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Rochester woman possessed cocaine, heroin at Eastview Mall

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester woman following an incident at Eastview Mall. Deputies say Sarah Kassa Federe, 23, of Rochester was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after an investigation into an incident. Deputies say Federe was possessing cocaine and heroin while at Eastview Mall. She... more

Extreme cold continues in the FLX; New Years Eve looks frigid, too

Those who can tolerate Thursday’s frigid temperatures have truly acclimated to winter in New York. Forecasters say this is some of the coldest weather the region has experienced in a couple winters, and the pro-longed nature of the event, spanning several days – makes it one of the longest stretches of Arctic weather we’ve seen in about as long. FLX... more

Snow coming, bitter cold will return for New Years Eve

The National Weather Service has upgraded expectations of forecasts for parts of the Finger Lakes this weekend. While much of the region will only see a period of light snow, lake effect snow warnings have now been issued for Wayne and Monroe counties. The National Weather Service said on Friday that a clipper system would bring a quick, burst of... more

DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest political news in 2017 (podcast)

Episode #15 of the Debrief Podcast marked the final show of 2017 from Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso, who has discussed a variety of political, social, and economic issues in the FingerLakes1.com Studio. On the special, ‘year-end’ edition of the pod, the duo discussed Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s viability in 2018, a number of state proposals that will be... more

Brutal wind chills, lake effect snow persist throughout the Finger Lakes tonight

Walking outside this morning might have felt like a shock for some, as the Finger Lakes experienced temperatures that haven’t been seen in recent memory. Forecasters say the temperatures will continue falling through Thursday, which will mean that staying warm, bundled up, and keeping children and pets safe is a priority. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories... more

Exodus from New York continues as state loses thousands

New York gained population in 2017 — but it wasn’t reason to celebrate for officials, who lived through another Census review, which highlighted significant losses to other states. In fact, even as the state’s population grew to 19,849,399 — up some 13,000 over the previous one — the state ranked 41st in overall growth. More troubling was the migration of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Reporter Peter Mantius talks local headlines, changes in the news business (podcast)

How does a newspaper veteran with history and experience in Atlanta and the New York City-area get involved with covering some of the most-controversial topics in the Finger Lakes? For Peter Mantius, it started with a move to Watkins Glen. He moved to Watkins Glen from Long Island, where he ran a couple business publications. Most of his career was... more

Rollover reported on NYS Thruway between exits 44, 45

First responders say that Manchester Fire Department, Shortsville Ambulance and Finger Lakes ALS was called to a rollover accident between exits 44 and 45 on the New York State Thruway. The call came in around 10:20 am, and photos from the scene show a large truck on its side. Rollover 490 West Bound between the 2 Victor exits. Traffic is... more

WHITE SATURDAY: Heavy, wet snow blankets the Finger Lakes

Heavy wet snow began falling across most of the central and northern Finger Lakes region mid-afternoon on Saturday making travel conditions treacherous on the day before Christmas Eve. Get the latest on Saturday’s weather event below or at the FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center. Be safe out there and enjoy your holiday weekend that is, more and more, starting to look... more

Reed, Collins, Katko defend tax overhaul

Five members of New York’s Republican delegation in the House voted Tuesday against a controversial $1.5 trillion package that Democrats are calling a giveaway to the nation’s rich at the expense of middle and lower income Americans. However, those five don’t include area representatives Tom Reed, John Katko or Chris Collins. As expected, all three voted in favor of what... more

Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Tuesday’s $223 million lottery jackpot?

Just in time for the holidays, Tuesday evening's Mega Millions drawing could help someone start the new year off on the right foot. Here are the winning numbers in the drawing: 28-37-39-42-58; Mega Ball: 2; Megaplier: 3x The estimated jackpot for the drawing is $223 million. The cash option is estimated at $141 million. If no one wins, the Mega... more

White Christmas? Forecasters eye active weather weekend in the FLX

The weather will be mostly calm until we get to the weekend in the Finger Lakes. Forecasters are split on what the weekend and Christmas Day will look like. While some of the national weather services are offering higher-likelihood of a white Christmas, local forecasters are remaining cautious. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said that two systems will impact our... more

Finger Lakes level management concerns downstream property owners

Carl Wiezalis is already thinking spring, but not for pleasant reasons. A representative of the Central New York Waterways Inc., Wiezalis owns property on Cross Lake. With flooding an issue this summer and again in late fall (Wiezalis said he had to hire divers to pull his lift out of the lake), he’s dreading what spring freshets could bring. “We’re... more

Tourism assets expand as Finger Lakes region grows with new businesses

The last 12 months have seen a significant amount of growth in the Finger Lakes Region, with new businesses opening and attractions, accommodations, culinary options, and more being added to the popular vacation region. According to the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC) – the official tourism promotion agency of the Finger Lakes Region as recognized by I Love NY... more

Duo arrested in Canandaigua for multi-county gas station card skimming scheme

Two men were arrested and charged in connection with a gas station card skimming scheme in multiple counties, including Wayne County. According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, the manager of Crosby's on E. Main Street in Palmyra found a skimmer device installed on one of its pumps last month. He determined it had captured information... more

Significant warm-up coming to the FLX today, Tuesday

Look for temperatures to rebound and feel warmer than they have in several days – if not weeks – but along with those moderating temperatures will come windy conditions this week. Temperatures will push into the 30s on Monday, then reach into the 40s on Tuesday – which will melt some of the snow that has accumulated over the last... more

Rochester pair arrested after Junius shoplifting incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 14th at approximately 1:05 pm deputies arrested two individuals after a Junius incident. Mackenzie C. McFarland, 24, of Rochester was charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of burglar’s tools. It is alleged McFarland stole property from a... more

Finger Lakes Land Trust receives $2M in state grant funding

The Finger Lakes Land Trust today announced it was awarded $2 million in state grant funding through New York State’s Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP). The WQIP program funds projects that directly address documented water quality impairments or protect a drinking water source. A total of $1.4 million was awarded for land conservation and restoration efforts on several parcels within... more
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