As New York expands casino gaming, Oneidas announce casino plans east of Syracuse

New "Wizard of Oz"-themed casino due to open in Spring of 2015

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A white Christmas in Ithaca? Forecasters say there’s a good shot

Climatologists at Cornell University have broken down the numbers.


UPDATE: Police identify Cortland stabbing victim as Syracuse man

Man's body was found inside apartment on Northcliffe Road just after 2 p.m. Saturday

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Police: Upstate New York woman was drunk while applying to become Meals on Wheels driver

Investigators say woman had blood-alcohol level three times legal limit during interview north of Albany

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Heroin fight heads to New York movie theaters

PSA's will run before select PG-13, R-rated movies in New York through early January


Cayuga County man admits guilt in failed airport project

Kenneth Coon Jr., partner defrauded bank out of $300k

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Police say gunman “assassinated” two NYC officers, committed suicide in subway station

Attack on officers in patrol car happened Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn

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AP: Two NYC officers ambushed, killed inside patrol car

Attack happened Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn

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Helicopter to fly over Cornell campus

The helicopter will perform an infrared scan of the university's steam distribution system.


NY woman accused of killing her 5-year-old cousin

Tiffany Van Alstyne is being arraigned on a second-degree murder charge in the killing of Kenneth White.

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Report: Fallen Ithaca marine Christopher Bordoni’s medals stolen in North Carolina

TV report says Christopher Bordoni's military medals, along with other items, were stolen from home Wednesday in North Carolina

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Focus of New York’s medical marijuana debate could shift to list of ailments

Medical marijuana program likely won't be ready in New York until 2016


Man accused of arson, burglary after fire at popular Finger Lakes spa

Peter Lewis is accused of setting fire Oct. 8 at Mirbeau Inn and Spa


Poll finds New Yorkers wanted charges in Eric Garner case

Siena poll says 55% of New Yorkers believed indictment should've come against officers involved in Eric Garner's death


Police: Scammers pretend to raise money for officers killed on duty

Scammer pretends to raise money to help families of fallen officers; police say it's a scam


In Crosby trial, crash expert challenges defense testimony

"I saw the measurement was wrong, and I noted a few errors in the measurement log."


Woman admits to stealing, selling gun used to shoot Ithaca officer

Ciera Leann Bennett is due to be sentenced in March, faces up to 10 years in prison


NY proposes rules for medical marijuana; availability not likely until 2016

It authorizes patients with one of 10 diseases to be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug.


UPDATE: 5-year-old was never abducted; person of interest being interviewed

New developments indicate teen lied to police about abduction in community west of Albany


Police: Dryden man threatened woman with knife, gun

State police have charged David E. Cornell, 41, with menacing.

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REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

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REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."