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State Police: Woman seriously injured in Macedon crash, 7-month-old escapes injury

Mercy Flight transported a woman to Strong Memorial Hospital after a Monday morning crash, according to first responders. The accident took place in Macedon around 6:45 am on State Route 31. Police say that a 30-year-old woman was traveling west on Route 31, crossed into the eastbound lane, and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. There was a 7-month-old in the... more

After buyer pledged to preserve jobs at Auburn Armature, 8 employees let go

A Cayuga County employer has slashed eight positions despite repeated public commitments to retain jobs at the company. Auburn Armature, which was acquired by New Hyde Park-based Power-Flo Technologies in June, terminated eight employees — seven at its Auburn facility and one in Syracuse — on July 21. The Citizen learned of the firings from five of the employees who... more

Cayuga DA: Scipio duo received thousands illegally, face felony welfare fraud charges

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced on Monday that two Cayuga County residents were arrested and charged after a years-long investigation into welfare fraud. Rhea J. Peck, 30, and Patrick C. Stotler, 33, both of Scipio were charged with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny, six counts of first-degree filing a false instrument for filing, third-degree identity theft, as... more

Police: Auburn attorney arrested on DWI charge

An Auburn lawyer who works part-time for Cayuga County government was arrested Friday evening for driving while intoxicated, city police said. Samuel P. Giacona, of 383 Waters Edge, Auburn, was charged Aug. 18 with misdemeanor DWI. Auburn Police Department Chief Shawn Butler said officers were dispatched to Logan Street at around 5:45 p.m. Friday after a caller complained of a... more

DEC grants permit to Cargill for mine shaft construction

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has granted a permit to the Cargill Cayuga Salt Mine to construct a new $42 million mine shaft, one month after officials contested new permits for mining under Cayuga Lake. The DEC does not believe the construction of the new mine shaft would cause any problems. "DEC carefully reviewed and considered all comments and... more

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finds funds for second year of Cayuga Lake hydrilla treatment

Treatment of hydrilla, a highly invasive aquatic weed found near the village of Aurora on Cayuga Lake, is wrapping up this year with some optimistic signs for the future. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has found funding for additional monitoring and treatment next year, while this year's crop of hydrilla appears to be decaying, slowly but surely. That information... more

Health Department issues boil water order for Cato residents

The Cayuga County Health Department issued a boil water order for village of Cato residents Monday afternoon due to repairs on the water distribution system. The department said repairs have caused a loss of water pressure, which may allow disease-causing organisms to enter the water. The department expects the order to be in effect for a few days, and it... more

Police: Man had sexual relations with teen throughout Ontario Co.

On Monday at approximately 3:39 am 48-year-old Conrad R. Gunkler, of Canandaigua was arrested for third-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal sexual act. Police say they were doing a property check at 205 Lakeshore Dr. when Gunkler was found inside the fenced off area. A search of the structure resulted in finding a 15-year-old juvenile hiding inside the structure. Gunkler... more

Geneva’s the place — here and elsewhere

What do New York State, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, Idaho and Switzerland have in common? They all have a city, town, or village name Geneva. Proof of it can be seen at the Geneva signs, a newly installed pole display near Geneva’s Long Pier and close to the ice cream stand. You’ll also view... more

Auburn police report increase in arrests, larceny and domestic violence

The Auburn Police Department made more arrests and investigated more larcenies and domestic violence cases in July, according to its monthly activity report. Last month, officers made 133 arrests — that compares to 116 arrests in June. In addition, the department received roughly 200 more calls for service (3,362 total) and investigated 19 more cases of domestic violence (136 total),... more

Schumer, Gillibrand convince feds to buy surplus grape juice

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said the U.S. Department of Agriculture will use up to $18 million to purchase concord grape juice for use in domestic nutrition programs across the country. The senators said they pushed the USDA to help purchase some of the surplus product to ensure the continued success of concord grape growers in New York and... more

Lyons man charged with DWI, sent to Strong after rollover crash; others inside vehicle uninjured

A 26-year-old Lyons man was arrested for driving while intoxicated and speeding following a one-car rollover accident in Phelps, according to deputies. The crash took place on Gifford Rd. on August 18th around 8:29 pm. Deputies say that Michael Thomas McKeever, 26, of Lyons was operating a 2005 Ford Escape when it appeared to be traveling west at a high... more

Odessa woman faces multiple felony charges after crash in Watkins Glen

A property damage accident resulted in no injuries, but police say one woman faces multiple felony charges as result. Members of the Watkins Glen Police Department arrested 43-year-old Bridget K. Raymond, of Odessa after a property damage accident in Watkins Glen. Sgt. Steve Decker reports that Raymond was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation — a felony, as well as... more

One sent to Upstate Medical after rollover accident in Cayuga Co.

Poplar Ridge, Aurora Rescue and Southern Cayuga Ambulance are on the scene of a one-car accident at the intersection of Sands Rd. And Sherwood Rd., according to first responders and radio traffic. According to radio traffic, one female patient is trapped inside the vehicle involved. There were also reported injuries, too. Command requested all available manpower from Aurora to the... more

Police: Woman struck 10-year-old in face multiple times, pushed her to the floor during incident

Police in Canandaigua say one person has been charged after a physical altercation with a minor in the presence of a child. Leslie Smith, 34, of Canandaigua was arrested on one count of endangering the welfare of a child. She is accused of initiating a physical altercation between herself and an unidentified 17-year-old female. While the incident was taking place,... more
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