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

Another deadly snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County

Another fatal snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County
Crews in Cayuga County responded to a second fatal snowmobile accident this week on Thursday in the town of Conquest. First responders were called to 1058 Spring Lake Road around 5 p.m. for the report of a snowmobile accident. Reports indicated initially that the vehicle crashed into a piece of farm equipment. Troopers say Michael Hall, 55, of Cato lost... more

LATEST: Investigation continues after sheriff identifies victim in fatal Cayuga County boat launch accident

One dead after boat launch accident
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said in an update on Monday that the cause of a fatal boat accident on Friday has not been identified. He reported that the investigation remained active. In the press release, the victim was identified as 77-year-old Thomas Jetty. The Turnpike Road resident lived in Auburn, and died after an incident at a boat launch... more

Auburn man sentenced for stealing firearms from home in Conquest

Auburn man sentenced for stealing firearms from home in Conquest
An Auburn man was sentenced in Cayuga County Court on Tuesday to five years in prison, and was granted an override of violent felony status. Raymond Allen, 38, formerly of 293 Seymour St., Auburn, was arrested in February after the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that he illegally possessed a long gun. Deputies and Auburn Police Department officers found the... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Auburn man arrested with stolen guns after Conquest burglary

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Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck reports that after receiving tips from the public – stolen guns were located, and an Auburn man was arrested on multiple charges. Raymond J. Allen, 31, of Auburn was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, and two counts of criminal possession of stolen property. Investigators worked closely with the Auburn Police Department and were... more

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind
The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County’s multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 million, up from $45.67 million in 2017. The increase was driven primarily by a strong performance in Auburn,... more

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages
Sales tax collection is trending upward in the city of Auburn through the third quarter of 2018 and holding relatively steady in Cayuga County. According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Auburn has collected more sales tax this year compared to last year, while the county has seen a very... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more

DEC: Discoloration on Owasco Lake not harmful algal blooms

An unidentified green discoloration on much of Owasco Lake seen earlier this week is not a harmful algal bloom, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday. The DEC's Finger Lakes Watershed Hub first collected samples from the discoloration after it was reported Monday July 30. Testing performed on the samples did not find any evidence of the cyanobacteria that... more

Multiple departments respond to Conquest fire (photos)

Firefighters brought a Conquest garage fire under control within 30 minutes, according to first responders on Monday night. Passerby reports indicated that smoke could be seen a significant distance from the source of the fire in Cayuga County. Crews responded to 2033 River Road around 7 p.m. Multiple departments responded to the scene. Conquest, Montezuma, Port Byron, Weedsport, Jordan, and... more

State police: Four arrested on drug charges in Conquest

Four people were arrested on numerous drug charges following the report of a suspicious vehicle complaint in the Town of Conquest. The report, which came in for Bush Hill Road resulted in cocaine being found, as well as marijuana, crack cocaine, pills, a metal smoking pipe and other items. Troopers arrested Joseph M. Curnow, 42, of North Rose on one... more

Conquest, Port Byron departments respond to combine fire

Conquest and Port Bryon fire departments were called to the scene of a combine fire, according to first responders in Cayuga County. The call came in around 5:30 pm, and those crews were called to the area of Marvin Road and State Route 38. First crews on-scene confirmed that the combine was on fire, and scanner traffic indicated that the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Batman talks budget process, infrastructure spending, and local disasters (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX the individual tasked with leading Cayuga County’s largest governing body – is in-studio talking about elections, the budget process, infrastructure, environmental issues, as well as the prospect of being excluded in a ‘disaster declaration’ by the White House. Keith Batman, Chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature, who recently won re-election to continue serving... more

Rollover reported in Conquest on Friday

First responders in Cayuga County were called to the scene of a rollover crash in the area of Hard Point Spur and Spring Lake Rd. It appears that only one vehicle was involved, but Conquest Fire Department, Port Byron Rescue, and AMR Ambulance were called to the scene. Command indicated after arrival that there was one patient with head, neck,... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more
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