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FedEx truck driver crashes on school property in Steuben County

FedEx truck driver crashes on school property in Steuben County
State police say a FedEx driver was arrested after an accident at a Steuben County school. According to a news release, a FedEx box truck driver, identified as Michael Morgan, 38, of Elmira Heights, drove ... more
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DISH customers frustrated over outage, customer service issues

DISH customers frustrated over outage, customer service issues
A widespread outage has impacted DISH customers since late last week, leaving them unable to contact the company over the phone or email and causing the website and apps to go down. While DISH has ... more
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NWS: Winter Weather Advisory expires this AM, precipitation turns to all rain

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory expires this AM, precipitation turns to all rain
The forecast through Tuesday across the Finger Lakes and Central New York can only be called complex. Yet another storm tracking across the northeast will bring snow, mixed precipitation, and the threat for freezing rain ... more
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Hochul hopes to make rural housing a priority in 2023

Housing market on fire: Buyers left with tough choices, bidding war in Finger Lakes
Governor Kathy Hochul has proposed allocating $1.2 million to neighborhood and rural preservation programs in the Southern Tier as rising inflation costs continue to impact housing development. The programs aim to provide administrative funding to ... more
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AAA says gas prices keep dropping in NY

AAA says gas prices keep dropping in NY
The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Syracuse dropped by 2 cents compared to last week, according to AAA. As of Monday morning, the average price for a gallon of gas in Syracuse ... more
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Furniture and mattress store hosting grand opening in Horseheads next week

Furniture and mattress store hosting grand opening in Horseheads next week
A new furniture and mattress store will have its grand opening next week in Horseheads' Grand Central Plaza. American Freight will open its doors to the public on Friday, March 3rd, at 1020 Center St., ... more
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Elmira inmate serving life sentence for Syracuse murder attacks two officers at prison

Officer suffers broken leg amid series of inmate on inmate fights in Elmira Correctional Facility
A 35-year-old inmate serving a life sentence for a brutal murder in Syracuse attacked and injured staff at Elmira Correctional Facility on Sunday evening. As inmates began to turn out for evening recreation, a sergeant ... more
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WINTER WEATHER: Freezing drizzle continues into the morning, use caution during commute (full coverage)

WINTER WEATHER: Freezing drizzle continues into the morning, use caution during commute (full coverage)
Precipitation has slowed down significantly. While a Winter Weather Advisory remains active for a chunk of the region, the worst fell overnight. There have been some scattered power outages reported, as well as some accidents, ... more
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CASH4LIFE winner will get $1,000 per week for life

CASH4LIFE winner will get ,000 per week for life
A second prize ticket has been sold in the CASH4LIFE game run by the New York Lottery. The ticket was purchased in the town of Marathon at Mirabito gas station on Broome Street. The winning ... more
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Price of gas steady, down slightly across Finger Lakes and Central New York

Gas prices are hitting new highs and have reached the level they were in 1991
According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas in Syracuse this Monday morning is $3.46, down 1 cent from last week. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.41, ... more
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Debate ignited over school activities following request from “After School Satan Club” in Homer

Debate ignited over school activities following request from “After School Satan Club” in Homer
Homer Brink Elementary parents were shocked when their children came home with invitations to join an After School Satan Club, operated by The Satanic Temple, an organization of secular atheists who do not believe in ... more
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Cornell, Avangrid work together to solve utility billing issues

NYSEG customers see skyrocketing bills, rates set to increase again this May
A new pilot study aimed at finding a solution to unpredictable electricity bills and blackouts caused by extreme weather events is being developed by Cornell University in collaboration with Avangrid, the parent company of NYSEG ... more
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Big Flats man accused of stealing $20,000 worth of silver

Watkins Glen man arrested after attacking two people at Dunkin’
A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of approximately $20,000 worth of silver in Chemung County. Jason F. Frycek, a 43-year-old resident of Big Flats, was taken into custody by the New ... more
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NWS: Freezing rain threat makes for slick commute this AM

NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory: Freezing rain potential could make Friday AM commute a challenge
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the threat of freezing or mixed precipitation through the morning. Wayne, Northern Cayuga, Oswego, Wyoming, Livingston,and Ontario counties are included in the advisory, which ... more
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What will NYS do next after report shows freshwater fish have more PFAS than store bought? (video)

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A nationwide study has found that freshwater fish are hundreds of times more contaminated with PFAS chemicals than store-bought fish. In exclusive reporting this week, Environmental Reporter Peter Mantius dug into the available data. One ... more
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Inflation having an impact on price of short-term vacation rentals

Leaders ask for pause on vacation rentals to stop virus from spreading into Seneca County
Rising inflation rates have resulted in short-term vacation rentals becoming more expensive for travelers. The cost of travel and day-to-day life has pinched budgets across the world, with inflation rates jumping to highs of 7% ... more
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State police make arrest after animal abandonment investigation

Varick woman charged with child endangerment after incident involving teens
State police say one person is in custody after an animal abandonment investigation. Paul-Carlos Palenzuela, 58, was arrested by State Police in Herkimer on February 14th for two counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; ... more
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PFAS levels in freshwater fish ‘staggering’, but Finger Lakes anglers aren’t getting the message

PFAS levels in freshwater fish ‘staggering’, but Finger Lakes anglers aren’t getting the message
Freshwater fish are hundreds of times more contaminated with PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ than store-bought fish, according to a new nationwide study of federal test results. One PFAS chemical in particular — PFOS (Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) ... more
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Two critically injured after head-on crash in Spencer

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Two men have been hospitalized in critical condition after a head-on collision between two vehicles on State Route 96 in the town of Spencer. According to initial investigations, a white 2014 Audi A4 driven by ... more
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Grand jury indicts Big Flats man on attempted murder, multiple assault charges

Grand jury indicts Big Flats man on attempted murder, multiple assault charges
A Chemung County Grand Jury has indicted Theodore Swan IV, a 34-year-old man from Big Flats, on charges of attempted murder and three counts of assault. The indictment stems from an incident on January 20th, ... more
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Local hospitals won’t drop mask requirement despite state’s move to end COVID-era rule

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Despite the New York State health department lifting its COVID-era mask requirements for hospitals and healthcare facilities, mask mandates will continue to be in effect for Rochester-area healthcare facilities. The leaders of Rochester Regional Health ... more
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