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Auburn hospital CEO dawdled as ‘Jekyll-Hyde’ doc created chaos, ICU chief says

AUBURN, NY – The intensive care unit chief at Auburn Community Hospital says he briefed the hospital’s CEO on a weekly basis last year about a slew of staff complaints concerning a doctor accused of endangering patients and verbally abusing staff.


Cayuga County-area volunteer opportunities: ARISE and more

• ARISE is looking for volunteers to become long-term care ombudsmen in Oswego and Onondaga counties. Ombudsmen advocate for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and provide guidance and information. Topics include resident rights, care expectations, dietary concerns and more.


Free legal advice available weekly in Cayuga County

The Volunteer Lawyers Project provides free weekly legal clinics in Cayuga County. Topics can include landlord and tenant issues, custody, divorce or support issues, and more. From noon to 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, a lawyer will be available to talk at Seymour Library, 176-178 Genes


Three hospitalized after electrical fire at milk plant in Cayuga County

Several departments were called to an electrical fire at an Aurelius milk processing plant on Thursday. The Auburn Citizen reports that around 10:20 a.m. crews were called to Cayuga Milk Ingredients for what Chief Operations Officer Keven Bucklin described as an electrical problem that injured two c


West Genesee girl scared of man let on school bus; mom catches bus, but girl not allowed off

CAMILLUS, NY - The mother of an 11-year-old student on a Camillus Middle School bus that picked up a 21-year-old adult Thursday said she chased the bus down after her daughter called her saying she “was scared" of the man on the bus.


The end is near: Auburn landfill has about two years of life left

AUBURN — Auburn's landfill has just under two years of life left. In preparation of its cap-off, the city is planning on constructing a transfer station, where trash will be transported to another nearby landfill.


Cayuga Community College buying former Neighborhood House child care site

Cayuga Community College is buying a shuttered former Auburn day care staple under a plan to expand the college’s child care program. CCC’s board of trustees approved the $250,000 purchase agreement of the former Neighborhood House building on 81 Wall St. at a board meeting Thursday. The day care ha


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Tax deadline extended for some Cayuga County municipalities

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday issued an executive order extending the property tax payment deadline for numerous municipalities throughout the state, including Cayuga County, after severe winter storms made payment difficult for some.


Cayuga County emergency management deputy director placed on leave

The deputy director of the Cayuga County Emergency Management Office has been placed on administrative leave, according to an email obtained by The Citizen. Cayuga County Planning and Economic Development Director Stephen Lynch notified ambulance providers and fire chiefs that Deputy Director Niel R


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


High school sweethearts find each other again at 92; Solve lost love letter mystery

AUBURN N.Y. — It was about six weeks ago, the best John Walters, 92, can recall. The staff atThe Commons, a Loretto facility in Auburn, wheeled a woman to his lunch table, and the pieces came together.


County House Rd. shut down as crews battle barn fire

County House Road was temporarily shut down in Seneca County on Friday around 6 p.m. as firefighters battled a barn fire. Crews from Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Fayette, Canoga, Magee, Border City, and Varick fire departments responded to the scene.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Auburn musician's new single supports local cause

Auburn singer Diana Jacobs has released a new single, "What She Needs," from her forthcoming solo album. All proceeds from digital downloads of the single through April 4 will go to Nick's Ride 4 Friends, of Auburn, which promotes awareness of drug addiction and provides programs that encourage reco


Man arrested after overdosing in McDonald's drive-thru

MACEDON, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A Wayne County man was revived then arrested after overdosing in a McDonald's drive-thru. Deputies responded to the fast-food restaurant for the report of an unresponsive man back on Oct. 3.


Man gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man and wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


Deputies: Seneca Falls man arrested a second time for raping a child

Seneca Falls, N.Y. – A Seneca Falls man raped a child under the age of 11 multiple times in the Town of Tyre, Seneca County Sheriff’s deputies allege. Scott Davis had previously been arrested in December for rape, criminal sex act and child endangerment. Those charges stem from the alleged rape of a


A love worth waiting for: "She's my lady"

AUBURN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Inside the walls of Northbrook Heights in Auburn, love is very much alive. A couple of newlyweds are celebrating their first Valentine's Day together. It's a romantic love story with the reminder: there's someone for everyone.