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Thompson Health doctor among those charged in Wayne Co. prostitution investigation

Six men were charged on Wednesday with third-degree patronizing a person for prostitution after a town of Ontario resident tipped off Wayne County sheriff’s deputies about an ad on a social media website. The tip lead deputies to Backpage.com and an ad posted by a female, unidentified by police, who was soliciting money for sex in the Ontario area. FingerLakes1.com... more

Wegmans hash browns recalled for ‘golf ball materials’

Wegmans’ hash browns are the latest to be recalled for, of all things, potentially having “golf ball materials”. According to Wegmans’ website, the company’s O’Brien Hash Browns 28 oz. bags are being recalled because “they may contain golf ball materials.” The company says the affected products have UPC code 07789036523, a “Best By” date of October 2017 and production code... more

Finger Lakes region gets a new partner

The Finger Lakes brand is expanding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester Tuesday to break ground on a $60 million renovation of the Greater Rochester International Airport. On its face, the event had all the familiar trappings of good political credit-taking — thanks and praise all around from Rochester city, county and business leaders. Lots of applause. And shovels of... more

Rochester driver ticketed after investigation into fatal Ontario Co. crash

An investigation into a fatal accident, which happened back in January has been completed in Ontario County. The Sheriff’s Office says that a vehicle operated by Michael Nichols, 32, of Rochester was southbound on County Rd. 20 and a vehicle operated by Crystal Roche-Mercado, 29, of Geneva was traveling west on County Rd. 4 when Nichols failed to stop —... more

Temperatures will soar in the FLX on Thursday

Temperatures are off and running this morning with most areas already near or above 60 degrees at 7 am. With at least partial sunshine and a gusty south wind, warm air will continue to pump into the Finger Lakes for one of the warmest days yet in 2017. Many areas will push 80 degrees this afternoon, and the typically warmer... more

IJC warns of “major” flooding potential for Lake Ontario, says Plan 2014 not to blame

Residents on the coast of Lake Ontario are being alerted to the possibility of “major coastal flooding” should April’s wet weather continue in the coming months, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board said in a statement released Tuesday. In the statement, the board said April’s rainfall and snowmelt have resulted in rising water levels and flooding along Lake Ontario.... more

Collins accepts U.S. Chamber award in Farmington, fields bevy of questions

With Leonard’s’ Express trucks coming and going behind him, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, on Monday accepted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise Award.” Given annually to Congress members, the award is based on rating each member’s votes regarding critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s annual scorecard. “The U.S. Chamber works tirelessly to ensure Congress is... more

Chris Collins to receive U.S. Chamber award in Farmington

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, will be honored Monday in Ontario County with a U.S. Chamber of Commerce award. Collins will receive the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award “in recognition of Congressman Collins’ continued support of pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress,” according to a release from the congressman. “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce scored members... more

NY health care providers to push for supervised drug sites

A group of health care providers, drug reform advocates and former users is launching a new effort to bring supervised drug consumption centers to New York state. The facilities allow drug addicts to shoot up or consume their drugs in a safe, secure location under the supervision of medical personnel who can intervene in the event of an overdose. Similar... more

Rhinos score late to pull out 2-2 draw in home opener vs. Red Bulls II

Two parents were recently cited for leaving their three small children alone in Eastview Mall while they worked. The case led many people to ask what options are available for parents who find themselves in need of emergency child care. Crisis Nursery, on Genesee Park Boulevard, is one option. Democrat & Chronicle: Read More 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

NY labor commissioner: Tuition-free college will help boost workforce

State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon appeared in Cayuga County Thursday to highlight the 2017-18 budget and how it benefits central New York. One of the main initiatives in the budget touted by Reardon is the Excelsior Scholarship, which provides students whose families earn no more than $125,000 annually with free tuition to New York’s public colleges and universities. The scholarship... more

FLACRA Peer Advocates helping others through minefield of addiction

In early 2016, Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency (FLACRA) began a new program to help recovering addicts maintain their sobriety with the coaching and support of fellow addicts — addicts who have attained a level of commitment to their own sobriety and who have been trained to help others negotiate a path through the pitfalls of recovery. Certified... more

FLX WEEKLY: Easter recap, Earth Day and more (podcast)

Easter is officially behind us and the FL1 staff is here to bring you the latest from the region. Whether you’re looking for something to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes — or just curious about the forecast — check out the most-informative 30 minutes in local media. Join Jessica Lahr, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso on this Earth... more

FLX FORECAST: Slight risk for strong thunderstorms this evening

Temperatures will warm and it will begin to feel a little more like spring this afternoon, as the risk for showers and thunderstorms build following the passage of a warm front. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil the risk is minimal, but some of those thunderstorms could produce gusty winds or small hail. Something that isn’t terribly uncommon, even... more

Newly obtained documents raise questions in Geneva (podcast)

Tonight on the Debrief Podcast the Geneva Foundry took center stage as Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed the ongoing debate, litigation and scrutiny that the City of Geneva faces moving forward. Did all parties involved handle the information that they were receiving responsibly? Did any current member of council, or any former officials have information that could have swayed... more
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