Ten fire districts respond to Fleming barn fire; structure a ‘total loss’

Fire investigators are currently working to determine the cause of a barn fire in Fleming. The Fleming Volunteer Fire Department was called to a home at 4913 Silver Street Rd. and according to Deputy Chief Andy Campbell told the Auburn Citizen that a barn in front of a house at the address was a ‘total loss’ after the blaze. It... more

UPDATE: Moravia man killed in motorcycle-truck crash in Fleming

One person is dead after a truck vs. motorcycle accident that happened on Saturday shortly before 1 pm. According to authorities, the pickup truck burst into flames after the initial impact and became “well-involved.” State Police have identified the motorcyclist as Christopher Hillard, of Moravia. South Street Rd. was closed between the Auburn city line and at the intersection of... more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

Fleming supervisor: Harriet Tubman lived in town, not Auburn

Fleming Supervisor Gary Searing is reminding local residents that famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman was a resident of his town, not the city of Auburn. In a letter dated Jan. 25 that was provided to The Citizen Tuesday, Searing noted that there’s “documented proof” Tubman lived in Fleming. He said that information has been shared with the National Park Service. The... more

Fleming woman sentenced for multiple DWIs, drunk driving with child passenger

A Fleming woman has been sentenced to prison for driving drunk on three separate occasions last year. Misty Ellis, of Scipio Townline Road, was arrested for driving while intoxicated twice in August and once in November 2016, Cayuga County Assistant District Attorney Diane Adsit said Tuesday in court. As a result, the 30-year-old was charged with seven felonies, including four... more

Three hunters ticketed for shooting 35 ducks on Owasco Lake

On Jan. 15, off duty ECOs Scott Angotti and Josh Crain were waterfowl hunting on Owasco Lake in the town of Scipio when they observed three individuals shoot a large group of redhead ducks swimming into the men’s decoy spread. The three subjects all emptied their shotguns into the flock, killing a total of 35 redhead ducks and possibly wounding... more

Auburn man sentenced in vehicular homicide of 3-week-old infant

District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced today that 37-year-old Raymond Campagna, Jr., of Auburn, was sentenced Tuesday morning in Cayuga County Court before Judge Thomas Leone to 5 to 20 years in prison for the April 9th killing of 3-week-old Kasey Potter in a head-on DWI crash. The accident took place on State Route 34 in the Town of Fleming (just... more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

Vehicle accident sends parked car crashing into Fleming house

A house on Route 34 in Fleming was damaged Sunday when a vehicle collision sent one car crashing through a front door. Emergency responders were dispatched at 4:04 p.m. to Route 34 at Skillet Road. State police investigators said a blue BMW, driven by Keren Lu of Ontario, Canada, was heading north along Route 34 toward Auburn when it turned... more

Springside Inn owner plans to build $8.7 million boutique hotel near Emerson Park

Sean Lattimore, owner of Springside Inn in Fleming, has been trying to build a larger hotel near Owasco Lake. It may become a reality after the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council designated the $8.7 million hotel one of its 2016 priority projects. According to a description provided in the regional council's 2016 progress report, the "upscale, mid-range boutique... more

Auburn lawmakers on toxins found in drinking water: ‘We don’t want another Flint’

Recent reports of low levels of toxins contaminating treated drinking water from Owasco Lake should be “a huge wake-up call” for political action, Auburn City Councilor Debby McCormick said Thursday. The Auburn City Council met Thursday for an assessment of the lake, which is experiencing widespread blue-green algae blooms that have produced toxins in public water. Through samples taken by the... more

Low levels of blue-green algae toxins again detected in Owasco’s treated water

Test results back Thursday afternoon for the town of Owasco’s treated public water showed low levels of blue-green algae toxins from a sample collected Wednesday afternoon, according to a release from the Cayuga County Health Department. The city of Auburn’s treated water detected no toxins. The town of Owasco’s treated drinking water had .16 micrograms per liter of toxins, after... more

Health department: Blue-green algae blooms spotted throughout Owasco Lake

The Owasco Watershed Inspection Program has reported that blue-green algae blooms now have been spotted in open water across Owasco Lake, according to the Cayuga County Health Department. Health officials said Monday the blooms have covered the width of the lake, with sightings of blooms throughout the lake’s northern end to as far south as Burtis Point. Read more from... more

NYSEG: Around 3,000 customers lose power near Auburn

According to NYSEG’s website, as of 9 p.m. power was restored to 2,926 residences in the Auburn area, including the towns of Aurelius, Fleming and Springport that had lost electrical power at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. The latest reports indicate that while a cause has not yet been identified, the power was out for little more than an hour –... more

Two arrested after armed robberies in Cayuga Co., third suspect sought by police

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that investigators are seeking a third suspect who was involved in an armed robbery, which occurred in the Town of Scipio. Gould says that on August 27, members of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a farm in the Town of Scipio for the report of an armed robbery. The residents of... more

Two charged with DWI after accidents in Cayuga Co. that happened an hour apart

Monday, 12:43 pm: Two individuals were charged with driving while intoxicated following a pair of car accidents in Cayuga County, which occurred less than an hour apart from each other. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that James A. Sanders, a Union Springs resident was charged with misdemeanor DWI after allegedly hitting another vehicle around 9:23 pm on Clark Street... more