Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-04-24T06:07:06Z Elmira Man Accepts Deal in Chautauqua Co. Murder Case <a href=";id=123711" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>One of four Elmira men accused of murdering a Chautauqua County couple in April of last year has accepted a plea deal in exchange for testifying against the other defendants.&nbsp; Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley says 19 year-old Stev... Lucas Day 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Watkins Glen State Park to Reconstruct Main Entrance <a href=";id=123710" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>New York State has awarded 5 million dollars for a major reconstruction project at the main entrance to Watkins Glen State Park.&nbsp; Fred Bonn, Finger Lakes state parks director, says the project is currently in the design phase. [audio:WGSPmaine... Lucas Day 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z March Jobless Numbers for Yates and Schuyler Released <a href=";id=123708" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The number of unemployed people in both Schuyler and Yates County for March decreased from where figures stood a year ago.&nbsp; The jobless rate for Yates County for last month was 6.4 percent, down from 7.3 percent recorded in March of 2013.&nbsp;... Lucas Day 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Walk for Autism Awareness Saturday in Auburn <a href=";id=123707" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>April has been Autism Awareness Month. The second annual autism awareness walk in Auburn is coming up on Saturday. Nancy Tehan at the E. John Gavras Center says they are doing registration today much differently from last year. [audio:autismwalk.mp3... Joe Salzone 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Finger Lakes State Parks Get $7.8 Million for Improvements <a href=";id=123696" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State will advance 69 projects to improve and repair 53 State parks and historic sites. The projects are part of a $90 million statewide commitment funded in the 2014-15 State Budget, marking the thir... News Release 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million for Waterloo Water Project <a href=";id=123656" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Clean drinking water is something most of us take for granted, but for 135 families in Waterloo that convenient luxury has never flowed out of their faucets, but - at long last - it's going to change.&nbsp; Waterloo Town Supervisor, Gary Westfall, s... News Release 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Phelps Couple Charged With Animal Abandonment <a href=";id=123651" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ontario County Humane Society arrested a Phelps couple for animal abandonment Tuesday. 30 year old Christine Zaso and 22 year old Justin Zaso reportedly left 2 dogs and 2 cats behind when they were evicted from thier Melvin Hill Road Apartment Ap... Joe Nittler 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Wilmorite Submits Million Dollar Casino Application Fee and Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuit <a href=";id=123647" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Wilmorite Coporation took a step forward towards building a casino yesterday, now the question is what happens later today. Wilmorite Chairman Thomas Wilmot, Sr. announced Wednesday morning that the Wilmot Casino and Resort has submitted the $1 ... Joe Nittler and Greg Cotterill 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Geneva School Board Expected To Adopt 2014-2015 Budget Tonight <a href=";id=123645" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It's been a painful process.&nbsp; The Geneva School Board meets tonight and is expected to adopt&nbsp; a spending blueprint for next year that&nbsp; includes $33.7 million dollars for programs, $3.6 million for administration and $9.3 million for ca... Joe Nittler 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Geneva High Climbs In U.S. News And World Reports Rankings <a href=";id=123644" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Geneva High is rated the 114th best high school in New York according to new rankings from US News and World Reports. That's a jump of 27 spots from last year and it puts Geneva in the top 10% of schools state wide. School Superintendent Trina Newt... Joe Nittler 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Auburn School Board Voting on Proposed $71M Budget <a href=";id=123631" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A proposed Auburn school budget worth over 71 million dollars for the 2014-2015 school year gets a vote tonight by the school board. District Business Manager Lisa Green tells Finger Lakes News Radio the budget proposal includes a raise in taxes. [a... Joe Salzone 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Victor Furniture Store Agrees to $30,000 Fine <a href=";id=123532" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Tuesday announced a settlement with a Victor-based furniture company for engaging in deceptive and misleading advertising -- deceiving consumers into falsely thinking they were holding a "going out of business" s... News Release 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Update: Auburn Run Away Found <a href=";id=123479" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Less than a day after putting out a missing persons alert Auburn Police have located a run away teenager. 14-year-old Michael LaTour left the Cayuga Home For Children on the 14th, Police this afternoon say that " A citizen relayed information regardi... Joe Salzone & Joe Nittler 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Schuyler Sheriff's Office to Hold RX Takeback Saturday <a href=";id=123542" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Local law enforcement agencies will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration&rsquo;s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman says the take back day is beneficial to the c... Lucas Day 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Dundee, Penn Yan Students Take Part in Special Olympics Event Today <a href=";id=123537" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Keuka College is partnering with area school children from the Penn Yan and Dundee School Districts to host the first-annual Special Olympics Unified Sports tournament today inside the Weed Physical Arts Center. Richard Shaver, director of student su... Lucas Day 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Bills Coach Has Cancerous Mole Removed <a href=";id=123534" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone announced late Tuesday night he recently had a cancerous mole removed.&nbsp; The statement came hours after a mysterious story was posted on the team's official website saying the former Syracuse University head ... Lucas Day 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Moravia School Board Voting Tonight on Budget <a href=";id=123531" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Moravia school board will vote on adopting a budget for the 2014 to 2015 school year Wednesday evening. Superintendent Michelle Brantner tells Finger Lakes News Radio cash flow problems in Albany has meant schools have had to tighten their belts ... Joe Salzone 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Parole Violation Lands Auburn Woman in Jail <a href=";id=123511" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An Auburn woman will serve from two to six years in jail for violating the terms of parole by repeatedly testing positive for illegal drug use.&nbsp; In sentencing, 24-year old Camille Racona, Judge Mark Fandrich admitted he was frustrated with the ... Fred von Wiegen 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Auburn Man Pleads Not Guilty to Fracturing Infant's Femur <a href=";id=123510" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>20 year-old Jacob Waloven of Auburn entered a plea of not guilty in Cayuga County Court, Tuesday, to charges that he fractured the femur bone of a one year old child.&nbsp; Waloven was arraigned on a felony charge of second-degree assault and a misde... Fred von Wiegen 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Skaneateles Woman Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving with Child in Car <a href=";id=123509" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>In Cayuga County Court on Tuesday, 29 year-old Melissa Russell of Skaneateles entered a plea of guilty to a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.&nbsp; The court will sentence Russell in June, but the... Fred von Wiegen 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z