Public library supporters request $60,000 from Cayuga County Legislature

Holding signs and wearing buttons to support public libraries, about a dozen residents called on the Cayuga County Legislature to restore $60,000 in funding to the county’s nine libraries at a budget hearing Monday night. Supporters and librarians said they are hoping to bolster programming and use the proposed county contribution towards financing the inter-library loan system. Read more from... more

Auburn man indicted on charges he stole $75K in workers’ comp benefits

An Auburn man has been indicted and arraigned on charges that he stole more than $75,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and failed to provide workers’ compensation insurance for two employees at his logging company. A grand jury in Cayuga County indicted David Sigl, 55, of Wall St., Auburn, on second-degree grand larceny, second-degree insurance fraud and first-degree offering a false... more

LOST: Auburn PD seeks public help finding local teen

The Auburn Police Department has asked for the public’s help to locate a missing 13-year-old who police said ran away from his South Fulton Street home last week. The whereabouts of Herschel Rouse III are currently unknown. Police investigators said they believe he may be somewhere in Syracuse, which is where he is from. Read more from the Auburn Citizen more

Genson drills winner as Moravia girls defeat Whitney Point

While they had to grind their way through the final eight minutes, the Blue Devils still found a way to win. The Moravia girls basketball team escaped with a 49-47 win over Whitney Point Tuesday at Moravia High School. The Blue Devils coughed up an eight-point halftime lead, but hit the shot when they needed it most. The Citizen: Read... more

Skaneateles girls basketball team lets early lead slip away in loss to Central Square

Skaneateles’ six-point lead slipped away in the final minutes of the first half. The Redhawks went on a 10-point run to take the lead and continued to build on it during the second half against the Lakers, as the Skaneateles girls basketball team fell to Central Square, 57-47, at Skaneateles High School Tuesday. The Citizen: Read More more

Emergency trailers for crude oil spills stationed across state, including Cayuga County

Two dozen emergency response trailers have been deployed across the state, including Cayuga County, to respond as needed to crude oil spills, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. Cuomo’s office said in a statement that 24 trailers will be stationed in key locations relative to where crude oil is transported by rail. Each trailer is loaded with equipment designed to control... more

Auburn man will be sentenced to 6 years in prison after ‘violent assault’

An Auburn man with an extensive criminal history pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in Cayuga County Court on Monday. Darius E. Brown, of Auburn, attacked a 68-year-old man at his Auburn home when he sheltered a victim, whom he did not know. The victim turned out to be Brown’s sister. The pair were involved in a domestic incident, and Brown... more

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail: Treleaven in King Ferry kicks off winter weekend schedule

Contrary to popular belief, the fun doesn’t stop when the temperature drops along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. One particular member winery continues to offer exciting experiences throughout the winter months. Treleaven, located along the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in King Ferry, has a full schedule of fun to-dos for the weekends to come. The Citizen: Read More more

UPDATE: Union Springs Academy suffers extensive damage in blaze, cause unknown

The damage was extensive to the Administration building at Union Springs Academy and will result in classes being held at a nearby church. That fire, which was reported a little before 2 pm on Saturday started in the foyer, spreading to the ceiling and walls. The way the fire spread resulted in extensive damage to the structure. The cause of... more

Chances increase for snow this week in the FLX

A quick moving storm system moved through the Finger Lakes during the predawn hours Monday morning. This system brought a light snow to the area, with most areas seeing a coating to perhaps an inch or two. A second such event is likely Tuesday night as another quick moving system approaches from the southwest. After cloudy, but quiet daytime hours... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic on FL1 Sports

Jim Sinicropi, Mike Alessio and Dennis Leahy had the call on Saturday from the “Spo” Center in Waterloo as FL1 Sports presents the 2016 Hall of Fame Classic, a triple-header of high school basketball. The first game featured the Newark Reds vs. Jamesville-Dewitt followed by the tournament consolation game between the Waterloo Indians and the Penn Yan Mustangs. The championship game... 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

NY AG: Skaneateles man, company convicted of dumping polluted water into CNY creek

A Skaneateles man and his company have been convicted of environmental law crimes after state officials found the firm dumping polluted water into an Onondaga County creek. Michael Jones, 44, pleaded guilty Thursday to three misdemeanor charges for dumping liquids containing hazardous substances into Ley Creek. He also admitted to keeping petroleum-contaminated soil on property owned by his company, Coast... more

Moderate drought conditions persist across Finger Lakes

It has been a slow climb out of the drought that has plagued the Finger Lakes this year, but there is still a long way to go before the drought is erased. The first US Drought Monitor Report of December finally removed all Level 2- Severe drought from the Finger Lakes. As recent as last week’s report, a significant portion... more

NWS UPDATE: Snow expected to cause headaches during commute

Forecasters say there is a little snow coming tonight and that it could cause some minor headaches for the Monday morning commute. It won’t be whiteout conditions. It won’t mean 20 to 30 inches of snow. It won’t even be enough snow to warrant any “winter storm” or “lake effect snow” warnings – like we saw a couple weeks ago.... more

Federal auditors release spending freeze on Auburn Police Department funds

It appears a federal review of accounts controlled by the Auburn Police Department is coming to a close, city officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Justice moved last December to freeze the APD’s funds from the Asset Forfeiture program, which allocates proceeds from drug seizure investigations to participating agencies. This past February, the DOJ initiated an audit of two... more

Weedsport man sent to prison for threatening ex-fiance, endangering children

A Weedsport man with a history of domestic violence and alcohol abuse was sentenced in Cayuga County criminal court Thursday for threatening his ex-fiance in front of his children. In September, 34-year-old Shawn Devaul, of Weedsport pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The Citizen: Read... more

Prison City Pub & Brewery announces Mass Riot IPA, other December beer releases

Auburn’s Prison City Pub & Brewery will have an early Christmas present for the region’s craft beer fans. The 28 State St. brewpub announced Thursday that it will release its next batch of Mass Riot India pale ale — the beer that topped Paste Magazine’s blind taste test of the style this summer — Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 15 through... more
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