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Man living in U.S. illegally faces upgraded charges, makes first court appearance

Man living in U.S. illegally facing upgraded charges for role in fatal wreck
Man living in U.S. illegally has first court appearance after fatal DWI crash Update: Tuesday, 4:30 a.m. Family and friends of 49-year-old Mark Knapp filled the courtroom Monday night for Heriberto Perez-Velasquez’s first court appearance after allegedly driving drunk and killing Mark on November 10. Senior Assistant Cayuga County District Attorney Diane Adsit says it’s tough for the family. “They’re... more

LATEST: Cuomo responds as investigation into racist incidents on SU campus

Syracuse University beefs up security, offers $50,000 in rewards following racial incidents
Cuomo says SU Chancellor has not appropriately handled racist incidents on campus Governor Andrew Cuomo responded with a statement as the investigation continues into a racist manifesto that appeared on campus at Syracuse University. Here’s his statement: “This nation faces many issues, but at the top of the list is the growing racial, ethnic and religious division that attempts to... more

Sinkiewicz wins race for Seneca County District Attorney

Sinkiewicz wins race for Seneca County District Attorney
While there wasn’t a lot of change in the results from Election Day in Seneca County – the three-way race for District Attorney has an outcome. Acting District Attorney mark Sinkiewicz, the Democrat, has won, according to Election Commissioner Carl Same. He defeated Republican John Nabinger, and Working Families candidate Christopher Folk. Sinkiewicz held a 91-vote lead over Nabinger heading... more

Schumer says he’ll advocate for NY to keep MLB affiliated teams

Report names Auburn as one of the cities that could lose M.L.B affiliation under new deal
With NY Baseball Teams In Danger, Schumer Hopes To Help – Tuesday, 11/19 At least four minor league baseball organizations in New York appear to be in danger of losing their affiliation with Major League teams. The MLB proposal to contract its minor league structure has been reported by several outlets over the last few days. The New York Times listed the... more

Former TV meteorologist files second lawsuit over firing

Former TV meteorologist files second lawsuit over firing
A former television meteorologist in Rochester has filed a second lawsuit regarding his firing – this time against the City of Rochester and Mayor Lovely Warren. Jeremy Kappell, who was terminated from News10NBC in January, filed the civil lawsuit Monday in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. The full lawsuit can be read here. Kappell had served as the chief meteorologist at... more

Taking a closer look at lawmakers position on environmental issues in Finger Lakes

Taking a closer look at lawmakers position on environmental issues in Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes Lawmakers Resist NYS Legislature’s Tilt To Green Activism – By Peter Mantius While the New York State Legislature took a sharp turn this year toward environmental activism, lawmakers who represent the Finger Lakes clung to their role as rear-guard warriors standing firm against sweeping green legislation. The 2018 election, which flipped the state Senate to Democratic control, paved the... more

Shipley out, Cleere and Enslow in after absentee counts in Seneca County

Shipley out, Cleere and Enslow in after absentee counts in Seneca County
Absentee Counts Mean Big Changes For Seneca County Board of Supervisors Eight votes difference and the Seneca County Board of Supervisors will see a major shift after January 1st. Current Chairman and Waterloo County Supervisor Robert Shipley will leave his post at the end of the year – barring unforeseen circumstances. Democrat Jim Cleere and Republican Michael Enslow were the... more

NextEra Energy Resources donates $1,000 to Trevor’s Gift in Waterloo (video)

NextEra Energy Resources donates $1,000 to Trevor’s Gift in Waterloo (video)
This past Thursday, NextEra Energy Resources donated $1,000 to Trevor’s Gift, an organization based in Waterloo that provides food to low-income children in the community. The video below  includes brief interviews with Doris Wolf, the founder of Trevor’s Gift, and David Boxold, Project Manager for NextEra Energy Resources. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources is developing the Trelina Solar Energy... more

Skaneateles claims 1st boys soccer State Championship since 2010 after game-winner in Double-OT

Skaneateles claims 1st boys soccer state championship since 2010 after game-winner in double OT
In a championship boys soccer game that was scoreless for 101 minutes, Owen Cheney recognized an opportunity and seized the moment. At the 8:39 mark of double sudden victory overtime, the sophomore midfielder swooped in behind a Center Moriches defender to steal the ball for a breakaway down the field to score the game-winning goal, giving Skaneateles a 1-0 victory... more

Parents of Cornell student offering reward for information regarding their son’s death

Parents of Cornell student offering reward for information regarding their son’s death
Following the mysterious death of their son at Cornell University last month the parents of Antonio Tsialas are putting out a plea for help. Tsialas, 18, a Freshman at Cornell was last seen leaving an event at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on Thursday, October 24. When he failed to meet a family member the next morning he was formally... more

Brian McKnight to perform at del Lago next Valentine’s Day

Brian McKnight to perform at del Lago next Valentine’s Day
Singer Brian McKnight will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a show at del Lago Resort & Casino’s The Vine. Best known for love songs like “Back at One,” McKnight has had 16 Grammy Award nominations and sold over 30 million albums worldwide. The show will be on Friday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 22 in... more

Clothing tax exemption may be scrapped in Wayne County

Clothing tax exemption may be scrapped in Wayne County
A longtime exemption on sales tax for clothing and shoe sales of up to $120 could be gone in Wayne County soon. The Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution at its meeting Tuesday morning that would eliminate the 16-year-old exemption. County Administrator Rick House said the resolution moved by a 5-0 vote through the supervisors’ Finance Committee for consideration... more

Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot
Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. A 14-time All-Star shortstop and five-time World Series champion, Jeter hit... more

Onondaga County Legislator Abbott-Kenan charged with criminal mischief

Onondaga County Legislator Abbott-Kenan charged with criminal mischief
Legislator says she had ‘a momentary and regrettable lapse in judgment’ before arrest Onondaga County legislator Julie Abbott-Kenan tells NewsChannel 9 she had “a momentary and regrettable lapse in judgment” prior to her arrest early Monday for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, in connection to a domestic incident at her Skaneateles home. Abbott-Kenan spent the night at the Onondaga County Justice Center... more

One arrested on felony charges, another sent to hospital after two-car crash in Seneca County

Romulus man arrested on felony charges after leaving scene of head-on crash
Deputies say an Ovid man was arrested on felony charges after a two-vehicle crash along Route 414 in Romulus. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday at approximately 6:30 p.m. deputies arrested 51-year-old Robert Lavancher of Ovid. Deputies say Lavancher was traveling south on State Route 414 in Romulus while operating an F-150 pickup truck and crossed into... more

Lyons man charged with assault after suspicious condition investigation; victim transported to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Deputies: Assault victim sent to local hospital following suspicious condition report in Wayne County
Deputies say a Wayne County man was arrested on multiple charges following an investigation into an assault that took place on Saturday in Lyons. Michael S. Hutchings, 30, of Lyons was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child after investigation into the incident. Deputies say that Hutchings struck a male victim in the face multiple times,... more
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