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‘ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS’: NYSCOPBA rep blasts NYS, Cuomo after 12 hospitalized following pair of incidents at Auburn Correctional Facility

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A dozen Auburn Correctional Facility officers were hurt after a pair of attacks this month at the facility. A press release from the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association noted that the initial incident occurred on May 11th in a recreation yard. They said two inmates were being escorted by officers to their cells for disciplinary reasons... more

BMW stolen from Geneva Foreign and Sports over the weekend

BMW stolen from Geneva Foreign and Sports over the weekend
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 2012 BMW 6 Series convertible that was stolen from Geneva Foreign and Sports over the weekend. On Saturday a male suspect that was accompanied by another man driving a blue-gray Mercedes GL450 SUV got into the BMW around 4 p.m. Deputies said in a press release that the suspect then fled... more

FRESH TAKES: Bran the Broken & Brooks the Buff take their crowns (podcast)

FRESH TAKES – WATCH LIVE NOW: Bran the Broken & Brooks the Buff take their crowns (podcast)
This week on Fresh Takes, Paul Russo & Nick Felice react to the series finale of Game of Thrones & Brooks Koepka’s May major championship victory at Bethpage Black. Also, getting caught up on all the NBA & NHL play-off action and a look ahead to the biggest day of the year in motorsports with the Indy 500, Monaco GP... more

Child dies after ATV crash in Montour Falls

Child dies after ATV crash in Montour Falls
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office says an 8-year-old boy died Sunday following an ATV crash. They say the accident happened during a New York Off-Road Association Event in Montour Falls. During a race, the 8-year-old struck a tree, causing him to be ejected from the ATV. The child was pronounced dead at Schuyler Hospital. This story will be updated as... more

Police: Home health aide stole $12K+ from victims

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The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a Stanley resident, who was working as a home health aide, after thousands of dollars was stolen from two victims. Tasha N. Knaak, 27, of Stanley was charged with third-degree grand larceny on May 17th. She’s accused of stealing a total of 20 checks from a pair of victim’s in Canandaigua. Police... more

Trio charged after hit-and-run in Canandaigua

Trio charged after hit-and-run in Canandaigua
The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of several individuals following a hit-and-run accident on Saltonstall Street in the city. On May 19th at approximately 3:20 p.m. officers responded to the scene, where a vehicle had left the roadway, and struck a traffic sign. Through investigation a heavily damaged vehicle was found at a nearby gas station. Three people were... more

Ed Cox out as NY GOP leader after 10 years, heavy losses in 2018

Ed Cox out as NY GOP leader after 10 years, heavy losses in 2018
Ed Cox stepped down Monday as head of the Republican Party in New York, just months after heavy losses statewide in congressional and legislative races led to calls for a leadership change. Allies say Nick Langworthy, the longtime Erie County Republican chairman who had publicly challenged Cox for the leadership, sewed up a majority of the party’s state committee Monday morning. President Donald Trump’s 2020... more

Auburn man accused of attacking victim over beer money

Auburn man accused of attacking victim over beer money
A 38-year-old Auburn man has been accused of assaulting another person over a disagreement about who would pay for beer. Thomas Bilak, 38, is accused of punching a 37-year-old victim in the head and chest several times at his apartment in March. During that time, Bilak demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim lost consciousness several times during the incident, as... more

Deputies: Wolcott man fires semi-automatic pistol during disturbance

Deputies: Wolcott man fires semi-automatic pistol during disturbance
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Wolcott man following an investigation into a disturbance complaint on Monday. Deputies arrested Evan Lapp, 28, of Wolcott for second-degree reckless endangerment. He’s accused of firing one round from a semi-automatic pistol into the air. No one was injured, according to deputies. Lapp was issued an appearance ticket for a... more

Nearing retirement IPD Chief Pete Tyler reflects on career

With retirement looming, IPD Chief Pete Tyler reflects
Growing up one of the few black kids in Brooktondale, attending Candor schools, outgoing Ithaca Police Department chief Pete Tyler will retire from the force this month. He’s remembered as a kid who got along with everyone. His family and teachers noticed that Pete liked to help people and he excelled at sports. “I liked playing sports which brought people... more

Lawmakers tell Chamber reps that Cuomo will sign incinerator bill

Cuomo will sign incinerator bill, state lawmakers tell Seneca Chamber
Although puzzled by how long it’s taking, all three state legislators representing Seneca County are confident that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act of 2019. The bill would prohibit a trash-burning incinerator from being built on the former Seneca Army Depot in the town of Romulus. Speaking at Thursday’s Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Legislative... more

Driver in fatal Dryden crash charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter

Driver in fatal Dryden crash charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has charged the driver in a fatal crash in Dryden with driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter. In an update, the sheriff’s office identified Annabelle Liz, 21, of Brooklyn, as the driver. She was charged with DWI, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony, unsafe lane change, and speeding. Ithaca Voice: Read More more

Amid Lake Ontario flooding, MRB grows Rochester team

Amid Lake Ontario flooding, MRB grows Rochester team
A local firm has added another member to its engineering team in Rochester. MRB Group President Ryan Colvin, PE, announced the addition of Johanna Lang-Bentley, PE, to the firm’s engineering team in Rochester. Lang-Bentley is a civil engineer with extensive expertise in hydraulic and hydrodynamic engineering systems design. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Rochester in... more

Ferro Corporation of Torrey seeks to modify discharge permit

Ferro Corporation of Torrey seeks to modify discharge permit
Ferro Electronic Materials on Perry Point Road is applying for permission to modify its State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The Cleveland-based company is proposing to add chromium III and cadmium to the chemicals it can discharge into Seneca Lake. Those chemicals are part of a new production process at the facility. Ferro produces inorganic material for surface finishing of... more

Sips & Succulents along Cayuga Wine Trail will benefit breast cancer research

Sips and Succulents along Cayuga Wine Trail will benefit breast cancer research
The Cayuga Wine Trail is partnering with the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund to bring a fun event to show support for those who have been affected by breast cancer. All 14 wineries will be participating in the two-day event, which begins Saturday, June 1st. The event will continue on Sunday, June 2nd – running from 10 a.m.... more

Michele Leonard named Seneca County 2018 Dispatcher of Year

Michele Leonard named Seneca County 2018 Dispatcher of Year
During last August’s devastating flash flooding on Lower Lake Road and Lodi Point State Park, Seneca County 911 dispatcher Michele Leonard was on duty to handle the initial calls for help. Her calm professionalism and quick and informed decision making during that event led to her being chosen by Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor as the county’s 2018 Dispatcher of... more
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