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New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Deputies: Man arrested after being banned from del Lago

Deputies say a Pittsford man was arrested in Seneca County after he entered the del Lago Resort & Casino, from which he had earlier been banned. James Samuel Miller, 22, of Pittsford arrested following an incident at del Lago.


Deputies: Woman charged with neglecting dogs while in jail

Manchester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A woman from Manchester was arrested and charged after deputies said she left her dogs at home for several days without food while she was in jail. Ontario County Sheriff's deputies said 48-year-old Amy Tunison had been arrested on Tuesday, February 14, for criminal mischie


Winter weather advisory issued for Cayuga County

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for several upstate New York counties, including Cayuga, until Monday afternoon. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday until 2 p.m. Monday. Total snow accumulations of two to five inches are possible, with light ice accumulati


Williamson man arrested for raping Lyons teen

WILLIAMSON, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Wayne County deputies arrested a Williamson man on Saturday for raping a minor from Lyons. Deputies said they received reports that 37-year-old Michael Yonker was having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl.


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Yates County man arrested, accused of barricade with machete

PENN YAN, NY (WHEC-TV) - Yates county deputies had one suspect locked up Sunday for a confrontation allegedly involving a machete. According to the Sheriff’s Department, shortly before 11:00 Saturday night, emergency responders were called to a scene on Oakwood Estates in Dundee where a man was repo


Traffic stop leads to several charges for Sodus man

Wayne County, N.Y. -- A Sodus man is facing several charges after a traffic stop Saturday night. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies say Samuel J. Mulberry, 38, of North Geneva Road was stopped for speeding on that road.


FORECAST: Light snow lingers, chilly and breezy

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for most of CNY. This alert is in effect until 4 p.m. Monday for Wayne/northern Cayuga counties and until 2 p.m. Monday for the rest of CNY, including the Syracuse area.


Naples man airlifted from Yates County after tree falls on him

A Yates County man is recovering at Strong Memorial Hospital after a tree fell on him over the weekend. Deputies say 54-year-old Darryl Lemay, of Naples, was cutting trees on Northrup Hill Road in Potter when one of the trees fell the wrong direction.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Dogs found inside home with no food or care after owner was arrested

MANCHESTER, NY (WHEC) - Two dogs found inside a Manchester home had not been fed for several days, according to the Ontario County Humane Society. On February 16, sheriff deputies and the Ontario County Humane Society went to a home on State Street in the Village of Manchester for a report of two do


Cayuga Community College To Expand Childcare Services In Auburn

Recognizing an urgent need in the greater Auburn area, Cayuga Community College will relocate and expand its childcare services by purchasing the former Neighborhood House. On Thursday Cayuga’s Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the facility at 81 Wall Street in Auburn. The new location, onc


On the calendar: February 19

Olaf’s Frozen Picnic will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St., Penn Yan. Stories, an indoor snowball fight, and more! Bring a picnic blanket to sit on while you enjoy snowman-inspired snacks! Penn Yan Public Library, www.pypl.org, 315-536-6114.


Musician and activist Ramy Essam to speak and perform in Ithaca

ITHACA, N.Y. – Ramy Essam, an Egyptian activist and singer who rose to prominence as a "voice of the revolution" through his performances in Tahrir Square in 2011, is in Ithaca for multiple events this week.


Annual Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity fundraiser to feature dance, food

Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual gala, Hooley for Habitat, from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 8, at The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355 State St., Skaneateles. The Irish-themed fundraiser will feature performers from the Crane Academy of Irish Dance, music by Brad and Shelly, hors d'o


Designer Harry Allen revives his upstate New York cottage with subtle modernist makeover

When diehard modernists dream about country life, they tend to conjure images of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House outside Chicago and Philip Johnson’s iconic house of glass in Connecticut. Harry Allen, a multidisciplinary New York-based designer, appreciates the allure of those particular archet


Improvements coming for area homeless service providers

It was 1822 when St. John’s Church first opened its door for services and fellowship. Nearly 200 years ago in Ithaca, New York, it took steam power to run mills and gas lighting to light the buildings.


Auburn police urge people to lock vehicles after several entered without permission

Footprints in the snow led the Auburn Police Department to discover that someone entered several vehicles in a city neighborhood Monday morning. Around 5 a.m., APD patrol officers noticed footprints going up to vehicles in the area of Walnut Street, Howard Street, Sheridan Street and Sherman Street,


TODAY'S FORECAST: Snow, high near 25

Cloudy skies, a chance of snow and high temperatures in the mid 20s are in the forecast today for Auburn and Cayuga County. Today's National Weather Service forecast: Cloudy, with a 70 percent chance of snow before 10 a.m., then a chance of snow showers after 10 a.m. High near 25. Northeast wind 6 t