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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

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

Several hospitalized after five car crash in Newark

Newark Police say that five people were sent to the hospital after a five car crash at the intersection of Finch St. and West Union St in Newark. The crash happened around 8 pm when one driver, identified as 53-year-old Kevin Bowles of Williamson failed to brake and drove between the four vehicles, which were stopped at the intersection. Two... more

Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

UPDATE: Overnight shelter opened in Wayne Co. as thousands remain without power

Wayne County Emergency Management announced on Thursday that an overnight shelter has been established by the Red Cross at Cross Creek Church on Canandaigua Rd. in Macedon. Officials say that the shelter opened at 5 pm and would be welcoming those who are dealing with the continued power outages, as temperatures plummet over the next several days. Forecasters say that... more

Williamson sex offender fails to update photo

A Williamson man is facing charges after he failed to comply with requirements associated with the sex offender registry. Joseph Stratton, 27, of Williamson did not update his photograph as prescribed in New York State Corrections Law in December 2016, according to deputies. He was arrested on March 8th and charged with failure to provide an updated photograph — a... more

Sectionals: Newark girls shock in Class B; South Seneca girls roll (full coverage)

Thirty-four Section V boys basketball teams and a whopping sixty girls teams were in action on Wednesday night for the final night of opening round Sectional action. Only two Wayne-Finger Lakes boys teams took the court, Geneva in Class A2 and Romulus in D2, and both lost. The Canandaigua boys would advance with a 26 point win. On the girls... more

Big wins for W-FL teams on opening night of Sectional basketball (full coverage)

Fifty-six high school basketball teams from throughout Section V were in action on opening night of Sectional play on Tuesday night and several W-FL teams advanced to the quarterfinals. Full results from the entire slate of games on Tuesday night in Section V, updated tournament brackets and upcoming schedule below…   TUESDAY NIGHT OPENING ROUND SCOREBOARD: CLASS B BOYS  (Updated... 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

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

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

Wayne County joins others across state in search of mandate relief

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wayne County Administrator Rick House joined other officials from across the state to lobby in Albany for unfunded mandate relief. House visited the Governor’s mansion with other members of the New York State Association of Counties, which represents county leaders all across the state, to seek some relief from state mandates.... more

W-FL Monday: Marcus Whitman makes it 14 straight with win over Red Jacket

With just 10 days remaining in Section V basketball’s regular season, the new week got underway on Monday night with three games involving Wayne-Finger Lakes teams. The lone game in the Finger Lakes West saw Marcus Whitman continuing their dominance over league foes this season with a win at Red Jacket to extend their unbeaten streak to 14. In other... more

W-FL Saturday: Gananda takes Midlakes to OT; Tyler Norris scores 42

North-Rose Wolcott senior Tyler Norris has had quite a career and he just keeps adding to his 1,000+ point scoring total. On Saturday night he recorded a career-high 42 points in a loss to Williamson and currently is responsible for six of the top 10 single-game high scores by an individual this season in all of the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues.... more

Wayne County Clerk urges residents to renew locally at your DMV

By Tammy Whitacre For years, Wayne County Clerk Michael Jankowski has worked to educate residents when it comes to helping the county they live in. The “notice to Wayne County residents” urges them to bring their renewals for vehicle registration and driver’s licenses to their local Department of Motor Vehicles in Lyons and forgo returning the payment in the pre-addressed... more

W-FL Thursday: Clyde downs rival Lyons, ER keeps pace

Clyde-Savannah entered Thursday night’s game against Lyons with a 3-game lead over the Lions and a 2.5 game lead over East Rochester in the Wayne County Standings. In a game streamed live on FL1 Sports, the Golden Eagles ran away from Lyons for their second win over their rival for the second time this season while East Rochester kept pace... more
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