Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-08-04T10:58:00Z North Street Repairs Almost Finished <a href=";id=184496" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A section of North Street in Auburn has been getting repaired since the springtime. State crews have been working on a quarter mile stretch, from the eastbound Arterial to Seymour Street. City Manager Doug Selby says it's almost finished.[audio:80415... Joe Salzone 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Hazlitt Giving Away Amazing WGI Fan Experience This Weekend <a href=";id=184447" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>WFLR is teaming up with Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards for the Red Cat/NASCAR Cheeze It 355 Giveaway that will result in an amazing fan experience this weekend at Watkins Glen International.&nbsp;&nbsp; Brad Phillips is Director of Marketing for Hazlitt.&nbs... Lucas Day 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z WGI Continues to Build on Strong Relationship With Albany <a href=";id=184441" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>As the area prepares for NASCAR fever to hit this weekend, Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup credits a strong relationship with leaders at the state capital as one reason why tickets sales have soared for Sunday's race[audio:804155... Lucas Day 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Woman Rescued at Taughannock Dies <a href=";id=184431" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The 24 year old Trumansburg woman that fell into the gorge at Taughannock Falls State Park Friday afternoon died over the weekend.&nbsp; The unidentified woman was located on a steep and slippery slope near the upper falls area.&nbsp; First responder... Lucas Day 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Veteran <a href=";id=184430" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>State Police are continuing to investigate a fatal motorcycle accident that happened Sunday night in the town of Veteran.&nbsp; A motorcyclist was traveling west on Millport Hill Road around 7:30 Sunday night when he lost control going around a left ... Lucas Day 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Dundee Holding Blood Drive Today <a href=";id=184429" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A blood drive sponsored by Dundee American Legion will take place Tuesday from 12:30-6:30. Serious blood shortages occur during summer months and your single donation can be used to help up to three different people. Walk-in donors are welcome and se... Lucas Day 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Auburn's Hoopes Park Hosting Breast Cancer Event Tonight <a href=";id=184428" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It will be good music for a good cause. The City of Auburn is partnering with the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York Tuesday night at Hoopes Park beginning at five o'clock. The event is being called Pink in the Park. Foo... Joe Salzone 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Parole Escapee "Boo" Henry Remains on the Loose in Livingston County <a href=";id=184426" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Mount Morris man who assaulted a parole officer and ran away while still handcuffed remains at large in Livingston County.&nbsp; Sheriff's Deputies say 35 year-old Richard "Boo" Henry was taken into custody on a parole violation at his home near Mo... Fred von Wiegen 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Dumpster Skull Has No Link to Criminal Activity <a href=";id=184425" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Police have determined that a skull found in a dumpster behind a Syracuse Wegmans store was not connected to any criminal activity and might have been used for medical research.&nbsp; According to, a forensic anthropologist says the skul... Fred von Wiegen 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Determined Shoplifter Caught the Second Time Around <a href=";id=184424" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Geneva woman, Monday, for shoplifting two times on the same day at the same store.&nbsp; Investigation revealed that on Monday morning, 22 year-old Keishla Lopez-Dejesus allegedly stole 8 items valued at $... Fred von Wiegen 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Traffic Violations Pile Up for Seneca Falls Dump Truck Driver <a href=";id=184423" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies couldn't read the rear license plate on a dump truck driven by 35 year-old Robert Goodell of Seneca Falls, so they pulled him over.&nbsp; After running his identification through the system, Deputies discovered that ... Fred von Wiegen 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Schumer and Schumer Call for Stronger Background Checks for Gun Buyers <a href=";id=184419" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Senator Chuck Schumer joined with a distant cousin, comedian, Amy Schumer, Monday, to call attention to the need for stronger background checks for gun buyers.&nbsp; The Schumers met with reporters in the wake of a recent Louisiana shooting where a g... Fred von Wiegen 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z AG Will Investigate Mysterious Death of Mother of Eight While in Police Custody <a href=";id=184418" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The mysterious death of a New York mother of eight, while in police custody last week, will be investigated by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.&nbsp; It marks the first time that he has exercised his authority to handle cases where police ar... Fred von Wiegen 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Hillside Teen Threatens To Stab Staff Members With Broken Lightbulb <a href=";id=184377" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Just after midnight Seneca County Sheriff&rsquo;s Deputies were called out to the Hillside Homes in the Town of Varick when a 14 year boy there&nbsp; allegedly " got upset, broke a florescent lightbulb into pieces, and threatened to stab staff member... Joe Nittler 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Geneva City Council To Take Final Vote On Park Smoking Ban This Week <a href=";id=184368" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; The Geneva City Council is slated to take a final vote Wednesday night on a measure that would prohibit smoking in the&nbsp; City's 12 neighborhood parks.&nbsp; Back in May members of the Boys and Girls Club gave a persuasive presen... Joe Nittler 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Oaks Disappointed Local Firms Didn't Win Medical Marijuana Bids <a href=";id=184360" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; Disappointed. Assemblyman Bob Oaks on the Finger Lakes Morning News today says he regrets the fact that the New York State Health Department did not pick a Finger Lakes applicant for any of the 5&nbsp; licenses to&nbsp; manufacture ... Joe Nittler 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Man Found Pistol Whipped In Town Of Bristol <a href=";id=184358" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>9PM UPDATE: A Bristol man is being held at the Ontario County Jail after allegedly pistol-whipping another man following an argument at a residence in Bristol, Monday morning.&nbsp; Sheriff's Deputies say 52 year-old Nicholas Carlson was at his hom... Joe Nittler and Fred von Wiegen 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Construction Causing New Obstacles for Auburn's Great Race <a href=";id=184327" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The Great Race returns Sunday at Emerson Park, but participants will find a new obstacle they hadn't planned on. Race Organizer Jim Hanley tells Finger Lakes News Radio Route 38A will have only one lane open at the Sucker Brook Bridge because of co... Joe Salzone 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Catholic Charities of Schuyler County Holding Back-to School Drive <a href=";id=184300" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It's that time of year again that most kids in the area don't want to hear about.&nbsp; Its time to start thinking about "Back to School"&nbsp; and once again this year, Catholic Charities of Schuyler County is teaming up with local businesses to hel... Lucas Day 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Kraft Issues Cheese Recall <a href=";id=184299" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A top producer of cheese is recalling thousands of cheese singles. Kraft says 36-thousand individually-wrapped cheese singles are being pulled from stores because the wrapper poses a choking hazard. The recall covers packages of American and white ... Joe Salzone 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z