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DEC makes multiple arrests in Steuben over deer poaching

DEC makes multiple arrests in Steuben over deer poaching
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) have charged two Potter County, PA, residents and one Steuben County resident in connection with a recent deer poaching incident. Alex Nadjadi, 23, of Savona, and Jeffery Duell, Jr., 29, and Nathan Karns, 24, of Couldersport, PA, have been charged with a total of 40 misdemeanor offenses... more

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping
Lines stretched out the door are not uncommon this time of year for postal workers as increased gifts and packages are a familiar scene during the holiday rush. Billions of deliveries are expected to be made by mail carriers this holiday season. “People are doing more shopping online than ever before,” said USPS mail carrier David Boal. Beginning next Sunday,... more

W-FL MONDAY: Penn Yan improves to 3-0; Geneva girls top East High

W-FL MONDAY: Penn Yan improves to 3-0; Geneva girls top East High
A light slate of games in the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Monday night saw the Penn Yan Mustangs improve to 3-0 on the young season with a 1 point victory over the World of Inquiry Griffins. Naples also won their second game in as many contests with a 57-39 win over Hammondsport. Pal-Mac rolled over Williamson... more

O’Mara will move to reintroduce legislation targeting meth distribution

O’Mara will move to reintroduce legislation targeting meth distribution
Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today said that in addition to his ongoing work as a member of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, he will also reintroduce legislation targeting the resurgence of methamphetamine-related crimes locally and statewide for consideration during the 2019 legislative session, which begins in early January. O’Mara pointed to a string of meth... more

Man sentenced to life without parole for murdering ex-wife in Corning

Man sentenced to life without parole for murdering ex-wife in Corning
The father of a former RIT student was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. Lloyd Neurauter was sentenced for the murder of his ex-wife in August 2017 in Corning. Investigators say Lloyd and his daughter, Karrie Neurauter, staged Michele Neaurauter’s death to make it look like a suicide at her apartment on Dwight Avenue in Corning. Karrie Neurauter,... more

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019
Tuition to the state’s public colleges next year could increase once again next, driving up the cost of a four-year public college education in New York. “It’s going to be a tight fiscal year. The state is looking at a deficit. Will the state increase financial aid? It’s going to be a big issue,” said Blair Horner, NYPIRG legislative director.... more

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)
On Friday’s edition of The Debrief Josh Durso was joined by Ted Baker, host of Finger Lakes Morning News on WGVA and WAUB – where the duo discussed a number of recent headlines from around the Finger Lakes. The topics up for discussion included: – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fiery op-ed aimed at critics of the Amazon deal in New York... more

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk about decorating for Christmas. From the outside lights, to trimming the tree and decking the halls, we talk about our own traditions and favorites as the 2018 holiday season is underway. Then, a look at the weekend ahead as the Finger Lakes ushers in the month of December.... more

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing CAFO regulation, HABs, and politics of Greenidge (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing CAFO regulation, HABs, and politics of Greenidge (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Peter Mantius, founder of The Water Front, whose reporting is featured on FingerLakes1.com, joins Josh Durso to discuss a number of important, pressing political and environmental issues that have been grabbing headlines in the last several weeks. Watch the entire program below, or listen to the audio only version in the media player at the bottom... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Wayne Train departs from the station with a win & a hot night for Kunes in Vine Valley

W-FL FRIDAY: Wayne Train departs from the station with a win & a hot night for Kunes in Vine Valley
Friday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball saw some big early season wins and some great individual performances. The biggest win of the night came from the Wayne Eagles who begin their quest for a Sectional title three-peat in Class A2 by earning a 3-point win over Pittsford-Sutherland. The Eagles were led by Nick Carmichael with 19 points and... more

How much snow fell? NWS reports more than a foot in some places (full coverage)

How much snow fell? NWS reports more than a foot in some places (full coverage)
The brunt of the accumulation is over after the first winter storm of the season dumped a significant amount of heavy, wet snow on the Finger Lakes. Skies will stay mostly cloudy throughout the day with the chance for breaks of sun during the afternoon. Crews are out getting roadways cleared; and as one would imagine – it’s a slow... more

Murder of Michele Neurauter in Corning to be featured on NBC’s ‘Dateline’

Murder of Michele Neurauter in Corning to be featured on NBC’s ‘Dateline’
The Steuben County murder of Michele Neurauter will be featured Friday night on NBC’s “Dateline.” Michele Neurauter, of Dwight Avenue in Corning, was strangled Aug. 27, 2017, and her death was staged to look like a suicide. Her ex-husband, Lloyd Neurauter, 48, is expected to be sentenced in December on first-degree murder and related charges. “Dateline’s” coverage of the case, titled “The Ultimatum,” includes an... more

THE DEBRIEF: Amazon HQ, Upstate NY, policy for local renters, and more (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Amazon HQ, Upstate NY, policy for local renters, and more (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso break down the latest headlines from a busy week in local, regional, and state politics. Here’s a look at the stories up for discussion exclusively on FingerLakes1.TV and FL1 Radio: – Amazon receives $1.5B+ in incentives from NY for HQ #2; – New push to divide Upstate & Downstate NY;... more

Mitrano-Reed rematch could be brewing

Mitrano-Reed rematch could be brewing
It’s possible we could have a repeat matchup in the race for the 23rd Congressional District seat in 2020. Less than two weeks removed from the election, Democrat Tracy Mitrano said she will seek the Democratic nomination again in 2020. “The results of Nov. 6 don’t change the facts,” said Mitrano in a press release. “The people of western New... more

READY, SET, SHOP: Black Friday shoppers take to local stores

READY, SET, SHOP: Black Friday shoppers take to local stores
The time has come again, as it does every year, to make your holiday shopping list and check it twice. Hopefully, as you are checking off the family and friends’ wish lists, you’ve made some of your purchases at our fine Cayuga County retailers. Many of our large retail businesses will have amazing one-day-only Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals,... more

ROMAINE IS NOT SAFE: Officials warn against any consumption of lettuce until further notice

ROMAINE IS NOT SAFE: Officials warn against any consumption of lettuce until further notice
The Centers for Disease Control is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine. Wegmans and Tops Friendly Markets announced plans within hours of the announcement to remove all romaine lettuce from stocked shelves. Key Points: CDC, public health and regulatory officials in... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Troubling trend exposed when it comes to financial literacy (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Troubling trend exposed when it comes to financial literacy (podcast)
Earlier this year, WalletHub released survey results, which painted a grim picture about financial literacy across the U.S. Stunningly, the U.S. ended 2017 with $92.2 billion in new credit card debt – the highest increase since 2007 – before the ‘Great Recession’. How much have we learned in the last 10 years; and what are we doing today to prevent... more

Wegmans and liquor stores fined $1.1 million by State Liquor Authority

Wegmans and liquor stores fined $1.1 million by State Liquor Authority
Gates-based supermarket chain Wegmans and five affiliated liquor stores were fined Wednesday by the New York State Liquor Authority. The SLA said Wegmans was fined for “availing their license to five affiliated liquor stores.” It accused the supermarket chain of “effectively” managing “five liquor stores without a proper license.” The liquor authority said that the stores were Whitehouse Wine and... more
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