Category: Auburn

Police ask for public’s help identifying Walmart robbery suspect in Auburn

Police ask for public’s help identifying Walmart robbery suspect in Auburn

The Auburn Police Department has circulated an image of a robbery suspect as an investigation into the theft at Walmart continues. The robbery itself occurred in late-April around 8 p.m. at the store’s jewelry counter. There was a brief struggle between the ... MORE
J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney is preparing for bankruptcy. A report by Reuters suggests that the troubled department store chain could file as soon as next week. The Coronavirus Pandemic has made an already-grim situation significantly worse for retailers like Macy’s and J.C. Penney. The ... MORE
Florida duo burglarize home in Auburn, stealing a dog and electronics

Florida duo burglarize home in Auburn, stealing a dog and electronics

A pair of Florida residents were arrested for allegedly stealing a dog, electronics, and other items from an apartment in Auburn. Police say Collena Monique Johnson, 36, and Jamie Lynwood Murray Sr., 37, broke into an apartment on Wall Street on Tuesday ... MORE
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Auburn Community Hospital given permission to resume elective surgeries

Auburn Community Hospital has been given the green light to continue performing elective surgeries. The hospital made the announcement on Wednesday. Beginning May 11th the hospital will be able to resume elective procedures. The facility was not included in the first wave ... MORE
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Police: Woman fired off handgun multiple times in Auburn

A 29-year-old was arrested after an investigation in Auburn. The arrested took place during the late-evening hours on Tuesday after police were called to a Jefferson Street home. Officers were called for a woman who had reportedly fired off three rounds from ... MORE
WellNow Urgent Care launches COVID-19 testing at clinic sites in Gen

WellNow Urgent Care launches COVID-19 testing at clinic sites in Auburn, Geneva, and Ithaca

On Wednesday WellNow Urgent Care clinics around the region started offering two kinds of COVID-19 testing at facilities. WellNow is one of the country’s fastest-growing urgent care providers and has several locations throughout the region. They will offer molecular polymerase chain reaction ... MORE
Officials: Pandemic losses mean budget cuts in Auburn

Officials: Pandemic losses mean budget cuts in Auburn

The loss of sales tax revenue is going to leave a mark. It’s not a unique situation. In fact, it’s the same one communities are seeing play out around the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York. City Manager Jeff Dygert told Finger ... MORE
Future of Auburn Doubledays remains unclear; officials uncertain about 2020 summer season

Future of Auburn Doubledays remains unclear; officials uncertain about 2020 summer season

No official word yet. Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert says they still haven’t been given any indication whether there will be baseball this season in the city. The Auburn Doubledays were among the teams that would have been eliminated in the restructured ... MORE
Police: Auburn man faces several felony charges after attack, robbery at motel

Police: Auburn man faces several felony charges after attack, robbery at motel

An Auburn man faces multiple felony charges after an attack and robbery in the city of Auburn in late-March. Police say Christopher Kui’imi Duvon Barnwell, 19, of Auburn stole a woman’s purse at a motel in Auburn. He used a knife to ... MORE
Felony charge, several misdemeanors for Port Byron driver after crash outside of Auburn

Felony charge, several misdemeanors for Port Byron driver after crash outside of Auburn

Sheriff Brian Schenck reports that on Monday around 9:25 p.m. deputies responded to a crash on State Street Road in the Town of Throop. Investigators determined that Ashley Gotham, 29, of Port Byron was traveling on State Street Road, or Route 38 ... MORE
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Duplex damaged by fire in city of Auburn

A duplex was seriously damaged on Monday in the city of Auburn by a fire. Deputy Chief Mark Fritz tells Finger Lakes News Radio that both residents of the home escaped without injury. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Future of college, journalism, and life as we know it up in the air (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Steve Keeler on future of college & journalism (podcast)

FUTURE OF COLLEGE, JOURNALISM, AND LIFE AS WE KNOW IT UP IN THE AIR Earlier this week we featured a Daily Debrief taking on questions about the future sustainability of local journalism. It’s a topic we have broached numerous times, and one ... MORE
Auburn secures CARES Act block grant funds, will hold two public hearings on May 11 to seek input from community

Auburn secures CARES Act block grant funds, will hold two public hearings on May 11 to seek input from community

The City of Auburn has secured some community development block grants through the CARES Act. City Clerk Chuck Mason tells Finger Lakes News Radio that the city and Cayuga County United Way will survey non-profit agencies about how the funds can best ... MORE
Furry friend (photo)

Furry friends (photo)

Some furry friends captured by Robert Otterstatter’s lens ... MORE
Tessy Plastics moves closer to getting tax abatement to produce rapid COVID tests

Tessy Plastics moves closer to getting tax abatement to produce rapid COVID tests

The Auburn Industrial Development Agency will hold a public hearing on a proposed Test Plastics expansion, which will bring 200 new jobs, and manufacture the coveted rapid coronavirus test kits. According to The Auburn Citizen, Tessy Plastics will invest $18 million on ... MORE
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Owasco River flowing (photo)

The Owasco River was flowing in this shot by Robert Otterstatter ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: How do news organizations survive post-pandemic and will students go to college this fall? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How do news organizations survive post-pandemic and will students go to college this fall? (podcast)

What does the future of journalism look like? To Steve Keeler, who leads the school of media and arts at Cayuga Community College – it’s going to take quite a bit to save local journalism. While he’s optimistic it can happen – ... MORE
Police seek masked man who stole jewelry from Walmart on Sunday

Police seek masked man who stole jewelry from Walmart on Sunday

The Auburn Police Department is seeking a masked man, who was involved in a robbery at the Walmart Supercenter on Sunday. It happened around 8 p.m. Chief Shawn Butler tells Finger Lakes News Radio that a man stole jewelry before escaping from ... MORE