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Avon man facing drug charges

An Avon man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 390 in which drug paraphernalia and crack cocaine were found, reports the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. A vehicle operated by Verdell Cunningham, 54, was stopped about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 for vehicle and traffic law viola

THELCN.COM - 2017-09-18 08:27:00

Three charged in vehicle break-in ring

Three Rochester residents were arrested on a range of charges earlier this week after a joint investigation by five area law enforcement agencies revealed they were behind a rash of vehicle break ins throughout the area. On September 2, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office was contacted directly b

THELCN.COM - 2017-09-20 00:26:00

UR places Florian Jaeger on leave in harassment case

A University of Rochester professor has been placed on leave and a special committee appointed to investigate the university's handling of sexual harassment claims against him. The matter involving professor Florian Jaeger has rocked the prestigious university since the controversy surfaced earlier

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 20:47:34

Dana Balter seeking Democratic nod to challenge Rep. John Katko for Congress

SYRACUSE - Surrounded by friends and supporters Tuesday at Forman Park, Dana Balter formally announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in New York's 24th Congressional District race. A political newcomer, Balter decided to launch her campaign after spending months exploring a run for Co

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 23:22:00

Former top staffer for Cuomo, Clinton joins Perez Williams' campaign

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Juanita Perez Williams has added a veteran Democratic strategist to her mayoral campaign staff. Peter Kauffmann will serve as a strategic advisor to the campaign. Kauffmann has held top communications positions under Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton. Kauffmann is a New York po

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 19:47:00

Driver dies after truck hits ditch in Tompkins County; identity released

CAROLINE, N.Y. -- A man died Friday afternoon when his truck hit a ditch and tipped over in Tompkins County, according to the New York State Police. Thomas B. Ricciuti, 53, of Ithaca, was driving south on Gulf Creek Road in Caroline in his pickup truck when he drove off the road and hit a ditch, pol

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:42:00

Unemployment rate increases in Cayuga County

Cayuga County's August unemployment rate was above the prior-year level, the third straight month for such an increase. The county's 4.8-percent jobless rate was up from 4.7 percent reported for August 2016, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday. The county rate was lower than the New York

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 17:00:00

We need sewers and roads, not a tax cut (Commentary)

Construction workers replace sewers in Syracuse in this 2010 photo. Sewer projects aren't sexy but they are a necessary function of government, writes former Oswego mayor John T. Sullivan Jr. John T. Sullivan Jr. is the former chairman of the New York state Democratic Party and a former Oswego may

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 13:00:44

Accelerator seeks wider electric vehicle use

A Drive Electric Week event for the Rochester EV Accelerator was held at RIT on Sept. 9, with about 100 people taking an EV test drive. (Velvet Spicer) Plug-in electric vehicles account for less than 1 percent of all vehicles registered in Monroe County and the Rochester metro area, but those who ow

ROCHESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Competition key to success of regional economic development councils

Last month, I was pleased to accept Gov. Andrew Cuomo's appointment as co-chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. The appointment came as Wegmans Food Markets Chairman Danny Wegman stepped down as co-chair after nearly seven stellar years of service. I now join Monroe Commun

ROCHESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Trooper in charge of Dannemora prison escape manhunt in 2015 writes book

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- The law enforcement officer who led the effort to find two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security New York state prison in 2015 has written a book about his experience. The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh reports that former New York State Police Maj. Charles Guess h

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 12:09:00

NYS Exposed: Local counties seeing increase in drug-related diagnosis for newborns

The reach of the growing opioid epidemic touches every corner of our area and that impact touches some of the most vulnerable in our community: Babies still in their mother's womb. "Babies can have actual withdrawal from the medications that moms are taking," says Suzanne Mullin, the pediatric direc

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-09-19 02:27:00

Former 5LINX partners indicted on federal fraud charges

2012 file video: After only 11 years, the Henrietta company has risen to the summit of the 2012 Top 100 beginning, like many, with a friendship. Carlos Ortiz A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment against three former business partners in the 5LINX marketing enterprise, accusing

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 00:24:28

Former Henrietta pastor accused of forcible touching due in court

A former Henrietta pastor known for his role in a 2014 documentary, "Fight Church" is scheduled to be in court Tuesday. Paul Burress is facing four counts of forcible touching from incidents that allegedly occurred in July 2016 and the most recent incident from March 2017. News partner, News10NBC A

WAYNEPOST.COM - 2017-09-19 12:23:16

Remembering Elizabeth Pine with songs of a summer night

The contrast was sharp, but pitch perfect. The attendees of a memorial service in Rochester Saturday for Elizabeth W. Pine of Pittsford, a legal pioneer who died at age 83 on Aug. 28 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease and colon cancer, gave voice to Beethoven's stirring and lofty "Joyful, Joyf

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 15:14:03

Churchville woman, a Fort Drum soldier, killed in Oneida County crash

A 23-year-old Churchville woman who was a soldier at Fort Drum in Watertown, was killed Sunday in a one-car crash in Oneida County. Spc. Jennifer Kipybida died from injuries following a crash that occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday, said Maj. Isaac Taylor, deputy public affairs officer of the 10th Mountai

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 14:31:09

Report: Churchville woman stationed at Fort Drum killed in crash

Investigators say the vehicle, driven by another Fort Drum soldier, was headed back to base when it hit a tree. Kipybida was rushed to Rome Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver was evaluated by first responders but did not need treatment. The investigation into the crash is un

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Diesel Days Train Rides celebrates 75 years of diesel locomotive technology

RUSH - Powerful diesel locomotives are the backbone of the modern railroad industry. From humble yard switchers to high-horsepower road engines, diesels have ruled the rails since their widespread introduction in the 1940s. Today is your opportunity to climb aboard these kings of the rails during Di

FINGER LAKES TIMES - 2017-09-17 18:00:00

CNY Psychiatric Center employee arrested for worker's comp fraud

UTICA, N.Y. -- State police have arrested a Utica man who they say attempted to defraud the state worker's compensation system. Police charged Duane C. Hayes, 40, of Oneida Street, Utica, with falsifying business records and criminal possession of a forged instrument, both felonies. Hayes was also c

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-18 21:28:00

Sign language interpreter warned of 'pizza,' 'bear monster' before Irma hit FL

A sign language interpreter struggled to translate warnings about Hurricane Irma to residents of a county in western Florida as the storm approached. During a Sept. 8 news conference to inform residents of Manatee County of mandatory evacuation orders, a county official urged those in low-lying area

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-18 18:34:51