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More charges filed after Canandaigua murder, as suspect appears in court again

Fairport man’s murder case moves forward in Ontario County
New charges have been filed against the man who was already facing a number of charges for the stabbing death of Julia Baker. That incident unfolded on January 2nd in Canandaigua when William Fricke, 67, entered a home on West Lake Road, and stabbed Baker and Dennis Gruttadaro. Gruttadoro survived, but Baker died from her injuries. Fricke and Baker had... more

Cuomo calls for judicial discretion, says he won’t sign budget without bail law changes

Cuomo calls for judicial discretion, says he won’t sign budget without bail law changes
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he won’t sign a budget for the upcoming year unless there are changes made to the law that he pushed through in 2019. The law eliminated cash bail for most misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes. Cuomo said he’s in favor of eliminating cash bail entirely, but wants to allow judges to have discretion over whether to keep... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Nationally recognized Indigenous rights lawyer weighs in on Cayuga Nation conflict (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Managing lawyer with Indigenous rights law firm weighs in on Cayuga Nation dispute (podcast)
On episode #220 of the Inside the FLX podcast Gabriel Galanda, the managing lawyer of Galanda Broadman, an Indigenous rights law firm stationed out of Seattle, Washington weighs in on the latest chapter of the longstanding Cayuga Nation leadership conflict. Last week, a takeover included destruction of several buildings along State Route 89 in the town of Seneca Falls. Galanda... more

Two officers hurt, inmate charged with felony assault after incident at Seneca County jail

Two officers hurt after assault at Seneca County Correctional Facility
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 25-year-old inmate following an assault at the jail. On February 21st Quondall D. Davis, 25, initiated a physical altercation with an officers at the jail. Sheriff Tim Luce says two corrections officers were hurt as result of the incident. Investigators charged Davis with two counts of second-degree assault, a felony,... more

Headaches uncovered as NYS moves closer to cashless tolling along Thruway

Headaches uncovered as NYS moves closer to cashless tolling along Thruway
Cashless tolling is coming on the New York State Thruway. Lawmakers are raising concerns because of issues that have been exposed downstate, as cashless tolling rolls out there. Drivers with E-ZPass reported issues with billing. Some said they were billed incorrect amounts, or fined based on their tag not being read properly. “When cashless tolling was first deployed, we saw... more

Woodtex in Yates County closes up shop, customers left without sheds they paid for

Woodtex in Yates County closes up shop, customers left without sheds they paid for
What’s the deal at Woodtex? The company has apparently gone out of business, and without much warning at that. The company was formed back in 1983. It’s founder, Sanford Lapp, moved from Pennsylvania to Yates County. Sheds, barns, gazebos, horse barns, and garages were the areas of focus. Small structures, which were popular items in the rural Finger Lakes. Lapp’s... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Gallahan talks campaign for New York State Assembly (podcast)

LIVE AT 8:15 AM: Jeff Gallahan talks campaign for New York State Assembly (podcast)
Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan was the first Republican to enter the race to succeed longtime Assemblyman Brian Kolb in the 131st District. On episode #219 of the Inside the FLX podcast, he goes in-depth on the issues, as we take a closer look at his campaign to represent the heart of the Finger Lakes in Albany. New episodes of... more

Could Child Victims Act get extended in New York?

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Will the Child Victims Act get extended? Some lawmakers want to see that happen. Advocates around the state say that the window, which was opened by legislation action during the last budget cycle, should be opened for a lengthier period of time. Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’s hesitant about extending the window. The deadline for expiration at this point remains... more

President Storey inauguration scheduled at Keuka for May 1st

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Commencement won’t be the only momentous day on the Keuka College calendar this May. The College has scheduled the inauguration of its 20th president, Amy Storey, on Friday, May 1st. President Storey, who was named to the office permanently in May 2019 after serving on an interim basis for 10 months, is the third woman to lead the 130-year-old institution. “President... more

RADIO REPLAY: Top seed Waterloo girls open postseason & Mynderse hosts Bath-Haverling (FL1 Sports)

Top seed Waterloo girls open postseason & Mynderse hosts Bath-Haverling
Two more live postseason games were on the slate Friday night on FL1 Sports as Quarterfinal Weekend in boys and girls high school basketball game Sectional play continues across Section V. First, starting at 6:00 pm the #1 seed Waterloo Indians hosted #8 Hornell Red Raiders in the Class B1 girls bracket. Paul Russo & Nick Felice had the call on FL1... more

O’Mara blasts Farm Laborers Wage Board

O’Mara blasts Farm Laborers Wage Board
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats) voiced opposition to any moves by the “Farm Laborers Wage Board” to change the 60-hour threshold for overtime. The overtime threshold was part of a comprehensive “Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act” enacted by Governor Cuomo and the Legislature last year. O’Mara voted against the Act and singled out the Wage Board provision for particular... more

BARCLAY: Cutting library funding would hurt communities across NYS

BARCLAY: Cutting library funding would hurt communities across NYS
New York state’s local libraries are institutions that provide educational materials, meeting spaces, internet and computer access and a sense of community to their patrons. They are invaluable. Yet, Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget reduces their aid by $5 million and slashes construction aid grants by $20 million. This is a dangerous proposition that makes little sense and has become an... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman violated court order, charged with contempt

Police: Seneca Falls woman violated court order, charged with contempt
Police report the arrest of a 38-year-old following violation of a court order. Alisha Simmons, 38, of Seneca Falls was charged with second-degree criminal contempt after police received a report that she violated an order of protection. She was arrested and released on an appearance ticket. The charge will be answered at a later date. more

Syracuse defeats Hobart 21-13, wins seventh straight Kraus-Simmons Trophy (full coverage)

ORANGE-HOBART LIVE COVERAGE: Syracuse defeats Hobart 21-13, wins seventh straight Kraus-Simmons Trophy
The trophy is back where it belongs for the seventh-straight season after No. 3 Syracuse (4-0) successfully retained the Kraus-Simmons trophy by defeating Hobart (3-1), 21-13. Career days from Tucker Dordevic (5-2) and Brendan Curry (5-1) in the first midfield propelled the Orange offense to its second 21-goal output on the year and secures a five-goal game from every member of the top midfield... more

SECTIONAL FRIDAY REPORT: FL East girls dominant on Friday night; Lyons, Red Jacket, Gananda & Whitman slide into Class C boys semis

SECTIONAL FRIDAY REPORT: FL East girls dominant on Friday night; Lyons, Red Jacket, Gananda & Whitman slide into Class C boys semis
There was a full slate of Section V boys and girls postseason high school basketball games on Friday night to kick off the quarterfinal rounds which continues Saturday. It was a successful night for the Finger Lakes East girls, in particular, as almost every East team advanced to the Class B1 and B2 semifinals. The only loss was Midlakes who... more

Yankees’ Domingo Germán involved in car accident in Dominican Republic

Yankees’ Domingo Germán involved in car accident in Dominican Republic
Yankees pitcher Domingo German was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Thursday. Manager Aaron Boone confirmed the reports of the accident, making it clear that German was uninjured. “He’s fine,” Boone said. “He was in the car. Driver side, back seat. He’s been to the complex (in the Dominican Republic). He got checked out. He is fine.” Two others were injured... more
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