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Sheriff Henderson calls Pirate Toy Fund case ‘closed’ after family apologizes, makes donation

Reps for Pirate Toy Drive don’t want to press charges, but authorities are closer to locating Eastview Mall thiefs
Sheriff Henderson said on Saturday that the Pirate Toy Drive theft from Eastview Mall was officially a closed case. The family, who mistakenly thought that the toys were free for taking, had been contacted. Henderson says that the family from Ottawa was apologetic and made a monetary donation to the Pirate Toy Drive. Representatives with the Toy Drive said that... more

UPDATE: Seneca Falls man arrested on new charges after felony assault arrest

Police: Seneca Falls man charged with assault after victim in altercation hospitalized
Less than two weeks after being arrested on a felony assault charge, a Seneca Falls man was taken into custody again after he was released on his own recognizance for violating the order of protection established to protect the victim who spent days in the hospital after the first incident. more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Finger Lakes Tip-Off Classic – Canandaigua vs. Victor & Waterloo vs. Newark (FL1 Sports)

WATCH LIVE: Finger Lakes Tip-Off Classic – Canandaigua vs. Victor at 6 pm & Waterloo vs. Newark at 7:30 pm (FL1 Sports)
Live High School Basketball on FingerLakes1.com returns with the opening night of the Finger Lakes Tip-Off Classic at Newark High School on Thursday night. The first game features the Canandaigua Braves taking on their rival Victor Blue Devils followed by a match-up of the top two teams in the FL1 Sports preseason Power Rankings as the host #2 Newark Reds... more

Authorities investigating armed robbery at Ithaca College

Armed robbery on Ithaca College campus on Thursday
No one was injured, but authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on the Ithaca College campus on Thursday. The Ithaca Voice reports that two suspects displayed a taser device and folding knife – robbing residents at one of the dorms at the Terrace 3 residence hall. The suspects allegedly fled in the direction of the College’s Circle Apartments.... more

Deputies: Ontario County man ejected from snowmobile, sent to Strong Hospital

Seneca man sent to Strong Hospital after being ejected from snowmobile in Ontario County
Deputies say a 35-year-old Ontario County man was sent to Strong Memorial Hospital and is recovering after a snowmobile accident on Route 14A. Nicholas Brink, 35, of Seneca was said to be operating his snowmobile recreationally on his property on December 2nd around 6:20 p.m. when he hit a patch of ice – causing him to lose control of the... more

LATEST: Traffic restored after serious wreck involving two tractor-trailers (photos)

Part of 5&20 shut down as crews deal with tractor-trailer crash
First responders were called to the scene of a serious crash along Routes 5&20 in Aurelius around 7 a.m. This crash reportedly involved a pair of tractor-trailers, one of which was leaking fuel. That prompted a HAZMAT team from Auburn to respond to the scene, and for the busy roadway to be shut down during the morning commute. Transportation officials... more

Bomb threat prompts evacuation, early dismissal; officials say school will resume tomorrow

Bomb threat prompts evacuation, early dismissal; officials say school will resume tomorrow
Students were dismissed early, but fortunately no credible threat was found. Sheriff Henderson says that around 10:50 a.m. the School Resource Officer assigned to the Victor Central School District was notified of a bomb threat, which had been written on a bathroom wall at the high school. After further investigation it was determined that the school should be evacuated for... more

Police say duo passed fraudulent prescriptions off to Ontario County pharmacies

Police say duo passed fraudulent prescriptions off to Ontario County pharmacies
Police say a 21-year-old Brooklyn resident was arrested on felony charges in Geneva after an investigation into fraudulent prescriptions being passed to area pharmacies. They say it was part of a scheme between two individuals – one of which portrayed themselves as a doctor – to obtain Promethazine with Codeine, a narcotic drug. Kahlil Johnson, 21, was charged with first-degree... more

Sands Family Foundation makes $3M donation to FLCC to double nursing program

Sands family makes $3M donation to
The nursing program is about to get a lot bigger at Finger Lakes Community College. Thanks in large part to a generous donation by the Sands Family Foundation. On Thursday it was announced that they will donate $3 million to Finger Lakes Community College to more than double its nursing program. The gift, the largest in the college’s history, will... more

Deputies: Icy conditions led to two-car crash in Wayne County

Deputies: Icy conditions led to two-car crash in Wayne County
Deputies say two people were transported to Rochester General Hospital after a two-car crash in Williamson on Thursday. They say the crash was caused by icy conditions when Connor Smeatin, 23, of Marion was traveling north on Pease Road. Deputies say he wasn’t able to stop at the intersection with Ridge Road, and slid into a second vehicle operated by... more

Heartbreak in Ann Arbor: Syracuse falls to No. 24 Michigan in overtime, 84-76

Heartbreak in Ann Arbor: Syracuse falls to No. 24 Michigan in overtime, 84-76
An overtime thriller in Ann Arbor, Mich. ended with a 84-76 Orange loss to No. 24 Michigan Thursday night. The contest saw 12 lead changes and a quartet of Orange scoring double-digits, but a late-game rally by the Wolverines gave ‘Cuse its third consecutive loss. Syracuse is back in action Sunday when its hosts UMBC in the Carrier Dome. Of... more

State Route 21 reportedly closed in Palmyra due to crash

State Route 21 reportedly closed in Palmyra due to crash
It’s been reported that a stretch of State Route 21 in the Town of Palmyra has been shut down due to a crash. The 511 report came in a little after 10 a.m. The closure was said to be between Jeffrey and Goldsmith roads. The alert said that the roadway would be closed for several hours. Additional information was not... more

Sen. Schumer raises concerns about Lake Ontario’s water level

Sen. Schumer raises concerns about Lake Ontario’s water level
New York U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer raised concerns about Lake Ontario’s water level. Schumer met with the Canadian Consul General and her successor to discuss the above-average lake levels for this time of year. The Democrat urges the officials to do everything possible to mitigate the risk of a repeat of last year’s historic flooding. Schumer called for increased outflows... more

Engineering firm B&L will begin work on possible solution to Bayard St. culvert

Engineering firm B&L will begin work on possible solution to Bayard St. culvert
The closure of a portion of West Bayard Street due to a crumbling culvert was a major topic at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. The board ended up voting unanimously to direct town engineers Barton & Loguidice to begin to work on a possible solution and represent the town’s interests in a dispute over whether the town or the state is... more

Part of Rt. 34B closed in Dryden due to crash

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A portion of Route 34B was shut down in Dryden around 12:20 p.m. due to a crash, according to an alert from 511. The closure included northbound traffic from Brown Road. It was expected to last approximately two hours. Less than an hour before the National Weather Service issued a Snow Squall Warning, which was impacting this particular area. It’s... more

Seneca Meadows argues that LL3 should be nullified

Seneca Meadows argues that LL3 should be nullified
After a lengthy delay, the Seneca Meadows Inc. Article 78 lawsuit against the town over Local Law 3 of 2016 is now moving forward. Lawyers for SMI filed a memorandum of law Nov. 22, as directed by State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle. It lists four “points of law” or legal reasons to justify the landfill’s claim that the local... more

Seneca Falls Town Board opens bids to find next legal team

Seneca Falls Town Board opens bids to find next legal team
With a sense of urgency, the Town Board Tuesday opened bids from five law firms or individual attorneys to provide legal services to the town in 2020. Town Attorney David Foster’s position will not be retained by the new board that will be seated Jan. 1. Foster, of Geneva, has served as town attorney since July 2017 after the resignation... more
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