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Police ID Auburn man as victim as homicide investigation continues with ‘dozens’ of leads

Homicide investigation underway in Auburn
Auburn Man ID’d As Shooting Victim Police have identified the person killed in an overnight shooting in the city of Auburn. The Auburn Police Department said in a press release that 36-year-old Joshua Poole, of Auburn died in the shooting, which happened at 8 Delevan Street. The shooting happened around 2:10 a.m. Authorities in Auburn are working together with multiple... more

Canandaigua headed to Class A Final Four after defeating South Park, 24-6

Canandaigua is headed to Class A Final Four after defeating South Park, 24-6
Canandaigua pulled away early Friday night and right into the Class A high school football state tournament semifinals. The Section V champions scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and held down a high-scoring Buffalo South Park team to win 24-6 during the Far West Regionals at The College at Brockport. Canandaigua is in the state final four round for... more

Officials blast ‘misguided’ criminal justice reforms coming Jan. 1, 2020

‘Extreme, Disgusting, And Disturbing’: Officials Use Strong Language As Criminal Justice Reforms Loom – By Josh Durso Officials gathered in Canandaigua to publicly push back against criminal justice reforms set to take hold on January 1st. Senator Pam Helming (R-Canandaigua), Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R-Lyons), Ontario County District Attorney Jim Ritts, Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck, and others held a press... more

Auburn’s football season ends with loss to Rye in state quarterfinals

Auburn’s football season ends with state playoff loss to Rye
The Auburn Maroons saw too much of Rye quarterback Declan Lavelle on Friday night. The senior threw for five touchdowns as the No. 10 state-ranked Garnets defeated the Section III runners-up, 49-13, in a Class A football playoff quarterfinal at Mahopac High School. Both of Auburn’s touchdowns were by Shaheed Beal – one on a screen pass from quarterback Troy... more

Family, friends mourn loss of Weedsport man killed by drunk driver

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Family and friends are mourning the loss of 59-year-old Mark Knapp, who was killed on November 10 by a drunk driver, Heriberto Perez-Velasquez. David Sterio is one of those friends. He worked with Mark for over sixteen years at Knapp Electric , a company started by Mark’s brother randy. “Mark was a great guy. He knew a lot about the trade, knew... more

Parents offer $10K reward as death of Cornell student remains mystery

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The parents of deceased Cornell freshman Antonio Tsialas are still searching for answers regarding their son’s death following an unsanctioned fraternity party on Cornell campus in October. The parents, Flavia and John Tsialas, are offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information that might uncover what happened the night of Oct. 24, when Antonio was last seen at a Phi... more

Seneca Chamber hires new Membership Development Manager

Seneca Chamber hires new Membership Development Manager
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce has announced Megan Slater as its new Membership Development Manager. In her role, Megan is responsible for helping connect area businesses to one of the largest and most successful professional advocacy and development networks in the Finger Lakes Region. A native of Waterloo, Slater is a 2009 graduate of Waterloo High School and studied... more

Strong third period helps lift Cornell over Clarkson, 4-2

Two-goal third period lifts Cornell over Clarkson, 4-2
The Cornell men’s hockey team got first goals on the season from three different players, and junior goaltender Matthew Galajda made 29 saves to backstop the Big Red’s 4-2 victory on the road Friday night against Clarkson at Cheel Arena. The rematch of the 2019 ECAC Hockey Championship game was one of just two nationwide on the night between top-10 teams,... more

Officials, law enforcement review bomb threat evacuation at South Seneca HS

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‘An Unfortunate Reality’ – By Josh Durso South Seneca Central School District Superintendent Steve Zielinski has provided additional insight about the response to Wednesday’s bomb threat, which prompted a full-campus evacuation in Ovid. The evacuation lasted approximately an hour. Students returned to class, and the academic day resumed. “It’s an unfortunate reality in 2019 that we must pay so much... more

Police: Penn Yan man punched officer at S&S Hospital after incident

Police: Penn Yan man punched officer at S&S Hospital after incident
Police say that a 65-year-old Penn Yan resident who was being treated at an area hospital was arrested on multiple charges after punching an officer. The Penn Yan Police Department reports that Raymond Hurlburt, 65, of Penn Yan was charged with second-degree harassment and unlawful possession of marijuana after helping EMS personnel on Maiden Lane. Police say that while Hurlburt... more

IG: Freeman engaged in ‘persistent pattern’ of sexual harassment

IG: Freeman engaged in ‘persistent pattern’ of sexual harassment
New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro announced this week that her office’s investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by Robert Freeman, the former executive director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, shows that he engaged in a persistent pattern of sexual harassment against multiple victims, misused state resources and had inappropriate material on his state computer.... more

Oglevie, Pilut power Amerks to overtime win

Oglevie, Pilut power Amerks to overtime win
With multi-point efforts from Lawrence Pilut (1+2), Jean-Sabastian Dea (1+1) and Andrew Oglevie (1+1) – all of whom combined for the overtime game-winning goal – the Rochester Americans (9-3-1-2) grabbed sole possession of first place in the American Hockey League’s North Division standings with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Cleveland Monsters (8-6-1-1) Friday at The Blue Cross Arena. Rochester has now earned... more

State officials continue push toward start of cashless bail

State officials continue push toward start of cashless bail
State lawmakers and local government officials like Assembly Codes Committee Chairman Joe Lentol say they want the push to end cash bail to be successful. “We want it to be a good and fair way of dealing with bail reform. We don’t want it to fail,” Lentol said. And with cash bail ending starting next year for many criminal charges,... more

FL Land Trust launches water protection plan

FL Land Trust launches water protection plan
The Finger Lakes Land Trust has launched a new initiative to expand the organization’s current water protection efforts. Toxic algae outbreaks within each of the Finger Lakes have generated alarming headlines over the last few years, prompting the Land Trust to take immediate action. Toxic algae, also referred to as harmful algal blooms, are actually cyanobacteria – naturally occurring organisms... more
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