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Court dismisses Greenidge plant restart challenge

Court dismisses Greenidge plant restart challenge
Greenidge Generation announced Feb. 12 that it again has won a complete and total victory—this time in New York State Appellate Division, where a five-judge panel unanimously dismissed the appeal of Judge William Kocher’s first of two rulings that the restart of the Yates County-based natural gas and biomass-powered plant adhered to all state and federal environmental laws, rules and... more

Syracuse falls to Duke in front of gigantic Dome crowd (preview & info)

Orange ready for clash with #1 Duke in front of huge Dome crowd tonight (preview & info)
In front of a record-setting crowd of 35,642, Syracuse (18-9, 9-5 ACC) battled hard against #1 Duke Blue (24-3, 12-2 ACC), but fell, 75-65. The attendance represented the largest gathering for an on-campus college basketball game, breaking the standard of 35,446 set twice previously in the Dome. Despite the double-digit point production from Tyus Battle (16 points), Elijah Hughes (12... more

Five tips for a first time gambler to remember

Five tips for
While visiting any casino there are a series of important tips and strategies to keep in mind. Winning money doesn’t always happen, but the experience should be fun, light, entertaining, and most-of-all memorable. The casino, or ‘the house’ almost always has the advantage when you’re playing – but that doesn’t mean some basic rules shouldn’t be followed along the way.... more

Craft beverage convention coming to del Lago in March

Craft beverage convention coming to del Lago in March
The 2019 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 Route 414, Tyre. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County, the conference will feature expert speakers on subjects related to craft beer and cider. Subjects will include marketing and improving businesses, updates from... more

MISSING PERSON: 48-year-old man last seen leaving Bloomfield bar on Thursday

MISSING PERSON: 48-year-old man last seen leaving Bloomfield bar on Thursday
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 48-year-old man, who was last seen leaving a bar on Thursday in Bloomfield. Theodore Smith was last seen wearing a Carhart vest and blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt. He was also wearing a baseball cap and work boots, according to deputies. He had left Cheap Charlies Bar in Bloomfield on Thursday and... more

Police: Auburn man threatened to shoot police, bomb station during domestic incident

Police: Auburn man threatened to shoot police, bomb station during domestic incident
An Auburn man threatened to shoot city police officers and bomb their headquarters during a downtown domestic situation this week, police said. Anthony M. Wagner, 23, was alleged to have punched, kicked and choked a 28-year-old woman during an early Thursday morning domestic situation at 38 E. Genesee St., Apt. 4, the Auburn Police Department said Friday. Police responded to... more

Lake Ontario water levels on the rise

Lake Ontario water levels on the rise
Lake Ontario is 15 inches higher than average. That’s according to the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board. The height was recorded on Thursday. The board says it’s the seventh highest level recorded on this date since 1960. Despite that, the board says Plan 2014 is maximizing outflows. The height remains due to high outflows from Lake Erie... more

Deputies: Victor man left three accident scenes, charged with DWI

Deputies: Victor man left three accident scenes, charged with DWI
Deputies say a 36-year-old Victor man was ticketed on multiple charges after leaving the scene of several property damage accidents in Ontario County. According to deputies, Erich J. Bohn, 36, of Victor was charged with driving while intoxicated and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident. They say he was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition in... more

Deputies: Drunk driver stopped for speeding, driving erratically in Farmington

Deputies: Drunk driver stopped for speeding, driving erratically in Farmington
Deputies say a 25-year-old Canandaigua woman was arrested for DWI after she was observed speeding and driving erratically by patrols. On Saturday at approximately 3:07 a.m. along State Route 332 in Farmington – deputies arrested Alexandria E. Gardner, 25, of Canandaigua for driving while intoxicated. When deputies executed the traffic stop for speeding and driving erratically – they noted that... more

Macedon home total loss after fire

Macedon home total loss after fire
Firefighters responded to a house fire early Friday morning in Macedon. A member of the fire department says a passerby saw smoke coming from the roof of the home on West Walworth Road and called it in. The owners are on vacation, but were notified over the phone. The home is considered a total loss. Our news partners at the... more

California man charged with felony sex abuse in Geneva

California man charged with felony sex abuse in Geneva
Police say an 18-year-old California man was charged with felony sex abuse in Geneva following an investigation into an incident that occurred in the city. On Thursday at approximately 2:35 p.m. detectives arrested Marco T. Ferrer-James, 18, of San Francisco, California after allegedly subjecting another individual to sexual contact. Investigators say the victim in this case was incapable of providing... more

Cornell wins historic offensive battle over Hobart in Geneva

Cornell wins historic offensive battle over Hobart in Geneva
In an offensive shootout that saw the two teams combine for a series-high 35 goals, the No. 4 Big Red men’s lacrosse team defeated Hobart, 19-16, in the 138th meetings between the two programs this evening on Boswell Field. The previous high had been 34 goals set in 1986 as Cornell defeated the Statesmen, 23-11. The win snaps a four-game... more

Authorities warn about Social Security scams

Authorities warn about Social Security scams
Authorities have spent years warning people about scam artists posing as IRS agents. Now, criminals are pretending to be officers from another government agency: The Social Security Administration. Scammers call victims and claim to be from the agency. They then say your identity has been stolen and they need to confirm who you are by asking for your Social Security... more

Logging thief faces new charges in Ontario County

Logging thief faces new charges in Ontario County
A former Wayne County man convicted of logging theft in Seneca County faces similar charges in Ontario County. Christopher G. Devay, 31, of Liverpool, Onondaga County, was charged Tuesday by Ontario County Sheriff’s Office investigators with third-degree grand larceny (class D felony). Sheriff’s office Lt. Greg Shaffer said Devay agreed to pay an Ontario County landowner for logs removed from... more

Unions remain strong in NY despite Supreme Court ruling

Unions remain strong in NY despite Supreme Court ruling
Labor leaders and top government officials in New York warned that Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court case decided last June, was a direct attack on public-employee unions by conservatives who wanted to see their power diminished. "A case before Washington's Supreme Court seeks to effectively end public labor unions," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in January 2018. "Let’s call it... more

Schuyler man gets weekends in jail after sexually abusing mentally disabled teen

After sexually abusing mentally disabled teen, being found guilty of violent felony – Schuyler man gets weekends in jail
A Tyrone man who was found guilty of sexually abusing his 13-year-old stepdaughter will spend weekends in jail, after being sentenced in Schuyler County Court before the Hon. Dennis J. Morris. Chief Assistant District Attorney Matthew Hayden argued that the court should sentence Wheeler to the maximum sentence of seven years in state prison, with 10 years post-release supervision. Wheeler... more

Guilty plea entered in connection with Auburn meth lab bust

Guilty plea entered in connection with Auburn meth lab bust
A man pleaded guilty this week to his involvement in a meth lab bust in November — a first from among the 10 defendants in the case. On Thursday, Shaun Cronin, 40, became the last of the original eight defendents to be arraigned in Cayuga County Court. Cronin appeared in court in January, but his arraignment was adjourned until a... more

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing Wayne Central BOE, controversial sentencing in Schuyler, and changes to student loans (podcast)

LIVE AT 9:45 AM: The Debrief Podcast talks Wayne Central Board of Education, Schuyler sentencing, and student loans (podcast)
In less than a week petitions will begin circulating for candidates hoping to win elections this fall. While the change in election calendar and format has caught some off-guard – The Debrief Podcast gives some final takes before election season officially kicks off. They also discuss a series of important, non-election issues including: – Controversial sentencing for one Schuyler County... more
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