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Sodus home destroyed by fire on Friday

Multiple crews responded to a structure fire on Friday around noon. The home was located on Centenary Road, according to first responders. Flames from a wood stove reportedly spread to the living room. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Wallington and Sodus Fire Departments, Williamson Ambulance, and Red Cross are all on scene of a fire in Sodus. News 8 will... more

Duo arrested in Canandaigua for multi-county gas station card skimming scheme

Two men were arrested and charged in connection with a gas station card skimming scheme in multiple counties, including Wayne County. According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, the manager of Crosby's on E. Main Street in Palmyra found a skimmer device installed on one of its pumps last month. He determined it had captured information... more

Tompkins County Sheriff deputy charged with rape, sex abuse

A Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputy has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual assault following an investigation into an alleged crime that happened about four years ago. Deputy Scott Walters and another man named Matthew Pinney are both facing felony charges for the Feb. 2, 2013 alleged incident that happened at a home owned by Walters on the 400... more

Two Cayuga County Democrats to run for Legislature chair

Two Democrats are running for the Cayuga County Legislature's chair position, with one reaching out to the Republican minority for support. Legislators Benjamin Vitale and Patrick Mahunik, who represent Districts 3 and 12 respectively, are seeking the chairman seat with current Chairman Keith Batman announcing that he will not consider a third year. Vitale has received the majority of Democrats'... more

Wayne County company awarded state grant to aid expansion

Wayne County company awarded state grant to aid expansion
A Wayne County company has been selected to receive a $600,000 grant from the state Regional Economic Development Council program to help with its planned $9.25 million expansion. OptiPro, at 6368 Dean Parkway, was one of three EDC grant winners from the Finger Lakes Region announced this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. OptiPro will use the money to assist in... more

Sheriff: Seneca Falls woman charged with grand larceny, identity theft

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on December 8th at 10:00 am investigators arrested a Seneca Falls woman at the conclusion of a larceny investigation, which involved identity theft. Kayla M. Voit, 20, of Seneca Falls was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree identity theft, and two counts of petit larceny. Two of the four charges are Class E... more

Seneca Sheriff: Investigators make pair of welfare fraud arrests within an hour

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce announced the arrest of two subjects following a welfare fraud investigation. Sheriff Luce reports that on Thursday at approximately 12:53 pm investigators arrested Jeremy U. Trapp, 32, of Waterloo on three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The charges are Class E felonies, according to Luce, who reported that Trapp failed to... more

Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing strongly favoring running for re-election

Tompkins County Sheriff Kenneth Lansing confirmed Thursday afternoon that he is strongly favoring running for re-election in 2018 after previously saying on multiple occasions that he would not seek the position again. "There's a lot of things going on, as you well know, that this office has supported whole heatedly…I feel that sometimes it should be my obligation, along with... more

Six years later, Cayuga County awards Owasco Flats project bid

After what has seemed like never-ending delays to a project that would help reduce sediment loading into Owasco Lake, Cayuga County has some good news. The Cayuga County Legislature awarded a bid Thursday night to begin work on part of the Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration and Riparian Buffers Initiative. Divvied into two phases because there was not enough funding for... more

Police: Auburn man accused of using stun gun on his dog

Police say a 20-year-old, with no permanent address was arrested on a warrant this week. According to police, Daquan S. Richardson, 20, was charged with third-degree possession of a weapon – a Class D felony and animal cruelty. Police Chief Shawn Butler told the Auburn Citizen that they received a complaint on October 9th from a neighbor who had video... more

Despite a century of salt mining, Cargill getting local pushback on environmental issues

Cayuga Lake may not be seeing much activity on its surface lately as Ithaca’s temperatures continue to fall, but deep under the lake's shore more than 200 employees continue to operate a 13,000-acre salt mine. And, in the courtroom, things are only heating up: Environmental action group Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) — with four Tompkins County municipalities —... more

Geneva Town Board opposes incinerator project

The Town Board has come out against what Supervisor Mark Venuti called the “trash incinerator” proposed for the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. “The more I learn about this, the more I believe the people peddling this are totally wrong,” Venuti said. “They are making it sound like some kind of ‘green energy’ thing, and it’s the opposite.” The... more

Auburn woman arrested for dealing cocaine

An Auburn woman was arrested for dealing cocaine, after a search was executed at her residence, according to Auburn Police. The search was conducted Friday morning at 52 Osborne Street, by Auburn Police, the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force, the Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the United States Drug Enforcement... more

Trumansburg teacher under investigation for inappropriate relationship with student

Christine Ibert, an English teacher at Charles. O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg, is currently under investigation by state police after allegedly carrying on an inappropriate relationship with one of her students for at least a year. Ibert, who is in her mid-40s, was put on paid administrative leave on Oct. 6 of this year, according to the minutes of... more

Inside the FLX: Canandaigua City Manager John Goodwin talks his role, city’s growth, & more (podcast)

On Episode #88 of the Inside the FLX Podcast the recently-hired Canandaigua City Manager John Goodwin was in-studio talking about his experience, background, and giving listeners an update on things happening in the city. Watch the podcast below or listen to the audio-only version above: . more

Geneva will auction off two city-owned residential properties

Interested in buying a house in the city? The city is planning to auction off two vacant residential properties it has acquired through a tax foreclosure process. The properties are: • 182 South West St. — The house will be shown to prospective bidders from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 20. The auction of that property will be 10 a.m.... more

Deputies: Romulus man was drunk during crash

On December 13th around 8:20 pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Bromka Road near Log City Road. The vehicle’s operator, Daniel M. Barton, 53, of Romulus was eastbound on Bromka Road when he crashed into the ditch. Upon further investigation Deputies determined that Barton was intoxicated, and was arrested for DWI. Sheriff’s Deputies issued... more

Environmental oversight to decline sharply in NY, PA with gutting of EPA, officials say

If you're counting on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the future to police polluters, enforce regulations and pay for protection for clean air and water, brace yourselves for change. As part of his bid to "Make America Great Again," President Donald Trump wants to shrink the federal environmental watchdog agency to a level it hasn't seen since the 1970s.... more
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