Dreary, wet weekend expected in FLX

We’ve learned to take the good with the bad, as far as the weather goes, here in the Finger Lakes. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is going to be a mixture of clouds, rain, and mild temperatures. Saturday Forecast The front that lifted north through the area yesterday has sunk back down... more

Geneva PD: Drug bust results in felony arrest, charges pending

On Friday around 10 am members of the Geneva Police Department executed a search warrant at 77 Herbert St. in Geneva resulting in the arrest of a Geneva man after packaged crack cocaine was found inside his home. John A. Harrison Jr., 41, of Geneva was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police say that crack cocaine packaged... more

Deputies: Farmington woman picked up child from school under influence of drugs, alcohol

On Thursday the Victor Schools Resource Officer from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Primary School for a suspicious condition. Faculty reported a concern over a parent — identified as Erika L. Kesner, 42, of Farmington, who they believed was impaired when she picked up her children the day before. Deputies located her in her vehicle, which was... more

Canandaigua man charged with DWI, DWAI after splitting utility pole while texting

On Wednesday at 10:45 pm deputies responded to County Rd. 30 near Outhouse Rd. in Canandaigua for the report of a property damage accident. Upon arrival, deputies arrested Aaron J. Figenscher, 28, for driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired by drugs after he went off the side of the road and sheared a utility pole. Deputies say that... more

Ontario Co. man will go to prison for ‘sex act’ with minor

An Ontario County man was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Daniel Brown, 29, was sentenced to three years in prison, which will run concurrently to his two year sentence in Ontario County. He appeared before Judge Zambito in Genesee County Court on Friday, who took the District... more

Getting cold never grows old for Canandaigua Polar Plungers

Marjorie Donhauser said she doesn't want cancer to define her. The diagnosis and subsequent treatments may have thrown her for a loop, she said, but she's not letting it stop what she does — and part of what she does is help Special Olympics in a fun, but frigid, way. Donhauser is fully expecting to wade into the icy-cold Canandaigua... more

Former Cornell Cooperative employee heading to jail for using agency credit card on rent

A 57-year-old Hopewell woman learned that she would be spending the next six months in Yates County Jail after she used her employers credit card to pay her rent. District Attorney Valerie Gardner says Sharmayne Calvetti, 57, of Hopewell was sentenced by Judge Jason Cook after she pleaded guilty to first-degree falsifying business records — a Class E felony. She... more

Geneva Foundry case: Attorney files amended claim

The lawyer for residents of the Geneva Foundry neighborhoods has filed an amended notice of claim against the state, city and county over soil contamination from the closed foundry operation. The initial notice of claim was filed in January by attorney Steve Williams of Syracuse. A notice of claim is not a formal lawsuit, but reserves the claimants right to... more

Ontario, Tompkins only counties to see growth as state population declines

Upstate New York lost another 23,434 people from 2015 to 2016, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Downstate saw an increase of 21,540 people, which has resulted in an increase of 426,835 since 2010 for that region. For Upstate New York, the decline has been real since 2010. According to the latest figures from the Census Bureau the... more

Reed, Collins to vote ‘yes’ on health care repeal

Despite the loss of health coverage projected for tens of thousands of people in their districts — especially children, seniors and those with disabilities — Republican Congressmen Tom Reed and Chris Collins said they will vote for the American Health Care Act. Congress is expected to vote Thursday on the GOP bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise... more

THREE CHARGED: Another suspect arrested in Wadsworth St. shooting

On Wednesday, the Geneva Police Department’s Detective Bureau and the Rochester U.S. Marshals Task Force apprehended the third suspect involved in the Wadsworth St. shooting in the city of Geneva. Joshua Quincy Johnson, 24, of Rochester was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, three counts of first-degree robbery, and four counts of first-degree burglary.... more

FLX Weekly: State titles for Watkins Glen & Moravia; Village elections held (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso for Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly to recap the top stories of the week in the Finger Lakes. Find out why FingerLakes1.com is not happy with ESPN and take a look at the weekend weather and event slate ahead. more

Victor lacrosse puts championships in rearview mirror headed into 2017

The Victor lacrosse team knows a little bit about success. The past two seasons, the Blue Devils have had two undefeated seasons and back-to-back state championships. However, they’re starting the 2017 season by literally shelving their previous accomplishments as part of the past. WHEC: Read More more

Ontario County’s first assistant DA announces candidacy for top spot

After more than 100 jury trials and having argued more than 160 appeals during his roughly 18 years serving the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office, First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts is looking to make the next step. From the steps of the Ontario County Courthouse on Wednesday morning, Ritts announced that he will be running for the district attorney... more

Sen. Helming sees first sponsored bill pass; will go on to Assembly

The New York State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Pam Helming (R,C,I – 54th District) as part of a comprehensive package of bills that would strengthen and preserve agriculture as the state’s leading industry. This bill is the first piece of legislation sponsored by Sen. Helming to pass the Senate. Senate bill 4535 encourages farmers – particularly those located... more

Police close criminal investigation into two bodies found in Canandaigua last summer

The Canandaigua Police Department is closing the criminal investigation into the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in the city last August. Police Chief Stephen Hedworth announced Wednesday that the deaths of Daniel Mendez, 45, and Donald A. Dailey, 47, are unsuspicious and did not involve any criminal activity. That determination, finalized after police investigations and information received... more

Police: Canandaigua woman spit on neighbor during incident

A 59-year-old Canandaigua woman is accused of spitting on a neighbor during an incident that took place on March 19th. Police say that Michelle Brown, 59, of Canandaigua got involved in a dispute with a neighbor, and before that dispute ended — spit on the individual. Details of the incident were not highlighted, but Brown was charged with second-degree harassment.... more

Discussing healthcare, Guardian PILOT, and local elections in the FLX (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast, Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed a range of topics, which included the recent firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, as well as developments in the GOP healthcare proposal. The duo also discussed the future of companies like Guardian Glass, who recently won a significant upgrade to their PILOT agreement with the City... more
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