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Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

After Sennett outdoor fire, Cuomo says NY brush burning ban remains in effect

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers about the risk of wildfires with warmer temperatures expected this spring. A statewide residential brush burning ban is in effect until May 14. Cuomo also advised residents in eastern New York that there’s the potential for wildfire conditions through 8 a.m. Tuesday. Dryer, warmer conditions combined with gusty winds increases the risk for... more

Sennett landowner ticketed for starting massive timber fire

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says one person has been ticketed after the massive, two day fire that broke out in Sennett this week. The DEC reports that David Panek, the landowner, was issued a citation for starting a small fire to burn household and yard waste. That fire spread when light winds began pushing the flames... more

Fire departments called back to large lumber fire in Sennett

Multiple Cayuga County fire departments returned to the scene of a large outdoor fire in the town of Sennett Tuesday. According to Cayuga County 911, at around 11:30 a.m., crews from Sennett, Weedsport, Owasco, Auburn, Fleming, Throop and Aurelius were called to the area of Grant Avenue, County House and Chestnut Ridge roads to fight hot spots from a lumber... more

Crews battling outdoor fire in Sennett

Crews were battling a fire Monday afternoon in Sennett, which prompted the closure of Grant Ave. around Chestnut Ridge Rd in both directions. The Auburn Citizen reports that the fire broke out around County House Rd. and Grant Ave Road. Pretty big lumber fire on Grant Ave and County House Road in Sennett @The_Citizen pic.twitter.com/oPRwlVSkP1 — Megan Blarr (@CitizenBlarr) April... more

Cayuga County takes first negotiation steps on former nursing home site in Sennett

The Cayuga County Legislature agreed to move forward on negotiations with Auburn Community Hospital around the former county nursing home building in Sennett. The body voted 14-0 Tuesday night requesting state representatives to pass legislation approving the county’s negotiation of a sale or lease of the building with ACH, “upon such terms as they may find to be reasonable and... more

Manure management guidelines adopted by Cayuga County water agency

The Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency passed a set of manure management guidelines for all the watersheds in the county at its meeting Thursday morning, though no members seemed satisfied with the outcome. “Now, it’s been said that a consensus means that everyone agrees to say something collectively that no one believes individually,” said Nick Colas, principal GIS analyst... more

Lyons National Bank looks to open two locations, create jobs in Cayuga County

Since its establishment in the 1850s, Lyons National Bank has grown beyond its birthplace in Wayne County. With more than a dozen offices spread throughout seven counties, LNB has focused on expanding its reach in the Finger Lakes region, and now the community bank is making its next move — this time, to Cayuga County. The bank is making plans... more

Auburn woman in deadly four-car Sennett accident still in critical condition

An Auburn woman was in critical condition Thursday with head and chest injuries after a deadly four-car accident on Route 20 in the town of Sennett Wednesday. New York State Police Investigator Anthony Gower said 29-year-old Ashley M. Hester was transported to Upstate University Hospital Wednesday following the accident that killed 30-year-old Joseph S. Raymond. Hester had been traveling with... more

UPDATE: Auburn man ID’d in fatal Sennett crash

One person has died, while three others were injured in a serious multi-car crash on State Route 20 in Sennett. According to those on the scene three cars were involved in the initial crash, with the fourth vehicle swerving to avoid the wreck crashing into the ditch along the road. Police have identified the victim of the accident as Joseph... more

Weedsport man killed after being hit by car on SR 34 in Sennett

It’s an active investigation, but it doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol played a part in a Sennett accident that left one man dead. State Police say a 52-year-old Gary Reno, of Weedsport was killed after he was struck by a vehicle traveling on State Route 34 a little after 8 pm. The accident happened in the area of Turnpike... more

UPDATE: Auburn woman ID’d as victim in fatal crash on SR 34

New York State Police have identified the 57-year-old Auburn woman who was killed in the fatal crash on State Route 34 in Sennett last week. The accident happened on Route 34 between Manrow and Highbridge roads Thursday morning around  7 am. Vivian D. Johnson was the passenger in the vehicle, which was operated by her significant other William H. Harley.... 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

Dump truck accident in Sennett damages utility pole

A dump truck accident in Sennett caused damage to a utility pole in the predawn hours Monday. Dispatchers at 911 said a dump truck rolled over around 5:35 a.m. in the area of Franklin Street Road and Chestnut Ridge Road. Emergency responders extricated the driver from the vehicle. State police said the driver of the Vitale-Robinson Concrete truck sustained minor... more

Couple returns $10,000 after finding cash in shopping cart at Tractor Supply in Sennett

A couple's trip to Tractor Supply Co. in Sennett took an unexpected turn Monday when the two found nearly $10,000 cash in their shopping cart. The money, stored in a bank envelope along with someone's checkbook, was left there from the night before, but the couple found it sometime between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday morning. Inside were stacks of... more
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