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2 arrests made in Waterloo murder of Texas man

WATERLOO, N.Y. (WROC) — Two men have been arrested for the September 30 murder of a Texas resident that occurred in the Town of Waterloo. On September 30 at around 1:08 a.m. officials received a call of a man shot on Route 96 in Waterloo. Waterloo Police Department, alongside members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) and New York State Police, responded to the scene. By the time they arrived, they said the suspects had already fled.
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Police arrest man in Ithaca home invasion

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY)-- Ithaca Police responded to a home invasion while the incident was in progress Saturday morning at a residence on South Plain Street. Police say three people were awakened by an unknown male inside their home armed with a knife demanding money and other items. After taking money from the victims the suspect took their car and fled the area. Police caught up with the suspect as he drove south on Elmira Road. The suspect crashed into a tree in front of the Kwik Fill gas station.

Regional Forecast – Finger Lakes (10/3/22)

Happy Monday! What a chilly start to the day. We see improvements with our temperatures throughout the day. High-level clouds are also starting our day and continue to filter in throughout the day with filtered sunshine this afternoon. Overnight, we turn mostly cloudy but stay dry. Broken cloud cover is the case for Tuesday and an isolated shower is possible for the eastern part of our area late in the day. These isolated showers remain into the early morning hours of Wednesday. Most look to remain dry though.

Tompkins County’s opioid crisis has a face, and a name — my son’s

Julian was working on getting away from hard drugs, an accomplishment he and his parents could all be proud of, but this summer our teen fell victim to tainted street drugs — something that we wouldn’t have chosen, but shouldn’t have harmed him, was laced with fentanyl. He graduated from New Roots Charter School in 2020, and would have turned 20 on September 29th.

October 3 update from Health Department on COVID-19 cases

The Tompkins County Health Department says there have now been 24,472 total positive cases in Tompkins County, 38 more than on Friday, and a total of 1,942,704 tests conducted. The Health Department is also now reporting positive self-test results that have been submitted through their online portal. They say there are 4 new positive self-test results for a total of 3,872 submitted.

Klepack: Booster shots still vital

ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) — Tompkins County’s medical director believes boosters remain important in the fight against COVID-19. Doctor William Klepack says we are still in a pandemic. Klepack also says some people remain vulnerable to the virus. Earlier this month the mask mandate for public transportation was lifted,...

‘Reimagining’ committee taps Community Police Board for help

ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) — Ithaca’s Reimagining Public Safety Special Committee aims to expand its collaborations. Officials are asking the city’s Community Police Board for help in drafting policies. Acting Police Chief John Joly says it’s important the board has a voice in discussions. The committee aims...

Beware of New York State Electric and Gas Imposters

Residents throughout the region may want to be cautious about people claiming to be from the electric company. Ithaca Police are investigating several burglaries where a person identifying himself as a New York State Electric and Gas worker is suspected in break-ins at buildings and cars on North Cayuga Street.

Victim, suspects identified in Waterloo murder investigation

WATERLOO, N.Y. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspects and victim after a murder in the Town of Waterloo around 1 a.m. Friday. The victim is 33-year-old William Waugh, of Euless, Texas. He was shot at 121 Route 96 in Waterloo. Waugh was taken to Geneva General Hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.

College Briefs Sept. 29

PA program to host a workshop for teenagers on medical careers. The Ithaca College Physician Assistant (PA) program is hosting a workshop for middle and high school students of color who are interested in a career in medicine. This interactive workshop is from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Downtown Campus on The Commons. The sessions will give students the opportunity to learn more about the PA profession. The sessions will include a discussion about “a day in the life of a PA student,” a skills block, a lunch and learn panel, and a suture clinic. The skills block will provide teachings on how to perform EKGs, vitals and aseptic technique and use a cardiac station. The PA team will provide lunch for all the students who attend. Individuals with questions can contact senior Brittny Dawkins at Those with disabilities who need accommodations can contact Jessica LeMore, didactic support coordinator in the PA program, at or 607-274-7008.

Joshua AM Ross Exhibition Opens Oct. 13 at the String Room Gallery

The solo exhibition will remain on view until Thursday, November 24. The String Room Gallery of Wells College is pleased to announce the opening of "Stumbling Stumbling," a solo exhibition by 2022 Artist-in-Residence Joshua AM Ross. Joshua AM Ross is a photographer who works in drawing and fabric and is...

Last-minute goal propels field hockey to victory

After falling short in overtime against the Vassar College Brewers in the Liberty league championship by a score of 1–0, the Ithaca College women’s field hockey defeated the Brewers 1–0 on Oct. 1 at Higgins Field. The first quarter was a defensive showcase, as both teams struggled...

Public Safety Logs Aug. 15–21

SUMMARY: Caller reported receiving an email offering a job. Officer reported the email was a scheme to defraud the caller out of money and personal information. Patrol officer Mayra Colon responded. Medical Assist/Illness Related. LOCATION: 284 LYCEUM DRIVE. SUMMARY: Caller reported a person not feeling well. Master patrol officer Sophia...

Apple Harvest Festival takes over downtown Ithaca

ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM) – Celebrating four decades of fall festivities and kicking off New York Cider Week, the Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival returned to downtown during the first weekend of October. The 40th annual festival, sponsored by Tompkins Community Bank, took over the streets of Ithaca from September 30 to October 2, with apple growers, […]

There’s Just No Riesling with Some People

Earlier this summer I met some friends at Scale House Brewery in Hector to have some drinks and watch the local rock band PA Line blow the doors off the place. As usual, I ran into some customers from Lakewood Vineyards where I work in the tasting room. They were sitting front and center, beers in hand, totally gone to the sounds. They offered to buy me a beer. I took them up on a riesling. It’s not that I don’t drink beer. As a sommelier, sometimes people assume I only drink wine, but it was a muggy night, and I was craving something light and refreshing. Chilled riesling is perfect. That you can find a good glass at almost any bar in the Finger Lakes is something I cherish. It shows a reverence to the grape, how tied into the culture it is. Sometimes I’ll just order a Riesling and see what style they bring me. From bone-dry to sweet, I can drink any style of riesling. It’s fun to see what restaurants are carrying. On a hot night, I can’t be too picky. Even the sweeter styles are lifted and bright.

Community colleges budget for slower recovery from pandemic

Community colleges in the Southern Tier are still struggling to recover financially from the effects of the pandemic. With COVID-relief funds set to expire at the end of the school year, schools are reassessing their budgets. Nearly all the community colleges within the SUNY system have seen declining enrollment numbers...