GREEN TRIAL: ‘I didn’t see where the knife went’

The jury in the murder trial of Nagee Green on Monday heard the defendant tell police it was possible he accidentally stabbed two men during a fight last August at Cornell University. “I remember my right hand with the knife touching their body, yes, but I was looking up,” Green told two investigators after hours of questioning on Nov. 7... more

Arson verdict reversed for 2013 Saltonstall Street fire in Canandaigua

After spending nearly three years behind bars, a Canandaigua woman convicted of setting fire to her 41 Saltonstall St. home in order to collect insurance will get a second chance to argue her case. Not because the evidence didn’t support a guilty verdict, but because of the way she was questioned in Ontario County Court. On June 9, the New... more

Dundee teen charged after hit-and-run accident

Penn Yan Police say they received a call for a hit-and-run accident on Brown St. on Monday morning. On location, a vehicle that was parked along the street had been pushed into the roadway with the suspect vehicle not being on scene. That vehicle was later identified and located on Route 14A, south of the village. The operator of the... more

Lyme: ‘An epidemic out of control’

A long driveway trimmed with trees leads to the Messina home on Wells Curtis Road. The earth-tone, colonial-style house sports a lush, spacious lawn. A back deck overlooks bird feeders and pristine pond with a dock. The bucolic setting belies 15 agonizing months John Messina experienced mounting and debilitating pain that led him in October 2016 to tell his doctor:... more

Power restored to more than 10K around Auburn after transformer blows

More than 10,500 customers were without power at the peak of an electricity outage in the city of Auburn and surrounding towns and villages Monday afternoon. Cayuga County 911 dispatchers said a transformer had blown, causing the outage. Initial radio reports said the transformer blew in the area of State and York streets in Auburn. As of 6 p.m. Monday,... more

Two passengers stopped at Rochester airport with handguns in carry-on bags

Two handguns — one loaded and one not loaded — were discovered in carry-on bags at the Greater Rochester International Airport on Monday in two separate incidents. The names of the two men detained by Transportation Security Administration officers were not released, but one is from Newark and the other from Hemlock. The first gun was discovered via X-ray machine... more

DEC’s Finger Lakes Water Hub talks Owasco Lake’s pollution diet

Save Owasco Now, an Owasco Lake advocacy group started late last year, has spent months calling on the state to implement pollution regulations on nutrient sources in the watershed. Specifically, the group sent in petitions and letters calling for a Total Maximum Daily Load — or TMDL — which includes a map of all the sources of pollution in a... more

Judge holds off decision on how Rideout murder suspects will be tried until Wednesday

A judge is now considering whether or not Craig Rideout’s two sons, his estranged wife and her boyfriend will all stand trial together for murder. In court Monday, the judge said he would make a decision on the trial come Wednesday. He said there was a flurry of motions filed at the last minute by lawyers claiming evidence against some... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Previewing del Lago’s new hotel (podcast)

A look at the new del Lago Resort & Casino’s hotel opening up on July 1, 2017. Also, discussing the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, the NBA Finals, the AL East leading New York Yankees, and South Seneca’s state pentathlon champion Emily Lavarnway. Watch the full episode in the player below, on our YouTube Channel, or on the FingerLakes1.com App.... more

The future of Fingerlakes Mall: As possible sale and Victor Bass Pro loom, local stores stay afloat

Fingerlakes Mall was a different place a decade ago. In 2007, a few years after cutting the ribbon on New York’s first Bass Pro Shops and one year after being purchased by Sam Abram, the Aurelius mall was thriving. With an 81-percent occupancy rate bolstered by national chain stores like Steve & Barry’s, FYE and Sears, the shopping center was... more

Public can learn about Geneva skate park proposal

Not a whole lot happens at the city’s Bicentennial Park on Exchange Street, built in 2005. The public space is used for the annual Latino Festival and occasional protests and other gatherings but not so much for recreation. The FLX Skateboard Club wants to change that. It wants to build skateboarding facilities at the park, and is planning a forum... more

Sodus Point postpones annual 4th of July celebration and fireworks

As the woes from high water levels continue for Sodus Point, the village board decided this week that they’re going to postpone the popular fireworks display for this year’s Fourth of July celebration. The fireworks, along with the Sunshine Auto Parade, will be held on September 2. Mayor Chris Tertinek told the Times of Wayne County on Thursday that they... more

Motorcycle accident sends two to the hospital in Bristol

On Sunday around 5:32 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries on State Route 21 in South Bristol. Investigation found that James E. Castle, 39, of Victor was backing from a parking space just south of Sawmill Restaurant in the Town of South Bristol, when James P. Kenney, 56, of Farmington was traveling north on... more

Best tasting water? Village of Waterloo wins and moves onto regional contest

When it comes to the taste of water – Seneca County residents often offer mixed reviews. The Village of Waterloo was selected as the best tasting drinking water in Seneca County at a contest sponsored by the Seneca County Health Department at this past weekend’s Olde Home Days in Interlaken. Seneca County residents participated in a blind taste test featuring... more

‘Pay as you throw’ concept explored for Ontario County Landfill

With the Ontario County Landfill slated to close in 2028, the county Planning Department is looking at expanding Pay As You Throw (PAYT) programs to reduce solid waste going to the landfill and increase waste diversion. PAYT would charge a homeowner to dispose of solid waste by weight or volume, a system designed to create an incentive for residents to... more

Spectrum pricing peeves local customers

Their commercials promise “crystal clear” HD TV and faster internet speeds. But there’s one thing those Spectrum TV ads airing in the Finger Lakes region don’t promise: lower prices. Well, at least for former Time Warner customers who are now part of Spectrum. It could be because the cable TV, internet and phone provider’s rates have been going up for... more

Investigators: Visitor at Seneca County Jail gave inmate controlled substance

On Sunday around 2 pm investigators arrested a Newark resident on a charge related to giving a controlled substance to an inmate while visiting. Investigators arrested Taylor C. Jinks, 25, of Newark for second-degree promoting prison contraband. Jinks allegedly gave an inmate a controlled substance during a visitation. An alert corrections officer observed the incident, which led to the arrest.... more
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