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Rochester man stole $3K worth of power equipment from Victor Power Equipment

Deputies say a 51-year-old Rochester man was arrested for stealing power equipment from a business in Victor in April. Dean A. Klejment was charged with third-degree grand larceny after stealing more than $3,000 worth of power equipment from Victor Power Equipment on April 21st. He was arraigned in Victor Town Court and committed to the jail in lieu of no... more

Signs to look for if you suspect child abuse

The Seneca Falls police chief is weighing in Thursday on how important it is to notify authorities if you suspect abuse. "It's obviously extremely vital in this case, it could have saved a little boy's life," Chief Stuart Peenstra said. Maureen Foran-Mocete, who works at the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, says people are hesitant to call because they fear they... more

Soggy weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes

The weather was gorgeous on Thursday, and Friday will remain tranquil — but change over the next 48 hours is on the way. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil reports that a broad southerly flow across the Southeast United States has resulted in a large area of abnormally high atmospheric moisture. That high pressure system to the north has been keeping... more

SCHOOL VOTE RESULTS: Budgets pass by large margins in the FLX

School budgets were passed by wide margins in the Finger Lakes. While there were some interesting races for board of education seats — many districts saw voters turn out and reaffirm support for incumbents, who had previously served. The race between 10 candidates for the Waterloo Central School District Board of Education was most-interesting — even as two incumbents won... more

Lawsuit says Feher owes creditors, labor department millions of dollars

Feher Rubbish owes a lot more than just some additional visits to pick up customer’s trash. A lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court claims the company owes its creditors and New York State millions of dollars. The lawsuit filed by Solvay Bank says the garbage removal company — which abruptly ceased operations last week — has outstanding balances on its... more

PERMISSION GRANTED: Tops will close underperforming stores after court decision

A bankruptcy judge has given a local grocery chain the green light to close ‘unprofitable stores’ in the coming weeks. It’s not clear what Tops locations might close — but Judge Robert Drain of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York approved the request of Tops to close unprofitable stores and to hold store closing sales before shutting them... more

Over $53M in taxes paid to NYS by del Lago

In a little more a year since its opening, del Lago Resort & Casino has already paid more than $53 million in taxes to New York state, the town of Tyre, Seneca County and the other counties in the state’s ‘gaming’ region. While the bulk of the money — 80 percent — goes to New York state for education funding,... more

Strong thunderstorms possible in parts of FLX

Stormy weather is coming to the Finger Lakes on Tuesday. While it won’t be a continual rain, or even frequent thunderstorm activity — there will be some points throughout the day that get soggy. According to forecasters there will be two primary opportunities for rain and thunder throughout the region. The first will come early this morning. By mid-morning that... more

FARMING IN THE FINGER LAKES: A great future for beef in the Finger Lakes

“Beef production in the Finger Lakes is on the rise, and the future appears to be very promising and poised for growth,” said John Kriese, current president of the New York Beef Producers Association. Kriese, a third-generation beef cattle producer, is the owner of Spring Pond Farm and co-owner of Finger Lakes Cattle Co. in Branchport as well as Penn... more

Stormy weather possible on Tuesday; but remainder of week looks good

It’s going to feel like summer through the evening hours, but change is on the horizon — even if it’s only temporary. Sunny skies and high temperatures near 80 will make it feel like mid-June in the Finger Lakes — but temperatures will be lower, with the higher risk for storms and rain on Tuesday. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil... more

Court vacates Penn Yan drug dealer’s life sentence

An appeals court has ruled a potential life sentence in prison is not proper for a Penn Yan man. In a recent decision, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ordered that the case of Reginald Boykins be sent back to Yates County Court for resentencing. Penn Yan police arrested Boykins in 2012 after he sold drugs... more

Deputies: Phelps driver struck, passenger injured during Rt. 96 crash

One person was sent to the hospital after a crash on a busy stretch of State Route 96 in Victor. Deputies say they were called to the scene around 8:21 p.m. on Friday. A vehicle, operated by Sabrina Martinez-Ostrowski, 21, of Phelps was traveling south on State Route 96 when another vehicle — operated by Lily Ryan, 17, of Rochester... more

Rochester Knighthawks win to advance to NLL Championship series

The Rochester Knighthawks beat Georgia 9-8 Saturday night to advance to the NLL Championship series. This is the first time that the Knighthawks have advanced to the NLL Finals since 2014. If Saskatchewan wins the West Division Final, the Knighthawks will play an away game on May 26, and then host a home game on June 2. A third game,... more

Strong storms will be scattered, plenty of dry time remains

While there will be a risk for thunderstorms – it should remain minimal. The National Weather Service has moved an area of focus for where they believe the strongest thunderstorms will develop to the east. Setting up for a showery, but still comfortable day here in the Finger Lakes. Temperatures will push toward 70 degrees; and even reach into the... more

THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Emma Bauso, Rosa Howard-Poston & Alyssa Whitfield (podcast)

Join Gwen Webber-McLeod for May’s special Mother’s Day edition of The Leadership Journey where she will be joined in-studio by  Emma Bauso, photographer & stationary designer, Rosa Howard-Poston, licensed mental health counselor and Alyssa Whitfield, founder of Dress for Success Rochester. The discussion includes balancing work life with motherhood and the challenges facing mothers as they lead their children on... more

#ICYMI: Fatal fire, Oaks retires, and Tompkins Airport overhaul

It was a busy week in the newsroom, as another state official announced their retirement from politics. Retirements weren’t the only headline that made its way through the Finger Lakes — as several other big stories kept readers sharing from FingerLakes1.com and the FL1 App available on Android and iOS. Assemblyman Bob Oaks announces his retirement It wasn’t a particular... more

Assemblyman Bob Oaks announces he will not seek re-election

Below is a statement from Assemblyman Bob Oaks on his pending retirement from state politics. “Today, I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to the New York State Assembly this fall for the 130th district covering all of Wayne County and portions of Cayuga and Oswego Counties. Is has been an incredible experience and amazing opportunity over... more
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