SURVIVE & ADVANCE: Syracuse edges Arizona State; will face TCU Friday night (full coverage)

Syracuse staged a late second half comeback to edge the Arizona State Sun Devils in their NCAA opening round match-up on Wednesday night, 60-56. Oshae Brissett led the Orange with 23 points and 12 rebounds while Tyus Battle added 15 including a late three-pointer to give Syracuse the lead for good. Syracuse will now face TCU on Friday night at... more

Snow, wind will remain locked in the FLX through day (full coverage)

Wednesday will be a snowy, cold, blustery day making it feel like mid-winter, despite spring being a short time away. Check out the latest forecast information below as winter continues to thrash the Finger Lakes. *** PLANNING FORECAST AT A GLANCE *** – Areas of lake effect snow will continue throughout the day, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil.... more

Assembly Republicans aim to chip away at ‘unfunded mandates’ through new plan

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) and members of the Minority Conference unveiled a phased-in plan to address the burdensome New York State Medicaid program on Monday. The plan would provide much-needed relief to local budgets – hit hard by ‘unfunded mandates’. The proposal would require the state to take over the local share of Medicaid and stimulate faster... more

Finger Lakes Cornhole announces March events

Finger Lakes Cornhole has partnered with Bottomless Brewery and TJ’s Dipping Sauce to host a indoor cornhole league. The league will meet on Friday nights starting with a Kickoff event this Friday March 16th! The league officially begins on March 23rd through April 27th. The cost is $40 per team due Week 1. The Grand Prize is a Finger Lakes... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Trailblazers PAC founder Leslie Danks Burke talks transparency, political engagement (podcast)

Government transparency. They are two words frequently debate, and discussed within the realm of politics, but one group says they’re working harder than any other in the region to restore faith in elections through civic engagement. The Trailblazers PAC, founded by Leslie Danks Burke is designed to educate citizens and candidates, and get more folks politically engaged. PAC endorsed candidates... more

Lakeshore Drive temporarily shut down in Canandaigua on Monday (photos)

Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua was re-opened late Monday morning after an incident, which involved a ‘distraught person’, according to reports. Police told the Canandaigua Messenger that, “The individual was located, and negotiators from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and the Canandaigua Police Department were able to speak with the individual, and ultimately were able take the individual safely into custody... more

Man robbed Monday morning in front of Dunkin Donuts in Auburn

A man was robbed at knife point in front of the Dunkin Donuts on Genesee Street in Auburn on Monday, according to the Auburn Police Department. Reporting by the Auburn Citizen indicates that a witness saw three males approach another male, who was in his 30s as he was walking down the street during the early-morning hours of Monday. One... more

Dam floodgates to open to drain excess Lake Ontario water

Floodgates are being opened at a New York Power Authority dam in Massena to spill excess water from Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River. The gates at Long Sault Dam are scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Monday. The power authority says there will be rapidly changing river flows downstream. Outflows from Lake Ontario are established weekly by the... more

Jay-Z and Beyonce are coming to Buffalo

Jay-Z and Beyoncé are bringing the OTR II tour to New Era Field on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 19th at 12pm. Tickets range $25- $325 (includes $5 Facility Maintenance Fee) and can be purchased online at LiveNation.com, Ticketsmaster.com or Charge By Phone at 1-800-745-3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. All... more

State Police: Lyons crash leads to multiple charges for pair

State Police say that two people were arrested after an accident on Debusse Road in Lyons. Shawn D. Rivera-Shuler, 22, of Newark and Kamel M. Davis, 22, of Rochester were arrested on different charges. Troopers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Sunday. According to police Davis was found to be driving on a suspended license — which resulted... more

Marc Molinaro on track to lock up GOP nomination to challenge Cuomo

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is approaching the threshold necessary to secure the Republican gubernatorial nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Molinaro has been endorsed by 27 GOP county chairs. His latest supporter is Courtney Greene, chairwoman of the Orange County Republican Committee. Greene lauded Molinaro for his record of success as an elected official. “A tax cutter, a... more

Macedon man charged with DWI after crash

On Sunday a 20-year-old Macedon man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash on State Route 21 in Williamson. Jonathan H. Peck, 20, was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08% or greater, unsafe tires, moving from lane unsafely, failure to notify DMV of a change of address on license and... more

Police: Utica man accused of rape at Auburn hotel

A 27-year-old Utica man faces multiple charges, including felony first-degree rape after an incident, which unfolded on Sunday. Police say Joseph McGrew Jr., 27, of Utica provided alcohol to a 20-year-old female in Auburn. The victim says that while she was asleep McGrew Jr. had sexual intercourse with her, and was unable to give consent due to her condition. The... more

Auburn cyclist found unconscious in front of Savannah Bank on State Street

A bicyclist was found unconscious in the roadway near the intersection of State Street and Arterial East in Auburn Sunday night, according to the Auburn fire and police departments. The cyclist, a 64-year-old Auburn man, was discovered in the northbound lane on State Street in front of Savannah Bank by a passerby at around 11 p.m., police said. First responders... more

Police: Canandaigua man threatened another with a knife during altercation

Police say a 64-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested after brandishing a knife during physical altercation. Steven Flood Sr., 64, of Canandaigua was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing, as well as endangering the welfare of a child. Flood is accused of getting into an altercation with another male, and in the process brandishing... more

Twisted Rail becomes a ‘staple’ for downtown Geneva

Over the past few years, Twisted Rail Brewing Company has become a staple stopping place for the Finger Lakes. In an area renowned for locally-brewed beverages, the microbrewery has found success in this niche market. With two popular locations in Canandaigua and Macedon, the owners of Twisted Rail recently decided to open their Seneca Lake Tasting Room in downtown Geneva.... more

Police: Canandaigua man violates order of protection during domestic incident

A 36-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested on March 4th around 9:15 a.m. and remanded to the Ontario County Jail after a domestic incident involving a female. Police say that Armeal Whitfield, 36, was charged with aggravated family offense, unlawful imprisonment, and first-degree criminal contempt after the argument, which turned physical. Whitfield is accused of physically preventing the female from leaving... more
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