Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2016-07-29T09:01:43Z Chloe Calhoun Remembered at Candelight Vigil <a href=";id=220087" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A tearful and joyful candlelight vigil for 18-year old Chloe Calhoun was held in Auburn Thursday evening.&nbsp; The 2016 Auburn High grad, honor student and star softball player was killed Wednesday when her SUV was rear ended on East Lake Rd. in Owa... Steve Penstone 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Outlaw Speedway Hosts "Midsummer Meltdown" This Weekend <a href=";id=220067" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Midsummer Meltdown is taking place this weekend at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee.&nbsp; The Speedway's promotional director, Peter Meskill, tells us more. [audio:7291655259-MidsummerMeltdown.mp3] [/audio]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&... Lucas Day 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z HWS President Discusses VP Selection with Vanity Fair <a href=";id=220060" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>In a Vanity Fair article this week, President Mark D. Gearan discusses the selection process that named Al Gore the running mate of then-Governor Bill Clinton and the political and interpersonal dynamics that choice established for the 1992 campaign.... HWS Communications Office 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z New Charges Against Penn Yan Man Accused of Sexual Misconduct <a href=";id=220063" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A 19 year old Penn Yan man was arrested Wednesday on sexual misconduct charges following an investigation by village police.&nbsp; Johnathan Luppino was arrested following the investigation into sexual offenses that occurred on Sherman Street in the ... Lucas Day 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Update: Teenager Arrested for Killing a Goose <a href=";id=220019" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>8PM 7&nbsp; 28 2016 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Canandaigua Police said a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the animal cruelty case. The teen, whose n... Joe Nittler 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Excessive Heat Causes Manure Pile to Burst into Flames <a href=";id=220045" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The Department of Environmental Conservation, Thursday, confirmed that a fire on July 5th in Cayuga County, was the result of horse manure spontaneously bursting into flames.&nbsp; A state conservation officer reports that a large pile of horse dun... Fred von Wiegen 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Penn Yan Man Arrested Following Pokemon Go Incident <a href=";id=220062" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A 25 year old Penn Yan man has been charged with criminal mischief following the investigation into an altercation that occurred at the Penn Yan Library involving two males playing Pokemon Go.&nbsp; According to village police, Aaron Tears and anothe... Lucas Day 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Penn Yan Police Searching for Suspect in Traffic Stop <a href=";id=220061" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Penn Yan Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a man that was the driver in a vehicle involved in a traffic stop back on July 16th in the village.&nbsp; Shortly after 2 that morning, a village patrol officer attempted to pull... Lucas Day 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Tompkins County Man Tells Police He Fatally Shot Family Dog <a href=";id=220058" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A 30 year old Tompkins County man was arrested this week after he told police he shot and killed his family's dog.&nbsp; Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home in the town of Danby Tuesday after receiving a complaint regarding a missing dog.&nbsp; Th... Lucas Day 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Elmira Police Identify Person of Interest in Shooting that Injured 5 <a href=";id=220056" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Elmira Police are searching for a man they say was involved in an early Thursday morning shooting that resulted in five people being hospitalized.&nbsp; The shooting occurred inside of Patrick's Bar on College Avenue after a dispute.&nbsp; 4 of the 5... Lucas Day 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Cuomo Accuses Trump of Using Fear to Divide Nation <a href=";id=220046" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> In 1984, then-New York Governor Mario Cuomo was the keynote speaker at the Democratic Convention and delivered what is considered one of the best convention speeches of all time.&nbsp; On Thursday night, his son, Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the... Fred von Wiegen 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Governor Approves 30 Smart School Investment Plans Totaling $39M <a href=";id=220042" target="_blank"><img src=" Cuomo I.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 30 Smart Schools Investment Plans totaling $39 million have been approved as part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act - a sweeping initiative aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st centur... News Release 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z No Change In Finger Lakes Drought Status <a href=";id=219973" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It's still not good, but for the first time this summer, the National Drought Mitigation Center shows the drought status for the Finger Lakes hasn't gotten worse.&nbsp; Ontario, Yates, Schuyler, Tompkins, and Seneca Counties are still listed in the ... Joe Nittler 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Too Early To Know Drought Impact On Wildlife <a href=";id=220012" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>What kind of impact has the drought had on local wildlife? We put that question to FLCC Environmental Conservation Professor John Van Niel. He says larger animals are still finding water to drink, but he pointed out much of the blackberry crop failed... Joe Nittler 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z AAA Says 80% Of Drivers Feel Road Rage At Least Once A Year <a href=";id=220013" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; Keep your temper. A new Triple A study shows 80 percent of American drivers say they have felt road rage at least once in the last year. Half may tailgate or shout or flip somebody off. Three percent either get out and start a fight or inte... Joe Nittler 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Hedworth Ready For New Duties As New Canandaigua Police Chief <a href=";id=220011" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Stephen Hedworth's appointment as Canandaigua's new Police Chief is expected to be approved by the City Council next week. In his first interview with Finger Lakes News Radio, he says he agency faces the same law enforcement challenge... Joe Nittler 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Auburn Woman Dead Following Crash in Owasco <a href=";id=219981" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An 18-year old Auburn woman is dead and an Owasco man is in hospital following a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday night. Cayuga County Sheriff's Lieutenant Michael Wellauer says it happened on East Lake Road in Owasco. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &n... Steve Penstone 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Cayuga County Clerk on Proposed Vehicle Registration Tax <a href=";id=219978" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Cayuga County Legislature on Tuesday tabled a vote on a proposed tax on vehicle registrations after all of the speakers at the public hearing spoke out against the measure.&nbsp; County Clerk Sue Dwyer proposed the tax as one of several revenue ... Steve Penstone 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Campaign Signs Reportedly Stolen in Yates County <a href=";id=219943" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Yates County Sheriff's Office has had reports recently that political campaign signs have been stolen from yards at various locations countywide. Sheriff Ron Spike says people may not realize that stealing a campaign sign, or tampering with a sig... Lucas Day 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Yates County Moving Ahead on Suicide Prevention Coalition <a href=";id=219940" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Yates County is exploring forming a suicide prevention coalition.&nbsp; George Roets, the county's director of community services, tells us more. [audio:7281653314-Yatescoalitionprevention.mp3] [/audio] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&... Lucas Day 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z