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Overnight crash reported near Skaneateles Inn in Cayuga County

Overnight crash reported near Skaneateles Inn in Cayuga County
First responders overnight were called to a two-car crash in Skaneateles. The crash occurred near the Skaneateles Inn on Route 20. First responders from Sennett and Saves Ambulance were called to the scene. Fire police were also requested to the scene after first responders arrived. No additional information was immediately available. more

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

Pizza Hut in Sennett evacuated due to reported electrical fire

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The Pizza Hut restaurant just outside of Auburn in the town of Sennett was evacuated around 5 p.m. on Saturday. First responders say that they were called to the restaurant for a possible electrical fire. While there was no fire, first responders determined that there was an electrical issue in the dining room. Management evacuated the Grant Avenue Road location... more

Serious crash under investigation along Rt. 5 in Sennett

Route 5 shut down due to crash in Cayuga County
First responders are investigating the cause of a serious crash along State Route 5 in the town of Sennett. It was reported around 6 a.m., and shortly thereafter, the roadway was closed to westbound traffic for approximately 30 minutes. Photos from the scene show a tractor, which was reportedly struck by another vehicle according to witnesses. The road was closed... more

Trooper injured after vehicle, foot pursuit in Sennett, Auburn

Trooper injured after vehicle, foot pursuit in Sennett, Auburn
An Auburn man has been arrested on multiple charges after a vehicle- and foot-pursuit, which started with an attempted traffic stop in the Town of Sennett. They say a state trooper was also hurt in the incident. It started with a traffic stop, which was attempted on Route 5 in Sennett. The driver, identified as Reynaldo Ratfliffe Sierra, 23, of... more

Auburn man convicted of burglary pleads guilty to additional charge

Auburn man convicted of burglary pleads guilty to additional charge
On the same day he was scheduled to be sentenced to prison for burglary, an Auburn man also admitted in Cayuga County Court Thursday to selling a controlled substance. Branden Hackett, 30, said he sold the narcotic substance suboxone, which can be used to treat pain or opioid addictions, on Feb. 27 so that he could buy other drugs. Continue... more

Officials consider turning vacant nursing home into homeless shelter

Officials consider turning vacant nursing home into homeless shelter
The Cayuga County Legislature has taken a preliminary step in a process that could eventually transform the former county-owned nursing home into an emergency housing shelter. The Legislature approved a resolution Tuesday presented by Director of Community Services Ray Bizzari to issue a request for proposals from service providers to convert the former nursing home in the town of Sennett... more

Resident arrested after becoming combative at Sennett house fire

Resident arrested after becoming combative at Sennett house fire
Sheriff Brian Schenck reports that members of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4 a.m. to a structure fire on Hunter Avenue in the Town of Sennett. Firefighters were already on-scene attempting to extinguish an active fire on the first floor of the residence, according to Schenck, when his deputies responded. The occupant, identified as William Tehan, 49, became... more

Police: Man drove drunk with two kids in his car in Cayuga County

Police: Man drove drunk with two kids in his car in Cayuga County
On Thursday police arrested a 36-year-old Syracuse man on several charges after driving while intoxicated with children in his vehicle. Garry E. Brown, 36, of Syracuse was charged with driving while intoxicated, two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation... 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

Auburn driver accused of going 70 mph before pursuit with deputy

Auburn driver accused of going 70 mph before pursuit with deputy
Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a 20-year-old Auburn resident following a pursuit in Cayuga County earlier this week. On Monday, around 7:06 p.m. a road patrol deputy was stopped at the intersection of Brookside Drive and Grant Avenue in Auburn when a white passenger vehicle passed through it at a high rate of speed. The deputy estimated that... more

Sennett storage facility expanding, adding employees

Sennett storage facility expanding, adding employees
A Sennett storage facility is undergoing a 15,000-square-foot expansion to meet demand for climate-controlled storage, among other common customer needs. AllStorage, at 450 Grant Ave., is adding a 10,000-square-foot climate-controlled building and another 5,000 square feet of standard storage to the 20,000-square-foot facility. The Citizen: Read More 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

Sennett firing range construction set to begin this summer

Sennett firing range construction set to begin this summer
Construction of a shooting range on state property in Sennett is set to start this summer at the Auburn Correctional Training Center. Since the plans of constructing an open range were modified to build an enclosed one, a public information meeting has yet to happen, but at a meeting last week at state Assemblyman Gary Finch’s office, the Department of... more

Police: Syracuse man gets nabbed for DWI, DWAI at checkpoint in Cayuga County

Police: Syracuse man gets nabbed for DWI, DWAI at checkpoint in Cayuga County
Troopers report that a Syracuse man was arrested on DWI and DWAI charges following a stop at a checkpoint in Cayuga County. Darryl A. Esce, 56, of Syracuse was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired by drugs. While conducting a DWI road check on State Route 5 in Sennett, Troopers stopped Esce. He was subsequently... more
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