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Mesa Grande donation jar thief taken into custody after search in Auburn

Manager: Donation jar for St. Baldricks stolen from Mesa Grande in Auburn
Police arrested a man in connection with the theft of a donation jar a local restaurant in downtown Auburn. Dublas Hernandez is accused of stealing the jar, which was said to have about $200 inside it for the St. Baldrick’s Foudnation. Kelli Scott, an employee at the restaurant, was raising funds for an event in the spring. Hernandez was charged... more

FLX WEEKLY: Warm Reds for winter as February arrives this weekend (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Warm Reds for winter as February arrives this weekend (podcast)
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Executive Director Katherine Chase is back in-studio for wine tasting and a preview of the weekend as we turn the calendar to February in the Finger Lakes. We’ll be sampling Warm reds for a cold month from Six Mile Creek and Long Point. Join Katherine, Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi for this week’s edition of FLX... more

REPORT: Wine and grape industries generated $6.65B in economic activity in New York

REPORT: Wine and grape industries generated $6.65B in economic activity in New York
New York is the nation’s third leading wine-producing state, according to an analysis commissioned by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. It was conducted by John Dunham & Associates, who has executed similar studies in the past. The numbers were awe-inspiring – with an annual economic impact of $6.65 billion. In total, the state has more than 470 wineries... more

W-FL Wednesday: Matt Record scores 1,000th point in win over Naples; Waterloo girls pull away late to defeat Midlakes

W-FL Wednesday: Matt Record scores 1,000th point in win over Naples; Waterloo girls pull away late to defeat Midlakes
There were a total of 14 games across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Wednesday night. On the boys side, Red Jacket Senior Matt Record scored his 1,000th point right before halftime against Naples. The Indians cruised to a 40-point home win and improved to 14-1. Naples fell to 1-13 with the loss. On the girls side,... more

Tohafjian pleads guilty to rape charge in Seneca County Court

Tohafjian pleads guilty to rape charge in Seneca County Court
The Seneca County man on trial for rape, who had already been convicted of murder – pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the most-recent charge in Seneca County Court. District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz said Emerson “John” Tohafjian, of Varick, pleaded guilty in county court to first-degree rape. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 5th, according to the Finger Lakes Times.... more

RADIO REPLAY: Midlakes & Waterloo girls battle atop FL East standings (FL1 Sports)

WATCH LIVE TONIGHT: Midlakes & Waterloo girls battle atop FL East standings (FL1 Sports)
The Midlakes Screaming Eagles girls basketball program is coming off of back-to-back trips to the NYS Final Four. Currently, they site 1 game back of Waterloo and Pal-Mac in the Finger Lakes East standings. On Wednesday night the Waterloo Lady Indians welcome Midlakes into their gym for a key late season match-up. Dave Barnick and Mike Alessio have the call... more

Supervisor Lou Guard advocates for landfill action in Ontario County

Supervisor Lou Guard advocates for landfill action in Ontario County
Lou Guard, who represents parts of the city of Geneva on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors – is asking that residents stay active on the landfill issue. His voice enters the equation as county officials say odors could get worse, before they improve at the Casella-operated landfill along 5&20 in Seneca. “If you are anything like me, landfill odors... more

Bill would strengthen wage theft, equal pay laws in New York

Bill would strengthen wage theft, equal pay laws in New York
New York State wants to make it easier for employees who are taken advantage of by their employers to get owed pay back. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would strengthen New York’s wage theft and equal pay laws. The “Empowering People in Rights Enforcement Worker Protection Act,” or EMPIRE Act, would allow workers to file claims against their employer... more

Woman accused of practicing midwifery illegally enters not guilty plea in Yates

Woman accused of practicing midwifery illegally enters not guilty plea in Yates
The Penn Yan woman accused of performing midwifery without a licensed pleaded not guilty in Yates County Court on Tuesday. Elizabeth Catlin, who was indicted on 95 charges, including criminally negligent homicide – entered the not guilty plea in court. She was arrested in 2018 for posing as a midwife and exploiting pregnant women, according to state police. Supporters of... more

Five-vehicle crash shuts down Rt. 13 in Schuyler County

Five-vehicle crash shuts down Rt. 13 in Schuyler County
A multi-vehicle wreck along Route 13 in Schuyler County shut down the roadway for several hours as first responders worked the scene. First responders say the roadway was shut down between Alpine Junction and Swartwood roads. Authorities said there were no life-threatening injuries reported initially, but that upwards of five vehicles were involved in the wreck. Emergency crews were on-scene... more

NYS investigated former Supreme Court Judge Rosenbaum for ‘abusive’ demands on staffers

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Former New York State Supreme Court Justice Matthew Rosenbaum isn’t serving in any official capacity now, nor will he do so in the future, thanks to a deal with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. A press release from the commission asserted that from “2005 through 2019, he made improper and at times abusive personal demands of court... more

Tompkins County will study Route 13 to direct future projects

Tompkins County will study Route 13 to direct future projects
Big changes could be coming in form of construction projects in Tompkins County. Depending on how a study goes this year. The Department of Planning and Sustainability is doing a study of State Route 13 to help guide future projects. The County is also asking for public input. A session is set to be held at the Brewer’s Cafe and... more

Deputies: Snowy roads played a role in serious, rollover crash in Ontario County

County Road 8 closed on Tuesday while first responders contend with rollover crash
On January 28th around 7:30 p.m. deputies responded to the area of 852 County Road 8 in Farmington for a one-vehicle rollover crash. Investigators with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office determined that Ashley Marthage, 27, of Farmington was traveling north when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed over the center line, and traveled into a ditch where she struck... more

Gordmans stores in Geneva, Penn Yan, and Newark will have Amazon Counter

Gordmans stores in Geneva, Penn Yan, and Newark will have Amazon Counter
Some Peebles locations, which will become Gordmans stores next month – are going to get more than a facelift. Officials say that five stores will open in the Rochester-area, and in the Finger Lakes – locations in Geneva, Newark, and Penn Yan will serve in place of Peebles. Goldman’s offers home décor and clothing items that are priced lower than... more

Swinehart to serve on board to determine future of Waterloo solar project

Swinehart to serve on board to determine future of Waterloo solar project
Richard Swinehart will serve on the state Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, which will decide whether an 80-megawatt solar project in Waterloo is appropriate. He was selected by state officials to be an ad hoc member of the board. Swinehart previously served as Seneca County District Attorney; and lives on Packwood Road, near the proposed site. He... more
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