ADVISORY EXTENDED: Watkins Glen must endure at least nine days without safe tap water

A boil-water advisory that was due to expire Tuesday has been extended until at least Friday, Aug. 24, for the Village of Watkins Glen, the Town of Dix and the Town of Reading. The warning not to use untreated tap water was imposed Aug. 16 after torrential rains — up to nine inches in 12 hours — caused major flooding,... more

NWS: Scattered thunderstorms, some with heavy rain, wind possible overnight

Tuesday is going to be a damp day in the Finger Lakes. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout the day, but will focus their energy during the afternoon hours. The first round of showers will arrive in the Finger Lakes during the late-morning hours, with the last round arriving during the early-evening hours. Active weather returns later... more

Pedestrian dies after being struck by pickup on busy Auburn road

An Auburn woman who was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Grant Avenue on Sunday – has died from the injuries she sustained. Cayuga County dispatchers told the Auburn Citizen that the first call for the incident came in at 8:42 p.m., and the Auburn Police Department and the Auburn Fire Department were dispatched... more

Sheriff: Seneca Falls man charged with digital fraud, faces 12 felony counts

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Seneca Falls man following an investigation into stolen computer data. On August 8th 33-year-old Steven L. Cooley was arrested by deputies following an investigation of a complaint, where it was alleged that he possessed computer related data that he did not have permission to access. Following the investigation Cooley was... more

LATEST: Residents continue to dig out after destructive flooding

The southern parts of Seneca County are still recovering – as state agencies take the lead on those recovery efforts in Interlaken, Lodi, and Covert. Last Tuesday, these areas were crushed by destructive flooding, which was historic. The National Weather Service reported that upwards of 9 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours, most of which came down in... more

Deputies: Newark man lied about child abuse, charged with assault

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Newark man for falsely reporting an incident, making a punishable false written statement, assault, and endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation. Jeremy L. Austin, 27, of Newark was arrested after he reported that his three week old child was sexually assaulted by a male friend that was... more

Seneca Co. Coalition releases statement, checklist for residents cleaning up from flood

The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition released the following statement after the devastating flooding, which took place last week in parts of Lodi, Interlaken, and Covert. The Coalition also released a series of resources, which are available below the statement. “We commend the hard-working local, state, and federal responders who continue to help Seneca County after last week’s devastating flood.... more

Sheriff: Weedsport man dead after possible fall, investigation launched

Officials say they are investigating the death of a Weedsport man after an incident on Sunday. Sheriff David Gould reports that on Sunday at approximately 1:02 pm the Cayuga County E-911 Center dispatched deputies to investigate a report of a person laying near the railroad tracks in the area of the Oakland Road bridge in the Town of Brutus. The... more

State police: Auburn man charged with driving while intoxicated with child in vehicle

An Auburn man with a history of drunk driving convictions was again charged with driving while intoxicated, this time with a child in the car, state police said. Troopers stopped Harry E. Walter, 39, on state Route 34 in Brutus around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. He was placed under arrest after failing the standard field sobriety tests, according to a press... more

Curveball cancellation hits sour note with estimated $25M-30M loss

While Phish fans have packed up their campers and tents to vacate Watkins Glen, the organizers of Phish's Curveball festival are still recovering from a three-day event that never happened. It's a process that will take months, said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup in a phone interview Monday afternoon. "To my knowledge, we've never canceled an event like that,"... more

DA Budelmann: Convictions on tax, cigarette fraud in Cayuga Co.

District Attorney Jon E. Budelmann announced that following months of investigation and prosecution, three agencies working together resulted in a conviction on several charges. Budelmann says Timothy W. Heburn, Jr., of Utica has been convicted of two felony-level crimes relating to tax evasion and tax fraud in Cayuga County Court. The case was prosecuted through Cayuga County’s NYS Crimes Against... more

Public Health: Be sure to safely remove mold from living spaces after floods

If your home experienced moisture or water damage during the recent flooding, it may be at risk for mold growth. Use the following information from Schuyler County Public Health to make sure you are safely removing mold from your home. Water damage can promote mold growth and the decay of building materials. Molds are microscopic fungi that break down plant... more

Town meeting in Williamson focuses on recent public safety concerns

Karen Mitchel has had several restless nights. A few days ago, her parents were the victims of a home invasion in Williamson. Her 73-year-old father was hurt after Sheriff’s deputies say a Macedon man broke into the home and assaulted him. “I’ve had no sleep,” she said. “I’ve been up for a couple days now. But they’re very shaken. They... more

Case of the stolen Tom Reed signs to go to trial after defense rejects deal

The petit larceny charges against a Corning man accused of stealing a GPS tracker hidden in a campaign sign will move forward after his defense team rejected a deal from the Steuben County District Attorney's Office on Monday. Gary McCaslin, a 70-year-old retired pastor, was offered an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, which would have seen the charges dropped so... more

Sheriff’s office searching for two missing teens not from the area

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s office is currently searching for two missing teen girls. Deputies say the two girls ran away from Hillside Children’s Center staff members while they were at a group outing at Destiny USA in Syracuse on Sunday. The missing girls have been identified as Leann Donaldson, 15, and Neveah Turner-Hill, 15. The girls were last seen around... more

Torrential rains will continue to threaten Schuyler even after $30M plant opens

Torrential rainstorms will continue threaten water quality in and around this village even after Schuyler County’s new $30 million wastewater treatment plant begins operating late next year, local officials predicted. “A storm event like we had (Tuesday) will still cause a problem,” said Rick Weakland, project manager for the plant set to be built on an 8.6-acre site about a... more
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