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Port Byron, Weedsport schools to have Chromebooks for every student in a certain grade

Two Cayuga County school districts will supply students in certain grades with new technology for this upcoming academic year. Dana L. West Junior-Senior High School in Port Byron will provide each student in grades seven through 12 with Chromebooks while sixth-grade students in Weedsport Elementary School will also receive the devices. A Chromebook is a laptop computer that uses Google's... more

Weedsport woman admits using stolen credit cards to ‘get drugs’

A Weedsport woman pleaded guilty to two felonies Tuesday for using stolen credit cards in Cayuga County. Brittany Tansley admitted to two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. During her plea, the 25-year-old told Judge Mark Fandrich that she used two stolen credit cards in December 2015 to “purchase alcohol to get drugs.” “I ended up with stolen... more

Syracuse police: Weedsport man arrested for allegedly stealing car, fleeing scene

A Weedsport man was arrested by the Syracuse Police Department Wednesday for allegedly stealing a vehicle and fleeing. Robert Stryker, 47, of 2757 East St., was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer. Around 12:55 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Salina Street, a... more

Weedsport man arrested following slow-speed pursuit in Elbridge

A Weedsport man was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors following a traffic pursuit on Route 5 in the town of Elbridge early Saturday morning. The Onondaga County 911 Center received a call reporting a car, driven by Joseph D. Hess, 19, of Weedsport, struck a guard rail and almost hit other vehicles on Route 5 in Camillus. State troopers... more

Multiple tractor-trailers involved in accident between Exits 41, 40 on Thruway

Emergency crews from northern Seneca County were called to mile marker 3157 on the New York State Thruway after a mid-morning accident involving at least two tractor-trailers slowed, and challenged traffic between Waterloo and Weedsport. Scanner traffic indicates that as many as three tractor-trailers were involved, but only one person was reported trapped. Junius and Magee Fire Departments, as well... 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

Clyde man arrested in Weedsport after allegedly stealing vehicle

A Clyde man was arrested early Wednesday morning in the village of Weedsport after allegedly stealing a black pickup truck, according to the New York State Police. Danny Hollier, 38, was charged with third and fourth-degree possession of stolen property, reckless driving, unlawful fleeing of an officer in a motor vehicle and other traffic violations, said state police. The Citizen:... more

Weedsport woman admits stealing nearly $200,000 through tax, power of attorney fraud

A Weedsport woman has admitted to stealing nearly $200,000 by filing false tax reports and abusing her power of attorney. Last year, Susan King, 53, was charged with five felonies: two counts of first-degree offering false instruments, two counts of repeated failure to file taxes, and one count of second-degree grand larceny. However, on Thursday, Cayuga County Chief Assistant District... more

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

Weedsport school district budget includes tax levy hike, UPK program

The Weedsport Central School District’s 2017-2018 budget includes a 1.98-percent tax levy increase. The budget was finalized at a school board meeting Monday. The state property tax cap set for the district this year was 3.47 percent. The overall budget is $20,147,217, a 1.21-percent hike from the previous year. “That’s our lowest budget-to-budget increase since 2012 to 2013,” superintendent Shaun... more

Traffic delayed on Sunday on NYS Thruway after car bursts into flames

Traffic was delayed on the New York State Thruway Sunday when a vehicle caught fire. It happened between exits 39 and 40 near Weedsport. No injuries were reported. However, crews were on the scene for some time before traffic was moving normally through the area. Few other details are known about the incident, but more information will be provided as... more

Police: Children facing felony charges for putting large rocks in Brutus road

Three Weedsport children between the ages of 11 and 14 are facing felony charges for allegedly putting large rocks in a road that damaged multiple vehicles. New York State Police out of Auburn could not release details on the underage individuals, but said the rocks they placed on Grant Avenue Road in Brutus caused damage to three vehicles. The incident... more

Weedsport man sent to prison for assaulting paramedics in Cayuga County

A Weedsport man was sent to prison Thursday for assaulting two paramedics in Cayuga County. In October, William Smith, of 133 Oakleaf Dr., pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault, a class E felony. At the time, the 42-year-old admitted he became violent with two paramedics in the town of Brutus on Dec. 6, 2015. According to Cayuga County District Attorney... 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

Tim Hortons’ last location in Cayuga Co. will close on New Years Eve

A year after shutting down several shops in central New York, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is now closing its last location in Cayuga County. An employee at the chain’s eatery in Weedsport confirmed Tuesday that the shop is scheduled to close Dec. 31. However, the Arby’s restaurant — which shares the building at 2767 State Route 31 —... more

Weedsport woman denies stealing more than $10,000 through welfare, tax fraud

A Weedsport woman accused of stealing more than $10,000 through tax and welfare fraud pleaded not guilty to several felonies Thursday in Cayuga County Court. Earlier this month, 53-year-old Susan King, of 2795 Ross Dr., was indicted and charged with five felonies, including two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument, two counts of repeated failure to file taxes and... more

Weedsport boys basketball escapes with three-point win over Port Byron

Facing a top rival in a tough environment, the Warriors did just enough to squeak past the Panthers. Weedsport escaped with a 56-53 win over Port Byron at Dana West High School Friday to nab its sixth win of the season. It was the first of three potential match-ups between the two OHSL Patriot National adversaries, who could meet again... more

Lyons win HOF Classic, J-D beats Newark in Waterloo

Waterloo hosted the inaugural Hall of Fame Classic this weekend at Waterloo High School and the second night of the event on Saturday featured three games that were streamed live on FL1 Sports. In the opener, a stand-alone showcase game between the Newark Reds and Section III’S Jamesville-Dewitt, it was all J-D early. After opening up a 24-8 lead at... more
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