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Syracuse police: Weedsport man arrested for allegedly stealing car, fleeing scene

A Weedsport man was arrested by the Syracuse Police Department Wednesday for allegedly stealing a vehicle and fleeing. Robert Stryker, 47, of 2757 East St., was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer. Around 12:55 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Salina Street, a... more

Sun returns for Wednesday; remainder of week looks unsettled

The weather is going to improve on Wednesday, which will make it arguably the best weather day of the week. That said, the nice, rain-free forecast will be short lived as rain makes its way back into the region on Thursday and Friday. While FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil wouldn’t guarantee a completely rain free Wednesday, he and other forecasters... more

Finger Lakes wineries join national organization for weekend symposium

Women for WineSense is a national organization dedicated to wine education, leadership and networking. Its roots date back nearly three decades — and how it was born is as interesting as the fermentation process itself. Michaela Rodeno and Julie Johnson founded Women for WineSense in 1990. They were prompted by their children coming home from school and asking “Why are... more

A summer day in Central NY that felt like spring, looked like winter

It was a very weird weather day in Central New York today. The high temperature in Syracuse at dinner time was only 54 degrees. That’s more like mid-April than the first week of summer. And hail fell so thick in some parts of Central New York it looked like snow. Residents of Barneveld and Holland Patent, in north-central Oneida County,... more

Thunderstorms popping up throughout the FLX

Thunderstorms are firing up in the Finger Lakes this afternoon. Those heading outdoors are urged to use caution, as the National Weather Service issued warnings for a couple storms that passed through Yates, Seneca, and Cayuga counties during the afternoon. While no watches have been issued for the entire region, thunderstorms have been popping up for the last few days... more

Finger Lakes Forecast: Work week begins showery, cool

The weather looks like it will start out active in the Finger Lakes, as showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for both Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will also be cooler-than-normal, which will be welcomed relief for some – after some humid weather over the last few weeks. Temperatures will moderate as the work week moves forward, with the weekend... more

NY wine, wine chief on the move

New York’s 20 wine trails aren’t lost on Sam Filler, who recently took the helm at the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. The newly dubbed executive director of the organization is on the road most of the time, leaving his Manhattan home to talk with winemakers, meet with industry groups and delve deeper into the business of boosting an... more

SUNY trustees raise tuition on in-state students … again

State University of New York students are going to be paying more. At least those who don’t qualify for the Governor’s new Excelsior Scholarship. The SUNY board of trustees voted on Wednesday to raise tuition 3.1 percent. It brings tuition up to $6,670 for in-state students attending any four-year colleges. Opponents of the increase, which breaks down to $200 called... more

Unsettled weather returns for Finger Lakes

The next couple days are going to be wet in the Finger Lakes. Rain chances are going to gradually increase throughout the day on Thursday, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. He says that a slow-moving frontal boundary will be the blame, but that the whole region shouldn’t expect to see a washout at any point in the day.... more

Nozzolio tapped to lead economic development initiative for Finger Lakes

A private institution with deep business and family roots in the area announced a major new initiative that will promote the Finger Lakes region as a great place for business enterprise. Leading the effort will be former New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio. Citing the Finger Lakes region’s outstanding natural beauty and livability, record numbers of tourists and wine and... more

DEC expands water quality monitoring program to all 11 Finger Lakes

All 11 Finger Lakes will now have citizen scientists collecting water quality data that is state-certified, a new development spurred on by the Finger Lakes Water Hub. Scott Cook, supervisor for the hub, said the expansion of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program, often called CSLAP, was huge. Hub staff along with Chief of the... more

Summer kicks off with sun, mid-70s for Finger Lakes

If mid-70s with plenty of sunshine is something you like — then summer is going to get off to the right start. Wednesday is going to see temperatures into the mid-70s, with low-humidity, and mostly sunny skies. While a brief rain shower cannot be ruled out completely, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil — a vast majority of the... more

State Senate, Assembly approve more Lake Ontario flood relief funds

Lawmakers approved legislation Monday that would provide $90 million aid for homeowners, businesses and local communities impacted by flooding on the Lake Ontario shoreline and area waterways. The “Great Lake Flood Recovery and Mitigation Relief Act,” cosponsored by Sen. Patty Richie (R-Oswegatchie) and Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne (D-Theresa) passed both legislative chambers Monday and provides grants up to $100,000 for... more

NY tuition help at private colleges: Colgate opts out; Cornell, Wells College in

Colgate University has decided to join Le Moyne College in declining to take part in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new initiative that offers tuition assistance for students in New York private schools. Colgate, a prestigious private school in Hamilton, believes the program’s requirements for graduates to live in New York for up to four years are too restrictive, a school administrator... more

Pleasant days coming for FLX

The forecast looks good through the middle of the week. It’ll get a little wet, with showers and perhaps some steady rain making their way into the region for the end of the week, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. Montreuil says a few showers are possible on Tuesday and Wednesday, but that both days will be mostly dry... more

Flooding possible as thunderstorms develop on Friday

Thunderstorms with heavy downpours, which could lead to some flash flooding is expected to develop this afternoon. Around 3 pm is when FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says the storms will begin to fire up, which could lead to some poor drainage flooding. He says the atmosphere is primed for these heavy, torrential downpours along with the storms firing ahead... more

GALLERY: Looking back at the Father’s Day storm

The weather was active on Father’s Day. While temperatures soared throughout the afternoon hours, the sky turned vibrant as a line of strong and severe thunderstorms moved through between 6 pm and 8 pm. There were some power outages, but most of the region had power restored by midnight. Send us photos of weather as it happens via Facebook or... more

Storms lead to power outages in FLX (photos)

While the strong and severe thunderstorms that moved through the Finger Lakes on Father’s Day packed quite a punch, the big impact after the storms passed wasn’t the flooding or physical damage to property. Rather it was the power outages, which left thousands without power in the central portions of the Finger Lakes. Here are the latest outage numbers: Cayuga:... more
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