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Pharmacists claim they were fired for not lying about COVID-19 vaccine

Two pharmacists are suing Kinney Drugs accusing the company of firing them for refusing to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to young people. According to The Auburn Citizen, Joel and Katie Wood of Tioga raised concerns about the vaccine with their superiors. The ... MORE
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Cayuga County Health Department reports delay receiving test results

A delay in COVID-19 test results is being reported by the The Cayuga County Health Department. Both employees of the health department and contact tracers work 7 days a week, but without the results in a timely fashion, they can’t contact those ... MORE
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Disaster aid is available to areas badly damaged by Tropical Storm Fred

Federal disaster aid has been given to New York State to help communities impacted by Tropical Storm Fred. The funding is available for state and local governments that are eligible as well as certain private nonprofit organizations. Counties that may be eligible ... MORE
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Woman accused of hitting and killing bicyclist before fleeing the scene is arrested

A woman has been charged for her role in the death of one bicyclist and hospitalization of another in June. In June, Amber Suprunchik, 36, of Dolgeville, allegedly struck two people bicycling on Route 26 in Cincinnatus. One bicyclist, Kitt Warren, 67, ... MORE
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Auburn City School District superintendent says they’ve struggled with bus driver staffing for years

Many districts are struggling this school year with obtaining bus drivers, but Auburn City School District superintendent Jeff Pirrozollo says they’ve had that issue for years. He said the state changing the regulations for the CDL license is a major factor because ... MORE
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Fire in Auburn Wednesday night displaces six residents

Wednesday evening’s fire in Auburn has displaced six people. Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that began in the attic while the home was searched. The cause appears to be electrical. No injuries were reported and the Red Cross has stepped ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, Fire, News
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Skaneateles teacher’s aide fired, plans to sue school and county over denial of religious exemption

A teaching assistant for the Skaneateles Central School District was fired during Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Holly Burroughs was terminated for abandoning her position. According to Auburnpub.com, Burroughs told the board she would never abandon her students. She said she only ... MORE
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Cayuga County makes Friday’s vaccine clinic at Fingerlakes Mall a #VaxtoSchool clinic

A vaccine clinic scheduled for Friday with the Cayuga County Health Department is now a #VaxtoSchool pop-up site. The clinic will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fingerlakes Mall. All three vaccines are available. A medical professional will be ... MORE
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Cayuga County has 104th COVID related death reported Wednesday

The latest death in Cayuga County due to COVID was reported Wednesday. A man in his 50s was the 104th death in the county. He previously tested positive for the virus but no other information was shared. The deaths are starting to ... MORE
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Cayuga Nation Police Department doesn't have any cross deputation agreements in place, state says

Cayuga Nation Police Department doesn’t have any cross deputation agreements in place, state says

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) revealed to FingerLakes1.com that the Cayuga Nation Police Department does not have any cross deputation agreements in either Seneca or Cayuga counties. A joint agreement must be made between a sovereign Nation ... MORE
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Fire on Franklin Street in Auburn Wednesday night

A structure fire broke out on Franklin Street Wednesday evening around 7 p.m. The 5¢ Bottle & Can Return is located in the building. Heavy smoke was reported to the Auburn Fire Department and the building was evacuated. It’s reported that a ... MORE
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Longtime FBI veteran named as Cayuga Nation Police Department’s new deputy superintendent

A 23-year FBI veteran has joined the ranks of the Cayuga Nation Police Department. Michael DuBois, a former unit chief within the Criminal Investigative Division who supervised five specialized workgroups in the nation’s capital, has been named as the Nation’s new deputy ... MORE
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Skaneateles man arrested and charged on federal child pornography charges

A Skaneateles man has been charged in relation to child pornography. Marc L. Leonardis, 49, is facing federal child pornography charges after receiving images and videos of children through an instant messaging platform. He received the images between April and June of ... MORE
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Weedsport man dies after vehicle enters pond at Tessy Plastics facility in Elbridge

State police say a medical emergency led to a Tessy Plastics employee driving his vehicle into a retention pond at the Elbridge facility during the morning hours on Tuesday. Around 5:22 a.m. troopers were dispatched to the Tessy Plastics facility on Route ... MORE
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Auburn man charged with manslaughter for his role in an overdose death

An Auburn resident has been charged with second degree manslaughter. After a nine month investigation, Michael Chapman has been arrested and charged for his role in the death of a man who overdosed in January at a home in Auburn. On Jan ... MORE
FL1 News releases six years’ worth of Cayuga Nation public law contracts

FL1 News releases six years’ worth of Cayuga Nation public law contracts

Earlier this year, FingerLakes1.com acquired all of the Cayuga Nation’s 93-638 Public Law contracts through a half-yearlong Freedom of Information Act request. Originally filed on February 26, the complex FOIA request wasn’t completed until July 29 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ ... MORE
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Cayuga County Health Department COVID numbers for the weekend of Oct. 1-3

Cayuga County is continuing to see a decline according to data released by the Cayuga County Health Department on Oct. 4. Over the weekend there were 35 new cases reported from Friday through Sunday, with 15 being unvaccinated and 30 being vaccinated ... MORE
Cayuga Nation community services contract expires: prompting allegations of discrimination by faction

Cayuga Nation community services contract expires: Prompting allegations of discrimination by marginalized faction

As Congress tries to raise the debt-ceiling before mid-October, the 2021 fiscal year for the federal government has already ended, so too did contracts for the Cayuga Nation, which some Nation members claim to be discriminatorily distributed. The Cayuga Nation’s “Community Services ... MORE