Day: August 9, 2019

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Gorge Trail & Watkins Glen State Park  (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Gorge Trail & Watkins Glen State Park (podcast)

Walter Gable takes you through the conditions that created the gorge in Watkins Glen and the history of Watkins Glen State Park that was recently recognized as one of the top 3 state parks in the United States. ... MORE
Funeral service held for Romulus man killed in California shooting

Funeral service held for Romulus man killed in California shooting

A funeral service was held Thursday morning for 25-year-old Trevor Irby. He was one of the victims of the California Garlic Festival shooting. Tally McDonald said goodbye to a lifelong friend Thursday, one that she has known since she was four. That friend, ... MORE
Life, Romulus, Seneca County
Health care company pitches affordable housing project for vacant Auburn property

Health care company pitches affordable housing project for vacant Auburn property

A central New York health care clinic is exploring the purchase of city-owned property in Auburn to construct an affordable housing complex. At Thursday’s city council meeting, representatives from Helio Health pitched a concept to create affordable housing at 41-55 Washington St ... MORE
Five years added to inmate’s sentence for a stabbing at Auburn Correctional Facility

Five years added to inmate’s sentence for a stabbing at Auburn Correctional Facility

A man who has been incarcerated since 2010 was sentenced in Cayuga County Court on Thursday to five more years in prison for an assault he committed while an inmate in Auburn. Erick Lewis, 32, attacked another inmate at Auburn Correctional Facility ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, Courts, News
New York makes it a crime to stage a car crash for insurance fraud

New York makes it a crime to stage a car crash for insurance fraud

New York state has a new law making it a felony to intentionally cause a car crash in order to collect an insurance payout. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the legislation Thursday. While insurance fraud and reckless endangerment are already illegal, ... MORE
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Freedom Village move to South Carolina from FLX fails; partners withdraw, too

A vacant group home in the upper reaches of the South Carolina mountains will remain empty after its owner announced Thursday it was walking away from its plans to house troubled teens. Florida-based Hannah Grace Homes says it will no longer seek ... MORE
News, Yates County
Pet dealers must adhere to these new rules in New York

Pet dealers must adhere to these new rules in New York

Animal lovers rejoice. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday approved legislation aimed at bolstering the health and safety standards for all pet dealers operating in New York. The legislation calls for separate spaces for pregnant animals and requires all enclosures be cleaned daily and disinfected at ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
Public hears plan to deal with groundwater contamination in Union Springs

Public hears plan to deal with groundwater contamination in Union Springs

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took questions on topics like long-term monitoring and geological changes as part of a public meeting in Union Springs Thursday on the agency’s proposed plan to clean up contaminants from the former General Electric site ... MORE
Wolcott man accused of having sexual contact with minor

Wolcott man accused of having sexual contact with minor

A Wayne County man is facing charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a minor. David Deberger, 53, has been charged with criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies allege Deberger had oral sexual contact ... MORE
Deputies: Marion man threw toy that hit child in face

Deputies: Marion man threw toy that hit child in face

A Wayne County man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies allege Christopher Wilmarth, 35, threw a toy that ended up hitting a child in the face. He was taken to the Wayne County Jail ... MORE
Aide to assistant speaker of NYS Assembly arrested in theft

Aide to assistant speaker of NYS Assembly arrested in theft

An aide and one-time chief of staff to New York State Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz was arrested Thursday on a wire fraud charge, accused of diverting $80,000 from campaign contributions for his personal use. Maruf “Mitu” Alam, 29, of Brooklyn, was ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
Programs outline possibilities, future of Hemp at Empire Farm Days

Programs outline possibilities, future of Hemp at Empire Farm Days

Hemp is hot … and a little bit complicated. New this year at Empire Farm Days is a Hemp Center, and programs were planned for each of the event’s three days to explain different facets of this up-and-coming crop in New York ... MORE
Court grants new trial for Seneca Falls man

Court grants new trial for Seneca Falls man

An appeals court has granted a new trial for a Seneca Falls man convicted of seriously injuring a woman in 2016. In a July 31 decision, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division overturned the felony assault conviction of ... MORE
Court overturns Manchester kidnapping conviction

Court overturns Manchester kidnapping conviction

A Florida man convicted of kidnapping a teenage girl from Manchester in 2015 could be getting a new trial. In a July 31 decision, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division reversed the conviction of Carlos Vail. He was ... MORE
Seneca Falls museum seeks longer contract, upgrades, more money from town

Seneca Falls museum seeks longer contract, upgrades, more money from town

The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry wants to be a major factor in the transformation of downtown Seneca Falls. The museum, which also doubles as the Seneca Falls Visitors Center, is at 89 Fall St. in the former Seneca Clothing Store, ... MORE