Tompkins County Sheriff Releases Statement on Deputy Fired for Improper Conduct

Tompkins County Sheriff Derek Osborne released the following statement on Monday regarding the firing of Deputy Kristofer O’Rourke, who is also charged with felony criminal sex act in Livingston County while allegedly on the job. “On November 9, 2022 the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office became aware of a complaint from a community member that was … Read more

Waterloo’s Real Christmas Is This Saturday

NEWS RELEASE – This year’s Real Christmas will be held on December 3 at the Waterloo Rec Center from 4-6:00 PM, where visitors will experience a “night in Bethlehem”. Calvary Chapel, Waterloo First Presbyterian, St. Francis-St. Clare Parish, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Spirit of Grace Fellowship, Tyre Reformed, Waterloo United Methodist and Waterloo Baptist churches have … Read more

Steuben County Man Charged With Intentionally Starting House Fire

Dustin Cole (photo: provided) A weekend house fire in Steuben County was intentionally set. An investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office determined that 30-year-old Dustin Cole of Campbell intentionally started a fire at a home on State Route 415 Saturday night while residents were inside. Cole was charged with felony arson and was released … Read more

NY College Athletes Can Now Make Money Off Their Name, Image and Likeness

Legislation that allows New York collegiate student-athletes to receive compensation for their name, image, or likeness without the risk of forfeiting their scholarships or eligibility to participate in collegiate athletics has been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. “Our collegiate student-athletes are heroes on the field – and they deserve to be treated like … Read more

Wayne County Man Killed in One-Car Accident

A fatal car accident in Wayne County is under investigation. 50-year-old Harry Peters, of Butler, was traveling east on Westbury Road in Butler at around 5:20 Monday afternoon when his car left the south shoulder of the road and struck a tree. Peters was pronounced dead at the scene. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was assisted … Read more

State Ag Commissioner Cuts Down Finger Lakes Welcome Center Xmas Tree

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball led the Department’s annual tree-cutting tradition at New York State Grown & Certified Stokoe Farms in Scottsville, cutting down a 9-foot-tall Fraser Fir that will be proudly displayed at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva. The annual event highlights New York’s Christmas tree industry and encourages New … Read more

Police Investigating Yates County Horse and Buggy Versus Car Accident

Photo: Benton Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook The Yates County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a car versus horse and buggy accident. It happened Saturday just before 6 p.m. on State Route 14A at Lovejoy Road, between Havens Corners and Baldwin Roads in the town of Benton. At this time, there is no word on the extent of … Read more

Ithaca Starbucks Workers Participate in National Strike

Starbucks-Facebook Ithaca Starbucks workers at one location joined in on the nationwide strike against the company. The strike at the Commons location began Thursday which was Red Cup Day for the coffee chain. This is one of the company’s busiest days as it sees stores give out free holiday themed cups. Over 100 stores across … Read more