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Auburn man sentenced for high-speed chase through Cayuga County

AUBURN — An Auburn man who led police in a high-speed chase in Cayuga County last year has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison. Brandon Millhoff, 42, of 1 Chedell Place, was sentenced in Cayuga County Court Thursday by Judge Thomas Leone. In August, Millhoff hit three police vehicles durin


Auburn police seek help locating missing 15-year-old

The Auburn Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Renie Dufresne, 15, who was reported missing Wednesday. Dufresne is from the Syracuse area and has no known associates in Auburn, the department said in a news release. She left her residence on her own accord, according to the re


Auburn City Council calls on state for Arterial, property tax action

AUBURN — In two separate resolutions, the Auburn City Council called on the state Legislature for city assistance. The council passed a resolution Thursday requesting Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to consider bills that would adjust the reimbursement rate for maintenance on the Arteria


Syracuse teen reported missing out of Auburn

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Auburn police are asking the public for help finding a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing. Renie Dufresne, 15, was last seen Wednesday. She is from the Syracuse area, according to Auburn police.


Man hit, killed by train in Seneca County

A man doing work for a rail company was struck and killed by a train car Friday in Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Department said that Thomas J. Horn, 46, of Romulus, an employee of the Andersons Rail Group, had been attempting to move rail cars on the former Seneca Army Depot property i


‘Color Run’ to help support Auburn nonprofit

Cayuga Community College is continuing a colorful tradition to help support an Auburn nonprofit. Organized by Cayuga’s Faculty Association, the 'Cayuga Cares with Color Run' takes place next month. This run/walk started in 2015 and has grown every year.


Auburn man accused of selling stolen item to pawn shop

Auburn police said a man stole a Blu-ray disc player Monday and lied on the form he filled out while selling it. Auburn Police Department Deputy Chief Roger Anthony said Mikal S. Holbrook, 20, of 24 Merriman St., stole the disc player from a home on Francis Street around 3 p.m. and then sold it for


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Jury finds Syracuse man guilty of murder caught on video

Syracuse, NY -- An Onondaga County jury found a man guilty this afternoon of a murder captured on video in an Erie Boulevard East parking lot. In the video, Joshua Wright, 28, and Wendell Griffin, 30, are seen entering the sleeping victim’s vehicle moments before he was shot dead. Wright has already


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Pride in place: Meet the new director of Cayuga County's tourism office

For most people, tourism is about taking time to unwind from the stresses of daily work, to enjoy oneself while experiencing something and someplace new. For Karen Kuhl, the new executive director of the Cayuga County Convention and Visitors Bureau, it’s about two things above all else: passion and


State audit faults Cayuga County over purchasing procedures

AUBURN — The Office of the State Comptroller this week finalized an audit of Cayuga County’s procurement and claims processes, finding, among other things, that the county did not properly seek competition for contracts or equipment purchases.


St. Joseph’s Hospital doctor charged in nationwide prescription drug takedown

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A St. Joseph’s Hospital cardiologist was charged Wednesday in a nationwide prescription drug crackdown by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office. Andrew Rudin, who worked at St. Joseph’s Hosptial and Oswego Health in their cardiology departments, was arrested and charged along with two


USDA Announces SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot in New York State

Earlier today the USDA announced the release of the new SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. During the two-year pilot period, SNAP participants in New York State will have the option to select and purchase their groceries online, but they will not be able to use their benefits to pay delivery and service


Auburn police to host Coffee with a Cop in May

As part of Auburn's First Friday Event series, the Auburn Police Department will host another Coffee with a Cop to give community members a chance to meet and speak with police officers.


Auburn boys lacrosse submits 'most complete game of season' in win over Cortland

AUBURN — Coming off a tough loss at Westhill on Tuesday, Auburn boys lacrosse knew it needed a better effort the next time out. The Maroons responded with their best effort of the season thus far.


Deputies: Rail worker dies after being struck by train in Romulus

ROMULUS, N.Y. (WHEC) -- An employee of Andersons Rail Group was struck and killed by a train in Wayne County Thursday when he was attempting to move rail cars. Around 10 a.m., Seneca County Sheriff's deputies responded to the former Seneca Army Depot property in the Town of Romulus for the report of