Recovery continues in Lodi, donations sought by local organizations (full coverage)

Upwards of 8.75 inches of rain fell during the early-morning hours on Tuesday, which left Southern Seneca County in a state of emergency. While Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in a number of counties throughout Upstate New York after Tuesday’s rainfall – none were as hard hit in the Finger Lakes region – as Seneca. del Lago is... more

Two hospitalized after Aurelius crash; driver charged with DWI

Two people were injured after a one-car crash in Aurelius on Tuesday after a drunk driver collided with a utility pole. Around 8:30 pm Lori N. Shinkle, 30, of Auburn was traveling down Route 326 when she crashed a pickup truck into a utility pole – rolling it over. She and the truck’s passenger, Ricky Meehan, were both injured, according... more

You’ve never seen Taughannock Falls flowing like this (video)

Laura Voorhees posted this incredible video of Taughannock Falls this morning around 10:00 AM as the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River was exploding with muddy water from the heavy rain that has caused extreme flooding in Seneca and Schuyler counties. Scott Hamula posted his own video from late this morning at Taughannock Falls… Taughannock Falls video. @TRUMANSBURG_NY @WayneStormWatch... more

Major flooding shuts down roads in Schuyler County (full coverage)

A state of emergency has been declared in Schuyler County due to flooding from extreme rainfall overnight into this morning. The following roads are closed and impassable due to damage: Shumway Road from State Route 414 to Satterly Hill Road; Dugue Road between Round School House & Fausold Rds; Covert Road from Satterly Hill to State Route 414; Robertson Road... more

Wayne County doctor pleads guilty, faces 60 years in prison

A former Wayne County doctor pleaded guilty to three counts of receiving child pornography in federal court on Tuesday. Dr. David Blasczak,69, of Newark faces a maximum combined penalty of 60 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Federal prosecutors say Blasczak bought thousands of sexually explicit images of children through a website hosted out of India they’re calling “website... more

Geneva man arraigned on manslaughter charge following 2017 burglary

A 23-year-old Geneva man has been arraigned on a manslaughter charge after an investigation into a 2017 burglary. Jeffery A. Salone Jr., 29, of Geneva was arraigned in Ontario County Court for first-degree manslaughter, a felony, in connection with the September 2017 death of Jawuan D. Brumfield of Rochester, said Geneva Police Lt. Matthew Valenti. Brumfield’s cause of death was... more

Friendly competition to become Bills’ backup running back

With competition for starting spots all over the Bills’ roster, the running back position is one of the few where we know exactly who the starter is, that’s LeSean McCoy. But the opportunity to be his backup is a completely different story. Take your pick among the Bills’ back up running backs, there’s a mix of size, speed and experience,... more

Familiar names emerge from Dick’s Open qualifier

A recent third-place finisher at En-Joie Golf Course was among those passing successfully through Monday’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Open Qualifier. Neal Lancaster shot 4-under-par 68 at The Links at Hiawatha Landing as one of four who added their names to the field for the $2,050,000 Champions Tour event to begin Friday at En-Joie. It was two years ago that Lancaster,... more

Driver ticketed after ‘freak accident’ claims Waterloo woman’s life

Investigators say they have found the truck involved in the fatal freak accident, which left a Waterloo woman dead after a rock was thrown from a vehicle that had recently left the Ontario County Landfill. The accident took place on August 4th, but it took investigators eight days to locate the commercial truck. Deputies say Manuel J. Vallejo, 27, of... more

Rochester man charged after felony drug investigation in Geneva

On August 10th at approximately 2:28 pm police arrested a Rochester man in Geneva on felony drug charges. Rodney J. Lowman, 37, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was held without bail due to previous felony convictions. Police say Lowman was arrested after a months-long investigation into the sale of cocaine in the City of... more

NBC’s Dateline coming to the Wayne County Fair

The Times of Wayne County reports that NBC’s Dateline will be on hand at an event in Palmyra on Wednesday at the annual Wayne County Fair. Operation Build Up , a group dedicated to helping veterans across New York State, will be making a presentation to an area veteran beginning at 3pm tomorrow. The group is also sponsoring live entertainment... more

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

Last week, my friend Paula reached out and said, “I think you might be interested in a swimmer in Ithaca, who swam Cayuga Lake recently (the long way), and is either preparing or already did the English Channel. She’s a Cornell Law student. Her name is Caroline Block.” My interest piqued, I did a little research, saw that Paula was... more

Vargas’ solid 6-inning start not enough for Mets

From their vantage point in the third-base dugout, the Mets watched Jason Vargas deliver two- and four-seam fastballs down in the strike zone, dumping in a liberal number of changeups and curves. He worked quickly, buzzing through the Orioles’ lineup without much issue. This was the Vargas the Mets thought they acquired when they committed two years and $16 million... more

LeSean McCoy’s ex sues for damages related to home invasion

LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend filed a lawsuit against McCoy and one other person on Monday regarding the home invasion at the athlete’s home back in July. The two people named in the suit are LeSean McCoy and Tamarcus Jerod Porter. Delicia Cordon who was allegedly injured during the home invasion at McCoy’s Georgia home , is suing for damages related to... more

Harmful algal bloom on Owasco Lake prompts weekly sampling

After the first confirmed harmful algal bloom of the season was detected on Owasco Lake last week, the Cayuga County Health Department has started weekly testing to monitor drinking water. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) listed a harmful algal bloom (HAB) with confirmed toxins on the Owasco Lake tributary of Sucker Brook last Friday as part of its... more

Dino Babers recaps 1st scrimmage: ‘The defense is definitely up 1-0’

By the end of the Syracuse football’s team first scrimmage of fall camp, coach Dino Babers catalogued more than 150 plays and came away with a clear consensus. “The defense,” Babers said, “is definitely up 1-0.” Speaking to Cuse.com following Saturday morning’s closed scrimmage, the third-year Syracuse coach noted the defensive line got into the backfield at times and obstructed... more
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