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Waverly girls & Watkins Glen boys hoops advance

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) - Highlights and scores from Thursday night around the Twin Tiers. The Watkins Glen boys basketball team advanced in the first round of the Class C tourney, besting visiting Tioga, 57-45. Isaac McIlroy scored 19 points to lead the Senecas to victory. With the win, Watkins G


NY judge sentences sex offender to weekends in jail

SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Shawn M. Wheeler of Tyrone, N.Y. was sentenced in Schuyler County Court by Honorable Dennis J. Morris to weekends in jail and 10 years’ probation, and he will have to register as a sex offender after being found guilty of sexually abusing his 13-year-old mentally disab


Parents, faculty fill WCSD meeting to support board members facing removal

WAYNE, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Parents remain frustrated after leaving a special school meeting that resulted in no answers. The Wayne Central School District had a meeting Wednesday involving Steve Gallagher and Dennis Landry, the two board members accused of official misconduct.


Chemung County Sheriff's office searching for WalMart customer in relation to missing cash

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) - The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman connected to a missing envelope containing cash. The envelope was at the electronics section at the Horseheads WalMart on County Route 64, in the Town of Horseheads, on February 20, 2


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Schuyler County appoints assistant attorney at February 11 meeting

Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman has announced his appointment of Vinton Bovier Stevens, an Elmira native, as an Assistant County Attorney. The appointment was unanimously approved by the Schuyler County Legislature at its February 11 meeting.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Sheriff Spike gives update on 2002 homicide involving 16-month-old child

Yates Sheriff Ron Spike has issued a statement following media inquiries regarding the investigation into a 2002 homicide – involving a 16-month-old in Dundee. The child’s mother, Kelly L. Axtell, who was 24-years-old at the time, found Ethan M. Eslick, the 16-month-old, deceased at a home in Dundee


Elmira sex offender charged with changing address without notification

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - Steven D. Vanzile, 30, of 803 Pennsylvania Avenue Apt. B-1, in the Town of Southport was arrested by the Chemung County Sheriff's Office for failure to notify the Division of Criminal Justice Services of his address change, a Class E Felony.


Enjoy Trumansburg's best fare as annual restaurant week returns

This is a community announcement. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit news releases, email tips@ithacavoice.com. TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. — Trumansburg Eats! Restaurant Week returns for the fourth year! This annual event will take place Feb 28 through Mar 3 in the Village of Trumansburg and b


More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

February 21, 2019 — New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including a proposal from the companies behind the “South Fork Wind Farm,” which have proposed a new “Sunrise Wind” project that if selected would be sited ove


Fourth Department – Grand jury: People v. Hall

New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department Grand jury Defendant’s testimony – Written intent to testify – Email communication People v. Hall KA 16-00044 Appealed from Ontario County Court Background: The defendant appealed from a judgment convicting him of criminal


Rape defendant in Ontario County Court claims it was ‘consensual’

Opening statements and first witnesses were called Wednesday during a rape trial in which a Hopewell man is accused of fueling an underage party and then raping one of the victims.


Canandaigua woman crash car, leaves scene of wreck; charged with aggravated DWI

Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a Canandaigua woman following a one-vehicle crash on County Road 10 on Thursday. A little before 10 p.m. deputies say Jade M. Fustanio, 37, of Canandaigua was charged with DWI following the crash. Deputies say she left the scene of the acc


"Taste" the Finger Lakes at FLXpo

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) - When we think of the Finger Lakes, wine usually comes to mind. But the region is also home to plenty of agricultural products and locally-sourced foods. You can taste your way around the Finger Lakes on Friday, without even having to travel. The 2nd annual Taste FLXpo will be


Springwater crash investigation leads to felony charges for Wayland teen, recovery of stolen bus

SPRINGWATER – An investigation into a motor vehicle crash in Springwater had lead to felony charges against a Wayland resident and the recovery of a stolen vehicle, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.


Chemung County Health Department looking for dog responsible for attack

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - The Chemung County Health Department is seeking your assistance in locating a dog that was. involved in a biting incident that occurred on the intersection of Grand Central Avenue with Division Street in the City of Elmira.


Ithaca Bank Robbed, Ithaca Man Arrested

On Wednesday at 11:11 AM, Tompkins County Sheriff deputies responded to the Tompkins Trust Company on Triphammer Road in the Town of Lansing for a reported bank robbery. A weapon was not displayed and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.


Raising the grade at Ontario Center nursing home

The Ontario Center nursing home doesn’t look too good on paper. The overall rating at Medicare.gov gives the 98-bed facility a dismal one star out of five. But the facility at 3063 County Complex Drive in Hopewell is undergoing a major building upgrade, has boosted staffing, and points to other area