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LATEST: Police say Seneca Falls man was third victim of Waterloo shooting (full coverage)

State police have released the identity of the man killed in the shooting last week in Waterloo that left two people dead and another person hurt. Troopers say 45-year-old Seneca Falls resident Charlie Andrus was shot and killed along with Lori McConnell at a home on Virginia Street last Tuesday. Another woman, Karen Zdunko, was hurt in the shooting. Troopers... more

DraftKings, del Lago agree to partner for future sports betting

The sports betting company DraftKings has agreed to work with del Lago Resort & Casino if New York decides to legalize online sports betting. The announcement was made Monday that DraftKings would set up a physical sportsbook at the del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre. As part of the agreement, there would also be a mobile and online sports... more

Romulus man trapped neighbor’s dog in steel box, left outside for hours

Deputies say a 59-year-old Romulus man was arrested on misdemeanor animal torture charges after trapping his neighbors dog in a steel box. Jeffrey L. Vanhorn, 59, of Iron Bridge Road was charged with torturing an animal under agriculture and markets law following an investigation into a trapped dog. Vanhorn is said to have trapped his neighbor’s dog in a steel... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more

Woodridge Motel shuttered in Canandaigua due to unsanitary conditions

A motel on Lakeshore Drive that has raised eyebrows for some time due to its dilapidated condition closed Monday. The Woodridge Motel at 4459 Lakeshore Drive, near the intersection with Route 364, shuttered following a recent joint inspection involving town code enforcement and the New York State Department of Health. The inspection found the motel in decay, unsanitary and “unfit... more

Police: Syracuse man displayed gun, robbed Auburn convenience store

A Syracuse man has been arrested for allegedly robbing an Auburn convenience store early Monday. Auburn police officers were dispatched to Byrne Dairy at 70 Arterial East in Auburn for a robbery. The suspect was identified as a man wearing all black. The man entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money from a clerk, according to a news... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

Doubledays take rubber game in Monday matinee at Aberdeen

The Doubledays’ offense finally erupted during their Game 3 matchup against the IronBirds after fighting tooth-and-nail for runs this past series. Timely hitting, solid pitching, and help from a pair of Aberdeen errors helped secure Auburn it’s 8-2 rubber game win over the Iron Birds. There was no shortage of big hits for Auburn throughout the afternoon. After two walks... more

Four hospitalized after Sodus crash on Rt. 104

Deputies say four people were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on Saturday around 11:59 pm in Sodus. Deputies responded to a two-car accident on State Route 104 near the intersection of Pratt Road in Sodus, and upon investigation determined that a vehicle operated by Deanna M. McGarr, 48, of Sodus attempted to make... more

Parents arrested after DWI crash in Wayne Co.

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reported the arrests on Thursday (7/12) at 10 p.m. of a Newark couple following an investigation into a motor vehicle collision on Parker Road in the Town of Arcadia. The Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Parker Road and Hyman Road where deputies discovered a 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by John R.... more

15th annual Musselman Triathlon results

The fifteenth-annual Musselman Triathlon was contested Sunday, July 15. The  race, consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike, and a 13.1-mile run, saw competitors come from  across the country and Canada. Awards were five-deep in the male and female categories: 5. 4:36:51 John Chambers 4. 4:26:32 Henry Tragle 3. 4:26:08 Jesse Vondracek 2. 4:22:15 Nathan Miller 1. 4:06:53 Nick... more

State Police investigating armed robbery in Lansing

New York State Police are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery that happened late Saturday night. Troopers responded to the mobile gas station on North Triphammer Road in the Village of Lansing just before midnight after a man entered the store, showed a handgun, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. Officials said the suspect... more

Newark man airlifted after motorcycle loses grip on gravel along Rt. 14

Deputies say a 27-year-old Newark man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a motorcycle accident on State Route 14 in the Town of Phelps on Saturday. The accident happened around 7:13 pm when Gregory G. Wild, 27, of Newark was making a turn on Route 14 near the 7-11 gas station, and lost control of the bike on loose... more

Drunk driver crashes through barn, destroys stored Mustang in Palmyra

State Police out of Lyons received a 911 call from a driver on Saturday at 3:26 a.m., stating he just plowed through a barn on Jeffrey Road in the Town of Palmyra. The driver, James Paro II, 25, of Palmyra told the 911 operator he also called an Uber Driver to come to the scene to give him a ride... more

Donna Cathy files petitions for Seneca Co. Judge primary

Last week Donna Cathy filed petitions in this year’s race for Seneca County Judge to secure her ballot positions for the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines. “As I met hundreds of Seneca County residents collecting signatures over the past six weeks, it was clear that they want a judge who is impartial, is experienced and has common sense,” said... more

What’s behind Canandaigua VA’s one-star rating?

Combat veteran Robert Van Keuren of Canandaigua wants answers. And action. He isn’t alone. With more than 60,000 veterans living in the Finger Lakes region, many are disturbed by the one-star rating recently revealed for nursing home care at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. The Canandaigua Living Center that provides nursing home care at the VA on Fort Hill Avenue... more
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