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UPDATE: Motorcyclist sought as bank robbery investigation continues

Auburn police ask for your help identifying bank robber
In an update on Thursday, the Auburn Police Department requested the public’s assistance locating a motorcycle that may have been nearby the bank robbery that occurred on Wednesday. According to officials the person may have information on a bank robbery. Police said he/she was in the area the same time Generations Bank was robbed on June 5th. Anyone with information... more

Code enforcement official indicted over The Olney Place dispute

Former official in Town of Barrington indicted
A Yates County grand jury has indicted a former town of Barrington code enforcement officer on felony charges related to paperwork he allegedly issued for a taproom at The Olney Place, the district attorney announced Wednesday. John Griffin was indicted on charges of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree and issuing a false certificate. The indictment... more

FLX WEEKLY: Warm weather & plenty to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Warm weather & plenty to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Christine Natale of Marshall Exteriors in Newark joins us in-studio to preview your early June weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. Warmer weather is on the horizon and there are plenty of things happening across the region as it will feel like summer for the first time in the FLX! . more

Victor rolls over Vestal to advance to a 5th straight state title game

Victor rolls over Vestal to advance to a 5th straight state title game
To think, a little more than a week ago, Victor was less than a minute away from seeing its dominance in Section V boys lacrosse interrupted for the first time since 2013. Now, thanks to a surprisingly easy 12-6 Class B state semifinal victory over Vestal Wednesday night on a miserably rainy night at St. John Fisher College, the dynastic... more

Penn Yan season ends in state semifinals

Penn Yan season ends in state semifinals
The Penn Yan Mustangs boys lacrosse season came to an end in the Class D State Semifinals where they were defeated by the LaFayette/Onondaga Lancers 13-6 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Wednesday night. Class D BLAX State Semifinal: Your score heading into halftime. #NYSPHSAA pic.twitter.com/MymcvouRYP — NYSPHSAA (@NYSPHSAA) June 5, 2019 more

Police: Ithaca man stole car, was found nude in chicken coop, chased man with axe, and killed a dog

Police:Ithaca man stole car, was found nude in chicken coop, chased man with axe, and killed a dog
State Police have charged John Mehne, 25, of Florida and Ithaca, with numerous charges including burglary, robbery, animal cruelty, and theft. On Tuesday morning, State Police responded to an accident on I-81 — three miles from the Pennsylvania border. When they got there they found an empty 2016 Audi facing the wrong way. The found that the car was stolen... more

Hunter shot by fellow hunter in Steuben County while setting up turkey decoys

Hunter shot by fellow hunter in Steuben County while setting up turkey decoys
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officers are reminding hunters to follow hunter safety rules after investigating a case of one hunter shooting another. On May 15, DEC officers were called to Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville after a man reported being shot while turkey hunting in Cohocton. The victim told officers that he and his hunting partner had... more

Organizations say horse racing should be banned in New York

Organizations say horse racing should be banned in New York
It’s a popular sport to watch whether it’s at the Kentucky Derby or in the Capital Region during the summer time. But, some organizations say horse racing should be banned in New York. Reducing racehorse fatalities is just one issue discussed at a legislative hearing on the welfare of the animals in the state. “We want to hear about how... more

Deputies get new contract, retro pay in Wayne County

Deal reached
A new contract was overwhelmingly approved on Friday, which gives deputies of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office an average wage increase of 3.4 percent over the next several years. Wayne County Teamsters said the package, which runs retroactive from January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2021, and includes full-pay going back to 2016. That’s when the previous contract expired. The... more

Vargas goes distance in Mets’ shutout win

Vargas goes distance in Mets’ shutout win
Since mid-April, Jason Vargas has been the most reliable pitcher on the Mets’ staff and has steadied the rotation. Wednesday was no exception. Vargas gave the Mets distance in the game and gave the bullpen a break for the night, as the Mets won 7-0. Vargas scattered five hits and issued only one walk, with eight strikeouts. It was Vargas’... more

Medicaid bought sex offenders’ erectile dysfunction drugs

Medicaid bought sex offenders’ erectile dysfunction drugs
New York’s publicly funded Medicaid program paid more than $63,000 for erectile dysfunction drugs and other sexual treatments for sex offenders, despite laws banning such expenses. The figures come from an audit released Wednesday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and first reported by The Associated Press. The scathing audit blames a lack of oversight in the state’s Medicaid program. “I... more

Worker in Penn Yan airlifted to Strong after being backed over by bus

Worker in Penn Yan airlifted to Strong after being backed over by bus
Authorities say an employee at Coach and Equipment in Penn Yan had to be airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital following an incident on Tuesday. An unidentified man suffered an undisclosed number of injuries when he was backed over by a bus, according to police. Police say that when first responders arrived – they found the individual under the bus with... more

Speaker on implicit bias delivers important message in Wayne County

Speaker on implicit bias at Newark
Newark High School English teacher Danielle Ohlson, who advises the group It’s REAL (Rights, Education, Advocacy, Leadership) at NHS believes Sodus High School Principal Arkee Allen’s four, grade-level presentations on implicit bias May 17th at NHS was a “great conversation starter” for the entire school community. Because of his background Allen is a sought-after speaker on implicit bias. He has... more

Cooper Crunick no-hitter propels Canandaigua baseball into States

The Canandaigua Braves baseball team advanced to Far West Regional and one game away from the NYSPHSAA Final Four on Tuesday with a 11-1 victory over Pittsford-Sutherland in the Section V Class A play-in game. Cooper Crunick was literally unhitable on the mound for the Braves throwing his second no-hitter of the season and finishing with 10 strikeouts. Seth Vigneri set the... more

Waterloo man charged with strangling victim during domestic incident

Waterloo man charged with strangling victim during domestic incident
A Waterloo resident was arrested on multiple charges – including strangulation, unlawful imprisonment, reckless endangerment, harassment, and animal torture – following a weekend incident in Seneca County. Martin Quinonez, 40, of Waterloo is accused of grabbing a person by the throat and slamming their head against a wall several times. The person lost consciousness, according to police. He then prevented... more

Study: Catholic Church spent $10M lobbying to stop sex abuse victims from suing

Study: Catholic Church spent $10M lobbying to stop sex abuse victims from suing
Turns out some of the money you put in church collections may not be going where you think it is. The Catholic Church has paid out millions of dollar fighting to stop victims of sex abuse from suing for damages. The church has spent $10.6 million since 2011 in northeastern states. The money went to lobbyists pushing against bills that... more

Rising waters create frustration for some, silver lining for kayakers

Rising waters create frustration for some, silver lining for kayakers
The flooding from Lake Ontario caused serious damage to homes and businesses along the lakeshore. Clean-up efforts are already underway – but there is one silver lining to the rising waters, and many are taking advantage of it. Tuesday was a busy day at Baycreek Paddling. Kayakers were rushing to get their boats in the water. “All the trees are... more
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