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Penn Yan woman airlifted after crash shuts down Rt. 14A

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Deputies say a 66-year-old Penn Yan woman was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a crash on State Route 14A in Ontario County. On Thursday around 6:35 p.m. Sandra Weaver, 66, of Penn Yan was traveling west on Route 14A when her vehicle crossed over the double solid yellow line, striking an oncoming vehicle. Deputies say that while four people... more

LATEST: Pharmacy reopened at Geneva Walmart, remainder of store remains closed

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Corporate officials with Walmart say that the Geneva location's pharmacy has been reopened, despite the remainder of the store being closed after Wednesday's fire. "Although the store remains closed, we have great news! The pharmacy will be open Saturday January 25th at 9am. The pharmacy will maintain regular business hours. To get your prescriptions please enter the grocery side entrance... more

Penn Yan man released after violating court order, being arrested on felony charge

Police: Penn Yan man violates court order, charged with felony family offense, then released on appearance ticket
Police say Timothy Bennett, 51, of Penn Yan was arrested on Saturday after receiving complaint that an order of protection had been violated. Police located Bennett at the location, which was in violation of the court order. Investigation determined that Bennett had been contacted a protected party by phone, which also violated the court order. He was charged with aggravated... more

Upstate casinos haven’t been billed by NYS for $13M in fees, per Comptroller’s audit

Upstate casinos haven’t been billed by NYS for $13M in fees, per Comptroller’s audit
There are still a lot of unpaid fees among New York’s casinos. Specifically, the four casinos opened in Upstate New York owe a total of $13 million in fees. An audit, which was reported earlier this month by The Buffalo News, highlighted the issues that Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found. The costs to regulate casinos in New York State is supposed... more

Police: Drunk driver had child in car with him during two property damage accidents in Seneca Falls

Police: Drunk driver had child in car with him during two property damage accidents in Seneca Falls
Police say they arrested a 46-year-old man for DWI with a child in the vehicle after the report of two property damage accidents in Seneca Falls. Christopher Jensen, 46, of Seneca Falls was charged with DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, driving while intoxicated with a child in the car, and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say... more

Cheribundi will close Geneva plant, move to Michigan

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Cheribundi announced in a press release on Friday that its moving out of New York. Cheribundi CEO Mike Hagan said the company will start closing its manufacturing plant off Route 14A next week. That plant is in the former Tops supermarket building. The move will take one of the nation’s largest producers of tart cherry juice to Michigan. FingerLakes1.com has... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman assaulted roommate with horseshoe

Police: Seneca Falls woman assaulted roommate with horseshoe
Police arrested a 52-year-old Seneca Falls woman on several charges after she assaulted her roommate during a dispute. Tokyo George, 52, of Seneca Falls was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and assault. She’s accused of punching her roommate in the face several times, and striking the victim with a decorative horseshoe. The victim was treated at the... more

Police: Seneca Falls teen charged with unlawful imprisonment

Police: Seneca Falls teen charged with unlawful imprisonment
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of an 18-year-old man following a domestic incident. Login Malchoff, 18, of Seneca Falls is accused of breaking property that belonged to another person. Police say he also failed to let the victim leave the residence. He was charged with unlawful imprisonment and criminal mischief. The charges will be answered at a... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Allen Connely discusses local ARC merger and newly-named Mozaic (podcast)

LIVE AT 8:30 AM: Allen Connelly discusses local ARC merger on Inside the FLX (podcast)
This week on Inside the FLX Allen Connely, CEO of the newly-named MOZAIC (formerly known as the Cayuga-Seneca ARC and Yates ARC) is in-studio discussing the merger that brought on the new name. He talks about the work that went into the change, and how it’s impacting the services provided by the organization. Listen to the episode above, or watch... more

UPDATE: One dead after three-car wreck on Rt. 318 in Seneca County

Serious two-car crash reported on SR 318 in Junius
Sheriff Tim Luce has provided new information about the fatal crash on Route 318 Thursday in Junius. He says that around 2 p.m. deputies responded to a three-car crash. First responders from around Northern Seneca County responded and assisted with mutual aid. A vehicle operated by Marianne White, 70, of Auburn was traveling west on Route 318 when she was... more

Police investigate early-morning stabbing in Ithaca

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One person was hospitalized after a stabbing during the early-morning hours on Friday. Police say that around 2:13 a.m. they responded to a reported stabbing inside a building on West State Street in Ithaca. Officers located a victim upon arrival, and began rendering medical aid until EMS arrived. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a regional hospital... more

Sloppy weekend coming up: Mix of rain, ice, and snow for the Finger Lakes

Sloppy weekend coming up: Mix of rain, ice
The weekend forecast is looking active, but not in the way some forecasters though it might shape up. Snow lovers are sure to be disappointed with the forecast, as it has changed over to mostly-rain. A storm system will approach late-Friday and early-Saturday – bringing with it rain, and some mixed accumulation. By the time Sunday comes around – wet... more

Police: Penn Yan man charged with harassment

Police: Penn Yan man charged with harassment
Police arrested a 51-year-old Penn Yan man following an investigation into a physical altercation. Timothy Bennett, 51, is accused of subjecting another person to unwanted physical contact during an incident in the village. Bennett was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with harassment. Police say he was arraigned and released. To have the latest delivered to your smartphone... more

Man accused of holding knife to girlfriend’s throat at Wayne County motel

Troopers say they arrested a 32-year-old in Wayne County after he held a knife to his girlfriend’s throat. Joseph Schutt, 32, was taken into custody at the Budget Inn around 2:15 a.m. The motel is located in the town of Ontario. Troopers say he took a mixture of cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl and meth. They note that Schutt had to... more

Another deadly snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County

Another fatal snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County
Crews in Cayuga County responded to a second fatal snowmobile accident this week on Thursday in the town of Conquest. First responders were called to 1058 Spring Lake Road around 5 p.m. for the report of a snowmobile accident. Reports indicated initially that the vehicle crashed into a piece of farm equipment. Troopers say Michael Hall, 55, of Cato lost... more

Tax cap will lower for school districts, adding pressure to budgeting

Tax cap will lower for school districts, adding pressure to budgeting
The tax cap is getting lower … at least a little bit for the time being. A slight decrease to the property tax cap for school districts is falling a little bit for the upcoming fiscal year. It will be lowered from 2% to 1.81% this summer. That means budget officers in local school districts are having to consider ways... more

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors considered a resolution to impose an occupancy tax of up to three percent (3%) on lodging facilities of three rooms or less.  Currently, New York’s tax code exempts these facilities from the occupancy tax. According to the resolution, Ontario County’s tourism promotion agency is proposing the occupancy tax change to “level the... more

Sonnenberg will get $500,000 more for Gibson St. entrance

Sonnenberg will get $500,000 more for Gibson St. entrance
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park has received added state funding. The award is worth $500,000, which will go toward a new gateway that will move the park’s entrance to Gibson Street. Sonnenberg Executive Director David Hutchings says he expects the project to move forward, as it has received community support. The plan was unveiled in May 2018. The... more
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