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Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson seen at Destiny USA as he begins Syracuse movie

“Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson is in Syracuse to film a new movie, and he brought along his fiancee Ariana Grande. The celebrity couple was seen at Destiny USA on Tuesday afternoon. A reader sent syracuse.com a photo of the pair on an escalator with security guards; Grande appeared to be wearing an oversize sweatshirt and Davidson recently dyed... 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

12 hospitalized with minor injuries after car hits 2 vehicles, thruway plaza sidewalk

Twelve people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries Monday after a car struck other vehicles on the thruway before stopping on a sidewalk at a service plaza in DeWitt. According to the East Syracuse Fire Department, firefighters were transported to the DeWitt Travel Plaza on Interstate 90’s eastbound direction around 3:01 p.m. Monday for a reported motor vehicle... 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

ALGAE WATCH: City of Syracuse testing Skaneateles Lake water once a week

This summer, Skaneateles Lakes looks beautiful — and so far, no signs of algae. Despite that, the City of Syracuse, which gets its drinking water from Skaneateles Lake, is increasing its monitoring of algae. The Syracuse Water Department has developed its first-ever plan to monitor the lake. Developing a plan became a priority after last September’s first-ever algae detection. While the drinking water... 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

Poop to power is turning waste to want in FLX

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn — home to 200 cows — has installed a state-of-the-art system that separates manure from sand bedding material, providing clean bedding for the cows and creating muck perfect for making electricity and heat. Dairies also use sawdust, wood chips or straw as bedding material, but sand reduces potential bacterial growth while... more

LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Hasan Stephens, Carrier Dome DJ & founder of The Good Life Foundation (podcast)

On this episode of The Leadership Journey podcast, your host Gwen Webber-McLeod is joined by Hasan Stephens, the Carrier Dome DJ at basketball games since 2013, to discuss how roles, race, hip hop, masculinity, entrepreneurship and a deep connection to the youth of his community have impacted his leadership journey personally and as the Founder of the Good Life Foundation.... more

Comfortable mid-week weather in FLX, before heat returns late-week

There’s a cold front passing through the region on Tuesday, but don’t bank on much rain. The Finger Lakes will remain almost completely dry – with only a few passing showers registering on the radar as a cold front passes through. The front will dry things out, and remove the humidity that built into the air on Monday. However, the... more

Advance sale tickets available July 9th for New York State Fair

Advance sale tickets for the 2018 New York State Fair will be available starting on July 9. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Thursday. Cuomo also announced new discounts for the fair as well. The discounts include $1 admission every day for college students with their current college ID as well as Canadian Friendship Days where Canadian citizens can get... more

FLX FORECAST: Get out and enjoy the mild, dry weather this weekend

Relief is here. A comfortable summer weekend has arrived in the Finger Lakes – with the high heat, and humidity subsiding after the passage of a cold front. Cooler, drier air is taking over the region, and will remain in place throughout the weekend. Rain chances will be non-existent until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, when temperatures will again... more

Driver pleads guilty to charges from fatal Cayuga Co. wreck

The Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office announced that Kadesha Dunham, 24, of North Syracuse pleaded guilty to two counts of Criminally Negligent Homicide, and 3 counts of Assault in the Third Degree, resulting from the fatal motor vehicle crash June 16, 2017 on Franklin Street Road in the Town of Sennett. Criminally Negligent Homicide is a felony and carries a... more

CHANGE ALMOST HERE: Strong storms moving through tonight, cooler Friday in the Finger Lakes

The heat is on for one more day in the Finger Lakes as cooler air slowly approaches the region behind some strong thunderstorms. Some of the storms currently moving through the Finger Lakes could produce heavy rain. There is an 80% chance all Finger Lakes residents will experience one of these passing storms. The storms will continue to move through... more

Thunderstorms rip through the Finger Lakes on Monday

Severe thunderstorms moved through our area Monday afternoon and into the evening, mostly south of the Thruway to the west and through the central/southern Finger Lakes. These storms packed a punch with strong lightning and torrential downpours causing flash flooding and downed trees and power lines. NYSEG reported over 20,000 Finger Lakes residents lost power, many who remain in the... more

How to protect your pet from firework stress on July Fourth

More dogs run away during the Fourth of July than any other day of the year according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Although many people have fun during the holiday, the booming fireworks and noisy celebrations can be very nerve-wracking for any animal — not just dogs. “It can be stressful for any pet... more
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