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Phelps man accused of sending sexual messages to juvenile

Phelps man accused of sending sexual messages to juvenile
The Wayne County Sheriff's office reports the arrest of a Phelps man following a criminal investigation. Deputies say 32-year-old Scott Allan Demarse was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He's accused of sending ... more
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Deputies: Medical event likely led to fatal crash near Eastview Mall

Deputies: Medical event likely led to fatal crash near Eastview Mall
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident that happened on State Route 96 around 12 p.m. on Friday. Athimoottil Varghese Matthew, 87, of Penfield died in an accident that happened near Eastview ... more
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Driver leaves scene of crash with bicyclist in East Bloomfield

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The Ontario County Sheriff's Office gave an update on a car-bicycle crash that happened during the early-morning hours at the intersection of 5&20 and Gauss Road in East Bloomfield. A little before 6 a.m. deputies ... more
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Ontario, Yates counties join forces to host soil health workshop

Seneca/Cayuga County Soil & Water Conservation Districts and Partners host Soil Health Workshop for Area Farmers
The Ontario and Yates County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, in partnership with the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, recently announced the 2024 Soil Health Workshop. Set to take place on February 27th, from 9:30 AM ... more
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FRIDAY HS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL REPORT: Marcus Whitman, Mynderse boys advance to semifinals; Jayla Bell’s triple-double leads Lyons in upset win

FRIDAY HS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL REPORT: Marcus Whitman, Mynderse boys advance to semifinals; Jayla Bell's triple-double leads Lyons in upset win
The high school basketball sectional quarterfinal round began Friday night with a full slate of games. Check out the scores, stats, updated brackets, and Saturday’s schedule below. BOYS SCOREBOARD (2/23) CLASS ANo. 7 GenevaNo. 2 ... more
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Geneva man faces up to 15 years for illegal gun possession

Abortion: Doctor investigated over privacy laws and 10-year-old rape victim cleared
Willis Bowles, a 36-year-old Geneva resident with two prior felony convictions, has pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm, a charge that could result in up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine ... more
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Geneva man resists arrest after brandishing handgun during incident; second arrest in less than 30 days

Geneva man resists arrest after brandishing handgun during incident; second arrest in less than 30 days
Police say a Geneva man was arrested a second time in less than a month after threatening a person with a gun at a residence in the city and resisting arrest. According to a news ... more
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Homeowner uses garden hose to stop structure fire from spreading in Gorham

Several departments battle fire, cold in Cayuga County
A homeowner used an exterior hose during a late night fire in Gorham while firefighters were en route to prevent it from being worse. On Thursday around 10:30 p.m. deputies along with firefighters from Gorham ... more
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Clifton Springs man dies in snowmobile accident

Police: Motorcyclist killed in Webster crash, investigation remains active
A tragic snowmobile crash in the town of Martinsburg, Lewis County, claimed the life of a 54-year-old man from Ontario County on Wednesday. Michael Spooner was riding a 2001 Polaris XC 800 cc snowmobile when ... more
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Tenney holds law enforcement roundtable with area leaders in Victor

Tenney holds law enforcement roundtable with area leaders in Victor
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck reported that he, along with Undersheriff Peenstra and other local law enforcement and elected officials, attended a Law Enforcement Roundtable in Victor. Hosted by Representative Claudia Tenney, the meeting aimed ... more
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Deputies: Victim disfigured after attack, Geneva man charged with assault

Deputies: Victim disfigured after attack, Geneva man charged with assault
Police say a Geneva man is in custody after attacking a woman and leaving her with a disfigured earlobe. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of Cecil Brown, 65, who has now been ... more
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WEDNESDAY HS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL REPORT: Gananda’s Miles Caviness scores 1000th point in win over Campbell-Savona; Newark girls top Wayne

WEDNESDAY HS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL REPORT: Gananda's Miles Caviness scores 1000th point in win over Campbell-Savona; Newark girls top Wayne
The high school basketball pre-quarterfinal round wrapped up Wednesday with another full slate of games, and for the second straight night, a player reached 1,000 points, this time Gananda senior Miles Caviness. Check out the ... more
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Canandaigua Town Board to hold public hearing on proposed rezoning for indoor sports facility

Canandaigua Supervisor Cathy Menikotz will not seek another term
The Canandaigua Town Board is set to hold a public hearing on the rezoning of land for a proposed indoor sports facility by Evan Gilbert. Scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Town Hall, the ... more
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City of Geneva responds to lawsuit, cites no seat belt in accident

City of Geneva responds to lawsuit, cites no seat belt in accident
In a recent legal development, the City of Geneva, along with its Police Department and Detective Steve Vine, have responded to a lawsuit filed by John Sweet, arguing that Sweet's injuries from a last year's ... more
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Red Jacket seeks community feedback for nickname change later this year

Manchester-Shortsville School Board updates safety plan after April 1 incident at Red Jacket HS
The Red Jacket school district, the last in its area to have a Native American-related nickname, is calling for public input through an online survey as part of its compliance with a state mandate. Known ... more
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Geneva man pleads guilty to firearm possession in federal court

Police: Geneva man indicted on felony drug charges in Ontario County
A Geneva resident, previously convicted of gun felonies, admitted in court to illegally possessing a rifle, facing up to 15 years in prison. The confession occurred Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Rochester, marking a ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes 211 Life Line serves thousands daily (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes 211 Life Line serves thousands daily (podcast)
Deb Turner has led the Finger Lakes region's 211 Lifeline program for many years. It's a program dedicated to connecting people to services - dozens of them - across the region. She was in-studio this ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing proposed Geneva ReUse Center (podcast)

Public meeting set to talk proposed Geneva ReUse Center: How would it work?
Geneva is set to discuss the creation of a ReUse Center aimed at reducing landfill waste during a public meeting on February 26 at the Geneva Community Center. The initiative, a collaboration between the City ... more
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Mental health first aid program starting at Thompson Health

Claims for mental health services skyrocketing since start of Coronavirus Pandemic
UR Medicine Thompson Health's Wellness Department is introducing Mental Health First Aid classes for community members across the region. Aimed at teaching individuals how to recognize and respond to mental health and substance use issues ... more
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TUESDAY HS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL REPORT: Gananda’s Eva Jenny joins 1000-point club in blowout win; Waterloo boys outlast Haverling in OT; Newark boys upset by SOTA

TUESDAY HS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL REPORT: Gananda's Eva Jenny joins 1000-point club in blowout win; Waterloo boys outlast Haverling in OT; Newark boys upset by SOTA
The high school basketball postseason has begun, and a full slate of games took place across the Wayne-Finger Lakes on Tuesday in the pre-quarterfinal round. The night was highlighted by Gananda senior Eva Jenny joining ... more
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Geneva’s rail trail vision receives $180K state grant for key bridge construction

Geneva’s rail trail vision receives $180K state grant for key bridge construction
The City of Geneva's ambitious plan to transform the former Lehigh Valley rail line into a comprehensive rail trail received a substantial boost through a $180,000 state grant. This funding, provided by the state Department ... more
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