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Conquest man dies after vehicle hits tree and catches fire

Second person dies after crash in Lyons
A Cayuga County resident died today following a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Cato. Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says officers responded to Slayton Road in Cato for a one-motor vehicle crash on Friday, ... more
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Cato Fire Department hosts drug take-back Wednesday

Cato Fire Departments hosts drug take-back Wednesday
The Cato Fire Department is hosting a prescription drug take-back event Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Agencies work together to get medications off the street It's being hosted in a partnership with the Cayuga County Sheriff's ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck on getting another SRO, the summer marine patrol, help for addicted inmates, and more (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck on getting another SRO, the summer marine patrol, help for addicted inmates, and more (podcast)
In this episode, we visited with Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck. The Sheriff appeared before a county legislature committee to discuss adding a School Resource Officer in the Moravia School District.June was a busy month, ... more
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Cato resident returns home as Cato-Meridian Principal

Cato resident returns home as Cato-Meridian Principal
A Cato resident is coming back home to take over the leadership of Cato-Meridian Jr.-Sr. High School. Kelly was Principal at Clyde-Savannah The Citizen reports Jennifer Kelly was hired by the Cato-Meridian School Board at ... more
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Cato woman charged with DWI after traffic stop in Cayuga County

Cato woman charged with DWI after traffic stop in Cayuga County
State police arrested a Cato woman following a traffic stop in Cayuga County. Melissa Rogers, 34, of Cato was arrested for DWI and operating a vehicle with a BAC over 0.08%. She released on appearance ... more
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Auburn voters will be allowed to cast ballots at any city polling place

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The Cayuga County Board of Elections has received state approval to allow Auburn voters to cast their ballots at the polling place of their choice, rather than only the one in their district. The Citizen ... more
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Cayuga County-area schools get $9.4M in aid from state budget

Cayuga County-area schools get $9.4M in funding state budget funds
The state FY 2023 budget includes over $9.4 million in funding for Cayuga County-area school districts. Auburn, Cayuga County's largest school district, will see its state aid increase from $48,642,409 in the 2021-22 fiscal year ... more
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Cayuga County duo charged with grand larceny in Seneca County

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Police say two individuals were arrested following a larceny investigation. According to a news release, deputies arrested Tara N. Tanner, 31, of Auburn and Megan K. Workman, 36, of Cato for grand larceny, conspiracy, and ... more
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Cayuga County-area schools have fared well since COVID-19 mask mandate lifted

Majority of Cayuga County
Since the COVID-19 mask mandate for schools was lifted, a few schools in Cayuga County have seen an increase in cases, but most haven't seen a significant rise. The nine school district in the Cayuga ... more
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Hochul budget proposal includes aid increases for Cayuga County schools

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Governor Kathy Hochul's proposed state budget announced this week includes more aid for Cayuga County schools. The Citizen reports the proposal would increase state aid to schools to $31.3 billion, up by $2.1 billion from ... more
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Corn dryer fire in Cayuga County prompts hefty firefighter response (photos)

Corn dryer fire in Cayuga County prompts hefty firefighter response (photos)
Several departments were called to a corn dryer fire in Cayuga County. Cato, Victory, Ira, Jordan, Auburn, Plainville, Belgium Cold Springs, Cody, Northwest, Hannibal, and Weedsport fire departments were called to the scene, according to ... more
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Man who attempted to rob a Cato bank sentenced to prison

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A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to 13 years for burglary and 2-4 years for robbery after attempting to rob a Cato bank in 2019. Jason Ingleston, of Red Creek, tried and failed to rob ... more
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Red Creek man convicted in Cayuga County bank robbery refuses to leave jail cell for sentencing

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The Red Creek man who was convicted of attempting to rob a Cayuga County bank and burglarizing a nearby residence refused to leave his jail cell for sentencing on Tuesday. The Citizen reports that Jason ... more
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Several churches in Cayuga County to close, Catholic Diocese of Rochester says

Several churches in Cayuga County to close, Catholic Diocese of Rochester says
Call it another blow to local, faith-based organizations and congregations. The Catholic Diocese of Rochester is in the process of shutting down a number of churches in Auburn and Northern Cayuga County. The Auburn Citizen ... more
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Red Creek man convicted on burglary charges after Cato bank robbery incident

Red Creek man convicted on burglary charges after Cato bank robbery incident
District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced the conviction of a man accused of burglary and attempted robbery. Assistant District Attorney Christopher Valdina prosecuted the case against Jason Ingleston, who attempted to rob the Community Bank branch ... more
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Cato woman facing federal charge related to USPS mail delivery

Cato woman facing federal charge related to USPS mail delivery
A Cato woman has been charged after allegedly failing to deliver mail while working for the U.S. Postal Service. Priscilla Czyz, 37, was arraigned in federal court and released pending further proceedings. She was charged ... more
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First responders battle structure fire in Cayuga County during peak of winter storm

Shortsville home destroyed by fire; family being assisted by Red Cross
First responders say multiple departments were called to battle a house fire in Cayuga County during the overnight hours between Wednesday and Thursday. The call came in for a structure fire on Cooper Street in ... more
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Cayuga County school starts COVID testing: 58% of parents, 81% of staff have consented

The Cato Meridian Central School District is launching COVID-19 testing on Monday. The district notified families in a letter, noting that they are prepared to begin COVID-19 testing. "The majority of [parents/guardians] have filled out ... more
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More $50 fines in Cayuga County as health inspectors find businesses violating mask rules

More $50 fines in Cayuga County as health inspectors find businesses violating mask rules
More fines followed inspections in Cayuga County, which is seeing an uptick in confirmed coronavirus cases. Last month multiple businesses were fined for not complying with state mandates on COVID-era operation. This week, the Cayuga ... more
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