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WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Indians face the Mynderse Blue Devils in a girls-boys doubleheader (FL1 Sports)

FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALRY: Waterloo Indians face the Mynderse Blue Devils in a girls-boys doubleheader (FL1 Sports)
The cross-town rivalry between Waterloo and Mynderse is renewed on Friday night as the Indians and Blue Devils girls and boys basketball teams square off in a Varsity Night doubleheader in Seneca Falls. The Waterloo and Mynderse girls are jockeying for position in Section V Class B2 with the postseason just 3 weeks away. Meanwhile, the Waterloo boys go for... more

AAA seeing “extremely high call volume” amid freezing temperatures

AAA seeing “extremely high call volume” amid freezing temperatures
As the winter weather deteriorated Wednesday and bitter cold continued into Thursday, the number of calls to AAA skyrocketed. On an average January day, AAA will typically take 1,650 calls for service. As of 1 p.m. Thursday, AAA had already surpassed that number of calls for the area it covers in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse regions. In the Buffalo... more

Auburn man pleads guilty to repeated sexual contact with child

Auburn man pleads guilty to repeated sexual contact with child
A 71-year-old Auburn man will likely spend two years behind bars for repeated sexual contact with a young girl. In Cayuga County Court Thursday morning John Stevens, of 83 Fitch Ave., pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a class D felony. Judge Thomas Leone said that between May 2013 and July 2017... more

O’Mara makes new push to see unfunded mandates limited, ended for counties in NY

O’Mara makes new push to see unfunded mandates limited, ended for counties in NY
State Senator Tom O’Mara today urged Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders to get behind legislation to end the practice of unfunded state mandates on local governments and school districts. O’Mara is co-sponsoring legislation (S.2017) in the Senate that would ban any future state mandates that increase costs on local governments and school districts without providing state funding to... more

LATEST: 11 being assisted by Red Cross after devastating fire in E. Bloomfield at Valley Motel

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One firefighter was sent to the hospital and at least 10 people were displayed after more than a dozen fire companies battled a massive fire in East Bloomfield overnight. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday a little after midnight – first responders were called to the Valley Motel located at 7013 State Route 5&20 in East Bloomfield... more

Stan’s in Waterloo will serve last meals on February 9th

Stan’s in Waterloo will serve last meals on February 9th
Stan’s restaurant on Main Street in Waterloo will close in February. Owner Lee Bieber told FingerLakes1.com that business has been difficult, resulting in the necessary decision to shut down. He previously owned West Main Kitchen, also located on Main Street. Both restaurants received a warm response from the community at launch, but neither took off the way Bieber envisioned. Bieber,... more

FLX WEEKLY: The Polar Vortex strikes again & Super Bowl weekend (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: The Polar Vortex strikes again & Super Bowl weekend (podcast)
The region is gripped in arctic cold conditions this week as we close out the month of January. With Super Bowl Sunday this weekend, we discuss plans for the big game, share our top local photos from around the region and look at the weather forecast for the first days of February. . more

Trucking Association of NY points out that a ‘ban’ on travel has impact on business

Trucking Association of NY points out that a ‘ban’ on travel has impact on business
The Trucking Association of New York said it supports the ban of tractor trailers on major highways across Western New York. It said Tuesday’s 21-vehicle pile up which had a truck involved, is a perfect example of why the restrictions are in place. President Kendra Hems said the association is working closely with the state Department of Transportation, the Thruway... more

Push to fund early-voting in NYS budget continues as lawmakers work

Push to fund early-voting in NYS budget continues as lawmakers work
Advocates and local government leaders on Thursday continued to press the state to fund early voting in the final state budget agreement. The good-government group Common Cause, along with local elections commissioners and actress and activist Piper Piper Perabo called for an estimated $22.7 million be set aside. “New York State will have early voting in name only without a... more

Seneca Falls native playing first show since loss of brother, bandmate

Seneca Falls native playing first show since loss of brother, bandmate
For Phil LeBrun, it all began at Parker’s Grille & Tap House in Seneca Falls. This Saturday, it will all begin there again. That night will be Phil’s first concert since the sudden loss of his brother, musical partner and best friend, Andrew, on Dec. 14. It will also be Phil’s first time performing solo. The site couldn’t be more... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing needs in Seneca County with the United Way (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing needs in Seneca County with the United Way (podcast)
How well do you know your community? Each day the United Way of Seneca County has to fight to better understand the community they serve. It’s difficult work – determining where the greatest need is – and attempting to focus some energy and resources to help correct it. Thankfully, there are community partners, and the United Way has the opportunity... more

Dryden pedestrian struck by car, killed Tuesday night

Dryden pedestrian struck by car, killed Tuesday night
A 54-year-old Dryden man was struck by a vehicle and killed Tuesday night on Turkey Hill Road in Dryden. New York state troopers were dispatched to the area of Turkey Hill Road near Stevenson Road to investigate the accident, which occurred at approximately 7:09 p.m. Members of Varna Fire and Rescue were already performing CPR when police arrived at the... more

Rep. Reed takes aim at Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Rep. Reed takes aim at Gov. Andrew Cuomo
As has become a habit lately, Rep. Tom Reed, R-NY-23, teed off Thursday on the Cuomo Administration. This time, Reed criticized the Dream Act which would make undocumented immigrants eligible for state financial aid. The legislature has already passed the bill and although it hasn’t been sent to the governor yet, Cuomo has already expressed his support. “Giving free college... more

Two tractor trailer drivers ticketed for Thruway pileup; Trooper recovering from crash

Two tractor trailer drivers ticketed for Thruway pileup; Trooper recovering from crash
Two tractor trailer drivers have been ticketed for disobeying a travel ban and causing a 19-vehicle crash that seriously injured a New York State Trooper on the Thruway Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said a tractor trailer driving east on I-90 near Batavia around 2:00 p.m. lost control and jack-knifed. It hit the back of Trooper Dominique Wilson’s cruiser, pushing it into... more

Cayuga County emergency head resigns after barely more than a month in office

Cayuga County emergency head resigns after barely more than a month in office
The resignations announced Friday night that have left the Cayuga County Emergency Management Office with just one full-time employee included the department’s new director appointed in December. Several county officials confirmed Wednesday that Director W. Douglas Whittaker, appointed Dec. 13 last year to serve on a part-time basis, and temporary Deputy Director Maureen Conley had left their positions. An initial... more

Deputies: Lyons man possessed counterfeit $100 bill

Deputies: Lyons man possessed counterfeit $100 bill
Deputies say a Lyons man was arrested following an investigation into counterfeit money. Timothy J. Powers, 38, of Lyons was arrested at his residence following an investigation into an incident that happened at a business on January 2nd. Powers is accused of possessing a counterfeit $100 bill. He was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument this week.... more

Want to work at Amazon? Retail giant plans SUNY certificate program

Want to work at Amazon? Retail giant plans SUNY certificate program
Amazon is seeking to expand its presence in New York as the company continues to face blowback over its decision to open its new headquarters in Queens. The online retailer on Wednesday announced it will be teaming up with LaGuardia Community College in Queens, as well as the City University of New York and the State University of New York,... more
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