Finger Lakes Daily News News http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-09-28T03:35:27Z Montezuma Wildlife Refuse Spared Drought's Impact <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225306" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9281631812-audoboncenter.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Severe drought has impacted much of the Finger Lakes, but Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center says lack of rainfall was never an issue for the wildlife refuge because of its proximity to multiple water sources. [audio:9281631401-LAJEWS... Fred von Wiegen and Ted Baker 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225306 Cuomo Campaign to Hold Back Tainted Funds <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225305" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9281613405-baharra.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A high-level Democratic official says Governor Cuomo's re-election campaign will "set aside" more than $350,000 in contributions from upstate developers named in a criminal complaint filed last week by the U.S. Attorney's office.&nbsp; The funds ... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225305 Man Violates Protection Order and Allegedly Causes Damage <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225304" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9231625125-policelightshandcuffs.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A Farmington man was arrested at his home, Tuesday night, for violating an order of protection and allegedly causing damage to a woman's belongings during a dispute back on September 3.&nbsp; Sheriff's Deputies say 28 year-old Glen Stevens was take... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225304 Seneca County White Deer Get New Lease on Life <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225303" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_92816120601-whitedeerlooking1.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The new owner of the Seneca Army Depot has taken some immediate steps to make sure the property's celebrated white deer herd is protected.&nbsp;&nbsp; Earl Martin, the owner of Seneca Iron Works, purchased the 7,000 acre parcel, earlier this year, ... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225303 No Toxins in Auburn Drinking Water, but Owasco Still Shows Low Levels <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225296" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9271691200-water.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> As of Tuesday morning, the City of Auburn showed no detectable toxins in the drinking water.&nbsp; Low levels of blue-green algae toxins were detected on Monday, but the samples taken on Tuesday could find no evidence of toxic contamination.&nbsp;... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225296 Candidate Says Albany Lawmakers Must Set Better Example <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225252" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_92616122318-kenanbaldridge.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> It's one scandal after the other in Albany this year. Democrat Kenan Baldridge, who is running for State Senate in the 54th District, says too many politicians go to Albany to pad their checkbooks instead of doing the people's business. [audio:927... Joe Nittler 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225252 CCE of Cayuga County October Events <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225251" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9031354919-ccelgo.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>If you're thinking of cleaning up your basement or garage, or if you're thinking of ways to save money on your household energy bill, then October is the month for you. Stefan Lutter of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County said on Tuesd... Steve Penstone 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225251 Jail Inmate Busts TV <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225249" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9271693055-senecasheriffseal.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Before you ask, no he wasn't watching the debate. 28 year old Samuel Eckert of Seneca Falls, who currently resides in the Seneca County Jail, got mad at something and punched out the TV he was watching, breaking the screen. He is charged with crimina... Joe Nittler 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225249 Rochester Man Causes Disturbance In Lyons <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225247" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9231680010-waynecosheriff.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A 32 year old Rochester man is in the Wayne County jail after causing a disturbance late Monday morning on Spencer street in Lyons. Kenneth Everhart was seen yelling and threatening people as he tried to get into a home on the street. At one point, h... Joe Nittler 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225247 CSCA Hosts 4th Annual Purple Tie Fundraiser <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225243" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9271690229-PurpleTie.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Cayuga Seneca Community Action is hosting its 4th annual Purple Tie event on Friday.&nbsp; Family and Victim Services Director Sarah Barnard said on Tuesday's Finger Lakes Morning News it's a fun way to raise funds and kickoff Domestic Violence Aware... Steve Penstone 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225243 Cayuga County GOP Call for Special Election to Replace Farrell <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225207" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_5131395219-goplogo.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Cayuga County Republicans are calling for a special election in the wake of last week's sudden resignation of county legislator Mark Farrell.&nbsp; Democrats say they'll appoint a replacement for the 4th district lawmaker who resigned for health rea... Steve Penstone 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225207 Seneca Falls Woman Strikes Officer With Phone in Penn Yan Court <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225209" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_3061451808-behindbars.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An incident at Penn Yan Village Court last night resulted in the arrest of a 29 year old Seneca Falls woman. According to village police, Jennifer Hall was warned several times by officers to abide by court rules and refrain from using her cell phone... Lucas Day 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225209 UPDATE: Eleven Fire Companies Battle Massive Blaze, 200 Cows Rescued <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225169" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_92616114550-firedeboover.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> UPDATE:&nbsp; 11:30pm The smoke was first noticed by two people driving by the Deboover Family Farm, located on County Road 23, in the town of Phelps at about 3:58PM.&nbsp; The smoke was coming from a metal barn used to store hay.&nbsp; A call was... Joe Nittler and Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225169 del Lago 79% Complete <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225145" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_92616115819-DELLAGOLOGO.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The New York State Gaming Commission is meeting this afternoon and they have been given an update on construction progress at the 440 million dollar del Lago Resort and Casino in the Town of Tyre. According to a series of tweets from&nbsp; Commission... Joe Nittler 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225145 Elmira Native Indicted on Hate Crime Against SUNY Professor <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225208" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9271655747-AmjadHussain.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A 22 year old Elmira man has been indicted by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on two felony counts of aggravated harassment involving a hate crime for an incident that occurred at his former college back in April of 2015.&nbsp; Amjad "Mark"... Lucas Day 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225208 Hidden Valley October Event to Benefit Camper Scholarships <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225206" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9271655100-WinesintheValley.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A new event will be held in October to benefit those that want to attend Hidden Valley 4-H Camp in Watkins Glen.&nbsp; Camp director Jennifer Sweet tells us about "Wines in the Valley."[audio:9271655100-WinesintheValley.mp3] [/audio]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs... Lucas Day 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225206 Man Watching Police Inspect Car Arrested on Warrant <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225202" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_5061453848-arrest.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The investigation into a reported suspicious vehicle in Steuben County resulted in the arrest of a Bath man.&nbsp; While deputies were checking out the car, Earle Robbins, the Third, was seen in the area and was eventually served a Superior Court war... Lucas Day 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225202 Man Points Knife At Deputies Breaking Up Underage Drinking Party <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225196" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9271683757-DUDE.JPG" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Sheriff's Deputies busted an underage drinking party over the weekend and arrested a Farmington man who made a threatening gesture with a kninfe.&nbsp;&nbsp; Deputies arrived at a home in the town of Richmond on County Road 40 early Sunday morning af... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225196 Man Nabbed by K9 Officer After Allegedly Punching Female Victim <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225195" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9281150009-crime_handcuffs_police_lights_jpg_475x310_q85.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies say a local man violated an order of protection when he allegedly punched a female on Castle Street in Rushville on Sunday night.&nbsp; After the altercation, 34 year-old Matthew Carl of Rushville left the scene on... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225195 Farmington Woman's Self-Cleaning Oven Catches Fire <a href="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&amp;id=225194" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/shared/inc/client/16/articles/thumbs/t_9271620500-firesymbol.png" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Two fire companies raced to a Farmington apartment, Monday night, when smoke was observed coming from the building.&nbsp;&nbsp; When they arrived at Tina Clarke's apartment on Stoney Way, they found she had activated the oven's self cleaning featur... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=225194