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Volunteer firefighters sought across New York

Volunteer firefighters sought across New York
More than 600 volunteer fire departments across New York are opening their doors to the public this weekend as part of an annual recruitment drive. The open houses on Saturday and Sunday are being held to help local fire departments recruit more volunteers. Visitors will get the chance to speak with active volunteers and participate in department activities. The ninth... more

Turn your single-use plastic bags into free reusable ones at Wegmans on Saturday

How to trade out your plastic bags for a free reusable one
Wegmans will be giving out coupons for free reusable bags this weekend according to their website. The grocery store chain announced this week it is getting rid of plastic bags before the statewide ban goes into effect next March. Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. if you bring in a tightly packed bag of plastic bags, you can receive... more

Only 24 percent of class members file in McDonald’s 2015 hepatitis A case

Only 24 percent of class members file in McDonald’s 2015 hepatitis A case
With a deadline looming, only 24 percent of those eligible to share in the proposed settlement of class-action lawsuit over a hepatitis A scare at the Seneca Falls McDonald’s have filed a claim. A person involved in the case said notices were mailed to 2,875 potential class members. Of those, 690 claims have been returned thus far. Finger Lakes Times:... more

Utica man could get life in prison for Cayuga County robbery

Utica man could get life in prison for Cayuga County robbery
A Utica man was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years to life in prison for robbing and assaulting a Sterling man in February 2017. Derrick Sedore, 32, was convicted of nine felony charges in October for his crimes involving unlawfully entering a Sterling residence, injuring a man by striking his head with the butt of a loaded, operable rifle, and... more

WEEKEND FORECAST: Temperatures struggle, conditions stay damp and windy

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Get ready for a miserable weekend here in the Finger Lakes. It’s going to be damp, raw, and windy. Here’s the day-by-day outlook for this weekend. Friday will feature gusty winds, which will develop during the afternoon. They will gust in the 35-45 mph range ahead of a cold front, which will bring temperatures crashing down this evening. Showers and... more

Couple caught with 60 bags of fentanyl in Ontario County

Steuben County couple caught with 60 bags of fentanyl
Ontario County Sheriffs deputies arrested a Steuben County couple shortly after midnight on Thursday after having been pulled over in Farmington on State Route 332 for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation deputies learned that Arkport natives 22-year-old Corrine Tierney and 28-year-old James Chapman had 60 bags of fentanyl in their vehicle. The Ontario County Special Investigation Unit interviewed Tierney... more

Concerns rising with Lake Ontario water levels

Yates County fire departments plan April 27 events
A rapid rise in Lake Ontario water levels has caused property owners and local governments on the shoreline to step up preparations for possible flooding. Lake Ontario's level was well above its long-term average from late fall through early spring, though by mid-April the gap between the two had fallen to an unremarkable 7 inches. But since then, a combination... more

Seneca County Mental Health reiterates mission, hours following South Seneca tragedy

Following the tragedy in South Seneca the Seneca County Community Counseling Center, otherwise known as the County Mental Health Department reiterated it’s vision for a community without suicide, and it’s dedication to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide through education, advocacy, and resources. Led by Margaret Morse, who serves as Director of Community Services – Seneca... more

Auburn man leads deputies on foot pursuit at Waterloo Premium Outlets

Auburn man leads deputies on foot pursuit at Waterloo Premium Outlets
Deputies say an Auburn man was taken into custody this week on charges related to a theft at a Junius shopping center. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 23rd at approximately 3:15 p.m. deputies arrested Shawn B. Morrison, 41, of Auburn on two counts of petit larceny, and one count of criminal possession of burglars tools. Deputies... more

Seneca Falls man charged with aggravated harassment after Fayette incident

Seneca Falls man charged with aggravated harassment after Fayette incident
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Seneca Falls man after a warrant was issued for his arrest stemming from an incident in April. Deputies say that Michael P. Erb, of Seneca Falls was arrested on a warrant out of Fayette Town Court for second-degree aggravated harassment. Deputies say Erb threatened a resident on April 14th during... more

Ontario County Justice Coalition will host annual dinner on May 3

Ontario County Justice Coalition will host annual dinner on May 3
The Ontario County Justice Coalition will host their first annual dinner on Friday, May 3rd 2019 at Club 86 in Geneva, NY at 6pm. The event will honor President of the United Christian Leadership Ministry, Reverend Lewis W. Stewart III, and will bring together interfaith and law enforcement leadership with members of the community to create a stronger, more unified... more

Man sentenced to probation for stalking Cayuga County woman

Man sentenced to probation for stalking Cayuga County woman
An Oswego County man on Thursday was sentenced for stalking a Cayuga County woman. Ryan Fox, 21, allegedly hacked into into a young woman's Snapchat account and then posted private photos of her, Chief Assistant District Attorney Chris Valdina said in Cayuga County Court Feb. 28. Valdina said Fox was trying to blackmail the woman into a relationship. Fox allegedly... more

Grocery delivery services will soon accept food stamps

Grocery delivery services will soon accept food stamps
A new program will allow people who receive SNAP benefits to order groceries online and get them delivered to their home. The USDA announced this is a pilot program that will be launching in New York state first. This new program has the chance to help Rochester, which continues to face high poverty rates with many people struggling to access... more
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