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Home damaged by fire in Cayuga County
May 25, 2019, 2:15 am | Source
Several emergency agencies battled a blaze in Cato in Friday.

Renovations at Falcon Park in Auburn celebrated at open house
May 25, 2019, 1:30 am | Source
AUBURN — Don DeGiovine, who has been coming to Falcon Park for 56 years, said he likes the field's new renovations.

Sticker shock campaign in Cayuga County warns against underage drinking
May 25, 2019, 12:55 am | Source
AUBURN — The Cayuga County Drug Free Community Coalition kicked off its Sticker Shock campaign Thursday, an initiative meant to remind residents of the consequences of illegally buying alcohol for minors.

Auburn native, recently ordained priest, to celebrate Masses in his hometown
May 25, 2019, 12:32 am | Source
When Nathan Wayne was growing up in Auburn, he never imagined he would one day meet the pope.

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck, critically injured in Cayuga County
May 24, 2019, 9:50 pm | Source
A pedestrian hit by a car Friday morning in southern Cayuga County was undergoing surgery and in critical condition as of approximately 5:30 p.m., according to state police.

Cuomo signs bill banning trash incinerators in Finger Lakes region
May 24, 2019, 7:32 pm | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Friday to ban the placement of trash incinerators within the Oswego River/Finger Lakes Watershed.

Auburn officials to hold meeting at Bradford Street playground
May 24, 2019, 3:20 pm | Source
Residents in the Bradford Street neighborhood can give feedback on redesign plans for the playground at the corner of Bradford and Howard streets.

After denying a body existed, former Auburn inmate pleads guilty to murder
May 24, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — A former Auburn Correctional Facility inmate who previously denied a dead body in the murder case against him even existed, pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court Thursday to his second murder.

Rep. John Katko meets with new U.S. IJC members; commissioners will visit CNY
May 24, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
U.S. Rep. John Katko on Thursday met with the new U.S. members of the International Joint Commission to discuss flooding along Lake Ontario that's occurred twice in three years.

Cayuga County bus service volunteers train to better help visually impaired riders
May 24, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — David Becker, with goggles that simulated visual impairment on his head and a white cane in hand, had stilted movements at first when he tried to get on one of the SCAT Van vehicles Thursday.

'At a little bit of ease': Auburn City Council updated on Owasco Lake watershed protection goals
May 24, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — The causes of algae blooms in bodies of water aren't clear yet, even to leading scientists, but there are certainly ways to combat them. Thursday, the Auburn City Council was updated on how the Owasco Lake Watershed Management…

Auburn duo charged with selling, possessing cocaine
May 24, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
Two people from Auburn are facing multiple criminal charges in a multi-year case from the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force, according to the Auburn Police Department.

Auburn home called a '7-Eleven' for crack cocaine
May 24, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — An Auburn man was sentenced Thursday to time served and probation for his role in what Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann described as a "7-Eleven" for drugs.

Auburn man charged with DWI after moving car off road in Fleming, police say
May 23, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
An Auburn man was charged with driving while intoxicated Wednesday morning after his car went off the road in Fleming, the New York State Police said.

'New chapter': Gavras Center in Auburn celebrates $1.8M expansion
May 23, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — Nearly three years and $1.8 million later, the E. John Gavras Center celebrated the progress of its expansion project.

Treasury secretary: 'No decision' to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill; redesign delayed
May 23, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that the redesign of the $20 bill has been delayed and he hasn't decided whether Harriet Tubman should replace President Andrew Jackson on the note.

Aurora planning board approves early step for Taylor House project
May 23, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AURORA — The Inns of Aurora took a preliminary step toward converting the Taylor House into a conference center Wednesday, after the village planning board accepted the project's application as complete.

Some NY counties 'setting up early voting to fail,' groups say
May 23, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
Reform groups are accusing some counties of attempting to sabotage early voting in New York because the municipalities haven't agreed on polling locations or may not have enough sites for voters.

Here's what to know before Auburn's public budget hearing
May 23, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
On Thursday, the Auburn City Council will hold a public hearing on the city's proposed budget for the next fiscal year. It's the last scheduled step before the council will vote to adopt the budget on June 6.

Halftown declares victory in Cayuga Nation leadership dispute; opposition disagrees
May 23, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
With the deadline expired for filing an appeal in a lawsuit related to the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York leadership dispute, the faction led by Clint Halftown on Wednesday said the fight is officially over.

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