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Phelps man remains in guarded condition at Strong Hospital after crashing car into Flint Creek

Search for 87-year-old last seen near Blue Ribbo
Son says 87-year-old sat in waist-deep water for 11 hours before being located – Update: Monday, 6 p.m. The man who’s vehicle wound up in Flint Creek along State Route 96 in Phelps after being missing for nearly 12 hours was listed in guarded condition on Monday. Harold Smith, 87, had been reported missing around 4 p.m. on Saturday. He... more

WATCH: 11th Annual It’s A Wonderful Run (Official Race Video)

11th Annual It’s A Wonderful Run (Official Race Video)
For the first time ever, heavy rain fell on the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls but did it dampen the Christmas Spirit? Check out the activities in Seneca Falls and watch thousands of runners pass over the bridge to start the 5K and watch them finish under heavy snow fall. Merry Christmas!  . more

Shortsville teen strikes utility pole in Manchester, shutting down road for two hours

Shortsville teen strikes utility pole in Manchester, shutting down road for two hours
Deputies say a teenage driver from Shortsville struck a utility pole during an afternoon property damage crash on Saturday. The crash occurred on Outlet and Faas roads in Manchester, according to a press release from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Jaden Murad, 19, of Shortsville lost control of his vehicle while traveling west on Faas Road. As result... more

Waterloo CSD will consider open positions, Bavis contract extension on Monday

Waterloo CSD will consider open positions, Bavis contract extension on Monday
A four-year contract extension for Superintendent Terri Bavis is up for a vote by the Board of Education Monday night. Bavis, superintendent since July 1, 2016, is working under a contract that ends June 30, 2020. If approved, her new contract will expire June 30, 2024. All terms except salary will remain the same. In June, the board voted 8-0... more

Cuomo vetoes protections for drivers as cashless tolling rolls out across NYS

Cuomo vetoes protections for drivers as cashless tolling rolls out across NYS
Efforts to bolster protections for drivers unknowingly hit with fines after traveling through cashless toll gantries were rejected Friday for the second year in a row by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo vetoed the Toll Payer Protection Act after doing so last year amid myriad concerns raised by drivers when cashless tolling was added to the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and previously to its... more

GoFundMe raises more than $10K for teacher killed in Newfield home invasion

GoFundMe raises more than $10K for teacher killed in Newfield home invasion
A GoFundMe has been setup for the Newfield man killed in a home invasion in Newfield last week. Dejour Xavier Gandy, 29, died from the shooting, which happened early-Saturday morning last week. The Newfield High School graduate was a pre-k teacher in Ithaca. Three masked men are said to have entered the home, opened fire, and left. The suspects remain... more

District Attorney Budelmann, Sen. Helming will hold press conference this week addressing bail reform, vehicular manslaughter case

District Attorney Budelmann, Sen. Helming will hold press conference this week addressing bail reform
Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann will hold a news conference this week following a bail hearing for Heriberto Perez-Velasquez. It’s scheduled for Wednesday. The 31-year-old is accused of driving drunk in Cayuga County on Route 31 – striking a 59-year-old Weedsport resident, who was operating a tractor alongside the road. The crash happened in November, and just weeks before... more

Seneca Falls attempted murder suspect getting new lawyer

Seneca Falls attempted murder suspect getting new lawyer
The Seneca Falls man accused of nearly killing a woman earlier this year will be getting a new attorney, meaning his case will likely not be resolved until next year. Christopher Freeman’s court-appointed attorney, Joe Lucchesi, recently told the Times he asked Acting Seneca County Judge Daniel Doyle to take him off the case. Lucchesi did not disclose the reason for that... more

Sabres assign Casey Mittelstadt to Rochester

Sabres assign Casey Mittelstadt to Rochester
The Buffalo Sabres announced today that the team has assigned forward Casey Mittelstadt to the Rochester Americans (AHL). Mittelstadt has four goals and five assists in 31 games this season. The 21-year-old center has recorded 39 points (17+22) in 114 NHL games, dating back to the end of the 2017-18 season. He was Buffalo’s first-round pick (eighth overall) in the... more

Skaneateles police looking for individual involved in larcenies

Skaneateles police looking for individual involved in larcenies
Skaneateles Police are putting you on the lookout after a series of larcenies. Skaneateles Police say a few larcenies occurred over the past week at the Tops Market on Fennell Street in the Village. According to police, on three separate occasions, the same individual entered the store, loaded up a cart with several hundred dollars of seafood, steaks, and other... more

Challenge to NY immigration law is tossed on eve of enactment

Challenge to NY immigration law is tossed on eve of enactment
The Green Light Law, which allows New Yorkers to use foreign identification when applying for a license, has survived a second court challenge. Frank Merola, Rensselaer County Clerk , filed a lawsuit in July alleging that the Green Light Law conflicted with federal law. On Friday, a federal district court judge ruled against Merola, saying he lacked the legal capacity... more

Sheriff Spike: Watch out for holiday scams as Christmas approaches

Sheriff Spike: Watch out for holiday scams as Christmas approaches
The Yates County Sheriff’s Office said it’s received complaints from residents who have received telephone calls from different scammers. YCSO said some of the calls had someone identifying as an agent for the Social Security Administration and advises that your account number has been fraudulently used and they’ll have to issue a new one, and the “agent” asks the person... more