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FOOD PANTRIES: Hours of operation for those FEEDING THE FINGER LAKES: List of pantries, churches providing service during crisis the needy in the Finger Lakes

FOOD PANTRIES: Hours of operation for those feeding the needy in the Finger Lakes
Food pantries are crucial, especially in rural communities. The need is even greater — as most businesses, agencies, and organizations operate on limited hours due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. more

Nearly 100 dogs adopted out after one of worst animal cruelty cases Ontario County has ever seen

Nearly 100 dogs adopted out after one of worst animal cruelty cases Ontario County has ever seen
The ‘Naples 85’ have new homes. A total of nearly 100 dogs were seized over a series of incidents and investigations in 2019. The dogs ranged in age from four-months to 6 years. Altogether 96 dogs were seized by the Ontario County Humane Society. And now, they have homes. Humane Society officials say it was one of the worst animal... more

Hospitals prepare differently throughout Finger Lakes as COVID-19 preparations ramp up

Hospitals prepare differently throughout Finger Lakes as COVID-19 preparations ramp up
Rochester Regional Health is taking steps to ensure that its hospital in Ontario County is prepared for a possible outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus. Veronica Chiesi Brown, RRH public information officer, said the tents were set up at Clifton, Rochester General Hospital, Unity Hospital in Greece, and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. “These outdoor tents are designed to further... more

Officers shot responding to domestic incident in Cortland

Officers shot responding to domestic incident in Cortland
A police officer was shot and is in stable condition at Upstate Hospital in Syracuse after an incident in the city of Cortland. The incident has been described by authorities as a domestic, and occurred on Elm Street. Neighbors looked on as armored vehicles, a number of emergency personnel and others arrived on-scene. Chief Catalano says it started as a... more

Schuyler County has its first case of COVID-19

Schuyler County has its first case of COVID-19
Officials in Schuyler County say a resident has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The individual is currently being isolated and monitored by Schuyler County Public Health. Public Health staff are currently identifying close contacts of the confirmed case and any exposure risks. Individuals with exposure risk are currently being quarantined and monitored for symptoms. “We have prepared... more

Swinehart: Shortage of testing supplies, PPE increase risk level in Seneca County

Swinehart: Shortage of testing supplies, PPE increase risk level in Seneca County
The Seneca County Health Department says it’s continuing to prepare and respond to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, even as impacts haven’t yet been felt locally. Officials say health department staff is investigating and identifying close contacts of confirmed cases and are assessing any risk for exposure risks in the community. According to Director Vickie Swinehart the latest numbers for Seneca... more

Virginia man charged with felony criminal sex act in Ontario County

Virginia man charged with felony criminal sex act in Ontario County
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a 31-year-old Hampton, Virginia man following a sex assault investigation. Tuan Nguyan, 31, of Virginia is accused of having sexual contact with a person under 15-years-old. The incident is said to have occurred in Farmington on March 25th. Deputies investigated, and charged Nguyan with second-degree criminal sex act – a Class D felony.... more

DEBRIEF: Answering your questions about Coronavirus coverage across Upstate New York (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Answering your questions about Coronavirus coverage across Upstate New York (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast, a breakdown of the most-asked questions we received in the newsroom since the Novel Coronavirus outbreak began in New York. Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss, and look forward to a potentially permanently changed region. more

TRACKING COVID-19: Schools stay closed, stimulus package signed, and changes at jails (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)
Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and more. We will have resources available for those looking for information from the Centers for Disease Control at... more

Deputies: Marion man had BAC over twice the legal limit during traffic stop

Deputies: Marion man had BAC over twice the legal limit during traffic stop
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Marion man for DWI following a traffic stop in Williamson. Deputies arrested Patrick Graham, 33, of Marion for aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC over 0.18, as well as other vehicle and traffic violations. Graham is said to have been stopped for speeding on Route 21... more

‘GIVE STUDENTS REFUNDS’: Colleges blasted for remote learning, refund policies

While college students are stuck at home because of the coronavirus, some are organizing online to support pass-fail learning in response to this disruption, even across upstate New York. Colleges both public and private have been mobilizing on the online petition platform Change.org in an effort to make their voices heard by school administrators.  more

Wayne County Democratic Committee gathers signatures for 2020 elections

Wayne County Democratic Committee gathers signatures for 2020 elections
Each year, local representatives of the Democratic Party in Wayne County gather signatures from enrolled Democrats for local, regional and state political candidates. Every other year, they also circulate petitions to designate two Democratic Committee representatives in each election district. With the state primary coming early in June, signature gathering was set for February and March. “With the coronavirus, the... more

Officials warn of possible coronavirus exposure at FLCC childcare facility

Officials warn of possible coronavirus exposure at FLCC childcare facility
Officials at Finger Lakes Community College are saying that there was a possible exposure to the Novel Coronavirus at the college’s child care center. A person who tested positive for the virus was at the childcare center on March 24th. Anyone who was present around 8:15 a.m. at the facility or 3:20 p.m. should be alert for symptoms. The areas... more

Police: Seneca Falls man arrested after leading officers on pursuit

Police: Seneca Falls man arrested after leading officers on pursuit
Police say a Seneca Falls man was arrested on a number of charges after an incident earlier in the month led to a pursuit, which was called off. On Friday at approximately 12:45 p.m. police arrested Patrick E. Goodell, 24, of Savannah following the violation of a court order earlier in March. On March 10th, the Seneca County 911 Center... more

Auburn diner closes, owners uncertain if they can reopen after state restrictions lifted

Auburn diner closes, owners uncertain if they can reopen after state restrictions lifted
An iconic diner in downtown Auburn has closed. Possibly for good. The Auburn Citizen reported this week that owners Bill and Rachael Juhl worked as hard as they could to keep the business open – even dealing with one of their worst winters since taking over in 2011. Then, Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down all restaurants. And with that move,... more

Local hospital worker talks about experience with the Coronavirus

Local hospital worker talks about experience with the Coronavirus
A local healthcare worker shared her story with the coronavirus. Samantha Price is a tech at a hospital. She spoke with 13WHAM-TV about her experience – suddenly developing a severe fever, which included a heavy, dry cough. “The fever drained me. I had headaches, you have the fever headache, I felt awful,” Price said. “I never thought my fever would... more

Deputies: Suspicious vehicle investigation leads to drug charge

Deputies: Suspicious vehicle investigation leads to drug charge
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Farmington teen following an investigation into a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was spotted on High Street, according to deputies, and following investigation – Jason Dibble, 19, of Farmington was found to be in possession of concentrated cannabis. He was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance. The charge will... more

Pregnant woman sent to hospital after being punched in the stomach repeatedly by Penn Yan man

Pregnant woman sent to hospital after being punched in the stomach repeatedly by Penn Yan man
A Penn Yan man was arrested on a variety of charges after a violent incident in the village this week. Andrew Cranmer, 36, of Elm Street is accused of striking a pregnant woman in the stomach multiple times during a domestic assault. Police say the victim was complaining of pain and bleeding by the time they arrived, and had to... more
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