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FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
As we move past the half-way point of April it is starting to feel more and more like Spring in the Finger Lakes. Easter Sunday is coming up this weekend and we’ll have your weather outlook and some options for brunch around the region. Also, an update on Sydney’s Instacart side-gig, reaction to Tiger Woods’ big win on Sunday and... more

Arrest made in grandparents scam in Ontario County after victim loses $5,000

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Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a 21-year-old Bronx, New York resident was arrested after investigation into a grandparents scam in Ontario County. Merlyn Santiago, 21, was charged with grand larceny after investigation revealed her involvement in what’s known as a ‘grandparents scam’. On January 17th, an elderly victim received a phone call from an unidentified male stating that his grandson was... more

State, local officials investigating Lyons McDonald’s restaurant after worms found in drink cups

State, local officials investigating Lyons McDonald’s restaurant after worms found in drink cups
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the State Health Department are investigating reports that customers at a local McDonald’s restaurant found worms at the bottom of their drinks. Two of those patrons spoke with RochesterFirst.com – recounting their experiences. On March 7th college student Samantha Giles went to the Lyons McDonald’s drive-thru after classes. When she finished her meal –... more

Yankees make it two straight over Boston as Gardner smacks 100th HR

Yankees make it two straight over Boston as Gardner smacks 100th HR
Brett Gardner waited a dozen years for his 100th career home run, and the milestone blast could not have come at a better time for the Yankees. The longest-tenured Bomber cracked a seventh-inning grand slam that helped power his club to a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday evening at Yankee Stadium, as the Yanks won both contests... more

Rep. Reed raises $347K in Q1 of 2019

Rep. Reed raises
Congressman Tom Reed’s re-election bid is off to a hot start, according to a press release issued by his campaign. Reed, a Republican from Corning, raised more than $347,000 in the first quarter of 2019. It’s more than 15-times that of his Democratic challengers – Tracy Mitrano and Dr. Scott Noren. Mitrano unsuccessfully ran against Reed in 2018, and quickly... more

Mets lose another close one in Philadelphia

Mets lose another close one in Philadelphia
Some Phillies fans might have missed a comment that Jake Arrieta made last Friday as he celebrated his 100th career win in Miami. “I know I can still be elite,” he said. Arrieta put together another strong performance in Wednesday afternoon’s 3-2 victory over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, clinching the three-game series and improving the first-place Phillies to... more

Woman killed in head-on crash in Tompkins County

Woman killed in head-on crash in Tompkins County
A woman has died following a head-on crash involving four vehicles in Tompkins County on Friday. According to deputies, 63-year-old Kathleen Downes was traveling north on Route 13 when she clipped a car in the left lane while she was trying to merge from the right lane. Downes' car spun into the median and into oncoming traffic, hitting two vehicles... more

Sheriff Virts excluded from executive session as supervisors debate deputy’s contract in Wayne Co.

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Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts has written a letter to the Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors — addressing the ongoing contract negotiations for his deputies. He says that on Tuesday, the supervisors met in executive session with the county negotiator regarding the pending contract. “I was not allowed to the meeting, nor was I consulted,” Virts said... more

Hakes Landfill, Town of Campbell, DEC sued over evidence of radiation

Hakes Landfill, Town of Campbell, DEC sued over evidence of radiation
The Sierra Club and others filed suit this week against Hakes C&D Landfill Inc. and Town of Campbell in a bid to block the privately-owned Steuben County landfill’s proposed expansion. Petitioners argue that both the town and the state Department of Environmental Conservation failed to take “hard look” at evidence of radium and radon in the landfill, as required under the State... more

New leader set to guide National Women’s Hall of Fame to new era

New leader set to guide National Women’s Hall of Fame to new era
2019 promises to be an interesting year for the National Women’s Hall of Fame; in fact, just 3 1/2 months in, it already has been. The Hall will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its 1969 founding with a move to the renovated first floor of the old Seneca Knitting Mill this summer and also will induct a new class of... more

Cuomo: NY to waive tuition for fallen service members’ kids

Cuomo: NY to waive tuition for fallen service members’ kids
New York state will grant free state tuition and room and board to the families of New York military members who are killed or disabled while on duty. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the move Wednesday, days after Republican lawmakers accused the Democrat-led state Assembly of blocking legislation to expand scholarships for Gold Star families. Cuomo said there's no need... more

Meeting hosted to discuss solar power in Geneva

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Joule Community Power and Town Supervisor Mark Venuti hosted a meeting to discuss the potential inclusion of a solar farm for Geneva residents and other NESEG patrons which would lead to both individual-bill savings and the development of community sustainability projects on Wednesday, April 10. The meeting was held in the recently-renovated Cabaret room at the Smith Opera House. In... more

Federal Prosecutors: Canandaigua woman illegally wrote 73 prescriptions, obtaining over 5K pills

Federal Prosecutors: Canandaigua woman illegally wrote 73 prescriptions, obtaining over 5K pills
A Canandaigua woman has been charged in federal court with writing false prescriptions to obtain opioids illegally, according to new information. Federal prosecutors have accused 33-year-old Shannon Lambert with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. She’s accused of working at Cornerstone Eye Associates in Rochester between January 2018 and February 2019. That’s when the fraud is said to have occurred.... more

Deputies: Scottsville teen charged with rape in Ontario County

Deputies: Scottsville teen charged with rape in Ontario County
Deputies arrested an 18-year-old Scottsville resident in Ontario County on rape charges. Sheriff Henderson says that on April 11th investigators arrested Gabriel C. Collalto for third-degree rape after that lengthy investigation. He’s accused of forcibly raping a 15-year-old victim in December 2018. The incident occurred inside a vehicle located on Lehigh Avenue. Following arraignment – Collalto was released. more

Public hearing set on state grant to National Women’s Hall of Fame

Public hearing set on state grant to National Women’s Hall of Fame
A public hearing will be conducted at noon Friday, April 26, on a proposed $500,000 state grant for the National Women’s Hall of Fame project at 1 Canal St. The hearing will be at the town Municipal Building, 130 Ovid St.. The Empire State Development Corporation grant will go toward the $2.5 million renovation of the first floor of the... more

Company behind Sodus Nursing Home facing challenges at another facility

Company behind Sodus Nursing Home facing challenges at another facility
The company that owns a nursing home at the center of a News10NBC investigation is now facing a new set of regulators. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have put Personal Healthcare LLC on its watch-list. Personal Healthcare LLC owns Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. As News10NBC has been reporting, the NYS Health Department has issued dozens of health... more
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