State Police: Inmate dead, homicide investigation underway at Auburn Correctional Facility

State Police are investigating a death at the Auburn Correctional Facility after a violent altercation last week. According to the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, inmate Daniel Wingate, 51, was pronounced dead on Friday at an unspecified hospital outside the prison. According to the Auburn Citizen, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann reported that the inmate died a... more

Moravia hammered again by storms (full coverage)

Another day, more rain. The entire summer has felt like one, prolonged rain event here in the Finger Lakes, and Monday was no exception to that rule. For parts of Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, and Ontario counties two rounds of torrential rain. Some parts of southern Cayuga County, which were hard hit by flooding last week — saw strong thunderstorms knock... more

Luke Bryan show announced at CMAC

The Constellation Brands — Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center has announced that country artist Luke Bryan will be bringing his Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Everyday Tour to the venue on Aug. 24, with special guests Brothers Osborne & Raelynn. Tickets to the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Prices range from $83.25 for the pavilion to $38.75... more

Cayuga County Board of Elections lists candidates for 2017 elections

With the deadline for filing political party designating petitions passing last week, the Cayuga County Board of Elections has released the list of candidates looking to run for office this fall. Deadlines for independent petitions are later this summer. As of now, approximately 25 of the elections in Cayuga County municipalities are contested. Here's a list of the candidates who... more

UPDATE: Tompkins County deputy accused of falsifying info in DWI case; judge finds deputy’s testimony …

An Ithaca woman who has driving while intoxicated charges pending against her is claiming the Tompkins County sheriff's deputy who responded to the scene may have forged information related to the crash. As the case continues, a court decision has found the deputy's testimony to be credible. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

GOLFJAY.COM: The Open at Royal Birkdale Preview Show (podcast)

The season’s third major, The Open Championship, kicks off this weekend across the pond at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. We’ll talk about the course and the field as well as rounding up the past weekend’s action that included Bryson DeChambeau’s first PGA Tour victory, the U.S. Women’s Open and the Senior Players Championship. Finally, a discussion on the new... more

New trail opened at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Seneca Falls

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge opened a new bicycling and walking trail in Seneca Falls last week. The one-way, stone-dust path — dubbed the Summertime Bike and Hike Trail — is 1.84 miles long and travels along the existing Wildlife Drive. It opened last week as the 19th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal riders passed through Wednesday. Refuge officials ask that... more

Victor seeks input on ways to improve Rt. 96

The Town of Victor wants you to weigh in on plans to improve the traffic flow along the Route 96 corridor. The project includes more than six miles of Route 96 and Main Street. The town says Victor's population has risen sharply over the last three decades. And with destinations like Eastview Mall, heavy traffic can cause frustrations. They're asking... more

Rep. John Katko raises $369K for 2018 re-election campaign

U.S. Rep. John Katko raked in more than $369,000 during the second quarter of 2017, according to his latest campaign finance report filed to the Federal Election Commission. Katko, R-Camillus, raised $369,451.87 from April 1 through June 30. He received $130,990.94 from individual donors and $231,125 from political action committees and other groups. His campaign spent $91,858.28 in the second... more

Halftown faction gets nod to lead Cayuga Indian Nation

It’s official: A faction led by Clint Halftown is the federally recognized governing body of the Cayuga Indian Nation. Assistant Bureau of Indian Affairs Secretary Michael Black issued the decision Friday. Black said in addition to Halftown, the other members of the Cayuga Nation Council now recognized as the governing body are Timothy Twoguns, Gary Wheeler, Michael Barringer and Donald... more

City of Geneva proposes turning sewage sludge into mulch

The city is proposing to make its sewage sludge available as a compost-based mulch for landscapers, nurseries and developers. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has made a tentative determination to issue a permit for the proposal but is allowing public comment before making a final decision. The city proposes to modify the sludge treatment facilities at the Marsh Creek... more

Ten things to know about Buffalo Bills training camp at St. John Fisher

If you’re looking for a fun backyard getaway this summer, Bills Training Camp is the place to be! St. John Fisher College, conveniently located in Pittsford, gives fans the opportunity to keep up with their hometown team, as well as make lasting memories. With 2017 Bills Training Camp, presented by Connors & Ferris, kicking off on Thursday, July 27, here’s... more

Nothnagle Realtors to become Howard Hanna

An iconic Rochester brand name is a page in history. Nothnagle Realtors is now Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. The branding change takes place Tuesday as all Nothnagle offices and signage will become Howard Hanna. In addition, RealtyUSA is also becoming Howard Hanna. The Pittsburgh-based realty firm acquired Nothnagle and Realty USA two years ago. The decision to combine the... more

Deputies: Sisters left kids alone at Eastview Mall store for 2 hours

On Sunday around 5:27 pm members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested two women at the Eastview Mall on child endangerment charges after allegedly leaving their 7- and 9-year-old children unattended at the Lego Store for approximately two hours. Deputies say Yaquelina Rosario De Hernandez, 54, of the Dominican Republic and Francisca Lopez, 48, of West Henrietta were charged... more

Syracuse football picked to finish 6th in ACC Atlantic Division

A common line of questioning posed to the Syracuse Orange last week at ACC media days centered around the lack of respect it sees in the conference. Reporters cited empty camera tripods in the back of the main press room and myriad preseason magazines that listed SU near the bottom of the ACC. So, it would’ve been shocking to see... more

Yates County Democratic Committee names fall candidates

The Yates County Democratic Committee has announced that a number of candidates will represent the party in this fall’s elections. For county Legislature, Barbara Crumb and K. Dixon Zorovich will run to represent Italy, Jerusalem and Middlesex in legislative District 1. Val Brechko and Teresa Hoban will run to represent Milo in District 3. In Barrington, Eileen Farnan is running... more

Paddle Keuka 5K canoe and kayak race returns on August 5th

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium will hold its second annual Paddle Keuka 5K canoe and kayak race on Saturday, August 5th. Last year’s inaugural event, which was sponsored by many prominent area wineries, restaurants and businesses, was a splashing success with 60 paddlers from across the Finger Lakes Region taking part. This year, a third category, Stand-up Paddling, is... more
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