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Two charged after Williamson standoff ends peacefully

STANDOFF IN WILLIAMSON: State Route 104 shut down amid heavy law enforcement presence
Pair facing charges after Williamson standoff temporarily closes Route 104 Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that a man and woman were arrested on multiple charges after a lengthy standoff, which involved multiple agencies. Deputies and State Police were dispatched to an address on State Route 104 for the report of a male that damaged a vehicle. Patrols were also... more

Cuomo announces plan to raise age for tobacco, e-cigarette sales to 21

Cuomo will push to ‘raise the age’ for legal tobacco purchase in New York
While some counties in the Finger Lakes have considered the idea – the state might make purchasing cigarettes a little more difficult. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to raise the minimum sales age for tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 will be included in the 2019 executive budget. The proposal is part of the Governor’s comprehensive... more

Ex-Yates Chamber leader pleads guilty

Ex-Yates Chamber leader pleads guilty
The former interim director of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce faces possible jail time after pleading guilty to a felony. District Attorney Todd Casella said Julie Coleman pleaded guilty Thursday in county court to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony. Casella said Coleman forged a check from the Chamber and cashed it while she... more

Deputies: Charges filed after inmate incident at Seneca County Correctional

Deputies: Charges filed after inmate incident at Seneca County Correctional
Deputies say that on Thursday at approximately 12:30 p.m. investigators arrested two men related to an incident at the Seneca County Correctional Facility. According to investigators, Kyle G. Clawson, and Steven J. Kirby, both 41, were charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies say that Kirby was also charged with felony tampering with physical evidence. They say the charges stem from... more

Auburn woman stabbed man with butcher knife

Auburn woman stabbed man with butcher knife
An Auburn woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly stabbing a man Friday morning. Amandalus D. Lane, 41, 101 Quill Ave., Apt. K60, was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. Auburn Police Department Capt. James Moore said Friday that officers were dispatched to a domestic incident at 12:19 a.m.... more

Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ economic impact pegged at $254M

Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ economic impact pegged at $254M
Hobart and William Smith officials say the Colleges continue to have a big impact on the regional and state economy — and they’re pointing to a recent report as bona fide proof. A recent analysis by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities estimates HWS’ state economic impact at more than $254 million. The assessment comes by way of 2016... more

Syracuse no contest for Georgia Tech in Dome loss (full coverage)

Syracuse no contest for Georgia Tech in Dome loss (full coverage)
Despite three Syracuse (11-5, 2-1 ACC) players reaching double-digit scoring, Georgia Tech (10-6, 2-1 ACC) handed the Orange their first ACC loss of the season, 73-59, Saturday evening at the Carrier Dome. Oshae Brissett led the Orange with 15 points followed by Hughes’ 12 and Battles’ 11. Marek Dolezaj did all he could on the defensive end tying a season-high... more

Marijuana in NY: Gov. Cuomo is set to reveal his plan to make it legal

Marijuana in NY: Gov. Cuomo is set to reveal his plan to make it legal
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to lay out his plan to legalize recreational marijuana in New York on Tuesday, the latest major step in the state’s move toward allowing the drug for adult use. Cuomo has said he will include his plan in his state budget proposal, a sure sign he’d like to see a recreational marijuana measure passed before... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Blankenberg scores 1,000th, Geneva slams Mynderse; Naples tops Red Jacket & Midlakes girls stay undefeated

W-FL FRIDAY: Blankenberg scores 1,000th, Geneva slams Mynderse; Naples tops Red Jacket & Midlakes girls stay undefeated
A big Friday night of high school basketball across the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues on Friday night that featured teams at the top of the standings picking up wins and making the league races a little clearer heading into the stretch run with 5 weeks of play remaining in the regular season. Also last night, Wayne senior Logan Blankenberg joined the... more

Victor man ticketed for fatal hit-and-run with horse

Victor man ticketed for fatal hit-and-run with horse
A Victor man has been ticketed in connection to a hit-and-run in Mendon that killed a horse. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, 42-year-old Jeremy Dosiek was the driver at the wheel when his car struck a horse on January 4, killing the animal on Mendon Center Road. The horse, named Ed, was a former racer who is believed... more

Tractor trailer veers of road, crashes near lake in Skaneateles

Tractor trailer veers of road, crashes near lake in Skaneateles
A tractor trailer driver was extricated from his vehicle’s cab after veering off East Lake Road and colliding with trees in Skaneateles Friday. Onondaga County 911 said the first call reporting the accident came in at 1:10 p.m. The accident occurred on East Lake Road in the town of Skaneateles, between Pork Street and Coon Hill Road. The tractor trailer... more

Seniors must enroll in Income Verification Program

Seniors must enroll in Income Verification Program
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds property owners age 65 and over who are applying or reapplying to receive the Enhanced STAR exemption in 2019 that they must now enroll in the Income Verification Program (IVP). Those already enrolled in the IVP don’t need to take any action to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR exemption checks.... more

Man pleads guilty in case of burglary thwarted by residents

Man pleads guilty in case of burglary thwarted by residents
An Ithaca man pleaded guilty to third degree burglary in Tompkins County Court Friday. He illegally entered an East Seneca Street home in November and was locked in a room by residents until police arrived. Ronald McClure, Jr., 29, entered a home on the 400 block of East Seneca Street just after 3 a.m. Nov. 23, according to the Ithaca... more

Traffic challenges put on display at Lansing meeting

Traffic challenges put on display at Lansing meeting
Village of Lansing Trustees were asked to consider traffic remedies for NY State Route 13, and Dart Drive, which parallels the state route and is often used as a short cut from Warren Road to the mall. County Legislator Deborah Dawson asked the board to support a traffic study of the state route, and Planning Board member and Dart Drive... more

Even with frigid temps, racers ready for snowmobiling event at Skaneateles Ski Club

Even with frigid temps, racers ready for snowmobiling event at Skaneateles Ski Club
The Cooks Rec Hill Race is underway at the Skaneateles Ski Club. The winter. so far, has brought some challenges to the event because of the limited amount of snowfall in Central New York. Even with Thursday’s winter blast, there was not enough snow on the ground to host the event. Snow makers needed to be used to make Friday’s... more

Police: Auburn man charged with DWI after previous conviction

Police: Auburn man charged with DWI after previous conviction
An Auburn man is facing criminal charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated Friday morning with a previous conviction within the last 10 years, the Auburn Police Department said. Joseph J. Wise III, 35, 339 Clark St., was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level greater than .08-percent. The APD said... more

Lansing considers land purchase to help water, sewer efforts

Lansing considers land purchase to help water, sewer efforts
Village of Lansing officials considered a plan Monday to purchase a parcel of land that would provide a location for a second Raw Water Pump Station for the Bolton Point Water Commission, as well as additional ‘forever-wild’ park areas for the Village. Trustee John O’Neill said the plan would benefit Bolton Point, but he questioned the benefit of Village taxpayer... more
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