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William Fricke will next appear in Ontario County Court after Canandaigua homicide

WHAT WE KNOW: Reports of stabbing, homicide investigation swirl in Canandaigua
The man accused of fatally stabbing a Pittsford woman at a home near Canandaigua Lake in the town of Canandaigua more than a week ago will next appear in Ontario County Court. District Attorney Jim Ritts said William Fricke will not appear in town court again. A preliminary hearing had been scheduled for Friday, but was unexpectedly cancelled. more

THE DEBRIEF: Debating illegal meeting in Seneca, Assemblyman Kolb’s DWI, and Governor Cuomo’s proposals (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Debating long list of proposals from Governor Andrew Cuomo for 2020 (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast: Governor Andrew Cuomo produces a list of agenda items for 2020, the latest reaction from Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s DWI arrest earlier in the week, an illegal executive session entered into by the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, and a closer look at the future of broadband in rural parts of the Finger... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Northstar-Christian meets the Lyons Lions at Lyons Community Center (FL1 Sports)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Northstar-Christian meets the Lyons Lions at Lyons Community Center (FL1 Sports)
The Northstar-Christian Knights and Lyons Lions boys varsity basketball teams will square off inside the Lyons Community Center on Friday night for our first live broadcast of 2020. Jim Sinicropi and Kevin Sharp have the call on FL1 Sports for this match-up of perennial Section V power houses.  . more

Syracuse loses a wild one in the Dome to Notre Dame, 88-87 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse hosts Notre Dame, looking for fourth consecutive victory (preview & info)
Syracuse and Notre Dame staged a 3-point contest at the Carrier Dome on Saturday, but the Irish won the game on the boards. Notre Dame claimed an 88-87 victory over Syracuse thanks to 24 second-chance points. John Mooney led Notre Dame’s run on the offensive boards, scoring 28 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Both teams lived up to their 3-point... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing a NEW $20M solar project in Geneva (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing a NEW $20M solar project in Geneva (podcast)
Last month Ryan and Tracey Wallace outlined plans for a $20 million project in the town of Geneva. It would be placed on Carter Road, on property owned by the Wallace’s, and would account for some- $20 million worth of new investment at the site. The project would be another solar village, much like the one in downtown Geneva, and... more

Multiple weapons, marijuana seeds seized after pursuit in Yates County

Multiple weapons, marijuana seeds seized after pursuit in Yates County
Three people were arrested following a vehicle pursuit in Yates County on Thursday. The Penn Yan Police Department reports that Bradley Zadul, 39, of Niagara Falls was seen leaving a place where authorities say drugs were trafficked. When police attempted to stop Zadul’s vehicle – he took off. The pursuit went off-road on Buckle Road, and Zadul attempted to drive... more

Firefighter suffers minor injury battling silo blaze in Ontario County

Firefighter suffers minor injury battling silo blaze in Ontario County
First responders were called to a silo fire in the town of Farmington on Friday. The call came in around 3 p.m. in the area of Rushmore and Sheldon roads. Grain inside the silo ignited, according to firefighters. Deputies say one firefighter suffered a minor cut during the response. No other buildings were damaged in the fire. Roads in the... more

Auburn leaders approve $10M for new public safety building

Auburn leaders approve $10M for new public safety building
A new home for the Auburn Fire Department is closer to becoming reality. The facility is currently housed on a busy intersection along the Arterial and North Street, which it shares with the Auburn Police Department. Last night Auburn City Council approved an ordinance for $10 million in bonding for construction at the site, according to The Citizen. As far... more

New boater safety law on the books across New York

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There is a new law active on the waters of New York State since New Years Day passed. Even though many won’t be on the water for another several months, when the weather breaks, Brianna’s Law took hold when the calendar turned to 2020. It’s a major change for boat owners. The law is named in honor of an 11-year-old... more

Amerks open New Year with overtime win in Belleville

Amerks open New Year with overtime win in Belleville
On the strength of multi-point efforts from Sean Malone and Jean-Sebastien Dea, and Remi Elie’s game-winning goal 1:01 into overtime, the Rochester Americans (21-8-2-2) opened the New Year with a 4-3 victory over the Belleville Senators (19-12-0-1) at CAA Arena Friday night. The contest, which served as the third of a four-game North Division road swing for Rochester, was the second of the six-game... more

Weedsport man sentenced to prison for marijuana grow operation, possessing weapon

Weedsport man sentenced to prison for marijuana grow operation, possessing weapon
A Cayuga County man who prosecutors say grew more than 100 marijuana plants at a residence in Mentz was sentenced on Thursday. Timothy Hoisington, 27, of Weedsport pleaded guilty in October to second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Both are Class D felonies. He was sentenced to two years in prison, and two years... more

Syracuse Mets Announce Brian Schneider as Manager for 2020 Season

Syracuse Mets Announce Brian Schneider as Manager for 2020 Season
The Syracuse Mets are excited to reveal that former New York Mets catcher Brian Schneider will lead the Syracuse Mets as the team’s manager for the 2020 season. Schneider replaces last season’s Syracuse Mets Manager Tony DeFrancesco. DeFrancesco managed Syracuse for one season before being named the first-base coach for the New York Mets. Schneider comes to Syracuse and the... more

Crunch dominate Marlies, 8-2

Crunch dominate Marlies, 8-2
The Syracuse Crunch fired a season-high 56 shots on goal during an 8-2 thrashing of the Toronto Marlies tonight at Upstate Medical University Arena. Thirteen Crunch players recorded a point in the win with eight tallying a multi-point effort. The Crunch advance to 17-14-2-1 on the season and 2-0-0-0 in the six-game season series with the Marlies. Goaltender Spencer Martin made 22... more

Alex Barre-Boulet named 2020 AHL All-Star

Alex Barre-Boulet named 2020 AHL All-Star
The American Hockey League has announced that Syracuse Crunch forward Alex Barre-Boulet will represent the North Division at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Ontario International Airport to be held Jan. 26–27 in Ontario, California. Barre-Boulet, 22, has appeared in 31 games with the Crunch this season. His 27 total points, 11 goals and five power-play goals all lead... more

Buffalo Bills CB Tre’Davious White named AP First Team All Pro

Buffalo Bills CB Tre’Davious White named AP First Team All Pro
After leading the NFL in touchdowns in 2019 and going the entire season without surrendering a touchdown reception, Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White was recognized on Friday by The Associated Press. White was named an AP First Team All Pro, becoming the first Bills player since 2014 (Marcel Dareus, Mario Williams) to be named to the first team. Joining White as the other First... more

Victor Olofsson to miss 5-6 weeks due to injury

Victor Olofsson to miss 5-6 weeks due to injury
The Buffalo Sabres announced today that forward Victor Olofsson will be out five to six weeks with a lower-body injury. Olofsson exited last night’s 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers in the third period after colliding into the end boards on Buffalo’s game-tying goal. Read more from BuffaloSabres.com Injury Update: Victor Olofsson will be out five to six weeks with a lower-body... more

RIT ties Canisius, gains extra point with shootout win

RIT ties Canisius, gains extra point with shootout win
RIT sophomore forward Jake Joffe (Toronto, Ontario/Toronto Jr. Canadiens) scored the lone Tiger goal in a 1-1 draw opposite vising Canisius, Friday night. Joffe later notched the deciding tally during the penalty shootout to clinch an extra point for RIT in the Atlantic Hockey standings. RIT (10-6-3, 7-5-3 AHA) got on the board after junior goalie Logan Drackett (Calgary, Alberta/Calgary Canucks) cleared a puck to center... more
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