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21-year-old killed in Wayne County crash

Serious accident in Clyde shuts down Route 31
Troopers say an Auburn man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-car crash, which happened a little before 7 p.m. on Friday in Wayne County. They say Travis Burdick, 21, of Auburn was driving west on Route 31 when his vehicle left the roadway — struck a guide rail, and an earth embankment — before rolling several times.... more

Total of eight arrests made following major meth lab bust and investigation

Sheriff David Gould reports that on Thursday the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office concluded an investigation in relation to a search warrant carried out on Orchard Street in Auburn, on November 9th. The street was shut down for hours as hazmat crews worked the scene alongside law enforcement that day. As result of the investigation, the following individuals were arrested on... more

Town of Seneca Falls appears in court over proposed Ludovico Sculpture Trail sewer line

Town of Seneca Falls appears in court over proposed Ludovico Sculpture Trail sewer line
Members of the Seneca Falls Town Board never needed to actually read the resolutions they adopted this past Spring for a sewer line project requiring the use of eminent domain, the town’s special counsel told a panel of appellate justices Thursday. Instead, the board properly relied on its engineering and legal experts for guidance in picking the Frank J. Ludovico... more

del Lago Resort & Casino raises $1,500 for Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, del Lago Resort & Casino donated $1,500 to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. The proceeds were raised through del Lago’s October Tasting Tuesday event and a month-long “Drink Pink” cocktail menu. On October 30th, del Lago hosted another successful Tasting Tuesday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.... more

Syracuse developer closes on sale of Auburn Schine Theater

Syracuse developer closes on sale of Auburn Schine Theater
The Auburn Schine Theater is now officially the property of Bowers Development, of Syracuse. Bowers and the downtown theater’s prior owner of 20 years, the Cayuga County Arts Council, closed on the sale Friday, arts council Communications Chair Michelle Milewski said in a news release. “2018 was a very productive year for the Schines Theater,” she said in the release.... more

Reaction rolls in from $50,000 raise for lawmakers over next two years

New York governor, lawmakers in line to become highest paid in country
Pay raise for New York lawmakers: 5 things to know New York’s 213 state lawmakers are in line for a pay raise in each of the next three years, but it will come with significant strings attached. It’s set to make them the highest paid state lawmakers in the country. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is likely to receive a significant salary... more

Suspect taken into custody after standoff on Thruway

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Deputies with the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office stood off with an armed man for more than four hours in Weedsport Thursday afternoon. The incident led to a large police presence and traffic disruptions on Route 34 just south of the state Thruway. Just before 4 p.m., the North Syracuse Police Department informed the sheriff’s office of a report an armed... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the future of Seneca White Deer, Inc. at former Seneca Army Depot (podcast)

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It has been an overwhelmingly successful stretch of 24 months for the folks at Seneca White Deer, Inc. An organization that was formed from the goal to help preserve the white deer herd at the former Seneca Army Depot — has grown in size and scope — allowing for more advocacy than ever before. On Friday, Dennis Money, founder and... more

Former Auburn inmate facing murder charge denies there is a dead body

Former Auburn inmate facing murder charge denies there is a dead body
A former Auburn Correctional Facility inmate refused to appear in Cayuga County Court Thursday to face a charge of first-degree murder because he says there is no victim. Rupert Alberga, 36, currently in custody at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, according to the state’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, was arraigned in September in connection with the death of Daniel... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Marion girls defeat Gananda; Red Jacket’s Sydney Close joins 1,000 point club

W-FL THURSDAY: Marion girls defeat Gananda; Red Jacket’s Sydney Close joins 1,000 point club
The Marion Black Knights varsity girls basketball team scored a big win in a match-up of Wayne County contenders when they defeated the Gananda Blue Panthers on Thursday night in Marion. Also, Autumn Kunes scored 41 of her team’s 45 points but it wasn’t enough as the Dundee Scots defeated Naples. South Seneca and Red Jacket rolled to victory and... more

How Josh Allen is slowly growing into a true QB1 in Buffalo

How Josh Allen is slowly growing into a true QB1 in Buffalo
When the Buffalo Bills traded up to seventh to take Josh Allen with their first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, many raised their eyebrows. The big-bodied quarterback with a cannon arm certainly possessed an upside, but the Wyoming play-caller was generally considered to be the least pro-ready of the top-level quarterback prospects in the draft. The assumption was he... more

Alberto Reyes begs judge to intervene in his case, claims he was threatened

Alberto Reyes begs judge to intervene in his case, claims he was threatened
The man charged with evidence tampering in the disappearance and death of a Sodus mother and child is the target of a new grand jury investigation. Alberto Reyes appeared in court Thursday. There, he begged the judge to intervene in his case. Clearly upset, Reyes rose from his seat and asked the judge to hear him out. He said he... more

Canandaigua City Council OK’s spending plan

Canandaigua City Council OK’s spending plan
The discussions on the 2019 budget were spirited at times, but civil, as Mayor Ellen Polimeni noted. Those discussions proved fruitful, as members of City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to adopt a $15,322,791 spending plan for 2019. Councilmember Jim Terwilliger said this was one of the more difficult processes he has seen, with an array of differences of opinion... more

Buy local when choosing a tree

Buy local when choosing a tree
As families continue their search for the perfect Christmas tree, three Cornell University experts who work closely with New York Christmas tree producers offer advice for picking and preserving holiday trees. Brian Eshenaur a plant pathologist, specializing in plant diagnostics, is a senior extension associate with the New York State Integrated Pest Management program. He suggests – sight, touch and... more

Auburn sewer system designed to minimize risk of overflows

Auburn sewer system designed to minimize risk of overflows
As one of 600 municipalities with a combined sewer system in New York, the city of Auburn is required to submit reports through the NY-Alert system in the event of any overflow discharge. At a meeting of the Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency Thursday, Auburn Municipal Utilities Director Seth Jensen provided an explanation of combined sewer overflows. Under the... more
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