‘SHE WANTED HELP’: Family members say Waterloo woman sought help repeatedly before double-fatal shooting (full coverage)

Family members say more should have been done to help their mother. Especially after she sought help from agencies and authorities in the days leading up to Lori McConnell’s violent murder. She was shot to death alongside a Seneca Falls resident, identified by police on Monday as Charles Andrus. The third victim of last Tuesday’s violent shooting survived, and was... more

Phelps teen airlifted with serious injuries after wreck at Rt. 14 intersection

A Phelps teen was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital, while three others were sent to Geneva General after a violent two-car accident on Monday. Deputies say 18-year-old Cody Silsby, of Phelps was traveling east on Cross Road and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection with Route 14; but did not see an oncoming vehicle being operated by Ana... more

Newark man airlifted after motorcycle loses grip on gravel along Rt. 14

Deputies say a 27-year-old Newark man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a motorcycle accident on State Route 14 in the Town of Phelps on Saturday. The accident happened around 7:13 pm when Gregory G. Wild, 27, of Newark was making a turn on Route 14 near the 7-11 gas station, and lost control of the bike on loose... more

Driver ticketed for failing to stop after three-car crash in Phelps

On Saturday around 9:41 am deputies responded to County Road 23 and Melvin Hill Road for the report of an accident with injuries. They say 45-year-old Kevin Chreptak, of Newark was operating a pickup truck, which was traveling eastbound on County Road 23 when 60-year-old Lydia Solla, of Geneva was stopped southbound on Melvin Hill Road, and pulled in front... more

Phelps man charged with possessing LSD

Deputies say a 24-year-old Phelps resident was arrested for possessing a controlled substance after a traffic stop on State Route 96 over the weekend. On Sunday around 1:40 am deputies arrested Dustin Wyatt Albrecht for fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop. Albrecht was found to be in possession of LSD, a ‘Schedule I’ controlled substance.... more

Phelps woman suffers serious injuries, hospitalized at Strong following knife attack by Phelps teen

New details have been released by authorities after the community learned that a 17-year-old viciously attacked his mother with a knife during a dispute. Brandon Schulter, 17, of Phelps was charged with felony first-degree assault. The charges stemmed from an attack on his mother. The teen is accused of stabbing his mother, identified as Nanci Barber multiple times int he... more

Midlakes students continuing Rachel Scott’s legacy

When Midlakes High School Principal Frank Bai-Rossi invited the Rachel’s Challenge program to present at his school on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, he knew the messages would have an impact. “What I’ve seen has really come to fruition,” he said. “We’re seeing kids be kinder to each other. I’ve seen kids go out of their... more

Midlakes bumped out of Class B baseball state tournament

The Midlakes Screaming Eagles put together their first championship season in more than three decades, but were unable to keep the good times going Saturday. Royalton-Hartland bumped Midlakes out of the regional round of the Class B state tournament, topping the Screaming Eagles 10-1 at Frontier Field. The Royalton-Hartland Rams jump into the state semifinal round June 8 at Maine-Endwell... more

Midlakes defeats Newark for Sectional baseball crown

The Midlakes Screaming Eagles baseball team cruised past the Newark Reds to capture the Section V Class B baseball championship on Saturday in Canandaigua. Midlakes jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the top of the first and the Reds left bases loaded in the bottom half of the opening inning. The Screaming Eagles never looked back, and continued to... more

Deputies: Newark man smoking from glass pipe while driving charged with DWAI

A 48-year-old Newark man was stopped by deputies in Phelps on Saturday after allegedly smoking marijuana from a glass pipe while driving. Steven L. Stevens, 48, of Newark was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, no hands on steering wheel and unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on Saturday. Deputies say Stevens was observed operating his... more

Deputies: Phelps driver struck, passenger injured during Rt. 96 crash

One person was sent to the hospital after a crash on a busy stretch of State Route 96 in Victor. Deputies say they were called to the scene around 8:21 p.m. on Friday. A vehicle, operated by Sabrina Martinez-Ostrowski, 21, of Phelps was traveling south on State Route 96 when another vehicle — operated by Lily Ryan, 17, of Rochester... more

FingerLakes1.com Local Mother’s Day Guide

Make Mom’s day a special one with these great local tips for awesome, unique gifts and delicious special Mother’s Day brunch offerings… Sinicropi Florist in downtown Seneca Falls This Mother’s Day, treat the mom in your life like the queen she is! Celebrate Mom with her favorite flower or gift from Sinicropi Florist Arrangements range from $35- how much do... more

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for meeting with and questioning candidates for several months. “These committee members are volunteers who care deeply about their communities and take the endorsement process seriously,”... more

UPDATE: Phelps man faces multiple charges after violent crash, teen passenger in ‘guarded’ condition

In an update Monday afternoon, authorities say the 21-year-old driver of a vehicle that crashed, causing serious injuries to a 17-year-old passenger — has been charged. Justin Palombi, 21, of Phelps — the operator of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, which slammed into a tree and utility pole on South Marbletown Road on Sunday. The accident happened around 5 p.m., according... more
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