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Former Auburn police officer pleads not guilty to sexually abusing a minor

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
A former Auburn police officer accused of sexually abusing a minor has pleaded not guilty. Morrissey appeared in front of Judge Thomas Delone for arraignment in Cayuga County Court on Thursday, September 8. Former Auburn ... more
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Throop man sentenced in connection with crash that killed Weedsport man

Throop man sentenced in connection with crash that killed Weedsport man
A Throop man has been sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison in connection with a crash that killed a Weedsport man in 2021. Defendant admits to taking heroin laced with fentanyl The ... more
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Roadside investigation in Throop results in DWI charge for driver

Roadside investigation in Throop results in DWI charge for driver
State police arrested a Fabius man following a roadside investigation in Throop. On July 10 troopers stopped Jeffrey Amidon, 29, for speeding. The traffic stop occurred on State Route 38. Upon investigation it was determined ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: United Way of Cayuga County Day of Caring (podcast)

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In this episode, we talk with United Way of Cayuga County Executive Director Kathryn Dennis and Marketing and Campaign Coordinator Julisa Stone about the second annual Day of Caring set for August 4. Nucor Steel ... more
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Auburn gives sendoff for Operation Enduring Gratitude bus trip to Washington

Auburn gives sendoff for Operation Enduring Gratitude bus trip to Washington
About 75 veterans left Auburn on a bus for Washington, DC Friday as part of Operation Enduring Gratitude, including the first woman veteran from Cayuga County to make the trip. 91-year-old Anne Greer of Throop ... more
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DEC leading investigation after natural gas tank explosion in Cayuga County

DEC leading investigation after natural gas tank explosion in Cayuga County
Firefighters from several districts were called to an explosion in Cayuga County late-Saturday. Reports of an explosion, which could be heard between Auburn and Throop, came in around 9:40 p.m. It took firefighters some time ... more
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State Police in Auburn arrest Brooklyn resident during traffic stop

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Police report the arrest of a Brooklyn resident following a traffic stop. According to a news release, State Police in Auburn arrested Kerry L. Hackett, 32, of Brooklyn for criminal possession of a weapon. Troopers ... more
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Auburn school resource officer charged with sex abuse following investigation

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The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office says a school resource officer in Auburn is facing felony charges after a sex abuse investigation in the city. According to a news release, deputies arrested William T. Morrissey, 32, ... more
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Troopers: Port Byron woman charged with DWI after one-car crash

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Troopers say one person was arrested after a crash on Thursday in the town of Throop. The accident happened on State Street Road. Troopers said Lindsay Shaffer, 35, of Port Byron was arrested for driving ... more
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Opt in or out? No word yet from two Cayuga County towns on marijuana decisions

Town of Gorham expected to set public hearing on possible reversal of marijuana opt-in
The December 31st deadline for opting out of marijuana retail sales and on-site consumption has passed, but we still don't know some communities' decisions. The Citizen reports there's been no official word out of the ... more
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Throop man sentenced on multiple charges in drug overdose death

Attorney General James sues to protect St. Clare’s Hospital retirees
A Throop man has been sentenced to two state prison terms for selling heroin laced with fentanyl to a man who died of an overdose. The Citizen reports 32 year old Michael J. Chapman was ... more
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Throop man pleads guilty to manslaughter charge after selling fentanyl-laced heroin

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The Throop man accused of selling a bundle of heroin laced with fentanyl that resulted in a fatal overdose pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge this week in Cayuga County Court. Michael Chapman pleaded guilty ... more
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Throop Town Board is being sued after town supervisor allegedly slandered another board member, damaging her business

Throop Town Board is being sued after town supervisor allegedly slandered another board member, damaging her business
Coleen Young has given a formal notice to the Throop Town Board that she is suing them for "emotional distress and mental suffering" due to alleged defamation of her and her cotton candy business. Young, ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature District #3 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature Dist
This week on Inside the FLX, Cayuga County Legislature Candidate Jeffrey Emerson is in-studio to talk about his campaign, issues he sees as big ones moving forward in Cayuga County, and how small communities like ... more
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Throop driver charged with manslaughter for role in crash

NYS lawmakers, Gov. Hochul nearing an agreement on pay increases for assigned counsel, public defenders
Prosecutors say a Throop man accused of driving under the influence of drugs in a fatal crash now faces a charge of second-degree manslaughter. Tristan Hope, 25, of Throop was arraigned on the manslaughter charge ... more
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Sheriff: Driver fled Auburn PD shortly before violent crash in Throop

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck has provided an update on the personal injury crash that critically injured several people on Turnpike Road in Throop. It happened on Sunday around 2:15 a.m., according to Sheriff Schenck, ... more
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Three critically injured after early-morning crash on Turnpike Road

Three critically injured after early-morning crash on Turnpike Road
Three people were critically injured in a crash that happened in Throop during the overnight hours. The Throop Fire Department said in a Facebook post that first responders were called to a one-car crash on ... more
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DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural communities struggle economically (podcast)
Keith Cuttler spends most of his days thinking about ways to get crucial medical services to the most-vulnerable parts of the Cayuga County. It's been an evolving challenge, since coming into his role with a ... more
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UPDATE: Motorcyclist airlifted with critical injuries after Cayuga County crash

UPDATE: Motorcyclist airlifted with critical injuries after Cayuga County crash
A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries after a crash with a pickup truck on Wednesday. First responders in Cayuga County say the motorcyclist was taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse by Mercy Flight. One of ... more
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