2018 Section V boys & girls basketball tournament brackets

Tournament brackets are posted below from all boys and girls basketball classifications of Section V with Wayne-Finger Lakes teams highlighted. These brackets will be updated nightly through championship weekend. If you don’t see the updates, hit ‘Shift’ & Refresh or Reload on your browser. SECTION V BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKETS: SECTION V GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKETS: Check out a special... more

Deputies: Clyde woman accused of stealing from school group held on $25K bail

An arrest has been made involving the stolen money from a Parent-Teacher Group at the Clyde-Savannah Elementary School. Investigators arrested 41-year-old Julie Rivello, who was charged with second-degree forgery and third-degree grand larceny. Rivello is listed as an employee within the Clyde-Savannah School District, and according to the website — is a secretary. Investigators say Rivello wrote multiple checks to... more

Sheriff: Death investigation launched, HAZMAT called to scene in Ontario

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that they have launched a death investigation after a deceased subject was discovered in a vehicle on Ridge Road in Ontario. Initial investigation shows possible drug overdose, according to an update by Virts posted to Facebook. Hazmat assistance was called to the scene due to locked doors — and an unknown exposure to first... more

Seneca Falls Municipal Building ‘compromised’ as vendor dispute escalates

Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro says it’s a matter of safety and security. That matter involves a computer, once used in the ‘Server Room’ at the new Seneca Falls Municipal Building. The computer was owned by a former-vendor, who brought it in to house a number of Town-related items. In late-December one of the doors to the Municipal Building ceased operating.... more

Newark students call for better race dialogue after principal’s words during assembly

A group of students at Newark High School say they want a better dialogue within their school after an assembly meant to celebrate Black History Month turned sour. Posts on various social media accounts describe the assembly on Wednesday as one to celebrate African-American students and black history. However, when Principal Thomas Roote took the stage, students say his words... more

Sheriff: Montezuma man authored letter detailing threat against Auburn HS

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that on December 15th members of his office received a letter through the U.S. Mail from an unknown source, which alleged that an individual had made threats of violence against the Auburn High School. The Auburn Police Department was notified and in turn made notification to school officials through their resource officer. Detectives from... more

Geneva finishes Geneva Foundry cleanup

While the state Department of Environmental Conservation gears up for another year cleaning contaminated properties near the former Geneva Foundry site, one remediation project is complete. That’s the foundry site itself. Acting City Manager Sage Gerling said at last week’s City Council meeting that the city has completed its $250,000 remediation of Geneva Foundry land, which consists of 2.5 acres... more

District: Threat rumors at Auburn Junior High School not credible

The Auburn Enlarged City School District said rumors about a threat to Auburn Junior High School were investigated and found to not be credible. District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said an automated phone call was sent out to parents Friday morning saying there were rumors of a threat, the rumors were investigated and that there was "no credible threat." Pirozzolo said... more

Superintendent: Police investigate Port Byron student’s concerning Instagram post

New York State Police have opened an investigation at the Port Byron Central School District after a middle school student made a concerning post on social media Thursday night, Superintendent Neil O'Brien said. At around 7 p.m. Thursday, O'Brien said a student posted something on Instagram that caused concern at the district, which asked state police to investigate. In a... more

Despite flooding, state park in Cayuga County draws more visitors in 2017

Lake Ontario flooding didn't affect visitation at the largest New York state park in Cayuga County. Fair Haven Beach State Park drew 262,202 visitors in 2017, up from 260,291 two years ago. Attendance bounced back slightly after a sizable decline from 2015 to 2016 that was blamed on drinking water system repairs. Despite flooding along the lake, the park remained... more

Sheriff: Massachusetts man leads deputies on short pursuit, charged with aggravated DWI

Deputies arrested a Massachusetts man following a short pursuit in Ontario County. Derek M. Gryszowka, 26, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, DWI, reckless driving, fleeing a police officer, failure to keep right and speeding. Deputies were dispatched to the report of a sick or intoxicated driver, and after located the vehicle a short pursuit unfolded. He was eventually... more

W. Bloomfield resident charged with unlawfully imprisoning victim during domestic incident

Deputies arrested a 33-year-old West Bloomfield resident after a domestic incident during the early-morning hours of Friday. Around 1:26 a.m. Corey A. Belcher, 33, of West Bloomfield was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment after the domestic incident. He is accused of blocking the front door of his residence — not allowing a subject to exit. Belcher was taken into custody... more

Mynderse high school students involved in mid-air scare on Air Canada flight

Multiple injuries have been reported after a plane carrying several Mynderse Academy high school students en route to San José, Costa Rica hit severe turbulence and had to return to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The incident happened onboard an Air Canada Rouge flight at around 8 pm on Thursday in the air over the mid-eastern United States. Paramedics told Toronto media... more

Snow showers possible with cooling temps, but long-term trend stays warm for FLX

There’s a slight risk for some snow showers on Friday, and then again Saturday night — but overall — the region will see colder weather return. However, it won’t stick around for long. Here’s a look at your weekend weather in the Finger Lakes. – Some mid-day snow showers will be possible on Friday, as temperatures fall through the 30s... more

Deputies: Palmyra man possessed pills, charged with DWAI after traffic stop

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 28-year-old Palmyra man following a traffic stop on State Route 21 in Manchester. Deputies say that James F. Merkley, 28, of Palmyra was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs. During the traffic stop deputies observed Merkley to be impaired by drugs, and located several... more

Geneva man filed false information with Ontario DSS

Deputies arrested a Geneva man following an investigation initiated by the Ontario County Department of Social Services. Walter Russ Jr., 40, was charged with first-degree issuing a false instrument for filing and fourth-degree welfare fraud after the investigation. Deputies say Russ was taken into custody without incident, arraigned in Geneva City Court and released on his own recognizance. The charges... more

Rochester man disputed debit card charges he authorized at Canandaigua bank

A Rochester man was arrested in Ontario County after an investigation into events that transpired at KeyBank located in Canandaigua. According to investigators Deovian W. Peterson, 23, of Rochester was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after he contacted the bank on two separate occasions reporting that his debit card was stolen. He disputed multiple charges, which he claimed were fraudulent.... more
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