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Sun returns to the Finger Lakes on Wednesday

The sun will be out on Wednesday. Temperatures won’t feel quite like spring, but it will be an improvement over the recent soggy, cloudy weather seen in the region. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said the following in his morning update: “A large area of high pressure from Central Canada is building southeast towards the Finger Lakes today. Skies are... more

Woman arrested on drug charges while trying to bail out inmate at Ontario Co. Jail

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of a Rochester woman after she arrived at the Ontario County Jail to bail out an inmate. Deputies charged Shaiasia Williams, 24, of Rochester with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after she sold narcotics to a subject in Canandaigua in February. The charges against her stem from an investigation between... more

Rochester man charged in Victor drug bust

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Rochester man after he was found to be in possession of heroin and cocaine packaged for sale. Peter Pacheco, 27, of Rochester was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in the parking lot of a Victor business. He was found to be possessing heroin and cocaine. The arrest was the result... more

Rochester’s Jeffrey Anderson chosen as NCAA Final Four referee

Twenty years after he blew his first whistle in stripes, Jeffrey Anderson has reached the pinnacle of his profession. It’s a long way from working in all of those gymnasiums around Rochester, all those nights when he honed his craft, sharpening his eye and developing the courage it takes to be a big-time college basketball referee, but Anderson has made... more

Report looks at performance of Child Protective Services

A report released on Monday outlines the performance of Child Protective Services throughout the Finger Lakes. The report highlighted three pieces of data, which included the following: — Percentage of workers with more than 15 CPS investigations; — Percentage of overdue investigations; — Percentage of timely safety assessments. The report looks at the struggle many counties are faced with as... more

FLX FORECAST: Showers, cloudy weather continue on Tuesday

Soggy weather will persist throughout the day on Tuesday. The forecast calls for another cloudy, rainy day across the region — but the sun will make a return on Wednesday, as a nearby system pulls away. Tuesday forecast from FLXWeather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil: “A storm system will track northeast across Pennsylvania today. As it does so, rain showers will spread... 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

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

Unsettled, mild start to the week in the FLX

On Monday it’ll feel a little more like spring. That said, temperatures will likely tumble a little through the week before rebounding again at the end. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil the weather will be warmest on Monday: “Monday will likely turn out to be the warmest day this week. Temperatures this morning are starting near or above... more

Lawmakers back new felony assault law

Three state lawmakers, including Assemblyman Bob Oaks, are backing legislation for a new section of law that would create the class E felony of third-degree aggravated assault. Oaks, R-130 of Macedon, is the lead sponsor of the legislation in the Assembly. Sen. Pattie Ritchie, R-48 of Oswegatchie, is sponsoring the bill in the Senate. The impetus for the proposed law... 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

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

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

Syracuse offers scholarship to UPrep’s Jeenathan Williams

Jeenathan Williams already had scholarship offers to play major-college basketball with Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Temple. But the offer he received Tuesday topped them all. This one came from Syracuse University. When Orange assistant coach and former star guard Gerry McNamara told Williams over the phone that SU wanted the junior from UPrep, well, it was a dream come true.... more

State champs Irondequoit shift focus to Federation tourney

The Irondequoit boys basketball team already etched it’s name in the history books by winning a state championship last weekend, but the Eagles aren’t quite done with their 2016-17 season yet. This weekend is the Federation Tournament of Champions in Glens Falls that features the champs from New York’s public schools both outside and inside New York City along with... more

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory for entire region on Friday

It won’t be a widespread event, but there is the chance for some light mixed, or freezing precipitation on Friday. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain, which is active on Friday from 6 am until noon. The mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain could accumulate up to two inches in... more
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