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Second woman convicted in Newfield murder case pleads guilty to conspiracy

A Dryden woman involved in a fatal robbery in Newfield last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy in Tompkins County Court on Wednesday afternoon. Colleen McColgin, 38, was initially charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and fourth-degree conspiracy following the death of 30-year-old Camden Rundell on Dec. 2. McColgin, represented by Attorney Edward Kopko, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy in relation... more

Sheriff: 19-year-old violated probation following grand larceny conviction

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on December 5th deputies arrested James P. Scott, 19, of Newfield due to a violation of probation warrant issued by the Steuben County Court. Scott previously convicted on a charge of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree, allegedly violated the terms and conditions of his probation. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office assisted the... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Newfield Elementary School student dies

A Newfield Elementary School student has died, the school district confirmed Friday. “The district is saddened by the loss of a student,” a Newfield School District representative said. “Our sympathies are with the family. We grieve along with the family.” The school district would not disclose the child’s name or grade. Newfield Elementary School serves students in pre-kindergarten through fifth... more

Around the Lake: Transitioning to winter sports in the IAC

Before the temperatures plummeted and the first snow set in on the trees Saturday, it felt more like early season football weather than basketball. It would have been nice to have that weather when we were all bundled in winter jackets and scarfs during the final few weeks of local football action when the thermostat hovered near the freezing line.... more

DEVELOPING: Authorities investigating death labeled as ‘suspicious’ in Newfield

Reports out of Tompkins County indicate that a man died early-Friday after the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a home where a man was suffering from a heart attack. The exact details around the accident, which resulted in an unnamed male, in his thirties, to be found dead in his front lawn. It’s also unclear... more

Investigators: Fourth defendant ‘knew’ robbery was going to take place

Three people have been charged with second-degree murder after a Newfield man was found dead at 221 Burdge Hill Road on Friday around 5 am. In an update Monday night, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of an Ithaca woman, in addition to the arrests that had already taken place over the weekend. Melissa J. Minnick, 39, of Ithaca was... more

Court Records: New details released about fatal Newfield robbery linking homicide to drugs

Court documents released to the public on Thursday morning have offered more information regarding the details of the Newfield homicide case, linking the crime to drug sales. Camden Rundell, 30, was found dead about 100 feet from his front door on Dec. 2. Police quickly ruled his death a homicide and five people have been indicted on charges connected with... more

Bail set for man charged in Newfield homicide case

Bail was set Friday afternoon at the Tompkins County Courthouse for a man charged with murdering a person in Newfield last month. Roy Clements Jr., 39 — who is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and fourth-degree conspiracy — was previously being held at Tompkins County Jail without bail for allegedly murdering Cameron Rundell, 30, on December 2nd. Read more... more

Newfield’s Mariyah Byrd scores 1,000th point

The moment was inevitable. It came down to a matter of when. It felt like every time Newfield senior Mariyah Byrd got a finger on the ball, the green-clad faithful in her home gymnasium would unsettle a little. The freshly printed 8-by-11 sheets of white paper with a single reference – “1,000” – would come slowly into focus from beneath... more

Moravia boys knock off Newfield for IAC Small School title

Tired of watching his team’s 16-point lead shrink to single digits in the fourth quarter, Moravia’s Jordan Crossgrove took the matter into his own hands Friday night. The senior guard scored 11 points, hitting five shots from the field, in the fourth quarter as the Blue Devils held off a late comeback by Newfield in a 55-49 victory for the... more
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