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LATEST: Police say Seneca Falls man was third victim of Waterloo shooting (full coverage)

State police have released the identity of the man killed in the shooting last week in Waterloo that left two people dead and another person hurt. Troopers say 45-year-old Seneca Falls resident Charlie Andrus was shot and killed along with Lori McConnell at a home on Virginia Street last Tuesday. Another woman, Karen Zdunko, was hurt in the shooting. Troopers... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more

Woodridge Motel shuttered in Canandaigua due to unsanitary conditions

A motel on Lakeshore Drive that has raised eyebrows for some time due to its dilapidated condition closed Monday. The Woodridge Motel at 4459 Lakeshore Drive, near the intersection with Route 364, shuttered following a recent joint inspection involving town code enforcement and the New York State Department of Health. The inspection found the motel in decay, unsanitary and “unfit... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

15th annual Musselman Triathlon results

The fifteenth-annual Musselman Triathlon was contested Sunday, July 15. The  race, consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike, and a 13.1-mile run, saw competitors come from  across the country and Canada. Awards were five-deep in the male and female categories: 5. 4:36:51 John Chambers 4. 4:26:32 Henry Tragle 3. 4:26:08 Jesse Vondracek 2. 4:22:15 Nathan Miller 1. 4:06:53 Nick... more

Newark man airlifted after motorcycle loses grip on gravel along Rt. 14

Deputies say a 27-year-old Newark man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a motorcycle accident on State Route 14 in the Town of Phelps on Saturday. The accident happened around 7:13 pm when Gregory G. Wild, 27, of Newark was making a turn on Route 14 near the 7-11 gas station, and lost control of the bike on loose... more

What’s behind Canandaigua VA’s one-star rating?

Combat veteran Robert Van Keuren of Canandaigua wants answers. And action. He isn’t alone. With more than 60,000 veterans living in the Finger Lakes region, many are disturbed by the one-star rating recently revealed for nursing home care at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. The Canandaigua Living Center that provides nursing home care at the VA on Fort Hill Avenue... more

How the Bloomfield mobile food pantry is engaging youth in volunteerism

It’s no secret that “Generation Z” has a reputation. Larger even than the Baby Boomer generation, Gen Z was the first generation to have the internet at their full disposal from a young age, and this has had an effect on the way that older generations view them. Nicknamed “the lazy generation”, generation Z in particular has taken flack on... more

MANTIUS: DEC kills Crestwood’s plan to store LPG next to Seneca Lake

The state’s top environmental regulator on Thursday halted a controversial gas storage project proposed for caverns next to Seneca Lake, ending a fierce eight-year battle between midwestern fossil fuel interests and local residents and businesses. Basil Seggos, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, announced that he has denied a subsidiary of Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners LP a permit... more

STORM WATCH: Heat persists into evening as strong storms develop

As the heat and humidity persists into Monday night, the threat of strong thunderstorms increases ahead of a cold front expected to bring relief to the Finger Lakes region. Strong storms have been reported in Wayne County and the Rochester area just before 5:00 pm. The latest FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center Forecast: Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and... more

New home for historic boxcars in Manchester

It took a train, a crane, and an army of skilled volunteers to lift, tow and coax two historic boxcars into Caboose Park Saturday morning. But it will all be worth it when local residents, railroad enthusiasts and history lovers are able to revisit their railway roots at the 103 S. Main St. park in the village of Manchester. The... more

Judge Kenyon secures signatures to be placed on ballot this fall

Judge Edward C. “Russ” Kenyon has filed petitions at the Ontario County Board of Elections to be placed on the ballot in this fall’s election for Ontario County Judge. A lifelong Republican and 40-year resident of Ontario County, Kenyon filed petitions to run on the Republican and Reform Party ballot lines. “The people of Ontario County deserve a choice in... more

Deputies: Man strikes co-worker with metal pipe, one hospitalized in Geneva

Deputies say a 58-year-old Syracuse resident was charged with assault after an investigation into a physical incident between two co-workers. Timothy Dunbar, 58, of Syracuse was ticketed for third-degree assault after allegedly striking a co-worker in the head with a metal pipe. The co-worker suffered a minor injury and was transported to Geneva General Hospital for treatment. The charges will... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Fest in the Glen, Peppermint in Lyons & Amazing Summer Photos (podcast)

There is so much going on this time of year in the Finger Lakes. With the weather looking spot on for the weekend, we give you our top picks and discuss the top local news and weekend sports line-up. We also share what may be the best batch of local photos of the year so far with a ton of... more

Mitrano believes she can win in 23rd District

Tracy Mitrano, the winner of the crowded Democratic primary in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, is optimistic that recent enthusiasm among Democratic voter bases across the country — in particular what she’s seen in the 23rd — will help her against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, in November’s general election. “Among Democrats … there is a real recognition that... more

Deputies: Syracuse man trapped co-worker on man-lift in Ontario Co.

A 35-year-old Syracuse man was arrested after trapping a co-worker at the top of a man-lift by disabling it. On Wednesday at approximately 8 am Jeffrey Pascarella, 35, of Syracuse was charged with unlawful imprisonment after disabling a man-lift that was 20 feet int he air. He was charged at the Ontario County Jail and released on appearance tickets. The... more
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