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Multiple bridges in Finger Lakes to receive funding this year

Some bridges in desperate need of repair in the Finger Lakes region will finally see some work. A package was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to replace and repair 23 bridges and culverts in the region. The measure will cost $19.7 million dollars, and will be part of Cuomo’s BRIDGE NY initiative, which focuses on repairing struggling infrastructure around the... more

FLX Weekly: Weekend ahead, January thaw, national acts coming to the area & Women’s March in Seneca Falls (podcast)

See if the mild weather will continue through the upcoming weekend, check out the week’s top local news, our favorite local photos from the past several days and your top weekend event options on FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Jessamy Uticone and Jim Sinicropi on FingerLakes1.TV… more

W-FL Wednesday: Marcus Whitman extends West lead; LaBobmbard triple-double not enough for Red Jacket win

Four Finger Lakes West boys varsity basketball teams were in action on Wednesday night along with a full Wayne County and Finger Lakes East girls slate. The biggest match-up heading into the night pitted West leading Marcus Whitman Wildcats against second place Dundee. The game was never close as Whitman rolled to their 10th straight win to take a commanding... more

Katko, Collins urge Trump to reverse decision on Lake Ontario management plan

A pair of Republican congressmen are asking President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to review and reverse the International Joint Commission’s decision to adopt Plan 2014, which sets a new strategy for managing Lake Ontario water levels. U.S. Reps. Chris Collins and John Katko sent a letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who’s leading Trump’s transition team, requesting another look at... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: South Seneca Lady Falcons face rival Romulus Lady Warriors on FL1 Sports

The South Seneca and Romulus girls basketball programs have been the class of the Wayne-Finger Lakes in recent years. Both have captured New York State titles, Romulus in 2014 (Class D) and South Seneca in 2016 (Class C). Currently, the defending state champion Lady Falcons are ranked 1st in NYS in Class C by the New York State Sportswriters Association.... more

Deputies: Contractor failed to do work promised to Waterloo resident

On January 13th at approximately 3:30 pm deputies in Seneca County arrested a Seneca Falls man for grand larceny after allegedly taking money for a contracting job, which was never completed. Deputies say that Brian E. Wise, 49, of Seneca Falls was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. The charge stems from an incident where he allegedly took payment for a... more

Finger Lakes snow outlook for late January and beyond

The weather over the next seven days does not look favorable for snow in the Finger Lakes. In fact, temperatures will only go up for most of this time period. Today, Wednesday, will be a dreary and cool day. Fog, drizzle and scattered rain showers will persist through much of the day, and temperatures will change very little. Most places... more

Cayuga Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for missing teen believed to be in Auburn

Sheriff David Gould reports that the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office along with the Cayuga County Department of Social Services is attempting to locate the following juvenile who absconded from the Elmcrest Children’s Center in Syracuse on January 8th. She is believed to be back in the Auburn area, possibly near family on Wall Street. Cayuga County Family Court has issued... more

Enfield man charged with assault after domestic incident

An 29-year-old Enfield man was charged with assault following a domestic incident, according to deputies in Tompkins County. Deputies say that on January 9th around 6:40 pm they were called to an address on Willow Hill Drive in Enfield for a reported domestic incident. Subsequent to the investigation, Christopher E. Clark, 29, of Enfield was charged with third-degree assault, and... more

Auburn artists among recipients of $89K in state grants

With 35 percent more applicants than last year, the 2017 Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants were received with a little extra gratitude Wednesday at Auburn Public Theater. There, at the grant program’s fifth annual awards luncheon, 31 recipients from Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, Ontario and Wayne counties were given their checks for a total of $89,200. Read more from the Auburn... more

Newark woman arrested on theft, drug charges after incident in Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Newark woman was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after an incident that occurred on Monday. Deputies say that Michelle, L. Brown, 44, of Newark was charged with two counts of petit larceny and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance. The arrest stems from an incident... more

Owasco Lake council pleased with state funding news on blue-green algae toxin treatments

The state’s announcement on Monday that it will devote funding to the studies and implementation of blue-green algae toxin treatments to the town of Owasco and city of Auburn’s water filtration plants was “great news” to the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council members. In a release, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would provide $150,000 for the study of both... more

Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office gives monthly update

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce gave his monthly briefing for December on Wednesday. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to nearly 1,000 calls for service during the month of December, which ended the 2016 year. A complete recap can be read below. LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 998 Total Arrests: 32 NARCOTICS: Total new drug cases: 5 Total arrests:... more

Third Eye Blind coming to the Lakeview Amphitheater this summer

Third Eye Blind will perform at the Lakeview Amphitheater in June as part of a 20th anniversary celebration tour. The band will perform some of its new music and its complete debut album during the stop, which is scheduled for Friday, June 30th at 8 pm. Silversun Pickups will also perform, and tickets go on sale Friday, January 26th at... more

Auburn officials outline plans for State Street lot, central New York welcome center

Auburn officials spoke Wednesday to the progress that’s been made with several initiatives, including the redevelopment of a vacant State Street lot and ongoing plans for a downtown regional tourism center. The lot at 1-7 State St. — once targeted as the project site for a performing arts center — will be recommended for use as a space for public... more

Convictions vacated after officer admits planting weapon on inmate at Auburn prison

Two criminal convictions were vacated in Cayuga County Court Tuesday after a corrections officer admitted planting a weapon on an inmate at Auburn Correctional Facility. Last month, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann confirmed that a corrections officer from ACF admitted he “put a weapon on an inmate” in order to break up a prison gang. As a result, the... more

Seneca Falls man charged while incarcerated at Seneca Co. Correctional Facility

On January 13th at 7:15 pm investigators arrested Samuel L. Daniels, 43, of Seneca Falls for promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana. Officers found Daniels with marijuana hidden in his socks while he was incarcerated in the Seneca County jail. Daniels was issued appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on February 17th... more

Governor’s budget calls for gondola between Fairgrounds and Amphitheater

The budget Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed Tuesday evening says it, “provides up to $70 million in additional capital funding to modernize the State Fair.” The Fair drew record attendance figures during the summer of 2016. 1.1 million visitors attended. The Governor’s budget plan calls for a multi-use building host events, as well as the construction of a gondola to transport... more
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