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Two tractor trailer drivers ticketed for Thruway pileup; Trooper recovering from crash

Two tractor trailer drivers ticketed for Thruway pileup; Trooper recovering from crash
Two tractor trailer drivers have been ticketed for disobeying a travel ban and causing a 19-vehicle crash that seriously injured a New York State Trooper on the Thruway Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said a tractor trailer ... more
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Rt. 96 near Eastview Mall shut down overnight due to crash

Part of State Route 96 at the border of Ontario and Monroe counties remains closed this morning after a crash last night. A car collided with a utility pole and took down phone lines around ... more
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Millions secured to fund peer advocates, nurse practitioners for addiction, recovery throughout region

$348K coming to FLX through FLACRA for recovery community center
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced the award of nearly $5 million in funding, which will assist OASAS-certified providers in hiring nurse practitioners and Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPAs) to ... more
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Election calendar for local races as reforms become law in NY

Primary day for local elections this year will be on June 25, according to the political calendar put out this week by the state Board of Elections. Voters will choose their party candidates about three ... more
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Debate around AIM funding gets local, as leaders call for full-restoration across New York

Debate around AIM funding gets local, as leaders call for full-restoration across New York
Should villages and towns have to justify their existence? When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that $59 million in aid to towns and villages across New York would be cut under his proposal - small communities ... more
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Prescription drug costs are driving up bills, debt for struggling patients

Bills pile up for some patients as costs for prescription drugs continue to rise
The climbing costs of prescription drugs is catching the attention of President Trump. He held a meeting this week to hear directly from people who are impacted. Many people say they now have to choose ... more
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Sheriff: Duo sold heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana in Ontario Co.

Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of two Rochester residents on felony drug charges after the pair sold multiple drugs to an individual in Farmington earlier this week. Ricardo Pena, 21, and Keith ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Early-voting, banning mugshots, and the future of local municipalities (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Early-voting, the LLC loophole, and banning mugshots (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast a number of state measures, that have either been proposed or signed into law are discussed. Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine look at the biggest issues that lie ahead ... more
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Walworth man charged with DWI after violent, rollover crash in Penfield

Walworth man charged with DWI after violent, rollover crash in Penfield
Deputies say a Walworth man was arrested after a rollover crash in Penfield on Wednesday a little before the clock struck midnight. Michael Celso, 41, was driving on Penfield Road near Salt Road when his ... more
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MRB Group adds new member to IT team

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At MRB Group, growing demands for engineering and architectural services in the Central New York area have resulted in a rapidly expanding professional team. Meeting clients’ needs requires supporting those team members with the latest ... more
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Deputies: Bloomfield crash leads to DWI charge for Rochester driver

Felony DWI arrest in Canandaigua after one-car crash
Deputies report the arrest of a 47-year-old Rochester man following a one-car property damage accident in Bloomfield. On Sunday around 10:27 p.m. deputies were called to Woolston Road for a one-car crash. Todd A. Wiater, ... more
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Government shutdown having an impact on local FoodLink operation

Government shutdown having an impact on local FoodLink operation
Foodlink and several local organizations on Tuesday gathered to discuss the government shutdown’s impact on the emergency food system, and affirmed their commitment to respond to a rising need in the weeks and months ahead ... more
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Counties call for hearing on tax cap in New York

Counties call for hearing on tax cap in New York
As the state Senate this week takes up a bill that would make the state’s cap on property tax increases a permanent one, the New York State Association of Counties is calling hearings on the ... more
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FLX wine region in heady company again

FLX wine region in heady company again
Acclaim for the Finger Lakes wine region keeps rolling in. On the heels of last year’s win as Best Wine Region in national polling by USA Today, the region has come in second on VinePair’s ... more
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Volunteer dog walkers help during snowstorm at Lollypop Farm

Volunteer dog walkers help during snowstorm at Lollypop Farm
Dutch was decidedly not excited about the frigid weather on Sunday. An older dog with a brindle coat and a patch of white on her chest, she headed outside the door of Lollypop Farm with ... more
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Another TV newscaster says similar slur to Jeremy Kappell, apologizes, won’t be fired

Another TV newscaster says similar slur to Jeremy Kappell, apologizes, won’t be fired
A St. Louis newscaster has apologized for what he called an unintentional racial slur while referencing Martin Luther King Jr., nearly two weeks after the same phrase cost another broadcaster his job. KTVI-TV’s Kevin Steincross ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Albany puts pinch on small communities, and reviewing legislative proposals (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Albany puts pinch on small communities, and reviewing legislative proposals (podcast)
Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss the latest news in the Finger Lakes - including a number of budget proposals at the state-level, which would have serious impact on local communities. Here are the headlines ... more
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Palmyra resident, Monroe Co. employee killed in tragic wreck involving tractor-trailer in Rochester

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Two people were killed in a crash that involved a tractor-trailer, a car, and workers inside a sewer in Rochester on Friday. The crash happened around 8:50 a.m. at Route 104 and Hudson Avenue. Traffic ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the latest on flu season in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the latest on flu season in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
The holidays are over, and winter hasn't really felt like one - but flu season is in full-swing. According to Dr. Elizabeth Osborn, of Lifecare Medical Associates and Finger Lakes Health - the season is ... more
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Harassment, possession charges filed after del Lago incident

Harassment, possession charges filed after del Lago incident
Deputies report the arrest of a 39-year-old Rochester man following an incident in Seneca County. Beau Warren, 39, of Rochester was charged with harassment and criminal possession of a controlled substance after a physical altercation ... more
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UR Warner School to host event to help people explore careers in teaching

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The Warner School of Education will host “Why Teach?,” an event for individuals considering a career in teaching and the education job market from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in LeChase Hall. Participants ... more
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