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Heavy snow will begin this afternoon, evening; trucks & buses banned from Thruway (full coverage)

Weather advisories expanded as moderate, heavy snow expected in most of Finger Lakes
All eyes are on the heavy snow set to impact the region tonight, and tomorrow, which will be accompanied by dangerous cold on Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings and more than a foot of snow is expected throughout. FingerLakes1.com will provide updates throughout the event. Following along below for the latest information from... more

Palmyra resident, Monroe Co. employee killed in tragic wreck involving tractor-trailer in Rochester

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Two people were killed in a crash that involved a tractor-trailer, a car, and workers inside a sewer in Rochester on Friday. The crash happened around 8:50 a.m. at Route 104 and Hudson Avenue. Traffic in the area was shut down. James Hartman, public information officer for the Rochester Fire Department, said a tractor trailer was driving east on Rt.... more

THE DEBRIEF: Albany puts pinch on small communities, and reviewing legislative proposals (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Albany puts pinch on small communities, and reviewing legislative proposals (podcast)
Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss the latest news in the Finger Lakes – including a number of budget proposals at the state-level, which would have serious impact on local communities. Here are the headlines from the program: Single-use plastic bag ban could happen this year; Raising the age of tobacco purchase to 21 across NYS; Legalizing the purchase of... more

Another TV newscaster says similar slur to Jeremy Kappell, apologizes, won’t be fired

Another TV newscaster says similar slur to Jeremy Kappell, apologizes, won’t be fired
A St. Louis newscaster has apologized for what he called an unintentional racial slur while referencing Martin Luther King Jr., nearly two weeks after the same phrase cost another broadcaster his job. KTVI-TV’s Kevin Steincross said during Thursday’s 5 a.m. broadcast that an upcoming tribute would honor “Martin Luther Coon Jr.” Steincross apologized during the 9 a.m. broadcast, saying he... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the latest on flu season in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

The holidays are over, and winter hasn’t really felt like one – but flu season is in full-swing. According to Dr. Elizabeth Osborn, of Lifecare Medical Associates and Finger Lakes Health – the season is progressing as expected. “This season hasn’t been as bad as the last, but the illness is considered ‘widespread’ in New York,” she explained. The Centers... more

ADA: Flea and tick medicine thief held on $50K bail

ADA: Flea and tick medicine thief held on $50K bail
A Rochester man held on $50K bail for the theft of flea and tick medicine from a Victor big box store, has requested a trial date. During a court procedure on Tuesday, Michael Papalia, 39, who is facing charges of third degree robbery and fourth degree grand larceny, had his bail continued by Judge Brian Dennis on $50,00 cash or... more

Harassment, possession charges filed after del Lago incident

Harassment, possession charges filed after del Lago incident
Deputies report the arrest of a 39-year-old Rochester man following an incident in Seneca County. Beau Warren, 39, of Rochester was charged with harassment and criminal possession of a controlled substance after a physical altercation with a female at the Del Lago Resort & Casino. Warren was arraigned and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000... more

UR Warner School to host event to help people explore careers in teaching

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The Warner School of Education will host “Why Teach?,” an event for individuals considering a career in teaching and the education job market from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in LeChase Hall. Participants of the special event will learn about the positive job outlook in teaching and explore scholarship and career opportunities available to educators. ABOUT:  The “Why... more

Deputies: Man was shooting up in Eastview parking lot with 2-year-old in car

Deputies: Rochester man was shooting up in Eastview parking lot with 2-year-old in car
Deputies say a 26-year-old Rochester man was arrested at Eastview Mall on drug charges after a brief investigation. On Sunday at approximately 6:36 p.m. deputies responded to one of the main entrances of the Eastview Mall Parking Lot for the report of two males, inside a vehicle, using a hypodermic instrument. Deputies say that they were told that there was... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Bringing solar to rural parts of the Finger Lakes

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Bringing solar to rural parts of the Finger Lakes
What kind of benefit can solar have in the Finger Lakes? That is one of the questions discussed in this week’s Sunday Conversation. In 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo invested a billion dollars to see a state initiative reach those who otherwise wouldn’t have access. Those with NYSERDA and Nexamp say solar can work; and officials have attached some aggressive goals... more

Some critical of Judge Doran after comments at Ontario County Court ceremony

Some critical of Judge Doran after comments at Ontario County Court ceremony
It took several weeks to come to light – but Judge Craig Doran, who serves the 7th judicial district – has come under fire for comments made during the swearing-in of Ontario County Court Judge Kitty Karle, who won election in November. Judge Craig Doran, Administrative Judge 7th Judicial District said the following, which can be heard and seen in... more

Section V Basketball releases championship weekend details; Boys finals remain in the Big House

Section V boys basketball tournament games at “The Big House” have been happening for decades, and indications are that games will remain inside Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial for the next two years. .@DandC High School Basketball #Rochester NY area* Section V boys basketball tournament remain at @BlueCrossArena for now. Click link – https://t.co/ydkbHYCQMm@WIEagles @SecVAthletics @SecVBBasketball... more

Deputies: Man sold crack cocaine in Victor, arrested on felony charges

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Deputies say a 25-year-old Rochester man was arrested in Ontario County on felony drug charges following an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine earlier this month. On January 4th, Ronnie Love, 25, of Rochester was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, which is a Class B felony. Deputies say he sold crack cocaine in the Town... more

Region divided on Kappell firing from WHEC-TV, as advertiser pulls out, and Al Roker calls it an ‘unfortunate flub’

Meteorologist fired from WHEC after on-air incident prompts response from Rochester mayor
It took days for the station to respond, or even acknowledge an error had occurred on live television. It subsequently turned into one of the biggest stories of the year – on the local or national stage. Former WHEC-TV Chief Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell was fired on Monday after Friday’s broadcast, where he uttered the words “Martin Luther C**n King Jr.... more

LOCATE Finger Lakes releases update to Board of Directors

LOCATE Finger Lakes releases update to Board of Directors
LOCATE Finger Lakes, the economic development initiative designed to enhance collaboration, promote business enterprise, and provide focus on the economic future of the Finger Lakes region, today announced the current membership of its Board of Directors. LOCATE Finger Lakes Board Members are community leaders and volunteers, dedicated to the economic enhancement of the region. The members of the LOCATE Finger... more

Generations Bank announces series of promotions for employees

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Generations announces the promotion of five employees, Amy Favata, Shelby Journal, Holly Moran-Arndt, Stephanie Northup, and Joe Scibona. Generations President & CEO Menzo Case said, “Each of the promoted individuals plays a significant role in Generations’ continued success. They all exhibit excellent leadership skills, as well as, adaptability to changing customer preferences, driven by technology. We are proud to have... more

Police: Felony charges after drug investigation in Canandaigua

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On January 4th at approximately 3:35 p.m., officers of the Canandaigua Police Department with the assistance of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a 47-year-old Rochester resident on felony charges. Patrick C. Misere was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, according to police. It’s alleged that the defendant sold crack cocaine while in the... more

Hit-and-run death of Triple Crown descendant leaves Mendon family heartbroken

Hit-and-run death of Triple Crown descendant leaves Mendon family heartbroken
A hit-and-run Friday evening has left a Mendon family heartbroken as they mourn the loss of Ed — a retired racehorse and descendant of the 1978 Triple Crown winner. Ed, whose official name was “Fairly Exceptional,” is a grandson of Affirmed, who won the Triple Crown races — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes — in 1978. But... more
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