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Drivers split on prospects of cashless tolls along NYS Thruway

Drivers split on prospects of cashless tolls along NYS Thruway
Cashless tolling is coming for the New York State Thruway, Governor Cuomo announced. The governor’s office says the Thruway Authority Board of Directors selected a Design-Build team which will work to install cashless tolling along the Thruway. The cashless tolls are expected to be in place by 2020. Cashless tolling is currently in place in the lower Hudson Valley Region... more

NY moving forward with cashless tolling along Thruway

NY moving forward with cashless tolling along Thruway
The New York State Thruway Authority has approved a $355.3 million contract that will eliminate toll booths along the entire Thruway by the end of 2020. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the selection of the design-build team. Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC will begin installing cashless tolls across the Thruway system in late summer or early fall of this year. Once... more

Motorcyclist airlifted, listed in guarded condition after Ontario County crash

Motorcyclist airlifted, listed in guarded condition after Ontario County crash
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 66-year-old Buffalo resident was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle crash on Route 20A in the Town of Bristol on Sunday. Deputies say that Michael Wilkins, 66, was traveling west on Rt. 20A when he struck a deer. He was ejected from the bike and suffered a broken wrist. As... more

Troopers cracking down on speeding vehicles during ‘Speed Week’

Troopers cracking down on speeding vehicles during ‘Speed Week’
This week, New York State Police will be cracking down on speeders. The “Speed Week” campaign kicked off Thursday around the state and will last through June 12. Troopers will be keeping an extra-vigilant eye out for people driving above the speed limit, as well as those who ignore the Move Over Law. In a statement, Governor Cuomo said, “We... more

Donations sought for Sodus family after home destroyed, two remain hospitalized by unlicensed driver

Three hurt, including child after car crashes into Sodus apartment building
Witnesses and victims of the crash at an apartment building in Sodus Saturday evening are speaking out about their experience. Willie Dan Nash Jr., 21, of Newark was arrested on multiple charges – including second-degree assault, criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident, and operating without a license after his vehicle crashed through the apartment building along West Main... more

Deputies: Lyons motorcyclist had cocaine in his system at time of wreck on SR 31

Deputies: Lyons motorcyclist had cocaine in his system at time of wreck on SR 31
Deputies say that a motorcyclist from Lyons was charged with operating under the influence of drugs following an investigation into a crash along State Route 31 on April 13th. William Watson, 49, is accused of failing field sobriety tests after the crash along Route 31. Deputies say a blood sample was obtained, which determined that there was cocaine in his... more

Teen charged with DWAI drugs after Williamson crash

Teen charged with DWAI drugs after Williamson crash
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Marion teen following an investigation into a crash in the Town of Williamson on June 2nd. Deputies charged Alex J. Cantwell, 18, for driving while ability impaired by drugs, and ticketed him on several other charges following a crash on State Route 21. After the crash Cantwell was transported to... more

Teen drivers face their ‘100 Deadliest Days’ on the road

Teen drivers face their ‘100 Deadliest Days’ on the road
Motorists — especially the youngest drivers — are in the danger zone. The roughly three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has historically seen a rise in fatal accidents involving teen drivers, since they’re out of school and driving more — leading AAA to label these late-spring and summer months “The 100 Deadliest Days.” Nearly 3,500 people have been... more

Lawmakers expected to pass limo safety bill following Schoharie crash

Lawmakers expected to pass limo safety bill following Schoharie crash
A package of bills meant to bolster limousine safety in New York is advancing through the state Senate and could be approved in the coming weeks, Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Tim Kennedy said Thursday in an interview. The bills were approved by Kennedy’s committee earlier in the day. Several will be ticketed for the Senate Finance Committee. “The vast majority... more

Moravia man dies after Friday crash in Southern Cayuga County

Moravia man dies after Friday crash in Southern Cayuga County
A Moravia man injured in a car-pedestrian crash in southern Cayuga County Friday has died. W.E. Wade Sons Inc. Funeral & Cremation Service posted on its Facebook page that Charles J. Baildon, 87, of Moravia, died Sunday at University Hospital, Syracuse, "from injuries as a result of a car-pedestrian accident." The Citizen: Read More more

Deputies investigate fatal Wayne County crash

Deputies investigate fatal Wayne County crash
A fatal crash in the Town of Savannah late-Sunday left a resident from Waterloo; and another from Rose dead. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle was traveling on Savannah Spring Road when it left the roadway, struck a guard rail, and bridge abutment. It eventually came to rest in Crusoe Creek, according to deputies. Two involved – identified... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman airlifted after crash at busy intersection

Police: Seneca Falls woman airlifted after crash at busy intersection
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports that one person was airlifted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse following a two-car crash at the intersection of State Route 414 and North Road on Sunday. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. when a vehicle being operated by Frances C. Riccione, 88, of Seneca Falls failed to stop at a steady red signal... more

VIDEO: Police release body cam footage showing Jim Boeheim after fatal 690 crash

Police body cam shows Coach Jim Boeheim after fatal 690 crash
Police body cam footage of the night Jim Boeheim fatally struck Jorge Jimenez was obtained by Syracuse.com. Jimenez died when he crossed I-690 February 21, 2019 with three others in his party after their car spun out of control in icy conditions–and Boeheim swerved to avoid the car resting against a traffic barrier. . more

Part of Loop Rd. closed in Auburn

How to protect your car from hail damage
The portion of Loop Road in Auburn behind the Nolan Block and along the Owasco River will be temporarily closed, said Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason Wednesday. Final paving to the road is expected to last one to two days, depending on the weather. Starting Thursday, traffic will be detoured around the block until the roadwork is finished. The Citizen:... more

Driver in fatal Dryden crash charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter

Driver in fatal Dryden crash charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has charged the driver in a fatal crash in Dryden with driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter. In an update, the sheriff’s office identified Annabelle Liz, 21, of Brooklyn, as the driver. She was charged with DWI, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony, unsafe lane change, and speeding. Ithaca Voice: Read More more

USPS truck driver airlifted after serious crash in E. Bloomfield

USPS truck driver airlifted after serious crash in E. Bloomfield
A USPS truck driver was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a serious crash in East Bloomfield on Saturday. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m., according to State Police, who said the accident happened at the intersection of State Route 5&20 and Cannan Road. Troopers say the driver of the USPS truck stopped at the intersection, and failed to see... more
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