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TWICE THE TRAGEDY: Sodus HS suffers another loss after student murdered in Newark

After a Friday night stabbing, the community of Sodus has been left reeling. Newark Police say that Zachary Dwello, a Sodus resident and senior at Sodus High School was stabbed multiple times near Perkins Park in Newark. There wasn’t any word on why Dwello may have been there, but he did manage to call 911 himself. Dwello was taken to... more

Honeoye’s Marble scores 1,000th; Red Creek girls slam ER (W-FL round-up 12/6)

The first full night of Finger Lakes West boys varsity basketball action had everything fans of the league could hope for. Two games decided by one possession and a Honeoye Bulldog scoring his 1,000th point. The Honeoye Bulldogs won their first game of the season on Wednesday night, travelling to southern Yates County to defeat Dundee, 45-36 in overtime. Dundee... more

Clyde-Savannah & ER open with league wins; Red Jacket deals South Seneca girls first loss (W-FL round-up 12/5)

Clyde-Savannah opened up their season and their Wayne County league slate with a convincing 80-45 win over Red Creek. Also hitting the court for the first time, East Rochester hosted Sodus and sent the Spartans packing with a 53-39 win behind 17 points and 20 rebounds from John Lexer. Also in Wayne County boys action, Marion won their second straight... more

‘Achilles heel’ begins to surface on Lake Ontario

What one expert calls the “Achilles' heel” of the controversial plan for regulating Lake Ontario water levels is revealing itself for the first time this fall. The lake is high — at a near-record high level for this time of year — because the new regulatory system, Plan 2014, dictates that it be that way. The water is likely to... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: New season of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball tips-off (podcast)

The 2017-18 local high school basketball season is underway and FingerLakes1.com will have full coverage, live game webcasts and your weekly round-up every Sunday morning on the Upstate Hoops Podcast. Our season premiere went live on Sunday morning with your host Jim Sinicropi and in-studio analysis from Lyons varsity boys head coach Zac Young and first year Mynderse varsity boys... more

Sheriff: Sodus passenger signed false statement after driver fled

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Sodus man for making a false written statement following an incident earlier this year. The arrest followed an investigation into an incident that occurred on April 7th, 2017 that took place in Sodus. Deputies say that Dion A. Brown, 38 of Newark Street, was a passenger in a vehicle that... more

Balloon launch to remember murdered Sodus teen

Friends and family will come together today to remember the Sodus teen killed earlier this month. Police say 17-year-old Alyssa Taft was killed by her ex-boyfriend, 19-year-old David Knight-Hollis on November 3. Taft was a senior at Sodus Central High School. Knight-Hollis is charged with second degree murder and is being held in jail without bail. A balloon launch will... more

Sodus man accused of requesting nude photos of teen

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says a 28-year-old Sodus man is facing charges after an investigation was launched into interactions between him and a 16-year-old teen. John R. Fuller, 28, of Sodus was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly had conversations with a girl on Facebook Messenger during the month of September, in which he... more

Trump declares ‘disaster’ in Wayne County, but omits Cayuga, Monroe

President Donald Trump has declared a federal disaster for the communities impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario this year. More funding will be available to the state, as well as eligible tribal and local governments for work and efforts to repair damage. It was a request made by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, who signed legislation providing $45 million... more

Lake Ontario flooding takes center stage at Town Hall

Senator Pam Helming, in partnership with Senator Tom O’Mara, Chair of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee, and Assemblyman Bob Oaks, last night hosted a public hearing to examine the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 and its impacts on local communities. The hearing, which drew over 150 people to Wayne High School’s Performing Arts Center in Ontario Center, comes in the... more

Sheriff: Ontario man kicked a police officer during arrest

Deputies in Wayne County say an Ontario man faces a number of charges after allegedly kicking a police officer. Sheriff Barry Virts says Brice Houch, 26, was stopped on Rt. 104 in Williamson on Election Day after having allegedly being involved in a disturbance. The incident took place in Sodus, and according to deputies, allegedly involved a gun. During the... 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

SODUS TRAGEDY: Family recounts another Taft slaying, GoFundMe established for HS senior

A pair of GoFundMe campaigns for Alyssa Taft, the 17-year-old Sodus High School senior tragically killed by her ex-boyfriend have been established. “She went there thinking she would have money paid back that was owed,” explained Sheriff Barry Virts, telling a room full of reporters what led to the vicious killing. “Her refusal was unacceptable.” The... more

NYS investigating death at Sodus nursing home

The death of a Wayne County man at a Sodus nursing home has prompted an investigation, according to officials. When Wayne Tuper began suffering from dimentia, his family made a difficult decision that isn’t unusual. The 80-year-old was placed into the care of Blossom View Nursing Home in September. The facility, located in Sodus, is now under investigation following the... more

K&D Disposal truck crashes in Sodus; driver transported to Strong Hospital

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announced the investigation of a one-car personal injury incident, which took place on South St. in Sodus. Sheriff Virts reports that Douglas Lanning, 48, of Palmyra was operating a K&D Garbage Disposal truck heading north on South St. in Sodus when he allegedly was pushed by a strong gust of wind into the east shoulder... 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
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