New Auburn police lieutenant sworn into service

The Auburn Police Department is continuing to fill its ranks since Chief Shawn Butler was promoted to his post in June. James Slayton was sworn in Thursday to the position of lieutenant during Thursday night's Auburn City Council meeting. The promotion comes after former lieutenant Roger Anthony was appointed by Butler to the position of deputy chief last month. Read... more

Department of Transportation to consider lowering speed limit on Owasco road after fatality

An informational presentation will be held Thursday as the state Department of Transportation prepares to conduct a traffic study along a portion of Route 38A in Owasco, according to Town Supervisor Ed Wagner. An area near the Tom Thumb Drive-In on Route 38A, otherwise known as East Lake Road, was the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident two weeks... more

Girl’s recovery from Skaneateles boat crash: Next step rehab in Boston

Kaelynne Driscoll, a little girl who lost her left arm and leg in a boating crash on Skaneateles Lake, will soon move from Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to a Boston rehabilitation center to begin the next phase of her recovery, her mother said Wednesday. “She’s doing amazing,” said her mom Amber Oursler. “She is able to get up out of... more

Cuts and new revenue options discussed at Cayuga County Legislature budget workshop

Cuts and new revenue options discussed at Cayuga County Legislature budget workshop
Hands were tucked under chins Wednesday night as Cayuga County legislators pondered where the county's finances stand currently, and ways to make cuts or increase revenue. County Budget Director Lynn Marinelli started off the night showing the body where the budget roughly stands. The county is projected to draw about $1.5 million from the fund balance by the end of... more

Train sparks multiple outdoor fires in Aurelius

Train sparks multiple outdoor fires in Aurelius
Several Cayuga County fire departments responded to multiple outdoor fires in the town of Aurelius caused by a train traveling through. The Aurelius, Auburn, Cayuga, Fleming, Montezuma, Owasco, Port Byron, Sennett, Throop and Union Springs fire departments worked until about 6:30 p.m. to extinguish the large outdoor fires in three areas along the train tracks, said Aurelius Fire Chief Jason... more

Manktelow campaign has $48K in bank, spent $12K thus far

New York State Senate candidate Brian Manktelow announced on Wednesday that his campaign had submitted mandatory 32-days-prior-to-the-primary filings with the New York State Board of Elections. The finance records, which his campaign manager says will be available to the public within 24-hours, highlight that the Manktelow campaign has spent a total of $12,439.63 thus far. The Manktelow campaign notes that... more

Man sent to prison for violating Cayuga County probation within one day of sentence

An Onondaga County man arrested less than 24 hours after he was sentenced to probation will now spend the next year in state prison. Tyler Prescott, of I7 Cedar Circle, Liverpool, was sentenced May 31 to five years probation for selling an ounce of marijuana in Cayuga County in 2015. The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to felony third-degree criminal sale of... more

Heavy downpours possible in the Finger Lakes through the weekend

Heavy downpours possible in the Finger Lakes through the weekend
A very moist atmosphere will remain in place through the weekend, leading to more downpours such as those early Wednesday morning. Heavy Rain At Times The atmosphere overhead is loaded with copious amounts of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Read More more

Medicaid system overpaid people millions last year in New York

New York auditors say the state’s Medicaid system made up to $12.1 million in inappropriate payments last year, including $2.3 million in managed care payments for dead patients. Auditors say other payments went for recipients dropped from long-term care coverage. About $2.1 million was recovered during the auditors' field work. The state health department says it’s pursuing other overpayments…. Read... more

FLX farmers say ‘All we can do is pray for rain’

“It’s so hot, I saw two trees fighting over a dog.” Or how about, “It’s so hot, I heard a fire hydrant whistle for dogs.’’ Bad hot weather jokes aside, this summer’s drought is having a big impact on many farmers and the crops they grow. For those in the agriculture industry, this drought has been no joke, and the... more

Why the Cayuga Nation is selling cigarettes at the Finger Lakes Drive-in

The Finger Lakes Drive-In is usually barren in broad daylight. But it wasn’t Wednesday afternoon, when two men were sitting under a tent at the edge of the Aurelius theater’s Clark Street Road entrance, advertising Seneca cigarettes for sale. The men’s presence at the drive-in appears related to a recent transaction between the theater’s owner, Paul Meyer, and the nation.... more

54th District: Cast set for Sept. 13 Republican primary

The field is set. When New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced that he would not be seeking re-election this year due to health concerns, the participants were not immediately clear. It took months for prospective candidates to come forward, which provided a lot of time for voters to wonder about the future of the New York State Senate’s 54th... more

Sheriff Gould asks for public’s assistance in mischief investigation in Cayuga County

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould says that his office is seeking the public’s help in locating a person, or information on a criminal mischief investigation. In a statement released on Tuesday via Facebook, Sheriff Gould wrote: “The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating intentional incidents of damage that occurred in the area of Church Street Apartments in Port Byron... more

Auburn man caught speeding through Seneca Falls with no license

On Friday at approximately 3:40 pm the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Roderick G. Henry, age 40 of Auburn, for unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation in the 2nd degree, and speed over 55 in zone following a traffic stop on SR 5 in the Town of Seneca Falls. During the stop, it was discovered that Henry’s driving privileges were revoked and suspended for numerous violations. Henry... more
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