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Manchester barn destroyed by fire

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Fire crews were called to a structure fire in Ontario County over the holiday weekend. By the time first responders arrived – a small barn was fully-involved. Here's what #Manchester and #Shortsville firefighters saw when they arrived at the State Street, Manchester residence late Saturday afternoon. #MPNnow pic.twitter.com/nBkzwV6BYG — Mike Murphy (@MPN_MikeMurphy) August 31, 2019 The fire destroyed the structure,... more

Virus from mosquito detected on Ontario County horse

Virus from mosquito detected on Ontario County horse
The Ontario County Public Health received notice that a 1-year-old horse tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first time EEE has been documented in a mammal in Ontario County. Ontario County Public Health is working with the New York State Department of Health and Agriculture to notify horse owners, veterinarians, and the public. Enhanced surveillance for... more

Lake Ontario home repair application information released

Lake Ontario home repair application information released
Financial assistance information for private homeowners who suffered along Lake Ontario has officially been released by New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in early August that $20 million from the state’s REDI Commission would be available for neighbors looking to repair damage to their homes or property. However, an application window was not released until Friday, August 30. The... more

Investigation remains active after second fatality reported in Brutus crash from Aug. 23rd

Investigation remains active after second fatality reported in Brutus crash from Aug. 23rd
Investigators say they are still working to understand what led to a crash in the Town of Brutus on Route 31 last week. The crash happened on Friday, August 23rd. State Police say 83-year-old John Szozda, of Throop died shortly after the crash. Meanwhile, 34-year-old Erin Price, of Syracuse died on Monday at Upstate University Hospital. The Citizen reports that... more

Sports betting off to a positive start at del Lago

Sports betting off to a positive start at del Lago
The college and professional football seasons aren’t in full swing, but there were plenty of wagers placed at the new DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County. The casino reported $83,516 in sports wagering gross gaming revenue for the week ending Sunday, Aug. 25. The sportsbook was open for a portion of the week. It didn’t open... more

Episode #186: Discussing the GateHouse-Gannett merger on Inside the FLX (podcast)

Episode #186: Discussing the GateHouse-Gannett merger on Inside the FLX (podcast)
Earlier this month the news and newspaper industry was rocked by the headlines that Gannett and GateHouse would be joining forces in a merger of epic proportions. The $1.4 billion deal clears way for what New Media CEO Mike Reed says will be better, stronger journalism. That said, not everyone takes the merger as a sign of ‘good times’. Rather,... more

THE DEBRIEF: How economic, workforce development succeeds & fails in the FLX (podcast)

WATCH LIVE AT 9:45: The Debrief Podcast returns with Augustine, Baker, and Durso
Summer is nearly over, but that only means that things are getting busier in the FL1 Studio. This week, Jackie Augustine, Ted Baker, and Josh Durso are in-studio breaking down the last two week’s biggest headlines. Topics up for discussion on this week’s podcast include: – The latest on the Huntington Building in Seneca Falls; – The Finger Lakes Workforce... more

NYS Tax Dept. warns of fake letters demanding immediate payment

NYS Tax Dept. warns of fake letters demanding immediate payment
People living in New York have been receiving fake letters that demand immediate payment for supposed outstanding tax debt and make threats. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an alert Friday about the fake letter, saying that the threatening letter should not be taken seriously. The Department outlined specific information to look for on letters to... more

Deputies: Man sexually abused child for 3 months at Wolcott home

Deputies: Man sexually abused child for 3 months at Wolcott home
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Syracuse man on predatory sex assault charges following an investigation. Christopher J. Fahrson, 51, of Syracuse was arrested after it was reported to deputies that he had sexual contact with a child less than 13-years-old. The incidents took place over the course of several months, according to investigators with the... more

State’s top court affirms Seneca Co. assault conviction

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The state’s highest court has upheld the conviction of a man who disfigured his ex-girlfriend in Seneca County. In a decision issued Thursday, the New York Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the conviction of Don Sipp. In 2017, a jury found Sipp guilty of second-degree assault, a class D felony. Then-County Judge Dennis Bender, who has since retired, sentenced Sipp... more

Three hurt, one seriously, in Henrietta Thruway crash Friday

Three hurt, one seriously, in Henrietta Thruway crash Friday
Three people were hurt, one seriously, in a crash on the New York State Thruway Friday afternoon in Henrietta. The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. on the westbound Thruway near mile marker 362 in Henrietta. Firefighters say one vehicle was involved, and that one individual was ejected. The individual who was ejected was said to be in serious condition. That... more

How well do you know the history of The Great New York State Fair?

How well do you know the history of The Great New York State Fair?
The Great New York State Fair has a long history with many milestone moments. Here are some keys ones you can use to stump your friends while out at the fairgrounds: 1832 – In February the New York State Agricultural Society was founded in Albany by a group of farmers, legislators, and others to promote agricultural improvement and local fairs. 1841 –... more

Employees surprised as last local Ruby Tuesday closes

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The last Ruby Tuesday in the Rochester area has closed permanently. Employees arrived at the restaurant on West Ridge Road in Greece Friday morning to find a paper posted on the door telling them the business won’t be reopening. Dennis Latinville has worked at this Ruby Tuesday location for 17 years. He showed up Friday afternoon in his uniform for his... more
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