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WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic on FL1 Sports

Jim Sinicropi, Mike Alessio and Dennis Leahy had the call on Saturday from the “Spo” Center in Waterloo as FL1 Sports presents the 2016 Hall of Fame Classic, a triple-header of high school basketball. The first game featured the Newark Reds vs. Jamesville-Dewitt followed by the tournament consolation game between the Waterloo Indians and the Penn Yan Mustangs. The championship game... more

Lyons win HOF Classic, J-D beats Newark in Waterloo

Waterloo hosted the inaugural Hall of Fame Classic this weekend at Waterloo High School and the second night of the event on Saturday featured three games that were streamed live on FL1 Sports. In the opener, a stand-alone showcase game between the Newark Reds and Section III’S Jamesville-Dewitt, it was all J-D early. After opening up a 24-8 lead at... more

NY AG: Skaneateles man, company convicted of dumping polluted water into CNY creek

A Skaneateles man and his company have been convicted of environmental law crimes after state officials found the firm dumping polluted water into an Onondaga County creek. Michael Jones, 44, pleaded guilty Thursday to three misdemeanor charges for dumping liquids containing hazardous substances into Ley Creek. He also admitted to keeping petroleum-contaminated soil on property owned by his company, Coast... more

Moderate drought conditions persist across Finger Lakes

It has been a slow climb out of the drought that has plagued the Finger Lakes this year, but there is still a long way to go before the drought is erased. The first US Drought Monitor Report of December finally removed all Level 2- Severe drought from the Finger Lakes. As recent as last week’s report, a significant portion... more

NWS UPDATE: Snow expected to cause headaches during commute

Forecasters say there is a little snow coming tonight and that it could cause some minor headaches for the Monday morning commute. It won’t be whiteout conditions. It won’t mean 20 to 30 inches of snow. It won’t even be enough snow to warrant any “winter storm” or “lake effect snow” warnings – like we saw a couple weeks ago.... more

Federal auditors release spending freeze on Auburn Police Department funds

It appears a federal review of accounts controlled by the Auburn Police Department is coming to a close, city officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Justice moved last December to freeze the APD’s funds from the Asset Forfeiture program, which allocates proceeds from drug seizure investigations to participating agencies. This past February, the DOJ initiated an audit of two... more

Weedsport man sent to prison for threatening ex-fiance, endangering children

A Weedsport man with a history of domestic violence and alcohol abuse was sentenced in Cayuga County criminal court Thursday for threatening his ex-fiance in front of his children. In September, 34-year-old Shawn Devaul, of Weedsport pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The Citizen: Read... more

Prison City Pub & Brewery announces Mass Riot IPA, other December beer releases

Auburn’s Prison City Pub & Brewery will have an early Christmas present for the region’s craft beer fans. The 28 State St. brewpub announced Thursday that it will release its next batch of Mass Riot India pale ale — the beer that topped Paste Magazine’s blind taste test of the style this summer — Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 15 through... more

FLX POLITICS: ‘Signs’ of a costly problem looming on NY highways

All signs point to an expensive ending for this story in New York. The Federal Highway Administration says that nearly 500 “I Love NY” signs have to go, or New York will have to part with nearly $1 billion in federal funding. The signs are a relatively recent addition to highways across the state, but nonetheless offer a glimpse into... more

Local officials discuss future plans for fighting blue-green algae toxins in Owasco Lake

Blue-green algae, also know as cyanobacteria, remains on the brains of local officials as they gear up for next summer. This week, water operators for the city of Auburn’s treatment plant continued exploring new design options to keep toxins called microcystin from getting into the treated water, and state and local officials continued their discussions on next steps, too. Members... more

‘What the holidays truly mean’: Hospice holds tree lighting in Auburn

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration for most families. But for some the holidays are a reminder that life is a precious thing that can end at any given moment. Staff and volunteers of the Hospice of the Finger Lakes know this all too well and have dedicated their lives to being there throughout the season and... more

Saying goodbye: More than 50-year-old Moravia grocery store closes its doors

Outside of John’s Grocery in the village of Moravia there’s a pile of chopped firewood, an old Pepsi machine and a cooler for bags of ice. In the window of the more than 50-year-old store is an orange neon OPEN sign with the “E” flickering in the window. Wednesday will be the last day it glows. Inside, 75-year-old Peggy Spaulding... more

GUILTY: Auburn man faces 20 year sentence for DWI crash that killed infant

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann celebrated the guilty plea of 37-year-old Raymond Campagna Jr., of Auburn, who was involved in a fatal crash on Route 34 in the Town of Fleming. Through the investigation into the accident, it was found that Campagna had a blood-alcohol content of more than .08 percent at the time of the crash. The accident... more

Gov. Cuomo signs legislation establishing Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board

Governor Cuomo signed into law today legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Nozzolio of the Finger Lakes that will require New York State to provide additional focus and potential funding to help diagnose, treat, and provide essential services for families dealing with autism. The measure, authored and lead through the Senate by Senator Nozzolio, seeks to improve services available to those... more

Police: Auburn man assaulted brother with hammer

A 19-year-old Auburn man has been charged with a felony after allegedly hitting his brother with a hammer. Auburn police said Austin R. Quinn, of Auburn., got into a fight with his brother around 8:45 p.m. Nov. 28. Quinn struck the left side of his brother's head with a hammer, causing a large gash. Quinn's brother was treated at Auburn... more

Company: 30-year-old Auburn billboard to go digital after nearby town resists

A company has turned to Auburn with plans to build a digital billboard after Aurelius town officials shied away from a similar concept earlier this year. Park Outdoor Advertising was issued a $100,000 building permit earlier this month from the city of Auburn to replace an existing billboard on Clark Street — which faces west toward Aurelius and is visible... more

W-FL Tuesday: Midlakes tops Gananda, Lyons drops 92 & Pal-Mac loses home opener

There were four games on Tuesday night that involved Wayne-Finger Lakes boys basketball teams and all four contests were won by the visiting team. In Palmyra, the Red Raiders hit the court for the first time since coming up short against Newark at the Blue Cross Arena in the sectional Class B1 championship game in February. Pal-Mac hosted former Finger... more

Police: Auburn man facing charges after destroying crack pipe, punching woman

Auburn police said a 48-year-old man is facing charges after a domestic incident that ended with a smashed crack pipe. James B. Yon, of Auburn allegedly pushed a woman to the ground and punched her in the face in front of a child. The domestic incident took place around 6 p.m. Nov. 23. When police arrived, Yon attempted to destroy... more
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