Two hospitalized at Upstate after water rescue in Owasco Lake

Firefighters were involved in a water rescue, which took place on Sunday afternoon. The incident unfolded in Owasco Lake near 4768 West Lake Road, according to first responders, who said that it took around 30 minutes to retrieve the individual from the water. Scanner traffic indicates that the person was in a kayak when it overturned — resulting in the... more

Firefighters battle Fleming blaze in frigid conditions

Firefighters from around Cayuga County battled a house fire in frigid temperatures on West Lake Road in Fleming Friday night. The call came in as a structure fire, and the first units on-scene reported smoke in the area, which quickly was determined to be caused by an active fire. First responders from Fleming, Owasco, Moravia, Union Springs, Scipio, Auburn, and... more

Crash closes portion of South Street Road in Fleming, four cars involved

A portion of South Street Road in Fleming was closed Tuesday following a four-car crash that sent one person to the hospital. The crash was reported around at 11:54 a.m. in the vicinity of 5700 South Street Road in Fleming, outside the Sunoco gas station, according to Cayuga County 911. Police closed the street from Willowbrook Road to Sand Beach... more

One injured in Fleming car crash

One person was injured in a two-car crash in Fleming Monday afternoon. Cayuga County 911 Dispatch said the accident was called in at 1:03 p.m. near Dougall and Bluefield Roads. One person received minor injuries and was transported to a hospital. Fleming Fire Department, AMR Ambulance and New York State Police responded to the scene. State police did not have... more

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
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