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Yates County, Penn Yan officers recognized for STOP DWI work

Yates County, Penn Yan officers recognized for STOP DWI work
The STOP DWI program made an Award of Merit to the four local officers for leading in 2018 DWI arrest numbers and related enforcement activities for their agencies, as well as to the Breath Analysis Officers for leading in the number of chemical tests conducted. According to Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, the county STOP DWI Coordinator “STOP-DWI stands for... more

Erie Canalway Photo Contest now accepting entries

Erie Canalway Photo Contest now accepting entries
Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries for the 14th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Organizers said submissions should convey the wealth of things to do and see along the waterway and express the beauty and unique character of the canal and canal communities. Winning photos will be featured in the 2020 Erie Canalway calendar. “As the Canal... more

Auburn inmate denies body exists, then pleads guilty to murder

Auburn inmate denies body exists, then pleads guilty to murder
A former Auburn Correctional Facility inmate who previously denied a dead body in the murder case against him even existed, pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court Thursday to his second murder. Escorted into court by five state corrections officers, Rupert Alberga, 37, already serving a 24-years-to-life sentence for a 2014 second-degree murder conviction, pleaded guilty before Judge Thomas Leone to... more

What does Oshae Brissett’s departure mean for Syracuse?

What does Oshae Brissett’s departure mean for Syracuse?
For two years, Oshae Brissett impacted the game at a level that would place him among some of the greatest players in Syracuse basketball history. In his two seasons at Syracuse, Brissett scored 976 points. That left him just 24 points shy of becoming the sixth player in school history to score 1,000 points by the end of his sophomore... more

Lodi woman arrested following welfare fraud investigation

Lodi woman arrested following welfare fraud investigation
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lodi resident following a welfare fraud investigation. Investigators say that Paulette C. Likoudis, 61, of Lodi was charged with three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing; one count of misuse of food stamps; and one count of welfare fraud. She’s accused of failing to report household income,... more

THUNDERSTORM THREAT SUBSIDES: Line of storms passes through the region

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At 9:41 am this morning The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario,  Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates expiring at 2:00 pm. Also, a lakeshore flood watch is in effect for Northern Cayuga, Oswego, and Wayne through 10:00 AM Friday morning. UPDATE at 1:02 PM: The main... more
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