Auburn High School shut down early after bullet found

Students at Auburn High School saw their day cut short on Wednesday after a bullet was found on school property, according to officials. Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeffrey Pirozzolo said a group of students found the bullet outside the cafeteria at around 11:30 a.m. The school immediately moved into a shelter-in-place status; as law enforcement began investigating. At... more

UPDATE: Legislators push back against CIN claim to move more land into trust

On Tuesday, New York State Senator Pam Helming urged the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the Cayuga Indian Nation’s request to place additional lands ‘in trust’. A day later, Sen. Helming was joined by Assemblyman Gary Finch, who co-authored a second letter to the Bureau requesting that the 30-day comment period be extended to 120-days. The CIN has already... more

Batman kicks off NY Assembly campaign with Auburn fundraiser

There was no signal needed for Batman to appear at this event. Cayuga County Legislator Keith Batman formally launched his campaign for state Assembly by holding a fundraiser Sunday at the Phoenix Building in Auburn. Batman, a Democrat, is challenging state Assemblyman Gary Finch. Finch, R-Springport, represents the 126th Assembly District which includes parts of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland and Onondaga... more

Police: Auburn man strangled woman in bathtub, endangered children in domestic incident

An Auburn man was arrested early Monday morning after strangling a woman and 9-year-old boy at the suspect's apartment, the Auburn Police Department said. At around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to 86 E. Genesee St. for a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Auburn Deputy Police Chief Roger Anthony said, police discovered 38-year-old Raymond Kent Oxendine had attacked his... more

Rain on Tuesday will lead to dry, warm week

Showers during the morning hours will dissipate and morph into isolated thunderstorms during the late-afternoon hours, according to forecasters. It won’t be a heavy, soaking rain — but it will be enough to complicate any activities that are taking place outside. High-temperatures will push into the low-70s, and then tonight — as temperatures drop — fog will develop. It’ll be... more

Despite Tuesday rain, forecast looks like summer as Memorial Day approaches

If Memorial Day Weekend means you’re headed out, or hitting the road – the weather is going to cooperate nearly every day. While the forecast calls for some rain early on Tuesday, temperatures will be above 70 – and even push into the 80s during the late-week timeframe to make it feel like summer in the Finger Lakes. The rain... more

‘This is your day’: Cayuga Community College graduates hundreds at commencement

More than 200 new graduates from Cayuga Community College walked across the stage to receive their associate degrees during the college’s 64th commencement ceremony on Sunday. The Auburn campus’ Spartan Gymnasium became filled with family and friends, many with bouquets or balloons in hand, and excited chatter as the time of the ceremony grew closer. Graduates entered the gymnasium soon... more

Signs to look for if you suspect child abuse

The Seneca Falls police chief is weighing in Thursday on how important it is to notify authorities if you suspect abuse. "It's obviously extremely vital in this case, it could have saved a little boy's life," Chief Stuart Peenstra said. Maureen Foran-Mocete, who works at the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, says people are hesitant to call because they fear they... more

Cayuga Community College to raise tuition

Cayuga Community College's tuition will increase by 2.5 percent for the fall semester. The bump was approved by the college's board of trustees at a meeting Thursday night. The institution's proposed operating budget from September 2018 to August 2019 will be $29,721,956. Cayuga County's sponsor's share will be $3,030,736. The 2017-2018 budget was $29,677,076, with a 1 percent tuition increase... more

Cayuga Co. couple accused of faking son’s cancer for donations plead not guilty

The Cayuga County couple charged for pretending their child had cancer to get donations pleaded not guilty. Martin and Jolene LaFrance appeared in Montezuma town court Wednesday night and pleaded not guilty to charges of scheme to defraud and endangering the welfare of a child. According to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s office, the couple created a Go Fund Me page... more

Top Six Paddles in the Finger Lakes Region

On a warm spring afternoon, there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of the Finger Lakes than by boat. Exploring the region in a kayak, paddleboard or canoe can be incredibly rewarding. From two wild lakes to bayou-like swamps to a mighty river, the region boasts a diversity of opportunities for quiet water paddling. Recent interest has brought... more

Soggy weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes

The weather was gorgeous on Thursday, and Friday will remain tranquil — but change over the next 48 hours is on the way. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil reports that a broad southerly flow across the Southeast United States has resulted in a large area of abnormally high atmospheric moisture. That high pressure system to the north has been keeping... more

Wegmans purse snatcher sentenced in Cayuga County

An Auburn man will spend time in prison for stealing a woman’s purse in the parking lot at Wegmans. Earlier this year, David Mitchell was at the Auburn store when he snatched a 72-year-old woman’s purse from a shopping cart. He was later found with the woman’s credit card after dumping her purse and other belongings near Memorial City Hall.... more

New draft zoning code for village of Cayuga sparks controversy on adult entertainment

An open house to hear concerns on new draft zoning laws, the first revisions to the code since 1988, sparked controversy over adult entertainment and short-term rentals in the village of Cayuga Wednesday night. The goal of the open house was to get residents’ feedback on the draft zoning laws as well as provide an opportunity to field questions and... more

One airlifted from scene of Throop accident

First responders say one person was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital with ‘serious’ injuries after a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday. The accident happened during the late-afternoon hours and when firefighters were called to the scene — one person was entrapped. Throop Fire Department, Port Byron Fire Department, and AMR Ambulance were called to the scene on Centerport Road near Mills... more
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