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Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold
Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – asking for more staff – due to the constant struggle to keep up with discovery requests from the... more

Pizzeria shuts down in Fingerlakes Mall, reopens Genesee Street location

Pizzeria shuts down in Fingerlakes Mall, reopens Genesee Street location
A pizzeria that had operated inside the Fingerlakes Mall has left … but only for its original home in Auburn. The Auburn Citizen reports that BB’s Pizza Express had been opened for the last several years – as ownership worked on its Genesee Street location. The work is done, and the ‘Express’ location in the mall has reportedly been closed.... more

Future of Cayuga County auto parts factory unclear as company considers closure

Local auto parts factory could be shut down soon
Next year could be it for a manufacturing site in Cayuga County. The future of BCS Automotive is unclear, as its parent company announced that its looking to study its manufacturing footprint. There’s another plant being evaluated. It’s located in Minnesota. “The study includes the potential transfer of product manufacturing as well as the potential closing of one or more... more

Syracuse duo led police on chase in Auburn after stealing from Bass Pro Shops

Syracuse duo led police on chase in Auburn after stealing from Bass Pro Shops
Two Syracuse residents were arrested on a number of charges after a theft and pursuit that happened along a busy stretch of highway in Auburn and Aurelius. Police say Lorenzo Grainger, 25, and Dennaisha Moody, 22, stole items from Bass Pro Shops at the Fingerlakes Mall, and fled in a vehicle to Clark Street. The duo headed east, toward the... more

LATEST: Traffic restored after serious wreck involving two tractor-trailers (photos)

Part of 5&20 shut down as crews deal with tractor-trailer crash
First responders were called to the scene of a serious crash along Routes 5&20 in Aurelius around 7 a.m. This crash reportedly involved a pair of tractor-trailers, one of which was leaking fuel. That prompted a HAZMAT team from Auburn to respond to the scene, and for the busy roadway to be shut down during the morning commute. Transportation officials... more

Sheriff: Auburn man was drunk when car slammed into school bus carrying nine kids

Car collides with school bus on 5&20 in Cayuga County
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck has provided a full-update on the crash Tuesday morning involving a passenger vehicle and Union Springs school bus. He says the bus was carrying nine students, and attempting to pick up two more, when a vehicle operated by David John-Paul Bassett, 29, slammed into the rear of the bus. All parties were evaluated at the... more

Two car crash with injuries reported in Aurelius

Two car crash with injuries reported in Aurelius
First responders were called to a crash in Aurelius on Friday. The Aurelius Volunteer Fire Department was called to the two car crash at the intersection of Clark Street Road and Fingerlakes Mall Drive, the department said in a Facebook post. The call came in shortly before 5 p.m. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, AMR, TLC, and Throop ambulances, and... more

Aurelius will get a Dunkin’ location soon

Aurelius will get a Dunkin’ location soon
The Auburn area is getting a fourth Dunkin’ location. The coffee and doughnut restaurant will open in an outbuilding next to Fingerlakes Crossing plaza by early 2020, said Kevin Langan, a leasing executive with the building’s owner, Cameron Group LLC. Located at 1578 Clark St. Road (Routes 5 and 20), the 2,000-square-foot restaurant will be full service, with a drive-thru,... more

Strip mall evacuated near Auburn after fire, gas leak

Building fire reported in Aurelius along Clark Street Road
Multiple stores were evacuated outside of Auburn on Friday after a reported fire above the OneMain Financial building. The report at the location, which is near Chilis, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s and Home Depot – initially came in as a building fire. Crews from Aurelius, Fleming, Owasco, and Throop were all on-scene. First responders could be seen on the rooftop... more

Trade war with China has heavy impact on local dairy farmers

Trade war with China takes toll on struggling Upstate NY dairy farmers
It took Kevin Ellis more than two years to navigate China’s trade barriers and win approval to export $25 million worth of dairy products from Central New York to the world’s most populous nation. His persistence paid off in June 2018 when China allowed Cayuga Milk Ingredients — a $101 million milk processing plant on the edge of Auburn —... more

Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius

Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius
It was the first time Larry Stewart went to the Empire Stance Summer Sendoff Car Show in Aurelius, but that didn’t stop him from bringing a car with a lot of history. Stewart, of Dryden, and his wife, Janice, were showing a Chevrolet he got while in the military in 1974 that he used to travel back and forth from... more

Cayuga Milk Ingredients planning multi-million dollar expansion

Cayuga Milk Ingredients planning multi-million dollar expansion
Cayuga Milk Ingredients is planning a multi-million dollar expansion of its facilities. The details were reported in the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council’s 2019 progress report. The expansion, dubbed “Project Eagle,” has the company looking to install an evaporator and feed system, among other upgrades. They hope to add around 34 new jobs. Continue reading from WSYR-TV more

Vacant home along Rt. 90 damaged by fire over the weekend

Vacant home along Rt. 90 damaged by fire over the weekend
A vacant home in Montezuma was seriously damaged after a fire over the weekend. The Auburn Citizen reports that five companies responded to the scene along Route 90 around 10 a.m. The fire was put out after more than an hour of firefighters battling flames. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. To have the latest updates,... more

5&20 temporarily closed near Auburn after crash

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A busy stretch of State Route 5&20 west of Auburn was temporarily closed in both directions on Wednesday after a crash. The accident occurred between Short and Cayuga roads around 2:40 p.m. One vehicle was reportedly blocking traffic, while the second involved was in a ditch. The road remained closed for about an hour before being reopened. It’s unclear if... more
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