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Police: Multiple people stabbed in Auburn at Mill Street dam

Police say multiple people were stabbed on Saturday afternoon in Auburn. The suspect is in custody, but has not been identified by police. Motive of the stabbing was also not available. While police say none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, the incident has resulted in a major investigation. As of Saturday evening, police were not sure why there... more

Multiple departments respond to barn fire in Fayette

Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Border City Fire, and the Fayette FastTeam were called to the area of Watts Rd. and Canoga Rd. for the report of the barn fire. First responders say a tanker task force was requested to the scene, which involved a hay fire inside a barn. The fire was put out after a short period of time, and... more

Seneca Falls man held on felony sex charges, $10K bail

According to intake records from the Seneca County Correctional Facility, a Seneca Falls man is being held on a number of felony charges following an arrest this week. Rocco Assi, 50, of Seneca Falls is being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bond and faces three charges. According to those records Assi was charged with... more

Race for Seneca County DA rumbles on toward November

He may have lost the Republican Primary for District Attorney, a contest seen by many as one necessary to contend in November’s general election, but that hasn’t quelled Joe Sapio’s interest in doing what he feels is right for Seneca County. Since the primary, Sapio opened a campaign headquarters on Main St. in Waterloo. He’s continued working throughout the county... more

Investigation continues into serious crash that closed Rt. 96

LifeNet was called to the scene of a two-car crash, which happened at Rt. 96 and County Rd. 6 around 3:30 pm. First responders say that Geneva Fire Department set up a landing zone at Exit 42 of the New York State Thruway. However LifeNet was unable to transport. Rt. 96 was shutdown and within moments of authorities arriving on-scene... more

Cuomo: New York state to compensate elderly, disabled and hate crime victims

New York State has made more crime victims eligible to receive compensation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. According to a press release, victims of hate crimes and vulnerable elderly or disabled individuals who have lost up to $30,000 in savings can now seek compensation from the state Office of Victim Services. The legislation expands eligibility to victims who are not... more

Seneca Falls man arrested after stolen property investigation

On Friday at 12:23 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Christopher R. Lentola, 35, of Seneca Falls. The arrest stems from a stolen property investigation. It was found that Lentola entered a residence unlawfully and stole property from inside. When Lentola was arrested, officers also located a controlled substance on his person. Lentola was subsequently charged with... more

HELMING: Busting the myths around Breast Cancer

Many of us, myself included, know people who have been personally impacted by breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is important that we use this opportunity to raise awareness, recognize survivors, and remember those we lost. In fact, one in eight women will face this diagnosis sometime during their lifetime. We must continue to spread awareness,... more

Deputies: Auburn man was drunk during crash on Rt. 318

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 2nd at approximately 5:18 pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Donald J. Gregory Jr, 49, of Auburn for Driving While Intoxicated and improper U-turn. The incident stems for a two car property damage accident that occurred on State Route 318. While Deputies were on scene it was determined that Gregory was under the... more

Owasco Lake harmful algal toxins aren’t gone yet

The weather is getting cooler, but Owasco Lake is not out of the woods yet when it comes to harmful algal blooms. Latest test results from the Cayuga County Health Department continue to show microcystin, a liver toxin released by harmful algae, in the raw lake water entering the city of Auburn's and town of Owasco's treatment plants. The drinking... more

Deputies: Waterloo man threatened victim with a knife

Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Michael A. Ruiz II, 46, of Waterloo for second-degree menacing. Deputies report they responded to 907 Waterloo-Geneva Rd for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon further investigation it was discovered that Ruiz threatened to harm a person with a knife. He was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo court where he was released on... more

STATE POLICE: Town of Varick Court Clerk stole over $166K

On Thursday, State Police arrested 44-year-old Town of Varick resident and Varick Court Clerk, Julie Dougherty, on the felony charge of Grand Larceny in the Second degree. The arrest is the result of a six-month joint investigation by State Police, the Seneca County District Attorney Office and the Unified Court System’s Internal Audit Services Unit. The charge alleges that Dougherty... more

Sennett convenience and smoke shop opens self-serve pub

A combination convenience store, restaurant and smokers shop in Sennett is debuting a new business avenue: a self-serve pub. Munchies, a convenience store with a Smokers Choice shop, opened the pub Friday, and a beer tasting will be held Saturday. The store itself opened in July. The Sennett location will be the first store in the Munchies chain to have... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Falls Town Council candidates talk campaign, local issues (podcast)

On episode #77 of the Inside the FLX podcast Dave DeLelys and Douglas Avery joined Josh Durso in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to discuss their race for Town Council. The duo will both appear on the Democratic line on the ballot in November. While landfilling has been the primary debate taking place in Seneca Falls for several years now, a larger... more

Substance Abuse forums planned in Penn Yan and Dundee

The Yates Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAC) will be sharing the stage with community partners at two events to share some updates and news on what has been going on in the Yates County community in regards to drug use, drug-related crimes, addiction services, education, and prevention. ‒ Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 – 8:30 p.m. Penn Yan Middle School, 515... more

Ontario County Habitat for Humanity begins women build program

Attention: Women interested in volunteering to help build houses. Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County wants you. The Canandaigua-based organization has begun a new program called Women Build. It aims to recruit, educate and guide women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable homes. Women from Ontario County are invited to participate in a series of building events... more
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