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Convict who misrepresented background, state licenses tried to get top job in Cayuga County: Now he faces 2-4 years in prison

Charles Grefer, a 53-year-old ex-convict from Rochester, was found guilty on Wednesday in Cayuga County Court for misrepresenting his criminal background and professional credentials on an application for a top county position. The Citizen reports ... more

Auburn Doubledays, Newark Pilots postpone games due to air quality 

For the second straight night, no local baseball games will be played.  The Auburn Doubledays and Newark Pilots announced that their home games scheduled for Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. were postponed due to the air ... more

UPDATE: One hospitalized after structure fire in Cayuga County

One person was sent to the hospital after a structure fire in the town of Sennett over the weekend. The fire, which we originally reported Sunday night thanks to our partners at the Cayuga/Seneca Fire ... more

Travelers frustrated by new Thruway rest stops after busy holiday weekend

Over Memorial Day weekend, many travelers experienced the newly renovated rest areas on the New York State Thruway, part of a $450 million initiative to overhaul all 27 rest areas along the 570-mile superhighway. Many ... more

Man in custody after flashing BB gun at Auburn girls lacrosse team

The Auburn Enlarged City School District is telling families a man was taken into custody after flashing what appeared to be a handgun at student athletes. In an automated call heard throughout the district, a ... more

Florida woman arrested for DWI after crash in Cayuga County

State police report the arrest of a Florida resident for DWI after a crash in the town of Brutus. Cathy Johnson, 60, was charged with DWI, operating with a BAC over 0.08%, and other violations ... more

HOPS N SHOP: Prison City staff talks new weekend event series

Prison City Brewing has officially kicked off its Hops N Shop weekend series. Starting June 4 Hops N Shop will be held every Sunday through September 24. It will take place at Prison City Brewing ... more

Man who pointed gun at Walmart worker in Camillus arrested on weapons, menacing, and reckless assault charges

Authorities say a 44-year-old has been taken into custody after pointing a gun at an employee at the Camillus Walmart. Adam Schadler, 44, was arrested on June 2 after the incident, which occurred last month ... more

Southern Cayuga, Weedsport schools begin process to find new mascot after state mandates change

The Weedsport Central and Southern Cayuga school districts in Cayuga County are calling for community suggestions following a New York State Education Department decision to prohibit Native American-themed nicknames for athletic programs. Weedsport, formerly known ... more

Auburn City Council approves 2023-24 budget

In a party-line vote, the Auburn City Council gave the green light to the 2023-24 budget, amounting to $45,117,898. This figure, passed 4-1 at Thursday's meeting, shows a slight .06% drop from the existing year's ... more

Two arrested after Finger Lakes Drug task force executes search warrant in Auburn: Fentanyl, daggers, brass knuckles, and more seized

The Finger Lakes Drug Taskforce executed a search warrant this week in the city of Auburn and now two people are in custody on drug charges. The search was executed at 68 Clark Street, where ... more

Intoxicated inmate attacks several officers at Cayuga Correctional Facility

An incident last month at the Cayuga Correctional Facility left several corrections officers injured. It all involved an intoxicated inmate. The 30-year-old was observed acting erratically on May 15. The actions were believed to be ... more

Former Cayuga Correctional inmate guilty of slicing inmate’s neck during dispute

A former inmate of the Cayuga Correctional Facility was found guilty of attacking an officer there in 2022. Darryl Bradshaw now faces additional time behind bars. District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonoacci confirmed that Bradshaw had ... more

Vandalism at Port Byron cemetery under investigation

Police are looking for the persons responsible for vandalism that happened at a cemetery in Port Byron. State police say they received a report of damaged monuments and head stones at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. It's ... more

Weedsport Field Days returns: Events running through Saturday

Weedsport Field Days returns: Events running through Saturday
The Weedsport Fire Department will once again host its annual Field Days event, featuring rides, live music, and more. It runs today through Saturday. The festivities begin at 12 p.m. each day it's open. There ... more
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From frost to dry weather: Finger Lakes vineyards hopeful that weather will normalize soon

The Finger Lakes region was struck by a devastating frost just a couple weeks ago causing extensive damage to vineyards and orchards in the area. Mark Karasz, owner of Rock Stream Vineyards, told WETM-TV that ... more

Cayuga judge rejects rights violation claims of former Auburn SRO in sex abuse case

In a recent decision Cayuga County Judge Thomas Leone refuted that the rights of former Auburn Police Department officer William Morrissey were violated during the investigation of alleged sexual misconduct with a minor. The decision ... more

Finger Lakes allergy season in full swing: How long will it last?

The Finger Lakes region is currently experiencing a severe spring allergy season, with grass and tree pollen peaking at the same time. Dr. Emily Weis, clinical director for allergy at URMC, tells 13WHAM-TV that this ... more

Utica man arrested for DWI with child in vehicle after Cayuga County crash

State police say a Utica man was arrested in Cayuga County for DWI with a child in the vehicle. Felix Munoz, 28, was arrested for DWI and aggravated DWI. The charges stem from an accident ... more
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