Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-10-31T11:53:20Z 10 Fresh Pot Plants Found In Car <a href=";id=150356" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Thursday night around six o'clock, the Seneca County 911 center got multiple calls about an erratic vehicle traveling north on Route 89. Deputies found the vehicle in the Town of Fayette and stopped it. The driver, Sierra Maricle of Lansing, got a ... 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Geneva City Manager Says Property Tax Hike Was Hard To Avoid <a href=";id=150341" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Geneva City Council this year bit the bullet. For the first time in seven years, there is a property tax rate increase coming. City Manager Matt Horn tells us it was hard to avoid it this year. They had to bring in a balanced budget. &nbsp; &nbsp; ... Joe Nittler 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Study Says Finger Lakes Racetrack Would Suffer It Lago Is Built <a href=";id=150336" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; A study released this week says if the Lago Casino is built in the Town of Tyre, the Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track could face a yearly loss in revenue of almost 26 million dollars. Vernon Downs, Tioga Downs and Batavia Downs would also... Joe Nittler 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Seneca County Board Chair Calls for Transparency in Casino Decision <a href=";id=150335" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Seneca County Board Chairman Bob Hayssen has written a letter to the State Gaming Facility Location Board urging they show transparency when they announce their recommendation on casino licenses. The Seneca County Board has endorsed the proposed La... Joe Nittler 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z City of Auburn Flips Switch on Mill Street Dam <a href=";id=150324" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>After a decade of inactivity, the City of Auburn has turned on the switch to the Mill Street Dam. City Manager Doug Selby tells us they cut the ribbon Thursday, but it's been back online since the beginning of October. [audio:millstreetdam1.mp3] [/... Joe Salzone 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Auburn City Website Gets High Marks from Albany Group <a href=";id=150319" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A state group has ranked hundreds of city, county, and school district websites based on transparency and Auburn ranks pretty high. The Empire Center for Public Policy reviewed 500 government and school websites between July and September. City Manag... Joe Salzone 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Final Renovations Underway at Falcon Park <a href=";id=150313" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It's been a few months since the last crowd left Falcon Park after the final Auburn Doubledays game of the 2014 season, but the ballpark has not been quiet. General Manager Mike Voutsinas tells Finger Lakes News Radio there's some renovating left to ... Joe Salzone 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Mother Nature Offering Tricks Tonight <a href=";id=150256" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Temperatures across the Finger Lakes are in the 30s this morning, and will be falling back into the 30s around the time tonight kids are getting into their costumes for a night of trick or treating. Meteorologist Kevin Williams says Mother Nature isn... Joe Salzone 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Judge Upholds Schuyler County Room Tax <a href=";id=150243" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Justice Judith O'Shea. in a written decision, ruled that the county properly assessed the taxes against a New Jersey man who owns and leases vacaction homes in Schuyler County. Last year, the county notified the propety owner, Thomas Schneider that h... Fred Von Wiggen 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Yates Veterans Service Director Position Restored to Full-Time <a href=";id=150244" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Yates County Legislature voted to restore the county's Veteran's Service Director position to full-time in 2015 after current director Earle Gleason retires at the end of the year. Gleason said the position is vital to veterans and their famillie... Lucas Day 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z FLCC Unveils New Recording Studios <a href=";id=150242" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Finger Lakes Community College held an open house yesterday to show off their new audio recording studios. Studio Manager Bob Potter, who has worked as an audio engineer &ndash; including for big names like Ray Charles, B.B. King, John Mayer, and He... Ted Baker 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Schuyler Hospital Excited About Partnership With Cayuga Medical <a href=";id=150247" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A big announcement this week from Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls and the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.&nbsp; Schuyler Hospital's Executive Director of Community Relations, Michelle Benjamin, tells us more. [audio:SchuylerHospannouncement.MP3]... Lucas Day 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Elmira Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty <a href=";id=150251" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The 41 year old Elmira man police were looking to question in connection with an animal cruelty case has been located and arrested.&nbsp; Tyrone Boles faces two counts each of abandonment of an animal and animal cruelty.&nbsp; An adult dog and puppy... Lucas Day 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Geneva To Hand Over Fire And Police Dispatch Duties To Ontario County <a href=";id=150186" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> As part of the 2015 city budget vote, Geneva City Council members have approved the transfer of Police and Fire dispatch duties to Ontario County. City Manager Matt Horn says work begins now on the transition. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nb... Joe Nittler 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z U.S. Marshals Arrest Alleged Killer of Pennsylvania State Trooper <a href=";id=150225" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The man suspected of ambushing and killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper and wounding his partner, last month, was taken into custody, Thursday, after an extensive manhunt that lasted 48 days. U.S. Marshals confirmed that 31-year old Eric Frein was f... Fred von Wiegen 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Training Law Enforcement to Better Serve Military Veterans <a href=";id=150223" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Ontario County Veterans Service Agency, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy are co-sponsoring&nbsp; "Veterans Awareness Training for Law Enforcement at 9:30 a.m. on November 13th. at the O... Fred von Wiegen 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z NYSEG And RG&E Plan Flyovers Next Week <a href=";id=150179" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> NYSEG and RG&amp;E will be inspecting natural gas transmission pipeline rights of way by air next week. Helicopters will be flying over the Oneonta, Geneva/Auburn, Rochester and Lockport regions on the 5th and 6th. The aerial inspections allow the ... Joe Nittler 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Nationwide "Warm the Children" Program Returns to Cayuga County <a href=";id=150170" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Hundreds of Cayuga County kids now have coats for winter. A nationwide program called Warm the Children, which locally is a partnership of the Auburn Citizen, Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency, and the Auburn Rotary Club, gave out over 600 coats ... Joe Salzone 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Geneva Police Say Lock Up Your Car <a href=";id=150169" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> It's happening on average at least once a day in the last two weeks. Geneva Police report that there have been 13 car break ins/larcenies since the 17th. They say the suspect is getting into unlocked car doors as well as breaking glass or prying do... Joe Nittler 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z 5 And 20 Work In Geneva Making Progress <a href=";id=150167" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> It's been something of a headache for Geneva drivers the last few weeks. The roadwork on Routes 5 and 20 can test your patience. The DOT's Lori Maher tells Finger Lakes News Radio we are starting to see the beginning of the end of work for the seas... Joe Nittler 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z