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CLEANUP BEGINS: Homes destroyed, vehicles swept away during historic flooding in Seneca Co. (full coverage)

The Village of Interlaken reports that 4.25 inches of rain fell during the early-morning hours on Tuesday, which left Southern Seneca County in a state of emergency. While Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in a number of counties throughout Upstate New York after Tuesday’s rainfall – none were as hard hit in the Finger Lakes region –... more

One airlifted after Sevior Road crash in Aurelius

First responders say one person was airlifted, while another was transported by ground to area hospitals following a crash on Sevior Road in Cayuga County. Aurelius, Union Springs, and Auburn fire departments responded to Sevior Road and Route 326 for a car that had crashed into a utility pole. Aurelius firefighters transport one of two victims to an awaiting ambulance... more

Harmful algal bloom on Owasco Lake prompts weekly sampling

After the first confirmed harmful algal bloom of the season was detected on Owasco Lake last week, the Cayuga County Health Department has started weekly testing to monitor drinking water. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) listed a harmful algal bloom (HAB) with confirmed toxins on the Owasco Lake tributary of Sucker Brook last Friday as part of its... more

You’ve never seen Taughannock Falls flowing like this (video)

Laura Voorhees posted this incredible video of Taughannock Falls this morning around 10:00 AM as the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River was exploding with muddy water from the heavy rain that has caused extreme flooding in Seneca and Schuyler counties. Scott Hamula posted his own video from late this morning at Taughannock Falls… Taughannock Falls video. @TRUMANSBURG_NY @WayneStormWatch... more

Major flooding shuts down roads in Schuyler County (full coverage)

A state of emergency has been declared in Schuyler County due to flooding from extreme rainfall overnight into this morning. The following roads are closed and impassable due to damage: Shumway Road from State Route 414 to Satterly Hill Road; Dugue Road between Round School House & Fausold Rds; Covert Road from Satterly Hill to State Route 414; Robertson Road... more

Wayne County doctor pleads guilty, faces 60 years in prison

A former Wayne County doctor pleaded guilty to three counts of receiving child pornography in federal court on Tuesday. Dr. David Blasczak,69, of Newark faces a maximum combined penalty of 60 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Federal prosecutors say Blasczak bought thousands of sexually explicit images of children through a website hosted out of India they’re calling “website... more

Geneva man arraigned on manslaughter charge following 2017 burglary

A 23-year-old Geneva man has been arraigned on a manslaughter charge after an investigation into a 2017 burglary. Jeffery A. Salone Jr., 29, of Geneva was arraigned in Ontario County Court for first-degree manslaughter, a felony, in connection with the September 2017 death of Jawuan D. Brumfield of Rochester, said Geneva Police Lt. Matthew Valenti. Brumfield’s cause of death was... more

Driver ticketed after ‘freak accident’ claims Waterloo woman’s life

Investigators say they have found the truck involved in the fatal freak accident, which left a Waterloo woman dead after a rock was thrown from a vehicle that had recently left the Ontario County Landfill. The accident took place on August 4th, but it took investigators eight days to locate the commercial truck. Deputies say Manuel J. Vallejo, 27, of... more

Rochester man charged after felony drug investigation in Geneva

On August 10th at approximately 2:28 pm police arrested a Rochester man in Geneva on felony drug charges. Rodney J. Lowman, 37, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was held without bail due to previous felony convictions. Police say Lowman was arrested after a months-long investigation into the sale of cocaine in the City of... more

LATEST: Fleming man charged with BWI after two hurt in Owasco Lake accident

Sheriff David Gould reports that on Sunday at approximately 6:11 pm the Cayuga County E-911 Center received a call of a personal injury boating accident, which had occurred on Owasco Lake in the Town of Fleming. The investigation into that accident revealed that Frank R. McKay, 57, of Fleming was the operator of a 1988 Harris 28 ft pontoon boat... more

Wayne County tech firm Optimax expanding, creating jobs

A Wayne County company is adding jobs as the result of a $21.7 million expansion, Empire State Development announced last week. Optimax Systems Inc. in Ontario is constructing a $21.7 million, 60,000-square-foot addition at its facility on Dean Parkway. Optimax, which was founded in 1991 and moved to Wayne County two years later, is involved in fiber optic telecommunications, solid-state... more

Lourdes Camp in Skaneateles closing due to blue green algae in water

Lourdes Resident & Day Camp in Skaneateles has been closed due to blue green algae. The camp announced Monday that camp leaders, along with the Onondaga County Health Department, made the decision to close the camp “effective immediately.” Camp Director Mike Preston said the move was made “because the camp draws water from Skaneateles Lake, the water source for camp... more

LeSean McCoy’s ex sues for damages related to home invasion

LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend filed a lawsuit against McCoy and one other person on Monday regarding the home invasion at the athlete’s home back in July. The two people named in the suit are LeSean McCoy and Tamarcus Jerod Porter. Delicia Cordon who was allegedly injured during the home invasion at McCoy’s Georgia home , is suing for damages related to... more

Woman killed after being hit by vehicle near Sodus Bay

First responders say a woman was killed in Sodus on Saturday after being struck by a vehicle. The investigation remains active. Raymond Terry, of Wolcott was driving on Ridge Road before State Route 104 when his vehicle struck the victim, who was identified as a 94-year-old resident. She was on her way to the mailbox, according to first responders. The... more

Police: Auburn man attempted to rob store at knifepoint

A 35-year-old Auburn man has been charged with an armed robbery attempt after an incident on Monday. Auburn Police say Matthew Gauthier walked in to Custom Cleaners shortly before 12:45 pm armed with a knife and ordered two employees to the front counter, but left before he could get anything. Police say Gauthier fled in one vehicle, which was found... more

Former 84 Lumber location in Sennett lands new tenant

A major roofing supply company has signed a long-term lease to occupy the former 84 Lumber location in Sennett, the property’s owner has announced. American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., which is headquartered in Wisconsin, will occupy the 9.45-acre property and its 37,000 square feet of building space. Charlesbank Realty Group, which purchased the property from 84 Lumber in March,... more

Auburn fire, police unions endorse Mannion for NY Senate

Unions representing the city’s firefighters and police officers support the Democratic candidate in the 50th Senate District race. Auburn Police Local 195 and Auburn Firefighters Union Local 1446 endorsed John Mannion for state Senate. Mannion, D-Westvale, is running to succeed retiring Republican state Sen. John DeFrancisco. The Republican candidate in the race is Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci. Auburn Police... more
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