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Khouzam gets long prison term after murdering mother

The Branchport man who killed his mother at her Dresden home several years ago will spend 24 years in prison. Judge Jason Cook sentenced Paul Khouzam to 24-years-to-life in prison, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Khouzam was on probation at the time of the attack. His mother, Dr. Magda Daoud, died ... FULL STORY
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Will COVID-19 vaccines work with the new Omicron variant?

While a lot is still unknown about the Omicron variant, experts are still urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. What is known so far is ... MORE
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Inmate escapes from Tompkins County Jail during work detail, remains at large now

An inmate from the Tompkins County Jail escaped late-Monday, according to officials. Jeffrey Cornell, 37, is described as a white male, wearing tan pants, a white ... MORE
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Romulus woman charged following domestic incident

A Romulus woman faces multiple charges, including endangering the welfare of a child, after a domestic incident in ... MORE
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Hornell man picked up on warrant after his car ran off the road

A Hornell man was picked up on an arrest warrant after his car ran off the road. Deputies ... MORE
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Seneca Falls Superintendent warns of possible school closures

Seneca Falls School Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman is warning parents about the potential for short term school closures in ... MORE
Doctor that discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant says symptoms were mild in patients

Doctor that discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant says symptoms were mild in patients

A South African doctor who announced the discovery of the Omicron variant has said only mild symptoms are ... MORE
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Three arrested in Steuben DWI crackdown

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department made three arrests over the weekend as part of a Thanksgiving DWI High ... MORE
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FLCC partners with Bloomfield schools, Yates Workforce Development for rural worker training

Finger Lakes Community College has selected Bloomfield Central School and the Yates County Workforce Development Office as sites ... MORE
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Stimulus checks to go out before Christmas as a surprise, are you getting up to $2,000?

Some Americans are in for a surprise and getting surprise stimulus checks right before Christmas. The cash is ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Ave Bauder and Judy Wright of the Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (podcast)

Ted Baker is joined in studio by Ave Bauder and Judy Wright of the Seneca County Cornell Cooperative ... MORE
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Americans call for another stimulus check as the concern grows for Omicron COVID-19 variant

Americans were calling on President Joe Biden for another stimulus check following Thanksgiving and the cost of dinner thanks to inflation. Now, they’re calling on him to send another check as the concern over the newest variant, Omicron, spreads across the nation ... MORE
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THE BAKER BLOG: Who am I? Why am I here?

Those were the famous lines uttered by Vice Admiral James Stockdale, H. Ross Perot’s Presidential running mate, during a Vice Presidential debate in 1992. Let me see if I can answer those questions almost 30 years later. I’m Ted Baker. Until a ... MORE
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Do I need to pay back stimulus checks the IRS sent me by mistake?

Sometimes taxpayers make mistakes and end up with more of a refund than they should. In these cases, what should you do? The Sun reports that one Reddit user decided they were going to keep the cash. Related: Millions of Americans will ... MORE
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Dryden schools go remote due to COVID cases, lack of bus drivers, and quarantine issues

Due to a dramatic uptick in COVID-19 cases over Thanksgiving break the Dryden Central School District is going remote. Throughout the week remote learning will be the standard for students there. The goal for the district will be to return to in-person ... MORE
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RECALL: Broccoli tots from Birds Eye recalled over potential to contain rocks and metal

Conagra Brands, operator of Birds Eye, announced that broccoli tots created under the Birds Eye brand could contain rocks and pieces of metal. Buy by dates for packages impacted are from Aug. 2022 through Nov. 2022. Two reports of dental damage injury ... MORE
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Geneva American Legion breaks ground on new post location

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Monday for the future home of the Geneva American Legion Post. The Finger Lakes Times reports members of Winnek Post 396 gathered on land on Routes 5 & 20 in the town of Seneca, near the Salvation ... MORE
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Cornell University pushes vaccinate mandate for employees at Ithaca, Geneva campuses out to mid-January

Cornell University is delaying its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for faculty and staff. The extension puts the mandate out to January 2022, according to officials. Previously, employees were expected to be fully-vaccinated by December 8. However, they have until January 18 to get ... MORE
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Find out how to get $30,000 for homeowner expenses

People have qualified for various stimulus checks this year. One major way is through child tax credits, with only one remaining. Many Americans benefitted from federal and state stimulus checks. Related: There is stimulus support for struggling homeowners with a Homeowner Assistance ... MORE
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What will my Medicare Part A cover in 2022?

Many seniors are enrolling in Medicare for their first time in 2022, and with all the different parts, there are questions. Many want to know what Medicare Part A will cover or what changes they may face if they already have the ... MORE
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Cuomo receiving monthly pension payments despite looming charges: Will they be stopped?

Former Governor Andrew Cuomo might not be in office anymore, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t cashing in on years of public service. The former governor, who now faces an array of sexual harassment and hostile work environment allegations from when he ... MORE
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Domestic incident, pursuit result in felony charges against Steuben County man

State police say a 32-year-old is in custody after a domestic incident and pursuit in Steuben County. Jared Panipinto, 32, was involved in the domestic incident where he struck his wife several times and attempted to hit her with a chair. He ... MORE
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Claim $8,000 per child on your 2021 taxes

Various stimulus programs have been created under the American Rescue Act to help struggling Americans. One of the measures allows parents to claim up to $8,000 more dollars on their taxes in 2022. This is thanks to the child and dependent care ... MORE
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