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Southern Cayuga Cougars: School selects new mascot nickname

Southern Cayuga Cougars: School selects new mascot nickname
The Southern Cayuga School District has announced the selection of 'Cougars' as its new mascot nickname, following a comprehensive community engagement process. Superintendent Patrick Jensen shared in a community letter that the decision came after ... more
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Contractor sentenced in Cayuga County for scamming homeowners out of $19K

Contractor sentenced in Cayuga County for scamming homeowners out of K
A local contractor is headed to prison after scamming local homeowners out of a significant amount of cash. Michael Young has been sentenced to an indeterminate term of two to four years imprisonment for defrauding ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)

Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)
The Cayuga County Legislature met for their regular monthly meeting for May 2023 on Tuesday night in Auburn. Full meeting video appears below ... more
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REPORT: Firefighters called to ‘house explosion’ in Cayuga County

REPORT: Firefighters called to 'house explosion' in Cayuga County
First responders in Cayuga County were dispatched to what was initially reported as a house explosion during the early evening hours on Saturday. Our partners at the Cayuga/Seneca Fire Wire reported that the home was ... more
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Deadly fire claims two lives in Cayuga County: State police investigation underway

Deadly fire claims two lives in Cayuga County: State police investigation underway
A fire in the town of Locke resulted in the loss of two lives on April 24. The fire broke out at 166 Canaan Heights Road, completely engulfing the residential structure. Emergency responders from the ... more
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Rochester woman runs horse-and-buggy off the road in Cayuga County as bystanders forced to intervene

Rochester woman runs horse-and-buggy off the road in Cayuga County as bystanders forced to intervene
Authorities say a Rochester woman was arrested after forcing a horse-and-buggy off the road in the town of Locke. According to a press release from Sheriff Brian Schenck it all happened on January 12th and ... more
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Crash involving vehicle, horse-and-buggy under investigation in Cayuga County

Police: Driver says he didn’t horse and buggy during crash, ticketed for leaving scene in Penn Yan
Editor's Note: An updated version of this story is available here. First responders were called to a crash involving a vehicle and horse-and-buggy in Cayuga County on Thursday. It happened around 3:30 p.m. at the ... more
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Moravia man faces several charges, including DWI after speeding on Rt. 38

Syracuse man charged with attempted murder after shooting in Seneca Falls
On Saturday, January 7th State Troopers from the Auburn barracks arrested 34-year-old Shawn P. Keefe of Moravia for Driving While Intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than .08%, and a traffic violation ... more
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Expired vehicle docs lead to arrest in Locke

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On Monday state police arrested a Locke resident on drug and impersonation charges following an investigation on West Cayuga Street. Police observed a vehicle with an expired registration, which prompted a stop. Kyle Henline, 25, ... more
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Larceny investigation in Cayuga County leads to arrest

Lyons man arrested on bench warrants in Wayne County
Police arrested a Locke resident following a larceny investigation. Michael Neff, 24, of Locke was originally arrested for petit larceny in December 2021. He failed to appear for post-conviction service, which resulted in a bench ... more
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Woman flees from police with 10-year-old child in vehicle

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Police arrested a motorist after a pursuit through Cayuga and Tompkins County. According to a news release, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christina M. Deuel, 44, for reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a ... more
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Cayuga County man charged after property damage accident

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Police say a Locke resident was arrested after a property damage accident. According to a news release, troopers from State Police Auburn arrested Larry L. Geelan, 54, of Locke for driving while intoxicated. Troopers responded ... more
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Locke Girl Scout receives Gold Award from NYPenn Pathways Council

Manlius Girl Scout hosts virtual mental health and art therapy classes as part of Gold Award Project
A Cayuga County Girl Scout has received the Gold Award from the NYPenn Pathways Council, which covers much of the Finger Lakes and part of northern Pennsylvania. The Citizen reports Addison Moore of Locke won ... more
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Dollar General opens new store in southern Cayuga County

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Cayuga County has its seventh Dollar General store. The Citizen reports the newest store is open on Auburn Road in Locke. Several Dollar Generals have opened in new buildings in Cayuga County in recent years ... more
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Pair arrested, charged with working together to steal merchandise from Wal-Mart

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Seneca Falls Police arrested two men they say worked together to steal merchandise from the Seneca Falls Wal-Mart. On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:43 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Zachary M ... more
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Pair of Seneca Falls Walmart shoppers tried concealing significant amounts of merchandise in totes

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The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of two after they attempted to steal a significant amount of merchandise in totes. On Wednesday at 7:43 p.m. police in Seneca Falls arrested Zachary M. Seymour, ... more
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First responders battle mobile home fire in Cayuga County

First responders battle mobile home fire in Cayuga County
First responders in Cayuga County were called to a mobile home fire during the afternoon hours on Friday. The home was located on Flamingo Drive. A number of departments, including the Locke, Moravia, Scipio, Sempronius, ... 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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Officials worry about COVID spike as Route 90 sale happens in Cayuga County

Officials worry about COVID spike as Route 90 sale happens in Cayuga County
Each year there is a 50-mile-long garage sale in Cayuga County. It's called the Route 90 Sale, and it typically draws thousands. Officials tell The Auburn Citizen that they are worried about what could happen ... more
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