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Groton man faces rape, unlawful imprisonment charge in Cortland County

Groton man faces rape, unlawful imprisonment charge in Cortland County
A 19-year-old Groton man has been arrested on physical and sex abuse charges after he turned himself in to deputies. Dakota Burins, 19, of Groton was charged with rape, unlawful imprisonment, and criminal obstruction of breathing, according to deputies. The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says Burins turned himself in following an investigation into a domestic violence complaint. The alleged assault... more

Groton driver charged with DWI after speed stop in Seneca County

Groton driver charged with DWI after speed stop in Seneca County
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 23rd at 10:30 p.m. deputies arrested Jonathon A. Oliver, 21, of Groton on DWI charges. Deputies report Oliver was observed at a high rate of speed on State Route 318 in the Town of Tyre. After stopping the vehicle deputies determined that Oliver was intoxicated. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with... more

Injuries minor in crash at Route 34 and 38 intersection; road reopened

Injuries minor in crash at Route 34 and 38 intersection; road reopened
Police, firefighters and EMS responded to a three-car crash Friday at the intersection of Peruville Road/Route 34B and Route 38 in Groton. The crash was reported at about 11:30 a.m. and by about 1:15 p.m., the road had reopened. Sheriff Derek Osborne said in an update Friday that a Dodge flatbed truck was headed west on Peruville Road/34B when it ran... more

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone
New York State passed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements in June. In Ithaca, where vaccination rates are low in several schools, public health advocates and school administrators are hopeful that the new law will improve community immunity. Some parents who were previously granted religious exemptions, however, say they may pull their kids out of school rather than... more

FLX holiday weekend fireworks schedule

FLX holiday weekend fireworks schedule
School is out, summer is in full swing and most Finger Lakes residents have a four-day holiday weekend on-tap to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be fireworks in the skies above the region for the next several days. Below is a guide to where, and when, to find them. WEDNESDAY Auburn/Owasco - Emerson Park 8 p.m. concert with... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Groton man jailed on child porn charges

Groton man jailed on child porn charges
A Groton man is accused of uploading sexually explicit photos of children at his Tompkins County residence. New York State Police arrested Christopher A. Barrows, 61, after a joint probe by the Troop C Computer Crimes Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Barrows allegedly uploaded the inappropriate images in August 2018, and on April 2, a search warrant was executed... more

One airlifted after serious, three-car crash in Groton

One airlifted after three-car crash in Groton
One person was airlifted following a serious crash involving three vehicles in Groton, according to State Police. First responders say a vehicle collided with a tractor, which had a manure hauler attached to it in the Town of Groton. Around 7 a.m. on Route 222 a pickup truck struck a tractor, according to state police. The crash occurred between Lick... more

Groton man charged with strangling, assaulting victim during dispute

A Groton man faces multiple charges and is being held on $2,000 cash bail after a domestic incident, which resulted in one person being injured. On Tuesday around 2:57 am police charged 34-year-old David M. Rath, of Groton with strangulation and assault after injuring an unidentified person during that domestic incident. Police say he struck a person’s head against a... more

In Groton, scout leaders spearhead volunteer recognition campaign

Earlier this year, Groton residents Jennifer Dean, Monica Dykeman, Sara Knobel and Hayley Wheeler, were recognized as part of the Tompkins County Youth Services Department's “40 Caring Adults” campaign. Touched by the recognition, and inspired by the campaign, Dean and Wheeler, both Girl Scout leaders, were humbled to think about all the other wonderful adults who help make Groton a... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Rematch comes early for Groton, Lansing

Groton and Lansing will get their re-match immediately out of the gate back in the Bobcats’ house at Sobus Field in Lansing Friday afternoon in a Section IV Class C girls soccer quarterfinal match-up. Groton, seeded fifth, and Lansing, seeded fourth, were given automatic byes into the final eight teams along with No. 1 Trumansburg, No. 2 Unadilla Valley and... more

Groton goes back-to-back for IAC Small title

For most of the game it was Groton’s midfield setting up leading scorer Lauren Reeves, who had three prime opportunities in the first half of the IAC Small School girls soccer championship game at Tompkins Cortland Community College Saturday afternoon. The game-winner, though, came off a pass from Reeves to Maggie Ossit with 16:43 left on the game clock. It... more

Three residents evacuate as fire destroys Groton house

Three Groton residents were able to escape from a house that was destroyed by a fire during a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters received a report of a fire at 470 Pleasant Valley Road around 3 p.m., according to the Tompkins County Emergency Dispatch Center. They arrived at the scene at 3:08 p.m. The fire had spread throughout the house before... more

Court strikes down Groton lockdown law, citing First Amendment

A court last Thursday struck down a lockdown law in the Village of Groton in Tompkins County, saying it violated residents’ First Amendment rights by penalizing them for making 911 calls. The ruling, which came from the New York State Supreme Court Third Appellate Division, could have implications for the City of Binghamton, where a lockdown law served as a... more

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which poses no threat to humans, causes hemorrhaging of fish tissue and internal organs. It has impacted fish populations... more
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