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UPDATE: Police ask for public’s help after deadly shooting in Tompkins County

Shooting leaves one dead in Tompkins County; search underway for three suspects
Investigators are asking for the public’s help after a deadly shooting in the Town of Newfield early-Saturday. Dejour Xavier Gandy, 29, was found deceased by deputies who responded to the scene after reports of shots fired at the residence. Deputies say he was gunned down by three suspects who entered the home around 1:30 a.m. Investigators are asking Newfield residents... more

UPDATE: Odessa home a ‘total loss’ after fire prompts major response

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Investigators say a wood stove may be to blame after a home was destroyed by fire Friday evening. The flames broke out around 7 p.m. While firefighters were quickly on-scene – the flames spread too rapidly, too quickly. Those investigators think the fire started in the garage, then spread to the remainder of the home. No injuries were reported. The... more

Offensive outburst propels Syracuse to impressive road win over Georgia Tech, 97-63

Offensive outburst propels Syracuse to impressive road win over Georgia Tech, 97-63
Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim both established new career-highs and Syracuse rolled past Georgia Tech for a 97-63 win here at McCamish Pavilion on Saturday. Hughes scored 33 points; 26 of them in the first half, while Boeheim finished with 26 points. The sophomore guard had a 20-point second half. Hughes became just the fourth Syracuse player to score 30... more

Deputies: Williamson man airlifted from scene of recycling truck crash with serious injuries

Deputies: Williamson man airlifted from scene of recycling truck crash with serious injuries
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious crash, which happened on Route 21 in Palmyra – shutting down the roadway temporarily on Thursday. Investigators say the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. north of Jeffrey Road in Palmyra. Carlos Ortiz Zayas, 40, of Geneva was operating a recycling truck, which he lost control of – crossing into the other... more

Cornell’s 10-game win streak halts with 2-1 loss at Dartmouth

Cornell’s 10-game win streak halts with 2-1 loss at Dartmouth
The Cornell men’s hockey team had a season-high 40 shots on goal and hit the frame three more times, but the Big Red battled from behind almost all of Saturday night and couldn’t recover in a 2-1 loss to Dartmouth at Thompson Arena. The loss ended the Big Red’s 10-game win streak to start the season, which marked the program’s... more

Police: Seneca Falls teen charged with rape, endangering welfare of child

Police: Seneca Falls teen charged with rape, endangering welfare of child
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of an 18-year-old resident following a rape investigation. Joseph Deal, 18, of Seneca Falls was charged with second-degree rape, a Class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child. He’s accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with an individual under 15-years-old. Deal was processed and released on his own recognizance. He’s... more

Seneca Falls residents charged with unlawfully dealing with children, CPS opens investigation after arrest

Seneca Falls residents charged with unlawfully dealing with children, CPS opens investigation after arrest
Police say that after performing a welfare check at a home in Seneca Falls – two people were arrested for unlawfully dealing with children. Robin Cooper, 54, and Angelina Evans, 28, both of Seneca Falls were arrested after police arrived on-scene for a welfare check of one of the individuals. While there they discovered an odor of marijuana burning, the... more

Deplorable conditions at Lyons Canalside might finally be addressed after winter

Group on cusp of saving plagued Canalside community in Lyons
After coverage of the Canalside saga, the State Department of Homes and Community Renewal got involved. They worked with non-profit Providence Housing as a possible candidate to come in take over ownership of the park. Providence provides affordable housing for the 12 counties within the Diocese of Rochester. “(Canalside Residents) are victims, truly,” says Mark Greisbereger, Executive Director of Providence... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman allowed child to smoke marijuana inside home

Police: Seneca Falls woman allowed child to smoke marijuana inside home
A 35-year-old Seneca Falls woman was arrested for unlawfully dealing with a child after police responded to a family problem complaint. Police say that Olivia Ritter, 35, of Seneca Falls reported that her 15-year-old child was being disorderly and not listening to her. While on-scene police interviewed both parties, and determined that Ritter had allowed the child to smoke marijuana... more

No.1 Falcons clip No. 2 Herons in championship game

#1 Falcons clip #2 Herons in championship game
The No. 2 William Smith College soccer team was edged by No. 1 Messiah 1-0 in the national championship game at UNCG Soccer Stadium this afternoon. The Herons, who were making their fifth appearance in the national championship game, finished the season with a 21-2-1 overall record. William Smith’s 21 wins are second most in a season and its 18... more

Police: Seneca Falls man charged with trespassing at Aldi after being banned

Police: Seneca Falls man charged with trespassing at Aldi after being banned
Police say a Seneca Falls man was arrested on a trespass charge after returning to a store from which he had been banned. Bryan Rugenstein, 55, of Seneca Falls was charged with criminal trespass after being arrested for previously trespassing at the same location. Police say he returned after the first incident, and began harassing customers at Aldi’s along Routes... more

Marijuana expected to be legalized in 2020 across NYS

Marijuana expected to be legalized in 2020 across NYS
The author of the Assembly adult-use marijuana bill says she believes the state will legalize in 2020 and likely during the budget process. Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, D-Buffalo, said she met with the governor’s counsel in Albany this week. “It was a very encouraging meeting,” she said. “He, from my understanding, does plan to add it to his budget... more
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