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High waters and flooding pose challenges as first responders tend to emergencies along Lake Ontario

High waters and flooding pose challenges as first responders tend to emergencies along Lake Ontario
High water levels and flooding are threatening more than just houses and shoreline. Lake Ontario’s rising levels are also impacting the ability of first responders to do their jobs. Chief Peter Clarcq of the Point Pleasant Fire Department said he is worried for the people living in communities that sit along the shoreline. “The quantity of the water to the... more

Auburn Police identify ‘armed and dangerous’ bank robbery suspect with ties to Syracuse

Auburn Police identify ‘armed and dangerous’ bank robbery suspect with ties to Syracuse
Police in Auburn have released the name and photographs of a man they say robbed a bank last week. They’re looking for Dustin W. Hall, 31. “Hall is considered armed and dangerous,” police said in a news released Thursday. “The gun displayed at the bank has not been recovered.” Police say the Generations Bank on N. Seward Ave. was robbed... more

Victor names interim superintendent

Victor names interim superintendent
The Victor Board of Education has appointed an interim superintendent to lead the school district while searching for a permanent successor to Superintendent Dawn Santiago-Marullo, who is retiring in July. Veteran educator Dennis Ford was appointed Thursday night to the position while a search process continues. Ford brings 45 years of education experience to Victor, including seven years as a... more

Residents on Sodus Bay react to damage caused by lake flooding

Residents on Sodus Bay react to damage caused by lake flooding
The International Joint Commission held a conference call on Friday to address the high water crisis along Lake Ontario. Although there was speculation they would address calls to get rid of plan 2014, the plan to manage the water levels, the IJC has not yet provided details of the meeting. Meanwhile, people who live and work on the lake face... more

Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies search for missing 17-year-old

Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies search for missing 17-year-old
Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing 17-year-old teen who hasn’t been heard from since Thursday night. Alana Clark was last seen Thursday in an apartment on Sohnalloway Road in Lyons with her stepmother Michelle Clark and another person, Megan Camp, also known as Alex Carter Michelle told Alana’s father... more

Garlock proposes discharge permit modifications, comment sought

Garlock proposes discharge permit modifications, comment sought
The state Department of Environmental Conservation will accept written public comments until July 12 on proposed modifications to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Garlock Sealing Technologies. The company at 1666 Division St. manufactures a range of rubber-sealing products. It discharges treated industrial wastewater, stormwater, non-contact cooling water and boiler blowdown into Red Creek, a Class C water... more

As lake flood damage worsens, previously quiet Canadians emerge as critics of IJC

As lake flood damage worsens, previously quiet Canadians emerge as critics of IJC
As homeowners along the south shore of an elevated Lake Ontario braced for a new round of winds bringing the potential for flooding, Canadian communities along the north shore turned up their own call for a rethinking of how lake levels are regulated, and both watched for new signs of possible change from lake managers. “Everybody’s behind giant sandbag walls,”... more

Deputies have presence at Wayne HS after bullets found in parking lot

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will have an extra presence at the Wayne Central School District high school this morning as students make their way to school. The district says a handgun magazine with two bullets was found in the staff parking lot of the high school. After a district staff member found it, she immediately brought it to an... more

Bron Bohlar sentenced for role in murder of couple in Sodus

Former Texas police officer to be sentenced in connection to Sodus double murder
The former Texas police officer who was involved in a plot to murder two people in the Village of Sodus was sentenced on Thursday. Bron Bohlar will serve 1-3 years in prison on a conspiracy charge as part of a plea deal he made with the prosecution. When the plea agreement was originally reached, prosecutors said Bohlar helped Timothy Dean... more

IJC to hold conference call Friday regarding Plan 2014

IJC to hold conference call Friday regarding Plan 2014
Members of the International Joint Commission are scheduled to discuss the possibility of suspending Plan 2014. The commissioners are meeting by conference call and it’s expected to happen Friday morning. This week, we told you they’re considering going back to Plan 1958 which is how water levels were managed on Lake Ontario for decades. Read more from WHEC-TV more

Deputies: Geneva man threatened person with handgun, charged with felony DWI

Deputies: Geneva man threatened person with handgun, charged with felony DWI
A Geneva man was arrested on several felony charges after he allegedly threatened another person with a handgun. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 11th at approximately 9:32 p.m. deputies arrested Alex M. Deyulio, 23, of Geneva following a traffic stop. Deyulio was charged with felony DWI due to a previous conviction, felony operating a motor vehicle... more

New York puts end to religious exemptions for vaccines

NY ends religious exemptions to vaccine mandates
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation eliminating a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democrat signed the bill Thursday soon after it was approved by lawmakers. Similar exemptions are allowed in 46 states, though lawmakers in several of them are also considering the elimination of... more

Lyons man charged with rape, sex abuse following investigation

Lyons man charged with rape, sex abuse following investigation
A Lyons man has been arrested on rape and sex abuse charges following an investigation. Authorities say Clayton Bardin, 51, was charged with two counts of rape, sexual abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child. Additional details of the investigation were not released. He was arraigned this week at the Wayne County Jail. To have the latest updates, information,... more

Sodus Point homeowners brace for next round of high winds

Sodus Point homeowners brace for next round of high winds
Homeowners along a thin strip of land near Sodus Point fear the next surge of strong waves could take out their homes. High lake levels have already separated a portion of the land. On the other side is a thin stretch of land with homes called Crescent Beach. For many, flood waters are already up to people’s homes. And some... more

Update to contract with Auburn, ambulance company still pending

Update to contract with Auburn, ambulance company still pending
Since 2006, TLC Emergency Medical Services has been providing ambulance services to Auburn under a public-private partnership. Thursday, as part of a request for increased rates, the company presented rising costs in the medical industry to the city council. Lon Fricano, TLC’s director of operations, said the cost for medical equipment like drugs, EpiPens and gasoline have risen. He said... more

Another delay for Farmington solar project decision

Another delay for Farmington solar project decision
Once again the Smith family is looking at a delay in the planning board’s decision on whether a requested variances will be passed on the proposed 7.3 megawatt solar farm on their property. According to the minutes of the June 5th planning board meeting, Delaware River Solar will not have their Geotechnical report delivered to the planning for another six... more

Seneca Supervisors reaffirm support for Cayuga Lake monitoring

Seneca Supervisors reaffirm support for Cayuga Lake monitoring
Cayuga Lake, which borders Seneca County on the east, is the source of drinking water for the town of Seneca Falls and the Cayuga County villages of Cayuga, Union Springs and Aurora. Like other Finger Lakes, it faces challenges from hydrilla and harmful algal blooms in an effort to maintain a high level of water quality. The Cayuga Lake Watershed... more

Seneca Falls man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Seneca Falls man pleads guilty to child porn charge
A Seneca Falls man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Matthew Urquhart, 32, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a lifetime of post-release supervision and a possible $250,000 fine. Prosecutors say Urquhart was trading child pornography from his Seneca Falls home. A search of two residences he lived in at the time turned up images... more
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