Child struck by car in Seneca Falls, transported to Strong Memorial Hospital

Police say a 40-year-old Seneca Falls man was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment after asking an 11-year-old to pull a car, which resulted in him being struck. Timothy P. Abell, 40, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child after he instructed an 11-year-old to stand behind a stuck... more

Finger Lakes or bust: how wineries are taking innovative approaches to changing climate

The winters of 2014 and 2015 dealt Tom and Susan Higgins, the owners of Heart & Hands Wine Co. in the Finger Lakes, a one-two punch that left them concerned about the viability of their business. It started with the fierce winter of 2014. January and February temperatures were a roller coaster ride from highs near 50, rapidly dipping down... more

Deputies: Inmate tried to mail stolen checks from Wayne Co. Jail

Deputies say a Wolcott man was arrested for possessing stolen property and promoting prison contraband after an investigation at the Wayne County Jail. Gerald E. White, 44, of Wolcott attempted to mail stolen checks from the jail to a party outside. The mail was returned undeliverable, according to deputies. Once the mail was returned it was discovered that White possessed... more

Police: Waterloo man left dog inside extremely hot vehicle

Police say a 58-year-old Waterloo man was arrested in Seneca Falls after leaving a dog inside his vehicle during extreme heat. Steven L. Hollenbeck, 58, of Waterloo was charged with leaving a companion animal in a vehicle. The charge stems from a complaint, in which a dog was left inside a vehicle on June 17th. Police say it was extremely... more

IJC report: Weather, not Plan 2014, cause for flooding along Lake Ontario

A newly-released report blames the weather – and not a controversial lake level plan – for devastating flooding along Lake Ontario last year. Some property owners whom 13WHAM spoke with Thursday say they’re not surprised by the findings of the International Joint Commission, the group which came up with the controversial Plan 2014 to regulate lake levels. But they worry... more

Supreme Court decision allowing online sales tax could be a windfall for FLX counties

County leaders in Central New York believe a Supreme Court decision could be a windfall for them. In a 5-4 decision Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned previous decisions that prevented states from collecting sales tax from online sellers in some cases. Now the door is open for states to pass laws requiring sales tax collection in these cases. If... more

Driver airlifted after three-car wreck on Rt. 13 in Newfield

First responders say one person was airlifted from the scene of a violent accident on Route 13 in Newfield. The crash occurred near Ithaca Recreation Sports Inc. and traffic was closed in both directions. The accident involved two cars and a tractor-trailer. The rig spilled between 100 and 150 gallons of fuel, according to reports from the scene. The Newfield... more

Rope rescue team helps child to safety along Cayuga County nature trail

Rescue personnel from several Cayuga County agencies banded together to help a child out of a precarious position Thursday evening. Dolores Bochenek, first assistant chief with the Union Springs Fire Department, said a minor had climbed into the gully at Great Gully Cove in Springport Thursday and was unable to climb out by herself. The girl was off a hiking... more

Reed, Katko have big fundraising advantages

Whoever wins the Democratic primary in the 23rd congressional district will have plenty of catching up to do when it comes to fundraising. With the Democratic primary set for Tuesday, incumbent Republican Tom Reed of Corning raised more money ($250,000) in the period between April 1 and June 6 than the five Democratic challengers combined. Reed also has more than... more

Supervisor pulls property bid, but loses deposit in Wayne Co.

A Wayne County supervisor is $3,700 poorer after fellow board members refused to refund the down payment he made — and later withdrew — on a property at a tax foreclosure auction an official advised him he should not take part in. After meeting in executive session Tuesday, supervisors passed a resolution stating that Ontario Town Supervisor Frank Robusto must... more

Police: Penn Yan woman struck another while holding a child

Police say a 39-year-old Penn Yan resident was arrested on child endangerment charges after an incident involving woman. Kristy Kennerson, 39, was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child after she struck a female, who was holding a young child. Police say Knnerson was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date. more

Soil scientist reviews farm tile drainage impact at Cayuga County watershed event

Soil scientist reviews farm tile drainage impact at Cayuga County watershed event
Partners For Healthy Watersheds, a collection of regional and local agricultural groups, hosted a soil science expert Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College for a public session on the impacts of tile drainage on watersheds. Dr. Eric Young, an agronomist with the Miner Institute of Chazy, a research group that conducts a variety of farming-related field research, gave an overview... more

Legacy of the Hon. Frederic T. Henry recalled in Ontario County

Because he was so humble, the Hon. Frederic T. Henry Jr. may not have wanted a ceremony and moment of silence in his honor, daughter Jan Henry said. But she said she is sure the late judge was smiling from above anyway. “He was very well loved and deserving of it,” said Henry, shortly after a remembrance of his life... more

Cayuga Community College on track for enrollment growth from last year

Summer is bringing an increase in admissions to Cayuga Community College. College president Brian Durant said after a board of trustees meeting Thursday night that while the college’s 2017-2018 budget was built on a flat enrollment rate of 2,550 full-time equivalents, the college is on track to have realized over 2,600 full-time equivalents this year. While the college has been... more

Deputies: Williamson man punched son repeatedly during altercation

Deputies say a 45-year-old Williamson man was arrested after an investigation into a domestic incident. Gary L. Beck, 45, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief after a physical altercation involving his son. Deputies say that Beck pushed him onto a couch and began punching him repeatedly in the head. Beck is also accused of ripping his son’s shirt. Beck was... more

Brittany’s Law fails to reach Assembly floor before session ends for 8th time

Another year without action on Brittany’s Law. It had been passed by New York State Senate for an eighth time, but again, the measure failed to get to the Assembly floor for the crucial next step. Dale Driscoll, grandmother of Brittany Passalacqua – whom the proposed legislation is named after – was on Inside the FLX earlier this week, speaking... more
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