Brittany’s Law fails to reach Assembly floor before session ends for 8th time

Another year without action on Brittany’s Law. It had been passed by New York State Senate for an eighth time, but again, the measure failed to get to the Assembly floor for the crucial next step. Dale Driscoll, grandmother of Brittany Passalacqua – whom the proposed legislation is named after – was on Inside the FLX earlier this week, speaking... more

MANTIUS: Legislature adjourns before NYS Assembly can vote on incinerator bill

The New York State Legislature adjourned before 10 p.m. Wednesday without voting on a bill aimed at derailing a proposed garbage incinerator in Romulus. The bill was a top priority among dozens of local officials and businesses in the Finger Lakes, and it had passed the Senate unanimously. Supporters of the measure had expected it to breeze through the state... more

FLX WEEKLY: Primed up for another June weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

School’s out and the summer is officially underway this weekend. Join Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso & Jim Sinicropi for a look at your weekend event options, weather forecast, sports line-up, and some great local photos from across the region over the past few days. Find out what iconic piece of movie history is on display in Ithaca, where the live... more

Auburn McDonald’s locations purchased by Lansing couple

The two Auburn locations of McDonald's are now under the ownership of a local couple. Courtney and Mike Feehan, of Lansing, have purchased the 198 Grant Ave. and 357 Genesee St. restaurants in the fast food chain, they announced in a news release Wednesday. As owners of the Cayuga Restaurant Group, the Feehans already own six McDonald's restaurants in the... more

Former Lloyd’s Limited Pub owner in Penn Yan pleads not guilty

The former owner of Lloyd’s Limited Pub in Penn Yan has pleaded not guilty after arraignment on Tuesday. Robert Champlin faces multiple charges – including felony criminal sex act, attempted rape, and four counts of felony sex abuse. He also faces four counts of forcible touching and one count of unlawfully dealing with a child. Champlin had previously rejected a... more

Stanton’s walk-off homer wraps comeback vs. Mariners

Gary Sanchez has been encouraged by the increasing frequency in which he is once again barreling baseballs, even though the results had yet to follow. Those rewards appeared Wednesday in the form of a mammoth game-tying blast, setting up Giancarlo Stanton’s walk-off two-run homer as the Yankees celebrated a 7-5 victory over the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Yankees.com: Read More more

Costs increasing for two downtown Auburn construction projects

The Auburn City Council will vote Thursday to spend more money on two ongoing projects: the Genesee Street paving project and the Equal Rights Heritage Center construction project. Because of work beyond the project's original scope, the city will pay the project's construction contractor, F. Rizzo Construction, an additional $474,884.49. In January, the city council awarded Rizzo Construction the construction... more

Pena delivers another solid outing but Doubledays swept by Williamsport

The Auburn Doubledays were shut out for the second straight day Wednesday, with the latest to complete a three-game sweep at the hands of the Williamsport Crosscutters. Auburn was held to five hits and no runs in a 2-0 loss at Williamsport Wednesday, failing to back up a strong start from pitcher Malvin Pena. The Citizen: Read More Auburn travels... more

Sheriff: Waterloo man choked, threatened to kill female during violent incident

A Waterloo man was arrested on multiple felony charges after a violent domestic incident on Tuesday, according to Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce. On Tuesday at about 10:32 am investigators arrested Emerson J. Tohafjian, 48, of Waterloo on charges related to that violent incident, which happened in the Town of Fayette. During the incident, it is alleged that Tohafjian repeatedly... more

Former legislator sues Tompkins County for $500k in damages

Months after finding itself the subject of a wrongful termination lawsuit from a former employee, Tompkins County must face down another one of their own after a former county legislature chairperson and long-time legislature member filed a lawsuit against the county for $500,000 in damages. Michael Koplinka-Loehr, who last made headlines during an unsuccessful run for Tompkins County Legislature against... more

Lansing McDonald’s robbed by two people displaying handguns, police say

Tompkins County deputies say two people displaying handguns robbed the McDonald’s in Lansing. The robbery occurred at around 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Both subjects demanded money from employees at the McDonald’s located at 2350 North Triphammer Road. The two subjects exited the restaurant with an unknown amount of cash and fled the area in an unknown direction, deputies said.... more

Traveling 9/11 exhibit brings firefighters’ stories to life, and Tyre

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is in the Rochester region for the first time. It is part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Siller, a NYFD firefighter, died on September 11, 2001 after running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center towers. The exhibit features artifacts from Ground Zero and lets you hear first-hand... more

Vice President Pence greeted by protesters at Nucor Steel in Auburn

As Vice President Mike Pence arrived Tuesday at Nucor Steel Auburn, he was greeted by more than 100 protesters who gathered outside the facility to criticize the Trump administration’s immigration actions. When Pence opened his remarks following a tour of the steel mill, he addressed the ongoing situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. There have been more than 2,300 children separated... more

Village of Moravia voters re-elect two village trustees

The village of Moravia held an uncontested election Tuesday which led to the re-election of two incumbent village trustees. Nancy McGuerty, a village trustee since 2004, and Anthony Peppe, a trustee since 2007, both ran on a Republican ticket for the two open trustee seats on the ballot. No other governmental positions were on the ballot. Among the ballots cast... more

Volunteers needed to shore up Canandaigua Lake shoreline

Ask not what you can do for your country or city; instead, ask, “What am I supposed to do with this rock?” The city is looking for a few volunteer rock stars this Saturday to help remove rocks from Canandaigua Lake in the Kershaw Park area. According to Mayor Ellen Polimeni, small rocks along the shore have been thrown into... more

Auburn police report increase in crime, calls for service

The Auburn Police Department received more calls for service and investigated more crimes last month, according to its monthly activity report. In May, officers answered 3,527 calls for service — that's 516 more than the month before. In addition, APD made 46 more arrests (112) and handled 26 more drug investigations (29), 13 more larcenies (48) and 46 more complaints... more

2 Ithaca men facing charges after police say they had array of drugs

Two Ithaca men are facing multiple charges after police say an array of drugs were found in their posession, following a traffic stop. New York State Police said in a news release that troopers responded around 11:46 p.m. Saturday to "a complaint of a suspicious vehicle" on Gray Road in the Town of Ithaca. After pulling the vehicle over, it... more

Court refuses to dismiss lawsuits against opioid manufacturers

A New York State Supreme Court Judge has refused to dismiss lawsuits against several large opioid manufacturers in one of the earliest decisions to come out of the cases brought by local governments over the prescription painkillers. In two rulings on Monday (June 18), Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Jerry Garguilo rejected motions to dismiss brought by Purdue Pharma, Endo... more
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