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Costco starts selling COVID saliva test, but it comes with hefty price tag and concerns

Costco starts selling COVID saliva test, but it comes with hefty price tag and concerns
Costco is a place where members shop for items in bulk. Now though, the company is selling a COVID-19 test for at-home swabbing. It's a saliva test and says results can be returned in 24-72 ... more
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Seneca County will petition Supreme Court to review decision on $6M in unpaid taxes by Cayuga Nation

Seneca County will petition Supreme Court to review decision on $6M in unpaid taxes by Cay
Officials in Seneca County say they will be petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to review an issue connected to more than $6 million in owed property taxes. It brings the Cayuga Nation, and its properties ... more
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Young child dead in Varick after apparent accident; sheriff says it’s under investigation

Young child dead in Varick after apparent accident; sheriff says it’s under investigation
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office says its investigating a fatal accident involving a young child, which happened on October 23rd around 10:25 a.m. It happened on Ernsberger Road in the town of Varick. Deputies were ... more
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Cuomo: Rise in statewide COVID cases because of national spike

Cuomo: Rise in statewide COVID cases because of national spike
Governor Andrew Cuomo is pointing blame at the rest of the U.S. as New York's infection rate grows. The state's infection rate grew to 1.45% including hotspots, and as of Monday, 1,059 people had been ... more
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Risky Relationships: The Link Between Domestic Violence & Problem Gambling

Risky Relationships: The Link Between Domestic Violence & Problem Gambling
Problem gambling may not be a common topic discussed during Domestic Violence Awareness Month; however, the link between domestic violence and problem gambling makes it important to bring awareness to this volatile relationship. Domestic violence ... more
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Monica’s Pies hopes to reopen this week after employee tests positive for COVID

Last week a worker at Monica's Pies tested positive for the Coronavirus. Owner Monica Schenk was hopeful that she'd be able to reopen on October 29th. The famous local spot has been featured on the ... more
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Montour Falls teen pleads guilty after holding woman at knifepoint in 2019

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A teen from Montour Falls is going to spend more than a year behind bars after a pair of incidents last year. Logan Teemley, 19, pleaded guilty to felony counts of coercion and reckless endangerment ... more
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Dundee has positive COVID case at elementary school, but in-person learning continues forward

A letter to parents in the Dundee Central School District indicates that one person tested positive for the Coronavirus. It was a student at the Elementary School. It's the first case for the district since ... more
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Police ask for public’s help in shoplifting investigation in Watkins Glen

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The Watkins Glen Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a person they say was involved in shoplifting case. It happened at Walmart and security footage shows a blurry image of a woman ... more
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Waterloo closes middle school on Monday, hopes to reopen on Tuesday

Waterloo school officials give update on COVID-19 response, procedures
An email sent to families in the Waterloo Central School District indicates that students at the middle school went remote on Monday. Hopefully, they will return on Tuesday. An email from Superintendent Terri Bavis indicated ... more
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COVID cluster of 61 cases identified at DeMay Living Center in Newark

Officials in Wayne County say a COVID cluster has been identified at the DeMay Living Center, which is located in Newark. The total number of cases at this point has risen to 61. Altogether 47 ... more
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UPDATE: Police looking to speak with person walking dog near scene of Ithaca homicide

UPDATE: Police looking to speak with person walking dog near scene of Ithaca homicide
In an update on Monday, police in Ithaca said they are actively investigating the homicide that happened on October 21st in the 500 block of West State Street. They say there was a person walking ... more
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Burdett Volunteer Fire Department receives Real Heroes Award

Burdett Volunteer Fire Department receives Real Heroes Award
The Burdett Volunteer Fire Department was honored with an American Red Cross-Finger Lakes Region “Real Heroes Award” earlier this year. The award honors organizations which have shown courage, dedication and unselfish character through acts of ... more
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Police: Seneca Falls driver charged with DWI after traffic stop

Police: Seneca Falls driver charged with DWI after traffic stop
Police say a 30-year-old Seneca Falls resident was charged with DWI after a traffic stop on Ovid Street over the weekend. It happened Sunday around 7:12 p.m. when officers initiated a traffic stop. The driver, ... more
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Fire at Tops supermarket in Wayne County quickly extinguished

Fire at Tops supermarket in Wayne County quickly extinguished
First responders in Wayne County were called to a fire at the Walworth Tops Friendly Market over the weekend. Firefighters from the Walworth Fire Department were dispatched for a rotisserie oven fire. The fire was ... more
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Deputies: Clyde man charged with harassment, endangering welfare of child

Deputies: Clyde man charged with harassment, endangering welfare of child
Deputies report the arrest of a Clyde man after a domestic incident that happened on October 19th at a residence on Lyons Merrengo Road. Bruce DuPaul, 51, of Galen was charged with endangering the welfare ... more
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Deputies: Lyons man violated court order, charged with criminal contempt

Police: Seneca Falls man faces felony charges after two incidents
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man following an investigation into a domestic incident. Deputies arrested Jonathan Ivey, 38, for criminal contempt after violating a stay away order of protection ... more
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Deputies: Lyons man found with drugs, weapon during traffic stop

Deputies: Teen possessed metal knuckles during domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man following a traffic stop on Geneva Street over the weekend. It happened on Saturday around 5:30 p.m., according to deputies. Gregory Parker, 57, ... more
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Republicans hold rally in Ontario County on first day of early voting ahead of Election Day

Republicans hold rally in Ontario County on first day of early voting ahead of Election Day
Republicans from across Ontario County came together on Saturday for a Get Out the Vote Rally on the first day of early voting. Organized by the Ontario County Republican Committee, the socially distanced event brought ... more
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Deputies: Driver had BAC over three-times legal limit in Wayne County crash

Rt. 38 closed in Cayuga County due to crash
Deputies say a 32-year-old driver was ticketed after a property crash investigation in the town of Ontario. Jeffrey Stoke, 32, of Ontario was charged with aggravated DWI, DWI common law, speed not reasonable, improper left-turn, ... more
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Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York
Early voting got off to a fast start across the Finger Lakes. Long lines, masks, and social distancing were observed all around as residents made their way out to cast ballots in what many have ... more
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