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POWERBALL: Winning numbers for Saturday’s $361M jackpot?

Saturday’s Powerball drawing offered yet another chance at a really big lottery jackpot. If you’re feeling lucky, let’s hope you bought a ticket. Here are the winning numbers: 03-07-09-31-33, Powerball: 20, PowerPlay: 3X The estimated jackpot is $361 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $213 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even... more

PETITION: Reducing visitation at 17 maximum security prisons labeled ‘cruel’

A petition has been signed by more than 2,100 people opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to reduce visitation at New York’s 17 maximum security correctional facilities. As of Saturday afternoon, there are 2,102 supporters of the petition titled “Don’t Restrict Visits in NYS Prisons!” The petition calls the governor’s plan to alter the visitation policy “regressive, counterproductive and cruel.” –... more

Consignment sale draws thousands of horse lovers from across state

The Countrymax Saddle and Tack Consignment Sale is just a week away, but there’s still time to drop off items to sell. Known as the Black Friday in February in the equine world, the sale is next Friday and Saturday, February 24th and 25th. Countrymax representative Mandi Lenhard said people come from all over the state to buy and sell... more

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more

Lyons man arraigned on murder charge

The Wayne County man arrested after being accused of fatally stabbing another man at a Lyons rooming house last September has been charged with murder. Pedro Colon, 62, of Lyons, is accused of killing 41-year-old Hector Marquez on Sept. 2, following an argument at the Iroquois Hotel, where the two men resided. Colon was shackled and in a black-and-white striped... more

State plow truck overturns in Wayne County

Crews are on scene of a crash involving a state plow truck in Ontario. The truck overturned on Route 350 in Wayne County. There are no reported injuries. Route 350 North at Hennessy Road is currently closed while crews clean up the scene. The roadway has since been re-opened. Officials say an investigation into the matter is underway. Read more... more

Our Finger Lakes History: The Underground Railroad in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes a fascinating look at the history of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement of the late 1800,’s in the Finger Lakes. See the numerous buildings and homes that served as stations on the Underground Railroad throughout the region and learn about the individuals who played a part in aiding runaway freedom seekers who were... more

FLX will see February thaw over next week

It might feel more like mid-spring in the Finger Lakes this weekend, as temperatures rise into the 50s on Saturday before cooling down slightly on Sunday. The cool down will still leave temperatures about 10 degrees above normal for most of the region. However, a more pro-longed warmup is expected next week. Here is FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil’s forecast... more

State senators oppose Cuomo’s free tuition plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free tuition at state colleges and universities for students whose families earn no more than $125,000 annually is opposed by Cayuga County’s state Senate delegation. State Sens. John DeFrancisco, Pam Helming and Jim Seward said in separate interviews that they have concerns about Cuomo’s plan, which is included in his 2017-18 state budget proposal.... more

New York lawmakers propose program for crumbling water pipes

Small upstate New York communities faced with dilapidated wooden pipes rumored to be more than 100 years old need state money to repair water system infrastructure on the verge of collapse, a group of lawmakers said Thursday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined officials in proposing a program that would provide annual repair and maintenance funds to villages, towns and... more

Thomas Rouland burglary case heads to trial later this month

The Wayne County man previously named as a person of interest in the case involving the homicide of his estranged wife is set to go to trial on March 20 for a burglary charge. Thomas Rouland, 40, of Newark, was offered a plea deal by the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office that would have included a recommended prison sentence of... more

W-FL Thursday: Whitman’s 16-game win streak snapped on regular season’s final night

Non-league contests dotted the schedule on Thursday night, the final night of the regular season for Section V boys basketball teams. Some interesting, pre-Sectional match-ups that included Newark with a big comeback win at Batavia and Geneva picking up a win against School of the Arts. Marcus Whitman, who had won 16 straight games, hosted Class B Livonia and dropped... more

Virts named to STOP-DWI board

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts has been named western region chairperson for the New York State STOP-DWI Association board of directors. Virts began his 40-year career with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer and rose through the ranks, serving as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant and chief deputy. He was first elected sheriff in 2010 and appointed the... more

W-FL Wednesday: Whitman caps perfect FL West season with win in Naples

On Wednesday night, the Marcus Whitman Wildcats completed a perfect league schedule in the Finger Lakes West with a victory over Naples to cap their league slate with a 16-0 record. The Wildcats (16-0/16-2) host Livonia on Thursday night in a non-league contest on the final night of the regular season. On the final night of girls action, Pal-Mac topped... more

Parts of FLX battered by lake effect snow; active advisories for Wayne, Cayuga

A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is active for Northern Cayuga, Monroe, Onondaga, and Wayne counties from 4 pm on Wednesday through Thursday at 7 pm. The National Weather Service says heavy snow, wind gusts around 35 mph and temperatures staying below freezing will make for difficult travel along the Route 104 corridor. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould issued a travel... more

W-FL Tuesday: Klein & Norris have shootout for the ages as Creek beats NR-W in OT

With the final week of the regular season in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball, all the league titles have been decided but area teams are still jockeying for sectional seeds. The game of the night took place in Wolcott where North Rose-Wolcott senior Tyler Norris and Red Red senior Nick Klein put on a show in the second half and... more

Joint sewer plant proposed in Wayne County

Three Wayne County governments are in the early stages of planning a potential regional wastewater-treatment plant that would not only help the communities comply with environmental regulations but encourage business and residential development as well. The towns of Marion and Macedon, as well as the village of Palmyra, are considering a joint facility that would feature the latest wastewater treatment... more

FL Land Bank set to take action on delinquent properties

Two years after being formed, the Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank Corp. will take the first step toward acquiring and rehabilitating delinquent Seneca County properties. The corporation’s Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Legislative Conference Room on the third floor of the County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive. Land Bank President and CEO Peter Brown... more
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