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Troopers: Auburn man charged with DWI after using mobile phone

On April 13th an Auburn man was arrested on multiple charges after a traffic stop, which stemmed from using a mobile phone while driving. Troopers arrested Michael L. Emmi, 51, of Auburn for driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by alcohol and operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone. Emmi was stopped on Clark Street Road in... more

Two hospitalized after crash on Rt. 34

Two people were sent to the hospital after a three-car crash on Route 34 in Weedsport. Weedsport Ambulance & Rescue, Port Byron EMS, Jordan Ambulance, and Throop Ambulance were all called to the scene on Route 34 and Bentley School Road. Officials in Cayuga County say that Throop Ambulance transported one patient to Auburn Community Hospital, while a second patient... more

Felony DWI charge after crash in Aurelius last week

State Police say a 26-year-old Weedsport man was arrested on felony DWI charges after a property damage accident on West Genesee Street Road in Aurelius. Andrew M. Stott, 26, of Weedsport was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device. Police say Stott had a previous conviction... more

Finger Lakes region home and lifestyle show comes to the Fingerlakes Mall

About 1,600 people were drawn to the first Upper Finger Lakes Home & Lifestyle Show hosted at the Fingerlakes Mall Saturday and Sunday. Ninety different vendors gave home improvement advice, sold artisan goods, crafts, food and drink as part of the show, while other special events like face-painting and breakfast with the Easter Bunny took place for kids. The Citizen:... more

Crews respond to Aurelius barn fire on Friday

Multiple departments in Cayuga and Seneca counties were called to a second alarm barn fire in Aurelius on Friday afternoon. Photos from the scene show the barn fully-engulfed. Aurelius, Throop, Cayuga, Auburn, Seneca Falls, Fleming, Owasco and Waterloo fire departments responded to the scene on Basswood Road. The specific address of the fire was reported at 6410 Basswood Road in... more

Girl Scout ‘Cookie Season’ kicks off next week at Fingerlakes Mall

Next week thousands of cases of cookies will be unloaded and re-loaded onto minivans, cars, U-Haul trucks, and every other type of vehicle you could imagine — ahead of the March 1st kickoff of Girl Scout Cookie Season. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Communications Director Jaime Alvarez called the sight an incredible one, which she saw for the first time... more

Aurelius to renovate state police station, hopes to secure new lease deal

The town of Aurelius plans to make renovations to the New York state police station in hopes that the state will renew its 20-year lease of the building for another 10 years. Over 20 years ago, when New York state troopers outgrew their previous station in Aurelius, the town built a new building for the police and leased it to... more

Girls are princesses for a day at Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius

Over 100 princesses held court at the Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius Saturday. The Princess for a Day event event featured young girls decked out as either royalty from Disney films or in their own regal outfits. The participants could get their makeup, hair and nails done by volunteers and get their photo taken on a stage with volunteers dressed as... more

Driver sent to hospital after one-car crash in Aurelius

One person was transported to Auburn Community Hospital after a rollover accident in Aurelius on Friday, according to first responders. A one-car rollover was reported around 1 p.m., which resulted in first responders being dispatched to Genesee Street Road and Bluefield Road. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, and AMR Ambulance responded to the scene. First responders... more

Progress 2018: With $1.2 million from state, Cayuga County grower plans to add 100 jobs

Martens Cos., parent organization to the four-generation family-owned Martens Farms in Mentz, was awarded over $1 million by the state for a project that will add 100 new jobs to Cayuga County. Martens has been growing potatoes in central New York for over 90 years, according to the company website, and its next project will be creating a 150,000-square-foot commercial... more

Ormie King: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES students make positive difference

Going back in time, a decade ago, I was working at RSVP as the van driver, when I got a call from Al Pola, who is a terrific guy and he and his group of kids from BOCES do a lot to improve our community. What about Al? He was a former law enforcement officer, and he is a certified... more

THE LOVING CUP: Adam Winslow & Shane Truman of the Auburn Doubledays (podcast)

Auburn Doubledays General Manager Adam Winslow and Assistant General Manager Shane Truman are in-studio to talk about the ways their minor league baseball organization tries to give back to the Auburn community and surrounding areas and why they are grateful for their families and the community they serve. . more

Rake the lake: Shoreline weeds, debris could be part of Owasco Lake’s harmful algae recipe

2017 was a rough year for Owasco Lake, but John Halfman has some ideas for improving its water quality and keeping harmful algal blooms from turning its beaches to pea soup. Halfman, professor of geolimnology and hydrogeochemistry at the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, gave his annual lake water quality report Tuesday morning. It started out... more

Car collides with tree in Cayuga County

Scanner traffic indicates that one person was injured after a car collided with a tree near the intersection of State Route 90 and Turnpike Road Extension. Aurelius Rescue and Cayuga Ambulance were called to the scene, but additional details were unclear. The nature of the injuries were not confirmed, but first responders noted head and hand injuries to at least... more

Major flooding in Cayuga County; Port Byron among hardest hit

On Friday, as warm air held on in the Finger Lakes — several communities in Cayuga County were hit hard by flooding. While the National Weather Service reported that an ice jam along the Seneca River caused flooding from Montezuma to Port Byron and Weedsport, the excessive rainfall did not help matters. As of 10:30 am on Friday, the river... more

State Police: Auburn woman had BAC twice the legal limit

On January 6th Troopers arrested an Auburn woman after she was found to be driving while intoxicated follow field sobriety tests. Rachel W. Dyson, 54, of Auburn was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than .08 percent, operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection certificate and license restriction violation. While on patrol,... more
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