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GUILTY: Verdict in at Craig Rideout murder trial (full-coverage)

Five days of deliberations, a mountain of evidence, and a lengthy trial. The jurors had a difficult decision on their hands as they came to one on Tuesday. Paul Tucci would be the only individual to walk out of the courtroom a free man in Rochester. The murder trial of Craig Rideout, who was discovered badly burned in Jerusalem, made... more

Gillibrand eyes study to establish Finger Lakes as national heritage area

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has launched a legislative effort that aims to designate the Finger Lakes region as a national heritage area. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., visited Lakeside Park in Watkins Glen Monday to announce her bill that would require the National Park Service to study whether the Finger Lakes should become a national heritage area. The feasibility study would focus on... more

Finger Lakes begins to clear out after days of storms

Finally, the Finger Lakes is going to get a break from the ongoing, active, wet weather that has made headlines over the last two days with storm damage, flooding, and even a couple tornado-warned cells. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy. There is the outside risk of a scattered shower, but it won’t be a washout by any stretch. Conditions will... more

Helming, panel discuss food access in rural NY

State Sen. Pamela Helming on Friday hosted a roundtable focusing on food access and health in rural New York. The event was held at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva and the panels featured experts in food access and food safety. The event also included close to 70 attendees representing organizations that work in rural communities throughout... more

Nanna Koerstz Madsen earns LPGA shot after Downey Classic win

Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Copenhagen, Denmark) completed her dream season on the Symetra Tour with an emphatic third victory that will send her to the LPGA Tour on a “Battlefield Promotion” on Sunday at Brook-Lea Country Club. She fired a 6-under, 66 to break the 72-hole Symetra Tour scoring record and finished the weekend at 22-under, 266. The previous scoring mark... more

More rain, storms coming into the FLX on Monday

The forecast for Monday calls for more active weather in the Finger Lakes. While the National Weather Service isn’t calling for the level of activity that was seen on Sunday, anyone in the region is fair game for the kind of pop up thunderstorm that could produce hail, damaging winds, and most-importantly torrential rainfall. While hail and damaging winds are... more

Friday, Saturday will offer relief from unsettled weather

After an incredibly active weather week in the Finger Lakes — Friday looks to be a calm, summer-like way to end it. The weekend forecast looks like a mixed bag, although Saturday will likely be the “pick” day of the weekend. Especially for those who are trying to get outside for a barbecue or some boating. Friday is expected to... more

Rideout trial: No verdict after Day 1 of deliberations

Jurors in the Craig Rideout murder trial will return to deliberations Thursday morning to consider the fate of the four accused of the homicide. Throughout a day of deliberations Wednesday, jurors asked for some trial testimony to be read back, and also had state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Moran re-read them some legal definitions, such as the requirements for someone... more

Henrietta man accused in fatal crash had prior DWI arrests, knew Farmington victim

The Henrietta man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a young mother Monday morning has a record of getting behind the wheel after drinking. Louie Restivo, 47, is charged with vehicular manslaughter and DWI after the crash in Mendon on Boughton HIll Road. Kline, the victim, went to high school with Restivo’s son. The 26-year-old mother... more

LATEST: NWS issues watches, warnings for region as storms move into area

Update: 1 pm The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for parts of Wayne, Ontario, Monroe and Wyoming counties as a line of powerful storms moves through the region. – Latest NWS Watches/Warnings Wyoming County was even placed under a Tornado Warning shortly before 1 pm. The line of storms currently moving into the Western Finger Lakes is... more

Temperatures heat up Wednesday, Thursday ahead of next rain threat

According to forecasters the last time we reached the upper-80s here in the Finger Lakes was in mid-June. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says June 19th, to be precise. Nearly a month later, the Finger Lakes will experience one of the hottest days its felt all year. South winds will push hot air into the region — spurring temperatures to... more

Attorneys point fingers as closing arguments continue in Rideout murder trial

The day started with Laura Rideout’s attorney, David Pilato, who says despite what’s been said, Laura had no motive to kill Craig Rideout. On Monday, Collins and Alex’s attorneys pointed the finger at Laura saying that the boys were there cleaning up after what fellow family members, namely Laura, had already done. Pilato calls that pure fiction. “Yesterday, Colin Rideout’s... more

Farmington woman killed in wreck; Henrietta man charged

Police have identified the driver who was killed Monday in a multi-vehicle crash in Mendon. Hannah M. Kline, 26, of Farmington, Ontario County, was pronounced dead at the scene. Louie J. Restivo, 47, of Henrietta, whose actions allegedly caused the accident, was charged with first-degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony, said Cpl. John Helfer of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Restivo... more

A new wave of winemakers in the FLX

Julia Hoyle is one of the new wave of incredibly talented, locally trained young winemakers bringing fresh ideas to wineries in the Finger Lakes. Hoyle first became interested in wine while pursuing her degree at William Smith College. She began her wine career in 2009 in the tasting room at Fox Run winery while still in college. A few years... more

Ten things to know about Buffalo Bills training camp at St. John Fisher

If you’re looking for a fun backyard getaway this summer, Bills Training Camp is the place to be! St. John Fisher College, conveniently located in Pittsford, gives fans the opportunity to keep up with their hometown team, as well as make lasting memories. With 2017 Bills Training Camp, presented by Connors & Ferris, kicking off on Thursday, July 27, here’s... more

Nothnagle Realtors to become Howard Hanna

An iconic Rochester brand name is a page in history. Nothnagle Realtors is now Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. The branding change takes place Tuesday as all Nothnagle offices and signage will become Howard Hanna. In addition, RealtyUSA is also becoming Howard Hanna. The Pittsburgh-based realty firm acquired Nothnagle and Realty USA two years ago. The decision to combine the... more

Deputies: Sisters left kids alone at Eastview Mall store for 2 hours

On Sunday around 5:27 pm members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested two women at the Eastview Mall on child endangerment charges after allegedly leaving their 7- and 9-year-old children unattended at the Lego Store for approximately two hours. Deputies say Yaquelina Rosario De Hernandez, 54, of the Dominican Republic and Francisca Lopez, 48, of West Henrietta were charged... more
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