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Identities of those involved in fatal Steuben County crash released by sheriff

Identities of those involved in fatal Steuben County crash released by sheriff
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard has confirmed the names of all five people involved in the crash that killed four in the Town of Pulteney. Monday, WENY News was able to confirm two of the victims – Korbie Higgins of Bath and Coy Miner of Hammondsport. According to our media partner, The Star Gazette, the other two victims are Adam Bellamy... more

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)
A review of dinner at the new Union Block Restaurant in Penn Yan and stops at Vineyard View Winery in Penn Yan, Crooked Tusker Distillery and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in Hammondsport. This segment originally appeared in our episode of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com on October 9, 2019. . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe. Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to... more

Four killed in Steuben County crash

Four killed in Steuben County crash
Deputies are investigating a fatal crash in Steuben County. They say four people were killed in Saturday’s crash. According to Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard, the crash happened on County Route 76 in the Town of Pulteney around 1:15 a.m. After the crash, the area was reportedly blocked off for several hours. Deputies have not identified the victims. The cause... more

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes as colors of fall arrive!

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes this weekend as colors
Colors are finally being spotted around the region; and this weekend – the weather should cooperate at least 50 percent of the time. Get out and enjoy fall in the Finger Lakes. Check out the latest foliage reports below to plan your getaway! Finger Lakes In the Finger Lakes, Chemung County reports from Elmira predict 75% change and near-peak leaves by the weekend,... more

Opening of Bath VA Medical Center bridge delayed

Opening of Bath VA Medical Center bridge delayed
The reopening of the entrance bridge to the Bath VA Medical Center has been delayed until January 2020 due to corroded steel structures. The bridge was due to reopen in September after closing in May, and additional steel has been ordered. Veterans, community residents. and businesses should continue to follow the driving directions below: From Interstate 86 – Take Exit 37... more

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors
If you’re a senior, and you need the high dose flu vaccine, you may be having trouble getting your flu shot. That’s because there’s a shortage in the high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older. The NewsChannel 9 Your Stories Team has heard from several people dealing with this issue. Phyllis Vanhorn and her husband ran into roadblocks at both... more

Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

FLX WEEKLY: Sharon Hogan from Thrive to Survive, your October weekend ahead and Union Block in Penn Yan (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Sharon Hogan from Thrive to Survive, your October weekend ahead and Union Block in Penn Yan (podcast)
Sharon Hogan from Thrive to Survive is in-studio to talk about how you can support their organization this month before a look at some great local fall photos, a look at your October weekend ahead and a review of some stops on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail including the new Union Block Restaurant in Penn Yan. . more

Hornell receives $10 million for downtown revitalization

Hornell receives $10 million for downtown revitalization
New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that the City of Hornell has received a $10 million state grant to promote the revitalization of downtown Hornell. “With this funding Hornell has a great opportunity to enhance its downtown area and secure better quality of life for the residents, along with a more robust economic future for the region,” Governor Andrew... more

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed
Perhaps the biggest sporting goods chain makes a statement against assault rifles. The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods said the company has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault rifles and turned them into scrap metal. Last year the retail chain announced it would stop carrying the rifles following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dick’s also said... more

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?
If you didn’t get your property tax rebate check yet, don’t worry. The state is still sending hundreds of thousands more. Since August, more than 1.4 million tax relief checks have been mailed to New York homeowners whose income was less than $275,000, according to the state tax department. Separately, 390,000 checks have gone to homeowners under the STAR program for new... more

Double amputee breaks half-marathon record in Corning over the weekend

Double amputee breaks half-marathon record in Corning over the weekend
The 38th Annual Wineglass Marathon showcased the very best of courage and strength. There no shortage of storylines of inspiration as to why people ran the Guthrie Wineglass Marathon and of course the spectators who stick around to cheer on their family and friends. The race is exemplary of triumph, determination, and grit. Those traits were visibly on display across... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

Another inmate fight with injuries reported at the Elmira Correctional Facility

Another inmate fight with injuries reported at the Elmira Correctional Facility
After reports of numerous altercations at the Elmira Correctional Facility in 2019, two inmates were injured this week in another incident at the prison. The latest incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday during evening recreation in the gym yard, according to the union that represents corrections officers. Officers assigned to the yard observed four inmates exchanging punches with one inmate, according to... more

No change in Reed’s stance on impeachment

No change in Reed’s stance on impeachment
Nothing has transpired over the past week to convince Rep. Tom Reed that the actions of President Trump and his dealings with Ukraine have reached the level of an impeachable offense. “Impeachment is reserved for high crimes or crimes such as treason, such as bribery,” he said in a conference call with reporters earlier this week. “I just don’t see... more
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