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Cuomo meets with top Cuban officials on first day of trip

Two-day trip meant to build economic ties between New York, Cuba

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Volunteer numbers start to climb for fire companies around New York

After steep decline, new numbers show more people volunteering for local fire departments


Body cameras coming to IPD, sheriff’s deputies

Sheriff Ken Lansing has said he supports the idea.


Rep. Reed backs parents, students in “opt-out” movement

“When a parent decides that it’s in the best interest of his or her child not to take these tests, I’m gonna stand with the parents."


Online fundraising page brings in over $4,400 for Chapter House workers

Fundraiser is one of many started after April 14 fire at pub on Stewart Avenue


Ithaca College study measures effectiveness, “creepy” factor of online ads

Study finds marketing techniques to target consumers may actually hurt bottom line

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Public safety investigates report of arson on Ithaca College campus

Incident occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday inside residence hall


Cuomo: Hospital visits increasing due to synthetic marijuana use

Governor says most hospital visits have come in New York City


State lawmakers, business execs to join Cuomo on Cuba trip

Assembly, Senate leaders to join Cuomo, execs from companies like Chobani, MasterCard


New York’s “empty chair” campaign focuses on teen drivers

Campaign focuses on dangers of cellphone use while driving, always wearing seat belt

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One arrested following stabbing in downtown Ithaca

The incident was reported around 1:30 Friday near the intersection of West Buffalo and North Cayuga Streets.

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Part-time IC faculty continue drive to unionize

Faculty members say a meeting Wednesday with administrators was productive, it's still unclear how the college will handle the situation.

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Evidence collected, but no exact cause of Chapter House fire

Three days later, investigators continue to try and pinpoint exact cause of fire


Town of Lansing struggles with new water tank plan

Lansing officials say they'll use eminent domain if residents don't sign needed easement agreements.


Two teens arrested for burglary at Beverly J. Martin Elementary

Teens were caught trying to steal two computers, cash from an Ithaca elementary school.


Major welfare fraud sweep leads to over 30 arrest warrants

Prosecutors say over $43,000 in misappropriated public funds linked to suspects


Fire burns through former Budget Inn Motel in Homer

Fire was first reported around 10 p.m. Thursday


Cornell announces Gabrielle Giffords and husband as commencement speakers

The nationally-known couple will be the guests of honor at the University's 2015 senior convocation.


Bomb squad removes explosive device from Cornell campus

Authorities say no one was in any immediate danger during the Tuesday incident.


Measure could allow services like Uber, Lyft to operate in Ithaca, upstate New York

The local State Senator says fixing insurance laws to help companies like Uber and Lyft expand could be a "win-win" for upstate.

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