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LATEST: Investigation continues into tragedy at Casey Park in Wayne County

Police search for missing 3-year-old girl in Ontario
On Sunday, long after the picnics had ended, Casey Park in Ontario had closed and darkness had set in. A search and rescue operation was in full swing for three-year-old Zyvette Marquez-Rivera. She was reported missing around 7 p.m., and was located by an underwater search team around 11:45 p.m. On Monday, however, state police had a new mission. “Now, the focus... more

Turbide will lead enrollment at Wells College

Turbide will lead enrollment at Wells College
Wells College has named Gerard Turbide, an accomplished enrollment leader, as its new vice president for enrollment services. Turbide—who comes to Wells with a deep expertise in enrollment management, recruitment marketing and institutional strategic planning—will begin his position on July 1, 2019. He succeeds Kishan Zuber, the current vice president for enrollment services, who will depart Wells for a position... more

Geneva drivers ticketed after crash along 5&20

Geneva drivers ticketed after crash along 5&20
Deputies report that two people were ticketed after a crash at the intersection of County Road 6 and State Route 5 in Geneva. On Saturday, at approximately 9:41 p.m. deputies responded along with the Geneva Police Department, White Springs Fire Department, and Finger Lakes Ambulance to the crash. Deputies report that all parties involved were wearing their seat belts at... more

Auburn man accused of strangling, punching woman

Auburn man accused of strangling, punching woman
Officers have arrested a 34-year-old Auburn man for allegedly beating and strangling a female woman, causing face and head injuries that required a trip to the hospital, according to Auburn police. Jason Page, of Cottage Street in Auburn, was arrested around 10 p.m. on Saturday when police arrived regarding a domestic violence call, according to Auburn police Sgt. Don Gosline.... more

Doubledays drop Sunday rubber game to Scrappers

Doubledays drop Sunday rubber game to Scrappers
While starter Carlos Romero and the rest of the Doubledays’ arms held the Scrappers to just two runs over 11 innings, Auburn’s offense was unable to provide enough run support to secure the win. Mahoning Valley (7-3) secured a walkoff, 2-1 win over the Doubledays, dropping their record to 2-7. The Doubledays’ lone run came in the third inning with... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

Ithaca College banter takes over ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast after Locastro double

Ithaca College banter takes over ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast after Locastro double
If you were watching ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast last night, you were treated to an in-game highlight of Ithaca College graduate Tim Locastro belting an RBI double. This prompted the studio anchor and the broadcast team doing the live game to give some extended play to the DIII Ithaca Bombers… No such thing as too much Ithaca pride! #GoBombers... more

Tyus Battle signs with Timberwolves, Oshae Brissett to LA Clippers

Tyus Battle signs with Timberwolves, Oshae Brissett to LA Clippers
Tyus Battle, one of the top scorers in Syracuse men’s basketball history, will reportedly start his professional basketball career with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski reported that Battle will sign an undrafted free agent deal with the club. Read more at Syracuse.com After going unselected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, former Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett has... more

Astros blast 4 homers to take final game of series in Bronx

Astros blast 4 homers to take final game of series in Bronx
One day after manager AJ Hinch said the Astros were “a little snakebitten,” Houston bit back. The Astros slammed four home runs in support of Justin Verlander, who gave his team seven solid innings in a 9-4 victory Sunday at Yankee Stadium, bringing Houston’s season-worst seven-game losing streak to a convincing halt. “It was definitely nice to get a W... more

Mets fall to Cubs at Wrigley on Sunday, 5-3

Mets fall to Cubs at Wrigley on Sunday, 5-3
Javier Báez jogged up the dugout steps, his dirt-stained jersey pulled out after his trip through the home dugout, and the Cubs’ shortstop howled and pumped his fist. He was answering the “M-V-P!” calls of the roaring Wrigley Field crowd after shaking the old ballpark with his latest heroics. In the eighth inning, Baez drilled a go-ahead three-run home run... more

Deputies: Driver asleep at the wheel, charged with DWI in Wayne County

Deputies: Driver asleep at the wheel, charged with DWI in
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Churchville woman following an investigation into a vehicle and traffic complaint in the Town of Ontario. Bonnie D. Southcott, 31, was charged with DWI and refusal to submit a chemical test following the investigation. Southcott was found to be asleep at the wheel of her vehicle in a parking lot... more

Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 17th house built in Yates County

Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 17th house built in Yates County
A house with a red door has several meanings, one of which signifies hospitality and a warm welcome. Some consider red to be lucky while others consider the home within to be a vibrant place full of life, energy and excitement. All of the above are surely to be true as Yates County Habitat for Humanity welcomes you, the Yates... more

Two seek GOP nod for Richmond town supervisor

Two seek GOP nod for Richmond town supervisor
Caroline Sauers is seeking re-election to a second term as Richmond town supervisor. Republican voters on Tuesday will choose between Sauers or Councilman Daryl Marshall in Tuesday’s primary. Sauers owns Country Creek Apparel, a local custom embroidery business for corporate and team apparel. A former secretary for the Zoning Board of Appeals, town supervisor is her first elected town government... more

Dundee kids read for ice cream

Dundee kids read for ice cream
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano honored the winners of his 2018 Summer Reading Challenge, Dundee Elementary, by partnering with Seneca Farms to provide an ice cream celebration at the school June 7. “I’m so impressed by the enthusiastic readers of Dundee Elementary, and I want to thank them for their participation in our Summer Reading Challenge. Congratulations on a championship performance! I... more

Filling a bucket to help others through F.F. Thompson Foundation

Filling a bucket to help others through F.F. Thompson Foundation
Eleven years ago, while visiting family in Boston, Lisa and Chris Hubler’s daughter, Eily, had difficulty breathing. She was just 9 months old. “She was struggling to get breath in the middle of the night, so I took her outside thinking that would help,” Lisa said. “Two hours later, we ended up rushing her to Boston Children’s Hospital.” Eily spent... more

Doubledays fall to Scrappers on Saturday night, 8-4

Doubledays fall to Scrappers on Saturday night, 8-4
While the Doubledays certainly made things interesting in the latter half of Saturday night’s contest against Mahoning Valley, a six-run first inning by the Scrappers was ultimately too much for Auburn to overcome. The Doubledays were bested, 8-4, after the Auburn offense was unable to overcome a sloppy start by Pedro Gonzalez. The 18-year-old from Chitre, Panama was tagged for... more

Alonso sparks Mets by making NL rookie history

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Pete Alonso keeps hitting homers and the records keep falling, as the rookie slugger reached two more milestones in the Mets’ 10-2 win over the Cubs on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Alonso battled Cubs starter Jose Quintana for six pitches in his first at-bat of the day before reaching a full count. On the seventh pitch, Alonso unloaded on... more

Stanton breaks out as Yankees keep rolling

Stanton breaks out as Yankees keep rolling
Perhaps it has been easy to understate Giancarlo Stanton’s expected importance to the Yankees’ roster, as Aaron Boone seemed to suggest. After leading last year’s club in homers and RBIs, the slugger sported a zero in both categories entering play on Saturday. That changed in game No. 76, as Stanton mashed a pair of key two-run singles and helped the... more