Category: Weedsport

Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation

Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation

On Christmas Eve a two-car crash in the town of Mentz left four people seriously injured. Several weeks later that accident remains under investigation. The crash happened on Centerport Road shortly before 7 p.m. near the intersection with Nauvoo Road. The Cayuga ... MORE
Troopers: Upwards of 20 vehicles involved in crash on NYS Thruway in Cayuga County

Troopers: Upwards of 20 vehicles involved in crash on NYS Thruway in Cayuga County

State Police say upwards of 20 vehicles were involved in a crash near the Weedsport exit of the New York State Thruway. While no injuries were reported – at least four or five tractor-trailers, as well as 10-15 passenger vehicles were involved ... MORE
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Sen. Helming blasts criminal justice reforms after undocumented immigrant appears in Cayuga County Court

Bail set at $500K for undocumented immigrant who killed Weedsport man in DWI wreck On Wednesday, Heriberto Perez-Velasquez appeared in court. Perez-Velasquez, an illegal immigrant who was residing in Savannah at the time of a fatal DWI crash in Weedsport Mark Knapp, ... MORE
WATCH LIVE: 2019 South Seneca Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament (FL1 Sports)

WEBCAST REPLAY: 2019 South Seneca Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament (FL1 Sports)

The 2019-20 Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball season is underway with FL1 Sports live coverage of the second day of the South Seneca Girls Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament at the Jack Guinan Gymnasium in Ovid. The host South Seneca Falcons are joined by ... MORE
W-FL FRIDAY: Several local teams kick-off hoops seasons on Friday

W-FL FRIDAY: Several local HS teams kick-off hoops seasons

Action on the local hardwood got underway with a reasonable slate of games on Friday across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues. On the boys side, Clyde-Savannah rolled over Romulus while Red Jacket topped Pavilion. A late rally from the ... MORE
Rollover crash reported in Cayuga County

Rollover crash reported in Cayuga County

First responders from around Weedsport were called to a reported rollover crash along Weedsport-Sennett Road around 1:30 p.m. While details of the incident remained unconfirmed, scanner traffic indicated that there were at least three occupants. First responders from Weedsport, Port Byron and ... MORE
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Family, friends mourn loss of Weedsport man killed by drunk driver

Family and friends are mourning the loss of 59-year-old Mark Knapp, who was killed on November 10 by a drunk driver, Heriberto Perez-Velasquez. David Sterio is one of those friends. He worked with Mark for over sixteen years at Knapp Electric , a company ... MORE
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Man living in U.S. illegally facing upgraded charges for role in fatal wreck

Man living in U.S. illegally faces upgraded charges, makes first court appearance

Man living in U.S. illegally has first court appearance after fatal DWI crash Update: Tuesday, 4:30 a.m. Family and friends of 49-year-old Mark Knapp filled the courtroom Monday night for Heriberto Perez-Velasquez’s first court appearance after allegedly driving drunk and killing Mark ... MORE
Major power outage reported in Cayuga County

More than 3,000 without power in Cayuga County, but won’t impact voting

NYSEG is reporting that more than 3,000 customers are without power on Election Day, but the reason for that outage is unclear. Around 2 p.m. 3,141 customers in the middle of Cayuga County were without power. NSYEG’s outage map indicated that the ... MORE
Weedsport wins second consecutive Section III 8-man championship

Weedsport wins second consecutive Section III 8-man championship

Saturday morning’s early Section III 8-man championship between Weedsport and West Canada Valley kicked off with some exciting back-and-forth action before Weedsport pulled away with some big plays in the second quarter. The Warriors won their second consecutive sectional championship, 68-44, at ... MORE
Major roadway closed in Cayuga County after Sunday afternoon crash

UPDATE: Driver in custody after crashing into small tractor, killing its operator in Cayuga County

Sheriff Brian Schenck provided an update around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday about a fatal accident that happened along State Route 31 in the Village of Weedsport around 1:45 p.m. He says that investigation has shown that a compact tractor was traveling east ... MORE
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ICE: Driver in fatal Weedsport crash did not have legal status in U.S.

ICE: Undocumented immigrant had been deported before fatal Weedsport wreck U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed on Wednesday that the undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who was charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with Sunday’s fatal wreck in Weedsport had previously been deported, ... MORE
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Weedsport woman suffers minor injuries after violent Elbridge crash

First responders say that a 19-year-old Weedsport woman had to be extricated from her vehicle following a crash in Elbridge on Thursday. Around 11 p.m. Sydney Walewski, 19 of Weedsport was traveling south on Jordan Road when she lost control of the ... MORE
Max McLaughlin joins dad as Watkins Glen winner

Max McLaughlin joins dad as Watkins Glen winner

McLaughlin, the 19-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Mike McLaughlin, dominated Friday’s K&N Pro Series East race at Watkins Glen International and was declared the winner when the race was called after 34 of 41 scheduled laps due to inclement weather. McLaughlin led ... MORE
Announcer Ruffner was a true entertainer in local world of dirt car racing

Announcer Ruffner was a true entertainer in local world of dirt car racing

The career contributions of racing announcer Warren Ruffner will be recognized by the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame on Thursday, July 25, in ceremonies at the Museum and Hall of Fame on the grounds of Weedsport Speedway. Read more from The ... MORE
Troopers searching for pickup truck involved in Weedsport hit-and-run

Troopers searching for pickup truck involved in Weedsport hit-and-run

State Police are investigating a hit-and-run that caused around $1,000 in damage in Weedsport last month. Trooper Jesse Konstabel told The Citizen on Tuesday that the incident happened in the parking lot of the Weedsport Speedway racetrack during a concert featuring Travis ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for ... MORE
Weedsport Warriors announce 2018-19 athletics award winners

Weedsport Warriors announce 2018-19 athletics award winners

Weedsport High School today announced the individual winners of the 2018-19 athletic season awards. The Warriors who received awards and most valuable player designation are listed below by sport. Football Max Horsford- MVP, National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame Award Taino Follett- ... MORE