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UPDATE: Driver arrested on felony DWI charges after crash with child in car

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Sheriff Tim Luce has provided an update on the one-vehicle crash that was reported Tuesday afternoon in Seneca County. It was the crash that shut down Route 96 while first responders worked the scene. Cindy Walborn, 62, of Interlaken was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. Around 1:30 p.m. Walborn was traveling south on Route... more

Former Canandaigua star hopes to win Super Bowl as part of Kansas City Chiefs staff

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Ryan Poles will be in Miami for the Super Bowl, the biggest and brightest football stage of the year. But as nearly any conversation with a former Canandaigua Academy football player tends to go, the talk eventually circles around to another football field: Evans Field. “We packed up the family last summer and rented a house on the lake,” said... more

State Police still trying to solve 38-year-old missing persons case in Ontario County

State Police still trying to solve 38-year-old missing persons case in Ontario County
State Police are still trying to solve a 37-year-old missing persons case in Ontario County. Investigators are asking again for the public’s help. Frank Fox, 22, left a New Year’s Eve Party that ended on January 1st, 1983. The party occurred at a house on Martin Road. He walked home around 1 a.m., and turned down several rides. The distance... more

Upstate jail populations declining, but sheriffs say costs will not follow suit

Upstate jail populations declining, but sheriffs say costs will not follow suit
Even if prisoner count stays low at county jails across New York – it’s unlikely that cost-savings will be realized. “If you have one person in a cell block or 20, you need the same number of officers” to maintain security, said Peter Kehoe, director of the New York State Sheriffs Association. Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed bail reform legislation last... more

O’Mara, Helming co-sponsor legislation to create contraband plan for prisons

O’Mara, Helming co-sponsor legislation to create contraband plan for prisons
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats) is co-sponsoring legislation that would require the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to establish a multi-faceted “Contraband Screening Plan” in New York’s correctional facilities. State Senator Pam Helming (R-Canandaigua) is co-sponsor on the legislation. O’Mara is joining his Finger Lakes colleague, Senator Pamela Helming (R,C,I-Canandaigua), in sponsoring the measure (S162) to improve prison... more

Public hearing held in Albany over plastic bag ban as stores phase out single-use

Public hearing held in Albany over plastic bag ban as stores phase out single-use
Public hearings were held in Albany on Monday regarding a plastic bag ban, which goes into effect next month. The change will be fully-implemented across New York State on March 1st. Members of the American Progressive Bag Alliance say they wish these conversations happened before Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law last spring, according to WHEC-TV. “Certainly you’re going to... more

Central New York killer to be portrayed in new Lifetime movie

Central New York killer to be portrayed in new Lifetime movie
A new Lifetime movie will air this weekend, and the subject of it will be one of Central New York’s most-prolific murder cases. “Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story” will premiere February 1st at 8 p.m. on Lifetime, starring Nia Vardalos as Stacey Castor. CNYCentral reports that Castor was convicted for the poisoning death of her husband and for trying... more

Redemption center in Auburn paused for traffic study

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Officials in Auburn want to see a traffic study before they take action on a proposed bottle redemption center on Lexington Avenue and Genesee Street. The Auburn Citizen reports that the city’s ZBA unanimously decided to postpone any action until the study was completed. A drive-through redemption center has been proposed for the location at 6 Lexington Avenue. Anthony Tardibone... more

Congressional task force continues push to save MiLB baseball teams like Doubledays

Congressional task force continues push to save MiLB baseball teams like Doubledays
Members of Congress are throwing their support behind local baseball. Several Minor League Baseball teams are at risk of being eliminated under a plan, which was originally published by the New York Times in 2019. The Auburn Doubledays are among the teams that would lose their Major League ties severed. The resolution was introduced by Representatives Mike Simpson (R-NY), Max... more

Cuomo wants to speed up investigations into sexual predators online

Cuomo wants to speed up investigations into sexual predators online
Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make investigation into sexual predators online faster, and easier for law enforcement. He’s proposing a bill that would allow State Police Superintendent to issue administrative subpoenas, streamlining the process during investigations. “We must do everything possible to protect our children and to put a stop to the shocking pervasiveness of online sexual abuse,” Governor Cuomo... more

Big changes made to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital thanks to grant funding

Big changes made to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital thanks to grant funding
A grant from the Marshall Family played a crucial role in upgrading one of Wayne County’s most important assets. The Marshall Birthing Center at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital recently went through renovations and an expansion. Cindy Witter serves as Nurse Manager at the Birthing Center. She told Finger Lakes News Radio that the changes were a great addition for patients and... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Pulling for the Chiefs and reaction to violence against Rochester police (podcast)

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Pulling for the Chiefs and reaction to violence against Rochester police (podcast)
This week Kenny Haas looks ahead at the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday including recalling some all time great Kansas City Chiefs. Also, a look at Syracuse basketball and reaction to the recent violence against police in Rochester and the untimely passing of Kobe Bryant. . more

Barclay names Palmesano to Assembly leadership post

Barclay names Palmesano to Assembly leadership post
The Finger Lakes and Southern Tier gained a little extra traction in Albany, as Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay chose Assemblyman Phil Palmesano to serve as Assistant Minority Leader of the Assembly Republican Conference. The new leadership post will take hold immediately. “I’m grateful to Leader Barclay for the trust and confidence he has placed in me. I look forward... more

W-FL Tuesday: Kabat leads Mynderse boys over Newark; Gananda girls snap Lyons 10-game win streak

W-FL Tuesday: Kabat leads Mynderse boys over Newark; Gananda girls snap Lyons 10-game win streak
It was raining three’s in Newark on Tuesday night. The Mynderse Blue Devils drained 14 three pointers as a team against the Newark Reds 2-3 zone defense. Senior Troy Kabat made 8 of them which is just one shy of the school record. Devin Anderson, who made nine in an opening round sectional game in 2018, still holds the record.... more

Syracuse falls to Clemson, ending 5-game win streak (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse takes on Clemson tonight, looking for sixth straight victory (preview & info)
The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday night, falling on the road to the Clemson Tigers by a final score of 71-70. Syracuse had a chance to win with 0.9 seconds remaining, but a well defended set by Clemson forced a 35-foot heave attempt by Elijah Hughes that fell well short of its target. GAME RECAP LINKS:... more

Sabres open 5-game homestand with ugly loss to Senators

Sabres open 5-game homestand with ugly loss to Senators
Linus Ullmark was helped off the ice with an apparent injury midway through the third period on Tuesday in the Buffalo Sabres’ 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators at KeyBank Center. The Sabres goaltender had made 30 saves when he fell awkwardly in the crease as the play went around the net with 9:32 remaining in the game. The officials stopped... more

Democrats seek to make New York among the most-lenient when it comes to marijuana possession

Democrats seek to make New York among the most-lenient when it comes to marijuana possession
A bill proposed in Albany could make New York one of the most-lenient when it comes to marijuana possession. The bill is sponsored by two Democrats: state Sen. Liz Krueger and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes. It would allow anyone over 21 to have three ounces of marijuana on their person. A competing proposal from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo would only allow... more
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