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Interstate gas pipeline re-routed to avoid fragile NY forest

A spokesman says the change adds almost three miles to the gas pipleine route.

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Medical marijuana dispensary companies will be announced this week

NY health officials say the 5 companies will be granted dispensary licenses.

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Sheriff makes appeal to young people after Second Dam drowning

Following this weekend's drowning at Second Dam, Sheriff Ken Lansing says young people should find safer alternatives for swimming.

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Prison employee pleas guilty to helping escaped convicts

Joyce Mitchell could face up to 7 years in prison for aiding in their escape.

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Ithaca educator selected for Library of Congress program

Joanne Church, a teacher at DeWitt Middle School, will head to D.C. next month for a Library of Congress teaching workshop.

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Man caught on video, stole cash from berry stand in Richford

Deputies are looking for the male subject and a getaway driver.

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Ithaca heat to bring sizzle of summer

Ithaca heat expected Tuesday, Wednesday, as temperatures rise into the 90's, with heat indices making it feel like it is 100 out

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Familiar concerns after death of man swimming near Ithaca dam

Authorities say 20-year-old Cortland County man died after jumping into water near Ithaca dam Sunday night

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Buffalo still has snow…no, for real

WGRZ-TV reports that snow piles from massive November storm are still in place;

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Public gets first look at 11-story building proposal for downtown Ithaca

The proposal is currently for a mixed-use building, located at the Elmira Savings Bank between East State and MLK Jr. Streets.

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Downed tree shuts down Floral Avenue in Ithaca

A downed tree and downed power lines caused a major power outage in Ithaca overnight. A portion of Floral Avenue…

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Prison worker accused of helping 2 killers due in court

Joyce Mitchell, a prison tailor shop employee, is accused of helping David Sweat, Richard Matt by supplying them tools to escape

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Reed on Myrick letter: “My door is always open”

Congressman Tom Reed says he has a good relationship with Ithaca's mayor after Myrick took him to task in a letter on affordable housing.

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Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he would not be pressured into signing the host city contract.

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Ithaca Falls park designs up for discussion

The park will be put in after the Lake Street bridge reconstruction is complete.

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Cuomo, Biden announce new technology venture for New York

The pair announced Rochester and New York have been chosen to lead research in the technology of photonics.

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Rochester foundation donates $25 million to Special Olympics

The gift was the single largest donation the organization has ever received.

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Board finalizes $15 minimum wage recommendation

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he supports the proposal.

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U.S. Navy honors baseball player veterans, names ship after Cooperstown

Officials say they wanted to honor the professional baseball players who served in WWII.

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O’Mara criticizes state amendments to public transportation

O'Mara says changing public transportation for the disabled and the elderly to taxis instead of buses could hurt rural public transit services.

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WATCH: Ohio State football players ‘dummy’ prank

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This Nike uniform "mannequin" did a better job bringing quarterback Cardale Jones to the ground than any Oregon player.

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Orangutan is a big fan of this mom-to-be

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This pregnant woman's trip to the zoo was a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce under scrutiny

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Oklahoma attorneys are questioning whether a judge has violated state law by sealing the court documents related to the divorce of the country superstars.