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Damaging winds possible as fall arrives in the FLX

Damaging winds possible as fall arrives in the FLX
Get ready for an active weather day. High temperatures will approach 90 degrees, but the wind will blow throughout the day – stirring up some significant weather as a strong cold front approaches the area. Forecasters say modeling shows that a squall line will develop at, or ahead of the cold front, prompting thunderstorms – with potentially damaging winds. It... more

Algae problem continues to bloom across NYS

An investigative story by the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester evaluates the statewide situation with regard to harmful algae blooms. Blooms have been observed this summer in Seneca, Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles, Canandaigua, and Hemlock lakes. Exposure to blue-green algae – what’s been seen locally – can cause a range of symptoms and diseases. It’s even taken the life of a... more

FLX WEEKLY: The first day of Fall in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: The first day of Fall in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for a preview of the first official autumn weekend in the Finger Lakes. Get a run-down of local events, check the weekend weather, see the local sports line-up and discuss the week’s top news. Also, a look at some great local photos from around the region this week and comments... more

Deputies: Newark man used stolen debit card to make purchases

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Deputies say a Newark man was arrested after using another person’s debit card to make multiple fraudulent purchases. On Wednesday at approximately 4:03 pm Marcos A. Cirino, 46, of Newark was arrested in Lyons. It is alleged that he made purchases using another person’s debit card without their permission. He was arraigned in Arcadia Town Court and held in lieu... more

Katko uses taxpayer-funded mailers to tout record on issues affecting seniors, women

Katko uses taxpayer-funded mailers to tout record on issues affecting seniors, women
U.S. Rep. John Katko is “working for New York’s seniors” and “standing up for women in Washington.” Those were the themes of two taxpayer-funded mailers sent in August to select 24th Congressional District residents. In one mailer, Katko, R-Camillus, highlights his support of preserving Social Security and reducing drug costs for Medicare recipients. He also mentions his opposition to Supplemental... more

Families: Loved ones in Sodus nursing home are in imminent danger

Families: Loved ones in Sodus nursing home are in imminent danger
Some folks believe it’s a matter of life or death. Families are outraged at the condition residents of a Wayne County nursing home are forced to live in. WHEC has been investigating Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for more than a year; and that investigation has resulted in a number of one-on-one interviews, as well as exclusive video showcasing the... more

Deputies: 78-year-old charged with assault, contempt after Ontario incident

Deputies: 78-year-old charged with assault, contempt after Ontario incident
Deputies say a 78-year-old Rochester man was arrested on multiple charges after an incident on September 10th. An investigation was launched after the incident earlier this month, which resulted in a warrant being issued by Judge Benedict in Ontario Town Court for the arrest of Clifton Moody Sr., 78, of Rochester. He was charged with criminal contempt, assault, criminal mischief,... more

THE DEBRIEF: Tackling plastic straws, primary results, and the FLX Welcome Center (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Tackling plastic straws, primary results, and the FLX Welcome Center (podcast)
As fall approaches, the election season is heating up. Primaries are over, and there is plenty to discuss on this week’s edition of The Debrief Podcast. Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso break down the following headlines: Primary results across New York State (New York Times) Controversy and fallout surrounding investigation into FLX Welcome Center Canandaigua officials consider banning plastic straws... more

Most vibrant fall foliage in the U.S. predicted to grace the Northeast this year

Most vibrant fall foliage in the U.S. predicted to grace the Northeast this year
Forecasters are calling for an excellent fall foliage season in parts of the Northeast this year, thanks to ideal weather conditions over the summer. Leaf peepers are most likely to find vibrant autumn leaves in the corridor stretching from southern New York to southern New England. AccuWeather Meteorologist Max Vido said: “In this region, rainfall has not been as extreme... more

Comfortable temps settle in but focus turns to storms on Friday

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Wednesday and Thursday will serve as seasonable days in the Finger Lakes – as some cooler, less humid air works its way into the region. While this afternoon will definitely be better than Thursday – temperatures should remain comfortable most of that day as well. It isn’t until Friday that things will get a little complicated in the forecast. It... more

Rollover accident leads to DWI charge for Sodus woman

Rollover accident leads to DWI charge for Sodus woman
Deputies say a Sodus woman was arrested for DWI after an accident on Fish Farm Road, which happened on Sunday. Angelita S. Silva, 50, was charged with driving while intoxicated, having no license, and moving from lane unsafely. The arrest stems from a single-vehicle accident, in which her car overturned onto its roof after exiting the road. She was processed... more

UPDATE: Wolcott man dies after rollover accident in Wayne Co.

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Deputies say one person was airlifted from the scene of a Wolcott accident along Chapman Corners Road on Friday. It happened when 89-year-old Donald Odell, of Wolcott was traveling down the roadway, passing an intersection – which was followed by his car leaving the opposite side of the roadway. He struck a grassy ditch, and the vehicle flipped multiple times.... more

Palmyra man arrested following domestic incident

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Palmyra man following a domestic incident that happened on Monday around 1 am. Jessie M. Martin, 29, of Palmyra was arrested by deputies following an investigation into an alleged domestic incident. Martin is accused of striking and choking his girlfriend. He was arraigned in Palmyra Village Court on second-degree harassment... more

Deputies: Clyde man ticketed after rollover accident, vehicle blaze

Deputies: Clyde man ticketed after rollover accident, vehicle blaze
Deputies say a 30-year-old Clyde resident was issued tickets after a personal injury accident on State Route 414 in Lodi. According to deputies, Timothy D. Caves, 30, of Clyde was traveling south on Route 414 when he fell asleep – and struck a bridge underpass – causing the vehicle to roll and slide several hundred feet on its roof. Shortly... more

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

Erie Canal mural artist paints on-site at the Savannah Art Festival

ERIE CANAL MURAL ARTIST PAINTS ON-SITE AT THE SAVANNAH ART FESTIVAL!
Savannah is Wild about Birds and Nature in preparation of its 4th annual Art Festival! On Saturday, September 29th, 10AM-5PM, those who appreciate all forms of art are invited to attend. Catch a glimpse of James Zeger and students as they paint a mural on-site during the festival! Over the last 11 years James has painted several historic murals throughout... more

Bicyclist struck by vehicle on Rt. 104, sent to Strong Memorial Hospital

On Friday around 8:43 pm deputies responded to an accident on State Route 104 involving a passenger vehicle and bicycle. The incident happened when a car was pulling out of the parking lot of the Fastrac convenience store – when a bicyclist was struck by that car. Deputies say the operator of the vehicle – William Benedict, 28, of Ontario... more
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