Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-07-28T11:25:52Z Community Pulls 4 Year Old Seneca Falls Boy <a href=";id=137303" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Your heart melts when you see his big,&nbsp; big grin. 4 year old Alex Mattei of Seneca Falls faces more surgery this week to deal with something called&nbsp; Chiari Malformation. Family friend Bridget Borys on the Finger La... Joe Nittler 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Travel Advisory For Western Ontario County <a href=";id=137300" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> UPDATE, 11:15 a.m. Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero spoke with us at 11 o'clock this morning and he told us rain had been falling at a rate of better than one inch an hour this morning in the Southwestern Portion of the County. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs... Joe Nittler 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Sheriff"s Office Releases Name Of Seneca Falls Man Killed In Weekend Farming Accident <a href=";id=137299" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Seneca County Sheriffs Office this morning released the name of the Seneca Falls man killed Saturday night in a farm accident in the Town of Covert, 24 year old Nathan Hoover&nbsp;had been on a skid loader and pulled up alongside a hay-baling mac... Joe Nittler 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z South Street Project in Two Parts <a href=";id=137220" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>We told you earlier this month about a big road project happening soon on South Street in Auburn. The first part of the project begins next week. City Engineer Bill Lupien tells Finger Lakes News Radio about the scope of the project. [audio:lupien1.... Joe Salzone 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Penn Yan Man Accused of Stealing Railroad Steel <a href=";id=137215" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An 83 year-old Yates County man is facing charges of petit larceny and possession of stolen property following an investigation by the sheriff's department involving the theft of railroad steel from the Town of Milo. Deputies say their investigation ... Fred Von Wiggen 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Prattsburgh Man Still Missing <a href=";id=137212" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Authorities spent a good portion of the day Friday searching for a missing Prattsburgh man that was recently paroled.&nbsp; Todd Casciani is a registered Level 3 sex offender. According to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, the 45 year old left a ... Lucas Day 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z NASCAR Testing Today and Tuesday at WGI <a href=";id=137209" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>NASCAR fans can get a glimpse of a two day test session at Watkins Glen International today and Tuesday. Rick Hughey has more. [audio:RickHugheyNASCARtestingattheGlen72814.mp3] For more on events at WGI, click here. Lucas Day 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Camp Monterey Officially Closed <a href=";id=137208" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>After almost a year of efforts to keep it open, the Monterey Shock Incarceration Facility officially closed its doors Saturday. Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would close four prisons in New York this month and would provide affected e... Lucas Day 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Cuomo Sends Group of New Yorkers to Fight Wildfires in Oregon <a href=";id=137146" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Governor Andrew Cuomo has sent a 20 person crew of New Yorkers to help with the wildfires in Oregon.&nbsp; The crew includes State DEC workers, forest rangers, employees and volunteers.&nbsp; All of whom have gone through the rigorous and extensive... Caitlin Skellett 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z 5K Race Benefits the House of Concern <a href=";id=137145" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A 5K race to benefit the House of Concern is going on next Saturday.&nbsp; The course runs through the wetland preserve starting at the House of Concern&rsquo;s Black Brook Road site.&nbsp; The pre-registration fee is $15 plus a canned good.&nbsp; ... Caitlin Skellett 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Seneca Falls Ex-Monk Writes Book About His Experiences <a href=";id=137144" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; A Seneca Falls man and Ex-Monk has written a book.&nbsp; The short, 71 page book, titled &ldquo;Ex-Monk,&rdquo; details Jim Porto&rsquo;s experience at a Monastery in Washington in a humorous, yet spiritual way according to the author.&nbsp... Caitlin Skellett 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Incubator Farm in Ithaca Helps Farmers Get Started in Business <a href=";id=137143" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The barriers to get into farming today may seem overwhelming to many prospective farmers.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s why Ithaca has an incubator farm to... Caitlin Skellett 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Draws Biggest Crowds of Year to Cooperstown <a href=";id=137142" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> It&rsquo;s Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Cooperstown and yesterday was the busiest day the tourist shops and hotels have seen all year.&nbsp; The shops have stocked up on inductee apparel, hotel space is tight, and the main tourist att... Caitlin Skellett 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Spontaneous Combustion May Be Cause of Avon Barn Fire <a href=";id=137140" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A three-alarm barn fire in Avon yesterday afternoon drew big crowds of firefighters.&nbsp; At 1 o&rsquo;clock firefighters arrived to a fully engulfed barn.&nbsp; The water supply to put out the fire had to be brought in by truck due to the lack of... Caitlin Skellett 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z New High School Equivalency Test More Difficult to Pass <a href=";id=137139" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The GED High School Equivalency Test has been revamped and it is now more difficult.&nbsp; New York State now uses the TASC which stands for Test Assessing Secondary Completion.&nbsp; It aligns more closely with the new common core standards.&nbsp;... Caitlin Skellett 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Seneca Falls Woman Allegedly Charges Up a Storm on Fraudulent Credit Card <a href=";id=137133" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A 51 year-old Seneca Falls woman is facing a felony charge of Identity Theft in the First Degree after allegedly assuming another person's I.D. to obtain a credit card.&nbsp; Waterloo State Police say Patricia Litzenberger is accused of charging over... Fred von Wiegen 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Wayne County Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Underage Child <a href=";id=137131" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>State Police arrested 26 year-old Justin Brown on Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing a child under the age of eleven.&nbsp; According to police officials, the child told a parent who then reported it to police.&nbsp; Brown was arraigned in the T... Fred von Wiegen 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Red Cross in Urgent need of Blood Donations <a href=";id=137130" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>With donations down 8 percent over the past 11 weeks, the American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage, which has prompted the organization to issue an urgent advisory for donors of all blood types to roll up their sleeves and give blood.&n... Fred von Wiegen 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Wegmans Gets More Love from Consumers <a href=";id=137128" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll released this week named Wegmans the area's most admired business.&nbsp; Wegmans was number one with 40% of those polled followed by Paychex with 23%.&nbsp; In all, 82 businesses received at least one vote in th... Fred von Wiegen 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Reconstructed Seneca Lake Boat Launch in Geneva is Now Open <a href=";id=137125" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The recently reconstructed boat launch at the Seneca Lake State Park on Routes 5 &amp; 20 in Geneva is now open.&nbsp; the project cost - $650,000.&nbsp; Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says it was money well spent since, he believes, investing ... Fred von Wiegen 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z