents in Cayuga County. The two workshops will be taking place on Tuesday, January 31st from 6 to 8 pm and Thursday, February 9th, from 6 to 8 pm. The workshops will be hosted by Generations Bank Student Lending Champion, Christie Schwab, and will... more

FLX Weekly: The positive side of winter? (podcast)

The Finger Lakes is thawing out after a frigid stretch of weather. Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Jessamy Uticone and Jim Sinicropi to find out if we’ll stay above freezing heading into the weekend, the top local news and photos of the week, and this weekend’s best area event options… more

Significant warm up underway in the Finger Lakes

The thaw is underway. The Finger Lakes region is set to experience a long-track of above-average temperatures, with highs in the next couple days reaching well into the 40s, even exceeding the 50 degree mark in some locations. The warm up means that roads are going to get slushy during the day on Wednesday, which will mean slick spots around... more

Crash in Seneca Falls caused by patch of ice; driver sent to Strong Hospital

On Monday at approximately 2:41 pm the Seneca Falls Police Department was called to Black Brook Road for the report of a one car personal injury motor vehicle accident. The report was received after the car hit a NYSEG pole and ended up off the road. When officers arrived on scene, the driver, who was identified as Rachel E. Sloan... more

Manchester woman sent to Clifton Springs Hospital after CR 13 crash

On Tuesday at approximately 3:37 pm deputies in Ontario County were called to County Road 13 in Manchester for the report of a one car, personal injury motor vehicle accident. Deputies say that Marie Anne Tavalare, 34, of Manchester was traveling on County Road 13 — west of County Road 7 when she lost control of her vehicle on a... more

Some power outages remain in FLX after wild weather on Tuesday

Power outages remain a common theme after Tuesday’s wild weather. Snow, freezing rain, and high winds pounded the Finger Lakes region — leaving thousands without power last night and this morning. While outages are being worked on by NYSEG and RG&E officials — there are plenty still being reported throughout the region. RG&E reports that 1,351 are without power in... more