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UPDATE: Body of elderly man recovered after search on Canandaigua Lake

Update The body of the missing 83-year-old South Bristol resident was located late-Tuesday. While additional details were not provided, officials noted that the body was recovered close to the cottage. The Monroe County Medical Examiner has yet to officially determine the cause of death. This story will be updated as new information becomes available. Original Deputies in Ontario County are... more

Bristol woman airlifted to Strong after colliding with tree

A 31-year-old Bristol woman was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital with a serious leg injury after a car accident on Footer Rd. in Ontario County. Deputies say they responded with Finger Lakes Ambulance, Bristol Fire Department and Cheshire Fire Department for the report of a vehicle crash on Footer Rd. The operator, identified as Delanda Covill, 31, of Bristol reportedly... more

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Canandaigua woman charged with DWI

A 23-year-old Canandaigua woman was charged with DWI after the report of a sick or intoxicated driver on State Route 64 was investigated by deputies. Authorities responded to the area of Route 64 and Dugway Rd. for the report of a sick or intoxicated driver. When they arrived, a vehicle was found matching the identity that the driver reporting the... more

Home catches fire in Bristol after lightning strike

Deputies in Ontario County say that on Saturday around 7:02 pm they were called to Williams Rd. in South Bristol after a neighbor reported a smoke odor after hearing a lightning strike nearby. When deputies arrived, a fire was found inside a home on Williams Rd. The homeowners, Timothy and Christine Callaghan, were not injured in the resulting fire, which... more

Ontario County issues boating advisory ahead of hot weekend

As the temperatures rise, so do the number of boaters out on the water in the Finger Lakes. In Ontario County, storms that dumped flooding rains on Thursday resulted in a boating advisory being issued on Canandaigua Lake. According to Sheriff Philip Povero boaters should observe caution while operating this weekend due to floating debris, which were caused by the... more

Motorcycle accident sends two to the hospital in Bristol

On Sunday around 5:32 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries on State Route 21 in South Bristol. Investigation found that James E. Castle, 39, of Victor was backing from a parking space just south of Sawmill Restaurant in the Town of South Bristol, when James P. Kenney, 56, of Farmington was traveling north on... more

Efforts to find Blue-Green Algae to increase this summer in the FLX

There is an increased effort to keep you safe from harmful algae in the water this summer. This is bacteria that’s not safe to swim in. Officials on Seneca Lake are stepping up efforts to find it before it makes you sick. Harmful Algal Blooms, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, irritated skin, and make it... more

Camp Bristol Hills gets a $1M makeover

No more outdated bathrooms with heaving floors, cracked walls, leaky roofs and pooling water at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills. This year’s crop of campers will find three brand-new bath houses — two replacing the old ones in the boys’ and girls’ villages, in addition to a brand-new bath house. Now all handicap-accessible, the new facilities will have private shower stalls... more

Woman transported to Strong after Bristol crash

Deputies in Ontario County say they responded with Naples Ambulance and Naples Fire Department to a one car accident on Route 64 in South Bristol on Monday. When they arrived, deputies found a vehicle operated by Charlene Bowen, 61, of Wayland had been traveling north on Rt. 64 when she began to swerve to avoid a deer and was further... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Bristol Republicans to host 5K

The Town of Bristol Republican Committee in Ontario County is offering a challenge. The Bristol Hills Challenge, a non-certified 5k trail run, will take place on Saturday, May 6, at Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill, 6475 Gannett Hill Park Drive, Naples, NY 14512. Entrants can run or walk in the challenge, but either way the Town of Bristol Republican... more
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