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FLX FORECAST: Mugginess remains temporarily, then active weather pattern sets up

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Change is in the air. While parts of the Southern Tier saw serious rainfall – upwards of 4 inches in some places, which prompted closures of schools and roadways – the Finger Lakes escaped any serious issues as Florence passed through. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says an active pattern is setting up, which will prompt some changes in the... more

Auburn site among candidates for Prison City’s new brewery

Auburn site among candidates for Prison City’s new brewery
One possible location of Prison City Pub & Brewery’s long-awaited expansion has been identified. The Auburn brewpub’s owners, Dawn and Marc Schulz, have applied to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a use variance at 4022 Technology Park Blvd., according to a legal notice posted by the city. The variance would allow for the production of beer and the... more

Camillus man, accused in triple-fatal wreck, wants to withdraw plea

Camillus man, accused in triple-fatal wreck, wants to withdraw plea
Anthony Saccone requested to withdraw his plea deal during a court appearance on Monday. Anthony Saccone, 30, of Camillus, pleaded guilty back in July to his role in the Feb. 23 crash that killed three people. Saccone was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and cocaine, and driving at excessive speeds when he T-boned a Chevrolet Impala that was going... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more

Greased pole climb draws crowd to 72nd Jordan Fall Festival

Greased pole climb draws crowd to 72nd Jordan Fall Festival
While the biggest draw to the Jordan Fall Festival on Sunday may be to watch people climb up — or slip down — a greased pole, thousands of people converged at the festival grounds to take in all the festival had to offer on Sunday. The greased pole climb is the biggest event of the three-day festival, said Alicia Persaud,... more

LATEST: Multiple barns destroyed in Locke blaze (photos & video)

LATEST: Multiple barns destroyed in Locke blaze (photos & video)
Multiple departments were called to a multi-barn fire in Locke on Thursday. The call came in to first responders around 3:30 pm and prompted a response from Locke, Moravia, Scipio, Aurora, Groton, Lansing, Cortlandville, McLean, Genoa, Sempronius, Long Hill, and Poplar Ridge fire departments. Owasco RIT and Four Town Ambulance also responded to the scene, which was located on Bird... more

FLX FORECAST: Flood Watch issued as Florence moves in

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Parts of the Finger Lakes may see some tropical moisture from what’s left of Florence. The storm, which paralyzed parts of North Carolina and South Carolina will make its way northward on Monday – bringing the risk for steady rain in the Southern Tier and Southern Finger Lakes before daybreak on Tuesday. The rainfall will begin making its way into... more

Auburn barbecue restaurant to close, owners shifting focus to brewery

Auburn barbecue restaurant to close, owners shifting focus to brewery
The pig-shaped barbecue smoker on the sidewalk outside 10 E. Genesee St. will be gone after Sept. 29. That will be the last day of business for The Copper Pig BBQ & Taproom, the barbecue restaurant Dawn and Marc Schulz opened in June 2016. They announced the closure Wednesday on Facebook. The Schulzes decided to close the restaurant in order... more

Former downtown Auburn cafe and nightclub to reopen at Fingerlakes Mall

Former downtown Auburn cafe and nightclub to reopen at Fingerlakes Mall
A little more than three years after it opened, The Underground cafe and nightclub has closed its doors on Genesee Street — but will reopen under a new name at the Fingerlakes Mall. Owner Mike Henty said Wednesday that he closed the 144 Genesee St. business, which operated as a cafe during the day and an alcohol-free nightclub after the... more

Sennett business exploring adding a convenience store, gas station

Sennett business exploring adding a convenience store, gas station
A Sennett business is in the preliminary stages of exploring adding a gas station to its property. The project first came before the town of Sennett’s board in July when Joseph Durand, of Camillus-based TDK Engineering, presented it to the board on behalf of Ken and Diana Sroka. Durand said the Srokas own the All Ways Concrete Pumping and Repair... more

PRIMARY DAY 2018: Voters take to polls to set November elections

PRIMARY RESULTS: Voters take to polls on Thursday to set November elections
Thursday will be a hectic day for candidates vying for spots in November’s general election. Throughout the Finger Lakes – important primary races have been shaping up, with contestants making their final pleas to voters – before heading out to polling places on an odd day. For the first time in recent memory, voters are casting ballots on a Thursday,... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your September Finger Lakes weekend & Sydney’s big news (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY LIVE AT 12:30 PM: Your September Finger Lakes weekend & Sydney’s big news (podcast)
This week started to feel like autumn in the region but will this weekend return to more summer-like conditions? Find out along with our top event picks and local sports line-up. Also, we share some big news from one of our co-hosts on this week’s live edition of FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr. . more

Weedsport makes clean energy vote to save more than $300,000 tax dollars

Weedsport makes clean energy vote to save more than $300,000 tax dollars
The village of Weedsport became a clean energy community and voted to save more than $300,000 in a regular village board meeting on Wednesday. For the past few months, the village has been working with Amanda Mazzoni of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board to make a decision on converting the streetlights in the village, about 200,... more

Public hearing set for proposed Cayuga County law creating Department of Public Works

Public hearing set for proposed Cayuga County law creating Department of Public Works
A Cayuga County Legislature committee Tuesday tentatively approved the date for a public hearing on the possible creation of a Director of Public Works position that would lead many of the county's current departments. The Legislature's Public Works Committee approved a public hearing at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 at the County Office Building for a local law that, if approved,... more

Auburn sex offender accused of having various social media accounts, phone numbers

Auburn sex offender accused of having various social media accounts, phone numbers
An Auburn man ordered to a lifetime on the state sex offender registry in 2014 for raping a 14-year-old girl was arrested this week for allegedly having various social media accounts, emails and phone numbers not registered with the state and not approved or authorized by the Cayuga County Probation Department. Steven A. Strecker, 27, 43 Pulaski St., Apt. 4,... more

Police: Auburn woman bought children’s Halloween costumes with stolen card, possessed taser

Police: Auburn woman bought children’s Halloween costumes with stolen card, possessed taser
A 22-year-old Auburn woman is under arrest after allegedly stealing some belongings from a Fingerlakes Mall, then being found with a taser. State Police say Jessica Richardson went to the mall on Monday to fill out a job application. Later in the day, troopers say Richardson returned to the mall to retrieve her cell phone, which she had left behind.... more

Police: Auburn man charged with assault, burglary after domestic dispute

Police: Auburn man charged with assault, burglary after domestic dispute
A man was charged following a domestic dispute in Auburn Friday night. Nicholas M. Neville, 28, unlawfully entered the Pleasant Street home of a 23-year-old female at around 11 p.m. Sept. 7, Auburn Police Department Deputy Chief Roger Anthony said. Neville then proceeded to punch the victim repeatedly in the face, causing lacerations to her face. Anthony said police arrived... more
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