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Village of Newark awards local firefighters and police officer

Village of Newark awards local firefighters and police officer
The Village of Newark is proud to congratulate Newark Firefighters Juan Ortiz, Captain Doug Velte and Captain Rod Bliss, as well as Police Officer Dan Weegar. The four hometown heroes recently received awards from the Northern Central Volunteer Firemen’s Association. The firemen collectively received “Firefighter of the Year” and Office Weegar received “First Responder of the Year”. For their lifesaving... more

One dead after hours-long standoff, gasoline fire in Yates

Hours long standoff ends with one dead in Yates
A warrant execution turned into a long, multi-department investigation, which even involved the FBI on Monday, as authorities dealt with an hours-long standoff that left one man dead. According to Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike deputies received an order to execute a Supreme Court Arrest Warrant for failure to comply with psychiatric treatment issued out of Chemung County. The individual... more

New downtown Auburn welcome center opening delayed slightly

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The downtown Auburn Equal Rights Heritage Center’s opening won’t happen this month. Just last week officials said that the $10 million welcome center in downtown Auburn was “on target” to open before the end of October. On Tuesday, Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason said that won’t be the case. Instead, there will be an announcement on Wednesday about when the ERHC... more

SPOOKY FORECAST: Mild temperatures, but plenty of wet weather remains in Finger Lakes

It’s going to be a rainy day. The Finger Lakes will see plenty of wet precipitation, with it becoming heavy at times during the late-morning and early-afternoon hours. While the steady rain will taper throughout the afternoon; and should only be a shower or two by 6 p.m. – more steady rain will work back into the area as evening... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Syracuse is ranked, Waterloo Volleyball & Hill Cumorah Pageant ending (podcast)

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Syracuse is ranked, Waterloo Volleyball & Hill Cumorah Pageant ending (podcast)
Join your host Kenny on the latest edition of Kenny’s 2 Pennies where he discusses  the Bills MNF loss to the Pats, the return of Syracuse basketball, the Orange football team being ranked, Waterloo volleyball’s victory over Mynderse in Sectionals and the Hill Cumorah Pageant coming to a close in 2020…  . . more

Police: Lyons man hands friend birthday card, gropes groin

Police: Lyons man hands friend birthday card, gropes groin
Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies said a man from Lyons was arrested Monday afternoon on forcible touching charges. Deputies said Matt Brevet, 36, invited a friend into his bedroom and gave them a birthday card. After handing the card over, Brevet allegedly started to forcibly touch the victim in the groin. Brevet was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. Read... more

Economic development summit in Owasco touts “great opportunities”

Economic development summit in Owasco touts “great opportunities”
A group of about 100 people with a vested interest in the economic development of upstate New York were packed into the Emerson Park Pavilion in Owasco Tuesday. The LOCATE Finger Lakes initiative hosted its first Economic Development Summit at the pavilion. Various business leaders and owners from throughout the state attended the event. The initiative, directed by former state... more

Batman, Finch spar over ethics, water quality at NY Assembly debate in Auburn

Batman, Finch spar over ethics, water quality at NY Assembly debate in Auburn
The two candidates for the 126th Assembly District didn’t disagree on everything during a televised debate at Cayuga Community College Wednesday, but the forum featured a few contentious moments. Early in the debate, Assemblyman Gary Finch and challenger Keith Batman were asked to assess each other’s handling of Owasco Lake water issues. Finch, R-Springport, recalled a meeting organized by U.S.... more

Skaneateles man sentenced for DWI crash in Auburn he claims not to remember

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A Skaneateles man was sentenced in Cayuga County Court Tuesday for a crime he previously said he doesn’t remember committing. In September 2017, Michael DeMarco, 40, went through a DWI checkpoint in Auburn and then fled from the police — initiating a short, high-speed chase which ended in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Arterial East and Seymour Street.... more

Saturday’s 66-0 loss to Princeton was as bad as it gets for Cornell

Saturday’s 66-0 loss to Princeton was as bad as it gets for Cornell
Cornell football was certainly not the consensus pick to beat an undefeated, nationally-ranked Princeton team on the road. The Tigers boasted the FCS’s top offense, one of the best defenses and quarterback John Lovett and co. had blown out nearly every opponent coming into Saturday’s contest. But this was embarrassing. The 66-0 drubbing is one for both teams’ record books,... more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Live Music, Cheese & Comedy Scatters Across the Finger Lakes November 2nd – 4th

WEEKEND EVENTS: Live Music, Cheese and Comedy Scatters Across the Finger Lakes November 2nd – 4th
This weekend is all about sitting back and relaxing! Get out and explore the Finger Lakes and enjoy the many events filled with live music, cheese tastings and humor that is taking over the region! November 2nd: Live Music – Darwin at WeBe Brewing Company Spend your Friday night at WeBe Brewing Company where the local favorite Darwin will be... more

Judge rules fantasy sports like FanDuel, DraftKings are ‘unconstitutional’ in New York

Judge rules fantasy sports like FanDuel, DraftKings are ‘unconstitutional’ in New York
A state Supreme Court justice late lat week ruled daily fantasy sports games in New York violated the state constitution’s ban on gambling, throwing into question the future of apps like FanDuel and DraftKings in New York. “Based on all of the above, the Court finds and holds that the Constitutional prohibition upon authorization or allowance of pool-selling, bookmaking or... more

Digging deeper into the arrest of Timothy Dean as double homicide investigation moves forward

Ex-girlfriend arrested as double homicide investigation continues in Sodus
Media is learning more about the ex-girlfriend of the man killed in Sodus last week, and her current husband, who are facing child abuse charges. 25-year-old Charlene Childers and 32-year-old Timothy Dean are facing charges stemming from an incident that happened in May in Texas. Childers has two children with 28 –year-old Joshua Niles. He and his girlfriend, 24-year-old Amber... more

Brodie Van Wagenen agrees to become Mets GM

Brodie Van Wagenen agrees to become Mets GM
Throughout this decade, the Mets have negotiated some of their most significant player contracts with Brodie Van Wagenen. They have now completed an entirely different deal with one of professional baseball’s most powerful player agents. The Mets have agreed with Van Wagenen to become their general manager, according to a source. The move will become official this week. A 44-year-old... more

Cayuga County Legislature approves formation of Department of Public Works

Cayuga County Legislature approves formation of Department of Public Works
The Cayuga County Highway Department and several other departments responsible for county facilities and infrastructure will be reorganized into a single unit. The Cayuga County Legislature last week voted to create a Department of Public Works, which will combine the highway department, buildings and grounds department, parks and trails; and weights and measures into a single administrative structure. According to... more

Dump truck driver taken to hospital after Gorham crash

Dump truck driver taken to hospital after Gorham crash
A dump truck driver was taken to the hospital after a crash in Ontario County Monday afternoon. Crews were called to State Route 245 near West Swamp Road around 3 p.m. for the report of a rollover. Deputies say the driver of a dump truck suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the truck they were driving rolled over. 13WHAM.com: Read More more
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