Rep. Chris Collins, charged with insider trading, will not seek re-election

Chris Collins today released a statement in which he informed his constituents that he would not seek re-election in the NY-27 district this fall. Earlier this week it was learned that Collins will face insider trading charges according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. Collins’ statement is below…. pic.twitter.com/a3N8tKFpuU — Rep. Chris Collins (@RepChrisCollins)... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Where is summer going? With just three weekends left in the month of August join Jessica Lahr and company to make plans to get out and enjoy everything the Finger Lakes has to offer. We’ll fill you in on the local weather outlook, event options, sports line-up and more during this week’s edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com. . more

Penn Yan man charged with assault after altercation at Mustang Pub

Police say a 30-year-old Penn Yan resident was arrested on an assault charge following an incident at the Mustang Pub. Jeremy King, 30, was charged with third-degree assault after an investigation into an altercation at the pub on July 26th. As result, King was arrested and charged. He was issued an appearance ticket. The charge will be answered in Penn... more

Weedsport man leads police on high-speed pursuit

A 41-year-old Weedsport man led State Police on a high-speed chase through the town of Cato and village of Weedsport on Monday – while troopers were on their way to execute an arrest warrant. When police spotted Brandon Millhoff, 41, the subject of the warrant – they attempted to stop his vehicle. He then struck a trooper’s marked car, and... more

New funding for algae blooms testing in Tompkins County

Harmful algae blooms are popping up again this summer in places like in Skaneateles Lake. On Cayuga Lake, it's typically not a problem, but over the last two summers, it's becoming a concern. "This is a safety issue, and whenever something is a safety issue, of course, it goes to a higher priority,” Tompkins County legislator Anna Kelles said. Many... more

Schuyler Co. may have been underpaid by federal government for PILOTs

The U.S. Department of Interior may have underpaid Schuyler County for payments in lieu of property taxes on federal lands within the county. In response, the County Legislature’s Legislative Resolution Review Committee moved Wednesday (August 8) to authorize Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman to file papers joining a federal class action lawsuit initiated by Kane County, Utah. According to Getman,... more

THE DEBRIEF: Geneva names new police chief, city manager; and latest in Seneca Falls, Auburn politics (podcast)

The City of Geneva named their next City Manager and Chief of Police, but a lot of questions remain after a clouded search process that led some to believe that things weren’t as they seemed. The historic Huntington Building in Seneca Falls has also been at the center of controversy for several weeks, as its future remains unclear. These are... more

Howard & Battle might be the ACC’s best starting backcourt in 2018-19

Last season, Syracuse Orange guards Tyus Battle and Frank Howard ranked first and second. Together they were the very best in the nation and ipso facto, the ACC. In minutes played, that is. By now you’re well aware of that as it was talked and written about ad nauseam. Tyus and Frank logged a total of 1443 and 1423 minutes... more

Keuka Lake wineries win top awards

It’s a good year for Keuka Lake wineries. Keuka Spring Vineyards of Penn Yan can now boast three Governor’s Cups after the winery’s 2017 Gewürztraminer captured the top prize and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery was again presented with the Winery of the Year award in the 2018 New York Wine Classic Aug. 8. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winners... more

Police: Canandaigua man damaged car, injured Thompson Hospital employee

Police say a 30-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested on July 27th following an incident in the parking lot of Thompson Hospital. John Tebutt, 30, of Canandaigua was charged with Criminal Mischief and Reckless Assault. It is alleged that Tebbutt damaged a motor vehicle and injured a Thompson Hospital Security Guard while in the parking lot of Thompson Hospital. He was... more

Canandaigua man charged after physical altercation with disabled person

A Canandaigua man was arrested after an incident involving a disabled person in late-July, according to the Canandaigua Police Department. Justin C. Payne, 38, Canandaigua, was arrested on July 27th at about 4:26 pm and charged with Harassment, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Endangering the Welfare of a Disabled Person. It is alleged that Payne engaged in a physical altercation... more

Police: Branchport man struck, held down female against her will

Police say a Branchport man was taken into custody on August 3rd at about 7:55 pm following an investigation into an incident that took place in July. Christopher D. Shay, 34, of Branchport was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that on July... more

Employee arrested on 78 charges after Speedway larceny investigation in Wayne Co.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Webster woman following a larceny investigation that occurred at the Speedway Gas Station, located at 6290 Slocum Road in the Town of Ontario. Deputies arrested Patricia Clark, 25, charging her with 39 counts of Petit Larceny and 39 counts of second-degree falsifying business records. Deputies say Clark was an employee... more

UPDATE: Thruway reopens after accident involving tractor-trailers in Cayuga Co.

Westbound traffic was snarled on the New York State Thruway near Port Byron following an accident involving two tractor-trailers around 1 am. State Police were on-scene investigating the incident during the early-morning hours, but the only westbound lanes were being impacted. Two people were taken to Upstate University Hospital, according to dispatchers, but additional information was not available about their... more

Motorcyclist seriously injured, airlifted from scene of Naples wreck

Deputies say a 25-year-old Farmington man was seriously injured after his motorcycle crashed near Parrish Road on State Route 245. Around 6:10 pm on Tuesday Grant D. Mullen, 25, was traveling northeast on State Route 245 when the motorcycle left the roadway on the west shoulder and overturned several times. Mullen suffered severe leg injuries as result of the wreck,... more

Severino gets 15th win, Yankees secure sweep in Chicago

Entering Wednesday, Luis Severino had hit a rough patch. The young ace was mired in his worst stretch of the season, a five-start span in which he had an 8.28 ERA and could not complete six innings. But Severino put that behind him with seven solid innings in New York’s finale with the White Sox, pitching the Yankees to a... more

Branchport man charged with felony DWI in Canandaigua

Police say a Branchport man was arrested in the city of Canandaigua on August 6th after a traffic stop on Lakeshore Drive. Richard Rider, 58, Branchport NY, was charged with Felony DWI, Failure to Keep Right and Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. He was stopped on Lakeshore Drive for vehicle and traffic violations, and is accused of operating... more
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