SEARCH ENDS FOR MISSING TODDLER: Sodus investigation continues but Joy Rd. farm cleared (video)

Sunday PM: Search for missing Owen Hidalgo-Calderon called off Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says the search for the missing 14-month-old toddler in Sodus has ended. While the child was not located, Virts says the investigation will continue and all leads will be thoroughly followed. Watch the 5 p.m. press briefing below: Saturday AM: Federal charges filed against boyfriend Alberto... more

Canandaigua PD: Victor man sold cocaine in Ontario Co.

On May 29th at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers of the Canandaigua Police Department with the assistance of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a 30-year-old Victor man for selling cocaine in Canandaigua. Cassius D. Wright, of Victor was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, according to police. It’s alleged that the defendant sold cocaine... more

‘One of New York’s greatest treasures’: Gov. Cuomo officially opens FLX Welcome Center in Geneva (video)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was in Geneva on Wednesday for the official grand opening of the new Finger Lakes Welcome Center on the shore of Seneca Lake in Geneva. As part of the announcement, Governor Cuomo also announced in 2017 New York welcomed 243.8 million visitors, who generated $67.7 billion in direct spending, breaking previous tourism records. The Finger Lakes... more

Police: 15 arrested in Steuben County for ‘smurfing’, helping to make meth

State Police investigators arrested 15 people as part of a five-month-long investigation into using allergy medicine products to help make methamphetamines. Police said each of the suspects was arrested for illegally buying “precursors” used in the production of methamphetamine. The suspects in this investigation are: -Michelle Croft, 35 -Daniel Gillespie, 40 -John Landsborough, 51 -William Landsborough, 33 -Joyce Lafave, 50... more

Eight-man football comes to Section V this fall

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association is examining if reduced-man football can be a solution where there are concerns whether schools have enough players to field a team for an entire season. The varsity Holley and Finney/Northstar coaches said the teams would have struggled to maintain the 16-player roster required by the NYPSHSAA to play 11-man football.... more

Skaneateles school superintendent resigns to take another job

Skaneateles superintendent Kenneth Slentz resigned Wednesday, the school district announced. Slentz will be taking a job at another school district, though Skaneateles withheld the name of the district until it announces it has hired Slentz, the district said. He had worked at Skaneateles for four years, having left his post as Deputy New York State Education Commissioner to come to... more

What does Tyus Battle’s return mean for Syracuse lineup?

The Syracuse basketball team is off the bubble and into the national championship conversation. On Wednesday, just hours before the NCAA’s deadline for underclassmen to either enter the NBA Draft or stay in school, Tyus Battle opted to return to Syracuse for his junior year. What does that mean for the Syracuse Orange? Syracuse.com: Read More Statement from @tyusbattle1 on... more

Pal-Mac grad Ben Reeves wins Tewaaraton Award

Yale captain Ben Reeves and junior attack Sam Apuzzo of Boston College have won the Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the most outstanding male and female college lacrosse players in the nation. Reeves closed his college career with one goal and three assists in a 13-11 victory over Duke on Monday for the national championship. He finished the season with... more

Syracuse will reportedly play Ohio State in 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Syracuse reportedly will face Ohio State in 2018’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge, per Fan Rag Sports. The Buckeyes finished the 2017-18 season with a 25-9 record, including 15-3 in the Big Ten. That earned them a fifth seed in the NCAA Tournament, where they knocked off South Dakota State before falling to Gonzaga in the round of 32. OSU lost its... more

Faculty calls on board to sign superintendent’s contract during downtown rally (video)

Positive change was the driving force behind those who turned out for Waterloo Central School District Superintendent Terri Bavis. The administrator was announced as a finalist last week for at least one other opportunity — after the Board of Education failed to sign a contract extension that was approved by a vote of 7-1. While the board said they could... more

Big push on for autism support in Rochester, Finger Lakes

After the disappearance and death of a Rochester City School District student this past March, lead partners behind the planned Golisano Autism Center held an urgent meeting. Trevyan Rowe, 14, a boy with autism, wandered away from school after getting off of his school bus March 8. His body was found the following Sunday in the Genesee River. The tragedy... more

Cayuga County GOP designates Antonacci to succeed state Sen. John DeFrancisco

Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci is the designated Republican candidate for the 50th Senate District race. Antonacci was endorsed by the Cayuga County Republican Committee Wednesday. The vote was unanimous. He already has the support of the Onondaga County Republican Committee. After the vote, Antonacci called the endorsements “a very big vote of confidence” for his campaign. “I’m excited at... more

Penn Yan dynasty rolls on with 8-6 win over Aquinas for Class D lacrosse championship

There haven’t been too many afternoons at St. John Fisher College where Penn Yan’s dynastic boys’ lacrosse team has been pushed to the limit in a Section V championship game, be it in the Class C or D tournament. But on a steamy and sunny Wednesday on the Growney Stadium turf that they have owned for years, the Mustangs got... more

Victor pulls out thrilling 10-9 double-OT victory in Class B final

This was never going to be easy for Victor, no matter how many championships it has won, no matter how many future Division I lacrosse players it has on its roster. Sure enough, in a scintillating Section V Class B championship game at St. John Fisher College Wednesday night, as good a high school game as you’ll ever see, Webster... more

State agrees to return Willard Psychiatric Center suitcase contents to families

When Willard Psychiatric Center closed in 1995, workers discovered hundreds of suitcases in the attic of an abandoned building. Many appeared untouched, looking just like they had been since their owners packed them before arriving as patients at Willard. And, many of those people never left, having died at the Seneca County facility. The suitcases were photographed and catalogued by... more

Sheriff: Alcohol a factor in fatal accident after Fayette pursuit

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports a fatal one-car accident that happened on Marshall Road in Fayette over the weekend. The accident happened on Saturday around 4 p.m. when deputies initially observed a vehicle speeding northbound on Route 96. They attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but when the vehicle pulled over to the side — it quickly took back... more

Getting a lift to the grocery store gets easier in Geneva

For many people without a car, a trip to the grocery store has been a challenge in the city. That lack of transportation means many people — especially those from neighborhoods such as the Sixth Ward — have had difficulty accessing healthy, fresh foods because the area lacks a full-service grocery store. FL Times: Read More more
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