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Two airlifted from serious crash in Cayuga County: Both LifeNet and Mercy Flight called to scene

Two airlifted from serious crash in Cayuga County: Both LifeNet and Mercy Flight called to scene
Altogether four people were hospitalized after a violent one-car crash in the town of Mentz on Saturday. It happened around 1 p.m. in the area of State Street Road and Hayden Road. Photo Credit: Cayuga/Seneca ... more
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Former Mentz town supervisor charged with child sex crime

Former Mentz town supervisor charged with child sex crime
Richard Nielens Jr., a former supervisor for the town of Mentz, is facing charges related to a child sex crime. The 65-year-old, also a former member of the Mentz Town Board, has been charged with ... more
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Inmate faces several charges after contacting protected parties in Cayuga County

Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office names new jail administrator
Investigators in Cayuga County report the arrest of a Mentz resident following a series of incidents there. According to a news release, Brien Fredendall, 45, was arrested for three counts of contempt, two counts of ... more
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Mentz crash leads to DWI arrest for driver

Mentz crash leads to DWI arrest for driver
A single-car accident on November 5 led to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office charging 20-year-old William A. Sanderson with driving under the influence (DUI). The incident, which occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Lasher Road ... more
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Elbridge man faces DWI charge after traffic stop in Mentz

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The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of an Elbridge man following a traffic stop in Mentz. According to a news release, Bradley McMahon, 27, was charged with driving while intoxicated after failing to ... more
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Motorcyclist arrested for DUI after Mentz accident

Motorcyclist arrested for DUI after Mentz accident
On August 18 deputies rushed to South Street Road in the Town of Mentz following reports of a single-vehicle motorcycle accident. Sheriff Brian Schenck revealed that upon arrival, officers found Steven J. Ball Jr. had ... 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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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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Criminal mischief complaint leads to arrest in Mentz

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Police arrested a Port Byron man after a larceny investigation. According to a news release, State Police out of Auburn arrested Nathan J. Tratt, 56, for petit larceny. Troopers responded to a criminal mischief complaint ... more
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Troopers arrest man who possessed stolen crossbow and pistol

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Police report the arrest a man following a suspicious person complaint. According to a news release, State Police in Auburn arrested Hassan Glenn, 34 for criminal possession of a weapon. Information was developed that Glenn ... more
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Troopers: Pursuit ends on Thruway after robbery at knifepoint in Cayuga County

Waterloo man arrested after fleeing police, more charges pending
Troopers say a Syracuse man was taken into custody on a number of charges after an attempted armed robbery and pursuit that ended on the Thruway. State police attempted to stop a vehicle wanted for ... 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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Sheriff: Local senior falls victim to grandparent scam, giving ‘bail money’ to two people in Cayuga County

Sheriff: Local senior falls victim to grandparent scam, giving ‘bail money’ to two people in Cayuga County
Sheriff Brian Schenck says his office has been handling a string of grandparent scams, where an individual calls a local senior and poses as a relative. The most-recent investigation occurred in the town of Mentz ... more
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Former Mentz supervisor sentenced to state prison after being on the run for 20+ years

Former Mentz supervisor sentenced to state prison after being on the run for 20+ years
The former Mentz town supervisor who was on the run from law enforcement for more than two decades has been sentenced. William Jones, who was taken into custody in Ohio, then transferred back to Cayuga ... more
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Ex-Cayuga County elected official who was fugitive for more than 20 years appears in court

Ex-Cayuga County elected official who was fugitive for more than 20 years appears in court
The ex-elected official from Cayuga County accused of being on the run from law enforcement for more than two decades was denied bail on Monday. William Jones, the former Mentz town supervisor, skipped sentencing for ... more
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Former Mentz town supervisor, fugitive taken into custody in Ohio

Ex-Cayuga County elected official who was fugitive for more than 20 years appears in court
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says a long-time fugitive, who once served as Mentz Town Supervisor in the mid-1990s has been taken into custody. William Jones, 71, was arrested and convicted in 1996 of official ... 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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Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County issues state of emergency, all school districts will shut down
Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the ... more
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Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation

Teen ticketed after Phelps crash, one passenger sent to Strong Memorial Hospital
On Christmas Eve a two-car crash in the town of Mentz left four people seriously injured. Several weeks later that accident remains under investigation. The crash happened on Centerport Road shortly before 7 p.m. near ... more
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