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FORECASTED CHANGE: Weather will shift into ‘winter’ after front passes on Tuesday

Have you been enjoying this nice, unseasonably warm weather over the last several days, and even weeks in the Finger Lakes? Take the opportunity to get outside on Monday, because big changes are coming, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. Temperatures will reach the upper-40s for most in the Finger Lakes on Monday, with a few locations reaching 50... more

Rising teen suicide rates creates need for greater awareness

There’s a deadly trend nationwide – more teens are committing suicide. Experts are blaming social media. WNYT reports health officials are noticing swelling suicide rates among teens in the capital region, and here in the Finger Lakes region, data shows similar trends. You might remember four Penfield High School students committed suicide over the course of 18 months, the most... more

Alpha Fire gets big win at Next2Rock in Syracuse, keeps grinding toward success

A band with history and roots in the Finger Lakes has checked off another major accomplishment in their drive to keep performing. The Alpha Fire, a local rock band based out of Rochester, won the Syracuse Showcase, within the Next2Rock competition. They competed against nine other bands in the contest sponsored by 95X and 105.9 The Rebel in Syracuse. The... more

Tuesday will feel warm, but some cooler changes are coming

It’s going to be quiet and warmer than usual on Tuesday. In fact, it’s going to make it feel like early-October, rather than late-November. Temperatures will soar into the upper-50s, with some parts of the region getting to- or above- 60 degrees. As FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil explains – change is on the horizon, though. “An area of high... more

Travel forecast looking great for Thanksgiving week

“Weather hype falls flat.” Those were the words spoken by FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil during his Monday morning update to readers and listeners in the region – who were hanging on by a thread after weeks of hype about a possible storm just hours, or days before Thanksgiving. The original forecast claims by Accuweather, which were perpetuated by several... more

Thanksgiving dinner will be cheaper this year in New York

Thanksgiving dinner this week is going to cost New Yorkers slightly less to cook. The New York Farm Bureau's annual survey found the average cost for a Thanksgiving meal for 10 this year in New York will cost about $44.74, which is down $1.89 from last year’s $46.63. “The dinner price has dropped for a second consecutive year which means... more

GRAPE GURU: Best bets for holiday wines

The Internet suggests that 82 percent of Americans eat turkey for Thanksgiving, but on Christmas ham and turkey are consumed almost equally, with beef a distant third. People also consume a variety of side dishes including bread stuffing, corn, glazed carrots, yams, creamed spinach, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy and other... more

GRADING CARE: Group evaluates local hospitals, provides rating system for consumers

A non-profit health quality group has provided an update to safety grades for hospitals throughout the region. To come up with their grades, the organization looks at 27 publicly available measures to determine a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe. Safe from what, exactly? Well, Leapfrog looks at information and data that contributes to the preventable harm category, which... more

Rochester woman stole from Footlocker, JC Penney at Eastview Mall

Deputies in Ontario County say a Rochester woman has been charged after a theft incident at the Eastview Mall in Victor. Catherine A. Peters, 55, of Rochester was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property after an incident that took place last week at the mall. She is accused possessing stolen property from Footlocker and JC Penney’s valued at... more

Tuesday will be another solid travel day ahead of Thanksgiving

Temperatures rose slightly overnight across the Finger Lakes, despite the presence of mostly clear skies. A broad southerly flow is responsible for the warming as an area of low pressure has lifted through the Upper Great Lakes and into Canada. Warmer air ahead of this system is moving north through the lower Great Lakes, including the Finger Lakes region. With... more

Rochester teen accused of distributing indecent photos of minors in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester man for Disseminating indecent material to minors in the second degree, and Endangering the welfare of a child. Brian K. Brown Jr., 17, of Rochester, was arrested after it was reported to deputies that Brown sent photos of a minor simulating sexual conduct, via a cell phone, to a... more

Thanksgiving forecast will be dry, with plenty of clouds

There won’t be any nor’easter. There won’t be any major lake effect snow event to speak of either. It will be cool and cloudy, but beyond that – Wednesday and Thursday’s forecast looks good. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that most of Wednesday and all of Thanksgiving will be cloudy and cool. He says that even if a stray... more

Black Friday shopping guide for the Finger Lakes

Black Friday. The words draw mixed reviews. A trend that started during the early-morning hours of the Friday following Thanksgiving — has morphed into a shopping experience that starts late-in-the-day on Thursday. As brick-and-mortar retailers began competing directly with online retailers for their dollars — ‘opening’ times for ‘Black Friday’ became late-afternoon, and even some early-afternoon openings on Thursday. The... more

Povero: Get ready for winter driving

While winter driving conditions haven’t been seen yet in Ontario County, Sheriff Phil Povero and members of the county Highway Superintendent Association are asking for the public’s help to avoid accidents and help plow crews during the season. “Motorists are encouraged to operate their vehicles at a reduced, reasonable speed with regard to road conditions and poorer visibility due to... more

Weekend cold front brings changing weather conditions to the Finger Lakes

Between Midnight tonight and about 9 am Sunday, some limited lake effect snow will impact the Finger Lakes. This lake effect is not expected to be overly organized, though a heavier band may develop within a broader area of flurries around dawn across the northeastern Finger Lakes. This may impact areas such as Auburn, Syracuse, and Cortland. Especially over the... more

Championship sites set: Section V boys hoops heading back to Big House

The chances of Section V high school boys basketball championship games getting bounced from the Big House again in the near future are much lower. Section V boys basketball coordinator Jack Purificato said there is a three-year contract with SMG, the company that operates Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial, to have tournament championships played in the... more

One child injured after Rochester driver crashes into van in Bristol

On Saturday around 9 am deputies responded to County Road 32 and Route 64 for a report of a crash with injuries in the Town of Bristol. Deputies say it was determined that Joseph Mancuso, 19, of Rochester was operating a 2017 Buick westbound on County Road 32 when he failed to negotiate a curve. Amy Logan, 36, of Bloomfield... more
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