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Plenty of uncertainty remains with upcoming winter storm

The weather could turn challenging by the time Monday and Tuesday rolls around for the Finger Lakes. While a ton of uncertainty remains with the track of a system, which will impact the region in some fashion — the likelihood of precipitation (rain or snow) is becoming increasingly likely. Here’s the latest on the storm setup from FLX Weather Meteorologist... more

Multiple bridges in Finger Lakes to receive funding this year

Some bridges in desperate need of repair in the Finger Lakes region will finally see some work. A package was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to replace and repair 23 bridges and culverts in the region. The measure will cost $19.7 million dollars, and will be part of Cuomo’s BRIDGE NY initiative, which focuses on repairing struggling infrastructure around the... more

January warm up ahead for the Finger Lakes

Temperatures have been staying above normal all of this week, but it certainly hasn’t been terribly warm. That will change over the next few days as temperatures warm from the 30s, which is 5-10 degrees above normal, into the 50s, which is more like 20-25 degrees above normal. Thursday will again see temperatures primarily stuck in the 30s. Skies will... more

Rochester man charged with burglarizing garage, stealing tools in Canandaigua

Deputies in Ontario County say that 21-year-old Tyler D. Byington, of Rochester was arrested for third-degree burglary after he allegedly forcibly entered a garage on County Road 4 in Canandaigua on December 5th. Deputies say he stole tools from inside the garage. He was released on his own recognizance and will answer the charges in Canandaigua Town Court. more

Finger Lakes snow outlook for late January and beyond

The weather over the next seven days does not look favorable for snow in the Finger Lakes. In fact, temperatures will only go up for most of this time period. Today, Wednesday, will be a dreary and cool day. Fog, drizzle and scattered rain showers will persist through much of the day, and temperatures will change very little. Most places... more

Cuomo seeks to balance budget with new plans

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to retain higher taxes on the wealthy to help balance the state’s books and increase spending on schools by about $1 billion. The Democratic governor unveiled his $152.3 billion state budget proposal Tuesday night, laying out a wide-ranging plan that would couple an income-tax cut for the middle class while extending a soon-to-expire higher tax rate... more

Investigation underway into human skull found in Honeoye Falls

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a human skull found in Honeoye Falls. The scene is centered near West Main Street near Norton Street, around the area of the now-closed General Motors plant. A man and woman walking their dog southwest of Carriage Street found the skull Monday afternoon. They called 911 and deputies responded. Read more from 13WHAM.com more

Freezing Rain Advisory remains active for some in FLX

The Freezing Rain Advisory, which was issued for the entire Finger Lakes region yesterday — remains in effect for parts of the region. The advisory runs through 1 pm on Tuesday for the Ontario, Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga, and Onondaga counties. It is not expected to be a significant icing event. However, motorists should use caution and plan for a little extra travel... more

CLOSER LOOK: Details hidden in free tuition plan proposed by Gov. Cuomo

Of all the questions surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “free college tuition” proposal, one of the biggest probably cannot be answered. Unveiled last week at LaGuardia Community College, Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship plan was touted as the first such program in the nation. Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose free tuition plan was a signature part of his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential... more

NYSEG’s new plan involves users paying more during ‘peak’ season

You'll pay more to cool your house in the middle of a sweltering summer day and less to run the dishwasher at 2 a.m. under a New York State Electric & Gas Corp. plan to be unveiled next month. That's a change from current NYSEG rules, which charge a flat rate for electricity and natural gas to be delivered to... more

Clyde woman accused of theft from Lord & Taylor at Eastview Mall

Deputies in Ontario County say that a 61-year-old Clyde woman was arrested for petit larceny after she allegedly stole $577 worth of merchandise from Lord & Taylor at the Eastview Mall. Deputies say that Patricia A. Cromartie, 61, of Clyde was arrested for petit larceny and also charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief when it was determined that some of the... more

Rochester man arrested in Pittsford after large theft from Eastview Mall

A Rochester man was finally arrested and charged after stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise from Lens Crafters at Eastview Mall in August. Deputies in Ontario County say that Michael Riggins, 57, of Rochester was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after being arrested on Saturday around 10:38 pm at the St. John Fisher Park and Ride in Pittsford. A warrant... more

Rochester man charged with grand larceny after Eastview Mall theft

Deputies in Ontario County say that a Rochester man was charged with grand larceny after he worked with an unidentified female to steal 18 items from Macy’s at Eastview Mall. Deputies say that the value of the 18 items was $1,000.96. Shon Jones, 48, of Rochester was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and was remanded to the Ontario County Jail... more

Private schools concerned over free SUNY tuition plan

Private colleges are warning Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to provide free State University of New York tuition could put them at a major disadvantage. A statewide organization representing more than 100 private colleges and universities has emerged as a careful critic of Cuomo’s new plan, which would provide free SUNY tuition to students from families who make less than $125,000... more

Former Rochester pair charged with stealing from Express at Eastview Mall

Deputies in Ontario County say that two former Rochester residents were charged after a shoplifting incident. Kayla M. Oakes, 30, and John T. Ransom, 46, both homeless were arrested for petit larceny after they allegedly stole $289.10 worth of merchandise from the Express store inside Eastview Mall. They were also charged with possessing burglars tools and fourth-degree criminal mischief after... more

STAYING HOME: Gov. Cuomo proposes plan to help grads plant roots

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to keep recent-graduates in New York State. In a proposal announced this week, the governor said that he wants to establish a program that will encourage recent-graduates to buy a home in Upstate New York. Particularly, he wants to see upstate’s cities retain their young people. He said that the program would be aimed at keeping... more

Helming launches petition to keep Judith Clark behind bars

Senator Pam Helming (R-54th District) is urging the community to join her efforts to keep Judith Clark behind bars by signing an online petition calling on the New York State Board of Parole to deny Clark’s release. Senator Helming noted Judith Clark’s role as driver of a getaway car in the 1981 robbery of the Brink’s armored car in Rockland... more

JANUARY THAW: Brief cool down coming this weekend, even warmer next week

Fans of outdoor winter activities won’t be too happy about recent forecasts for the next week, or two. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, it might not be until the end of the January when the Finger Lakes sees a return to colder, more winter like weather. He notes that, “Clouds, rain, and the approaching cold front will limit... more
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