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Geneva Supervisor Dom Vedora will resign September 1: City Council will appoint person to fill vacancy until election

Geneva Supervisor Dom Vedora will resign September 1: City Council will appoint person to fill vacancy until election
After a decade serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors Dom Vedora will resign effective September 1, 2022. The Democrat, who has represented wards 1 and 2 in Geneva since 2012 announced his resignation ... more
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Seneca Falls woman charged after report of stolen vehicle

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A Seneca Falls woman was taken into custody on a warrant on Tuesday. According to a news release, the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Lauryn K. Wendt, 26, of Seneca Falls for unauthorized use of ... more
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UPDATE: State amends policy, allowing off-duty cops to carry guns at New York State Fair

New York State Fair prices lowest they’ve been since 1980
New York State will now allow off-duty police officers to carry weapons at the State Fair. The update comes just 24 hours after off-duty cops were told they would not be able to enter with ... more
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Penn Yan motorcyclist airlifted after serious crash in Yates County

One airlifted from crash involving car, motorcycle in Auburn
Deputies say a Penn Yan man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a car-motorcycle accident in the town of Jerusalem on Wednesday. The car was operated by Tracey Irwin, of Potter, who was traveling ... more
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Corning man who left grandmother to die in house fire will spend 3-9 years in prison

Corning man who left grandmother to die in house fire will spend 3-9 years in prison
A 24-year-old Corning man is headed to prison after a fire that claimed the life of his grandmother was found to be caused by a meth lab. Justin Gause, 24, of Corning was sentenced to ... more
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State police searching for missing Naples woman: Last seen in Canandaigua

State police searching for missing Naples woman: Last seen in Canandaigua
New York State Police are looking for an Ontario County woman. Ashley Corso, 30, of Naples was last seen early-Monday with her boyfriend Brandon in Canandaigua. No other information was immediately available about where she ... more
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Odessa woman fails to appear in court

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A Odessa woman was taken into custody after being issued a criminal summons. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brianna J. West, 32, of Odessa for failure to appear in ... more
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Multiple possession charges against man after traffic stop in Cayuta

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Police say an Enfield man was taken into custody following a traffic stop in Cayuta. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael P. Inman, 45, of Enfield for multiple counts ... more
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Auburn school board approves public complaint policy for parents in district

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The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education approved a policy change regarding public complaints. The change amends language to specify that it applies to district employees, and not board members. According to The ... more
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NTSB releases report on Steve Barnes plane crash: Exact cause not yet known to public

NTSB releases report on Steve Barnes plane crash: Exact cause not yet known to public
New information has been released about the plane crash that killed attorney Steve Barnes and his niece. The NTSB released a preliminary report on Wednesday about the accident that happened in October 2020. Barnes was ... more
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Lodi man sends threatening text messages, charged with harassment

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Police say a Lodi man was arrested following investigation into a reported harassment on July 18. According to a news release, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ernest L. Voorheis, 59, of Lodi for harassment ... more
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Teen killed in ATV accident in Huron

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State police are investigating a fatal ATV crash that happened in the town of Huron around 12:33 p.m. on Wednesday. According to a news release, troopers responded to a residence on Brick Schoolhouse Road for ... more
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City of Geneva seeking Director of Planning & Economic Development

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The City of Geneva is looking to hire an economic development professional to oversee all matters related to development and planning for the city. The city's Director of Planning and Economic Development will be responsible ... more
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Batavia man arrested while on probation

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A Batavia man was charged after violating probation on Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael R. Murray, 44, of Batavia on a violation of probation warrant. Murray ... more
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Body recovered from Taughannock Falls gorge

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Firefighters recovered the body of one person from the Taughannock Falls gorge early-Monday. First responders were called to the scene a little after 8 a.m. They found a person laying in the gorge, which resulted ... more
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Do recently resigned, retired healthcare workers qualify for the state established bonus payment?

Do recently resigned, retired healthcare workers qualify for the state established bonus payment?
What healthcare workers qualify for the state issued bonuses that are set to be released in the coming weeks? The confusion has come around employees who recently resigned or retired. Do they qualify for the ... more
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IPD search for duo who stole credit card from restaurant near Ithaca Commons, spent thousands

IPD search for duo who stole credit card from restaurant near Ithaca Commons, spent thousands
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a grand larceny that occurred during the afternoon hours on August 8. Around 2 p.m. officers received a report of a purse theft from inside a business near the ... more
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Tompkins County has third confirmed case of monkeypox

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Tompkins County has identified its third case of Monkeypox. All confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported since July 19, according to health officials. A close contacts have been identified. The Tompkins County Health Department ... more
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Patient jumps from ambulance, pulls fire alarm prompting flood at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira

Patient jumps from ambulance, pulls fire alarm prompting flood at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira
Officials say several floors at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira were damaged over the weekend after an incident involving a person who was being transported there by ambulance. Arnot Health told WENY-TV that 'unauthorized activation ... more
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