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Bodies of missing kayakers found, identified

Robert Mead, 27, of Syracuse, and Joseph Mead, 25, of Liverpool, victims of kayak accident

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office announced today that two bodies discovered in the Seneca River are those of the kayakers who went missing at the dam in the village of Baldwinsville on Saturday morning.

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Brian Tait loses funeral director license, registration for funeral home

Cazenovia funeral home director Brian Tait has had both his funeral directing license and the certificate of registration of the Tait Funeral Home revoked by the state department of health, and he must surrender both to the department in 60 days, a Department of Health spokesperson has verified.

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Four Fayetteville-Manlius high school students arrested for criminal sale of a controlled substance

The Manlius Police Department has announced the arrest of four Fayetteville-Manlius high school students, three adults and one juvenile, for the sale of prescription medication.

School district budget passes, new board members elected

Mehlbaum, Orbach, Parmalee to be next school board members

Cazenovia Central School District residents approved three ballot propositions, including the annual budget, by a 5-to-1 margin each and elected three new school board members during the annual budget vote on May 19.

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Brush fire in town of DeWitt

A brush fire has been burning since around 1:10 p.m. in the area behind Erie Boulevard between Midler Avenue and Thompson Road. The Thompson Road exit of I-690 east is currently shut down.

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Fulton couple accepts plea deal in Lysander animal abuse case

Robin and William Lasher face 3 years probation, barred from owning animals

William Lasher, 47, and Robin Lasher, 48, each pleaded guilty to two counts of abandoning an animal in Lysander Town Court the evening of April 8. Judge Michael Bryant said the two could be sentenced to three years of probation, during which they would “forfeit the right to own or possess animals.”

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Lysander deputy supervisor arrested for DWI

‪Lysander‬ Deputy Supervisor Melinda Shimer was arrested and charged with ‪driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and unsafe backing March 31.

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Three local teens arrested in February bomb incident at home of Cazenovia High School teacher

State Police in Morrisville have arrested three teenagers and charged them with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and trespassing in connection to the February incident in which a Cazenovia High School teacher found two homemade bombs outside of her house.

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Veteran administrator appointed as new F-M superintendent

Dr. Craig J. Tice, an experienced administrator and current superintendent of Marcellus Central School District, was unanimously appointed the new Fayetteville-Manlius district superintendent by the F-M Board of Education on March 30. Tice, an educator with four college degrees and experience as both a teacher and administrator in districts such as Webster, Skaneateles and Marcellus, was approved for a three-year contract that includes an initial annual salary of $192,000. He will officially begin his new duties on July 1.

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Manlius police respond to fatal pedestrian accident

At around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, the Manlius Police Department responded to an accident involving a vehicle striking a pedestrian at the intersection of Route 92 and Route 173 in the village of Manlius.

Steinhorst named new Cazenovia varsity football head coach

Jay Steinhorst, a longtime assistant coach with the Cazenovia Lakers varsity football team, Monday night was approved by the school board to become the new head coach.

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Village of Manlius residents approve $10.8 million fire station project

Two incumbent Trustees win reelection

Citizens in the village of Manlius have voted to approve a $10.8 million bond resolution to construct a new fire station on the corner of Enders Road and Route 92 in the town of Manlius. The unofficial vote after the March 18 election was 260 ‘yes’ and 234 ‘no,’ with 14 absentee to be counted.

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Couple accused of abandoning dog plead not guilty

Robin and William Lasher, the Fulton couple charged with abandoning their pets in the frigid woods of Lysander last month, pleaded not guilty to the charges in Lysander Town Court Feb. 25.

LHS student arrested after fight

A Liverpool High School student has been arrested after assaulting another student Thursday morning, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department.

‘Stop the bleeding’

Lysander town board votes to sell ice rink

Despite the rift between the “JAM” coalition and Republican councilors Bob Geraci and Roman Diamond, the Lysander town board is taking steps to sell the Lysander Radisson Community Arena. The board voted Jan. 5 to sell the arena to Rochester-based developer DHD for $550,000. The vote was unanimous, but Diamond voiced his disapproval of the town’s lack of notice before the sale.