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Four sent to Syracuse hospital after Fleming crash

Four people were injured and sent to Syracuse-area hospitals following a crash that took place on Dunning Avenue in Fleming. The crash happened around 6:15 pm, and reported it taking place at 5495 Dunning Avenue. Cayuga County 911 says that Fleming and Owasco fire departments were called to the scene. Fleming, AMR, TLC, and Jordan ambulances were also called –... more

Fleming responds to rollover accident Sunday evening

Fleming Fire Department and AMR Ambulance were called to the scene of a one-car rollover accident, which took place in the area of BlueField Rd. According to first responders the call initially came in as a crash with entrapment. However, after the first crews from Fleming arrived on-scene, they noted that all units were able to reduce speed of response,... 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

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

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Cayuga County

With five contested legislature races, two available seats on Auburn City Council, and a number of other Town Council races taking place in Cayuga County — voters will have a lot to decide on in less a little over a week. Candidates are in their final preparations, talking with voters, and getting to know their possible-constituents. What issues are the... more

Fleming store and gas station temporarily closed

The Express Mart convenience store and Sunoco gas station on White Bridge Road in Fleming is temporarily closed, though it was not clear Thursday for how long. Donald Bowen, building inspector and code enforcement officer for the town of Fleming, said Express Mart is working to replace an old subsurface drainage system that takes care of parking lot runoff during... more

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
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