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LATEST: Troopers ID those hospitalized after violent rollover wreck on Thruway in Phelps

Two ejected from crash along Thruway near Exit 42 on Thursday
Troopers say that despite all of the injuries suffered in Friday’s serious rollover crash near Exit 42 of the New York State Thruway – a 1-year-old who was on-board at the time was not hurt. However, at least one other person – suffered life-threatening injuries and was listed in critical condition as of Sunday. All of those on-board were Massachusetts... more

Debate continues as NYSEG, RG&E weigh rate hikes for 2020

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The New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, better known as NYSEG, has proposed raising their rates in 2020. Annual electric delivery rates would possibly increase by $156.7 million and annual gas delivery rates would increase by $6.3 million. The average residential monthly electric bill will increase by $10.20 and the gas bill will increase by $1.03. Due to this proposal, NYSEG and... more

Two WNY Congressional districts among the ‘Worst’ for Black Americans

Two WNY Congressional districts among the ‘Worst’ for Black Americans
Financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. published a study this week about the top 30 worst congressional districts in the country for black Americans to live. “This isn’t necessarily the worst places demographically to live for blacks or the worst places for whites or the best of either one,” editor Douglas McIntyre said. “It’s the areas where there’s... more

Waterloo woman charged with arson, criminal mischief after domestic incident

Waterloo woman charged with arson, criminal mischief after domestic incident
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Waterloo woman on arson and criminal mischief charges following investigation of a reported domestic incident. On August 14th at approximately 8:45 a.m. deputies received the report of a domestic incident no longer in progress. Investigation into that incident resulted in the arrest of Andrea M. Minnier, 45, of Waterloo. The... more

Auburn council tables affordable housing proposal at Dunn & McCarthy site

Auburn council tables affordable housing proposal at Dunn & McCarthy site
The Auburn City Council Thursday tabled a proposed land sale that would allow a Syracuse health care provider to build affordable housing, with councilors saying they wanted time to explore concerns from the community. Syracuse-based Helio Health, which provides an array of services — including housing — to people with substance abuse and mental health disorders, presented at last week’s council... more

Reed asks AG Barr to investigate cop dousing incidents as hate crimes

Reed asks AG Barr to investigate cop dousing incidents as hate crimes
A string of recent incidents in which civilians poured water on New York City police officers is getting some attention at the federal level. This week, Southern Tier Republican Rep. Tom Reed wrote a latter to United States Attorney General William Barr asking him to investigate the actions as potential hate crimes and pursue criminal assault charges against the perpetrators.... more

Cayuga Community College raises executive staff salaries

Cayuga Community College raises executive staff salaries
The executive staff of Cayuga Community College received pay boosts. Increases of 1.9% for the staff members were approved at a board of trustees meeting at CCC’s Auburn campus Thursday. College president Brian Durant said after the meeting that there are approximately 10 executive staff members receiving increases, and that he did not receive a pay raise. Read more from... more

SUNY programs supports sex abuse victims

SUNY programs supports sex abuse victims
Bags are packed, and letters are signed with inspirational messages. The ‘SUNY’s Got Your Back’ program is shining a light on victims of domestic and sexual abuse. They’re hoping their act of goodwill puts a smile on someone’s face. “They’re about restoring dignity for the folks that are ultimately receiving them. I think that is going to ultimately shed a... more

Cayuga Nation files lawsuit against Showtime TV network

Cayuga Nation files lawsuit against Showtime TV network
The Seneca Falls-based Cayuga Nation is suing a cable television network, along with the people behind one of its hit series. The Barclay Damon law firm of Buffalo filed the lawsuit in state Supreme Court of New York County. It alleges that the Cayuga Nation and its federally recognized leader, Clint Halftown, were defamed during an episode of “Billions” that... more

Ithaca native to command Navy submarine Wyoming

Ithaca native to command Navy submarine Wyoming
On July 26, Ithaca High School 1997 graduate and Ithaca native Benjamin Pollock took command of the USS Wyoming, an Ohio-class ballistic-missile Navy submarine, at Naval Station Norfolk. Pollock is a U.S. Navy commander who has previously served on three other submarines as well as various shore duty commands, according to a recent press release. At his prior duty stations,... more

Rep. Collins solicits campaign contributions as questions loom about his candidacy, ongoing legal battle

Rep. Collins solicits campaign contributions as questions loom about his candidacy, ongoing legal battle
It sure seems like Republican Congressman Chris Collins plans to seek his fifth term in 2020. Collins has repeatedly said he doesn’t plan to announce his intentions for New York’s 27th District until later this year. However, he is actively fundraising. The congressman sent out a letter soliciting contributions Wednesday. In it he referred to a recent poll in which... more

REMEMBERING NAEGELE: ‘He was the epitome of a fire chief’

REMEMBERING NAEGELE: ‘He was the epitome of a fire chief’
For decades he was respectfully called “Chief” and “GV1.” Longtime members of the Geneva Fire Department said there will never be another like him. “He was one in a million. He was the epitome of a fire chief,” said Jimmer McCormack of Carlton “Carl” Naegele, who died last weekend at 94. “He didn’t demand respect, but he commanded respect.” Naegele,... more

Kowalski presses Seneca County to reply to FOIL request

Kowalski presses Seneca County to reply to FOIL request
Mary Anne Kowalski of Romulus asked the Seneca County Board of Supervisors for an update on its response to notices of violation served by the state Department of Environmental Conservation for its two wastewater treatment plants in south county. It was also brought up by Romulus Supervisor David Kaiser that the county has not responded to Freedom of Information Law... more

Hundreds of angry parents rally against vaccine exemption ban

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A large crowd gathered in downtown Albany to fight for religious rights on the heels of children who won’t be allowed to go school or daycare unless they are vaccinated. They say the repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination isn’t constitutional. The state did away with non-medical exemptions following the biggest measles outbreak in more than 25 years. Wednesday,... more
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