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Auburn Police Department hoping to create crime victim specialist position
July 19, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — A specialist dedicated to providing services like trauma relief to crime victims could be coming soon to the Auburn Police Department.

Excessive heat warning issued for Cayuga County
July 19, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
The National Weather Service has upgraded the excessive heat watch issued for Cayuga County to a warning.

Syracuse man faces new charges in Cayuga County after 12 years in prison
July 19, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — A Syracuse man who finished a 12-year prison sentence on Wednesday pleaded not guilty Thursday morning in Cayuga County Court to new charges related to his incarceration in Auburn.

Rep. John Katko leads bipartisan call for budget deal
July 19, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
A group of Democratic and Republican House members led by U.S. Reps. John Katko and Stephanie Murphy is urging congressional leadership to reach a budget agreement before lawmakers leave Washington next week.

CNY Reps. Brindisi, Katko vote against House bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15
July 19, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
They are members of different political parties, but U.S. Reps. Anthony Brindisi and John Katko were on the same side of a vote to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Skaneateles High School offers counseling after recent graduate's death
July 19, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
The Skaneateles Central School District will have grief counseling available following the death early Thursday morning of a recent graduate.

Auburn police remember deceased detective
July 19, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
A retired Auburn detective who "never gave up on a case" died unexpectedly on Tuesday, the Auburn Police Department announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

IJC adds local government seats to board overseeing Lake Ontario water levels
July 19, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
The International Joint Commission is creating two more seats on a board overseeing Lake Ontario outflows as it seeks to address flooding along the lake and St. Lawrence River.

Cayuga Community College board approves new chair
July 19, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — The Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees has a new chair.

TODAY'S FORECAST: Heat wave arrives in Cayuga County
July 19, 2019, 4:05 am | Source
Partly sunny skies, a chance of showers and thunderstorms and high temperatures in the low 90s are in the forecast today for Auburn and Cayuga County.

O'Reilly Auto Parts plans fall opening for Auburn store
July 18, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
An O'Reilly Auto Parts store is coming to Auburn this fall, the latest in a string of national big-box auto parts chains to open on Grant Avenue.

Cuomo signs bill giving NY farm workers overtime pay, other labor rights
July 18, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
With several strokes of his ceremonial pens, Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted farm laborers overtime pay, a day of rest and other labor rights.

Police: Auburn man assaulted officer during arrest
July 18, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
An Auburn police officer received minor injuries when an Auburn man allegedly resisted arrest Tuesday morning, the Auburn Police Department said.

Auburn development authority grants PILOT for Prison City expansion
July 18, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — Prison City Pub & Brewery's plan for a new facility took another step Wednesday, as the Auburn Industrial Development Authority approved a tax deal for the project; the latest in a series of governmental approvals for the project.

Storm knocked down trees, tents on Emerson Park grounds in Cayuga County
July 18, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
AUBURN — Multiple trees and tents on Emerson Park grounds were knocked down by the heavy rain and strong winds that hit the Auburn area on Tuesday.

U.S. Marshals seeking fugitive sex offender with Cayuga County ties
July 18, 2019, 4:45 am | Source
The U.S. Marshals Service is asking for the public's help in locating a convicted rapist with ties to the Genoa area for violating his parole and failure to register as a sex offender with the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office.

Possible thunderstorms cancel Auburn's Movin' On Up Party
July 18, 2019, 4:30 am | Source
Due to a chance of thunderstorms, the city of Auburn has canceled the Movin' On Up Party that was slated for Wednesday on the rooftop of the Lincoln Street parking garage.

Auburn man killed in Onondaga County motorcycle crash
July 18, 2019, 4:30 am | Source
A motorcyclist from Auburn died as a result of a crash with a pickup truck on Tuesday, the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office said.

Heavy rainstorm causes Auburn sewage discharges
July 18, 2019, 4:30 am | Source
Heavy amounts of rain had caused multiple sewage overflows into the Owasco River in Auburn Tuesday, according to the state's NY-Alert system.

Fingerlakes Mall announces store move, Spirit Halloween return
July 18, 2019, 4:30 am | Source
Finger Lakes Variety & Sports at Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius has moved to a larger space in the shopping center, it announced in a news release Wednesday.

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