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Investigators: Teen accused of having sex with young girls in Sodus

A 17-year-old Williamson teen has been arrested after allegedly having sex with two young victims, according to investigators in Wayne County. Nicholas Gibson, of Williamson has been charged with first-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. He is accused of having sex with two 5-year-old girls last week. He was arraigned in Sodus Town Court and... more

Cayuga County to ramp up water testing as algal-bloom season approaches

The Cayuga County Health Department will begin testing Owasco Lake's waters for signs of blue-green algae two times a week beginning next week as bloom season draws near, County Health Department Director of Environmental Health Eileen O'Connor said during Thursday's Auburn City Council meeting. Health department officials will take samples on Mondays and Thursdays, then send them to the water-testing... more

Mostly vacant Lyons building to stay in county hands

Wayne County won’t be auctioning off a building once envisioned as a cultural center. Well, at least not anytime soon. County Administrator Rick House said the county has been unsuccessful — despite working with state officials representing the county — to get a state easement on the property removed. The county began efforts to put the property on Water Street... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch talks campaign, cases (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Barry Porsch talked about his candidacy, time spent as Seneca County’s lead prosecutor, and what he hopes to accomplish in the coming years if re-elected this fall. Watch the full-interview below. more

Benches clear three times in Yankee loss in Detroit (video)

A back-and-forth of hit-by-pitches dating back to last month ignited a trio of benches-clearing confrontations Thursday afternoon between the Tigers and Yankees, starting with Miguel Cabrera and Austin Romine throwing punches at each other and winding up with Alex Wilson and Todd Frazier gesturing at each other. Five players, both managers and a bench coach were ejected over the course... more

Cayuga Centers teen denies assaulting Auburn police officer

A 16-year-old resident of Cayuga Centers pleaded not guilty Thursday to assaulting an Auburn police officer. Jacob Mackey, of 101 Hamilton Ave., was arrested July 31 and charged with second-degree assault — a class D felony — and criminal obstruction of breathing and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with disorderly conduct, a violation. According to the Auburn... more

Michaela Kenny finds America Miss World Pageant grueling but fun

Michaela Kenny was competing in the America Miss World Pageant, held Aug. 8 to 13 in Orlando, but you might not know it by some of the events she took part in. Like the sports competition, where the women had to perform sprints, do high jumps, long jumps and battle rope (weighted ropes). None other than former NFL great Charles... more

Bills McCoy says Kaepernick is too much of a distraction

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy believes quarterback Colin Kaepernick would represent too much of a distraction for some teams to sign him. McCoy says the media “chaos” that signing Kaepernick would bring is not worth it for what he believes is just “an OK” player. McCoy shared his views at his locker following practice on Thursday while answering a... more

Health department lifts Cato boil water order

The Cayuga County Health Department announced Thursday that a boil water order for the village of Cato has been lifted. The department had issued the order on Monday while repairs were made to the water distribution system. The work caused a loss in water pressure, potentially causing harmful bacteria to be in the water. The department said repairs were completed... more

Beverly Shelter Pets of the Week: Almost “purr-fect”

Not everyone is perfect. The same goes for the pets at the Beverly Animal Shelter. This week’s three handsome, feline, gentlemen are truly that, gentlemen. However, like most diamonds, they each have a flaw. Nevertheless, they still have a lot of love to give. GATEKEEPER A few weeks ago, upon arriving at the Shelter gate, Mr. Gatekeeper was discovered. A... more

Deputies: Drunk driver was operating vehicle on wheel rim in Tyre

A Rochester woman was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to deputies, after she was found passed out in her vehicle at a business in Tyre. Lydiana Arroyo, 34, of Rochester was charged with driving while intoxicated after she was found passed out inside her vehicle, which had suffered heavy damage. Deputies say that Arroyo was found to have been... more

Canandaigua couple turns overdose tragedy into hope for community

He was one of thousands addicted to heroin. Now, his parents are using their son’s story to help the growing number of local families feeling the same. “Devastated,” Suzanne Marinelli said. “Never thought this would happen to us. You can’t, you can’t imagine till it happens to you.” Suzanne and Jeff Marinelli fought a personal battle against heroin, and now... more

Macedon Center to hold Community Lumberjack Festival

The 35th annual Community Lumberjack Festival is scheduled for Sept. 9-10 at Macedon Center Fireman’s Field, 2481 Canandaigua Road, Macedon. Gates will open at 8 a.m. both days. The Sept. 9 amateur competition will start at 9 a.m. with events including log rolling, two-man crosscut, bucksaw, chainsaw, log chop and fire starting. Local lumberjacks are encouraged to participate. Equipment and... more

Tyre candidates file independent petitions

Tyre candidates file independent petitions
Three candidates seeking election to town offices have filed independent nominating petitions that were accepted by the Seneca County Board of Elections. The following candidates will appear on the Team Tyre Party line in November: Lynn Barbuto for town supervisor, and Scott Davis and Jeff Bennett for Town Board seats. Barbuto, who is opposing incumbent Republican Supervisor Ron McGreevy, also... more

Dennis Colligan wins the 2017 CNY PGA Professional Championship

Cazenovia Golf Club’s Dennis Colligan defeated four-time champion Kevin Savage by two strokes to repeat as Central New York PGA Section Champion at Shenendoah Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort Casino on Aug. 22nd. The 55th annual tournament was presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and Omega. Clinging to a one-stroke lead, Colligan drained a 30-foot putt for eagle on the... more
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