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Wind Advisory issued for parts of FLX ahead of active weather night

It may have been a pleasant, unseasonably warm day in the Finger Lakes on Monday, but things are about to cool off. Before the cool off takes place, the winds, which have been picking up throughout the day will reach their peak during the overnight hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for most of the eastern... more

Police: Auburn man involved in fight, found dead in Fulton St. lawn

Police say the 39-year-old found dead outside a home in Auburn appeared to have suffered injuries consistent with an assault. The 39-year-old, identified as Josh Taro, was discovered in the front lawn of a home located at 59 N. Fulton St. According to police, a passerby discovered the body around 7:30 am, which resulted in the subsequent call to law... more

Helming announces monetary awards for three housing agencies in FLX

Senator Pam Helming announced that three agencies in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region have received a total of five conditional awards that will provide funding for supportive housing for the homeless and those with special needs. These awards allow local agencies an opportunity to apply for state funding for their projects as part of New York State’s plan to develop 6,000... more

Police: Charges follow Auburn stabbing, victims recovering

Update Two people were stabbed and a third person was grazed by a knife after a disagreement escalated to a physical altercation in Auburn. The incident took place on Saturday around 1:35 pm when police were called to the scene on Mill St. John Hewitt was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, attempted second-degree assault, and third-degree criminal possession of... more

Waiting for Life: New York’s critical organ shortage

Liz DeVivo’s pager went off at 4:45 a.m. on July 29, 2003. She was in bed, attached to two intravenous machines pumping medicine through her body, keeping her heart beating until it was her turn for a transplant. The Binghamton resident had gotten the call once before, in November 2002. But the weather — cold, icy, windy — meant a... more

Police: Auburn man impersonated officer, threatened to fight residents

A 23-year-old man has been charged with a felony after he impersonated an officer and threatened to fight some city residents, Auburn police said. Captain James Moore said officers were called to 7 Grover St. at around 8:50 p.m. Saturday after police received reports of a disturbance in the area. Upon arrival, officers reportedly found a man named Marcus James... more

Region’s grape crop big in two ways

Hans Walter-Peterson has one word to describe this year’s grape crop in the Finger Lakes. Big. Big in two ways, specified Walter-Peterson, a viticulture extension specialist with Finger Lakes Grape Program, which is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension. The grapes are big. So are the bunches. As a whole, this year’s crop looks to be outstanding, Walter-Peterson said. “Some of... more

Helming announces correction officer exam beginning in February

Senator Pam Helming announced that a new civil service examination will be held for those interested in becoming a correction officer on Feb. 3, 2018. The filing deadline for this examination is Dec. 13, 2017. “Our correction officers do incredible work each and every day to keep our communities safe. As Vice Chair of the Senate’s Crime, Crime Victims and... more

New state program helps vets become farmers

New York state has created a new program to help veterans become farmers. The new program provides financial assistance to former military service members turned farmers. The initiative is related to a broader $1 million grant program for new and early-stage farmers. Under the initiative, past service members can apply for state funds to help them buy new farm equipment,... more

Winds pick up before rain moves in late-Monday

Get ready for a windy Monday in the Finger Lakes. Forecasters say Monday is going to feature strengthening winds as a storm system boils over the Great Lakes, and eventually passes to the north of our region. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says wind gusts will range between 25 and 35 mph, before strengthening more during the late-afternoon and evening... more

One-car accident with minor injuries slows traffic in Niles

West Niles, New Hope, Sempronious Rescue and FourTown Ambulance were called to the scene of a one car accident with injuries in the area of Gahwiler Rd. Upon arrival, only minor injuries were discovered and crews worked quickly to investigate the scene. There was no official update on the accident as of Sunday evening, but this story will be updated... more

Meet Cayuga County’s new historian

Every Wednesday morning, Ruth Bradley stops by the King Ferry Corner Store on Route 34B. A native of Cayuga County, she sits among a small group of men and women, sipping her coffee and catching up with old friends. And inevitably, she'll reminisce about her family's history in the hamlet. Born in Auburn, Bradley was raised in King Ferry, where... more

HELMING: Busting the myths around Breast Cancer

Many of us, myself included, know people who have been personally impacted by breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is important that we use this opportunity to raise awareness, recognize survivors, and remember those we lost. In fact, one in eight women will face this diagnosis sometime during their lifetime. We must continue to spread awareness,... more

Deputies: Auburn man was drunk during crash on Rt. 318

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 2nd at approximately 5:18 pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Donald J. Gregory Jr, 49, of Auburn for Driving While Intoxicated and improper U-turn. The incident stems for a two car property damage accident that occurred on State Route 318. While Deputies were on scene it was determined that Gregory was under the... more

Owasco Lake harmful algal toxins aren’t gone yet

The weather is getting cooler, but Owasco Lake is not out of the woods yet when it comes to harmful algal blooms. Latest test results from the Cayuga County Health Department continue to show microcystin, a liver toxin released by harmful algae, in the raw lake water entering the city of Auburn's and town of Owasco's treatment plants. The drinking... more

Sennett convenience and smoke shop opens self-serve pub

A combination convenience store, restaurant and smokers shop in Sennett is debuting a new business avenue: a self-serve pub. Munchies, a convenience store with a Smokers Choice shop, opened the pub Friday, and a beer tasting will be held Saturday. The store itself opened in July. The Sennett location will be the first store in the Munchies chain to have... more

Foliage report shows FLX getting closer to ‘peak’ conditions

Foliage change continues to slowly progress across New York State, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Areas in eight of the state’s 11 vacation regions should experience peak foliage this weekend. I LOVE NEW YORK defines “peak” foliage as the period when the leaves are displaying their best overall appearance of the season.... more

Deputy supervisor Dygert, board member Richardson vie for Elbridge town supervisor

Two town board members are looking to take their political careers to the next level, but only one will succeed in the race for Elbridge town supervisor. Rita A. Dygert and Vernon J. Richardson have both been on the town board for more than a decade and both will be on the ballot in November. Dygert will run on the... more
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