Astorino campaign visits Cortland

Campaign season is in full swing and no words were minced as Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino took shots at Governor Cuomo in Cortland Monday.


SPCA: Dog shot in Newfield recovering

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s office is continuing its investigation into the shooting of a dog in Newfield last week.


Water main break forces closure of Groton High School

Water main break was first found at about 8:30 Monday morning

Crime 3

Manhunt continues in Pennsylvania; police confident they’re closer to catching shooting suspect

Eric Frein has been at large since Sept. 12 shooting of two troopers at police barracks in northeastern Pa.


Ithaca’s new business incubator to open to public

Rev is collaboration between local colleges, universities, businesses; $1 million in state funding used to get project going


Ithaca schools considering new tax; revenue to counter new city taxes, loss in state aid

District officials say revenue is needed to offset aid reductions from state, Cornell, as well as new taxes imposed by city of Ithaca

Crime 4

Police: Two men picked up 10-pound pot package at post office

Police say with help of drug-sniffing dog, they were able to determine suspicious package was filled with drugs


Health Report: Local health officials urge residents to get flu vaccination

The government is urging people to get their flu vaccination, after last year’s harsh winter hospitalized a high number of young and middle-aged adults with influenza.


Ithaca to host one of three public meetings this week on New York casinos

State will make decision this fall on locations for four casinos in New York; Ithaca meeting to be held Wednesday


UPDATE: Police find rifle used by Pa. gunman; search continues in Poconos

Eric Frein has been on the run since September 12, when police say he ambushed two troopers outside barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania

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Ithaca College officials investigate report of sexual assault on trail

Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault at the Ithaca College campus early Sunday morning. An alert was…


New York deploys National Guard troops in response to “terrorist activity abroad”

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is starting to deploy National Guard troops and additional police to beef up security…


Cornell paintball shooters caught, identified

The incidents were first reported two weeks ago.

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Police report theft of rare Chinese books at Cornell library

Who stole 142 volumes of rare Chinese books from Kroch Library?


Anti-casino group to attend Ithaca hearing

The City of Ithaca will host a hearing on casino proposals for New York State next week, and opponents plan to attend in droves.


Hanshaw Road re-opened to two way traffic

The year plus wait is over, as all of Hanshaw Road is back to two lane traffic.

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New York’s poverty levels remain steady, while Ithaca-area sees increase in need

Census data shows 16% of New Yorkers live at poverty level, in line with national numbers; Ithaca-area agency says it has dedicated more money to income-related programs

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Pa. gunman Frein still at large; authorities comment on ties to Finger Lakes

Prosecutors say documents related to 2006 arrest, conviction in Schuyler County were found on Eric Frein's nightstand during recent search of home


New York gains 3,900 jobs in August

State numbers show 21st straight month for job growth


New York bans use of chemical in child products

TDCPP is known to cause cancer; chemical is now banned from products such as toys, car seats in New York

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