Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2016-10-27T01:43:30Z Work On A New Loman Field Could Start In Late Spring <a href=";id=227932" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Geneva School District leaders hope to get the go ahead from the state this winter to proceed with plans to replace the 93 year old Loman Field.Voters last December approved a 29 million dollar capital improvement project that included 16.2 mil... Joe Nittler 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Wayne County Sheriff Says No Clowning Around Please <a href=";id=227931" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Crazy clown sighting calls have filled 911 switchboards around the country this fall . It's at a point where Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts is asking folks this Halloween not to wear clown make up or costumes.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp... Joe Nittler 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Seneca Falls Woman Killed In Car/Semi-Truck Crash <a href=";id=227926" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Seneca County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office released details this afternoon on a fatal&nbsp; tractor trailer/car crash that happened on&nbsp; West River Road just west of Knauss Road, in the Town of Fayette Wednesday afternoon around 5pm . Deputies... Joe Nittler 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Senator Nozzolio Feels Great and Supports Pam Helming <a href=";id=227871" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A big send off for 54th State Senator Michael Nozzolio last night in Geneva. In a three-hour ovation from colleagues, constituents, friends and family Wednesday, &ldquo;Finger Lakes Salute&rdquo; honored the &ldquo;Senator of the Finger Lakes&rdquo;... Greg Cotterill 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z State Police Arrest Man For Trying To Set Up Alleged Sexual Encounter With 13 Year Old Girl <a href=";id=227908" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Tuesday New York State Police took a 30 year old Brighton man into custody for attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with&nbsp; a 13 year old girl in the Town of Geneva .&nbsp; Rajkumar Sheerapathi has been charged with attempted Criminal Sexual A... Joe Nittler 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z U.S. Drought Monitor Confirms Improvement For Finger Lakes <a href=";id=227907" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp;As to be expected with last weekend's heavy rains, there has been a marked improvement in the regions drought status . The National Drought mitigation Center in Lincoln , Nebraska has moved Ontario, Yates, Seneca , Schuyler and Southern&nbsp; C... Joe Nittler 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Chief Butler on APD Command Center Plan <a href=";id=227917" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler was planning to go before Auburn City Council tonight with an overview of plans to build a new command center in the current police and fire headquarters building.&nbsp; That presentation is on hold while the plans ar... Steve Penstone 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Police Chief Shawn Butler Talks Safety <a href=";id=227915" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The death Wednesday of a NY State Trooper struck by a car highlights the need for motorist to be aware and to comply with the state's Move Over law.&nbsp; Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler said on this morning's Finger Lakes Morning News the wintry we... Steve Penstone 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z 1200 Kids Get Warm Coats, Hats and Gloves <a href=";id=227909" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It seems rather appropriate there was snow on the ground this morning.&nbsp; The Warm the Children campaign coat giveaway got underway Wednesday afternoon at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn.&nbsp; Auburn Citizen publisher Rob Forcey chairs the campa... Steve Penstone 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Cargill Grant Helps Schuyler County Nutrition Program <a href=";id=227884" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Catholic Charities of Schuyler County has received a 12-THOUSAND dollar grant thru Cargill that will be used to implement the Family Nutrition Program.&nbsp; Kris Morseman, Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry Coordinator, explains how the program works. [... Lucas Day 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Elmira Mom Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case Involving Son <a href=";id=227879" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The mother of a 4 year boy that was sexually assaulted earlier this year was sentenced this week to up to three years in prison for not seeking medical help for her son.&nbsp; The boy was assaulted in an Orange County, New York hotel by his aunt, Tan... Lucas Day 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Update: Power Restored in Yates County <a href=";id=227876" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>9:30 a.m. update:&nbsp; Power has been restored. New York State Electric and Gas is reporting approximately 18-HUNDRED customers are without power in Yates County this morning.&nbsp; Outages have been reported in the towns of Italy, Jerusalem, Mi... Lucas Day 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Gruesome Details Revealed in First Day of Murder-for-Hire Trial <a href=";id=227863" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Thirteen witnesses took the stand in the first day of Michael Beard's murder trial in the September 2015 death of Kelley Clayton, but none was more compelling than a New York State Police expert on blood splatter patterns. &nbsp;For over an hour, t... Fred von Wiegen 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Homeowners Warned: Beware of Snow Plow Scammers <a href=";id=227862" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> With snow falling in the Finger Lakes this morning, some residents are already signing up for a winter plowing service.&nbsp; Snow removal contractors are accepting customers in advance, but agencies like the Better Business Bureau and the State At... Fred von Wiegen 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Sodus Woman Charged in Theft of Pet Dog <a href=";id=227861" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A Wayne County woman is facing criminal charges for her alleged involvement in the theft of a dog from the kennel where she worked.&nbsp; Sheriff's Deputies charged 23 year-old Cassandra Blake of Sodus with Grand Larceny for stealing the animal, la... Fred von Wiegen 2016-10-27T05:00:00Z Twin Babies Perished in Flames While Mom Allegedly Went to Buy Pot <a href=";id=227860" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The mother of two infant boys killed in a house fire in Batavia in May had left the children alone while she allegedly went out to buy marijuana, according to court documents.&nbsp; Originally, it was reported that the mother, Heather Ace, had left... Fred von Wiegen 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z Confirmed: No Harmful Toxins in Cayuga County Drinking Water Since October 10 <a href=";id=227859" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Confirmation, once again today, that no harmful algae toxins are present in the drinking water for Auburn and Owasco and the more than 50,000 customers that are served by the two water systems.&nbsp; Over the past 2 1/2 weeks, tests have repeatedly... Fred von Wiegen 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z Best Weekend to View Fall Color Changes in Finger Lakes <a href=";id=227858" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> It took longer than usual for the leaves to change color this year, but fall foliage is now at near-peak to peak conditions throughout the Finger Lakes region, according to the season's seventh Fall Foliage Report for New York State.&nbsp;&nbsp; T... Fred von Wiegen 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z FL Land Trust Now Holds 120 Conservation Easements <a href=";id=227840" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The Finger Lakes Land Trust now has 120 conservation easements on properties throughout the area, from small sensitive parcels all the way up to a 600 acre farm. Trust Executive Director Andy Zepp says these easements are legal agreements that pe... Joe Nittler 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z Natural Gas Smell Clears Seneca Falls Store <a href=";id=227839" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The odor of natural gas led to the precautionary evacuation of the Rent-A-Center store on Routes 5 and 20 in Seneca Falls around 1:30 this afternoon. NYSEG crews investigated and determined the store's furnace was defective. Three people were in the ... Joe Nittler 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z