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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

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

Congressman Katko not running for A.G., wants to focus on CNY

Congressman John Katko has put a stop to rumors circling around over his possible run for State Attorney General. A New York Daily News article raised the possibility that the Republican, who has a record both in Congress and as a federal prosecutor, would run against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in 2018. However, the congressman is officially saying he will... 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

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

Rep. Tom Reed holds Yates County round table

Monday morning at Glenora Wine Cellars, Congressman Tom Reed (R, N.Y. 23) held a round table meeting to hear the concerns of winery, brewery, and distillery owners. Reed came prepared to talk about tax reform, especially for corporations and business investments, but the business people were more concerned with other problems. Their list includes: the Trump Administration’s immigration crackdown which... 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

Wednesday will be rainy in the FLX

Showers in the morning will lead to a steady rain in the Finger Lakes on Wednesday. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil the following forecast is expected for Wednesday: “After two nice days, it is back to the April showers in the Finger Lakes as a pair of storm systems will move into the region. One of these systems... more

Switzer makes history: ‘261’ retired at Boston Marathon

Running has been a part of Kathrine Switzer’s life for over half-a-century. This year’s Boston Marathon marked the 50 Year Anniversary of her historic run, which happened in 1967 — as she became the first female to compete in the race. Now 70-years-old, she ran the event again — finishing with an official time of 4:44:31, which was an 8th... more

FLX FORECAST: Week will start sunny, but end cloudy and soggy

Skies will become increasingly sunny Monday and Tuesday, but the second half of the week looks stormy and wet. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil things are going to get soggy in the second half of the week as the pattern becomes a little more active. In the meantime, Montreuil had the following to report about the first half... more
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