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FLX WEEKLY: Flood aftermath and a dry weekend ahead (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi for your mid-week Finger Lakes round-up. We’ll recap the aftermath of Tuesday’s historic flooding in southern Seneca County and Schuyler County, look at the upcoming weather forecast and weekend events, and share some great local photos from the past week in the region. . more

You’ve never seen Taughannock Falls flowing like this (video)

Laura Voorhees posted this incredible video of Taughannock Falls this morning around 10:00 AM as the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River was exploding with muddy water from the heavy rain that has caused extreme flooding in Seneca and Schuyler counties. Scott Hamula posted his own video from late this morning at Taughannock Falls… Taughannock Falls video. @TRUMANSBURG_NY @WayneStormWatch... more

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

Last week, my friend Paula reached out and said, “I think you might be interested in a swimmer in Ithaca, who swam Cayuga Lake recently (the long way), and is either preparing or already did the English Channel. She’s a Cornell Law student. Her name is Caroline Block.” My interest piqued, I did a little research, saw that Paula was... more

Police investigate falling death in Ithaca

thaca police responded to reports of a fall at a hotel on the 500 block of Stewart Avenue early Sunday morning. According to dispatch the individual was unconscious and was not breathing. Officers arrived to find a 43-year-old man deceased. Foul play is not suspected. Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading up to the man falling from the... more

So far no harmful algal blooms in Seneca Lake

So far, so good regarding harmful algal blooms in Seneca Lake this summer. The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association announced Thursday that no confirmed algal blooms — or HABs — were identified during the second week of its shoreline monitoring program Aug. 4 to 6. SLPWA volunteer monitors patrolled 55 miles of shoreline, covering 74 of 75 zones, and found... more

Ithaca fire officials: Pets safe after Vet clinic fire

All pets were safe and accounted for after firefighters extinguished a fire at Veterinary Care of Ithaca on West Court Street on Thursday afternoon. The Ithaca Fire Department responded to the scene around 1 p.m. after a report that smoke and flames were coming from the building. Officials say the fire was in the attic area above the ceiling. All... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Where is summer going? With just three weekends left in the month of August join Jessica Lahr and company to make plans to get out and enjoy everything the Finger Lakes has to offer. We’ll fill you in on the local weather outlook, event options, sports line-up and more during this week’s edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com. . more

New funding for algae blooms testing in Tompkins County

Harmful algae blooms are popping up again this summer in places like in Skaneateles Lake. On Cayuga Lake, it's typically not a problem, but over the last two summers, it's becoming a concern. "This is a safety issue, and whenever something is a safety issue, of course, it goes to a higher priority,” Tompkins County legislator Anna Kelles said. Many... more

Humidity begins significant drop in FLX

Weather conditions across the Finger Lakes will be much nicer over the next few days thanks to an area of high pressure from Canada. Before this high arrives though, the low pressure system that brought yesterday’s rain and thunder is still our primary influencer today. This low is now situated well north into Canada with its cold front extending south... more

NWS issues warnings as strong storms move through FLX

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Ontario County as a storm slowly move through, dumping torrential rain with it. It comes with the larger threat of strong or severe thunderstorms, which will persist through the evening hours. The National Weather Service noted that a strong thunderstorm was producing very heavy rainfall, with over an inch of... more

Humidity returns as heat advisories remain active

The National Weather Service says the new work week is going to start off hot and steamy. As result, a Heat Advisory has been issued until 9 pm on Saturday for most of the region. Those counties in the advisory include, Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne, Seneca, Ontario, Yates, and Monroe. Temperatures will climb into the 90s, with heat indexes approaching the... more

Beautiful summer weekend in the FLX (forecast)

Sunshine will return to the Finger Lakes for the next few days as high pressure builds in. Skies are already sunny Saturday morning across the region. The sunshine will continue, though fair weather clouds will start to bubble up later on this morning. This afternoon, a couple of widely isolated showers may pop up as the clouds grow. Almost all... more

Enfield Food Distribution closure had impact, but back open for business

When the Enfield Food Distribution center was forced to close in early June for mandatory repairs and upgrades, hundreds of residents were forced to find another way to get the food they needed for close to a month. While other local pantries helped to take on the load, gaps were inevitable. Other pantries were farther away, had different hours, or... more

FLX WEEKLY: First weekend of August in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi to get ready for the first weekend of August here in the Finger Lakes. Get the weekend weather outlook, event and sports line-up and check out some great local photos from the past week on a special Thursday morning edition of the show. . more

Police investigating forcible touching in Collegetown

Police are investigating a reported forcible touching that occurred Friday night on the 100 block of Dryden Road in Ithaca. Police are asking the public if they have any information that could help the investigation. According to Cornell University Police, two women reported that at about 9:15 p.m. Friday, a man approached them on the sidewalk south of the Dryden... more

Camping the Finger Lakes Region

Call me Katydid and my daughter Tulip because we are just freshly back from Girl Scout Camp. I love to camp and Sandra (aka Tulip) had a great time too. The Finger Lakes Region offers tons of camping options- from RVing to tent camping to “glamping” – so one need not be a Scout to enjoy nature. And since it... more

IPD SWAT Team finds fentanyl-laced heroin and handgun while serving search warrant

The Ithaca Police SWAT Team is accusing a 39-year-old Ithaca woman of possessing fentanyl-laced heroin and a handgun. The SWAT team served a search warrant at a home on the 500 block of Stewart Avenue at 6 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Police found the weapon and the drugs at Aisha Smith’s home. Police arrested Smith and transported her to the... more
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