Trumansburg man tried to have $125K worth of drugs delivered to Romulus residence

Sheriff Tim Luce says investigators arrested a 48-year-old Trumansburg man on felony drug charges after attempting to arrange for a large quantity of drugs to be delivered to a home in Romulus. Timothy J. Coffey, age 48, of Trumansburg was charged with Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class D Felony, Attempted Criminal Possession... more

Homeless man charged with sex abuse on a bus in Lansing

On Monday at approximately 5 p.m. deputies responded to 40 Catherwood Road in Lansing for a reported sex offense. A victim reported to deputies that while riding a public transit bus, a male stranger began inappropriately touching her. The male continued forcibly touching her in intimate areas despite multiple attempts to stop him. At the next step, the victim was... more

Two charged after Dryden home invasion, held on ‘no bail’

Police say two men have been arrested following an investigation into a home invasion and burglary in Dryden. The incident happened on Wednesday, according to police, who say that Kevin P. Chambliss, 32, and Henry J. Moreno, 28, were both charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police say that Chambliss was also charged... more

Lyons man arrested on 14 felony charges after violating order

A Lyons man faces more than a dozen felony charges after an investigation into multiple violations of a stay away order of protection. State Police say that Kurtis Freeman, 26, of Lyons was charged with seven counts of first-degree criminal contempt — a Class E felony; and seven counts of aggravated family offense — also a Class E felony. The... more

DeFrancisco suspends campaign for NY governor

With support dwindling for his gubernatorial campaign, state Sen. John DeFrancisco said Wednesday he will no longer be "actively campaigning" for the Republican nomination. DeFrancisco, R-DeWitt, released a statement hours after fellow Republican gubernatorial hopeful Marc Molinaro announced that six GOP county chairs who had endorsed the Syracuse-area state lawmaker were now supporting his campaign. Molinaro now has endorsements from... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wild-water in Shortsville, Wild-life in local photos & Wild-weather shortens our spring (podcast)

We’ve been talking about the upcoming spring since late February, but the last FLX Weekly of April is here and we’re still waiting for a breakthrough in the weather. We had a taste early this week, but will it last? Also, they’ll be riding the rapids in Shortsville and Manchester this weekend and we’ll fill you in on all the... more

Police: Employee stole $65,000 from Seneca Meadows via illegal ‘check cashing’

The Seneca Falls Police Department says a 46-year-old Waterloo resident was arrested on grand larceny charges after stealing more than $65,000 from Seneca Meadows. Pamela Lewis, 46, is accused of depositing several checks totaling over $65,000 — payable to Seneca Meadows, Inc. — into her own account for personal use from November 2015 to December 2017. Lewis was charged with... more

SENECA7: 2,400+ athletes set to run around Seneca Lake in a 77.7-mile relay race Sunday

The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 348 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, will be held this Sunday, April 29. The event begins in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish... more

Seneca Falls driver faces felony charges after accident on Stevenson St.

On Wednesday at 7:01 p.m. the police arrested a Seneca Falls woman after a property damage accident on Stevenson Street. Sarah A. May, 28, of Seneca Falls was arrested after the incident on Stevenson Street. Police originally responded for a one vehicle crash where the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Upon arrival police made contact with May... more

Sheriff provides update on explosion, structure fire at Moore Street home in Waterloo

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce provided an update on the explosion and fire reported in Waterloo earlier this week – noting that the investigation remains active. Deputies responded to 31 Moore Street in the Town of Waterloo for the reported structure fire. When patrol arrived it was reported that the fire was due to an explosion created when work was... more

Suspected Golden State Killer has ties to Steuben County

The alleged Golden State Killer is originally from Steuben County. Joseph DeAngelo was born in the town of Bath and later moved to Sacramento, California, according to the Sacramento Bee. After graduating form Folsom High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. and won numerous services medals, according to the Sacramento Bee. The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific... more

Woman arrested at Five Points after trying to smuggle drugs into facility

State Police say a 24-year-old Rochester woman was arrested at Five Points State Correctional Facility in Romulus after attempting to enter with prison contraband. Ceptimber M. Wallace, 24, was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and possession of synthetic marijauna. Wallace was found to be possessing... more

New bill to protect NY shelter animals from abusers

The New York State Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to protect animals at shelters from animal abusers. The bill, sponsored by local Senator Patrick Gallivan, prevents anyone convicted of animal cruelty from being a dog or animal control officer, or working at a shelter, pound, humane society or SPCA. Currently, there is nothing preventing animal abusers from working in... more

SUNY Environmental Science students learning at Seneca Meadows

Approximately fifty SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF), SUNY Cobleskill and New York State Ducks Unlimited delegates recently visited the Seneca Meadows Education Center and Wetlands Preserve to learn about wetland habitat in the region that have been restored through various efforts including the efforts of the Seneca Meadows landfill in Seneca Falls, Montezuma and other wetland habitat in New... more

State Police: Lyons man faces felony drug charges after investigation

State Police arrested a 24-year-old Lyons man on felony drug charges after an investigation in Wayne County. Jorie N. Cruz, 24, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Police say that Cruz was arraigned in Arcadia Town Court on... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Believer Founder Jim Meaney talks City Manager Search Committee (podcast)

When former Geneva City Manager Matt Horn announced his exit from the community he served for a decade – many felt that it could mean difficult times for the City of Geneva. During his tenure, Horn morphed into a figure that was seen regionally as a bustling leader, an example of modern, young leadership. While his qualifications did not align... more
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