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INSIDE THE FLX: Montreuil dissects ‘Weather Hype’ & new NWS warning system (podcast)

How big a deal is weather hype in the world of forecasting? Well for anyone who has seen or experienced those over-hyped forecasts, it can be a challenge. It interferes with plans, creates unneessary worry, and all the while — does so for the gain of clicks, traffic, or recognition. For forecasters like FLX Weather Founder and Meteorologist Drew Montreuil... more

Williamson man charged with attempted sexual abuse

A 48-year-old Williamson man has been charged after allegedly having sexual contact with a child less-than 11-years-old. Michael McCarthy was charged with attempted sexual sexual abuse, course of sexual conduct against a child, and endangering the welfare of a child. the incidents took place between December 2016 and November 2017, according to deputies. He was remanded to the Wayne County... more

Waterloo man accused of stealing a safe, arrested on felony charge

A Waterloo man faces one felony charge, and other violations after an investigation into a stolen safe. The Waterloo Police Department reports that on Thursday at about 1:35 pm, officers arrested Robert C. Rickerson, 25, of Waterloo. Rickerson was charged with second-degree burglary – a felony, petit larceny, and unlawful possession of marijuana. The charges stem from an incident where... more

SLOW DOWN: Helming announces Rt. 318 speed limit reduction in Tyre

Get ready to slow down. Senator Pam Helming (R-Canandaigua) announced a reduction of the state speed limit on State Route 318 near the intersection of State Route 414. Proponents of the reduction say ‘safety’ is the main priority. The speed limit on State Route 318 a half-mile west and east of the intersection with State Route 414 will be lowered... more

Deputies: Steuben Co. man charged in home repair scam

Canisteo man was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny, after deputies say he charged an elderly couple in the Town of Arcade for home repair work he did not complete. According to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, Howard Pratt charged the couple $12,000 for home improvements to their attic and chimney, but did very little work and never returned. Pratt... more

Multiple felony charges for intoxicated driver in Canandaigua

A 51-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested after a traffic stop where police say he drove over a curb. The Canandaigua Police Department arrested Timothy L. MacMillan, 51, of Canandaigua for felony driving while intoxicated, felony driving with a BAC of .08 percent or more, felony driving while ability impaired by drugs, felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol,... more

Residents will have chance for input at Ovid Comp Plan meeting

All Ovid community members are invited to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, December 12th, at 6:00pm at the Fire Station on 2136 Brown Street in Ovid to play a key role in the ongoing Comprehensive Plan. This public meeting will provide an important opportunity for community members to learn about the status of the plan’s process and to share... more

Diverging diamond? Victor considers it as possible solution to 490 interchange congestion

The Town of Victor is taking steps to make major changes to one of their busiest roads. “This area is always busy around the holidays,” said Allen Bennett of Farmington. The town is looking to make improvements on the 490 interchange by the Thruway exit on Route 96 because of heavy congestion and safety concerns. A proposal is in the... more

Police: Canandaigua woman menaced roommate with a knife

Canandaigua Police arrested a 22-year-old Canandaigua woman on multiple weapons and assault-related charges following an incident with her roommate. Police say Jazmin L. Cole, 22, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree menacing, third-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and fourth-degree criminal mischief after the incident. They say Cole injured her roommate, menaced her with a knife, and damaged her... more

FLCC grad making wine from grapes grown on a rooftop in Brooklyn

New York City boasts some of the most expensive food and beverage items in the country, but when the $1,000 bottle of wine Devin Shomaker is vinting is ready, it will be known for more than just the price. The grapes are being grown on a rooftop in Brooklyn, New York, the first attempt ever in the world to create... more

Missing Macedon woman located after alert sent out

Macedon Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a woman who went missing Thursday night. Ellen Barnes, 77, was seen leaving the Wolcott Elks Lodge at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Barnes battles dementia and takes medication. Police report that Barnes was last seen driving a black 2014 Ford Edge with New York State license plate CDA1189. Authorities say... more

Rainy, windy weekend in the Finger Lakes… Lake effect snow Sunday night?

It will definitely be a windy weekend in the Finger Lakes. While sun dominated the forecast on Friday, some changes are on the way for the region. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, who appeared in-studio on Friday in a must-watch discussion on forecasting and weather hype, said that no significant region-wide winter weather event expected contrary to some long-range reports... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Trio of cuddly felines

Are looking for a nice lady to be your companion? …Someone who will listen to the good and bad of your day. The Beverly Animal Shelter has many feline ladies ready to cuddle in your arms. They are in fact, waiting for someone just like you. Santa Paws will be visiting BAS THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19 FROM 11:00AM TO 3:00PM.... more

Colgate tops Cornell, 72-61

Colgate limited Cornell to 36 percent shooting and used a 21-6 second half run to knock off the Big Red 72-61 on Thursday evening at Cotterell Court. The Raiders evened their record at 1-1 by winning its home opener, while the Big Red slipped to 1-2. Junior Matt Morgan scored a game-high 23 points and added five rebounds and five... more

Rochester Rattlers lacrosse team moving to Dallas/Fort Worth

Years of speculation that the Rochester Rattlers outdoor lacrosse team would be relocating are over. They’re gone. Major League Lacrosse made it official Thursday. The team is now the Dallas Rattlers and will play in Frisco, Texas, near Dallas/Forth Worth, where the MLL held its championship game in August as a way to test the market. The Ohio Machine beat... more

Syracuse needs win at Louisville today to keep bowl hopes alive (preview)

With its season hanging by a thread, Syracuse football’s postseason dreams hinge on one obvious, difficult task. It must humanize a generational talent that has barnstormed college football and become its most lethal player at its most important position. The first step in stopping Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson might be deceiving the mind. “He’s just like the rest of us,”... more

Cornell goes for 1st winning Ivy record in 12 years in season finale at Penn

Heartbreakingly eliminated from Ivy League title contention, Cornell football head coach David Archer ’05 leads a team still with plenty to play for as it travels to Philadelphia to take on Penn in both teams’ season finales. “We’re heartbroken over the results, to be quite honest, but I told the team on Monday, pick any reason you want,” Archer said... more