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UPDATE: One killed, another still critical after two-car crash in Cayuga County

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Police have provided an update on the serious, two-car crash in Brutus, which happened Friday afternoon. One person is dead, and two others are injured, according to Troopers. Police say that the crash happened after a single driver crossed into the wrong lane on State Route 31 and hit another car with two occupants inside. All three were taken to... more

IJC: With water levels dropping, Lake Ontario outflows decreased

IJC: With water levels dropping, Lake Ontario outflows decreased
The International Joint Commission says Lake Ontario outflows have been reduced. This, as the lake’s water levels have reached 247.7 feet. The IJC had raised outflow levels above limits set under Plan 2014 in an effort to bring down water levels. This past spring – for the second time in three years – Lake Ontario saw devastating flooding along the shoreline, impacting residents... more

Undersheriff says former jail guard cultivated relationship with an inmate

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In June a 25-year-old corrections officer in Seneca County was arrested on felony drug charges following an investigation by Geneva Police. Now, 25-year-old Adam T. Bowen, a Geneva resident was charged with official misconduct and second-degree attempted promoting prison contraband. Investigators say that the charges were filed on Friday. In an update by Undersheriff John Cleere, the new charges were... more

Donovan McNabb returns for grand opening of DraftKings Sportsbook Lounge at del Lago

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Perhaps the most electrifying football player to ever star at Syracuse University, at least in recent memory, was back in familiar territory on Friday afternoon. The former Orange quarterback helped cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the DraftKings Sportsbook Lounge at del Lago Resort & Casino. Sports gambling has grown across New York State after a recent bill... more

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite
Canadian pro Jeff Gustafson came into the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake with modest expectations. But his confidence has grown with each passing day — and on Friday, it grew by leaps and bounds as Gustafson caught five bass that weighed 25 pounds, 6 ounces and took the lead with a two-day total of 49-1. His catch of 25-6... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Scott Johnson talks campaign for Sodus Town Supervisor (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Scott Johnson talks campaign for Sodus Town Supervisor (podcast)
Scott Johnson is running for Town Supervisor in Sodus. The lifelong resident and businessman says he’s working to bring positive changes to Sodus and Wayne County. Among motivating factors for his candidacy was the flooding along Lake Ontario, New York’s lackluster efforts to address this, and a desire to improve community assets and improve Sodus’ position in Wayne County as... more

Police continue to investigate 32-year-old unsolved Ithaca murder

Police continue to investigate 32-year-old unsolved Ithaca murder
More than 30 years ago, a 26-year-old American Red Cross shelter worker was found dead. Today, the case remains open and is one of Ithaca’s few unsolved murders. Police continue to investigate leads and interview witnesses, and test evidence in ways they could not in 1987. The case involves Ithaca resident David Malcom, who was found stabbed to death Feb.... more

Mike Long fires a 60 to break Geneva Country Club course record

Mike Long fires a 60 to break Geneva Country Club course record
For most golfers, beating their lowest score comes around less than they might like. Setting a course record? That’s a once-in-a-lifetime achievement, even for professionals. Geneva native Mike Long took hold of the Geneva Country Club’s course record Thursday morning when he shot a career low of 11-under-par 60. Let that sink in. 11-under-par. To provide some perspective, the lowest... more

Kolb introduces bill to block fees on new license plates

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Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) introduced legislation that would block New York drivers from Gov. Cuomo’s mandated $25 fee on new license plates. The bill would prohibit the state Department of Motor Vehicles from requiring a fee when the design of the state license plate is changed. The bill introduced by Leader Kolb mirrors a proposal offered yesterday... more

Waste Not preps for grand opening in Geneva

Waste Not preps for grand opening in Geneva
One of downtown Geneva’s newest businesses is nearing its grand opening later this month. Waste Not will open with a soft launch date scheduled for Friday, August 30th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. After receiving a $25,000 grant from this year’s allocation of the Microenterprise Assistance Program, Waste Not founder and owner Marilla Gonzalez has hustled to get her... more

Lawmakers attempt to block fees associated with new license plates

Tedisco launches petition to stop New York license plate tax
State lawmakers are making a push to waive the $25 fee for new license plates as a replacement program is set to begin in April. The state Department of Motor Vehicles this week announced a replacement plan, with New Yorkers selecting the new plate design. But the design contest is being coupled with a mandatory program to turn in plates... more

Possible sewage leaked into Cayuga Lake after Cayuga Heights Wastewater Treatment Plant malfunction

Possible sewage leaked into Cayuga Lake after Cayuga Heights Wastewater Treatment Plant malfunction
About 1,000 gallons of a liquid that could contain sewage was released from the Cayuga Heights Wastewater Treatment Plant on Wednesday night after a valve malfunctioned, according to the Tompkins County Health Department. The discharge was first observed late Wednesday night at the plant, located at 951 East Shore Drive, and was stopped by about 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The Health... more

Cayuga County sheriff explores offering districts school resource officers

Cayuga County sheriff explores offering districts school resource officers
The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is exploring the possibility of offering school resource officer services to the Port Byron and Union Springs school districts. Sheriff Brian Schenck said he has been looking into the creation of two special patrol officer positions that would serve as SROs for the districts. He is working with the Cayuga County Legislature and the Cayuga... more

Long discussed, new public safety building for Auburn gets closer to reality

Long discussed, new public safety building for Auburn gets closer to reality
A plan to construct a new public safety building for Auburn could finally come to fruition after years of planning, as city staff said on Thursday a resolution for the project could be ready as soon as September. The current building, which houses both the Auburn Fire and Police departments, does not meet the requirements of either department in a number... more

Donations for ‘Naples 85’ exceed fundraising goal

Donations for ‘Naples 85’ exceed fundraising goal
The Ontario County Humane Society says it has exceeded its fundraising goal as it cares for 85 dogs seized from a Naples home. The “Naples 85” were suffering from various health-related issues when they were seized from the home of Jane and Richard Justice, Humane Society officials say. The organization sought to raise $125,000 to care for the dogs, in... more
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