Thompson Health doctor among those charged in Wayne Co. prostitution investigation

Six men were charged on Wednesday with third-degree patronizing a person for prostitution after a town of Ontario resident tipped off Wayne County sheriff’s deputies about an ad on a social media website. The tip lead deputies to Backpage.com and an ad posted by a female, unidentified by police, who was soliciting money for sex in the Ontario area. FingerLakes1.com... more

del Lago update: Casino has second-best week since opening

del Lago Resort & Casino just had one of it’s best weeks ever. The casino has only been open for a couple of months, but del Lago achieved its second-best week since opening on February 1st, according to filing with New York State. The third week of April saw pre-tax revenues over $3.4 million, which was the second-highest gross gaming... more

Sen. Helming to tour homes, businesses along Lake Ontario dealing with flooding

On Saturday, New York State Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) will join local officials in Wayne County to visit homes and businesses, which have been dealing with a raised flood threat as Lake Ontario continues to rise. Sen. Helming will be joined by Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors and Sodus Town Supervisor Steve LeRoy, and Village of Sodus... more

Bloomfield fire under investigation; auto repair shop a ‘total loss’

An auto repair shop in East Bloomfield was destroyed by a fire early Friday morning. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded, along with several local fire departments to 6756 State Routes 5&20 in Bloomfield to Bloomfield Autobody and Repair for a working structure fire. Deputies arrived on scene to find approximately 30 foot flames coming from the... more

Cornell male singing group booted for hazing

Cornell University officials say the college’s oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals. According to the Ivy League school’s website on hazing, Cayuga’s Waiters initially were suspended two weeks into the 2016 fall semester for hazing that also included requiring... more

Arc of Seneca Cayuga names new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Arc of Seneca Cayuga formally announced that Allen Connely has been selected as the Agency’s new Executive Director. Connely will assume his new position on May 30th. He will succeed Kevin Smith, who will be stepping down after 35 years of service. Board President Mary Pat Harris said that the Board was “confident that Allen... more

Auburn Armature may lay off entire local workforce this summer

An Auburn business, which employs more than 100 people may be shutting down for good, according to documents obtained by multiple outlets. Auburn Armature Inc., an electrical equipment distributor with facilities across the state has recently been sold, though the buyer has not been identified. Through the sale, it might mean that the facility is shut down — resulting in... more

Seneca Falls man faces felony charge, plus others after burglary investigation

On Thursday at 7:14 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Kenneth M. Nierenberger, 28, of Seneca Falls following a burglary investigation. Police were called to Balsley Rd. after an apartment tenant returned home to find her apartment ransacked, items broken, and items missing. As a result of the investigation police charged Nierenberger with the misdemeanors of criminal... more

Canandaigua man airlifted after motorcycle crash

A 45-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after an accident on New Michigan Rd. The crash happened on Thursday around 1:49 pm, according to deputies. Keneth Velez, of Canandaigua was operating his motorcycle north on New Michigan Rd. when he lost control of the bike and traveled off the west shoulder of the highway. He was treated at... more

Weedsport woman admits stealing nearly $200,000 through tax, power of attorney fraud

A Weedsport woman has admitted to stealing nearly $200,000 by filing false tax reports and abusing her power of attorney. Last year, Susan King, 53, was charged with five felonies: two counts of first-degree offering false instruments, two counts of repeated failure to file taxes, and one count of second-degree grand larceny. However, on Thursday, Cayuga County Chief Assistant District... more

Red Creek mother charged with assaulting weeks-old child

State police charged a Wayne County mother after they say her 7-week-old child showed up at the hospital with broken bones. Melissa Blanchard, 22 of Red Creek, is charged with reckless assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers say the child was taken to an Oswego hospital earlier this month where he was found to have three fractures.... more

Convicted road rage killer could be paroled, hearing scheduled for June

The Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday that the NYS Parole Board will be considering parole for William LeVea, who killed Christopher Spack in a violent DWI crash after chasing and ramming the victim’s truck multiple times on November 20th, 2009. The public has one week to submit objections and statements in opposition LeVea’s release. The process now... more

Seneca Falls man arrested after investigation into sale of Fentanyl

Deputies in Seneca County arrested a Seneca Falls man on two drug charges after an investigation into the sale of fentanyl on April 11th. Fentanyl is a highly addictive and dangerous synthetic opiate which is commonly sold as an alternative to heroin and has resulted in many fatal overdoses nationwide. On April 24th at approximately 7:30 pm deputies arrested Derek... more

GREENIDGE LAWSUIT DENIED: Judge deems approval process was ‘proper’

Acting State Supreme Court Justice William Kocher has dismissed a lawsuit brought by opponents over the reopening of the Greenidge Generation power plant on Seneca Lake. Kocher heard oral arguments Jan. 24. His decision was dated April 21 and received by lawyers for both sides this week. The seven-page decision states that the Sierra Club, the Committee to Preserve the... more

High water on Lake Ontario: Who’s to blame?

The waters of Lake Ontario, already at their highest point in a quarter-century, are continuing to rise. Shoreline property is flooding and erosion is worsening — and the lake level is expected to go up at least another four inches and quite possibly more by mid-summer. In Monroe County, the Lake Ontario shore is lined with modest cottages, palatial homes... more

Auburn Deputy Police Chief who pleaded guilty to DWAI will return to work next week

The Deputy Police Chief who was suspended after his arrest earlier this month will return to work next week. Roger Anthony, 44, will return to his role as deputy police chief Wednesday, according to Jeff Dygert, the Auburn City Manager. Anthony has been on administrative leave without pay after being arrested on April 1st in the town of Aurelius. “The... more

Wegmans hash browns recalled for ‘golf ball materials’

Wegmans’ hash browns are the latest to be recalled for, of all things, potentially having “golf ball materials”. According to Wegmans’ website, the company’s O’Brien Hash Browns 28 oz. bags are being recalled because “they may contain golf ball materials.” The company says the affected products have UPC code 07789036523, a “Best By” date of October 2017 and production code... more

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... more
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