Auburn man denies setting fire that destroyed Cayuga County home

An Auburn man has denied setting a fire that destroyed a two-family home in Cayuga County. Ryan Wilson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of second-degree arson. The 30-year-old was arrested late last year after police said he set fire to his Auburn apartment. According to the Auburn Police Department, at around 3 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2016, Wilson... more

Auburn man admits sending threatening texts, striking ex-girlfriend with shovel

An Auburn man pleaded guilty to four felonies Tuesday for violating an order of protection against his ex-girlfriend.  Craig Laird, 28, of Auburn, was initially charged with nine felonies for repeatedly harassing a 24-year-old woman in Auburn. However, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann allowed Laird to plead guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal contempt and two counts of... more

Area flights already delayed, cancelled ahead of winter storm

If you’re trying to get out of the area ahead of Monday night’s major winter storm — the clock is ticking. As of noontime, thousands of flights had already been delayed or cancelled in Rochester, Syracuse and Ithaca. With connecting flights to major hubs along the east coast — plenty are prepping for days of bogged down travel. New York... more

ROADS CLOSED: Sheriff Gould orders closure until 6 am on Thursday

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould has expanded the Travel Advisory that had been issued earlier in the day. Sheriff Gould says that his office has ordered roads to be closed until 6 am on Thursday. The only exception to the closure is for emergency personnel; or those performing activities to save lives. Those who are traveling to- and from work... more

State Police: ‘Avoid unnecessary travel’ and be ready for road closures

State Police would like to remind motorists to use extreme caution while traveling on all roadways from the early morning hours on Tuesday March 14, 2017, continuing into Wednesday March 15, 2017.  Avoid unnecessary travel and be alert for potential road closures. State Police Troop A members will be out across the region checking all major routes of travel to... more

WATCH: FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil gives update on winter storm

This afternoon at 4:30 pm FingerLakes1.com will go LIVE with FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil as he updates listeners on Winter Storm Stella, which is expected to dump a foot- or more of snow throughout the region. Watch the broadcast LIVE at 4:30 pm below: – Click HERE for the latest forecast more

Moravia boys return to Class C final four

Moravia’s boys have been through much worse this season. Perhaps that’s why the Blue Devils so deftly recovered from a 21-point first-quarter deficit Sunday afternoon to defeat Section 3 champion Cooperstown, 66-59 in Class C state basketball quarterfinal at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Auburn diner owners claim business hurt by parking problems with downtown apartments

Before Genesee Street became home to upscale apartments along Auburn's east side, nearby merchants wondered how the development would impact downtown's available parking and, in turn, their businesses. Now, the owners of one of Genesee Street's longstanding eateries have claimed that they have lost customers due to traffic from the apartment complex, which was opened last fall. Bill Juhl —... more

Two facing drug charges after Seneca Falls incident

On Tuesday March 7th, 2017 at 9:58 pm, the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Gregory J. Vanderwerff, 22, of Seneca Falls and Jovaughn M. Mcleod, 22, of Auburn. The arrests stem from a traffic stop that was conducted on March 2nd, 2017 at 11:08 pm on Auburn Road in the Town of Seneca Falls. Following the traffic stop... more

Local panel discusses implications of Obamacare repeal for those in FLX

Components of the Affordable Care Act have provided a benefit, but those benefits could now be called into question. A Forum on Health Care was held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Seneca Falls. The focus of the event was the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it has been dubbed by opponents and... more

Car crashes, burns along snowy Cayuga County road

A blast of snow that hit Cayuga County Saturday afternoon and evening made driving treacherous. According to emergency radio transmissions, a two-car crash on Route 34 in Weedsport left at least one person injured. That crash occurred just after 3 p.m. near Bentley School Road. And two cars crashed on North Street Road near Turnpike Road in Throop at about... more

Scouts race handmade cars at the Cayuga County Youth Fair

Wolf Scout Chipper Grennell, 8, said he felt good about the small gray car with plastic fire at the Cayuga County District Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, even though it wasn't going as fast as he hoped. "I think my car in the end will get better at (the competition)" Grennell said. Grennell explained why the scouts appealed to him. "I... more

Made in New York? Forget it, as state loses to others

In the middle of New York’s rich dairy farm country rises two mammoth white buildings where the nation’s Greek yogurt fad took hold. On little more than a whim and a Small Business Administration loan, Hamdi Ulukaya reshaped an industry, taking an abandoned Kraft plant located almost in the center of New York to hatch Chobani, the nation’s leading maker... more

Cayuga County officials prepare for blue-green algae season, meet with crisis communicator

From about 1955 to 1985, families and service members at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents that cause cancer and birth defects. Though the Marine Corps said it did not know the chemical was cancer-causing at that time and thus were not testing for it, families across... 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

Latest look at weekend cold, storm potential next week

A windy, cold weekend will be followed up with the potential for a winter storm next week. Here are the latest no-hype details. Cold air has invaded the Finger Lakes on north-northwest winds. Most areas are in the single digits early Saturday morning. Areas of lake effect snow exist across some parts of the Finger Lakes while the sun is... more

Engineers recommend powder activated carbon to treat algae toxins in Auburn’s water

Rather than commit to water system upgrades that could cost millions to treat for harmful algae toxins, engineers are pointing Auburn officials in a more conservative direction. Representatives with GHD Consulting Services Inc. offered their final recommendations to Auburn city councilors Thursday pertaining to potential treatment methods against algae toxins in water drawn from Owasco Lake. Low levels of microcystin — toxins... more

Man sentenced to prison for possessing weapon at Auburn Correctional Facility

A 25-year-old man will spend another three to six years in prison for possessing a weapon while incarcerated at Auburn Correctional Facility. Jkendric Agee was convicted of first-degree promoting prison contraband in November 2016 after a jury found him guilty of possessing a razor blade weapon at ACF. Agee was scheduled to be sentenced in January, but Agee’s defense attorney,... more
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