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Bicyclist in critical condition at Strong after being hit by pickup truck in Ontario County

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 9:12 a.m. deputies responded to an accident involving a pickup truck and bicyclist. Deputies say James Eldredge, 59, of Stanley was traveling west on County Road 23 when he struck Michael Tiffany, 61, of Newark – who was operating a bicycle on the roadway. Investigation determined that Eldredge drifted to the shoulder... more

Troopers searching for pickup truck involved in Weedsport hit-and-run

Troopers searching for pickup truck involved in Weedsport hit-and-run
State Police are investigating a hit-and-run that caused around $1,000 in damage in Weedsport last month. Trooper Jesse Konstabel told The Citizen on Tuesday that the incident happened in the parking lot of the Weedsport Speedway racetrack during a concert featuring Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels Band at around 10:30-10:40 p.m. June 22nd. The vehicle is a black Ford F150... more

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Claudia Bellofatto & Jack McMullen of Doubledays broadcast team (podcast)

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Claudia Bellofatto & Jack McMullen of Doubledays broadcast team (podcast)
FingerLakes1.com is the home of the Auburn Doubledays every summer with live game broadcasts, pre and post game video show and nightly updates. On this edition of the FL1 Sports Podcast we welcome two Syracuse University graduates who are serving on the Doubledays broadcast team for FingerLakes1.com, Claudia Bellofatto and Jack McMullen. Learn about their experience at the Newhouse School... more

Police: Newark woman accused of abusing five children

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Police say a Newark woman was charged with abusing several children after an investigation involving the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office and Child Protective Services. The alleged abuse took place at a home on Driving Park Avenue on June 12th, according to police. Jacqueline Lati, 31, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree attempted assault. She was arraigned and... more

Young promoted, Juliano out at del Lago Resort & Casino

Young promoted, Juliano out at del Lago Resort & Casino
There’s new leadership at the del Lago Resort & Casino. del Lago announced the promotion of Lance Young, vice president of gaming operations, to executive vice president and general manager on Tuesday. Young will be assuming the role formerly held by Mark Juliano, who has accepted the role of chief gaming officer at Baha Mar, a luxury casino and resort... more

State officials tour damaged lakeshore as leaders brainstorm for permanent solutions

State officials tour damaged lakeshore as leaders brainstorm for permanent solutions
The people touring the Lake Ontario shoreline Monday weren’t just sightseeing. They’re part of the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI, commission looking to protect the lakefront from the damaging kind of floods seen in two of the past three years. The state task force is working alongside local leaders to come up with permanent solutions to... more

Dog control resolution prompts official response in Schuyler

Dog control resolution prompts official response in Schuyler
The Schuyler County Legislature will vote next week on a resolution to eliminate the County’s animal control officer position; and it’s prompted an official response. The proposal comes after the towns of Catherine, Montour, Dix, Hector, Reading, and Tyrone did not renew their contracts for dog sheltering with the Humane Society of Schuyler County. It means that dogs from these... more

Police: Felony arrest in Seneca Falls after traffic stop along Rt. 414

Police: Felony ar
On Monday at 9:53 p.m. the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested an Ithaca resident following a traffic stop on State Route 414. Lanard Davis, 39, of Ithaca was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for speed in zone. The driver of the vehicle is on New York State Parole, which led to further investigation, according to police. Police... more

Officer suffers broken leg amid series of inmate on inmate fights in Elmira Correctional Facility

Officer suffers broken leg amid series of inmate on inmate fights in Elmira Correctional Facility
A correction officer was left with a broken leg after a series of inmate-on-inmate fights Thursday. At 12:45 p.m., officials say an officer saw five inmates fighting in the laundry corridor. Several orders were given by officers, but the inmates reportedly refused to stop until an officer used pepper spray. The inmates were taken to the infirmary. During treatment, one... more

Second round of shared services talks set to begin in Cayuga County

Second round of shared services talks set to begin in Cayuga County
Legislators, mayors and town supervisors from throughout Cayuga County are set to meet later this month to discuss the second year of a state-mandated plan for inter-governmental collaboration. As a part of the state’s County-Wide Shared Services Initiative, Cayuga County’s various municipalities last August approved a plan that included nine major collaborative projects worth a projected tax savings of slightly... more

Republicans say they see an opportunity in NY amid Democratic domination

Republicans say they see an opportunity in NY amid Democratic domination
If there was a unifying theme for Republicans on Monday when they formally installed Nick Langworthy as their state chairman, it was this: Democrats in New York are overreaching, and the pendulum will swing back. As he takes the helm of the New York Republican Committee, Langworthy says he wants to modernize the party — enroll more voters and win... more

17-year-old arrested after car chase from West Elmira to Big Flats

17-year-old arrested after car chase from West Elmira to Big Flats
A 17-year-old was arrested following a police chase that started in West Elmira and ended in Big Flats. According to the West Elmira Police Department, around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers say they saw a stolen vehicle driving in the 900 block of West Gray Street. Officers tried to stop the vehicle on West Church Street, but the driver took off.... more

Trump lashes out at New York governor, attorney general

Trump lashes out at New York governor, attorney general
President Donald Trump lashed out at New York’s governor and attorney general Monday, accusing the Democrats of going after him in a “political Witch Hunt.” In four tweets, Trump accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James of “harassing all of my New York businesses in search of anything at all they can find to make me look as... more

Artificial intelligence fights invasive species in the Finger Lakes

Artificial intelligence fights invasive species
The Finger Lakes region and Adirondack Park are the chosen spots for targeting the spread of invasive plants along roads. On the list is the giant hogweed — a huge flowering plant with sap that can cause painful burns and scarring — as well as a plant playing host to the spotted lanternfly threatening fruit crops. The state Department of... more

Auburn school board president, vice president reelected for new school year

Auburn school board president, vice president reelected for new school year
The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education’s leadership for the next year should look familiar. Kathleen Rhodes and Joseph Sheppard were nominated for and re-elected to the roles of president and vice president, respectively, unanimously at the board’s reorganization meeting at the Harriet Tubman Administration Building Monday morning. Rhodes and Sheppard were originally elected to those positions last... more

Governor Cuomo calls for investigation into Facebook advertisers

Governor Cuomo calls for investigation into Facebook advertisers
Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking for the Department of Financial Services to investigate what advertisers can see on Facebook. Cuomo says this is based on claims that Facebook allows state-regulated advertisers to tap into users’ personal data. This would allow advertisers to filter who can see their ads based on race, religion, and gender. Cuomo is calling for an investigation... more
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