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Auburn police: ‘Potentially deadly’ batch of heroin circulating locally

Following three overdose emergencies overnight, officials are advising the public that a "potentially deadly batch of heroin" is circulating in the Cayuga County area. The Auburn Police Department on Saturday posted on its Facebook page that APD and Auburn Fire Department were dispatched to two overdoses early Saturday morning. During the same time frame, police said, Cayuga County Sheriff's Office... more

Senate will not consider Buerkle, Auburn native, for consumer safety chair

Ann Marie Buerkle, an Auburn native and former congresswoman, may not serve as chair of an independent federal agency after all. The U.S. Senate returned Buerkle's nomination to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission to President Donald Trump last week, according to congressional records. Because the Senate sent the nomination back to the president, Trump must renominate Buerkle or select... more

Auburn North Division Street hydro plant project nears completion

After wet summer weather extended construction work at the North Division Street Hydropower Plant into the winter months, the facility bordering the Owasco River successfully generated power Friday. Construction began on the $6 million project in the spring and was expected to be completed in August. However, a rainy summer and issues with rock excavation delayed construction and caused crews... more

Owner of Osteria Salina in Auburn opens new restaurant at Destiny USA

The owner of the downtown Auburn eatery Osteria Salina recently opened a familiar restaurant at Destiny USA in Syracuse: Bambino's Bistro. Bambino's called Auburn home for about eight years until owner Guillermo Salina decided to close the bistro to focus on Osteria Salina, which opened in 2013. "It was time to move on," Salina said of the Auburn Bambino's location.... more

Cuomo: Two Auburn companies awarded low-cost power for expansion projects

The state is awarding low-cost power to two Auburn companies advancing multi-million dollar expansion projects. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the power allocations Thursday. The New York Power Authority, through the ReCharge New York program, will allocate 310 kilowatts to Currier Plastics and 30 kilowatts to Copper John Corporation, both Auburn manufacturers. Nearly 30 companies and organizations will receive low-cost power... more

Police: Cayuga County man with BAC three times legal limit charged with DWI

A Cayuga County man was arrested for drunk driving Friday night after crashing his car in the town of Victory, state police said. In a press release, police said 37-year-old Eric W. Richardson was taken into custody at around 11 p.m. after troopers responded to a property damage accident on Route 38. Richardson, of Red Creek, allegedly failed several standard... more

State court: Auburn gang assault case can be re-presented to grand jury

A mid-level state appellate court will let a special prosecutor re-present charges to a grand jury in Cayuga County in connection with a 2013 Memorial Day weekend assault case. In 2014, Judge Elma Bellini granted a motion to dismiss an indictment against Scott E. Blauvelt, Kyle C. Norcross and Johnathon T. Foltz. The defendants were charged with gang assault and criminal... more

Auburn man assaulted cop, giving her concussion after noise complaint

Auburn Police Officer Morgan Flickner is recovering after treatment at Auburn Community Hospital after responding to a domestic incident twice in the same day. Justin Gervais, of Auburn, was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and loud and unnecessary noise after two incidents at 123 Wall Street in Auburn. Gervais is accused of attempting to push an officer down a... more

Auburn City Council approves sewer agreement between city, Owasco, Fleming, Sennett

Members of the Auburn City Council voted Thursday to approve a contract to provide city sewer services to the towns of Owasco, Fleming and Sennett. The agreement is the product of over a year of negotiations between the city and towns to adopt a fair wholesale sewer rate and a methodology to calculate the rate in the future. The contract... more

Auburn physical education teacher wins state award, reflects on career

As an Auburn school district teacher and coach, Shelly Connors tries to set aside what issues she’s grappling with in her life and focuses on her students. That said, Connors, physical education teacher for Auburn Junior High School and varsity tennis coach for Auburn High School, feels it’s important to let students know they don’t have to seem as if... more

FLX WEEKLY: The year in the Finger Lakes in review (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for our final episode of 2017 where we take a look back at the past year. We discuss the top stories that shaped our news and relive the year in local photos. . more
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