Reports: Karl Karlsen charged in California for wife’s 1991 death

Karlsen is serving sentence for son's 2008 death in Seneca County


Two injured in plane crash at Cortland County Airport

Crash happened around noon as two men tried to make emergency landing


Two men arrested for stealing robotic pool cleaner

Two men were arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a pool cleaner from the Wickwire Pool in late July.


Robert Treman State Park to reopen upper gorge trail

One of Tompkins County’s banner walkways is set to reopen just in time for the holiday weekend.


Newfield man tries to drive car with flat tires, vehicle erupts in flames

An investigation determined that Nolan had been in an accident and tried to drive his car on flat tries, only to have his car eventually catch on fire.

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Study: Ithaca ranks high in foreign students, low in retention

Brookings Institution analyzed number of foreign students coming to smaller cities, bigger cities, for education


Cornell health officials keep eyes on growing Ebola concerns

University health officials say they've found no one who was at risk for exposure to disease


Cops to crack down on quality of life violations in Ithaca this weekend

Cornell Police will be working in tandem with other agencies to patrol areas where nuisance crimes typically surface this time of year

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Police departments in Tompkins, neighboring counties get money for bulletproof vests

State Attorney General's Office is using money seized in investigations to pay for vests for local, county police forces


Cornell, Ithaca communities gather to make neighborhoods safer, quieter

Residents were given information and resources encouraging students and residents to build better neighborhoods.

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Deputies find one-pot meth lab on side of Cortlandville road

Deputies were called to scene after bike rider noticed suspicious bottle Thursday afternoon


Police: Man hit speeds above 100 mph during highway chase

Police pursuit happened Wednesday on I-81 in Cortland County


Ithaca police union publishes scathing response to mayor’s police reforms

The president of the Ithaca police union says Mayor Svante Myrick has “cut the department to the point of catastrophe.”

Crews began demolition of the Commons in April 2013. The third and final phase of the project will start in the spring/Photo by Pete Blanchard

Commons rebuild picking up the pace

Fall is on the way and so is the end of construction season, which means time is running out to complete the Ithaca Commons rebuild.


Hanshaw Rd reconstruction near completion

The Hanshaw Road reconstruction project between Sapsucker Woods and Pleasant Grove Roads in the Town of Ithaca isn’t as delayed as previously thought.


Five Trumansburg businesses targeted in break-ins, burglaries

Police say five businesses in Trumansburg were broken into and burglarized early Wednesday morning.


Cornell, city officials to hold BEAR Walk to improve community relations

First-of-its-kind event in Ithaca uses example from other schools, such as Penn State


Audit: Poor decisions by New York officials delaying affordable housing projects

Audit uses delays for Cortland project as one example of delays


NY Times endorses Wu over Hochul

The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul, delivering another snub to Governor Cuomo's re-election campaign.

Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss meets with reporters during a campaign stop to Cortlandville Town Hall, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (photo: Peter Blanchard)

Lieutenant Governor candidate gives positive review of police cameras

Sheriff Chris Moss says technology for police is often expensive, smaller agencies often can't afford it

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