Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone
New York State passed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements in June. In Ithaca, where vaccination rates are low in several schools, public health advocates and school administrators are hopeful that the new law will improve community immunity. Some parents who were previously granted religious exemptions, however, say they may pull their kids out of school rather than... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Child in stable condition after being hit by a car in Danby

Child in stable condition after being hit by a car in Danby
State Police say a 9-year-old is in stable condition after they were struck by a vehicle in Danby Wednesday night. The incident happened around 5:13 p.m. on Coddington Road near German Cross Road in the town of Danby. “An investigation revealed that a woman from Brooktondale operating a 2008 Toyota Prius was traveling east on Coddington Road when she struck... more

Rt. 96 temporarily closed after tractor-trailer overturns

Rt. 96 closed in Tompkins after tractor-trailer overturns
Transportation officials say State Route 96 in Tompkins County was closed between Heisey and Eastman Hill roads due to an overturned tractor-trailer. First responders were reportedly on-scene, but additional details were unavailable. The closure was expected to last upwards of 2 hours. However, the roadway re-opened before noon. The 2700 block of Rt. 96B/Danby Rd is closed due to a... more

Bail set as Dryden man charged with rape prepares for second trial

Bail set as Dryden man charged with rape prepares for second trial
Bail was set Monday morning for a Dryden man who is preparing for a second trial on rape and sex abuse charges after a 2016 conviction landed him in prison for the past two years. Jeffrey Horton, 56, is getting a new trial after the appellate division determined that a woman considered for a juror used language that indicated that... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Elmira man leads police on chase; gets stuck in snow in Tompkins Co.

An Elmira man is facing multiple charges after he fled police, leading deputies on a pursuit in Newfield. Deputies say that they attempted to stop a GMC pickup truck on March 19th around 3:23 am when the vehicle fled from deputies and drop onto the railroad tracks near Hillview Rd. The truck drove down the tracks and eventually was stuck... more

NOT GUILTY: Man accused of murder at Ithaca Walmart ruled ‘competent enough’ to stand trial

He’s competent to stand trial and has pleaded not guilty. Justin Barkley, who is accused of killing a man in the Ithaca Walmart parking lot in December has been found competent to stand trial, according to the Ithaca Voice. The 38-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and menacing a police officer after he allegedly shot at officers. He did... more

Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

After officials released information outlining the possibility of eight overdoses in a short period of time — Ithaca and Tompkins County added another potential two overdoses to that list. Heroin has become one of the biggest, if not the outright biggest fight that local and state officials are trying to combat. The Ithaca Voice has extended coverage on the recent... more

Man charged with DWI after speeding in Ithaca

On January 21st around 1:50 am deputies in Tompkins County arrested a Spencer resident after he was found to be driving while intoxicated. Corbin E. Boisvert, 29, of Spencer was stopped in his Toyota Prius on Danby Road in Ithaca for speeding. When deputies investigated they found that the vehicle was suspended and had no insurance. Boisvert was charged with... more

Danby man turns himself in after violating protection order in Tompkins Co.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 2nd at 6:15 pm deputies were called to an unnamed address in Danby for a domestic incident. The victim reported that Russell T. Gochenaur, 49, of Danby entered her property and drove a vehicle out of the driveway, all while a full stay away order of protection existed preventing him from... more