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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


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


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 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


McDonald's investigated after multiple claims of worms in soft drink cups: 'We're absolutely disgusted'

Multiple McDonald’s customers in Lyons, N.Y., claimed to have found worms at the bottom of their soft drink cups, prompting an investigation by the New York State Health Department.


Ontario County deputies to increase patrols on 4/20

ONTARIO COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- We are just a few days away from what's been coined "Weed Day" and deputies have taken notice. In preparation for April 20, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and STOP-DWI administrator Sue Cirencione announced there will be increased patrols in the area on Saturda


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


John Hicks to receive Springstead Award

The Geneva Rotary Club is proud to announce that the club will award this year’s Springstead Award for Outstanding Community Service to retired Ontario County Administrator John Hicks.


Downtown Geneva to undergo a major transformation

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Downtown Geneva is about to undergo a major transformation. The city wants to draw more people to its lakefront areas and in order to do it, it’s planning major changes to the Route 5 and 20 corridor.


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


'Color Run' to help support Auburn nonprofit

AUBURN, N.Y. — 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.


’Mindhunter’ star Holt McCallany to be Boxing Hall of Fame parade grand marshal

Actor Holt McCallany, star of the Netflix series “Mindhunter,” will be the grand marshal of the Parade of Champions during the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s induction weekend in Canastota.


Law School alumnus helps battle Notre Dame blaze

Law School alumnus Frank Langrais, J.D. ’17, was one of the approximately 400 firefighters who battled the April 15 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which caused extensive damage to the historic structure.


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