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Palmyra mothers, bound by grief and resolve, work for justice

Three Palmyra mothers, reeling from an unthinkable loss, are now fighting to be heard. Carol Bauer, Elaine Hartnagel and Nancy Lewis and are the mothers and grandmothers of 17-month-old Curtis Rizzo and 15-year-old Cindy Lewis. Chad Campbell was 15 years old when he confessed to killing both of them in 1990. Because of his age, Campbell was given the maximum... more

Senator Helming to honor 16 women from Wayne-Finger Lakes region

Senator Pam Helming recently announced the 16 nominees for New York State Senate Woman of Distinction recognition from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. This award recognizes the outstanding work of extraordinary women from our region and throughout New York State, with one honoree selected from each State Senate District. “Our community is fortunate to have so many remarkable women whose lives,... more

Sheriff, doctor outline opioid problems in Wayne County

The conference room at the Palmyra Library was filled to capacity Monday night with people wanting to learn more about the opioid crisis in Wayne County and the Finger Lakes region. Sponsored by the Citizens’ Response Network of Wayne County, the panel forum featured Wayne County Sheriff and New York State Sheriffs Association President Barry Virts; Dr. Charles Morgan, medical... more

Wayne 911 dispatcher helps caller through birth in Palmyra

The Wayne County 911 Center reports that a dispatcher helped deliver a baby on Monday around 8:53 a.m. The 911 Center received a call from an individual reporting that his girlfriend was in labor. Acting quickly, Wayne County Dispatcher Matthew Bixby performed Emergency Medical Dispatch instructions to help the caller deliver his child. Officials said they were honored that Supervisor... more

Convicted for Palmyra double murders, Chad Campbell coming up for parole

He was sentenced to serve life in prison after his conviction in the August 1990 double murders of 15-year-old Palmyra-Macedon Central School classmate, Cindy Lewis, and the 17-month-old boy she was babysitting, Curtis Rizzo. The community held its breath in the days before the bodies were discovered. Chad Campbell, 14 years old at the time, even helped in the search... more

Palmyra man jailed after speeding, reckless driving on SR 96 in Victor

Deputies say a Palmyra man was sent to the Ontario County Jail after a traffic stop for reckless driving and speeding in Victor on Thursday around 11 a.m. Michal F. Caldarelli, 56, of Palmyra was charged with speeding, driving left of the pavement markings, reckless driving and passing a red light after an incident on State Route 96 in Victor.... more

14 Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball teams heading to Sectional semifinals (W-FL round-up 2/24)

Saturday was a big day for Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball teams as teams from the three leagues finished the night with an amazing 11 wins and just 2 losses. Fourteen teams from the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues will head to the semifinal round of the Section V boys and girls tournaments. Updated brackets from each classification along with details... more

Whitman, Lyons boys advance, Midlakes girls roll into semis (W-FL round-up 2/23)

The quarterfinal round of the Section V boys and girls postseason tournament began on Friday night and saw five Wayne-Finger Lakes teams eliminated. On the boys side, Lyons would advance with a win in their final game at the Atwood Gymnasium of the season and the Marcus Whitman Wildcats defeated LeRoy by 1 on a last second three-pointer from Riley... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Pal-Mac faces undefeated Midlakes in Section V Class B quarterfinals on FL1 Sports

Alaina Forbes, Cara Walker, Macy Kisner and the rest of Coach Nate Rich’s undefeated Midlakes varsity girls basketball team are trying to win their school’s first Sectional title since 1975. Standing in their way is a tough, fellow Finger Lakes East opponent in Pal-Mac who will be playing at full strength for the first time since late January. The winner... more

Second night of Sectionals opening round sees 13 W-FL teams advance (W-FL round-up 2/21)

The opening round of Sectional play is complete and the quarterfinal match-ups are set for the boys and girls Section V basketball postseason tournaments. Of the 42 Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls teams that are competing amongst Section V opponents, just 19 are still alive. Check out all the results from Wednesday night’s games in each classification below… – Looking... more

First round of Sectional basketball underway for boys & girls in Section V (W-FL round-up 2/20)

First round games in the 2018 Section V boys and girls tournaments were contested on Tuesday night across the region with many Wayne-Finger Lakes teams advancing to the quarterfinals, and others seeing their season come to an end. Check out all the results by classification below along with Wednesday night’s schedule. FL1 Sports will bring you live coverage of two... more

Wayne clips Penn Yan to secure Finger Lakes East Championship (W-FL round-up 2/15)

Wayne junior Logan Blankenberg tipped in an offensive rebound with 5.4 seconds remaining to give the Eagles a 52-50 lead over host Penn Yan on the season’s final night on Thursday evening. Then Penn Yan senior Desmond Battin missed an open runner in the lane as time expired to give the Wayne Eagles the outright Finger Lakes East league championship.... more

Deputies: Palmyra man possessed pills, charged with DWAI after traffic stop

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 28-year-old Palmyra man following a traffic stop on State Route 21 in Manchester. Deputies say that James F. Merkley, 28, of Palmyra was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs. During the traffic stop deputies observed Merkley to be impaired by drugs, and located several... more

State Police: Marion woman drove drunk with child in car

State Police say a 25-year-old Marion woman was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the car after a traffic stop on State Route 21 in Palmyra. Alissa L. Wheaton, 25, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than 0.08 percent, moving from... more

Police: Traffic stop leads to DWI charge for Sodus Point man

A Sodus Point man faces DWI charges after a traffic stop that happened on Mud Lane in the Town of Sodus on February 8th. State Police say Frank W. Grosz, 32, was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than 0.08 percent, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor... more

State Police: Palmyra man with two previous DWI convictions arrested again

On Tuesday state police in Lyons arrested a 31-year-old Palmyra man on felony driving while intoxicated charges after his vehicle was located off of Schilling Road. Police were called to the report of a car off the road in Palmyra where they located Drew M. Williams, 31, of Palmyra — who they say was intoxicated. He was charged with felony... more

Wayne clinches share of East title; Bloomfield girls win FL West; Midlakes completes perfect regular season (W-FL round-up 2/13)

With just two days remaining in the Section V boys and girls basketball regular season, several Wayne-Finger Lakes wrapped up their schedule on Tuesday night. The Midlakes girls varsity team has been the story of the season, having clinched the Finger Lakes East title over the weekend, completed their regular season with a perfect 20-0 record after defeating Pal-Mac 58-49... more
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