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Decades later, women file sex abuse complaints in Cayuga County, push for law changes
December 18, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
Pamela Deacon O'Grady remembers the first time she met him.

Crews from 16 departments respond to fire at Brutus trucking company
December 18, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
BRUTUS — Over a dozen fire departments worked to extinguish a structure fire Sunday afternoon at Page Trucking, located at 2768 Trombley Road in the town of Brutus.

'I love to wrap': Weedsport woman wraps presents for charity at Fingerlakes Mall
December 18, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
AURELIUS — Linda D'Amato truly knows what it means to give back during the holiday season.

TODAY'S FORECAST: Chance of snow showers, high near 38
December 18, 2017, 5:05 am | Source
Cloudy skies, a chance of snow showers and high temperatures in the upper 30s are in the forecast today for Auburn and Cayuga County.

Children enjoy Christmas activities at Seymour Library Winter Celebration
December 17, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
AUBURN — Pin-the-nose-on-the-snowman, snowball toss games, Christmas tree ornaments and snowman crafts filled the children's room at Seymour Library for their Winter Celebration on Saturday.

2018 State of the State: Cuomo eyes ban on domestic abusers owning guns
December 17, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to bolster state laws to prevent individuals convicted of domestic violence offenses from possessing guns.

Cayuga County's state legislators discuss New York's statue of limitations for sex offenses
December 17, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
State legislators representing parts of Cayuga County — Sens. John DeFrancisco, Pam Helming and James Seward Assemblymen Gary Finch and Robert Oaks — may be asked to vote next year on proposed legislation surrounding sex abuse.

Ormie King: Recalling some Mount Carmel Legends
December 17, 2017, 5:30 am | Source
Today’s Legends of Auburn article is a collection of photos from Mount Carmel High School. That school had some great students and athletes. Here are four photos in no particular order:

Advocates applaud New York's new Rural Health Council
December 16, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
The newly established Rural Health Council means good things for health care in New York, advocates say.

Photographer's Journal: Christmas came early in Skaneateles...She said yes!
December 16, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
Ryan Morris, 26, of Mississippi, took his girlfriend, Madeline Bohannon, 21, of Auburn, on an unassuming walk to the end of the pier overlooking Skaneateles Lake.

NY senators eye changes to bolster state's sexual harassment laws
December 16, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
As the #MeToo movement grows and more men and women report sexual misconduct allegations, a pair of Republican state senators want to strengthen New York's sexual harassment laws.

Two Cayuga County Democrats to run for Legislature chair
December 16, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
Two Democrats are running for the Cayuga County Legislature's chair position, with one reaching out to the Republican minority for support.

What you should know about new income tax brackets in GOP tax plan
December 16, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
House and Senate leaders have finalized an agreement on a $1.5 trillion tax plan. A conference committee released details about the final bill Friday afternoon. Votes are expected next week.

Six years later, Cayuga County awards Owasco Flats project bid
December 16, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
After what has seemed like never-ending delays to a project that would help reduce sediment loading into Owasco Lake, Cayuga County has some good news.

2018 State of the State: Cuomo wants third round of $100M downtown program
December 16, 2017, 5:45 am | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo aims to continue a competition that has awarded $200 million to 20 communities for downtown improvement projects.

Cuomo OKs 'Buy American' provision for NY bridge, road projects
December 16, 2017, 5:30 am | Source
New York bridge and road projects will now be required to use American-made iron and steel.

GOP group plans robocalls thanking NY reps for tax bill support
December 16, 2017, 5:30 am | Source
American Action Network, a Republican-aligned group that has spent millions urging GOP members of Congress to support tax reform legislation, will continue its effort with a round of robocalls beginning Friday.

Schumer: Hit 'control, alt, delete' on FCC net neutrality repeal
December 16, 2017, 5:30 am | Source
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his support Friday for a congressional resolution to undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Police: Auburn woman arrested for possessing crack cocaine
December 16, 2017, 5:30 am | Source
An Auburn woman has been charged with a felony for possessing more than 8 grams of crack cocaine, the Auburn Police Department said.

Cayuga County legislators postpone move on pay raises
December 15, 2017, 6:00 am | Source
AUBURN — Cayuga County legislators tabled holding a public hearing on a draft local law raising their salaries Thursday night.

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