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Syracuse wins their second in a row after 41-3 win over Holy Cross (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse looks to make it two straight as they take on Holy Cross (preview, media & info)
The Syracuse Orange football team beat the Holy Cross Crusaders, 41-3 on Saturday. It was a weird one at times, but the result was never in doubt as Syracuse started hot, cooled considerably and then closed things out with a couple more scores for good measure. Tommy DeVito had his second straight quality stat line, going 19-of-31 for 269 yards... more

FRESH TAKES: Baseball regular season winds down, the week in football & Masked Singer Preview (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Baseball regular season winds down, the week in football & Masked Singer Preview (podcast)
The Major League Baseball regular season is coming to a close, another busy week in college and pro football to discuss, and a preview of the new season of the Masked Singer. All this plus Paul Russo & Nick Felice give their lock-of-the-week and their Final Fresh Take of the week. . more

Officials call Tuesday derailment ‘minor’ after incident involving 30-car train in Geneva

Train derailment reported in Geneva; area roadway closed for time being
It took approximately eight hours to restore normal traffic on Exchange Street after the 30-car train derailed around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Mike Smith, President of Finger Lakes Railway says that while several cars were off the tracks – none tipped over, and no one was hurt. He called it a minor derailment, speaking with the Finger Lakes Times. After... more

Two bodies recovered from site of explosion in Ontario County

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An exhaustive search effort was undertaken by first responders in Ontario County after a blast and subsequent fire destroyed a home on Quayle Road. Neighbors in the Town of Richmond said they heard the first blast before 5 a.m. After first responders were working on the blaze, which followed that explosion – another blast was heard. #BREAK house explosion and... more

Seneca County man detained at Syracuse airport for possessing loaded handgun in bag

Officials: Seneca County man attempted to carry loaded gun onto plane in Syracuse
A Seneca County man was detained by TSA officers on Monday at Syracuse Hancock International Airport after a loaded gun was spotted in his carry-on bag, according to a TSA spokesperson. The gun was spotted in the security checkpoint’s X-ray machine. The man told officers that he didn’t know the gun was in the bag. The individual was not immediately... more

NYS stopped more than $41 million tax refunds due to questionable filings

NYS stopped more than $41 million tax refunds due to questionable filings
More than $41 million worth of state tax refunds were stopped by the Office of the State Comptroller due to questionable filings, according to a letter sent to the Department of Taxation and Finance. The Office of the State Comptroller reviewed over 7.7 million refunds for payments that totaled more than $10 billion. During the review, the office stopped 12,783... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Patriots next for 3-0 Bills & rough road for local HS football teams (podcast)

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Patriots next for 3-0 Bills & rough road for local HS football teams (podcast)
The Buffalo Bills have a chance to start their season at 4-0 but the undefeated Patriots stand in their way on Sunday. Also, Syracuse gets a respite with Holy Cross coming to the Dome on Saturday. Finally, rough going for our local high school football teams with the new Federation scheduling. . more

Rep. John Katko doesn’t support impeachment proceedings without full facts

Rep. John Katko doesn’t support impeachment proceedings without full facts
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, adding that ‘no one is above the law.’ Nineteen House Democrats in New York have come out of support of impeachment hearings, according to a list compiled by CNN. However, Rep. John Katko, who represents all of Cayuga, Onondaga, and Wayne counties, and the western... more

Toxics Targeting asks Cuomo to intercede in Cargill salt mine spill under Cayuga Lake

Toxics Targeting asks Cuomo to intercede in Cargill salt mine spill under Cayuga Lake
Ithaca-based Toxics Targeting is asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to intercede in a Cargill salt mine spill which took place under Cayuga Lake in February of this year, according to Finger Lakes News Radio. Walter Hang, of Toxics Targeting accused the salt mine of allowing the flow of sodium ferrocyanide into Cayuga Lake. He was also critical of New York State... more

Bridge repair work to begin in Dresden on Tuesday

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Finger Lakes News Radio reports that bridge joint replacement work will start on State Route 14 between State Route 54 and Swarthout Road in Dresden on Tuesday. The work is expected to last approximately two weeks, but traffic is not expected to be detoured. “Two-way traffic will be maintained with lane shifts while work is being conducted. It is imperative... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Bryan Housel brings public safety background to campaign for Geneva City Council

Public safety specialist Bryan Housel is contending for a seat on Geneva’s City Council in Ward 5 on the Republican Party line. Housel, a dispatcher at the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and Geneva Fire Department volunteer firefighter, who possesses 16-years of cumulative firefighting experience seeks to represent the greater community through his public service background. Safety is a key concern... more

LATEST HABs: 20 more ‘confirmed blooms’ in Seneca Lake last week

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Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has provided another update on algae blooms around the lake. Out of 21 samples collected, 20 of them were ‘confirmed blooms’, according to an update on Tuesday. “The peak HAB season continued this week. We saw blooms 5 days this week—all but Thursday and Sunday. Of the 21 samples, 20 have been confirmed while 1... more

Auburn woman arrested following Finger Lakes Drug Task Force investigation

Auburn woman arrested following Finger Lakes Drug Task Force investigation
An Auburn woman was arrested Monday following a Finger Lakes Drug Task Force investigation into alleged drug sales, said Auburn Police Deputy Chief Roger Anthony. Brittney Renee Patterson, 29, of 20 Frazee St. in Auburn, was investigated by the task force from July to August of 2018 for allegedly selling cocaine on three separate occasions, Anthony said. Continue reading from... more

Auburn woman admits she let co-defendant use home for drug sales

Auburn woman admits she let co-defendant use home for drug sales
An Auburn woman was given a conditional sentence Tuesday in Cayuga County Court of five years on probation for admitting that she let her co-defendant sell drugs in her home. Cierra Schroeder, 30, was arrested following a Sept. 2 Finger Lakes Drug Task Force raid on her residence at 7 Grover St., Apt. 12, in Auburn. The task force and the Auburn Police... more

Candidates in Geneva, Seneca Falls both vow to donate salaries if elected

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A pair of candidates for local office are pledging to donate their salaries if elected in November. Geneva City Council Candidate Benjamin Vasquez said in a statement earlier this week that if elected, he would donate his annual salary back to local charities and causes that would help the community. “Public offices should not be a ‘job’, it should be... more
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