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Bills hang on and defeat Titans, 14-7 (full coverage)

BILLS GAME DAY: Buffalo looks to bounce back in Tennessee (preview, media & info)
The Buffalo Bills beat the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, finding a way to pull out the 14-7 victory. It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies, but it was a solid win over an AFC contender. Bills fans were clamoring for the team to activate rookie receiver Duke Williams off its practice squad since he didn’t make the team after an eye-opening... more

FLX WEEKLY: Liz & Marshall from Woody’s Bar & Grille and your October weekend ahead (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Liz & Marshall from Woody’s Bar & Grille and your October weekend ahead (podcast)
Chef Marshall Grady & Liz Comatis from Woody’s Bar & Grille are in-studio as we sample the world famous Bleu Bayou chicken wings along with 7 other unique chicken wing flavors and preview the first weekend of October here in the Finger Lakes. . more

Box truck driver ticketed after slamming into tractor, wagon in Hammondsport on Rt. 14A

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Deputies say that a Hammondsport man suffered minor injuries when a box truck crashed into a tractor, which was pulling a wagon on Route 14A near Hoyt Road. The crash happened on Wednesday around 8 a.m. Deputies say Nelson Weaver, 29, of Hammondsport was traveling north with a wagon attached to his tractor when a commercial box truck collided with... more

Meeting details massive $15.5M project at Midlakes

Meeting details massive $15.5M project at Midlakes
Residents in the Phelps-Clifton Springs School District could be going to the polls in December to vote on a $15.5 million capital project. Public hearings will be held at 6 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21 in the school board conference room at Midlakes Elementary, followed by regularly scheduled board meetings at 6:30 p.m. The board is expected to approve the... more

After sex abuse case dismissed in Wayne County, Sodus man arrested again on same charges

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Sheriff Barry Virts says the sex abuse charges filed and dropped last week against a Sodus resident have been re-filed. In an updated press release Wednesday afternoon, Virts said that Robert J. Olmstead, 51, of Sodus was arrested after an investigation that spanned nearly one year. Olmstead was accused of engaging in oral sex with a 10-year-old female in July... more

What kind of sentence could former Representative Chris Collins receive?

What kind of sentence could former Representative Chris Collins receive?
Chris Collins was elected to four terms in Congress, but this week resigned, and then admitted his guilt in an insider trading case. An upcoming pre-sentencing investigation will determine just how drastically his life could change moving forward. Sentencing guidelines call for Collins to receive about four years in prison, but the judge has discretion to hand the now-convicted felon whatever sentence... more

Debunking flu shot myths ahead of winter, flu season

Debunking flu shot myths ahead of winter, flu season
To get the flu shot or not, that’s the debate amongst many Americans. If you ask the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, nearly half, 48 percent are skipping out and pharmacists are warning, you should get one. Wegmans pharmacist Bill Wojnowicz told NewsChannel 9 the peak of flu season is December/January but we’ve already had a case this year, so... more

Liquor authority may force restaurants to choose between delivery apps, serving alcohol

Delivery dilemma: NY restaurants may have to choose between delivery apps or booze
To serve, or not to serve? Restaurants in New York state may soon be forced to choose between using delivery service apps or serving booze. It’s part of a recent proposal from the New York State Liquor Authority. Under the proposal – which is currently in draft stage, the liquor authority says – restaurant owners either need to keep delivery fees at... more

Don’t expect a special election anytime soon to replace Collins in 27th

Don’t expect a special election anytime soon to replace Collins in 27th
The special election to fill the newly opened seat in New York’s 27th District will not be tied to the upcoming November election a month from now. The seat is vacant because of Chris Collins’ guilty plea in a federal court Tuesday. Collins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and making false statements. “I think it’s a reminder that... more

REDI initiative grants continues to take shape, local match lowered from 15 to 5 percent

REDI initiative grants continues to take shape, local match lowered from 15 to 5 percent
Albany has announced several updates regarding the Regional Economic Development Initiative. That initiative is aimed at providing assistance to municipalities along the Lake Ontario shoreline after another year of flooding and damaging waves. In a letter released Tuesday, initiative co-chairs Basil Seggos and Eric Gertler said the state will now only require local or county governments to match five percent... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Camera touts experience, desire to make life better in Geneva

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Camera touts experience, desire to make Geneva stronger in council race
Two-term City Councilor Ken Camera is seeking re-election this November to Ward 4 on behalf of the Democratic Party in Geneva. After graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1972, Camera got involved in community activism and local politics. “I was always interested in what city government was doing,” Camera said. Eventually, he threw himself into a few races... more

State AG leading charge to stop proposal allowing debt collectors to use social media

State AG leading charge to stop proposal allowing debt collectors to use social media
Debt collectors could be allowed to start contacting people through social media. A proposed bill through the consumer Financial Protection Bureau would authorize debt collects to use social media as a form of communication. New York’s Attorney general has joined 28 others around the country to put a stop to this proposal. An estimated 49 million people in the country... more

NTSB releases report on Schoharie limousine crash

NTSB releases report on Schoharie limousine crash
The National Transportation Safety Board released its safety recommendation report Wednesday on the October 6, 2018 limousine crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie. The report details a number of findings primarily related to passenger safety and the lap/seat belt effectiveness of the stretch limo involved in the crash. The NTSB found that while the crash was not survivable for... more

Tompkins County Legislators approve rifle hunting resolution

Tompkins County Legislators approve rifle hunting resolution
A Rifle hunting resolution in Tompkins County was approved by the Legislature during a meeting on Tuesday night. A split vote of 8-6, decided to seek State authorization to allow rifle hunting for deer and bear in Tompkins County, but leaves open the opportunity to review the matter in two years. According to the Tompkins County Legislature, several legislators said... more

As waterfront development makes waves, Ithaca drafts guide for developers

As waterfront development makes waves, Ithaca drafts guide for developers
If you follow local development news regularly, you’ll know there has been growing interest in Ithaca’s waterfront. As such, the city has drafted a plan to help guide future projects, encouraging affordable housing, mixed-use development, public access to the waterfront, and multi-modal transportation options. City officials are reviewing the final draft of the planning department’s Phase II Comprehensive Plan for... more

Newark CSD spotlighted by local media in Rochester

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Morning television feature reporter Michael Schwartz is visiting and spotlighting a different high school every Friday morning on Good Day Rochester’s early “Friday Morning Lights” segments through the end of October to talk to the students, athletes and club members. On September 27th, the Newark Reds were gearing up for the Big Homecoming Weekend Friday evening football game against Wayne... more

Newark-based Ultralife scores $14.4M U.S. military contract

Newark-based Ultralife scores $14.4M U.S. military contract
Officials at Ultralife Corp. say the company has received a $14.4 million contract from the U.S. Government’s Defense Logistics Agency for its lithium manganese dioxide, non-rechargeable batteries. The batteries are used in a number of military applications — from detectors to imaging. A release from the Newark-based company said the award “consists of a three-year base contract with two one-year... more
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