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Savona father and son indicted on sex abuse charges: Accusations span more than a decade

A father and son from Savona, Steuben County have been indicted for sexually assaulting children over the last 11 years. According to investigators, Joseph Thompson Sr., 53, and Joseph Thompson Jr., 19, were both indicted for sexually assaulting children under 13 years ... MORE
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Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires two islands in the Susquehanna River

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) has announced its acquisition of two popular paddling destinations in the Susquehanna River. Collectively known as Tuffs Island, these two undeveloped islands cover 41 acres and contain woodlands, open habitat, and floodplain forest. They’re also home ... MORE
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One dead after structure fire in Corning: Firefighters say clutter made battling blaze difficult

One person has died after a fire in Corning on January 15. Around 1:30 p.m. firefighters in Corning were called to the scene of a two-story structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters were informed that there may be a body inside. While putting ... MORE
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Felony charges after three hurt in rollover crash in Steuben County

A Prattsburgh man faces a number of charges after three people were hospitalized in a crash earlier this month. The Steuben County Sheriff’s office reports that on January 14 deputies arrested Carlos Mendez, 44, of Prattsburgh following an investigation into a January ... MORE
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W-FL SATURDAY: Clyde-Savannah beats rival Lyons, Dundee-Bradford outlasts Campbell-Savona

Despite the cold temperatures outside, a handful of games across the Wayne-Finger Lakes kept the local fans warm inside the gymnasiums across the region with the action heating up as the season enters mid-January. Check out the scores and statistic reports below ... MORE
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Finger Lakes county governments call for rollback of health care worker booster mandate

UPDATE: State Senator Pam Helming issued a statement Thursday responding to the call to roll back the mandate: “Crisis. Overwhelmed. Dire. Crippling. These are just a few of the words used in headlines over the last several months to describe the situation ... MORE
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Steuben County opens symptomatic COVID-19 test center in Bath Wednesdays and Saturdays

The Steuben County Health Department will hold COVID-19 testing for people with symptoms at the Civil Defense Training Center on Route 54. WETM-TV reports The facility will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8-1. You should wear a mask and bring your ... MORE
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Corning man arrested by Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputies after reported County Jail assault

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on January 8, 2022, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles F. Sly, age 43, of Corning, New York, following an investigation of an assault allegedly committed in the Steuben County Jail. It ... MORE
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Pennsylvania residents face drug and weapons charges after Steuben County Sheriff’s Department stop in Bath

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on January 10, 2022, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon L. Tuttle, age 37, of Westfield, Pennsylvania and Karley R. Knickerbocker, age 19, of Westfield, Pennsylvania following a traffic stop in Bath, ... MORE
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Elmira man faces numerous charges after investigation of domestic incident in Painted Post

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on January 9, 2022, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chad G. White, age 40, of Elmira, New York, following an investigation of an assault during a domestic incident on South Hamilton Street, ... MORE
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Bath man arrested by Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputies after investigation of drug sales in Bath area

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on January 10, 2022, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose A. Velez, age 40, of Bath, New York, following an investigation of reported narcotics sales in the Bath, New York area. Mr ... MORE
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Steuben County officials urge residents to complete broadband assessment survey

With many households in Steuben County lacking access to reliable broadband services, Steuben officials remind all county residents their participation in the New York State Broadband assessment survey is an essential way to build those services. The two–part survey provides people a ... MORE
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Former executive director of Hornell Partners for Growth pleads guilty to grand larceny

The former executive director of Hornell Partners for Growth has pleaded guilty to a grand larceny charge, according to state officials. The State Comptrollers’ Office reports that Michelle Stevens, the former executive of Hornell Partners pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree grand larceny ... MORE
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W-FL SATURDAY: Lyons boys remain unbeaten with victory over Red Creek; Mynderse girls defeat Newark

There were just a handful of Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball games on Saturday. Check out the scores below and Monday’s slate of games and be sure to check out the Upstate Hoops Podcast with Jim Sinicropi LIVE at 11:00 am Sunday morning where ... MORE
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Steuben County Sheriff’s canine Twiggy finds missing child

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on January 5, 2022, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office responded to and investigated a reported missing juvenile in the Town of Corning. At about 1:30am a parent reported their child was missing from ... MORE