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Cornell student found dead at Ithaca Gorge

A missing Cornell student was found dead in a gorge underneath the Stewart Avenue bridge Friday morning. Law enforcement search teams recovered the body of Aalaap Narasipura, a 20-year-old senior electrical engineering student. Narasipura was reported missing since between 2 and 3 a.m. Wednesday. The circumstances of Narasipura’s death are still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected, said... more

IJC hopes to increase Lake Ontario outflows in ‘coming days’

The agency that controls water levels in Lake Ontario plans to increase outflows to help with lakeshore flooding. The International Joint Commission’s Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board says the decreasing water flow into Lake St. Louis, near Montreal, from the Ottawa River should allow them to increase outflows from Lake Ontario in “coming days and weeks.” If drier... more

Auburn Community Hospital cited; witness says incident ‘mishandled’

Auburn Community Hospital is under scrutiny again for their handling of an incident that played out last month at the facility. According to officials Auburn Community Hospital called 911 and had an ambulance take an injured woman to a hospital that was 30 miles away. The woman had jumped two stories off its parking garage. A witness has added some... more

Investigators: Arcadia man had nude photos of a child on his phone

An Arcadia man is facing child pornography charges after an investigation was initiated by Wayne County Child Protective Services. Deputies say Ryan Russell, 44, of Arcadia had nude photos of a child on his cell phone. The photos were taken without the child’s knowledge, according to investigators. He had been arrested in March for endangering the welfare of a child,... more

Cato man charged with sexually abusing girls accused of trying to silence victims

A man charged with sexually assaulting young girls is now attempting to silence his victims, the district attorney said. William Lewis, 30, of Cato, pleaded not guilty Thursday to three felonies — one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child — and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman called dispatch 24 times about incident

A Seneca Falls woman faces multiple charges after police say she called dispatch 24 times attempting to report an incident, which police say had been handled. On Monday at 12:02 am the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Susan L. Ganser, 54, of Seneca Falls for third-degree falsely reporting an incident, two counts of second-degree obstructing governmental administration, and second-degree harassment... more

Six years later, Syracuse’s Carrier Dome questions remain unanswered

As Syracuse approaches a sixth year of conversation about the future of the Carrier Dome, there have been few public decisions made about the buildings planned renovations or how it will be paid for. The project hasn’t been finalized. The pursuit of public funding appears in its early stages. A contractor linked to the renovation said this week that its... more

Canandaigua man accused of having sex with minor in 2016

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Canandaigua man was arraigned in Ontario County Court before Judge Doran on a rape charge after an investigation was initiated in January of last year. The Sheriff’s Office says that Lucas C. Blundell, 27, was charged with third-degree rape. Blundell is accused of having sexual intercourse with a person under the age... more

Syracuse lacrosse rountable: Margin of victory, senior attack Jordan Evans, Towson faceoff matchup

As Syracuse nears its first Final Four since 2013, beat writers Charlie DiSturco, Sam Fortier and Matthew Gutierrez answer three pressing questions surrounding the Orange. No. 2 SU (13-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) has lost only once since Feb. 25, most recently beating Yale Sunday in the Carrier Dome to earn a date with No. 11 Towson (11-4, 4-1 Colonial Athletic)... more

Plant wildflowers, because bee lives matter

There’s a basket full of seed packets on the counter at Lakeview Organic Grain in Penn Yan. On this basket is a cute little cartoon bee; below the bee is a not-so-cute but truthful message: “If we die, we’re taking you with us.” Lakeview Organic Grain, owned and operated by Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens, is giving away these packets of... more

Thompson gets early OK to buy Canandaigua Medical Group

A proposal by F.F. Thompson Hospital to buy the Canandaigua Medical Group would cement what for many years has been an informal relationship. “Over the last 20 to 25 years, it really has been a partnership with Thompson to the extent that it can be,” said Jim Wright, interim chief executive officer of the multispecialty practice that is on the... more

Buffalo Bills sign first-round draft pick Tre’Davious White

The Joey Bosa fiasco in San Diego last year aside, the days of first-round draft picks holding out due to a contract dispute are long gone in the NFL. The slotting of rookie draft pick contracts, which was agreed upon in the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL’s Management Council and the NFL Players’ Association, pretty much ended that... more

Rep. Katko to federal agency: Steel rebar imports hurting Nucor in Auburn

U.S. Rep. John Katko testified at an International Trade Commission hearing Thursday in support of Nucor Steel in Auburn and warned of the impact steel rebar imports are having on the local mill. Katko’s remarks come as the commission is on the verge of determining whether rebar imports from Japan Taiwan and Turkey are having a negative impact on the... more

Reclaim New York: Tompkins County is unaffordable because of taxes and expenses

Tompkins County is unaffordable, says a statewide organization aiming to reform state government. Citing high taxes and steep basic expenses, Reclaim New York says Tompkins County residents are among the thousands fleeing for lower cost communities beyond New York’s borders. During an event on Wednesday at Coltivare, George Phillips, Southern Tier regional director for Reclaim New York and former Republican... more

Newark contractor wins ethics award

A Newark-based business is being honored for ethics by the Better Business Bureau. Marshall Exteriors has been named a Torch Award recipient, the BBB announced. According to the BBB, the Torch Awards for Ethics goes to companies with leaders “who demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics and,... more

Rushville site pulled from Ontario County auction

Just hours before Wednesday’s Ontario County foreclosure auction, the vacant manufacturing lot under litigation in Rushville was pulled from the list. The fate of the former Document Reprocessors site is in the courts, and at the last minute owner Eric Lundquist was granted a temporary restraining order on sale of the lot. “We have a case,” said Lundquist, who attended... more
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