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Man arrested for DWI pulled over with car full of kids

The 39-year-old had eight underage children in the car.

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New York sees strong growth in solar power

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says installed solar power generation tripled since 2011.

State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton [D-Ithaca] speaking at a Cortlandville Town Hall in 2013.

Lifton weighs in on end of legislative session

Ithaca's assemblywoman said some progress was made, but many important items fell by the wayside.

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Deadline looms for Southern Tier casino license

As of Monday, only one application has been submitted for a casino license from the state.

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Cornell scientists develop models for Earth-like planets

Scientists say the models can help them project how life could have developed on planets both far away and closer to home.

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Fewer New Yorkers signed up for state healthcare in second year

New York tied for the lowest increase in enrollment with Rhode Island.

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Board of Realtors commits to cleaning up Newfield

Members of the Ithaca real estate business were part of a cleanup crew in the community last weekend.

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Investigators: friend may have bought gun for Tan

The 19-year-old Cornell University student is charged with killing his father with a shotgun in February.

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Pedestrian hit by car, killed in Dryden Sunday

Police say a female victim reportedly died after being taken to a Syracuse hospital.

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NY agency approves permits to remove invasive species

The Adirondack Park Agency says this will help remove non-native plants and animals.

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New solar energy campaign launches in Southern Tier

Environmental groups are launching campaigns to help homeowners and small businesses buy solar panels.

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UPDATE: Taughannock Blvd. re-opened after house fire

Officials say Route 89 is now clear.

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New York schools fail to combat bullying

A prosecutor says the enforcement of the NY Dignity Act has been a "disaster."

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Body found in Syracuse’s sewer system identified

Police say the man fell through an open manhole while helping a motorist stuck in flooding.

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City plans to modernize pay-for-parking system downtown

Starting Monday, 300 old coin-operated meters will be replaced by 21 new high-tech pay stations.

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IFD urges community to leave big fireworks to the professionals

Small fireworks are not allowed in Tompkins County, but the sale of sparklers is allowed.

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State police step up road patrols for holiday weekend

Officials with the New York State Police say they usually issue over 10,000 tickets during July 4th celebrations.

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Masonic lodge backers given go-head for grant application

Lawmakers in Ithaca voted unanimously to allow Ithaca Renting to pursue a state grant to renovate the historic building.

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Tourism brings more than $100 billion to New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York was the most visited state by overseas travelers for the 14th year in a row.

State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton [D-Ithaca] speaking at a Cortlandville Town Hall in 2013.

Ithaca assemblywoman urges transition from fossil fuels

70 elected officials signed a letter to the governor, fighting a ratepayer subsidy of a local power plant.

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