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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: A Whale of a Tale in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: A Whale of a Tale in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
The amazing story of how Waterloo became known near and far as “the place the whale burned” in the late 1800’s. A mammoth whale that was captured by Captain Nickerson off the coast of Cape Cod in 1888 was embalmed and taken on a tour of northeastern America. That is, until the whale was brought to Seneca Falls and Waterloo... more

Drunk driver arrested after trying to pick up another accused of DWI in Macedon

Drunk driver arrested after trying to pick up another accused of DWI in Macedon
On Friday the Macedon Police Department received a report of two intoxicated kayakers flipped over the the canal and stumbling around. The caller was concerned for their safety as her child had to jump into the water to assist them. While officers were on their way to the scene, an update was received that the kayakers had left in a... more

Skydiver killed after plummeting into Wyoming County cornfield

Skydiver killed after plummeting into Perry cornfield
A skydiver was killed in an accident in Wyoming County on Saturday. According to New York State Police, the accident occurred around 12:04 p.m. near the Perry-Warsaw Airport in Wyoming County and involved three skydivers with the Rochester Skydivers organization. Police say Richard Cordero, 68, of Bergen died after they believe his parachute became tangled. The diver then landed in... more

Second floating island discovered on Lake Ontario; Coast Guard monitoring land mass

Second floating island discovered on Lake Ontario; Coast Guard monitoring land mass
Days after a small island was discovered floating along the shore of Lake Ontario, a new, bigger island has arrived. From a distance, the massive chunk of land looks relatively small. Westpoint Marina Dock Attendant Kyle Napier drove a boat up to the “floating island” in Braddock Bay. It was resting up against the breakwall along with smaller patches of... more

Black bear spotted in Palmyra yard

Black bear spotted in Palmyra yard
A black bear was spotted off of Hydesville Road in Palmyra on Tuesday morning. Photos taken by Dick Leeuwen and sent to a Rochester television station the bear apparently targeting what looks like a bird house and feeder. Last month, the DEC urged homeowners to remove or secure easy food sources, like bird feeders and trash cans, that might attract... more

You will be shocked to learn of the alt-universe Syracuse Orange in Japan

We have to talk about the alt-universe Syracuse Orange in Japan
We’ve long thought we — the Syracuse Orange, Otto the Orange, our whole “orange” obsession — were unique in this world. Other schools wear orange, mind you (some of them poorly). But Syracuse’s use of an actual orange as a mascot and a full lean-in on the color and the fruit is something no one else does. Or at least... more

Police: Toddler pepper sprayed by suspect during altercation

Police: Toddler pepper sprayed by suspect during altercation
Police say a 25-year-old Geneva resident, as well as a 22-year-old Canandaigua resident were both arrested after an investigation into a disturbance on Gorham Street, which resulted in a young child being pepper sprayed. Carolyn Godbolt, 22, is accused of entering her neighbor’s apartment – initiating a physical fight with the occupant. After the fight Taneia Godbolt, 25, of Geneva... more

Bandmate pushes another during Color Me Badd show at del Lago; singer charged with attempted assault

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says that on Sunday around 9:15 am deputies responded to del Lago Resort & Casino for a reported assault. Upon arrival it was determined that Bryan K. Abrams, 48, of Oklahoma City shoved bandmate Mark Calderon during a performance at the casino. He was charged with attempted assault following the incident. Abrams is a member... more

NFL player’s brother arrested in Ontario County, charged with manslaughter in New Jersey

The brother of a New York Giants cornerback has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, according to prosecutors in New Jersey. A body was discovered at Janoris Jenkins home in New Jersey, which is 10 miles north of MetLife Stadium. Authorities have identified the dead man as 25-year-old Roosevelt Rene, a family friend of Jenkins. The prosecutor’s office didn’t say where... more

Ithaca PD looking for disoriented woman last seen running into the woods

On Monday at about 7:00 am, IPD officers responded to a residence on the West Hill of Ithaca regarding a check the welfare complaint. Officers have determined that a white female has knocked on the doors of at least two separate residences, and acted what can be described as “strangely” during the subsequent interactions with the residents of each house.... more

80-year-old held on $5K bail after violating order of protection in Seneca Co.

Deputies say an 80-year-old Victor man was arrested on multiple charges and is being held on $5,000 bail following the violation of an order of protection. John C. Mancuso, 80, of Victor was charged with four counts of second-degree criminal contempt after contacting a victim who had a Class A order of protection against him. He was arraigned in Ovid... more

Car hits turkey on Rt. 34; driver treated for minor injuries

One patient signed off with minor injuries after a crash involving a vehicle and turkey on Route 34. The crash happened late-Thursday on Route 34 in the area of Myers Road. Genoa, King Ferry and Southern Cayuga Ambulance responded to the scene. The sole patient and driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries — which included glass in the eye.... more

Owasco man pleads guilty to menacing family

Last fall, authorities said Eric Simmons parked a red tractor in a family’s driveway in the town of Owasco, placed a large cutout of a black bear in the front yard and fired a shotgun before fleeing the scene with his 14-year-old son. And while Simmons said most of that was true, he disputed some of the details during a... more

Dryden girl’s suspension for dress code violation lessened after mom’s Facebook video

Twenty-four hours after Freeville mom Erin Kidney posted a live video asking Facebook users how she should react to her 17-year-old daughter’s two-day suspension from school due to a dress code violation, she was inundated with opinions. And the suspension, the Kidneys were later told after the video had been posted, was lessened to one day, the school said the... more

Bills WR Zay Jones arrested after naked fight in LA apartment building

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones is under arrest after a bizarre fight in a Los Angeles apartment building on Monday. According to TMZ Sports, Jones was naked as he fought with his brother, Cayleb Jones of the Vikings. Footage of the fight acquired by TMZ shows Zay yelling “I’m going to fight for Jesus”. TMZ reports that witnesses said... more

Deputies: Lyons man took off his clothes after walking into strangers home

Deputies say a Lyons man was taken into custody and arrested after allegedly walking into a strangers home, and taking off his clothing. Henry McKenzie, 28, of Lyons was charged with bribery and criminal trespass. According to deputies, the Lyons man even attempted to bribe arresting officers with money to have all charges dropped. He was sent to the Wayne... more

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon spotted in Fairport

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was seen Saturday night at Mulconry’s Irish Pub in Fairport. The world-renowned comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member is friends with the bar’s owner, Damien Mulconry. The two were celebrating the bar’s tenth anniversary. Check out some Tweets from around town Saturday night and Rochester area media reaction below… Jimmy Fallon spotted in... more

Mynderse high school students involved in mid-air scare on Air Canada flight

Multiple injuries have been reported after a plane carrying several Mynderse Academy high school students en route to San José, Costa Rica hit severe turbulence and had to return to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The incident happened onboard an Air Canada Rouge flight at around 8 pm on Thursday in the air over the mid-eastern United States. Paramedics told Toronto media... more
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