Category: Cayuga County

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One dead after exchange of gunfire with police at Auburn home

One person was killed after an exchange of gunfire with police at an Auburn city home Tuesday morning. Multiple agencies were called to Wheeler Street a little before 11:30 a.m. after neighbors reported shots fired. In a press release, the Auburn Police ... MORE
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Positive cases drop while hospitalizations rise in Cayuga County

COVID cases have dropped under 300 in Cayuga County, but hospitalizations are increasing. Over the weekend the active number of positive cases was 264, down from Thursday’s reported 334. Hospitalizations have risen though, going from 20 on Thursday to 23 over the ... MORE
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Sexual harassment training available through Cayuga Strategic Solutions this week

A sexual harassment training session is available for businesses and organizations with less than ten people. The session will be held over Zoom this Wednesday at 10 a.m. and is hosted by Cayuga Strategic Solutions. Anyone sitting on a Board of Directors ... MORE
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Cayuga County continues to see cases rise among unvaccinated at higher rates than vaccinated

Among the positive Cayuga County COVID cases, 23 of them are hospitalized between four different hospitals in the region. Out of the 23 hospitalized, 16 are unvaccinated. Over the weekend there were 78 new cases reported and 55 of them were unvaccinated ... MORE
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Cayuga County fire departments receive FEMA funding to split

$5.6 million dollars in FEMA funding will be split among several Cayuga County fire departments. The funds will go towards hiring more firefighters and promoting safety among firefighters. The City of Auburn Fire Department will receive $1.2 million dollars to hire 5 ... MORE
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Toxic algae blooms in Skaneateles Lake raise urgency of Syracuse’s bid to use pesticide to protect drinking water

Stakes are rising in the simmering debate over whether to allow the city of Syracuse to apply a pesticide to northern sections of Skaneateles Lake in a bid to safeguard its source of unfiltered public drinking water. Traces of the toxic bacteria microcystin — ... MORE
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Vaccine clinic hosted by Cayuga County Health Department at Fingerlakes Mall Sept. 22

With 46 newly reported COVID-19 cases in Cayuga County Thursday, the health department asks that if someone does not feel well, they stay at home. A walk-in vaccine clinic is available at the Fingerlakes Mall on Wednesday Sept. 22 on behalf of ... MORE
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Port Byron Board of Education berated by community members during September meeting

Following a major disruption during its Board of Education meeting, Port Byron Central School District will be reevaluating how to go about future meetings. A group from the community came to share during the public comment portion of the meeting on their ... MORE
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Though they withheld the storm, Auburn’s municipal utilities reached their maximum potential during Hurricane Fred

Due to Hurricane Fred, Auburn’s municipal utilities have had their capabilities tested. City Clerk Chuck Mason said the systems for that time period were maxed out, despite holding up relatively well during the rainfall. There was damage to Auburn’s sewage treatment plant ... MORE
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Under a new directive issued by Governor Kathy Hochul, EMTs can now administer vaccines

Governor Kathy Hochul has issued a directive that will allow EMTs to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. They had been allowed to administer them before, but the state of emergency ending made it so they no longer could. This will help counties that ... MORE
Cayuga County, Health, News
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Cayuga County COVID-19 surge has similar numbers compared to the last surge

The Cayuga County Health Department has released data showing that Wednesday there were 72 new cases of COVID-19. The last time they were this high was Jan. 21 at 82 cases. There are currently 320 active cases, the highest in 8 months ... MORE
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Three kittens left to die in Auburn parking lot: One survives as police investigate

The Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY and police in Auburn are investigating an animal cruelty case — and now they are requesting the public’s help. Three kittens were left in a bag in a parking lot in the back of the Holiday ... MORE
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York Industrial Plaza in Auburn purchased by Harmax Holdings LLC

38 and 40 York Street in Auburn, two four story buildings, have been sold. Both buildings are 66,000 square feet and their intended purpose upon construction was to manufacture farm equipment. Both buildings sold for $1.1 million dollars. The buildings are currently ... MORE
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Auburn school district has only been open for a week and has 30 isolations among students and staff

School started a week ago for the Auburn Enlarged City School District and there are already 30 isolations for both students and staff. District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said a lot of kids didn’t even make it to school to start because of ... MORE
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A second defendant has plead guilty for the murder of a man in Auburn in 2019

During the second day of jury selection, a man accused of murdering a 36-year-old man in Auburn has pleaded guilty. This comes days after his co-defendant also took a plea deal. Gage Ashley, 24, pleaded guilty to first and second degree murder, ... MORE