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POWERBALL: Winning numbers for Saturday’s $361M jackpot?

Saturday’s Powerball drawing offered yet another chance at a really big lottery jackpot. If you’re feeling lucky, let’s hope you bought a ticket. Here are the winning numbers: 03-07-09-31-33, Powerball: 20, PowerPlay: 3X The estimated jackpot is $361 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $213 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even... more

PETITION: Reducing visitation at 17 maximum security prisons labeled ‘cruel’

A petition has been signed by more than 2,100 people opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to reduce visitation at New York’s 17 maximum security correctional facilities. As of Saturday afternoon, there are 2,102 supporters of the petition titled “Don’t Restrict Visits in NYS Prisons!” The petition calls the governor’s plan to alter the visitation policy “regressive, counterproductive and cruel.” –... more

Port Byron man sentenced in federal court for conspiring to defraud the FDA

A Port Byron man who operated a business in Skaneateles has been sentenced for his involvement in a conspiracy that illegally manufactured and sold pro-hormone/designer steroids. Matthew S. Greacen, 50, was sentenced Monday, Feb. 13, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon after having previously pleaded guilty to related federal charges, Acting United... more

Vehicle crash on Grant Avenue in Auburn blocks westbound traffic

Westbound traffic along a portion of Route 5 in Auburn was blocked for more than an hour Sunday evening after a motor vehicle crash. Initially reported as a three-vehicle accident, the incident occurred at 4:51 p.m., Cayuga County 911 dispatchers said, on Grant Avenue between Lansing Street and Beach Avenue. Auburn police and fire units were dispatched to the scene... more

Auburn nanny charged after assaulting child

Members of the Auburn Police Department say that a 27-year-old Auburn woman, who worked as a nanny in Cayuga County has been charged with allegedly assaulting a child. Kimberly L. Hyde, an Auburn resident, was charged with second-degree assault on Thursday. The victim was allegedly a relative of Hyde. However, the complain was filed with Child Protective Services. The child... more

Our Finger Lakes History: The Underground Railroad in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes a fascinating look at the history of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement of the late 1800,’s in the Finger Lakes. See the numerous buildings and homes that served as stations on the Underground Railroad throughout the region and learn about the individuals who played a part in aiding runaway freedom seekers who were... more

FLX will see February thaw over next week

It might feel more like mid-spring in the Finger Lakes this weekend, as temperatures rise into the 50s on Saturday before cooling down slightly on Sunday. The cool down will still leave temperatures about 10 degrees above normal for most of the region. However, a more pro-longed warmup is expected next week. Here is FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil’s forecast... more

Cuomo consolidation plans stir talks between Union Springs and Springport

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal for counties to create consolidation plans for residents to vote up or down on the November ballot, Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck had an idea. The state Division of Local Government Services is encouraging counties to apply for $50,000 grants for “assistance for the consolidation or dissolution of a local government.” With the village and... more

State senators oppose Cuomo’s free tuition plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free tuition at state colleges and universities for students whose families earn no more than $125,000 annually is opposed by Cayuga County’s state Senate delegation. State Sens. John DeFrancisco, Pam Helming and Jim Seward said in separate interviews that they have concerns about Cuomo’s plan, which is included in his 2017-18 state budget proposal.... more

Moravia boys knock off Newfield for IAC Small School title

Tired of watching his team’s 16-point lead shrink to single digits in the fourth quarter, Moravia’s Jordan Crossgrove took the matter into his own hands Friday night. The senior guard scored 11 points, hitting five shots from the field, in the fourth quarter as the Blue Devils held off a late comeback by Newfield in a 55-49 victory for the... more

New York lawmakers propose program for crumbling water pipes

Small upstate New York communities faced with dilapidated wooden pipes rumored to be more than 100 years old need state money to repair water system infrastructure on the verge of collapse, a group of lawmakers said Thursday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined officials in proposing a program that would provide annual repair and maintenance funds to villages, towns and... more

Beds abound: Mattress dealer springs into business at Fingerlakes Mall

For the most part, the operators of Mattress by Appointment at Fingerlakes Mall are just about done breaking in their newest location ahead of its grand opening. They know a mall is not a normal place for a mattress store. Typical mattress showrooms are set up in locations with regular hours and on-site salespeople, said Nick Difasi, a partner at... more

Auburn woman in deadly four-car Sennett accident still in critical condition

An Auburn woman was in critical condition Thursday with head and chest injuries after a deadly four-car accident on Route 20 in the town of Sennett Wednesday. New York State Police Investigator Anthony Gower said 29-year-old Ashley M. Hester was transported to Upstate University Hospital Wednesday following the accident that killed 30-year-old Joseph S. Raymond. Hester had been traveling with... more

Auburn council authorizes construction funding for Genesee Street, bridge repairs

The city of Auburn projects to have a busy construction season starting this summer. The Auburn City Council authorized funding for the construction phases of three separate projects: repaving West Genesee Street, the replacement of the North Division Street Bridge and the reconstruction of the culverts over the North Hunter Brook. Between all three projects, the combined total cost for... more

Wegmans, Wal-Mart pay Cayuga County fines for scale violations

Wegmans and Wal-Mart have both paid fines after the Cayuga County Weights and Measures Department found violations with some of the stores’ scales. Larry G. Roser, director of weights and measures, said January was supermarket scale testing month, where he inspected scales at all 13 supermarkets in the county. In his report to the county Legislature’s Public Works Committee, Roser... more

Weedsport man sent to prison for assaulting paramedics in Cayuga County

A Weedsport man was sent to prison Thursday for assaulting two paramedics in Cayuga County. In October, William Smith, of 133 Oakleaf Dr., pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault, a class E felony. At the time, the 42-year-old admitted he became violent with two paramedics in the town of Brutus on Dec. 6, 2015. According to Cayuga County District Attorney... more

UPDATE: Auburn man ID’d in fatal Sennett crash

One person has died, while three others were injured in a serious multi-car crash on State Route 20 in Sennett. According to those on the scene three cars were involved in the initial crash, with the fourth vehicle swerving to avoid the wreck crashing into the ditch along the road. Police have identified the victim of the accident as Joseph... more

Man sent to prison for attacking ex-girlfriend in Cayuga County

A Tompkins County man will spend the next one to three years in prison for attacking his ex-girlfriend in Auburn last summer. Harry R. White, 31, of Groton, was arrested in August 2016 after an altercation with his ex-girlfriend. At the time, the Auburn Police Department said an argument broke out between White and the victim on Lansing Street where... more
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