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Mesko sentenced to state prison time

The former Cornell student allegedly entered a woman's bedroom and sexually assaulted her in March 2013.

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Man caught with drugs arrested again for attacking officers

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department reports Roshane Henry assaulted three corrections officers while in the county jail.

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Southern Tier lawmaker: Punish Cornell assistant dean, open federal investigation into school

Southern Tier Assemblyman Chris Friend called for investigation into school, possible elimination of $156 million in funding for university

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Report: 1 in 4 New Yorkers don’t have access to minimal Internet speeds

Reports finds Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley trailing in providing minimal broadband Internet service speeds

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U.S. defense chief to visit northern New York next week

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Fort Drum to discuss possible troop reductions there

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Teen killed in Tioga County crash laid to rest

Michael Dmochowski was killed last Friday night in crash in Tioga County

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Dragon Day celebration set for Friday afternoon

Dragon Day Parade to be held at 1 p.m. Friday

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“City Hall in Your Neighborhood” brings local government to the people

A series of two events this week allowed residents some personal time with the officials that run the City of Ithaca.

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New York State remains silent on future of Cayuga Power Plant

The state panel tasked with deciding the fate of the Cayuga Power Plant has been silent on the issue.

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Cornell students call for changes from trustees

Student protesters marched on the Board of Trustees meeting on campus Thursday to demand more influence on campus and an end to rising costs.

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Local police officers cover use of force in community class

In Wednesday night's meeting of Ithaca's Citizen Police Academy, officers discussed how they make decisions to deal with situations.

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Ithaca Police: Phone scams still prevalent

One scam involves a caller claiming to be from the IRS.

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Backers extend affordable housing program for Tompkins

An affordable housing program between the city of Ithaca, Tompkins County and Cornell University will continue under an agreement reached this week.

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Census: Tompkins sees population growth, neighboring counties see declines

Tompkins County saw its population increase by roughly 0.3% between July 2013, 2014

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19 charged after fight at Southern Tier high school

Fight happened last Wednesday at school in Elmira

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5 high-profile responses to Cornell controversy over group’s video

Some stood behind Cornell Wednesday; others called it "extreme liberalism"

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Ithaca schools’ 2015 budget easier to swallow

2014 was a tough budget year for taxpayers in the Ithaca City School District, but school officials say 2015 is looking better.

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NY speaker: Minimum wage hike should be a part of budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says a minimum wage increase must be “on the table”…

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Cornell lays out economic opportunities for Board of Trustees

In a presentation Wednesday, members of the school's Committee for University Relations described plans on how to grow Cornell's current and future programs.

Cornell President David Skorton delivering the State of the University Address during alumni weekend, Saturday, June 7, 2014

Skorton criticizes “shoddy piece of journalism”

"Project Veritas, the organization behind this shoddy piece of “journalism” has been repeatedly vilified for dishonest, deceitful activity."

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Kenny Chesney performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in New York.

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