Tompkins County Sheriff deputy charged with rape, sex abuse

A Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputy has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual assault following an investigation into an alleged crime that happened about four years ago. Deputy Scott Walters and another man named Matthew Pinney are both facing felony charges for the Feb. 2, 2013 alleged incident that happened at a home owned by Walters on the 400... more

Duo arrested in Canandaigua for multi-county gas station card skimming scheme

Two men were arrested and charged in connection with a gas station card skimming scheme in multiple counties, including Wayne County. According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, the manager of Crosby's on E. Main Street in Palmyra found a skimmer device installed on one of its pumps last month. He determined it had captured information... more

Sodus home destroyed by fire on Friday

Multiple crews responded to a structure fire on Friday around noon. The home was located on Centenary Road, according to first responders. Flames from a wood stove reportedly spread to the living room. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Wallington and Sodus Fire Departments, Williamson Ambulance, and Red Cross are all on scene of a fire in Sodus. News 8 will... more

Sheriff: Seneca Falls woman charged with grand larceny, identity theft

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on December 8th at 10:00 am investigators arrested a Seneca Falls woman at the conclusion of a larceny investigation, which involved identity theft. Kayla M. Voit, 20, of Seneca Falls was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree identity theft, and two counts of petit larceny. Two of the four charges are Class E... more

Two Cayuga County Democrats to run for Legislature chair

Two Democrats are running for the Cayuga County Legislature's chair position, with one reaching out to the Republican minority for support. Legislators Benjamin Vitale and Patrick Mahunik, who represent Districts 3 and 12 respectively, are seeking the chairman seat with current Chairman Keith Batman announcing that he will not consider a third year. Vitale has received the majority of Democrats'... more

Geneva Town Board opposes incinerator project

The Town Board has come out against what Supervisor Mark Venuti called the “trash incinerator” proposed for the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. “The more I learn about this, the more I believe the people peddling this are totally wrong,” Venuti said. “They are making it sound like some kind of ‘green energy’ thing, and it’s the opposite.” The... more

Auburn woman arrested for dealing cocaine

An Auburn woman was arrested for dealing cocaine, after a search was executed at her residence, according to Auburn Police. The search was conducted Friday morning at 52 Osborne Street, by Auburn Police, the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force, the Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the United States Drug Enforcement... more

Environmental oversight to decline sharply in NY, PA with gutting of EPA, officials say

If you're counting on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the future to police polluters, enforce regulations and pay for protection for clean air and water, brace yourselves for change. As part of his bid to "Make America Great Again," President Donald Trump wants to shrink the federal environmental watchdog agency to a level it hasn't seen since the 1970s.... more

Deputies: Romulus man was drunk during crash

On December 13th around 8:20 pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Bromka Road near Log City Road. The vehicle’s operator, Daniel M. Barton, 53, of Romulus was eastbound on Bromka Road when he crashed into the ditch. Upon further investigation Deputies determined that Barton was intoxicated, and was arrested for DWI. Sheriff’s Deputies issued... more

Wayne County company awarded state grant to aid expansion

Wayne County company awarded state grant to aid expansion
A Wayne County company has been selected to receive a $600,000 grant from the state Regional Economic Development Council program to help with its planned $9.25 million expansion. OptiPro, at 6368 Dean Parkway, was one of three EDC grant winners from the Finger Lakes Region announced this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. OptiPro will use the money to assist in... more

Seneca Sheriff: Investigators make pair of welfare fraud arrests within an hour

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce announced the arrest of two subjects following a welfare fraud investigation. Sheriff Luce reports that on Thursday at approximately 12:53 pm investigators arrested Jeremy U. Trapp, 32, of Waterloo on three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The charges are Class E felonies, according to Luce, who reported that Trapp failed to... more

Six years later, Cayuga County awards Owasco Flats project bid

After what has seemed like never-ending delays to a project that would help reduce sediment loading into Owasco Lake, Cayuga County has some good news. The Cayuga County Legislature awarded a bid Thursday night to begin work on part of the Owasco Flats Wetland Restoration and Riparian Buffers Initiative. Divvied into two phases because there was not enough funding for... more

Despite a century of salt mining, Cargill getting local pushback on environmental issues

Cayuga Lake may not be seeing much activity on its surface lately as Ithaca’s temperatures continue to fall, but deep under the lake's shore more than 200 employees continue to operate a 13,000-acre salt mine. And, in the courtroom, things are only heating up: Environmental action group Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) — with four Tompkins County municipalities —... more

Irish Mafia Brewing Co. settles into East Bloomfield

Mark Mansfield knew he wanted his craft-brewing business to have some tie to Ireland. So Mansfield binge watched Irish movies of all sorts — new, old, funny, serious. Nothing stuck. As a vice president of corporate sales at Corsair Display Systems at the time, Mansfield, who said he is half-Irish, traveled a lot. On one business trip he was reading... more

Geneva will auction off two city-owned residential properties

Interested in buying a house in the city? The city is planning to auction off two vacant residential properties it has acquired through a tax foreclosure process. The properties are: • 182 South West St. — The house will be shown to prospective bidders from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 20. The auction of that property will be 10 a.m.... more

Donovan leads Whitman over Bloomfield; Newark holds off Geneva (W-FL round-up 12/14)

Bloomfield senior guard Pat Geitner returned to his home gymnasium on Tuesday night after scoring 50 points in the Bombers double-overtime win at Honeoye two nights ago. Waiting for Geitner and Bloomfield would be Jon Donovan and the Marcus Whitman Wildcats in a match-up of a pair of 2-0 Finger Lakes West teams in a game that would be streamed... more

Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing strongly favoring running for re-election

Tompkins County Sheriff Kenneth Lansing confirmed Thursday afternoon that he is strongly favoring running for re-election in 2018 after previously saying on multiple occasions that he would not seek the position again. "There's a lot of things going on, as you well know, that this office has supported whole heatedly…I feel that sometimes it should be my obligation, along with... more

Ontario County Sheriff’s Office honors county’s finest

Friday was a good day to be in jail. An annual gathering at the Ontario County Jail of county law enforcement, judicial system, support agency and municipal leaders honored and thanked the area’s top achievers. At the helm of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office 2017 Holiday Awards Luncheon was Sheriff Phil Povero, who presented commendations to outgoing District Attorney R.... more
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