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LATEST: Geneva man charged with murder after fatal shooting

Police say a 30-year-old Geneva man was taken into custody after a lengthy standoff in Wayne County and charged in a homicide investigation. Police say at 3:02 am on Thursday the Geneva Police Department, with the assistance of the Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Monroe Sheriff’s Offices arrested Willie Dixon McKoy Jr., 30, of Geneva for second-degree murder. State Police also... more

IT’S A WONDERFUL SCHEDULE: Events crowd festival schedule in Seneca Falls

Beginning Thursday Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls for the annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. It’s a holiday tradition for the small town of little more than 9,000 residents. It serves as a boon for businesses in the community, and provides residents with a break from the holiday norms. This year’s festival features the typical events and promotions put... more

FLX WEEKLY: It’s a wonderful weekend ahead in Seneca Falls (podcast)

With just three weekends left until Christmas the holiday events are picking up across the region. There is no bigger event this December than the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls set for Friday-Sunday with the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K on Saturday. Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso have all the details including your weekend... more

Ice Fest and Chowder Cook-Off Energizes Ithaca

Downtown Ithaca invites you to attend one of its greatest wintertime spectacles — the annual Ice Festival. This beloved three-day, multifaceted celebration, now on its 11th year, pairs a nationally-sanctioned and highly competitive ice carving competition featuring some of the country’s best carvers with a day-long chowder cook-off where local restaurants aim to garner public votes for their freshly prepared... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Brian Rohan’s “Jimmy Stewart: On the Front of Life” (podcast)

Brian Rohan will be in Seneca Falls for the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival this weekend where he will premiere his one-man show “Jimmy Stewart: On the Front of Life” at Mynderse Academy on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2 pm and 10 pm. He has appeared onstage on both coasts, having worked at the Laguna Playhouse, Company of Angels,... more

Honeoye’s Marble scores 1,000th; Red Creek girls slam ER (W-FL round-up 12/6)

The first full night of Finger Lakes West boys varsity basketball action had everything fans of the league could hope for. Two games decided by one possession and a Honeoye Bulldog scoring his 1,000th point. The Honeoye Bulldogs won their first game of the season on Wednesday night, travelling to southern Yates County to defeat Dundee, 45-36 in overtime. Dundee... more

Finger Lakes Cornhole’s 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Tournament set for 12/16

Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Cornhole Tournament presented by Finger Lakes Cornhole. The tournament will take place on December 16th, 2017 at Seneca Falls Elks Lodge. This event is a great way to celebrate the holiday season and is a player’s favorite. Early registration is available online at www.fingerlakescornhole.com or contact Brian Bailey at 315-744-7448. Here... more

Crews from Cayuga, Onondaga respond to mobile home fire in Brutus

It took fire crews from two counties to tend to a mobile home fire in Brutus on Wednesday. According to first responders, the call came in around 2:30 pm. Weedsport, Jordan, Port Byron, Sennett and Elbridge fire departments were called to the scene. The home, which was located at 8 Fiesta Lane was deemed a total loss. The Red Cross... more

Brand new Farmington Town Hall unveiled by officials

Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe and the Farmington Town Board welcomed several distinguished guests and town residents in a ceremony to dedicate a new Municipal Town Hall facility in the Town of Farmington. The $1.6 million dollar project, which began in 2016, included an assessment of the existing conditions, programming and concept studies in order to meet space requirements, accessibility needs and... more

Dryden’s bloody past in the spotlight of new TV series; residents upset

An Upstate New York town has reluctantly come face to face with its murderous past thanks to a new TV documentary series exploring a series of brutal deaths that occurred two decades ago. In the late 1980s and ’90s, Dryden, NY, in Tompkins County, saw a series of killings that shook the community to its core. Now, Investigation Discovery’s five-part... more

Conquest, Port Byron departments respond to combine fire

Conquest and Port Bryon fire departments were called to the scene of a combine fire, according to first responders in Cayuga County. The call came in around 5:30 pm, and those crews were called to the area of Marvin Road and State Route 38. First crews on-scene confirmed that the combine was on fire, and scanner traffic indicated that the... more

STANFORD PERFORMANCE STUDY: Comparing local schools by a different measure

A study from Stanford’s Center for Education Policy Analysis took an alternative a somewhat unique look at academic performance. The study examined standardized test score results – but more-specifically, evaluates the ‘progress’ experienced by each academic year. Simply put: The study asks how much more students know in one grade this year – compared to what the grade before them... more

Update: Missing Auburn teens have been found

UPDATE The Auburn Police Department said two teenagers that went missing earlier this month were found in the city of Syracuse Wednesday. Emarrie A. Pertilla and Victoriana Brown, both 14 and of Auburn, were located at Destiny USA by Syracuse police, APD said Wednesday night. They have been returned home. Read more from the Auburn Citizen The Auburn Police Department... more

At Skaneateles agricultural meeting, former TV meteorologist warns about climate change

Former TV weatherman Dave Eichorn talked climate change Tuesday at the Skaneateles Lake Watershed Agricultural Program’s annual meeting. His message to the crowd? Climate change is happening, and the Northeast does not have the infrastructure to handle upcoming changes. “We need to start thinking in the back of our minds now about preparing for rapid, abrupt changes in weather, and... more

Police investigate bank robbery on South Meadow Street

Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon at Tompkins Trust Company at 775 South Meadow St. Officers responded to the robbery around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, and say a black male entered the bank with a handgun held down to his side and demanded a bank teller put money into a white plastic bag he was holding. The... more

Spirited shopping spree planned at Eastview Mall

A program pairing students with law enforcement officers for a holiday shopping spree this Sunday will include more kids and more police. State Police from Troop E in Farmington will be joining forces for the fourth annual Shop With A Sheriff at Eastview Mall. “We are excited with how the program grows each year and the positive impact this event... more

Temperatures get colder, lake effect snow possible in parts of FLX

Wednesday will be a sunny, but noticeably cooler day for the Finger Lakes. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil reports that lake effect snow throughout the region should be limited on Wednesday, as winds will still be pushing out of the southwest. That said, a change will be coming – and that will mean some measurable snowfall for those living in... more
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