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New York State Thruway preps for winter with new weather stations, GPS on plows

The New York State Thruway Authority is gearing up for winter, outfitting all of its plows with GPS devices and erecting a dozen real-time weather stations. The installation of GPS units on the plows will "not only provide improved real-time reporting of conditions, it will enhance our response to keep roads driveable and ensure motorists are kept safe," said authority... more

Great weather shaping up this weekend, but big changes coming in long-range

Want a nice weekend to get out in the Finger Lakes? This might be the best one of December, if the long-term trends hold together. Forecasters say that it’s looking more-and-more like big changes are in the offing – after the region experiences a nice weekend, and warming trend for the first part of next week. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew... more

Does Upstate NY climate make us cranky? Maybe a little, new study suggests

A new study suggests that growing up in a warm climate makes people a little more agreeable and emotionally stable. By implication, it means that people raised in cold climates (read: Upstate New York) might be a little more cranky and neurotic. The study, in the journal Nature, found that in both China and the United States, people who spent... more

HOLIDAY HEADACHE: Keep shipping stress free in the Finger Lakes

The first weekend of December is officially in the books. The holiday season, and shopping that comes with the territory is now underway for most. Last week, a Greece family made headlines after security footage from their front door showed a USPS package delivery person dropping a package on the porch. We asked readers to let us know about their... more

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

STANFORD PERFORMANCE STUDY: Comparing local schools by a different measure

A study from Stanford’s Center for Education Policy Analysis took an alternative a somewhat unique look at academic performance. The study examined standardized test score results – but more-specifically, evaluates the ‘progress’ experienced by each academic year. Simply put: The study asks how much more students know in one grade this year – compared to what the grade before them... more

Temperatures get colder, lake effect snow possible in parts of FLX

Wednesday will be a sunny, but noticeably cooler day for the Finger Lakes. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil reports that lake effect snow throughout the region should be limited on Wednesday, as winds will still be pushing out of the southwest. That said, a change will be coming – and that will mean some measurable snowfall for those living in... more

Light snow possible in parts of the FLX on Thursday

Lake effect snow will be wobbling across the Finger Lakes, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. The forecast is going to be cool, cloudy and dominated by snow showers. Montreuil says that the band of lake snow, which is hanging off of Lake Erie, isn’t expected to setup in one location, or persist long enough for accumulation. However, a... more

Syracuse woman faces felony DWI charge in Cayuga County

On Saturday Troopers arrested a Syracuse woman on felony DWI charges following a traffic stop on Short Cut Road in the Town of Meridian. Cali A. Farrance, 39, of Syracuse was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent, refusal to submit to a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation... more

Picking the Perfect One: Considering Christmas tree options

The Christmas season is upon us and, for many celebrating the holiday, decisions need to be made about getting a tree for trimming. Our county boasts a number of farms on which to find a fine-needled specimen, and there are a number of things to consider when heading out for the staple holiday decoration. To get a sense of what... more

RAIN BRINGS CHANGE: Winds howl ahead of cold front in the FLX

Get ready for change. A powerful cold front is approaching the region, and Tuesday is going to be the day for change. The rainy, windy day will usher in the cold air, which will push temperatures down into the 30s for the remainder of the week. Next week things will get even colder, as temperatures fall back into the 20s.... more

NY launches mobile app for Thruway travel

Just in time for the holidays, New York state is launching a mobile app to help motorists navigate the state Thruway. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced the new program earlier this month. Available for free on iPhone and Android mobile devices, the app provides users with real-time traffic information as well as resources about services along the Thruway. It... more

Stephanie Miner reconsiders run for Congress against Rep. John Katko

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is reconsidering whether to challenge U.S. Rep. John Katko for Congress in 2018. Miner, a Democrat, announced in October that she wouldn't run for Congress. But that was before the House voted on a tax reform proposal that has been panned by members of her party as a giveaway to wealthy individuals and corporations. Katko, R-Camillus,... more

Feds charge Syracuse man with threatening to kill Rep. John Katko

A Syracuse man is facing federal charges after allegedly calling U.S. Rep. John Katko's office and threatening to kill the congressman and his family. Patrick D. Angelo, 28, has been charged with interstate communication of a threat and threatening a federal official. He appeared in federal court Wednesday and is being held pending a detention hearing Friday. The charges stem... more
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