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WINTER STORM WARNING: Finger Lakes braces for first meaningful snowfall of season (full coverage)

WINTER STORM WARNING: Finger Lakes braces for first meaningful snowfall of season (full coverage)
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings for nearly the entire region – ahead of the Finger Lakes’ first significant snowfall of the year. That said, it won’t be anything that isn’t seen several times a year in Upstate New York; and most of the heaviest accumulation will happen overnight – setting up for the most-ideal situation possible... more

Auburn man charged with sending sexually explicit images to child

Auburn man charged with sending sexually explicit images to child
An Auburn man was arrested this week for allegedly sending sexually explicit images and messages to a child, according to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office. As the result of an investigation that began Monday due to a tip from the victim’s family, Todd A. Klino, 31, was arrested at his 26 Cross St., Auburn, residence Tuesday and charged with first-degree... more

FLX WEEKLY: First snow, Thanksgiving favorites & sports weekend (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: First snow, Thanksgiving favorites & sports weekend (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for a round-up of your week in the Finger Lakes and a look at the weekend ahead. With just one week until Thanksgiving, we discuss all the preparations and planning leading up to the holiday season. . more

Cato-Meridian schools receive $15,000 from Dollar General campaign

Cato-Meridian schools receive $15,000 from Dollar General campaign
The Cato-Meridian Central School District was greeted with a surprise $15,000 donation Tuesday morning. Dollar General gave the principals for the elementary, middle school and high schools unexpected $5,000 donations for literacy and education initiatives, according to a press release. The donations were a part of a gift due to Dollar General’s “Thanks Giving” holiday campaign. The schools will be... more

Auburn police officer to become Weedsport school resource officer

Auburn police officer to become Weedsport school resource officer
The village of Weedsport voted to hire a retiring Auburn Police Department officer as the school resource officer for the Weedsport Central School District. Officer Brandy Quigley, who served with city police for more than 20 years, is expected to start as the district’s school resource officer Jan. 2 when students return from winter break. After months of working out... more

Auburn rental registry proposal presented at public meeting

Auburn rental registry proposal presented at public meeting
A proposed rental registry that would require owners of rental units to register each of their properties was presented at a public meeting Wednesday. Assistant Corporation Counsel Nate Garland and the director of the office of planning and economic development, Jennifer Haines, presented the draft-form proposal. The registry would also require rental owners to provide emergency contacts and insurance information.... more

Auburn’s Equal Rights Heritage Center opens to the public

Auburn’s Equal Rights Heritage Center opens to the public
The wait is finally over. Auburn’s Equal Rights Heritage Center welcomed a flood of people on Tuesday as it opened to visitors for the first time. For Julia Langworth, the center has already made a lasting impression. “I’m visiting my sister this week, and she told me that was opening today,” said Langworth. “I didn’t know the history... more

Cayuga County committee passes preliminary 2019 budget with 2.4 percent tax levy increase

Cayuga County committee passes preliminary 2019 budget with 2.4 percent tax levy increase
A Cayuga County Legislature committee Tuesday passed a preliminary budget for 2019, reducing the total tax levy by approximately $200,000 from the tentative budget proposed by the county administrator. The Ways and Means committee voted in favor of a budget with a property tax increase of 2.4 percent over the 2018 budget with a total tax levy of approximately $40.75... more

Cayuga County judge ‘reluctantly’ sentences woman to probation after deadly Sennett wreck

Cayuga County judge ‘reluctantly’ sentences woman to probation after deadly Sennett wreck
A North Syracuse woman who killed two people and injured three others in a car crash last year was sentenced to five years of probation in Cayuga County Court Tuesday morning. In June 2017, Kadesha Dunham, 25, attempted to pass a concrete truck on Franklin Street Road in Sennett. On Dunham’s third attempt to pass the truck — in a... more

Illegal housing case for Owasco farmer adjourned pending fine determination

Illegal housing case for Owasco farmer adjourned pending fine determination
The case against an Owasco dairy farmer cited for illegally housing workers in substandard conditions was again adjourned Monday, this time in order for a possible fine structure to be considered. Melrose Farms owner Joseph Tidd, who was cited in September for illegally housing workers in a now-condemned structure after he was previously issued a cease-and-desist order, had his case... more

Auburn city councilors debate allowing more flexibility with meeting agendas

Auburn city councilors debate allowing more flexibility with meeting agendas
A suggestion to approve the Auburn City Council’s agenda items at the start of a meeting was discussed at length at last week’s regular meeting. Councilor Dia Carabajal on Thursday proposed amending the rules and regulations of the city council to allow members of the council more freedom to add or remove agenda items if necessary. Carabajal also suggested adding... more

Deputies: Auburn man drove drunk, stopped speeding on SR 318

Deputies: Auburn man drove drunk, stopped speeding on SR 318
Deputies report that on November 11th at approximately 2:30 a.m. an Auburn man was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The traffic stop took place on State Route 318 in Tyre when deputies observed 32-year-old Brian J. Willis speeding. He was subsequently found to be intoxicated and charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of 0.08 percent or more, and speeding.... more

Public’s help sought locating runaway teen in Auburn

Public’s help sought locating runaway teen in Auburn
The Auburn Police department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing girl. Tresny Stevens, 16, reportedly ran away from 202 Franklin St. in Auburn last week. No clothing description was available and her whereabouts are unknown. Stevens is listed as an endangered runaway. She’s from the Syracuse area and is believed to be in that region. Anyone with... more

Skaneateles defeats Chenango Forks, 27-26, on last play

Skaneateles defeats Chenango Forks, 27-26, on last play
With around thirty seconds remaining in the Class B state quarterfinal, Skaneateles head coach Joe Sindoni stood by the referee and tapped his shoulders twice, calling his final timeout. The Lakers trailed by five points and Skaneateles senior quarterback Pat Hackler trotted over to Sindoni. Before Sindoni could open his mouth, Hackler demanded that the ball be in his hands.... more

THE DEBRIEF: Election results, the future of politics, and modern electorate (podcast)

LIVE AT 9:45 AM: Ted Baker joins Josh Durso to break down Election Week headlines (podcast)
On Episode #35 of The Debrief Podcast Ted Baker, of Finger Lakes Morning News, joins Josh Durso in-studio to talk about the latest Election Week headlines, some results with local races, and what comes next for a divided electorate. Watch the entire conversation below on FingerLakes1.TV: . more

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory set to expire on Tuesday

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory issued for Finger Lakes ahead of first wet snowfall
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the Finger Lakes – ahead of a slushy, wet accumulation of 1-3 inches. It’s expected to begin overnight, changing to rain by morning. However, it will mean a complicated commute – as parts of the region, particularly those in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier – will... more

$10M Auburn welcome center will open this week

$10M Auburn welcome center will open next week
After weeks of anticipation, the Equal Rights Heritage Center in downtown Auburn has released its opening date. The $10 million welcome center on South Street will host a grand opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday with a “special unveiling,” a press release stated Friday. State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey, Mayor Michael Quill and several state and community leaders will be present.... more

Hazmat situation in Auburn after meth lab busted by law enforcement

Hazmat situation in Auburn after meth lab busted by law enforcement
A block in Auburn was shut down on Friday following a drug bust at a local home, according to law enforcement officials in Cayuga County. Cayuga County Sheriff-elect Brian Schenck said the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force executed a search warrant around 10 a.m. at 54 Orchard Street, and found multiple people manufacturing methamphetamine. Adults and children were found at... more
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