Sheriff Luce: Nurse employed by Seneca Co. accused of stealing over 100 pills from jail

Sheriff Tim Luce says an extensive investigation into stolen narcotics from the Seneca County Correctional Facility Medical Center has resulted in the arrest of a Waterloo woman. Laurie A. Guererri, 58, of Waterloo was employed as a Registered Nurse and worked at the jail. She was charged with official misconduct, petit larceny, promoting prison contraband, and two counts of seventh-degree... more

Hobart heads to Wagner to open NEC play

The Hobart College lacrosse team will open Northeast Conference play at Wagner College on Saturday, March 17. The opening faceoff at Hameline Field is set for 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on WHWS-FM (105.7). Fans can watch the game online on NECFrontRow.com. The Statesmen (2-4) are looking to rebound from a 12-9 loss at undefeated Georgetown last... more

Chain reaction crash in Canandaigua ties up traffic

At least one person was taken by ambulance to an area hospital following an accident in downtown Canandaigua. Police and firefighters were on-scene of a four-vehicle, chain reaction crash at the intersection of South Main and Bristol streets. The crash was in the left lane of the southbound side — and was causing minor delays. Canandaigua Emergency Squad responded to... more

Molinaro wins support to lock up GOP nomination for NY governor

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Thursday passed a key milestone needed to lock up the Republican nomination for governor after winning the latest in a series of endorsements from state GOP committee members. The Manhattan Republican Party said it voted overwhelmingly to support Molinaro in his bid for the nomination to take on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November.... more

Circular enerG takes first step in Siting Board process

The same day the Seneca County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution opposing the $365 million waste-to-energy incinerator, Circular enerG LLC, filed its draft Public Involvement Program (PIP) — initiating the first step of the state-regulated process to determine the future of an incinerator on a 48-acre parcel formerly home to the Seneca Army Depot. The cover letter reads: “Circular... more

McCarron believes Bills are the fit he’s been waiting for

AJ McCarron waited patiently on his agent Wednesday, as he watched many of the other free agent NFL quarterbacks find new homes. It wasn’t all that different from the four years of waiting he had to endure as Andy Dalton’s backup in Cincinnati. He has thirsted for an opportunity to start, and this year of free agency would offer the... more

Legislation aims to crackdown on contraband in NYS prisons

Senator Pam Heming announced legislation (S.7582A) she sponsors to crackdown on contraband in New York’s state correctional facilities moved through the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections. The bill would require the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to establish a contraband screening plan in correctional facilities. As Vice-Chair of the Senate’s Committee on... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Wayne ARC talks Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (podcast)

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. To talk about Wayne ARC’s collaborative efforts within the communities they serve – David Johnson, Foundation Director, and Jessica Blondell, who leads Community Relations within the organization were in-studio. Watch the entire conversation below, or listen to the audio only version in the media player above. more

Former Yates Co. Public Defender fails to appear for court date

Edward Brockman, the former Yates County Public Defender and still-serving attorney for the Village of Penn Yan, failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday March 8 in Penn Yan Village Court. Brockman, 70, of Naples, was accused of groping a teenage female client in February 2016, and is charged by State Police Investigators with forcible... more

IC wrestler brings home national title

The Ithaca College wrestling team traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, for the Division III national championships and ended up with two wrestlers in the finals of the respective weight classes, had another three wrestlers named All-Americans, and placed third-place as a team overall. Sophomore 141-pounder Ben Brisman won the first individual national championship title in a Bombers singlet since, now assistant... more

Upstate NY reps want Lake Ontario shoreline damage report

A trio of upstate New York members of Congress is requesting a report examining the damage to Lake Ontario's shoreline last year. U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, John Katko and Claudia Tenney have asked House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen to include language requiring the report in an upcoming omnibus spending bill. The language would authorize... more

John DeFrancisco ‘very unlikely’ to seek re-election to NY Senate

State Sen. John DeFrancisco says his 40-year political career will likely come to an end if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination for governor in May. DeFrancisco, R-DeWitt, the deputy majority leader of the Senate, said Thursday “it’s very unlikely” he will seek re-election to the 50th Senate District seat he has held for 25 years. DeFrancisco, 71, talked about... more

GAS LEAK RESOLVED: Geneva CSD gives ‘all clear’ after incident on Wednesday

A gas leak at the Geneva City School District Carter Road complex Wednesday night was resolved without incident. The leak, which occurred at about 10:30 p.m. was caused when a small custodial vehicle bumped a gas line in the middle and high school kitchen, causing it to break. Only the evening cleaning crew was present in the building at the... more

Corning woman charged with welfare fraud; received $908 in benefits illegally

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says a Corning woman was arrested after an investigation into welfare fraud. As result of the investigation Amy Hargrave, 45, was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud. The false filing charge is a felony, according to the Sheriff, who said that more than $908 worth of benefits... more

Canandaigua teen ticketed for DWI after rollover accident on Rt. 64

A Canandaigua teen faces a number of charges, which includes driving while intoxicated after a rollover accident on State Route 64. Natalie Riley-Nicosia, 19, was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, and a number of other traffic violations. Troopers were dispatched by Ontario County 911 to an rollover accident on State Route 64 in the Town of Bristol. Upon arrival... more

Phase 2: Update on contaminated soil in Geneva

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is about to begin Phase- 2 in the cleanup of properties near the former foundry in Geneva. A public availability session has been set for March 27. The DEC says 40 properties will be cleaned this year. At this point, 21 properties have already been cleaned. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Should New York end the tipped wage for servers? What you should know

What would getting rid of the tip credit mean for the restaurant industry in New York? That’s a debate that is growing in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address in January announced the state Labor Department will be holding hearings to look into the possibility of eliminating the tip credit in New York.... more

Newfield boys get another shot at Moriah in final four

After losing to Moriah last year in the Class D state championship game, the Newfield boys basketball team thought about what could have been. More significantly, the Trojans also thought about what could still be. As disappointing as the 61-52 setback was for the Trojans, there was a belief the talent would be back to make a return visit to... more
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