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Fire departments called back to large lumber fire in Sennett

Fire departments called back to large lumber fire in Sennett
Multiple Cayuga County fire departments returned to the scene of a large outdoor fire in the town of Sennett Tuesday. According to Cayuga County 911, at around 11:30 a.m., crews from Sennett, Weedsport, Owasco, Auburn, Fleming, Throop and Aurelius were called to the area of Grant Avenue, County House and Chestnut Ridge roads to fight hot spots from a lumber... more

Sennett landowner ticketed for starting massive timber fire

Sennett landowner ticketed for starting massive timber fire
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says one person has been ticketed after the massive, two day fire that broke out in Sennett this week. The DEC reports that David Panek, the landowner, was issued a citation for starting a small fire to burn household and yard waste. That fire spread when light winds began pushing the flames... more

After Sennett outdoor fire, Cuomo says NY brush burning ban remains in effect

After Sennett outdoor fire, Cuomo says NY brush burning ban remains in effect
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers about the risk of wildfires with warmer temperatures expected this spring. A statewide residential brush burning ban is in effect until May 14. Cuomo also advised residents in eastern New York that there’s the potential for wildfire conditions through 8 a.m. Tuesday. Dryer, warmer conditions combined with gusty winds increases the risk for... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)
It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Sheriff: Auburn man charged with burglary, investigation ongoing

Sheriff: Auburn man charged with burglary, investigation ongoing
The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that happened at an unoccupied home on Grant Ave. in Sennett. Deputies say that on May 2nd around 7 pm they were called to an unoccupied home for a burglary in progress. The owner reported finding a subject fleeing from the home when he arrived. He told law enforcement when they... more

Public’s help sought as detectives investigate Sennett burglaries

Public’s help sought as detectives investigate Sennett burglaries
Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould says that a burglary and several larcenies that happened Friday and Saturday are under investigation. Around 6 am on Saturday deputies responded to East Genesee Street Rd., otherwise known as Route 20 in Sennett for a reported burglary and multiple larcenies. A green 2007 Suzuki 500 four wheeler was reported stolen from an open car... more

Memorial bench for man killed in Sennett car accident placed at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Memorial bench for man killed in Sennett car accident placed at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
Scott Green used to walk with his son, Kristopher, around Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. They'd hunt and fish there, go on hikes, and the last time, right before Kristopher died in a car accident, they hiked to a spot where two deer peeked at them through the bramble across the Seneca Canal. Read more from the Auburn Citizen more

Couple returns $10,000 after finding cash in shopping cart at Tractor Supply in Sennett

Couple returns $10,000 after finding cash in shopping cart at Tractor Supply in Sennett
A couple's trip to Tractor Supply Co. in Sennett took an unexpected turn Monday when the two found nearly $10,000 cash in their shopping cart. The money, stored in a bank envelope along with someone's checkbook, was left there from the night before, but the couple found it sometime between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday morning. Inside were stacks of... more
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