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New York will take aim again at 3-D printed guns

New York will take aim again at 3-D printed guns
A bill meant to ban guns manufactured through 3-D printers is expected to be tweaked after concerns were raised it would cover too many firearms as initially written. “There were some technicalities on one and really needing to have a better definition and understanding on the other,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said at a press conference on Tuesday. “We... more

‘Disturbing’ rape charges against former Webster coach involved girl under 15

‘Disturbing’ rape charges against former Webster coach involved girl under 15
Kali Watkins, a former coach and special education teacher in the Webster Central School District, is facing rape charges. The charges were announced Wednesday morning in a joint press conference with the Webster Police Department and Webster Central School District. Watkins, 42, has been indicted by a Monroe County grand jury on one count of first-degree rape and one count... more

Jerusalem’s new code for non-conforming houses approved

Jerusalem’s new code for non-conforming houses approved
The Town of Jerusalem’s amendments to their local zoning law was approved unanimously, with one abstention, by the Yates County Planning Board at their Jan. 24 meeting, declaring it as having a positive county-wide impact. In the past, older non-conforming homes, especially those with lakefront, could not be expanded with any square footage. Under the new code, these homes may... more

Geneva man charged with felony strangulation after domestic incident

Geneva man charged with felony strangulation after domestic incident
On Sunday at approximately 11:33 a.m. police arrested a 24-year-old Geneva resident on felony strangulation charges. Michael S. Grambling, 24, of Geneva was charged with second-degree felony strangulation following a domestic incident. Grambling is accused of obstructing the breathing or blood circulation of an individual causing physical injury during that incident. Police say he was held on $5,000 cash bail,... more

Police arrest man on felony charges after vehicle pursuit in Geneva

Police arrest man on felony charges after vehicle pursuit in Geneva
Police say a Brooklyn man was arrested on felony charges after providing law enforcement with a false identity after a vehicle pursuit. On January 26th around 4 a.m. the Geneva Police Department arrested 31-year-old Taquan A. Boyd, charging him with second-degree forgery. The charge is a felony, and police say the arrest resulted from a brief vehicle pursuit. He was... more

Travel advisory lifted for Ontario County

Sheriff Henderson issues travel advisory for Ontario Co. until further notice
UPDATE: Ontario County Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson has lifted the travel advisory for all of Ontario County roads and highways as of Thursday afternoon. ORIGINAL REPORT: Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson has issued a travel advisory for all of Ontario County roads and highways starting immediately until further notice based on conditions. This restriction is not mandatory and is left to... more

Village of Newark issues mandatory water conservation notice

Village of Newark orders Mandatory Water Conservation
Due to a water emergency, the Village of Newark, in conjunction with the State Health Department, is requiring water conservation measures for all water customers. All non-essential water use is prohibited. Mandatory water conservation is in effect until Wednesday, February 6th at 5:00 a.m. This mandatory water conservation is the result of a transmission water line repair. The repair will begin... more

Geneva man charged with burglary

Geneva man charged with burglary
On January 22nd at approximately 11:44 a.m. police arrested a Geneva man following a an investigation into an incident on January 1st. Alexis Perez-Espada, 39, of Geneva was charged with second-degree burglary and held on $10,000 cash bail – after allegedly entering a dwelling and stealing several items. Police say he then fled the area for several weeks. However, after... more

Katko splits with House Republicans who killed anti-shutdown resolution

Katko splits with House Republicans who killed anti-shutdown resolution
U.S. Rep. John Katko broke ranks with House Republicans on Wednesday who rejected a resolution disapproving of government shutdowns as a negotiating tactic. The House voted 249-163 to pass the resolution authored by Democrats, but the measure failed because it was brought up under a suspension of House rules and required a two-thirds majority vote. Katko, R-Camillus, was among 21... more

New food business coming to downtown Auburn

New food business coming to downtown Auburn
A downtown Auburn space that has been the site of several restaurants will soon welcome another — sort of. Opening at 10 E. Genesee St. in late winter or early spring will be a food business that's one part restaurant, one part market. The yet-to-be-named business will be operated by Pure Catering and Events, which is owned by Luke Houghton,... more

Cayuga County veterans seek answers about new Auburn outpatient clinic at forum

Cayuga County veterans seek answers about new Auburn outpatient clinic at forum
Voices were raised and questions were answered at a forum on the upcoming new Auburn-based outpatient veterans clinic. Over 150 people attended the forum at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn Tuesday. The Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently picked Virginia-based health clinic STG International to be the provider for an Auburn clinic over Auburn Community Hospital, which has held... more

Auburn school district’s 2019-20 budget becoming clearer

Auburn school district’s 2019-20 budget becoming clearer
Elements of the Auburn Enlarged City School District's proposed 2019-2020 budget are becoming clearer. Preliminary assumptions for the district's budget were discussed with the board of education at a workshop at the Auburn High School library Tuesday night. The school district is currently set to get a 1.2-percent bump in foundation aid, which is the base aid districts receive. The... more

New York recreational marijuana plan overhauls medical cannabis

New York recreational marijuana plan overhauls medical cannabis
Drastic changes to New York’s medical marijuana program are tucked into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize recreational pot. From abolishing strict patient eligibility rules to permitting homegrown cannabis for medical use, the once anti-marijuana governor has seemingly conceded to many pro-cannabis demands. Notably, some of the existing medical marijuana companies in New York, which spent millions of dollars lobbying... more

Yates Soil Workshop will focus on nutrient management

Yates Soil Workshop will focus on nutrient management
We are incredibly blessed to live in an area with active agriculture, vibrant communities, and plentiful natural resources. I see these three areas as vital to the overall health and prosperity of our county. However, as the increased numbers of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) seen in our lakes have shown us, sometimes we need to step back and evaluate our... more

Auburn Police Department seeking solutions in face of officer shortage

Auburn Police Department seeking solutions in face of officer shortage
As the Auburn Police Department saw four more officers retire in January, adding to what was already a staff shortage, Chief Shawn Butler said the department is working hard to find a creative solution. Three patrol officers, Brandy Quigley, Andrew Hitt and Scott Spin; and Detective Bryant Bergenstock retired from APD between Jan. 3 and Jan. 25 after each serving... more
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