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UPDATE: Newark woman accused of taking dog from car in Canandaigua

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and Ontario County Humane Society report the arrest of a 30-year-old Newark woman following an investigation into a missing dog, which was reported earlier this week. Truffles, the missing dog, was located at 132 Prospect Street in Newark. The dog is in good health, according to deputies. It was determined that Kelly Price, 30, of... more

Binghamton University basketball player drowns in Ithaca

Binghamton University basketball player drowns in Ithaca
A college-aged male who drowned at Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York, has been identified as Binghamton University basketball player Calistus Anyichie. Anyichie, a 19-year-old entering his sophomore year at the university, drowned on Sunday, according to a statement from the university. Anyichie was a member of the men’s basketball team and was majoring in political science. Crews responded to the drowning... more

Canandaigua PD ask for public’s assistance in sailboat arson investigation

Police ask for public’s assistance solving sailboat arson in Canandaigua
Police in Canandaigua are investigating a sailboat arson, which occurred on Foster Street in the city on July 9th. The Canandaigua Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance regarding that arson, which occurred around 11:30 p.m. Police say they are looking for a person of interest, who may have more information about the incident. That person is described as... more

Roy Brown, wrongfully convicted in Cayuga County murder, dies at 58

Roy Brown, wrongfully convicted in Cayuga County murder, dies at 58
A man wrongfully convicted of killing a Cayuga County social worker has passed away 12 years after proving his innocence. Roy Brown, 58, died in Florida last week, CNYCentral reports. Brown spent 15 years in prison for the murder of social worker Sabina Kulakowski, 49. She was found stabbed and strangled near her farmhouse in Aurelius on May 23, 1991.... more

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s
Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results on various experimental tests, including one that seems 88% accurate at indicating Alzheimer’s risk. Doctors are hoping for... more

Proposed galvanizing mill in Romulus touted as environmentally benign, but many questions loom

Proposed galvanizing mill in Romulus touted as environmentally benign, but many questions loom
While plans to build a $365 million garbage incinerator on a site at the former Seneca Army Depot were derailed by a state law enacted in May, a local businessman has been quietly preparing to build a 48,600-square-foot steel galvanizing mill less than one mile away. That developer, Earl Martin, asserts that his facility would have a comparatively modest environmental... more

d’Arnaud’s 3rd homer beats Yankees in ninth

d’Arnaud’s 3rd homer beats Yankees in ninth
Travis d’Arnaud gave the Yankees plenty of trouble on Monday night. Batting leadoff for the seventh time this season, d’Arnaud turned in the first three-homer game of his career, driving in five runs. The big blow was a go-ahead, three-run homer off Aroldis Chapman in the top of the ninth that gave the Rays a 5-4 lead after they were... more

New York education commissioner resigning after 4 years

New York education commissioner resigning after 4 years
New York state’s top education official is resigning. Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia told the Board of Regents at its meeting Monday she is resigning Aug. 31. Elia was appointed in 2015. She says it was an honor to serve the students and teachers of New York for four years. An education department spokesman said Elia will pursue another, unspecified professional... more

Henderson: Multiple car break-ins reported in Western Ontario County

Henderson: Multiple car break-ins reported in Western Ontario County
Sheriff Henderson reports that there has been numerous car larcenies in the Village of Victor over the past weekend. He says at this point that 12 victims have been identified, where personal items were taken from unlocked vehicles. The vehicles were reportedly parked in the driveways of residences. Henderson says cash, electronic devices and other personal items of value have... more

Oneida Nation will start accepting sports bets at casinos

Oneida Nation will begin accepting sports bets soon at three upstate NY casinos
The Oneida Indian Nation is partnering with Caesars Entertainment to accept sports bets at its three upstate New York casinos. The Lounge with Caesars Sports will open at the Oneidas’ Point Place Casino and Turning Stone Resort Casino Aug. 1, the tribe announced Monday. The sports book will open at Yellow Brick Road Casino later this summer, but should be... more

Auburn Correctional Facility inmate pleads guilty to possessing weapons

Auburn Correctional Facility inmate pleads guilty to possessing “ice-pick type weapons”
An Auburn Correctional Facility inmate who was up for parole this August will instead face up to five more years in the prison after pleading guilty Thursday to possessing multiple weapons while incarcerated. Hector Sierra-Garcia, 42, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting prison contraband, a class D felony, before Cayuga County Judge Thomas Leone, District Attorney Jon Budelmann... more

Scene of parking garage fire in Auburn turned back over to City

Scene of parking garage fire in Auburn turned back over to City
A seared portion of the Lincoln Street parking garage in Auburn has been turned back over to the city after a number of insurance companies wrapped up an on-site fire investigation, city officials said. A May utility vehicle fire in the parking garage’s maintenance area had damaged the surrounding area and some city equipment, resulting in a partial garage closure... more

Cayuga County encouraging residents to sign up for reverse 911

Cayuga County encouraging residents to sign up for reverse 911
Both the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office and the E-911 Emergency Communications Department are asking residents to sign up for the reverse 911 alert system that sends out alert notifications in emergency situations. The county’s E-911 department uses the Hyper-Reach System to notify participants of emergency situations such as boil water advisories, inmate breaches, missing persons and other incidents. Last week,... more

Owner claims progress being made as some Lyons residents go days without power

Generator to be installed at Canalside Mobile Home Park in Lyons, but no timeline on when service will return
Power is still disconnected at the Canalside Mobile Home Park in Lyons, and with temperatures climbing into the 90’s, that has some residents worried. Melissa Lehr lives in the Canalside Mobile Home Park with her three children. Without power, she has no ability to run a fan. Their trailer has gotten so hot, that Lehr had to send her sons... more

Police: Seneca Falls man stole over $4,500 with debit card, forged check

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On Thursday at approximately 4 p.m. police arrested a 34-year-old Seneca Falls man following a larceny investigation, in which more than $4,500 was stolen. Police say Michael Ellersick, 34, of Seneca Falls stole cash, a debit card, and a check from a local resident. He used the debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM and forged a signature on... more

Auburn business back open on Monday after weekend fire

Auburn manufacturer operating after weekend fire
An Auburn manufacturing business where an industrial oven fire took place Saturday was “fully functioning” by Monday morning, its local manager said. The Auburn Fire Department received a call for a fire alarm activation at electrical equipment distributor AAI Power-Flo Technologies, at 70 Wright Circle, early Saturday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Fritz said later that day that firefighters had found “smoke pushing... more

Felony charges filed after child abandoned at Penn Yan hospital

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Police say a Dundee man was arrested on child abandonment charges following a daylong investigation at a local hospital. Steven Roy Wingate, 36, of Dundee was charged on Sunday following an incident that morning at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan. Wingate engaged in a domestic incident with a child at the hospital and subsequently left the child behind.... more

Hector teen had BAC twice the legal limit after crash in Schuyler County

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Deputies report that a 19-year-old Hector resident admitted to using his cellphone and drinking alcohol at a friend’s house before a crash in the Town of Catherine last week. On Thursday, Kameron Edminister, 19, of Hector admitted to drinking and driving; and also using his cellphone while driving on Newtown Road in Catherine. He left the roadway and collided with... more
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