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FLX WEEKLY: Snow in the forecast & hot sauce in the studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Snow in the forecast & hot sauce in the studio (podcast)
The bottom is dropping out on the weather here in the Finger Lakes and we may even see snow this weekend. Get all the detail and prep for the weekend ahead with Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi on this week’s edition of FLX Weekly. Check out the week’s top local photos and stay tuned for a... more

‘PROUD AND AMAZED’: Undersheriff says officers stepped up, but department learned from Romulus escape

Parole escapes law enforcement at Seneca Co. jail; hides in cornfield as dramatic scene unfolds
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce and Undersheriff John Cleere say that while it took a great deal of effort an Elmira-area parolee was apprehended on Wednesday after he escaped custody at the law enforcement center in Romulus. How it all happened Around 7 am investigators assisted New York State Parole Officers with trying to locate 43-year-old Robert Wilson, who was... more

Riot charges filed after fight involving 30 people in Farmington

Riot charges filed after fight involving 30 people in Farmington
Authorities were called to a fight at the Hale Court Apartments on Sunday around 6 pm, where roughly 30 people were gathered around a basketball court – as a fight unfolded. Police say several people were fighting – and one person was even armed with a baseball bat. Jennifer Concepcion, 35, and Ramon Mulero, 18, were arrested for inciting a... more

Wayne County mom arrested after striking police officer during violent rampage

Wayne County mom arrested after striking police officer during violent rampage
Deputies arrested a Galen mother Tuesday after police say she went on a violent rampage in her home which ended with her assaulting a police officer. Twenty-six-year-old Tiana K. Labombard was charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment in the second degree. Labombard allegedly went into her children’s room, threw dresser... more

FRESH TAKES: Football talk, NBA preview & Pete Davidson-Ariana Grande break-up (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Football talk, NBA preview & Pete Davidson-Ariana Grande break-up (podcast)
With the NFL and College football seasons in full-swing, baseball’s playoffs moving closer to the World Series and the NBA season getting underway, there is plenty to talk about on the latest edition of the Fresh Takes Podcast with Russo and Felice. Also, the end of the short engagement between comedian Pete Davidson and pop-star Ariana Grande. . more

State seeks bids to redevelop Thruway’s 27 service areas

State seeks bids to redevelop Thruway’s 27 service areas
New York state is seeking bids for redeveloping the more than two dozen service areas along the 570-mile Thruway system. The Thruway Authority on Tuesday announced that has issued a request for proposals to make improvements at 27 travel plazas through public-private partnerships. The agency says the plan calls for offering a more diverse selection of food and beverage options,... more

Constellation Brands CEO to step down

Constellation Brands CEO to step down
The CEO of Constellation Brands will be stepping down in March. Rob Sands will step down as CEO of the beverage alcohol company to become executive chairman. Richard Sands, who is currently the executive chairman, will assume the role of executive vice chair. Bill Newlands who will take over as CEO effective March 1. Newlands currently serves as the company’s president and chief operating... more

School officials and law enforcement investigate threat made by student at Mynderse Academy

School officials and law enforcement investigate threat made by student at Mynderse Academy
According to Seneca Falls Central School District Superintendent Bob McKeveny, district administration, the Seneca Falls Police Department and Mynderse Academy’s school resource officer worked collaboratively on Tuesday to address and investigate potential threatening comments made by a student at the high school. Through the course of the investigation it was determined there was no credible threat to the safety and... more

Deputies find dog unable to walk while serving eviction notice in Bristol; owner charged with animal cruelty after cancerous tumor found

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The Ontario County Humane Society reports that a 57-year-old Honeoye man was charged with animal cruelty after it was determined that a black lab had an infected paw, and wasn’t being cared for properly. Deputies were serving an eviction order at 5279 Gulick Road in Bristol when they noticed the female black lab, named Sadie, unable to walk on her... more

FREEZE WARNING: Temps drop, snow showers possible for some

FIRST FREEZE: Warnings issued at temps expected to dip below 32 tonight
Forecasters with the National Weather Service say multiple counties in the Finger Lakes are going to be faced with the first freeze of the season tonight. The weather service issued Freeze Warnings for most of the region, which means that temperatures below 32 degrees are highly-likely for the area. A Freeze Warning has been issued in our viewing area. Go... more

What NYers send to Washington is much more than they get back

What NYers send to Washington is much more than they get back
New Yorkers sent $24 billion more in tax payments to Washington than it got back in federal spending last fiscal year, one of nearly a dozen states that get less from the federal government than it puts in. Those were the findings of a report released Wednesday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli amid ongoing tension between New York and the Trump administration over... more

House Republicans launch $645K ad campaign against Dana Balter

House Republicans launch $645K ad campaign against Dana Balter
The national campaign committee for House Republicans has decided to spend $645,000 to help Rep. John Katko in an increasingly expensive election against Democrat Dana Balter. Until Tuesday, the National Republican Congressional Committee had stayed out of the 24th Congressional District election and allocated resources to help vulnerable Republicans in competitive races across the country. But the NRCC decided to begin an aggressive... more

OWLA reveals results of 2017 Owasco Lake tributary sampling

OWLA reveals results of 2017 Owasco Lake tributary sampling
The Owasco Watershed Lake Association released the results of its 2017 Tributary Sampling Results survey, a program designed to identify potential sources of harmful algal bloom-promoting nutrients for mitigation projects. OWLA Board of Directors member Dana Hall, speaking at a meeting of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council Tuesday, explained how OWLA took samples from 17 of Owasco Lake’s tributaries... more

Regulators investigating compliance after bus crash that killed Cornell alumna

Regulators investigating compliance after bus crash that killed Cornell alumna
Federal investigators are reviewing an Ithaca bus company’s compliance with transportation regulations after its bus crashed on the way to New York City on Sunday night, killing a Cornell alumna and injuring several passengers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week opened a compliance investigation into Big Red Bullet, the Ithaca-based private charter bus company whose bus veered off... more

Cayuga County committee advances DPW plan to full Legislature

Cayuga County committee advances DPW plan to full Legislature
A Cayuga County Legislature committee Tuesday approved a resolution to create a unified Department of Public Works to manage all the county’s facilities. The Legislature’s Ways and Means committee approved the resolution to combine the county’s Highway Department, Buildings and Grounds Department, Parks and Trails, and the county sealer of the Weights and Measures into one department. The resolution will... more

NEW ERA IN SYRACUSE: Mets replace Chiefs as city sees first name change since 1934

NEW ERA IN SYRACUSE: Mets replace Chiefs as city sees first name change since 1934
A new era of baseball will begin in Syracuse in 2019, leaving behind a nickname that has been associated with the sport in the city since 1934. The New York Mets announced on Tuesday that the Syracuse Chiefs are becoming the Syracuse Mets. The Mets purchased the team last year and will put its Triple-A players on the field of... more
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