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Ithaca developer seeks tax abatement for Carey Building upgrade

Frost Travis says the project is “barely feasible” without a tax abatement.

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Astorino calls Cuomo ‘dishonest’ after Times story

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino says an expose of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's role in a post-Superstorm Sandy inquiry shows his rival lacks integrity.

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NY Democrats get letter pressuring them to vote

New York's Democratic Party is writing to registered Democrats telling them that unnamed organizations are monitoring their neighborhood's election turnout and that the party will want an explanation if they do not cast a ballot.

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Troopers: Bainbridge murder suspect is NYPD retiree

Authorities say the suspect charged with killing a 26-year-old upstate New York man and wounding his father during an apparent road-rage incident is a retired New York City police officer.

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Man dies after pickup hits deer; overturns on I-88

Police say a 35-year-old man has been killed after his pickup truck hit a deer on an upstate New York highway and overturned, ejecting him from the vehicle.

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UPDATE: Ithaca lawmakers vote against pay bump for council, consider raise for mayor

Ithaca city lawmakers talked about raises as part of budget negotiations for 2015 on Wednesday night

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Education a hot topic in NY as election nears

With the Common Core taking a hit during an education-heavy campaign season, a coalition supporting the learning standards has released an analysis that concludes repealing them would be a costly mistake.

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Protesters arrested at Schuyler County gas storage facility

A group opposed to expansion of a natural gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes says 10 protesters have been arrested for blockading the facility's gates.

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Cuomo says Ebola ‘different situation’ from AIDS

Governor Andrew Cuomo says Ebola is "a different situation" from the AIDS epidemic that started in the 1980s.

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Recent heroin overdoses cause for concern

An increase in heroin overdose cases over the past several days has Ithaca police and health officials on high alert.

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Brooktondale resident loses Mercedez-Benz in car fire

A Mercedez-Benz was declared a total loss.

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Cayuga Medical Center, Schuyler Hospital announce partnership

Partnership joins hospitals serving Tompkins, Schuyler counties;

The City of Ithaca announced Thursday that it will enhance its parking enforcement program through the use of two new LIcense Plate Readers, which have been installed in the Community Service Officer vehicles.

Ithaca rolls out parking boot program, tries to collect on $1.5 million in unpaid tickets

City sent warning to 750 drivers earlier this month, who are eligible for parking boot

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Police investigate possible new sighting of Pennsylvania gunman

Gunman Eric Frein, accusing of shooting two state troopers, killing one, has been at large since September

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SUNY to increase study abroad numbers by 25 percent

New initiative designed to get more students time studying overseas by 2020

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Local wine sellers voice opposition to Wegmans Ithaca expansion

Several wine merchants showed up to city hall Tuesday.

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Bud Garrity, former WHCU broadcaster, dies at 68

Bud Garrity was a former news director at WHCU.

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Cortland sting operation could be ‘wake up call’

With the annual Cortaca jug game in mind, police in Cortland recently conducted an undercover sting of 27 businesses that are licensed to sell alcohol.

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Ithaca police: Increase in drug overdoses may be linked to laced heroin supply

Police have responded to multiple overdoses in the past several days.

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REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

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Nike hype video welcomes LeBron back to Cleveland

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The video huddles the whole city as "The King" returns home.

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PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

Bailey Jarrett and her dog Teddy visit a Dallas-area PetSmart store on Oct. 25, 2014, for the company's annual in-store Halloween event. The event took place at all PetSmart locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.