Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-08-29T07:10:52Z The Race Track Death Of Kevin Ward Jr. Remains Under Investigation <a href=";id=141628" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>There is nothing to say yet. This afternoon in an e-mail from the Ontario County Sheriff's office we learned that the "investigation into the death of Kevin A. Ward Jr., which occurred August 9, 2014, at the Canandaigua, New York Motorsports Park wil... Joe Nittler 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Stewart Speaks for First Time Since Canandaigua Incident <a href=";id=141622" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Tony Stewart will return to NASCAR Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed fellow sprint car driver, Kevin Ward, Junior, during a dirt track race in Canandaigua Augus... Lucas Day 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z HWS Students Committed To A Day Of Service <a href=";id=141615" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Students at Hobart William Smith in Geneva learn about community involvement from day one. Saturday&nbsp; 650 freshmen are taking part in a Day of Service with various city non-profits and&nbsp; neighborhood associations. &nbsp; &nbsp; Jeremy Wa... Joe Nittler 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z New 3 Year Contract For Auburn Police Settled <a href=";id=141614" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; &nbsp; After hitting a snag earlier in the month , the City of Auburn and it's Police Union have settled a new three year contract that will run through 20-17. City Manager Doug Selby says it's a reasonable deal.. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;... Joe Nittler 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z CMAC Looks To 2015 <a href=";id=141607" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>As the CMAC summer concert season comes to a close tonight with&nbsp; Lady Antebellum , Billy Currington and&nbsp;&nbsp; Joe Nichols, venue spokesperson Sarah Axelrod tells us they are already working on next summer's schedule. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb... Joe Nittler 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Poker Run Set For Geneva's Catholic Grade School <a href=";id=141606" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The 3rd Annual St. Francis- St. Stephens Cruisin' For Kids Poker Run and BBQ is Sunday. They will start serving at 11 and the run around Seneca Lake starts at 1. This year they are open to cars and motor cycles. Event spokesman Troy Quigley tells us ... Joe Nittler 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Geneva's Historic South Neighborhood Preps For First Ever "Sale Along South Main" <a href=";id=141605" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Geneva's Historic South Neighborhood Association is holding it's first ever "Sale Along South Main",Sunday, from Noon until 5:00 pm.&nbsp; Residents of Historic South will be selling antiques and other items on&nbsp; sidewalks and front lawns, while ... Joe Nittler 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z New Dundee Superintendent Ready for School Year <a href=";id=141521" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The first day of school for the Dundee School District is Thursday, September 4th.&nbsp; New Superintendent Kelly Houck says the transition for her couldn't have been better this summer. [audio:HouckDCSready.MP3] [/audio]Houck says there's been some... Lucas Day 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Penn Yan Woman Accused of Hitting Person with Hammer <a href=";id=141518" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A 53 year old Penn Yan woman faces multiple charges, including assault, following her arrest over an alleged incident that occurred August 21st in the village.&nbsp; Gina Bergstresser is accused of hitting another person with a hammer, damaging prope... Lucas Day 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Schneiderman Announces Funding To Equip Officers In Finger Lakes And Southern Tier With Bulletproof Vests <a href=";id=141509" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>BINGHAMTON &ndash; Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced awards to law enforcement agencies in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, through the Attorney General&rsquo;s inVEST Partnership, a statewide program that helps law enforcement... News Release 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Gorham Man Saved from Drowning Dies in Hospital <a href=";id=141492" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An Ontario County man is dead just two days after being pulled from the waters of Canandaigua Lake where he nearly drowned.&nbsp; but, in the end, the efforts of all those who tried to save the victim's life were all, sadly, in vain.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbs... Fred von Wiegen 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Tony Stewart to Race in Atlanta and Talk to Media <a href=";id=141488" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>For the first time since Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed on August 9th. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park,&nbsp; the individual responsible for his death, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will speak to the media at 1 p.m., Friday, at the Atlanta Motor S... Fred von Wiegen 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Washington Nationals Extend Relationship with Doubledays <a href=";id=141484" target="_blank"><img src=" -- Auburn Doubledays Logo 2.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It's hard going to an Auburn Doubledays game at Falcon Park without seeing a fan wearing a Washington Nationals hat or shirt. The Doubledays have been an affiliate of the major league team since 2010, and that relationship will continue. The Nationa... Joe Salzone 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Trio Charged with Rash of Contruction Site Thefts <a href=";id=141491" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies on Wednesday pulled over a speeding vehicle on Route 104 in the Town of Huron, but as it turned out that was the least of the problems facing the three occupants inside the car.&nbsp; Deputies spotted items in the vehi... Fred von Wiegen 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Bloomfield Man Ticketed 15 Times after Hot Pursuit <a href=";id=141489" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>For Joshua Chambery, Wednesday, August 27th. will be a day he'd probably prefer to forget, but based on the events that transpired, that may be difficult to do. The 31 year old Bloomfield man was allegedly intoxicated as he raced his Yamaha Four Wh... Fred von Wiegen 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Rochester Mom Gets One Year Probation For Leaving Son In Car While She Went to Work <a href=";id=141471" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Rochester mom who left her four year old son&nbsp; in the car July 10th while she went into work as a hostess at the TGI-Fridays in Victor&nbsp; was sentenced this afternoon to one year probation for endangering the welfare of a child.&nbsp; Thel... Joe Nittler 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z City Leaders Pleased With Geneva Events Center Bookings <a href=";id=141455" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; The building wasn't finished until January and marketing of it didn't really start until the spring, but despite all that Geneva City Manager Matt Horn is pleased with the bookings they have seen at the Lakefront Events Center.[audio:... Joe Nittler 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Geneva Looking At First Property Tax Hike In 7 Years <a href=";id=141449" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Here are the cold hard numbers from the 2015 Geneva City Budget Plan introduced Wednesday night by Geneva City Manager Matt Horn. General fund spending is put at just over 16.1 Million million dollars for next year, about 5-million of that spent on p... Joe Nittler 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Seward House Switching to Fall Hours <a href=";id=141439" target="_blank"><img src=" House.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Seward House Development Director Natalie Stetson tells Finger Lakes News Radio with summer coming to a close, so to do their summer hours. [audio:sewardsummerhours.mp3] [/audio] After this w... Joe Salzone 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Katko Responds to Gun Stolen in 2000 Used in Robbery <a href=";id=141438" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Long before he decided to run for Congress, John Katko was a federal prosecutor. Katko aggressively pursued cases of gang violence, organized crime, and drugs. A report on Syracuse dot com reveals a gun stolen from Katko's pick-up truck in April 2000... Joe Salzone 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z