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Auburn prisoner accused of sending letter to victim in Seneca County violating court order, arraigned on new charges

Felony arrest stems from investigation into drugs sent to Cayuga County Jail
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Fayette resident as part of an ongoing investigation into a domestic incident. The original incident took place in August, according to deputies. They say the ... more
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Traffic stop for suspicious vehicle leads to DWI arrest in Montezuma

NY State Police increasing school patrols through end of academic year
State police arrested a Trumansburg resident following a traffic stop in the town of Montezuma on Saturday, October 1st. According to a news release, police observed a suspicious vehicle on Route 31. The operator, identified ... more
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Four churches that were supposed to close in Auburn and Weedsport will stay open: How did it happen?

Catholic churches around Auburn given opportunity to stay open
The Catholic Churches in northern Cayuga County and Auburn that were slated to close more than a year and a half ago have a new lease on life. St. Alphonsus, St. Francis of Assisi and ... more
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Public health officials say residents eligible for COVID booster shots should get them ASAP

New York is getting ready to distribute COVID booster shots, but no timeline set
Public health officials are encouraging eligible residents in the Finger Lakes region to get vaccinated with the updated booster shot against COVID-19. The CDC recently approved reformulated booster shots to further protect against the disease ... more
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One dead, several hospitalized after three-car crash in Cayuga County

New York proposal seeks body cameras for state police
Sheriff Brian Schenck says his office is investigating a fatal crash that happened on Friday around 2:14 p.m. Deputies and other first responders were called to a crash at the intersection between Route 34 and ... more
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Auburn business owner charged with burglary, banned from all Wegmans locations

Auburn business owner charged with burglary, banned from all Wegmans locations
An Auburn business man is facing legal trouble. Robert Otterstatter, who is the co-owner of Octane Social House on Genesee Street is accused of using self-checkout at the Fairmount Wegmans in Syracuse to steal groceries ... more
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Police: 74-year-old charged with DWI after crash in Cayuga County

Watkins Glen man arrested after attacking two people at Dunkin’
State police arrested a 74-year-old Aurora resident following an accident on Gully Road. Troopers arrested Bruce Lader, 74, for DWI and operating with a BAC over 0.08%. The accident occurred on Thursday, according to a ... more
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Auburn senior named student rep on board of education

Auburn School Board passes proposed budget, public will vote May 17
The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education has a new student representative. Senior Henry Moskov was introduced by Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo at this week's meeting for the 2022-23 school year. The student rep ... more
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State police: Union Springs man charged with assault, DWAI after ‘incident’ in Springport

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On Wednesday, state police arrested a 55-year-old Union Springs man following a serious incident in Springport. According to a news release, Wayne Krueger, 55, was charged with driving while ability impaired, assault with intent to ... more
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Moravia man who harassed his ex-wife repeatedly could spend 28 years in prison

Staffing shortage forces closure of two housing units at Seneca County Jail
A Moravia man faces up to 28 years in prison after repeatedly violating court orders to stay away from his ex-wife. Raymond Decker, 57, was found guilty of six counts of aggravated family offense, which ... more
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Rumors are wrong: Gavras Center in Auburn isn’t closing

Child care: Lawmakers work to make access universal in child care deserts
The E. John Gavras Center in Auburn is not closing contrary to local rumors. The Auburn Citizen reports that officials with the organization aren't sure where the rumor started, but the reality is that while ... more
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Suspicious incident leads to DWI arrest at Auburn area Ford dealership

Cato woman charged with DWI after traffic stop in Cayuga County
State police arrested a Cayuga County resident following a suspicious incident investigation. John Neil, unknown age and residence, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and having an open container after troopers conducted an investigation at ... more
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Downtown Auburn road closure announced for repaving, overhaul

Roads blocked off in downtown Rochester after debris falls from vacant building
A major improvement for motorists is coming to downtown Auburn. The City announced that a major access road is closing for most of October as it gets repaved. John Street, which runs from the Arterial ... more
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Auburn Housing Authority gets additional rental assistance vouchers

INSIDE THE FLX: Melissa Nesbit, Seneca Housing on the shortage of affordable housing and the agency’s efforts to help (podcast)
Good news for the Auburn Housing Authority: Additional rental assistance vouchers are coming. Around 1,500 new private market rental assistance vouchers for New York will be included for the authority. The U.S. Department of Housing ... more
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Cayuga County Health Department has trouble contacting person after rabies exposure

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The Cayuga County Health Department is asking the public to be alert if they encounter an animal that might have rabies. After 2+ years of health officials at varying levels providing outreach and attempting to ... more
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Tamela Ray to lead Section III through Rathbun’s retirement

Tamela Ray to lead Section III through Rathbun’s retirement
Former Auburn Athletic Director Tamela Ray is returning to the local sports landscape. Ray was named interim Executive Director of Section III. The role will begin October 1. She will work with John Rathbun through ... more
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Solar farm growth: Three new developments planned for Aurelius

Trelina Solar Energy will answer questions about controversial Waterloo development
Cayuga County is going to have a few more solar farms in Aurelius. The town board approved three small-scale solar farms that would produce an estimated 29 megawatts of power on 213 acres of land ... more
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Run Towards It: Empowering young female athletes in competition (video)

Run Towards It: Empowering young female athletes in competition (video)
High school girls' soccer teams from Seneca Falls, Geneva, Marcellus, Newark, Dryden, Lyons and Auburn came together to "Run Towards It" this past weekend. The Empowerment Project Initiative from the Bonafiglia Family Foundation helped organize ... more
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Auburn sites win preservation awards

Auburn sites win preservation awards
A pair of historic sites in Auburn won preservation awards. The Rev. Paul G. Carter and Christine Carter were given the Dean Biancaville Award for work with the Harriet Tubman home. They put in more ... more
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