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HOMICIDE IN SODUS: Deputies believe killing was planned, victim’s ex and new boyfriend charged

ARRESTS IN SODUS: Ex of victim, and her current husband charged in double homicide
Arrests have been made in the double homicide that rocked the Village of Sodus last month. In late-October, 24-year-old Amber Washburn and 28-year-old Josh Niles were murdered in broad daylight. Their four-year-old son witnessed the tragedy. On Monday night at a press conference Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced that Niles’ ex-wife, 25-year-old Charlene Childers, and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Timothy... more

FRESH TAKES: Impractical Jokers hit Rochester & Rick Grimes is no more (podcast)

FRESH TAKES LIVE NOW: Impractical Jokers hit Rochester & Rick Grimes is no more (podcast)
College basketball kicks off another season and Paul Russo and Nick Felice spotlight some early games of significance along with Syracuse football’s rise to #13 in the polls and the latest from the wide-open playoff chase in the National Football League. Also, the demise of Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead and the Impractical Jokers tour visits Rochester. . more

Big Red look to send seniors out in style against Dartmouth

Big Red look to send seniors out in style against Dartmouth
Cornell football hosts Dartmouth on Saturday at 1:00 pm in Ithaca for their final home game of the season. This will be the 102nd meeting between Cornell and Dartmouth, with the Big Green holding a 60-40-1 lead in the series. The two teams have been fairly evenly matched in recent years, with 12 of the last 25 meetings being decided... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Stu Peenstra & Tim Snyder of Seneca Falls Police Department (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Stu Peenstra & Tim Snyder of Seneca Falls Police Department (podcast)
Join your host Harold Weber on the newest episode of Weber This Week where he is joined by Chief of Police Stu Peenstra and Lieutenant Tim Snyder of the Seneca Falls Police Department to discuss the latest things going on with SFPD, the public image of law enforcement officers and two people who recently had their lives saved by SFPD... more

Tickets For Syracuse-Duke game in the Dome on sale

Tickets For Syracuse-Duke game in the Dome on sale Tuesday
Individual game tickets for the Syracuse vs. Duke game on Saturday, February 23 in the Carrier Dome will go on sale on Tuesday, November 6, at 10 a.m. Season tickets, which provide the best value per game, are also on sale with a starting price of $250. Tickets for the Duke game start at $90 and are dynamically priced (the... more

Penn Yan man charged with sexual misconduct

Penn Yan man charged with sexual misconduct
Police say a 20-year-old Elm Street resident was arrested on sexual misconduct charges following an investigation into allegations involving a 16-year-old female. James Hand, 20, of Penn Yan was charged with sexual misconduct and unlawfully dealing with a child after allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old victim. The arrest took place on November 2nd, according to police. He was... more

Former school in Newark will come down for new Byrne Dairy

Former school in Newark will come down for new Byrne Dairy
Byrne Dairy plans to raze a dilapidated former school on East Union Street in the village to make way for a new convenience store and gas station. The village Planning Board could give site plan approval for the project at its meeting Monday night, said Mark Peake, who handles development for the village. That would pave the way for the... more

Syracuse football ranked 13th in latest Coaches and AP Polls

Syracuse football ranked 13th in latest Coaches and AP Polls
After another win, the Syracuse Orange (7-2, 4-2) are far from slowing down in their rapid ascent up the polls. Sunday’s Coaches Poll pegged them all the way up at 13th, up 11 spots from where they were last week. Among those teams in last week’s rankings, Syracuse was tied with the rival Boston College Eagles for the biggest jump from week 10. SU received 625... more

Harmful algal blooms less-likely in winter, but still possible

Harmful algal blooms less-likely in winter, but still possible
New York environmental officials say they will stop issuing harmful algal bloom notifications for the winter, though they warn that they can still occur in colder weather. Water contaminated by the blooms can make people sick. The algae, which is actually a type of bacteria, feeds on nitrogen and phosphorus washed in from farms, yards and leaking septic systems. The... more

Seneca County will get domestic violence shelter to serve multiple communities

Seneca County will get domestic violence shelter to serve multiple communities
Senator Pam Helming today announced that she has secured $300,000 to allow Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes to build a domestic violence shelter in Seneca County. This has been a longtime priority of local advocates, law enforcement officers, and community leaders. This summer, Lori McConnell, of Waterloo, was lost her life stemming from an alleged domestic incident. This tragic... more

Miner, Hawkins and Sharpe look to sway NY’s governor race

Miner, Hawkins and Sharpe look to sway NY’s governor race
Minor-party candidates for New York governor hope to have a major impact on Election Day. Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party candidate, Stephanie Miner, running on the Serve America Movement line, and Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate, are hoping to upset the state’s major party candidates running for governor on Nov. 6. And if nothing else, at least they want... more

Katko, Balter spar over I-81, Social Security during final TV debate before election

Katko, Balter spar over I-81, Social Security during final TV debate before election
With two days to go until Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Katko and Democratic challenger Dana Balter clashed early and often Sunday during the final televised debate of the 24th Congressional District race. A question about Medicare and Social Security from NewsChannel 9 moderator Dan Cummings led to the first of many exchanges between the candidates. Katko, R-Camillus, said the... more

Water will be on the ballot in Benton on Tuesday

Water will be on the ballot in Benton on Tuesday
Along with the political election coming up Nov. 6, some residents of the Town of Benton will be voting on another vital and practical matter — water. The extension of Benton’s Water District No. 1 south to the Torrey town line had been approved by petition of the residents in the proposed expansion earlier this year. However, just before the... more

Marshall Exteriors ranked #37 in the Rochester Top 100

Marshall Exteriors ranked #37 in the Rochester Top 100
Marshall Exteriors, an Upstate New York leader in exterior home remodeling services, announced today that the company has been recognized as a Rochester Top 100 company. “As a proud company founded in Newark and serving the Rochester region, we are thrilled to be recognized as a Rochester Top 100 company.”, said Adam Olschewske. “The Rochester Top 100 Program was created... more

Auburn Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor awarded area’s first black belt

Auburn Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor awarded area’s first black belt
Rick Stroman started Brazilian jiu-jitsu to learn how to fight. But now, after nine years of training in the martial art, he’d rather not fight at all. “I would rather walk away and have somebody make fun of me and call me an idiot,” he said Friday at the Auburn studio where he teaches, Flow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. (What... more
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