These are the top local stories of the past week.
1 – Legionella discovered at CRMC
Legionella found at Cortland Regional Medical Center; drinking water restrictions in place — Officials at Cortland Regional Medical Center have confirmed that Legionella bacteria was found in the hospital’s drinking water system during a recent round of testing, the hospital announced Friday.
2 – Cortland man killed in crash
23-year-old Cortland man killed in New Year’s Day crash — Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in the town of Cortlandville on New Year’s Day, New York State Police announced Wednesday.
3 – Police look to ID masked burglar
VIDEO: Masked intruder smashes glass, breaks into Cortland business — Police are looking to identify a masked person who was caught on camera breaking into a downtown business. The burglary at Cell Kingz on South Main Street occurred on Friday, Dec. 30, at about 3 a.m., according to the Cortland Police Department.
4 – Community rallies for injured Moravia student
Donations pour in for Moravia high school student seriously injured in crash — Since the December crash, Dustin Mondics and his family have received an outpouring of support from the community. A candlelight vigil was held in Auburn for Mondics Tuesday night, and a GoFundMe page to cover his medical expenses has garnered more than $11,000 in donations.
5 – Who broke into Tikki’s Adult Boutique?
Authorities seek suspect who burglarized Cortland adult store — The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who broke into an adult store in Cortlandville. The burglary at Tikki’s Adult Boutique, located in the Groton Avenue Shopping Plaza on Route 222, occurred between the hours of 12 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, according to Lt. Todd Caufield with the sheriff’s office.
6 – Nominations open for Cortland County ‘Hall of Fame’
Homeville museum seeking nominations for Cortland County Hall of Fame — Homeville Museum is seeking nominations for 2017 Inductees into its Cortland County Hall of Fame.
7 – Colin Hay coming to Homer
Colin Hay (of Men At Work) to perform at Center for the Arts of Homer — Pop sensation Colin Hay from the band Men at Work will be performing a solo show at Center for the Arts on Friday, January 20, at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.
8 – Be a local star!
Cortland Repertory Theatre announces audition dates for 2017 summer season — Cortland Repertory Theatre is announcing its local auditions dates for its 2017 Summer Season. Auditions will be held at Cortland Repertory Theatre DOWNTOWN, 24 Port Watson Street, Cortland.
9 – Arrest made in Lowe’s theft
Police: Two Cortland men fled cops with stolen merchandise — Two local residents were arrested on New Year’s Eve after trying to flee sheriff’s deputies with stolen merchandise from Lowe’s, according to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.
10 – Cortland County man pleads to sex abuse charges
DeRuyter man admits to planning sexual encounter with 12-year-old girl — A DeRuyter man faces the possibility of life in prison after pleading guilty to trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a female acquaintance and her 12-year-old daughter. Floyd Wood, 48, pleaded guilty Thursday before a federal judge, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.