Troopers: Fishermen rescued after falling through thin ice in Wayland

Troopers: Fishermen rescued after falling through thin ice in Wayland

Two ice fishermen were rescued after falling through the ice on Loon Lake in Steuben County. The lake is located in the town of Wayland. State police were called to the scene around 11:30 a.m. for the report of fishermen in the ... MORE
News, Steuben County, Wayland
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DAILY DEBRIEF: Calls grow louder for Cargill to stop mining under Cayuga Lake (podcast)

It’s all about the salt. Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that calls for a “salt reduction task force” to analyze the state’s aggressive practices of salting roads. The study comes in response to new data that links ... MORE
YEAR IN REVIEW: Biggest stories of 2020 as chosen by FL1 readers

YEAR IN REVIEW: Biggest stories of 2020 as chosen by FL1 readers

Each year we ask ourselves: What were the biggest stories? There are a lot of ways to answer that question. We can choose stories that had the biggest impact on life in the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier. We ... MORE
Felony arrest made after assault at Steuben County Jail

Felony arrest made after assault at Steuben County Jail

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 19-year-old Hornell resident following an investigation into an assault at the county jail. Deputies say Jametris Jordan, 19, of Hornell attacked and injured another inmate while incarcerated at the jail. Jordan was ... MORE

Sheriff: Traffic stop leads to DWI charge in Hornell

Deputies say one person was taken into custody after a DWI traffic stop in Steuben County on December 15th. Mark Smith, 63, of Hornell was arrested after a traffic stop on County Route 66. It’s alleged that Smith was operating his vehicle ... MORE

Crash leads to DWI charge in Caton

One man was arrested after a crash in Steuben County. The Steuben County Sheriff’s office reports that deputies arrested 59-year-old Roman Sutton, of Lindley following a crash on Thurber Road in Caton. Sutton is accused of striking a mailbox and driving into ... MORE
Driver charged with DWAI after traffic stop in North Hornell

Driver charged with DWAI after traffic stop in North Hornell

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 20-year-old following a traffic stop in North Hornell. Andrew Passmore, 20, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. He’s accused of operating a vehicle while in an impaired condition from ... MORE
Steuben County legislator indicted in sex trafficking ring

Steuben County legislator among five indicted in sex trafficking ring

Steuben County Legislator Steven Maio was recently indicted among four other men following an investigation into a sex trafficking ring. The Evening Tribune reports that Larry J. Comfort Sr. and Larry J. Comfort Jr., both of Elmira Heights, Jonathan F. Hamilton of ... MORE
Hornell home deemed uninhabitable after structure fire

Hornell home deemed uninhabitable after structure fire

A pair of teenagers escaped injury after a house fire on Rockwell Street in Hornell. It happened on Tuesday around 7 a.m. Unfortunately, the family’s pet dog died in the fire. Officials said four people lived in the home along with three ... MORE
SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Here’s what local health officials said on Friday, December 18th

SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Here’s what local health officials said on Friday, December 18th

Editor’s Note: Each day health departments around the region are publishing updates to their websites, social media platforms, and sharing ‘situational’ data with local media. In an effort to bring all of that information together under one roof – we’ll be publishing ... MORE
Database shows local hospitals nearing ICU capacity:

Database shows some local hospitals nearing ICU capacity

Some local hospitals are entering difficult territory as it relates to their ICU bed capacity. Over the last two weeks there has been increased focus on rates of hospitalization connected to COVID-19. In fact, Governor Andrew Cuomo has said that if any ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Steve Keeler on new journalism platforms, cuts in newsrooms, and regaining trust (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga Community College’s Steve Keeler talks future of media (podcast)

This week we’re catching up with Steve Keeler, Division Chair of the School of Media & Arts at Cayuga Community College about the state- and future of journalism. There were a number of topics we wanted to explore with him. So rather ... MORE
Local doctor says overdoses, suicides increasing; voices concerns about cancer prevention during pandemic

Local doctor says overdoses, suicides increasing; voices concerns about cancer prevention during pandemic

Some health officials in the region are voicing concerns about increases in suicide, as well as other health issues getting brushed to the side. Dr. Robert Cole, who serves as Steuben County Coroner, spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio about this topic ... MORE
SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Latest local information from health officials for Thursday, December 17th

SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Latest local information from health officials for Thursday, December 17th

This is your situational update for Thursday, December 17th. Take a look at what local health officials are saying in your county as the day progresses. Each county issues updates at different times of day. However, all of the counties we're tracking ... MORE
Three now facing charges after violent home invasion in September

Three now facing charges after violent home invasion in September

The Hornell Police Department reports additional arrests following an investigation into a robbery and shots fired in September. Jametris Jordan, 19, of Bath had been charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal use of a firearm, second-degree criminal ... MORE
Sheriff: Hornell woman charged with burglary after breaking into home

Sheriff: Hornell woman charged with burglary after breaking into home

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says a 25-year-old is facing a burglary charge after an investigation into an incident last week. On Friday, 25-year-old Alexus Davis, of Hornell broke into a home on Airport Road. She’s accused of stealing property from the ... MORE
Teen killed in Southern Tier crash

Teen killed in Southern Tier crash

Deputies say a 16-year-old from Nichols was killed in a single-car crash in the town of Candor on Monday. It happened around 10 p.m., according to deputies, who noted that a 2003 Toyota Camry was traveling south on Park Settlement Road when ... MORE
News, Steuben County, Traffic
SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Here’s what local health officials are saying Wednesday, December 16th

SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Here’s what local health officials are saying Wednesday, December 16th

Editor’s Note: Each day health departments around the region are publishing updates to their websites, social media platforms, and sharing ‘situational’ data with local media. In an effort to bring all of that information together under one roof – we’ll be publishing ... MORE