»

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector
The co-owner of a Schuyler County winery filed a $14 million federal civil-rights lawsuit against a deputy with the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Hector. John Zuccarino, owner of Silver Springs Winery in Burdett, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in response to an alleged incident from September 2018 and its aftermath. On Sept. 25, Joshua Mikkelsen, a Town of... more

Yates man arrested in road rage incident

Yates man arrested in road rage incident
Village police arrested a Himrod-area man Friday following what they called a road-rage incident on Liberty Street. Nicholas R. Irwin, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony, for allegedly beating up a 76-year-old driver. Police said several witnesses indicated that Irwin, who was a passenger in a vehicle, got out to confront the driver of the vehicle... more

NYS Police search for missing hiker in Ithaca

NYS Police search for missing hiker in Ithaca
State police say they’re continuing to search for a missing hiker who called 911 for help around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The hiker identified herself as Yi Sun, 58, of Westfield, N.J. Sun told 911 dispatchers she didn’t know where she was, except that she was in a muddy area near a creek and could see power lines. State police think... more

Legislation to allow licenses for undocumented immigrants passes NYS Assembly

Legislation to allow licenses for undocumented immigrants passes NYS Assembly
New York state may soon allow immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally to get driver’s licenses. The measure passed the state Assembly last week and could get a vote in the Democrat-led state Senate as early as Monday afternoon. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the bill, though he expressed concerns Monday about U.S. immigration officials seizing license information to target... more

Tanaka gem blanks Rays as Yankees take 3-0 win

Tanaka gem blanks Rays as Yankees take 3-0 win
As the tentacles of his organization rifle through every other big league roster in hopes of stabilizing the rotation, Masahiro Tanaka offered a convincing reminder of why the Yankees should be able to trust him in a big-game situation. Tanaka continued his season-long mastery of the Rays as the top teams in the American League East began their three-game showdown,... more

Schumer says it’s time to fix the infrastructure along Lake Ontario

Schumer says it’s time to fix the infrastructure along Lake Ontario
New York Senator Chuck Schumer plans to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for repairs to flood-ravaged infrastructure at Little Sodus Bay Harbor on Lake Ontario. Schumer plans to tour the area Monday morning to survey damage from the winter. A pier and a barrier bar began to collapse in February, putting the village of Fair... more

Deputies: Clifton Springs man accused of choking victim during domestic

Deputies: Clifton Springs man accused of choking victim during domestic
A Clifton Springs man is accused of choking a victim during a domestic incident, which resulted in his arrest on Friday. Todd A. Phillhover was charged with criminal contempt and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation following an investigation into a domestic incident. Deputies say that the incident took place in Clifton Springs. He was arraigned and released to... more

Ex-Syracuse great Brittney Sykes makes WNBA all-star ballot

Ex-Syracuse great Brittney Sykes makes WNBA all-star ballot
Brittney Sykes now has another reason to consider herself on the list of the WNBA’s great players. The former Syracuse women’s basketball star has been included on the league’s all-star ballot for the first time in her three season pro career. The guard is averaging 10.8 points, four rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for the Atlanta Dream. Read More:... more

Milo the bat dog returns to Frontier Field July 13 and August 10

Milo the bat dog returns to Frontier Field July 13 and August 10
Milo is a golden retriever, so retrieving things is in his DNA. But there was a moment during his June 1 debut as the Rochester Red Wings’ bat dog — or, more precisely, bat-fetching dog — that made his owner, Josh Snyder, a little nervous. The first time Snyder directed Milo to run from the dugout onto Frontier Field and... more

State lawmakers make final effort to legalize marijuana

State lawmakers make final effort to legalize marijuana
State lawmakers appear to be making a final effort to legalize marijuana this year. 13WHAM’s affiliate in Albany reports that more negotiations were in the works on Saturday. The bill has been up for discussion for months. Lawmakers tried to pass it in the state budget this spring, but did not have enough support. They have until June 19th to make a... more

Waterloo’s Sposato, Newark’s Ladd among Section V Hall of Fame inductees for 2019

Waterloo’s Sposato, Newark’s Ladd among
On Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 11:30 am at the Burgundy Basin (1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY), Section V Athletics will induct the third class into its Executive Hall of Fame. Those being inducted are: Marty Martin, a retired athletic director for York Central School district and longtime Section V Girls Volleyball Coordinator; Kathy Smith, a retired athletic administrator from... more

Lawmakers rally against high price diabetes meds

Lawmakers rally against high price diabetes meds
Congressman Joe Morelle is criticizing the what he calls price gouging of prescription medications for treating diabetes. A recent report commissioned by the congressman determined prices for such medications are much higher in the U.S. that in other countries. The report found the 50 most-used medications in the 25th Congressional District cost Medicare and beneficiaries more than $24 million in... more

High water levels on the lake bring new challenges for boaters

High water levels on the lake bring new challenges for boaters
Summer begins Friday and State Park Police are expecting more boaters on the water. They’re urging boaters to use caution as they could face new dangers related with the higher lake levels. State Park Police Officers Deliane Lessard and Travis Praller spent Sunday patrolling Braddock Bay in Greece. The water above the surface near Westpoint Marina was calm but Praller... more

Lake Ontario Landowners Association suing IJC for damages

Lake Ontario Landowners Association suing IJC for damages
The Lake Ontario Association held a rally in Sandy Creek on Saturday and announced the first of many lawsuits they intend to file against the International Joint Commission. Landowners are seeking damages from flooding and erosion in both 2017 and 2019. The president of the organization says they will hold similar rallies in Rochester and Buffalo. Read more from LocalSYR.com more

Post Secondary Education Loses Popularity: in 2019 the Enrollment Rate Goes Down

Post Secondary Education Loses Popularity: in 2019 the Enrollment Rate Goes Down
The last couple of years have not been so good for post secondary education institutions. For many surprising and unsurprising reasons. 2019 is once again seeing a downfall stride in college enrollment. College was always considered a dream, in almost every community around the world. However, as per the report of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, the postsecondary enrollment... more

Can NYS pass recreational marijuana legislation, other items before session ends this week?

Progress made in Albany over the weekend as end of session nears
Progress on key issues facing the state Legislature was made over the weekend as staff for the state Senate, Assembly and Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed end-of-session legislation. “The governor has spoken to the leaders multiple times and staff has been working around the clock on our legislative priorities,” said Rich Azzopardi, a senior advisor to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “We’re making... more