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Downtown Ithaca Alliance announces new chief executive officer

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) has announced the appointment of Nan Rohrer as the new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding former Executive Director Gary Ferguson. Baltimore-based Rohrer, known for her extensive background in business development, is ... more

Police search in Newfield linked to missing Ithaca man

Multiple agencies were seen investigating in Newfield on Friday. It was apparently tied to the missing person's investigation that was announced last week in Ithaca. Beginning early-Friday, a portion of Benjamin Road has been cordoned ... more

Former Tompkins deputy sentenced to jail for perjury

Former Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputy Zachary Starner was handed a 60-day jail term after being convicted of third-degree perjury. The 36-year-old was arrested in February 2021 and placed on administrative leave for delivering false testimony ... more

From frost to dry weather: Finger Lakes vineyards hopeful that weather will normalize soon

The Finger Lakes region was struck by a devastating frost just a couple weeks ago causing extensive damage to vineyards and orchards in the area. Mark Karasz, owner of Rock Stream Vineyards, told WETM-TV that ... more

Finger Lakes allergy season in full swing: How long will it last?

The Finger Lakes region is currently experiencing a severe spring allergy season, with grass and tree pollen peaking at the same time. Dr. Emily Weis, clinical director for allergy at URMC, tells 13WHAM-TV that this ... more

Troopers: Property damage crash leads to aggravated DWI arrest

State police arrested an Endicott woman for aggravated DWI after a property damage crash. Police were called to a one-car accident in Wellsburg, finding a vehicle operated by Margaret Palombaro, 41, was in an accident ... more

Motorcyclist airlifted from Rt. 13 crash in Tompkins County

Late Tuesday afternoon, an accident on Route 13 near Stewart Park exit resulted in a male motorcyclist sustaining serious injuries. He was swiftly attended to by multiple emergency services, including police, fire and ambulance responders ... more

Police concerned for missing Ithaca man’s safety: Investigation and search underway

The Ithaca Police Department provided an update on a missing person's search that's unfolding in Tompkins County. Thomas Rath, 33, of Ithaca was last seen in the natural area behind Lowes, commonly referred to as ... more

FLX TODAY: National Right to Work Foundation talks Starbucks unionization efforts (podcast)

In the American economy there are few things more complicated and sensitive than labor. There are an array of issues debated on a daily basis, ranging from fair treatment to compensation to work-life balance. Many ... more

FLX TODAY: Change is coming to the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County (podcast)

Change is coming to the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County. Following the completion of a 40-bed open access detox and stabilization facility, Anegla Sullivan is stepping down as leader of the organization. "It's ... more

Groton apartment fire causes limited damage, first responders say

In the village of Groton, firefighters rapidly responded to and controlled a fire confined to the kitchen of a second-floor apartment in a multi-unit building early Sunday evening. The incident, which temporarily shut down Main ... more

State and local leaders tour frost damage at Finger Lakes vineyards

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball, along with representatives from various state and federal agencies, toured vineyards in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions on Friday to assess the impact of a recent freeze. The ... more

Starbucks blocked most transfer requests as company shut down remaining Ithaca stores

Starbucks has announced the closure of its last two stores in Ithaca earlier this week, following a strike by employees. The decision, effectively a mass layoff of unionized workers, won't impact the branded cafes within ... more

Ithaca Festival coming up soon: What’s on the schedule?

The much-anticipated Ithaca Festival is set to once again fill the city with music, art, and community spirit this week. Running from June 1 through June 4, the annual festival, themed “Planet Ithaca”, brings together ... more

Supreme Court rolls back protections for wetlands in broad ruling that favors farmers, developers, and polluting industries

New York State’s top environmental regulator today condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that will remove millions of acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands from federal regulation. The Montezuma Wildlife Refuge in Seneca, Wayne and ... more

1987 homicide case solved after decades-long investigation in Tompkins County

The notorious 1987 murder of David Malcom, a Red Cross Shelter worker, has finally been solved after a sustained multi-year investigation, according to Ithaca Police Department. The previously suspected male associate is no longer under ... more

DEC and DOH issue reminder for residents to stay vigilant as HABs season begins in Finger Lakes

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have issued a reminder for New Yorkers to remain vigilant about harmful algal blooms (HABs) as the 2023 reporting season commences. The DEC's ... more

FLX TODAY: Tess MacQueen, PA-C at Pine Point Medical (podcast)

Jim Sinicropi is joined in-studio by Tess MacQueen, PA-C. Tess is the Director of Operations at Pine Point Medical in Lansing. Jim and Tess discuss the what makes their office unique and everything they have ... more

UPDATE: One dead, another in stable condition after accident at Taughannock Falls

A 26-year-old man from Syracuse was found dead in the water at Taughannock Falls State Park on Tuesday afternoon, according to New York State Police. Emergency response teams from several agencies, including Trumansburg Fire Department, ... more

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