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Syracuse football looks ahead to Florida State

After a weekend off, the Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC) resume play against ACC Atlantic Division rival Florida State (2-5, 2-4 ACC) Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12:20 p.m. on the ACC Network. At three games under .500, the Seminoles are a team that is much better than their record indicates, according to Syracuse head coach Dino... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Propositions, races, and more in the FLX

There are several high-profile, hotly-contested races happening in the Finger Lakes on Election Day this November 7th. Throughout the region, district attorney’s offices, town boards, legislatures, and board’s of supervisors will see shakeups. Here are links to detailed election guides from throughout the region: – Cayuga County – Ontario County – Schuyler County – Seneca County – Wayne County –... more

Jury finds Cato man guilty of sexually abusing three girls

District Attorney Jon E. Budelmann announced that the Cayuga County DA’s Office successfully prosecuted a Cato man. William H. Lewis, 30, of Cato, was convicted of two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child (class “A-II” felonies punishable by up to twenty-five years to life each), one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (class “D” violent felony,... more

Crews battle ‘fully-involved’ mobile home fire in Moravia

Crews were called to the scene of a structure fire at 6061 Reynolds Rd. shortly before 8:30 pm in Moravia. First responders tell us that Sempronious, New Hope, West Niles, Moravia Fire, Owasco RIT and FourTown Ambulance were all immediately called to the scene. Upon arrival, first responders say that the structure was a mobile home, which was fully-involved, with... more

Guardiola attorney: Rallies in Canandaigua area will call for independent investigation

The family of a parole officer is demanding answers — and Rev. Al Sharpton has gotten involved as well. The Guardiola family want to know what happened to Sandra Guardiola, and they say a state police investigation isn’t enough to find out. They want Governor Cuomo and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to get involved. “I just lost it, I... more

Moravia teacher to compete for $250K on ‘Jeopardy!’ tournament of champions

The contestants for the upcoming “Jeopardy!” tournament of champions will include a Moravia teacher. Justin Vossler, who won five games and $112,000 on “Jeopardy!” earlier this year, is one of 15 players who were invited back to Southern California to film the tournament of champions. The tournament will be televised beginning Monday, Nov. 6. Vossler’s initial “Jeopardy!” run was filmed... more

Severe weather takes down trees and more in Wayne County

Severe wind and incessant rain Sunday into Monday took a toll on many around Wayne County, particularly in Sodus Point and Pultneyville. On Lake Road in Pultneyville, winds flattened a barn early Monday morning. The owner, who currently lives in Florida, says he is “devastated” with the loss of his pre-Civil War era barn. Further east in Sodus, residents still... more

MAIORANA: Misfit Bills aren’t living up to that nickname

Micah Hyde last week jokingly, but also respectfully, called them the misfits; the guys at the middle and bottom of the Bills roster who have stepped into key situations this season and played a big role in what is now a 5-2 start to the 2017 season. It was the perfect characterization because when you look at this Buffalo team... more

Actor from Auburn appears in NFL commercial

An actor from Auburn recently appeared in an NFL commercial by CBS Sports, though it wasn’t one of his home state teams that he represented. Actor Phillip Burke portrayed a Miami Dolphins fan in the two-minute, 40-second clip, which promoted the Oct. 26 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens. Burke’s character is the last of... more

Cayuga County 2018 budget includes tax increase, more funding for roads, staffing

Cayuga County residents might see an increase in their property taxes next year, but the total will be under the state tax cap. Cayuga County Legislature Chairman Keith Batman presented a draft of the 2018 budget to legislators at a special Ways and Means Committee meeting Monday night, proposing a 2 percent increase in the tax levy. It was not... more

Wayne County Coroner resigns amid pressure

When the former Wayne County Coroner, Dr. David Hanna announced his retirement from the position in 2015, the County scrambled to find someone suitable for the job. The requirements were the person must be a doctor, residing in Wayne County. Regardless of party affiliation, few people with the qualifications surfaced. The decision came between two Republicans. Dr. Karen M. Nickell,... more

One hospitalized in Yates County after motorcycle vs. mini van crash

A Hammondsport man was hurt and sent to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital following a collision between a minivan and motorcycle. Deputies say the accident occurred Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Bath and Second Milo roads. Joseph Meade, 65, was traveling east on Second Milo Rd. When he failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and collided... more

Wolcott parents charged with endangering child in home of squalor, now arrested for animal abuse

Following last week’s arrest of June M. Ellis, age 28, and Jacob Ellis, age 29, of 12014 East Main Street in the Village of Wolcott, the Wolcott Village Police lodged additional charges against the couple. June and Jacob were arrested on Thursday (10/19) after were called to a gas smell in the upstairs apartment, above Ryan’s Pub on East Main... more

Vacant DeSales eyed for apartment development

The former DeSales High School, an iconic Catholic school in the heart of the city for 100 years, may be converted to apartments. The school, at 90 Pulteney St., is owned by Our Lady of Peace Parish and has been for sale since Finger Lakes Community College moved out and into its new Geneva center campus across the street in... more

It’ll be a Wonderful (busy) Life in Seneca Falls

Plans are being finalized for the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival on Dec. 8 through 10. The festival emphasizes the belief held by many in this community that the Bedford Falls setting for the classic 1946 Frank Capra movie was Seneca Falls, a place Capra visited in the 1940s. The similarities between Seneca Falls of the 1940s and Bedford... more

Lansing defends Section IV Class C boys soccer title

The Lansing Bobcats successfully defended their title over the weekend, securing a second consecutive Section IV Class C boys soccer championship. The Bobcats will enter the New York state tournament after a 5-0 victory over Seton Catholic in the sectional title game held in Oneonta Saturday. They’ll play the Section III champion in the state quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 4 on... more

Cayuga County restaurant inspections for the last week of October

• Whiskey Boots, 192 State St., Auburn: satisfactory. • Kentucky Fried Chicken, 276 Grant Ave., Auburn: satisfactory. • McDonald’s (East), 198 Grant Ave., Auburn: satisfactory. Small freezers on the cook line have excessive frost buildup due to constant opening and closing during busy times. Inside top of ice machine has some dirt built up on it; not near the ice... more
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