Crews cleaning up from structure fire in Romulus (photo)

Crews cleaning up from structure fire in Romulus (photo)

First responders were left cleaning up at the scene of a fire on Monday during the afternoon hours. It’s unclear what time the call came in, but the structure was located on Vineyard Rd. in Romulus. It was completely destroyed with only ... MORE
Officials in Seneca County optimistic about Sampson being selected in 2021 for state designation

Officials in Seneca County optimistic about Sampson being selected in 2021 for state designation

Officials in Seneca County say that despite setbacks created by the coronavirus pandemic they are ready and optimistic for what’s to come in 2021 at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Days before the coronavirus pandemic shut the state’s economy down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ... MORE
Waterloo man charged with felony DWI in Seneca Falls

Waterloo man charged with felony DWI in Seneca Falls

Police report the arrest of a Waterloo man following a traffic stop on Rumsey St. in Seneca Falls. Brian Wise was charged with aggravated DWI, as well as DWI. Both of those charges were elevated to felonies due to a previous conviction ... MORE
Seneca Falls man charged with two counts of rape after lengthy investigation

Seneca Falls man charged with two counts of rape after lengthy investigation

Police say a Seneca Falls man faces a number of charges including two counts of rape after an investigation that started in January. Bryndyn Neel, 31, of Seneca Falls is accused of forcibly engaging in non-consensual sex with a woman under the ... MORE
Law enforcement officials

Law enforcement officials in Seneca say police reform process was positive experience

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce and Undersheriff John Cleere say that working with the community on a police reform plan, as directed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year, was rewarding as much as it was refreshing. The two viewed it as an ... MORE
Multiple departments battle structure fire in Varick: House suffers serious damage (photo)

Multiple departments battle structure fire in Varick: House suffers serious damage (photo)

Firefighters were called to a blaze on East Lake Rd. in the town of Varick on Thursday. Multiple departments from Ontario and Seneca counties were called to the scene, which was described as a ‘fully involved structure fire’. Smoke could be seen ... MORE
Fire, News, Seneca County, Varick
NWS issues lake effect snow advisories through Saturday afternoon

Lake effect snow advisories expire as Cayuga County gets most accumulation

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch calling for heavy lake effect snow in parts of the Finger Lakes including Seneca, Cayuga, Wayne, Monroe and Onondaga counties. The watch is in effect until 6:00 pm on Saturday night. There ... MORE
Waterloo PD begins wearing body cameras

Waterloo PD begins wearing body cameras

The Waterloo Police Department is now using body cameras. The Finger Lakes Times reports that the changeover occurred last week. The body cameras will be required for all shifts, according to Chief Jason Godley. He hopes that the program will lead to ... MORE
Gallahan reflects on first weeks of serving in New York State Assembly

Gallahan reflects on first weeks of serving in New York State Assembly

Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan[R-131] who took office at the start of 2021 says the the first several weeks of serving in the legislature have been among the most exciting in his life. “While the circumstances we all face have been challenging, it has ... MORE
HOPING FOR CHANGE: As COVID-19 pushes nursing home to brink, family member waits as loved one deteriorates

HOPING FOR CHANGE: As COVID-19 pushes nursing home to brink, family member waits as loved one deteriorates

In late-December Albina Meyers died. She was a resident at Huntington Living Center in Waterloo. Now, her daughter, Jill Sandroni, is calling for change at nursing homes across New York State to ensure that quality of care does not fall off during ... MORE
Interactive meeting set for Waterloo village residents to talk strategies for improving access to downtown

Interactive meeting set for Waterloo village residents to talk strategies for improving access to downtown

The first community meeting to gather public input on the Village of Waterloo Circulation, Access, and Parking (CAP) Study will be held at the Waterloo Fire Department, 39 Water Street, Waterloo, NY at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23. Those in attendance ... MORE
News, Seneca County, Waterloo
Rochester man accused of threatening to fight, kill SFPD officer during stop

Rochester man accused of threatening to fight, kill SFPD officer during stop

Police in Seneca Falls say a 44-year-old Rochester man threatened to fight and kill them during a traffic stop on Friday around 9:50 p.m. Clinton Pelt, 44, of Rochester was arrested after a traffic stop on Rt. 5. Police say they stopped ... MORE
INVESTIGATION: Revelation unearthed, Cayuga Nation arrests never happened last February

Investigation reveals arrests never happened, raising questions about Cayuga Nation police, court system

“They were never charged. They never received any citation whatsoever.” Travis John, a member of the Seneca Nation, is just one of three men who had been allegedly arrested by the Cayuga Nation Police Department almost a year ago after a press ... MORE
Police: Waterloo man charged with taking prescription med during dispute

Police: Waterloo man charged with taking prescription med during dispute

Police in Seneca Falls arrested a 58-year-old Waterloo man following a domestic incident on State St. Stephen Rapini, 58, was charged with one count of criminal diversion of prescription medication following the incident. Police say they made contact with all individuals involved ... MORE
FL1 DAILY: Wanda Johns talks about Cayuga Nation arrests after last year’s violent weekend (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: Wanda Johns talks about Cayuga Nation arrests after last year’s violent weekend (podcast)

What happened with the individuals who were taken into custody after violence along Rt. 89 in Seneca Falls last winter? It happened on Cayuga Nation property, and Cayuga Nation Police took individuals into custody – at least temporarily. Legal representatives of the ... MORE
Officials: “No blowouts, just normal slope filling” at Seneca Meadows

Officials: “No blowouts, just normal slope filling” at Seneca Meadows Landfill

What happened at Seneca Meadows on Thursday? Some Seneca Falls Town Board members and those who oppose ongoing landfilling at the site along Rt. 414 called it a ‘blowout’, according to the Finger Lakes Times. However, officials with Seneca Meadows say that ... MORE
Earl Martin files Article 78 against Seneca County over sewer segmentation

Earl Martin files Article 78 against Seneca County over sewer segmentation

Earl Martin has filed an Article 78 proceeding against Seneca County. It has to do with the County’s decision to segment Sewer District No. 2. He’s the owner of the former Hillside property, which was purchased from the Seneca County Industrial Development ... MORE
FL1 News files U.S. Dept. of Interior FOIA requests after Cayuga Nation lawsuit announced

FL1 News files U.S. Dept. of Interior FOIA requests after Cayuga Nation lawsuit announced

Just one-day after the Cayuga Nation announced to seek a legal suit in the amount of $600,000 against the alleged “illegal occupants” of 14 Cayuga Nation-owned properties, FingerLakes1.com has filed two Freedom of Information Act requests at the federal level. Yesterday, two ... MORE