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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

Sen. Helming to tour homes, businesses along Lake Ontario dealing with flooding

On Saturday, New York State Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) will join local officials in Wayne County to visit homes and businesses, which have been dealing with a raised flood threat as Lake Ontario continues to rise. Sen. Helming will be joined by Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors and Sodus Town Supervisor Steve LeRoy, and Village of Sodus... more

Red Creek mother charged with assaulting weeks-old child

State police charged a Wayne County mother after they say her 7-week-old child showed up at the hospital with broken bones. Melissa Blanchard, 22 of Red Creek, is charged with reckless assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers say the child was taken to an Oswego hospital earlier this month where he was found to have three fractures.... more

High water on Lake Ontario: Who’s to blame?

The waters of Lake Ontario, already at their highest point in a quarter-century, are continuing to rise. Shoreline property is flooding and erosion is worsening — and the lake level is expected to go up at least another four inches and quite possibly more by mid-summer. In Monroe County, the Lake Ontario shore is lined with modest cottages, palatial homes... 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

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... more

FLX WEEKLY: The final show ever from the original FingerLakes1.com Studios (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso and Jessamy Uticone for the final live stream in the current FingerLakes1.com Studio after over 2,000 episodes over the past 8 years. After the live show on Wednesday, the studio will be disassembled and moved, with the entire offices of FingerLakes1.com, Inc. to a new home inside the North Park Building across town... 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

Pal-Mac shuts down Geneva in Finger Lakes battle

he Geneva Panthers couldn’t get anything going offensively as Palmyra-Macedon cruised to a 10-2 victory in a Finger Lakes boys lacrosse showdown on Tuesday night. The only true lifeline for Geneva came from junior goalie Jacob Drennen who tallied an impressive 24 saves. FL Times: Read More 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

Benefit aids Williamson grandmother with medical expenses

A special benefit will be held to help a Williamson grandmother fighting cancer. Sandy Wickman has been fighting three different types of cancer over the past five years. Sandy is now undergoing treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. The treatment requires Sandy to travel to Rochester General Hospital every other day – that is when she is well enough to be... 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

Organizers hold successful cleanup on Earth Day in Wayne Co.

As part of Earth Day on April 21st, the Canal Corporation and the Parks & Trails of NY established Canal Clean Sweep. The Lock 30-Butterfly Nature Trail Volunteers joined the many volunteers to make this event locally such a special day and help celebrate the Bicentennial year beginning the construction of the Erie Canal. The Lock 30-Butterfly Nature Trail Volunteers,... 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

Newark man charged with DWI after driving car in ditch

Deputies in Wayne County arrested a Newark man, who is accused of drunk driving in Williamson. Deputies say that Christopher Concert, 25, of Newark drove off the north side of the roadway on State Rt. 104 — striking several small trees and finally coming to rest in a ditch. When investigators arrived on scene, they say they found his car... 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
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