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FLX WEEKLY: Clearing skies for a great spring weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY LIVE AT 12:30 PM: Clearing skies for a great spring weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
We’ve certainly had our fill of wet, cold weather this spring but the end may finally be in sight. Find out what the forecast looks like for this weekend along with a great line-up of events happening across the region. Also, our top local photos of the week, the weekend sports outlook and more on FLX Weekly… . more

Penn Yan man charged with felony arson, reckless endangerment after shots fired report

Penn Yan man charged with felony arson, reckless endangerment after shots fired report
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 27-year-old resident on multiple charges after an incident during the early-morning hours in the village. Police were called to Vineland Apartments shortly after midnight for the report of shots fire, according to a press release. They say Damon Walker, 27, of Penn Yan discharged a 12-gauge handheld flare gun inside... more

It’s Official: Amy Storey named Keuka College’s 20th President

It’s Official: Amy Storey Named Keuka College’s 20th President
After ten months as Keuka College’s interim president, Amy Storey will be taking on the role permanently, the College’s Board of Trustees Chair Alan Ziegler announced today. “This afternoon, the Board voted to offer Amy Storey the role of President,” Mr. Ziegler said in a letter to the College Community. “I am pleased to announce that she accepted our offer.” President Storey is the... more

Cayuga County man faces multiple felony weapons charges

Cayuga County man faces multiple felony weapons charges
Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Owasco Road resident on several felony charges following an investigation that involved Office of Immigration, Customers Enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and State Police. Anthony Ranauro, 32, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon; and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a... more

Innovative project on Seneca Lake to study toxic algae

Innovative project on Seneca Lake to study toxic algae
The health of the Finger Lakes may be in jeopardy as toxic algae are becoming more of a problem during the summer months. This year DEC and USGS scientists are using some of the most advanced technology in the country to track when this potentially deadly algae shows up. The focus is on Seneca, Owasco, and Skaneateles Lake harmful algal... more

Syracuse-Clemson will be televised nationally on ABC’s Saturday Night Football

Syracuse-Clemson will be televised nationally on ABC’s Saturday Night Football
The Syracuse-Clemson football game earned the marquee television position for Week 3 of the college football season and will be ABC’s Saturday Night Football broadcast on Sept. 14. This year’s SNF games will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m.. ESPN will announce its first three Saturday Night Football broadcasts of the season on Wednesday. The appearance on Saturday Night Football, which... more

Ontario Pathways hike helps ‘Mission Mustang’ for veterans

Ontario Pathways hike helps ‘Mission Mustang’ for veterans
Twenty-two veterans and military personnel die by suicide every day. For Marine Corps veteran Brett Avery, that is more than a statistic. Avery, 26, has lost three friends to suicide. One of them, a military comrade Avery said he loved “like a little brother,” took his own life in November 2016. Avery, who joined the Marines out of high school... more

Yankees sweep O’s in Wednesday doubleheader

Yankees sweep O’s in Wednesday doubleheader
Gleyber Torres homered twice, Gary Sánchez cleared the right-field bullpen with a mammoth blast and Cameron Maybin added his first homer in pinstripes as the Yankees outslugged the Orioles, 5-3, in the first game of a single-admission doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. “I think we had two days in a row off, so I think everybody was rested... more

Village asks Fayette to exempt water plant from property taxes

Village asks Fayette to exempt water plant from property taxes
Three village of Waterloo representatives asked the Town Board last week to consider exempting the village’s water treatment plant, water storage tank and other water system facilities from local property taxes. Mayor Jack O’Connor, Village Administrator Don Northrup and Water Superintendent Jim Bromka made the appeal. Fayette has assessed the village of Waterloo’s water facilities on Kime Road on Seneca... more

Bill modifications won’t even reduce opposition to marijuana legalization in New York

Bill modifications won’t even reduce opposition to marijuana legalization in New York
Smart Approaches To Marijuana, a group that has been vocally opposed to efforts legalizing cannabis in New York, criticized a re-written bill in the Legislature, saying the measure doesn’t change their concerns about the drug. Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes on Tuesday told reporters the new bill is largely what Gov. Andrew Cuomo had sought earlier this year. It includes... more

Stewart-Cousins says marijuana convictions should be expunged

Stewart-Cousins says marijuana convictions should be expunged
The records of those convicted of marijuana possession charges should be expunged if the state moves to legalize marijuana sales in New York, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Wednesday said at an unrelated news conference. “I think they should be expunged,” she said. State lawmakers who support legalization are backing a new bill after the effort failed to be... more

Newark couple charged after children found sleeping in cold basement

Newark couple charged after children found sleeping in cold basement
A Newark couple has been charged with child endangerment. According to our news partners at The Times of Wayne County, police reported that three children living in a home on Pierson Avenue were found to be sleeping in the residence’s basement. That basement had a broken window, and police reportedly say the temperature averaged around 47 degrees. Police reported there... more

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires shoreline along Skaneateles Lake

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires shoreline along Skaneateles Lake
The Finger Lakes Land Trust has announced the acquisition of 900 feet of Skaneateles Lake shoreline along with 90 acres of hillside forest in the town of Spafford, Onondaga County. The property is contiguous to the organization’s Cora Kampfe Dickinson Preserve, bringing the total amount of protected Skaneateles shoreline owned by the Land Trust in this area to 2,200 feet.... more

Troopers: Grandmother killed in fire near Corning, grandson accused of making meth

Troopers: Grandmother killed in fire near Corning, grandson accused of making meth
A man has been charged with manslaughter and making meth after investigators say his grandmother was killed in a fire outside of Corning. Crews responded to the structure fire just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning in the Village of Riverside. Hours after the fire, troopers reported that one woman, 82-year-old Gladys Ann Willow, had died from the flames. Wednesday,... more

Geneva bank robber sentenced to 10 years

Geneva bank robber sentenced to 10 years
The man who robbed a downtown Geneva bank last year is headed to prison. In Ontario County Court Wednesday, Ortho J. Arnold, of Geneva, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, a class B felony. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Arnold admitted robbing the Community Bank branch in Geneva on Dec. 10, 2018. Finger Lakes Times: Read More more

Auburn woman charged with felony driving while intoxicated

Auburn woman charged with felony driving while intoxicated
An Auburn woman with a past drunk driving conviction was arrested this week on charges that she drove while intoxicated again, New York State Police said Wednesday in a press release. Melissa A. Dugan, 28, had been operating a motor vehicle on Hamilton Road in Brutus with a blood alcohol content greater than .08% and while in possession of an... more

NY legislation would require Epipen training for teachers

NY legislation would require Epipen training for teachers
A legislative proposal in New York would require new teachers to complete training on how to use an EpiPen if a student suffers a severe allergic attack. The bill, pending in the Democrat-led state Legislature, is intended to use free, quick training sessions to ensure teachers can administer auto injectors in the event of an emergency. It's one of three... more

AAA: Nearly 43 million Americans will travel for Memorial Day weekend

AAA: Nearly 43 million Americans will travel for Memorial Day weekend
Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer and many Americans will be celebrating away! AAA says nearly 43 million Americans will travel for Memorial Day weekend in what will be the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA starting tracking holiday travel in 2000. That's a 3.6 percent increase from last year. According to AAA, most travelers will... more
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