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UPDATE: Police say stabbing likely drug related, victim not cooperating

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Police in Ithaca have provided an update on the stabbing investigation, which began Friday night on West State Street. They say that the victim, who had to be airlifted from Cayuga Medical Center to a regional trauma center, did not cooperate with law enforcement. Investigators met with the victim, according to a press release, and at this point – the... more

Cheribundi will close Geneva plant, move to Michigan

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Cheribundi announced in a press release on Friday that its moving out of New York. Cheribundi CEO Mike Hagan said the company will start closing its manufacturing plant off Route 14A next week. That plant is in the former Tops supermarket building. The move will take one of the nation’s largest producers of tart cherry juice to Michigan. FingerLakes1.com has... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Allen Connely discusses local ARC merger and newly-named Mozaic (podcast)

LIVE AT 8:30 AM: Allen Connelly discusses local ARC merger on Inside the FLX (podcast)
This week on Inside the FLX Allen Connely, CEO of the newly-named MOZAIC (formerly known as the Cayuga-Seneca ARC and Yates ARC) is in-studio discussing the merger that brought on the new name. He talks about the work that went into the change, and how it’s impacting the services provided by the organization. Listen to the episode above, or watch... more

Sloppy weekend coming up: Mix of rain, ice, and snow for the Finger Lakes

Sloppy weekend coming up: Mix of rain, ice
The weekend forecast is looking active, but not in the way some forecasters though it might shape up. Snow lovers are sure to be disappointed with the forecast, as it has changed over to mostly-rain. A storm system will approach late-Friday and early-Saturday – bringing with it rain, and some mixed accumulation. By the time Sunday comes around – wet... more

Man accused of holding knife to girlfriend’s throat at Wayne County motel

Troopers say they arrested a 32-year-old in Wayne County after he held a knife to his girlfriend’s throat. Joseph Schutt, 32, was taken into custody at the Budget Inn around 2:15 a.m. The motel is located in the town of Ontario. Troopers say he took a mixture of cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl and meth. They note that Schutt had to... more

Another deadly snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County

Another fatal snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County
Crews in Cayuga County responded to a second fatal snowmobile accident this week on Thursday in the town of Conquest. First responders were called to 1058 Spring Lake Road around 5 p.m. for the report of a snowmobile accident. Reports indicated initially that the vehicle crashed into a piece of farm equipment. Troopers say Michael Hall, 55, of Cato lost... more

Tax cap will lower for school districts, adding pressure to budgeting

Tax cap will lower for school districts, adding pressure to budgeting
The tax cap is getting lower … at least a little bit for the time being. A slight decrease to the property tax cap for school districts is falling a little bit for the upcoming fiscal year. It will be lowered from 2% to 1.81% this summer. That means budget officers in local school districts are having to consider ways... more

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors considered a resolution to impose an occupancy tax of up to three percent (3%) on lodging facilities of three rooms or less.  Currently, New York’s tax code exempts these facilities from the occupancy tax. According to the resolution, Ontario County’s tourism promotion agency is proposing the occupancy tax change to “level the... more

RADIO REPLAY: Geneva invades Eagle Nest to battle Wayne with FL East lead on the line (FL1 Sports)

LISTEN LIVE TONIGHT: Geneva invades Eagle Nest to battle Wayne with FL East lead on the line (FL1 Radio)
The top two teams in the Finger Lakes East through the first half of the season are set to square off in Ontario tonight at the Geneva Panthers and Junior Martin invade the Eagle Nest to take on Coach Bill Thomson’s Wayne Eagles. Paul Russo and Nick Felice have the call for FL1 Sports on FL1 Radio… Listen to the... more

Sonnenberg will get $500,000 more for Gibson St. entrance

Sonnenberg will get $500,000 more for Gibson St. entrance
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park has received added state funding. The award is worth $500,000, which will go toward a new gateway that will move the park’s entrance to Gibson Street. Sonnenberg Executive Director David Hutchings says he expects the project to move forward, as it has received community support. The plan was unveiled in May 2018. The... more

Liquor store drive-thru window damaged by vehicle in Seneca Falls (photo)

Liquor store drive-thru window damaged by vehicle in Seneca Falls (photo)
A new liquor store on Route 5&20 in Seneca Falls had some cleanup to do after a minor accident in their drive through lane. Seneca Falls Police Chief Stu Peenstra confirms that a ‘minor’ accident occurred at the drive up window. Damage to the window could be seen from the roadway. Several passerby’s sent photos to the newsroom of the... more

Police chase Penn Yan man through village streets, yards before being taken into custody

Police chase Penn Yan man through village streets, yards before being taken into custody
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 34-year-old on several charges after he violated a protective order, and fled police on foot when they arrived. Aurel Jovanov, 34, of Penn Yan was charged with two counts of criminal contempt, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and harassment. The 34-year-old is accused of going to a residence where those... more

Cuomo says he’s open to bail reform changes, but skeptical of ‘dangerousness’ clause

Cuomo says he’s “100 percent open” to bail reform changes, but skeptical of ‘dangerousness’ clause
Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’s willing to consider changes to the cash bail reforms passed in 2019, which were implemented in recent weeks. “Do I believe the reform is a work in progress? 100 percent,” Cuomo said at a press conference in New York City. “Am I open to changes? 100 percent.” He’s skeptical that a ‘dangerousness’ standard is the... more

Rep. Katko throws support behind President Trump for 2020

Rep. Katko throws support behind President Trump for 2020
Four years ago Congressman John Katko (R-24) called for President Donald Trump to drop out of the race. Now he’s supporting him for a second term. Rep. Katko says he will continue to speak out against Trump when he disagrees, but for now, his support stands with the President in the 2020 election. His main reason for supporting Trump in... more

Push to legalize marijuana in New York gets crucial support

Push to legalize marijuana in New York gets crucial support
A bill legalizing marijuana is gaining traction in Albany. Earlier this week Governor Andrew Cuomo said legalizing the drug for recreational use is the kind of thing that should be included in the budget. Westchester County Sen. Peter Harckham announced he would support the legislation alongside the bill’s Senate sponsor, Manhattan Sen. Liz Krueger, as reported by NY State of... more

Crunch fall to Devils, 4-3, in seven-round shootout

Crunch fall to Devils, 4-3, in seven-round shootout
The Syracuse Crunch fell to the Binghamton Devils, 4-3, after a seven-round shootout tonight at the Upstate Medical University Arena. The Crunch built a two-goal lead after early goals from Cal Foote and Taylor Raddysh, but the Devils rallied for three unanswered markers to take the lead by the third period. Alex Barre-Boulet forced overtime late in the third, but the Crunch were... more
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