Domestic Violence Training

Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler speaks about domestic violence services at Cayuga Onondaga BOCES Friday morning. 

HIT: To the police training program on handling domestic violence cases that was held last week in Cayuga County.

Officers from the Auburn Police Department, Cayuga County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police gathered for a workshop conducted by Mark Wynn, a retired Nashville Police Department lieutenant who is considered a national expert on domestic violence policing. 

In addition to hearing from professionals such as Wynn, the officers in attendance also listened to remarks from the families of Katie Socci and Bridget Bell, two women killed in 2011 in Auburn domestic violence crimes. 

Domestic violence continues to be a major problem in Cayuga County, so these programs and public outreach efforts like we're seeing all month are crucial.

MISS: To the arrest of a Cayuga County man who, police said, was driving with a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit.

The DWI arrest Saturday morning in Auburn was made after a city man crashed into some guard rails along North Division Street. Police said the driver's BAC was 0.35, a level of intoxication so high that he had to be treated at the hospital.

It's mind-boggling to understand how someone can get the behind the wheel of an automobile in such a state.

HIT: To a solid victory for the Syracuse football program.

The Orange earned a hard-fought 27-24 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The Panthers had defeated SU four straight times, giving the win a little extra measure of satisfaction.

With six games complete, Syracuse has three wins and three losses. A huge test comes Friday night, when defending national champion and No. 2-ranked Clemson visits central New York.

The Citizen Editorial Board includes publisher Rob Forcey, managing editor Mike Dowd and executive editor Jeremy Boyer.

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