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Auburn State Prison inmate charged with endangering child in Gorham

A Rochester man was arrested by Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies following an investigation into an incident involving an infant consuming suboxone, resulting in that child’s hospitalization. On Tuesday, Daniel R. Legler, 29, of Rochester was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation revealed that on August 28th he took suboxone that did not belong to him,... more

Auburn man facing multiple charges after choking woman

An Auburn man is facing multiple charges after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The attack allegedly took place on December 31st, and involved Justin E. Murphy, 26, of Auburn — as well as an unidentified female victim. The Auburn Police Department says that Murphy was picked up on a warrant Thursday. He was charged with first-degree criminal contempt,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Melina Carnicelli, Betty Bayer talk about march in Seneca Falls (podcast)

Everyone involved in organizing the ‘Women March in Seneca Falls’ event scheduled for Saturday knew it had the potential to grow incredibly large. The event, which is scheduled for Saturday was previewed by two organizers. Former Auburn Mayor Melina Carnicelli and Betty Bayer, joined Josh Durso on the Inside the FLX podcast to talk about how that event blossomed into... more

More cases involving suspended Auburn corrections officer dismissed

Three more criminal cases were dismissed and another postponed in Cayuga County Court Thursday in light of an ongoing investigation at Auburn Correctional Facility. Late last month, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision launched an investigation at the prison after Corrections Officer Matthew Cornell admitted planting a weapon on an inmate. The Citizen: Read More more

Multiple bridges in Finger Lakes to receive funding this year

Some bridges in desperate need of repair in the Finger Lakes region will finally see some work. A package was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to replace and repair 23 bridges and culverts in the region. The measure will cost $19.7 million dollars, and will be part of Cuomo’s BRIDGE NY initiative, which focuses on repairing struggling infrastructure around the... more

Auburn City Council serves up $150,000 loan to Doubledays

Auburn officials hope that the city’s latest loan to the Auburn Doubledays will be the last. Members of the Auburn City Council voted unanimously Thursday to authorize a $150,000 interest-free loan for the Doubledays, the short-season Class-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The loan, which will come from the city’s fund balance, is pending the approval of... more

Auburn Fire Department responds to Colonial Laundromat for burning dryer

The Auburn Fire Department reports that on Wednesday around 1:30 pm they were called to the Colonial Laundromat for a general alarm. When the first crew arrived on scene, they noted moderate smoke coming from the structure, which was ultimately traced back to two dryer units that had begun burning. No injuries were reported and the fire department notes that... more

Cayuga Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for missing teen believed to be in Auburn

Sheriff David Gould reports that the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office along with the Cayuga County Department of Social Services is attempting to locate the following juvenile who absconded from the Elmcrest Children’s Center in Syracuse on January 8th. She is believed to be back in the Auburn area, possibly near family on Wall Street. Cayuga County Family Court has issued... more

Auburn artists among recipients of $89K in state grants

With 35 percent more applicants than last year, the 2017 Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants were received with a little extra gratitude Wednesday at Auburn Public Theater. There, at the grant program’s fifth annual awards luncheon, 31 recipients from Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, Ontario and Wayne counties were given their checks for a total of $89,200. Read more from the Auburn... more

Owasco Lake council pleased with state funding news on blue-green algae toxin treatments

The state’s announcement on Monday that it will devote funding to the studies and implementation of blue-green algae toxin treatments to the town of Owasco and city of Auburn’s water filtration plants was “great news” to the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council members. In a release, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would provide $150,000 for the study of both... more

Auburn officials outline plans for State Street lot, central New York welcome center

Auburn officials spoke Wednesday to the progress that’s been made with several initiatives, including the redevelopment of a vacant State Street lot and ongoing plans for a downtown regional tourism center. The lot at 1-7 State St. — once targeted as the project site for a performing arts center — will be recommended for use as a space for public... more

Convictions vacated after officer admits planting weapon on inmate at Auburn prison

Two criminal convictions were vacated in Cayuga County Court Tuesday after a corrections officer admitted planting a weapon on an inmate at Auburn Correctional Facility. Last month, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann confirmed that a corrections officer from ACF admitted he “put a weapon on an inmate” in order to break up a prison gang. As a result, the... more

Cuomo: Auburn, Owasco get $2 million for drinking water system upgrades

The city of Auburn and town of Owasco will receive more than $2 million to upgrade drinking water treatment systems, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The funding, according to Cuomo’s office, will be used for the “design, engineering and construction of upgrades to the drinking water systems.” Both municipalities receive water from Owasco Lake. The lake is a drinking water... more

Auburn police: New officer hired as city sees increase in criminal investigations

The Auburn Police Department hired a new police officer last month as police investigated more missing person, domestic violence and drug cases in the city. According to the department’s monthly activity report, while there were nearly 400 fewer calls for service, police investigated a higher number of criminal complaints. The Citizen: Read More more

Auburn man charged after Barber St. stabbing on Sunday

An Auburn man has been charged with assault and possessing a weapon after an altercation on Barber Street led to one individual being stabbed. The Auburn Police Department says that Sammy L. Sheffield, of Auburn was identified by police and taken into custody to be interviewed after the incident. Police charged Sheffield with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of... more

Auburn community honors Martin Luther King Jr.

The Auburn-area community gathered again for the 42nd year Sunday to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More than 150 people came together at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Auburn to reflect on King’s pursuits as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and a preacher on the eve of his namesake holiday.... more

Fingerlakes Mall’s new marketing manager talks new businesses, events

As the new marketing manager of Fingerlakes Mall, Dann Walsh sees his role as continuing, and widening, its recent mission. It’s a mission with two parts: community and commerce. Picking up where predecessor Vin Gleason left off, Walsh said he will work to increase the mall’s slate of entertainment. Having started his position Dec. 27, he saw the mall’s power... more

Ex-Unity House counselor pleads guilty to rape after sexual relationship with resident

An Auburn woman has admitting to having a sexual relationship with a resident she was supervising as a counselor at Unity House of Cayuga County. Evonne Servais, of 73 Wall St., said she was working as a residence counselor at Unity House in 2015 when she had sexual contact with a client for several months. The 33-year-old was subsequently charged... more
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