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Man sought for Auburn bank robbery once accused of shooting man at Cicero party

Auburn Police identify ‘armed and dangerous’ bank robbery suspect with ties to Syracuse
A man who Auburn police say they are searching for in a bank robbery was once accused of shooting a man at a Cicero party in 2009. Hall is currently accused of robbing Generations Bank on North Seward Avenue on June 5, Auburn police detective Meagan Kalet said in a news release. Police said in the release that Hall is... more

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment
Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the venue dropped them over a missed payment of $150,000 to the racetrack. That’s written in an email to Woodstock... more

Bron Bohlar sentenced for role in murder of couple in Sodus

Former Texas police officer to be sentenced in connection to Sodus double murder
The former Texas police officer who was involved in a plot to murder two people in the Village of Sodus was sentenced on Thursday. Bron Bohlar will serve 1-3 years in prison on a conspiracy charge as part of a plea deal he made with the prosecution. When the plea agreement was originally reached, prosecutors said Bohlar helped Timothy Dean... more

Deputies: Geneva man threatened person with handgun, charged with felony DWI

Deputies: Geneva man threatened person with handgun, charged with felony DWI
A Geneva man was arrested on several felony charges after he allegedly threatened another person with a handgun. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 11th at approximately 9:32 p.m. deputies arrested Alex M. Deyulio, 23, of Geneva following a traffic stop. Deyulio was charged with felony DWI due to a previous conviction, felony operating a motor vehicle... more

New York puts end to religious exemptions for vaccines

NY ends religious exemptions to vaccine mandates
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation eliminating a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democrat signed the bill Thursday soon after it was approved by lawmakers. Similar exemptions are allowed in 46 states, though lawmakers in several of them are also considering the elimination of... more

Sodus Point homeowners brace for next round of high winds

Sodus Point homeowners brace for next round of high winds
Homeowners along a thin strip of land near Sodus Point fear the next surge of strong waves could take out their homes. High lake levels have already separated a portion of the land. On the other side is a thin stretch of land with homes called Crescent Beach. For many, flood waters are already up to people’s homes. And some... more

Update to contract with Auburn, ambulance company still pending

Update to contract with Auburn, ambulance company still pending
Since 2006, TLC Emergency Medical Services has been providing ambulance services to Auburn under a public-private partnership. Thursday, as part of a request for increased rates, the company presented rising costs in the medical industry to the city council. Lon Fricano, TLC’s director of operations, said the cost for medical equipment like drugs, EpiPens and gasoline have risen. He said... more

Seneca Supervisors reaffirm support for Cayuga Lake monitoring

Seneca Supervisors reaffirm support for Cayuga Lake monitoring
Cayuga Lake, which borders Seneca County on the east, is the source of drinking water for the town of Seneca Falls and the Cayuga County villages of Cayuga, Union Springs and Aurora. Like other Finger Lakes, it faces challenges from hydrilla and harmful algal blooms in an effort to maintain a high level of water quality. The Cayuga Lake Watershed... more

Seneca Falls man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Seneca Falls man pleads guilty to child porn charge
A Seneca Falls man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Matthew Urquhart, 32, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a lifetime of post-release supervision and a possible $250,000 fine. Prosecutors say Urquhart was trading child pornography from his Seneca Falls home. A search of two residences he lived in at the time turned up images... more

Cayuga Correctional Facility visitors arrested on drug smuggling charges

Cayuga Correctional Facility visitors arrested on drug smuggling charges
Four visitors to Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia were arrested earlier this month after allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs, including synthetic marijuana, into the prison. On June 1, state police charged Tiffany D. Franklin, 37, of Brooklyn; Shaniqua A. Huff, 29, of Utica and Kendralyne E. House, 24, of Buffalo with first-degree promotion of prison contraband. Angel L. Cruz, 29,... more

Walworth Scouts pitch-in while enjoying Lake Onatrio

Walworth Scouts pitch-in while enjoying Lake Onatrio
Boy Scout Troop 113 of Walworth were grateful to Salvatore Vittozzi, the care taker of Beechwood State Park on Maxwell Creek in Sodus. It is obvious that he has taken great care of the area: trail work, cleaning up after trespassers’ drug paraphernalia and food garbage, removing graffiti, and making it a safe place to enjoy nature. Troop 113 lent... more

IJC on Plan 2014: Changing or suspending the plan will be part of ‘a longer-term process’

IJC on Plan 2014: Changing or suspending the plan will be part of ‘a longer-term process’
It’s the best news homeowners along Lake Ontario have heard in a long time. According to the Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, the International Joint Commission is considering suspending the three-year-old plan Lake Ontario homeowners blame for their flooding. In a statement Wednesday, the IJC said it’s going to meet to look at the “performance of Plan 2014.” It says... more

Auburn driver accused of going 70 mph before pursuit with deputy

Auburn driver accused of going 70 mph before pursuit with deputy
Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a 20-year-old Auburn resident following a pursuit in Cayuga County earlier this week. On Monday, around 7:06 p.m. a road patrol deputy was stopped at the intersection of Brookside Drive and Grant Avenue in Auburn when a white passenger vehicle passed through it at a high rate of speed. The deputy estimated that... more

Police: Rochester man sold crack, fentanyl in Canandaigua

Police: Rochester man sold crack, fentanyl in Canandaigua
The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 25-year-old Rochester resident on drug charges following an investigation, which involved the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Joshual Trammell, 25, of Rochester was arrested on June 8th by members of the Canandaigua Police Department. He was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Police say Trammell is accused of selling... more

NY Senate passes infant recovery centers for drug withdrawal

NY Senate passes infant recovery centers for drug withdrawal
In a unanimous vote, the state Senate passed a bill that would require the commissioner of health to create at least four infant recovery centers. The centers would be placed in areas of need for infants suffering from drug withdrawal due to the mother’s use. The bill states that infants would get better, more cost-efficient help through the weeks-long process.... more