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FRESH TAKES: Pelicans win the Zion lottery & PGA Championship preview (podcast)

FRESH TAKES – LIVE NOW: Pelicans win the Zion lottery & PGA Championship preview (podcast)
The NBA Draft Lottery was conducted earlier Tuesday night and Paul Russo & Nick Felice have instant reaction to the New Orleans Pelicans getting the top pick and the chance to draft Zion Williamson. Also, the PGA Championship is set to get underway on Thursday at Bethpage State Park in New York. Also, a recap of all the NBA &... more

Former Waterloo CSD teacher charged with sexual misconduct

Former Waterloo CSD teacher charged with sexual misconduct
State Police have arrested a former Waterloo gym teacher on sexual misconduct and child endangerment charges following an investigation. On Tuesday, Lindsey Halstead was arrested by state police. She was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Halstead is accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old subject in the... more

What was the best buzzer-beater in Syracuse basketball history?

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After watching Kawhi Leonard lift the Toronto Raptors over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game seven on Sunday night, we got to wondering what’s the best buzzer beater in Syracuse Orange men’s basketball history? Before we get to the list though we’ll be clear that these are game-winning shots and at the final buzzer (or incredibly close to it). Click here... more

DraftKings Sportsbook officially under construction at del Lago Resort & Casino

DraftKings Sportsbook officially under construction at del Lago Resort & Casino
Del Lago Resort & Casino is one step closer to accepting sports betting wages as construction for DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago is officially underway. The more than 6,000 square-foot lounge will be located on the casino floor near the entrance to The Vine Showroom. The luxurious sportsbook will boast a restaurant and bar, with seating for nearly 200 people.... more

Is Cuomo waffling on opposition to Romulus trash incinerator?

Is Cuomo waffling on oppositon to trash incinerator?
Two months after both chambers of the state Legislature unanimously passed a bill to ban new waste incinerators in the Finger Lakes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo still hasn’t signed the measure into law. The unexplained delay is fueling anxiety among opponents of a proposed $365 million trash burner in Romulus, midway between lakes Seneca and Cayuga. They’re concerned that resolving the... more

Police: Geneva teen charged with rape

Police: Geneva teen charged with rape
Police say a Geneva teen was arrested on a felony rape charge following an investigation. On Tuesday at approximately 5:08 a.m. police arrested Melvin Ferrer-Amaro, 18, of Geneva. He was charged with second-degree rape, which is a Class D felony. Police say Ferrer-Amarao engaged in sexual activity with another person, who was less than 15-years-old. Additional details were not released... more

Firefighter hurt battling Phelps blaze; four displaced from home

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Ontario County Fire Coordinator Jeff Harloff says that an adult cat was the only life lost in a structure fire on Bear Street in Phelps on Monday. Firefighters from Phelps and Oaks Corners responded to the blaze around 4:40 p.m. Harloff says responding firefighters arrived to flames and a heavy smoke condition. The structure, which was a mobile home –... more

Technical assistance meeting scheduled by Cayuga Legislature Chairman Whitman for May 21st

Technical assistance meeting scheduled by Cayuga Legislature Chairman Whitman for May 21st
The Chair of the Cayuga County Legislature, Tucker Whitman, announced that Cayuga County will host a technical assistance meeting on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 in preparation for the 2nd round of the Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI) funding initiative. Cayuga County will host this session at 2 pm in the 6th floor Chambers at the County Office Building at 160... more

Henderson, Ritts target opioids in Ontario County

Henderson, Ritts target opioids in Ontario County
During his time as an Ontario County deputy, coroner and licensed funeral director, Kevin Henderson has commiserated with many parents who lost a son or daughter from a drug overdose. Now the county sheriff, Henderson and District Attorney Jim Ritts — who also has been involved in many of those heart-wrenching conversations — want to do more to bring justice... more

Rear seat belt law getting closer to reality in New York

Rear seat belt law getting closer to reality in New York
New York may soon become the 30th state to require adults to wear safety belts in the rear seat. Traffic-safety advocates have been urging state lawmakers to mandate rear-seat safety belt use for more than a decade, arguing that New York’s current law allowing those over the age of 16 to go unrestrained contributes to highway deaths. After years of... more

Three Cayuga Community College staff and faculty members receive Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Three staff and faculty members at Cayuga Community College were recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the college this spring when they received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. The Chancellor’s Award honors faculty and staff for their dedication and achievement in categories such as Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional and Classified Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Teaching.... more

Former Morgan Management COO pleads guilty to conspiracy in multi-million dollar fraud

Former Morgan Management COO pleads guilty to conspiracy in multi-million dollar fraud
The former chief operating officer of Morgan Management pleaded guilty Monday for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme. Scott Cresswell, a 52-year-old resident of Ionia – a hamlet in Bloomfield – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Cresswell was COO of Morgan Management, LLC from March of 2017 to April of 2018. During that time, federal... more

Auburn making progress on N. Division St. bridge, city spending plan

Auburn making progress on N. Division St. bridge, city spending plan
Rain hasn’t bothered the City of Auburn as they move forward with a project to replace the North Division Street Bridge. “Anybody that’s been driving by that bridge will know that it’s starting to look more like a bridge,” City Manager Jeff Dygert told Finger Lakes Morning News on Monday. “We’re hoping that this week they pour the concrete.” The... more

Seneca Supervisors may use grant to help Seneca Dairy Systems build new plant

Seneca Supervisors may use grant to help Seneca Dairy Systems build new plant
If the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Economic Development & Tourism Committee gives its approval when it meets Tuesday, the full board will then consider a motion later that evening to use grant money to help Seneca Dairy Systems LLC build a new manufacturing facility in Romulus. The committee and full board will consider authorizing the submission of a Community... more

Watershed steward named for Seneca, Keuka lakes

Watershed steward named for Seneca, Keuka lakes
Thanks to a state grant, Seneca and Keuka lakes now have a full-time steward to monitor and protect the watershed that serves both lakes. Ian Smith has been hired as the steward with funds included in the 2018-19 state budget. He will work out of an office at the Finger Lakes Institute on South Main Street. Smith will work with... more

How the trade war with China will affect local grocery prices

How the trade war with China will affect local grocery prices
Increased tariffs in the escalating trade war between the US and China will affect roughly 5,200 items, including fruits, nuts, vegetables, meats, pasta and breads, worrying local grocery chains. Theresa Himes, the owner of Bosco’s in Oswego, says she’s worried about the trickle-down effect that the increased tariffs will have on her prices. She says that even though she only... more

Water level inches up on Lake Ontario as rains continue to fall

Water level inches up on Lake Ontario as rains continue to fall
As homeowners and businesses brace for potential flooding, the sandbags are a sign of what could be coming. As of this week, Lake Ontario’s water level stands at just over 248 feet. In Monroe County, 170,000 sandbags have been filled. There are also 30 operational pumps and 500 feet of aqua dams that have been laid down along the shoreline.... more
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