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Corning announces string of road closures: What streets should you avoid?

Corning announces string of road closures: What streets should you avoid?
If you live in the Corning area and thought road construction might be over for the season - you would be wrong. The Corning Department of Public Works announced the closure of several city streets ... more
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Have you seen them? State police looking for suspects involved in Destiny USA larcenies

Have you seen them? State police looking for suspects involved in Destiny USA larcenies
State police in the Syracuse-area are asking for the public's help identifying those involved in a grand larceny investigation at Destiny USA. Photos provided by law enforcement of the individuals involved in the thefts. The ... more
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Lt. Colton on Geneva shootings: “I’m tired of a small portion of our community that have no regard for human life”

Lt. Colton on Geneva shootings: "I’m tired of a small portion of our community that have no regard for human life"
The Geneva Police Department is speaking out on a pair of shootings that happened this past weekend at the Courtyard Apartments. Investigators tell us they have responded to four shootings in about two months. "It’s ... more
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Auburn prisoner accused of sending letter to victim in Seneca County violating court order, arraigned on new charges

Felony arrest stems from investigation into drugs sent to Cayuga County Jail
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Fayette resident as part of an ongoing investigation into a domestic incident. The original incident took place in August, according to deputies. They say the ... more
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Livingston County ranks among top governments for fiscal responsibility in New York

NYSAC says counties are worried about NY’s finances, hoping for bailout from federal government
Livingston County continued to be an example of financial responsibility after the Office of the New York State Comptroller issued its latest Fiscal Stress Monitoring System results with the County ranking among the top overall ... more
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Bomb threat prompts early dismissal at Waterloo High School: What do we know?

Bomb threat prompts early dismissal at Waterloo High School: What do we know?
A bomb threat at the Waterloo High School resulted in early closure and dismissal on Monday. According to a letter from Supervisor Terri Bavis, the threat came during the morning hours, which prompted the immediate ... more
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Scam alert: IRS text message scams and police impersonators try to get money from unsuspecting residents

IRS says scammers are tricking victims into thinking they are eligible for more stimulus
There are two local scams that have gotten the attention of state law enforcement. The first involves a public donation scam, which resulted in New York State Police issuing a warning that they do not ... more
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Geneva man arrested for third DWI this year after found asleep in running car, blocking roadway

Geneva man arrested for third DWI this year after found asleep in running car, blocking roadway
Police arrested a Geneva man after a complaint for a vehicle blocking Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Officers found Theodore Francis Jr., 51, of Geneva sleeping at the wheel of his running vehicle while it ... more
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Police: Geneva man charged with felony DWI after erratic driver complaint

Lyons man charged with DWI after hitting utility pole, not cooperating with deputies
On Sunday, October 2nd police responded to an erratic driver complaint near State Route 14 and Route 31 in the town of Lyons. Brandon Giovannini, 38, of Geneva was arrested for felony DWI, operating with ... more
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Homeowner fights back, interrupts robbery in Ithaca: Suspect airlifted to trauma center for treatment

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
Police say they're investigating a robbery that was interrupted by the homeowner. On Tuesday, October 4th around 1:45 a.m. police responded to a burglary that had just occurred in the 200 block of North Plain ... more
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Troopers: Drug arrests made in Ontario after traffic stop along Rt. 104

Lyons man arrested on bench warrants in Wayne County
State police report the arrest of two Wayne County residents following a traffic stop on Route 104 in Ontario. Richard Parker, 27, of Newark, and Todd Heers, 46, of Marion were both arrested on drug ... more
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What happens with your personal information when your ID or license gets scanned at the store for age-restricted purchases? Could your identity be stolen?

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you give your ID to a worker at a gas station or grocery store to purchase something that is age-restricted? Your identification card is scanned in a machine ... more
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Geneva parents frustrated over bus policy: Why do some kids have to walk 30 minutes to school?

Police investigate another threat at Geneva HS campus on Friday
Parents in the Geneva City School District are wondering why their kids are eligible for the bus this year. Those who live in the Washington/Jefferson streets neighborhood on the city's west side were picked up ... more
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Wolcott man pleads guilty to additional child porn charges: Could spend decades in prison

Wolcott man pleads guilty to additional child porn charges: Could spend decades in prison
A convicted sex offender from Wayne County faces more prison time after pleading guilty to distributing child pornography before U.S. District Court Judge Charles Siragusa. U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced that 37-year-old Jacob Ritchie, ... more
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Special session to authorize landslide repairs in Penn Yan: How much will it cost to repair spring damage?

Special session to authorize landslide repairs in Penn Yan: How much will it cost to repair spring damage?
The Yates County Legislature will meet for a special session on Tuesday to consider a resolution authorizing immediate work to 1861 West Lake Road in Penn Yan. A landslide in March at that location resulted ... more
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Waterloo Murder: What led to Will Waugh’s death? Investigation continues in Seneca County

Geneva man charged with attempted murder after stabbing
There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding what led to the shooting death of a Texas man in the Town of Waterloo last week. Investigators aren’t giving many details, but they say they know who ... more
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Traffic stop for suspicious vehicle leads to DWI arrest in Montezuma

NY State Police increasing school patrols through end of academic year
State police arrested a Trumansburg resident following a traffic stop in the town of Montezuma on Saturday, October 1st. According to a news release, police observed a suspicious vehicle on Route 31. The operator, identified ... more
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Microtel Inn and Suites: How much of a ‘tax break’ will Macedon development get after PILOT agreement approved?

Microtel Inn and Suites: How much of a ‘tax break’ will Macedon development get after PILOT agreement approved?
The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency has given the green light for $1.57 million in incentives for a hotel being constructed on Route 31 in Macedon. A new 31,509-square-foot, three-story hotel with 71 rooms under ... more
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Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?

Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?
The Greenidge Generation power plant missed its September 30th state deadline to install fish screens on its water intake pipe in Seneca Lake and continues to suck in and kill aquatic life in violation of ... more
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