Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Fleming Ambulance responded to a residence on Justin Drive for a female experiencing heart problems and abdominal pains.
Fleming Ambulance responded to the VA Clinic on East Genesee Street in the City of Auburn for a car versus pedestrian MVA.
Fleming EMS responded to a residence on Hazlehurst Ave in Owasco for a male that has fainted but is conscious now.
Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Fleming Ambulance responded mutual aid to the intersection of Seminary and Arterial West in the City of Auburn for a 2 car MVA.
A delay in COVID-19 test results is being reported by the The Cayuga County Health Department.Both employees of the health department and contact tracers work 7 days a week, but without the results in...
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Winter is coming sooner than expected for the northeast. October has been spent with lots of sunshine and temperatures ‘above normal’ for a vast majority of the northeast. Next month that ...
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
The air cools a little the rest of the week, but it remains very mild and not October like through the start of the weekend.WEDNESDAY:A weak cold front slides through with more clouds than not and a f...
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GRANBY, N.Y. — Multiple fire departments have responded to an early-morning house fire in Granby.Crews from around 10 different departments were dispatched to the scene, according to the Chief o...
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Centro, school bus driver shortage could prompt activation of National Guar
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Centro and school districts are struggling to find bus drivers, and kids are paying the price as we head into the second week of the school year.

Its a driver shortage that has impacted schools across the country - and Massachusetts' Governor Charlie Baker has responded by activating the National Guard.

New York Assemblyman Al Stirpe - representing parts of the Syracuse area - supports a similar plan for New York.

"This is an emergency situation. We can't deny this. This is like floods, and wars, and everything else that you would utilize the National Guard for," said Stirpe.

He said the National Guard is one of the few options Governor Hochul has to provide a solution for publicly funded agencies like Centro or public schools.

Assemblyman Mike Lawler, based downstate in Rockland County, has already sent a letter to the Governor requesting the assistance of the National Guard for local school districts.

"Over the summer, I raised the alarm over this very issue, and now the chickens have come home to roost. That's why I'm calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to call up the National Guard to act as emergency school bus drivers in districts across New York State, until the bus driver shortage can be resolved," Lawler said in a statement.

Stirpe is in support - saying the National Guard could also be used to help Centro.

"Kids making it to school that's probably the most important thing right now," said Stirpe.

The problems are continuing to mount for Centro, who says they are still assessing how they can get some cancelled routes back online.

They have stated that the schedule changes do not impact lines that directly serve to bring students to and from Syracuse City School District buildings - but some students who need access to other buses are having issues.

Ethan Baker, starting 10th grade at the downtown Institute of Technology this year, usually uses a Centro bus to get to school. While the schedule change can accommodate him in the morning, according to his mom Kathleen Kautz, they are left without a good option in the afternoon. He either has to wait over an hour by himself downtown to catch a bus that will get him close to home, or catch an earlier one and end up over a mile and a half from his house.

Kautz, for now, is trying to take time during a lunchbreak to pick him up at the end of the school day.

"It's that fear of having my kid dropped of somewhere else where he's not supposed to be," said Kautz.

School districts across Central New York are grappling with bussing issues. Today a spokesman for the Syracuse City School District confirmed that they needed to make thousands of route changes over the weekend at the request of families, causing delays on Tuesday.

In Central Square, Superintendent Tom Colabufo said they have enough drivers for now, but they're essentially treading water. Administrators and mechanics have had to step in to drive buses to ensure they're well staffed. He said if bus drivers get sick, they could end up being forced to switch to remote learning.

"We're trying our best to keep in person learning going," said Colabufo.

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A delay in COVID-19 test results is being reported by the The Cayuga County Health Department.Both employees of the health department and contact tracers work 7 days a week, but without the results in a timely fashion, they can’t contact those with positive tests.Whatever site an individual ha...
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Winter is coming sooner than expected for the northeast. October has been spent with lots of sunshine and temperatures ‘above normal’ for a vast majority of the northeast. Next month that changes, according to Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.Last month it was the Farmer&rs...
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
The air cools a little the rest of the week, but it remains very mild and not October like through the start of the weekend.WEDNESDAY:A weak cold front slides through with more clouds than not and a few more spotty light showers, but much of Wednesday looks to be dry.We’re not as warm today as...
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GRANBY, N.Y. — Multiple fire departments have responded to an early-morning house fire in Granby.Crews from around 10 different departments were dispatched to the scene, according to the Chief of the Cody Fire Department.First calls came in shortly before 4 a.m.
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fire in Auburn Wednesday night displace six residents from a mixed-use building on Franklin Street.The Auburn Fire Department was dispatched just before 7 p.m. for a report of heavy smoke coming from the attic at 34 Franklin St.A bottle and can redemption business has occupied a storefront in the bu...
A vaccine clinic scheduled for Friday with the Cayuga County Health Department is now a #VaxtoSchool pop-up site.The clinic will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fingerlakes Mall. All three vaccines are available.A medical professional will be present at the #VaxtoSchool events to answer questions pa...
Governor Kathy Hochul is failing to answer one question the public has: how many healthcare workers have been fired for not following the vaccine mandate?On Tuesday Hochul told reporters twice she didn’t have an exact number when asked.She also didn’t know the number of vacancies created...
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ITHACA, N.Y. — Multiple agencies responded to a house fire on Valley View Road in the Town of Ithaca Wednesday evening, according to the Ithaca Fire Department.A neighbor called Tompkins County 911 shortly after 7:00 p.m., reporting smoke and flames coming from the house across the street, the...
Pfizer and partner BioNTech have asked U.S. health regulators to approve emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged from 5 to 11, Pfizer confirmed Thursday.At this time, only children as young as 12 are able to get the Pfizer vaccine.The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine app...
SYRACUSE N.Y. — Throughout the pandemic, paramedics have continued to struggle with high call volumes, overcrowding in hospitals, and staffing shortages.WAVES Ambulance’s Executive Director Eric Kehoe says the issues that paramedics are facing now are like nothing he has seen in his 32-y...
CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) — Here is your daily update on COVID-19 numbers in Central New York counties as reported by local health departments.Onondaga CountyOnondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and the health department reported the loss of one neighbor Wednesday, who was a man in his 50s ...
MONDAY:There are some scattered showers and areas of drizzle and fog around Monday morning. We expect more widespread showers and possibly a few downpours for the afternoon thanks to a wave of low pressure sliding across the Southern Finger Lakes.
Monday, October 4th, 2021
AUBURN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — An early morning accident on Saturday in Auburn has left two people dead, according to police. At 4:22 a.m., Auburn Police and the Auburn Fire Department reported to the scene of a one-car crash at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Metcalf Drive where a four door, ta...
First responders were called to a rollover crash in Arcadia Saturday afternoon.It happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Minsteed and Martin roads.John Offen, identified as the driver, and passenger Melissa Offen failed to stop at a stop sign – then collided with another car.The Offe...
Accuweather has released their seasonal forecast, and it looks like the area may be getting slammed with above average snowfall for the 2021-22 winter season.The temperatures are predicted to be below normal with 25-50% more snow this year between Minnesota and Maine.Accuweather meteorologist Joseph...
In just the first week of school starting the Cayuga County Health Department says there is a rising number of positive COVID-19 cases among students.They remind parents that they need to keep kids home when they are sick, even if they think it’s just allergies.They also ask that those who kno...
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Mattydale, NY — Two people are dead after crashing into a fuel tank in Mattydale.Around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the 800 block of Malden Road for a motor vehicle crash.Authorities found a vehicle with two adults inside that crashed into a fuel tank.
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
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WEDNESDAY:A lot of us are waking up to a line of rain and storms. This is from a trough that’s ahead of a cold front that will slide across the area later this afternoon.Watch for areas of steady and heavy rain with frequent lightning heading out the door this morning.We’ll have another ...
Centro and school districts are struggling to find bus drivers, and kids are paying the price as we head into the second week of the school year.Its a driver shortage that has impacted schools across the country - and Massachusetts' Governor Charlie Baker has responded by activating the National...
A team with the National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF1 tornado ripped through a portion of Livingston County.The tornado touched down during the early-morning hours on Monday with winds of 110 mph, according to the NWS.It moved through a stretch between Conesus and Springwater, moving ea...

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