Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2016-07-29T02:50:43Z 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 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, north of Auburn, was the result of horse manure spontaneously bursting into flames.&nbsp; A state conservation officer reports that a large ... Fred von Wiegen 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z 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 Canandaigua Police Looking For Suspect In Killing Of A Goose <a href=";id=220019" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; Canandaigua Police hves sent out a security camera picture of a person of interest in an animal cruelty case. During the early afternoon of July 11th, the suspect they are looking for threw a knife at a goose and killed it. This hap... Joe Nittler 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 Chemung County Woman Charged With Rape <a href=";id=219938" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Chemung County grand jury has indicted a 29 year old Southern Tier woman on rape and criminal sexual misconduct charges.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;... Lucas Day 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Elmira Police Seek Suspect in Early Morning Shooting <a href=";id=219935" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Elmira Police are seeking a suspect in the aftermath of a shooting at a downtown bar early this morning. According to the Star Gazette, the shooting occurred at 12:47AM at Patricks's on College Avenue. Police apparently have identified the suspect ... Fred von Wiegen 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z New Laws Attack Rise in Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases <a href=";id=219934" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Governor Cuomo has signed two new bills to prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. One bill provides for a comprehensive public awareness, education and prevention campaign by the State Health Department aimed at reducing the public's ... Fred von Wiegen 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Cayuga County Horse Vanishes Without a Trace <a href=";id=219933" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> When a 1,400 pound horse vanishes from a Cayuga County farm without a trace, that qualifies as a genuine mystery and Sue and Roger Head the horse's owners are still trying to figure out what has become of their 29 year-old mare named Guernsey.&nbsp... Fred von Wiegen 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Sheriff Confirms Rideout Killed in Basement of Condo <a href=";id=219932" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The murdered Penfield man found in Yates County on the morning of July 20 died earlier that same morning in the basement of his Penfield condo.&nbsp; The exact time of Craig Rideout's death is still undetermined but on Wednesday Yates County Sherif... Fred von Wiegen 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Mysterious Liquid Spilled from Vehicle Baffles Experts <a href=";id=219931" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A clean-up crew was summoned to the 100 block of Cherry Street in Ithaca to decontaminate an area where an unknown liquid described as highly volatile and hazardous spilled from a motor vehicle, this afternoon.&nbsp; Ithaca Police and Fire personne... Fred von Wiegen 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Dry Conditions Prompt Seneca County Burning Advisory <a href=";id=219922" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Due to the ongoing severe drought conditions, the Seneca County Emergency Management office is strongly urging&nbsp; residents to refrain from open burning. They say within the last few weeks, there have been a good number of&nbsp; uncontrolled brush... Joe Nittler 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Nearby Gas Leak Causes Newark School Evacuation <a href=";id=219921" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The Kelly School on Maple and Miller Streets in Newark was&nbsp; evacuated over the lunch hour because of a reported natural gas leak down the street. At the same time, the school district phone system was experiencing difficulties, making it har... Joe Nittler 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z