FL1 DAILY: Important addiction recovery services continue during pandemic (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: What impact will pandemic have on local addiction? (podcast)

The Addiction Center estimates that nearly 21 million Americans suffer from some form of addiction. Yet only 10% of them receive treatment. Since 1990 overdose deaths have more than tripled; and between 1999 and 2017 more than 700,000 Americans died from overdosing ... MORE
Trumansburg man sent text messages to protected party, faces felony contempt charge

Trumansburg man sent text messages to protected party, faces felony contempt charge

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trumansburg man on a felony contempt charge after an investigation in Interlaken. John Orak, 52, of Trumansburg was found to have violated a court order on Christmas Day around 3 a.m. by ... MORE
Ithaca schools begin voluntary COVID testing on students (video)

Ithaca schools begin voluntary COVID testing on students (video)

On December 30, Lily Talcott, ICSD Deputy Superintendent, and Kari Burke, ICSD Coordinator of Health Services and Wellness, hosted an information session for families on the district’s new voluntary COVID-19 surveillance testing program. Lily and Kari provided an overview of the program ... MORE
Suspicious fire under investigation in Ithaca

Suspicious fire under investigation in Ithaca

Provided. On Wednesday around 7 p.m. the Ithaca Police Department responded with the Ithaca Fire Department to an area known as the jungle after several 911 calls stated that there was a fire in the area closest to Harbor Freight Tools. Upon ... MORE
Sheriff warns about Snapchat account hacking, minors coerced into sending private information

Sheriff warns about Snapchat account hacking, minors coerced into sending private information

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office warned residents and smartphone users about an investigation into the possible hacking of Snapchat accounts. They say that the perpetrators attempt to coerce victims into providing personal photographs, or otherwise access them remotely through the hacked account ... MORE
Trumansburg driver charged with aggravated DWI after crash in Seneca County

Trumansburg driver charged with aggravated DWI after crash in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trumansburg resident following a property damage crash on Route 96 in Covert. Deputies say Steven Gravina, 63, was arrested after a crash on December 20th around 3 p.m. His vehicle was located ... MORE
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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
Police seek public’s help after shooting in Tompkins: Dozen shell casings found at scene

Police seek public’s help after shooting in Tompkins: Dozen shell casings found at scene

The Ithaca Police Department reports that a little before 10 p.m. on Friday officers responded to a number of reports for shots fired near the Spencer Road traffic circle near Park Street. “Upon arrival in the area, officers interviewed several residents in ... 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
Lansing based Rheonix COVID-19 diagnostic test receives expanded FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Lansing based Rheonix COVID-19 diagnostic test receives expanded FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Rheonix Inc. announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an expanded Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Rheonix COVID-19™ MDx Assay and now allows the use of saliva as an approved sample type. The fully automated sample-to-answer ... MORE
Group calls for end to mining under Cayuga Lake after two go missing when Cargill mine roof collapses in Louisiana

UPDATE: One miner dead after Cargill incident in Louisiana, prompting calls for end to salt mining under Cayuga Lake

One miner has been found dead and another remained missing early Wednesday following a roof collapse Monday at a Cargill-operated salt mine in Louisiana, renewing concerns in New York about safety at Cargill’s huge salt mine beneath Cayuga Lake. “We wish Cargill ... MORE
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
SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Here’s what local health departments said Tuesday, December 15th

SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Here’s what local health departments said Tuesday, December 15th

As of Tuesday, December 15th here's a look at what local health department officials were saying. Dozens of new cases were reported around the Finger Lakes. However, a few counties reported very few new cases ... MORE
SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Monday, December 14th

SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Monday, December 14th

Monday was the day that the Finger Lakes learned its fate related to economic restrictions. Here's what local health department directors had to say, as more cases of COVID-19 were reported ... MORE
WATCH LIVE TODAY: Finger Lakes will learn about new restrictions during Gov. Cuomo’s Monday briefing (video)

WATCH: Gov. Cuomo gives situational update on COVID-19 in New York (video)

On Monday Governor Andrew Cuomo held his daily press briefing, giving an update on hospitalizations, new zones, and restrictions. No region entered ‘Red Zone’, but Cuomo said that it’s possible to see the state shut down in as little as three weeks ... MORE
SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Friday, December 11th

SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Friday, December 11th

As of Friday, December 11th the region remains at a critical tipping point. Active caseloads remain high, and Governor Andrew Cuomo said the Finger Lakes had the highest number of people hospitalized out of all regions in New York State. Here's what ... MORE
Vehicle stolen in armed robbery at Ithaca Wegmans parking lot

Vehicle stolen in armed robbery at Ithaca Wegmans parking lot

On Friday around 10:15 a.m. police responded to the Wegmans parking lot for the report of an armed robbery. Officers located a female victim who said that she was parked in the southwest area of the parking lot. She was eating lunch ... MORE