Bassmaster Kevin VanDam’s comeback win on Cayuga Lake airing on ESPN2

Pro bass angler Kevin VanDam’s comeback win at the Busch Beer Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Cayuga Lake in late June will be televised this weekend on ESPN2. VanDam, from Kalamazoo, Mich., took home a $100,000 winner’s check from the June 23-26 competition. It marked his 22nd career win – the most in B.A.S.S. history. Read more on this story... more

Auburn mother whose toddler was hit by car charged with child endangerment

Auburn mother whose toddler was hit by car charged with child endangerment
An Auburn woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of her children after her 3-year-old son was hit by a car, police said. According to the Auburn Police Department, 32-year-old Leah Dunbar, of Barber Street, was arrested Wednesday after a judge issued a warrant. She was charged with three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child after... more

Auburn man charged in crash that killed baby fights charges

An Auburn man who allegedly caused a crash that killed a 1-month-old boy was back in court Tuesday after turning down a plea deal. In June, 37-year-old Raymond Campagna, Jr., of 112 North St., Apt. 1, pleaded not guilty to 18 charges, including several counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and assault, second-degree manslaughter and criminally-negligent homicide. Read more from the... more

Senate candidate Floyd Rayburn challenges labor allegations in race for 54th District

The race for the 54th Senate District has become a real battle for those looking to represent a crucial district in the Finger Lakes. New York State Senate candidate Floyd Rayburn this week has been fending off attacks on his credibility in the business space, after opponents used a labor violation from over a decade ago to discredit him. While... more

Driver who killed Auburn teen in July crash pleads guilty; likely to spend 7 to 24 years in prison

The Owasco man who was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle pleaded guilty to the charges; admitting that he caused the crash that killed Chloe Calhoun, the Auburn graduate who died from injuries sustained in the crash on July 27. Dain Schneider, of Owasco pleaded guilty to those charges... more

One dead on Cayuga Lake after lengthy search for swimmer who went missing

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office reports that the body of the missing swimmer, who disappeared near Myer’s Park in Lansing was discovered by divers at 11:31 pm on Sunday. Deputies say that the original report came in at approximately 3:30 pm on Saturday, as first responders deployed to Myer’s Park in the Town of Lansing. The person was reportedly no... more

Reduced lunch eligibility criteria updated in schools throughout region

Area school districts will be providing free and reduced price meals and free milk for school children. The updates allow for more flexibility among families, who struggle with school lunch cost. Read More more

Auburn City Council to consider new restrictions to regulate cell towers

Auburn City Council to consider new restrictions to regulate cell towers
With telecommunications facilities proving controversial in the local area over the past year, Auburn officials will consider new laws to regulate cell towers. The Auburn City Council will vote Thursday to approve new regulations over the placement, standards and permit application procedures involved with either the construction of new towers or the modification of existing ones. Read More more

Emerson Park for the birds? Cayuga County Legislature listens to public complaints

Wearing a yellow T-shirt with the words, "Wild Wings Over Water," on it, Don DelloStritto told Cayuga County legislators that he'd had enough with the ducks and geese on Owasco Lake. Since 1978, DelloStritto has been on the Great Race committee, helping out and often the day of, standing about knee-deep in the water. This year, he was one of... more

Cayuga County cows to be featured at NYS Fair’s birthing exhibit

If you visit the Dairy Cow Birthing Center at this year's New York State Fair, you may see the arrival of Cayuga County's newest calf. The popular exhibit will feature 36 pregnant cows from six central New York farms — three of which are based in Cayuga County. Each farm will bring six cows and three calves will be delivered... more

Could Uber work in the Finger Lakes? What if Auburn had ride sharing service?

Could communities in upstate New York handle having a ride sharing service like Uber available? Many believe that it’s time to begin embracing the advances that technology has afforded the transportation world. That would mean a big change for communities like Auburn. This story takes a look at what it would mean for those living in the region – if... more

Two men charged with robbery after man beaten unconscious in Auburn

Two men charged with robbery after man beaten unconscious in Auburn
Two people have been charged after a man was beaten and robbed in Auburn. According to Capt. Mark Schattinger of The Auburn Police Department, three people were walking in the area of State and Wall streets at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when people got out of a car and assaulted two of them. Read More more

One operator of smoke shop at Finger Lakes Drive-In arrested

In a story that seems to be getting odder by the day, one man has been taken into custody for violating probation, who was operating the smoke shop at the Finger Lakes Drive-In. The Town of Aurelius is taking legal action against the drive-in, as well as the individual who was arrested. Dustin “Dusty” Parker was apprehended at his probation... more

Update: Suspects sought after Saturday morning shooting in Auburn

Update: Suspects sought after Saturday morning shooting in Auburn
It isn’t very often a shooting is reported in Auburn. However, that’s just what law enforcement was called to deal with during the early-morning hours of Saturday, according to the New York State Police. One handgun had been recovered. One individual had been shot. No official arrests had been made. State Troopers, as well as Auburn Police were seeking multiple... more
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