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DOCCS releases statement after local officials critical of ‘communication’ over escaped Skaneateles rapist

CAPTURED: Police apprehend paroled rapist who was on the run in Skaneateles
The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) has released a statement after local officials criticized the department for a lack of communication after parolee and convicted rapist Christopher Block cut off his ankle monitor and evaded capture for 35 hours. In a statement from DOCCS spokesperson Thomas Mailey, the department says that “contrary to reported information and inaccurate public... more

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: The week in Auburn Doubledays baseball with Claudia Bellofatto & Jack McMullen

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST LIVE AT 2 PM: The week in Auburn Doubledays baseball with Claudia Bellofatto & Jack McMullen
Join Claudia Bellofatto and Doubledays’ play-by-play man Jack McMullen in-studio for a look at the week in Auburn Doubledays baseball that included an absolute wild series in Morgantown against the West Virginia Black Bears and look at the upcoming weekend that includes the tail end of a home series against the Connecticut Tigers before another road trip, this time to... more

Three officers injured in Varick stand-off involving crossbow, burning mailbox & knife

Three officers injured in Varick stand-off involving crossbow, burning mailbox & knife
On Wednesday night at about 7:00 PM, Seneca County Sheriff Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident in progress at 4698 Route 96A, in the Town of Varick. A family member reported that another family member was acting violently and making threats. When Deputies arrived they observed that the mailbox and wooden post at the residence had been doused with... more

Connecticut puts up 4 runs in the top of the 9th to topple Auburn

Connecticut puts up 4 runs in the top of the 9th to topple Auburn
The Connecticut Tigers used a 4-run top of the 9th inning on Thursday night to pull away from the Auburn Doubledays, 8-3, top even up the three game Falcon Park series at one game apiece. Game three will be played on Friday night and can be heard live on FingerLakes1.com Radio. Check out the full box score and recap from... more

Canandaigua driver airlifted from scene of serious crash on North Bloomfield Road

Canandaigua driver airlifted from scene of serious crash on North Bloomfield Road
On Thursday at approximately 1:05 a.m., the City of Canandaigua Police Department responded to a rollover motor vehicle crash involving one vehicle on North Bloomfield Road. An off-duty EMS worker who lives in the area heard the accident and immediately went to the scene to assist. Upon arrival, the vehicle had come to rest on its roof and the operator,... more

WEEKEND WEATHER: Pleasant mid-summer weekend awaits the Finger Lakes

WEEKEND WEATHER: Pleasant mid-summer weekend awaits the Finger Lakes
After some heavy rain and storms in the southern and northern Finger Lakes on Thursday, the region is ready to settle in to a picture perfect summer weekend. Residents with plans for outdoor activities on or around the lakes or in the backyard should expect mid-summer perfection with lower humidity levels than we’ve experienced over the past few days. Here’s... more

Wells College placed on probation by accrediting organization

Wells College placed on probation by accrediting organization
Wells College has been placed on probation by its accreditation organization and given two years to come into compliance. The Aurora-based private college was told it received the designation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on June 28, according to a statement on the college’s website from President Jonathan Gibralter and board of trustees Chair Carrie Bolton. The commission said... more

Rosenberg holds off Dantonio in play-off for NYS Women’s Amateur title

Rosenberg holds of Dantonio in play-off for NYS Women’s Amateur title
After 54 holes, Rosenberg of Glen Oaks Club and Chelsea Dantonio of Crag Burn Golf Club were tied atop the leaderboard at two-under 217. Rosenberg carded a 70-75-72 over the three rounds, while Dantonio shot a 76-76-65. Dantonio, who was runner-up at last year’s championship, was seven strokes back from Rosenberg entering the final round. She proceeded to play an... more

Karl Karlsen’s California murder trial delayed until January

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Karl Karlsen’s murder trial in California has been delayed. Again. The Union Democrat in Sonora, California, reports the delay stems from Karlsen’s lawyer claiming the former Seneca County man’s previous defense attorney had refused to hand over his investigatory materials. Karlsen is accused of murdering his wife, Christina, by starting a fire at their home in 1991 to collect a... more

Shipley urges Seneca County to lobby for Sampson as state vets cemetery

Shipley urges Seneca County to lobby for Sampson as state vets cemetery
New York is the only state in the country that does not have an official state veterans memorial cemetery. Bob Shipley, R-Waterloo, chairman of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, wants to change that. Tuesday he urged the board and all county residents to write or call state legislators to ask them to designate the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in... more

International Building at the New York State Fair to be renamed ‘The Eatery’

International Building at the New York State Fair to be renamed ‘The Eatery’
So long, “International Building,” The New York State Fairwill now call the building known for its endless food options, “The Eatery.” According to a news release sent Wednesday, the Fair says the decision to rename the International Building came after discussions with the building’s vendors. “We meet with our vendor groups every year, and the International Building group suggested giving the... more

MCC recognized for ‘building successful workforce’

MCC recognized for ‘building successful workforce’
The Aspen Institute has recognized collaboration between Monroe County and Monroe Community College as a national model for best practices in workforce development. In a new report entitled “The Workforce Playbook, a Community College Guide to Delivering Excellent Career and Technical Education,” MCC and five other colleges were cited for their successful initiatives. Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and MCC... more

Doubledays open series with win over Tigers at Falcon Park

Doubledays open series with win over Tigers at Falcon Park
The Auburn Doubledays used a four-run bottom of the 7th inning to pull away from the Connecticut Tigers and take the first of a three game series at Falcon Park on Wednesday night. Click here for the full box score and recap from the win or check out the post game show with Claudia Bellofatto and J.D. Raucci below… That’s... more

New York expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team

New York expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team
New York state has expanded a state law prohibiting gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on factors such as their race, religion or gender identity. The new law also changes a legal standard for pay equity to make it easier for employees to prove discrimination in court. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the changes into... more

Charlie Tan: NBC’s Dateline to air update on gripping homicide case

Charlie Tan: NBC’s Dateline to air update on gripping homicide case
Charlie Tan is returning to television. NBC’s Dateline will have an updated report that encompasses recent developments in the case. The episode. titled Return to the House of Secrets, will air at 10 p.m. Friday. The murder case that gripped the community was first featured on a 2016 episode of the true crime show. Tan was charged with second-degree murder in the February 2015 shooting death of his father, Liang... more