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DAILY FORECAST: Light mixed precipitation possible, but all eyes stay on weekend

Weather advisories expanded as moderate, heavy snow expected in most of Finger Lakes
Some light freezing drizzle and morning snow showers prompted a few delays in the Eastern Finger Lakes, but no widespread issues are expected today. The same can’t be said for this weekend. Before that, though, gusty winds throughout; and falling temperatures during the day – with the passage of a frontal boundary, which will pull temperatures back from seasonable averages.... more

FLX WEEKLY: Winter returns but WHEC meteorologist not around to talk about it (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Winter returns but WHEC meteorologist not around to talk about it (podcast)
The New Year rolls on and Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi are in-studio to talk about the upcoming wintry forecast, share our top local photos of the week and preview the weekend ahead on another episode of FLX Weekly. Also, we discuss Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary at Watkins Glen and the controversy surrounding WHEC TV’s firing of meteorologist Jeremy... more

Woodstock 50 coming to Watkins Glen this summer

Woodstock coming to Watkins Glen this summer in multi-day festival
After months of rumors, Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang has confirmed to Rolling Stone that a three-day festival honoring the 50th anniversary of the original event is coming to Watkins Glen, New York on August 16th, 17th and 18th. Organizers won’t be announcing specific acts until tickets go on sale in February, but Lang says that over 40 performers have been... more

Barn destroyed in Interlaken after late-night fire prompts heavy response from first responders

Multiple departments respond to reported barn fire in Ovid
Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a barn fire Wednesday night a little after 9:15 p.m. Ovid, Interlaken, Lodi, Romulus, Trumansburg and Varick fire departments were initially called out to the scene; and Fayette covered for South Seneca as those departments battled the reported barn fire at 8061 Brokaw Road. Witnesses said they saw smoke and flames... more

Syracuse tops Clemson to start 2-0 in ACC play (full coverage)

Syracuse tops Clemson to start 2-0 in ACC play (full coverage)
A balanced scoring attack, featuring four players in double-digits, helped lead Syracuse (11-4, 2-0 ACC) to its fourth-consecutive win Wednesday evening against Clemson (10-5, 0-2 ACC) in the Carrier Dome. Elijah Hughes’ team-high 14 points led an Orange offense that saw four players reach double-digit scoring. Both Tyus Battle and Frank Howard contributed 12 while Marek Dolezaj tallied 10 for... more

Romulus man killed in box truck accident on Rt. 96

Romulus man killed in box truck accident on Rt. 96
The Seneca County Sheriff Office reports that deputies and investigators responded to a motor vehicle accident that resulted in fatal injuries to a passenger on State Route 96 in the Town of Romulus on Tuesday. The accident happened around 4:35 p.m., according to Sheriff Luce. The incident occurred when a 2005 box truck driven by Merlin R. Horst, 35, of... more

Police: Teen arrested on felony charges after Geneva YMCA burglary

Geneva PD investigating YMCA break-in overnight
Police say they are investigating a burglary, which happened Tuesday Night or Wednesday Morning before the Geneva YMCA opened for business at 5 a.m. Geneva Police Department Lt. Matt Valenti said the burglary at the William Street location happened during the overnight hours. Police say that around 2:30 p.m. a 17-year-old Geneva resident was arrested. Quincey A. K. Johnson, 17,... more

Three charged in Penn Yan after multiple physical altercations

Three charged in Penn Yan after multiple physical altercations
Police say three teens were arrested following an investigation into multiple altercations, which occurred in the village of Penn Yan on December 14th. After conducting interviews with witnesses charges were filed against Alexandra G. Hudson, 19, Mariah L. Brown, 18 – both of Penn Yan – with misdemeanor assault and violation harassment. The charges stem from an incident where they... more

Deputies: Man sold crack cocaine in Victor, arrested on felony charges

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Deputies say a 25-year-old Rochester man was arrested in Ontario County on felony drug charges following an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine earlier this month. On January 4th, Ronnie Love, 25, of Rochester was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, which is a Class B felony. Deputies say he sold crack cocaine in the Town... more

Deputies: Brothers caused $51K worth of damage to del Lago elevator, threatened security

Deputies: Brothers caused $51K worth of damage to del Lago elevator, threatened security
Deputies say two Seneca County men were arrested on felony charges after causing $51,000 worth of damage to an elevator at the del Lago Resort & Casino, and threatening security officers during a November incident. Christopher Freeman, 31, of State Route 318 was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree burglary, both felonies, as well as five counts of manacing... more

Sheriff: Nearly 60 charges filed against inmate who violated protective order in Seneca Co.

Sheriff: Nearly 60 charges filed against inmate who violated protective order in Seneca Co.
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that dozens of new charges have been filed against an inmate at the Seneca County Correctional Facility following an investigation into the violation of a protective order. Investigators say Edward W. Robinson, 28, who is an inmate at the jail – was charged with four counts of first-degree criminal contempt, all felonies, and was... more

O’Mara: Focus on long-term fiscal responsibility, upstate economy tops 2019 agenda

O’Mara: Focus on long-term fiscal responsibility, upstate economy tops 2019 agenda
On the opening day of a new legislative session at the State Capitol, Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) took the Oath of Office to begin his fifth term representing New York’s 58th Senate District, and called on Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to focus on broad-based tax cuts, mandate relief, and regulatory reform as top priorities in 2019. O’Mara... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Lady Lions hand Marion first loss; Wayne holds off late Newark charge & Logan Shaulis triple-double leads South Seneca

W-FL TUESDAY: Lady Lions hand Marion first loss; Wayne holds off late Newark charge & Logan Shaulis triple-double leads South Seneca
Tuesday night’s slate of games in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball featured a key Finger Lakes East showdown and an extensive list of girls match-ups across all three local leagues. In Ontario, the Wayne Eagles jumped out to an 18 point first half lead before the Newark Reds charged back to get within 3 late in the fourth quarter. The... more

Auburn community voices feedback on DRI project proposals

Auburn community voices feedback on DRI project proposals
Written on a poster board in the Booker T. Washington Community Center were the words “need some improvement.” This was how one Auburn community member described the city in three words. On Tuesday, the public was once again welcomed to participate in a Downtown Revitalization Initiative workshop to discuss potential projects that could revamp the downtown area. Attendees were encouraged... more

Legislative session kicks off on Wednesday with high expectations for Democrats

Legislative session kicks off on Wednesday with high expectations for Democrats
Single-party rule is returning to the state Capitol as Democrats will formally assume the mantle of governing the state Senate later today as the 2019 legislative session bigs amid the expectation lawmakers will take up long-stalled measures. It’s also a history-making day for the Legislature: Andrea Stewart-Cousins will become the first black woman to lead a majority conference in New... more

Auburn schools’ safety-focused capital project passes overwhelmingly

Auburn schools’ safety-focused capital project passes overwhelmingly
A $43.7-million Auburn Enlarged City School District capital project was passed by a large margin Tuesday. Voters approved the proposal 1,151-427. The project will focus heavily on safety and health measures as well as cover all seven instructional buildings and the administrative headquarters. The first phase of the two-phase project is set to cost $28 million, with the remaining cost covered... more

LOCATE Finger Lakes releases update to Board of Directors

LOCATE Finger Lakes releases update to Board of Directors
LOCATE Finger Lakes, the economic development initiative designed to enhance collaboration, promote business enterprise, and provide focus on the economic future of the Finger Lakes region, today announced the current membership of its Board of Directors. LOCATE Finger Lakes Board Members are community leaders and volunteers, dedicated to the economic enhancement of the region. The members of the LOCATE Finger... more

Generations Bank announces series of promotions for employees

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Generations announces the promotion of five employees, Amy Favata, Shelby Journal, Holly Moran-Arndt, Stephanie Northup, and Joe Scibona. Generations President & CEO Menzo Case said, “Each of the promoted individuals plays a significant role in Generations’ continued success. They all exhibit excellent leadership skills, as well as, adaptability to changing customer preferences, driven by technology. We are proud to have... more
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