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Brycen Goodine scores game-winner to lift Syracuse over Wake Forest, 75-73 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse welcomes Wake Forest to the Dome tonight (preview & info)
A rag-tag lineup saved Syracuse’s season. With three starters on the bench after fouling out, a lineup featuring Buddy Boeheim at small forward, freshman Brycen Goodine at guard and freshman Jesse Edwards a center, Syracuse rallied from a four-point deficit to pull out a 75-73 victory over Wake Forest at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Goodine scored the game-winner with... more

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Geneva Walmart reopens after January arson

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Geneva Walmart reopens after fire in January
Store management took to Facebook on Saturday to announce the reopening of the home, office, electronics, hardware, automotive, and sporting good sections of the Geneva Walmart. The store was shut down unexpectedly after a fire devastated the interior. That fire was later ruled an arson. A teen was taken into custody on arson charges, which will be answered in family... more

Despite record outflows on shoreline flood concerns loom along Lake Ontario

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Folks who live along Lake Ontario aren’t feeling much better about shoreline concerns, even as the state spends more money to address erosion and flooding issues. Mild temperatures and minimal ice cover in the St. Lawrence River made it possible to release record amounts of water from Lake Ontario during January and continuing into February, but inflows to Lake Ontario... more

Search for next fire chief underway after retirement announcement by Auburn FD’s Morabito

Auburn Fire Chief Joe Morabito will retire this month
Auburn Fire Chief Joe Morabito will retire on Valentine’s Day. “The time is right,” he told Finger Lakes News Radio in an exclusive conversation on Friday. “I have 33 years in the system almost 30 on the job. The time is right to pass the reigns on to someone else.” He told FLNR that being appointed chief was among the... more

Several cats from animal cruelty case in Ontario County remain at Humane Society due to legal battle

Several cats from animal cruelty case in Ontario County remain at Humane Society due to legal battle
Several of the cats seized last year during an animal abuse investigation have not been adopted. Not for a lack of desire or interest, though. There’s a legal stalemate playing out between one of the charged – and prosecutors. The Daily Messenger reports that eight or nine of the 12 cats seized are still in their care, and that total... more

Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve

Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve
We’re hearing again that odors may worsen, before they improve. Ontario County’s Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management Carla Jordan tells Finger Lakes News Radio that odors very well could worsen before they improve over the next several months. Work is underway to remedy the odor issues, which have been on the rise of the last several months –... more

Auburn could manage its own ambulance service, instead of going with TLC

Auburn could manage its own ambulance service, instead of going with TLC
City Clerk Chuck Mason says ambulance service in the city of Auburn could be taken over, if a new proposal is considered. Nothing is finalized yet, but Mason tells Finger Lakes News Radio that City Manager Jeff Dygert is weighing a proposal that would internalize ambulance service. The City has historically used TLC Ambulance, which has served as a third-party... more

Jury selection postponed in Branchport murder case from August 2018

Jury selection postponed in Branchport murder case from August 2018
Jury selection is slated to start in July for the man accused of murdering his mother at her home in Branchport two summers ago. Paul Khouzam, of Branchport is accused of breaking into his mother’s home — and killing her. He also killed the 67-year-old’s dog. He was taken into custody walking down Arrowhead Beach Road. While Dr. Magda Daoud,... more

Auburn City Council eyes major projects after approving capital plan

Auburn City Council eyes major projects after approving capital plan
This week Auburn City Council approved a five-year capital improvement plan. According to Finger Lakes News Radio, City Clerk Chuck Mason says the plan includes biosolids waste project with an estimated price tag of $22 million. “It’s basically the five year outlook of all the big projects the city has,” Mason said in an interview with FLNR. The approval came... more

Farmington driver charged with DWI after taking out mailbox

Farmington driver charged with DWI after taking out mailbox
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 60-year-old Farmington man following the investigation of a property damage crash. On Friday at approximately 5:30 p.m. deputies were called to Beavercreek Road in the town of Farmington for a one-car crash. The vehicle had struck a mailbox along the road. Deputies investigating determined that Thomas Pinos, 60, of Farmington... more

Police investigate reports of drinks getting drugged in Ithaca

Police investigate reports of drinks getting drugged in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department is asking patrons of local bars in the city to keep an eye on their drinks at all times. The department is investigating reports that drugs have possibly been added to drinks at some local establishments while patrons are not looking. Anyone who believes they might have encountered a situation like this in the city is... more

Sabres assign Pilut, Asplund to Rochester

Sabres assign Pilut, Asplund to Rochester
The Buffalo Sabres announced today that forward Rasmus Asplund and defenseman Lawrence Pilut have been assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL). Pilut is tied for fifth in scoring in Rochester this season with 22 points (7+16) through 30 games. He’s played in 10 NHL games this season. Asplund has nine points (1+8) in 18 AHL games this year. With Buffalo, he has three points... more

Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse defeats Canisius in season opener

Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse defeats Canisius in season opener
Syracuse senior Emily Hawryschuk  scored a career-high seven goals to lead the No. 4/4 Orange women’s lacrosse team to a 21-6 victory in the Carrier Dome in the season opener for both teams. Hawryschuk was one of two members of the Orange to record eight points in the win. “I was pretty happy with the effort and the way that our players... more

Amerks win streak snapped with 5-2 home loss to Crunch

Amerks win streak snapped with 5-2 home loss to Crunch
After giving up the first goal, the Syracuse Crunch rattled off four straight on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Rochester Americans tonight at Blue Cross Arena. Gemel Smith put up two goals, while Alex Barre-Boulet had a three-point effort with a goal and two assists. The win advances the Crunch to 22-21-3-3 on the season and moves them... more

RIT shoots past Robert Morris, 4-1

RIT shoots past Robert Morris, 4-1
RIT senior forward Shawn Cameron (Sherbrooke, Quebec/Cumberland Grads) totaled two goals and an assist to lead the Tigers to a 4-1 victory over host Robert Morris in Atlantic Hockey action, Friday. RIT scored the lone goal of the first period. Senior defenseman Adam Brubacher (Elmira, Ontario/Powell River Kings) received a left-board feed from junior forward Alden Dupuis (Edmonton, Alberta/Bonnyville Pontiacs) and took a shot from the slot that rebounded... more