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Sheriff: Galen teen struck ex-boyfriend with a broom handle during dispute

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Galen teen following an incident where she allegedly struck her ex-boyfriend with a metal broom handle in the face. Deputies say Mariah A. Luyando, 18, of Galen had a verbal argument with her ex-boyfriend, and during the incident she became violent and struck him in the face with a broom... 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

Michael Calarco wins big in Wayne DA race

Michael Calarco said during the campaign that experience was the difference between he and his opponent, David Fulvio, in the race for Wayne County district attorney. On Tuesday, the voters agreed. Calarco, running on the Democratic and Conservative lines, handily defeated Fulvio, a Republican. Calarco finished with 9,574 votes in unofficial results posted on the county website just before 1... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Wayne County

A contested District Attorney’s race in Wayne County highlights an active year for local, municipal races. Sodus Point will elect a village mayor just months after historic flooding ravaged the Lake Ontario coastline. Walworth will elect a new Town Supervisor, as well. While the only Democratic Supervisor in Wayne County, Kenan Baldridge, will run unopposed. The biggest issue, by far,... more

Wayne sheriff’s association endorses Calarco

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Police Officers Association-Teamsters Local 118 have endorsed Michael Calarco for district attorney. The group includes members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. FL Times: Read More more

Why so many want Joseph Amico behind bars

It was quite a surprise to Joseph Amico, age 45, of 7850 Flagler Street, City of Las Vegas, that two Wayne County Sheriff’s Officers were waiting outside a New York City Courtroom on Monday (8/14) morning, waiting to take him into custody. In a Manhattan court, Amico had been charged with making terrorist threats and Aggravated Harassment in the Second... more

Recaptured Wayne Co. Jail inmate pleads not guilty to escape charge

An inmate who escaped from the Wayne County Jail by walking out the front door denied his guilt on new charges filed against him Thursday. An attorney for Shawn Meacham, 25, entered a plea of denial for both violation of probation and escape 1st charges. According to Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, Meacham posed as an inmate who was only... more

VoteTilla to get a Taste of Wayne County at Newark event

The VoteTilla will arrive in Wayne County on Monday, July 17th as part of a week-long navigational celebrating 100 years of women’s voices and votes in New York State that will take place along the Erie Canal. With a core of five rented, 10-passenger, canal packet boats, VoteTilla will set out from Seneca Falls and travel to Rochester, finishing the... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

Deputies: Galen man accused of DWI nearly ran over mother

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 29th a Galen man was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated. Deputies arrested Aaron J. VanOpdurp, 24, of Galen after he allegedly backed down Pilgrimport Rd. in Lyons to pick up his mother who was on the side of the road, and he nearly struck her. He was charged with felony... more

Executive Director of FLX Red Cross talks Lake Ontario flooding, disaster response (podcast)

When it comes to disaster response, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross handles hundreds of events and disasters throughout the calendar year. They also spend a significant amount of time working to prevent disasters. Even training and developing core volunteer staff to respond to various disasters throughout the Finger Lakes Chapter’s six county district takes up a... 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

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Galen Historical Society to celebrate Erie Canal, women’s suffrage

Galen Historical Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Erie Canal and women’s suffrage during its quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at Brick Church Museum, 31 N. Park St., Clyde. Erie Canal Museum employee and Canal Society of New York member Bruce Schwendy will share his knowledge of the Erie Canal and sell copies of his book.... more

Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

Seneca Falls man facing charges after vehicle pursuit in Lyons

Deputies in Wayne County say a 24-year-old Seneca Falls man is facing multiple charges after a brief pursuit last week. Tyler Lambert, 24, of Seneca Falls faces charges including reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing from police and third-degree assault. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that on February 15th a deputy tried stopping a vehicle on Geneva Street in Lyons when... more

Wayne County joins others across state in search of mandate relief

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wayne County Administrator Rick House joined other officials from across the state to lobby in Albany for unfunded mandate relief. House visited the Governor’s mansion with other members of the New York State Association of Counties, which represents county leaders all across the state, to seek some relief from state mandates.... more

Lyons man charged with felony DWI after traffic stop in Galen

Deputies in Wayne County report the arrest of a Lyons man for felony driving while intoxicated. Richie A. Stokes Jr., 29, of Lyons was charged with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on State Route 414 in the Town of Galen. Stokes was subsequently charged with felony driving while intoxicated. He was arraigned in the Town of Galen Court... more
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