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The Director of Upstate Revitalization Richard Tobe gives details of the governor's State of the State Address. (WHCU/Sara McCloskey)

5 days ago in Local

State official meets with Ithaca business leaders on upstate development

ITHACA — Local business leaders met with a member of the governor’s administration who is working on upstate revitalization. The…

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5 days ago in Local

18th Annual Ithaca Chili Cook-Off kicks off Saturday

About 30 restaurants will be competing for the title of best chili.

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5 days ago in Local

Police not pursuing charges in pedestrian hit case in Groton

State Police say their investigation shows the incident was just an accident, and they won't be filing charges.

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5 days ago in Local

Dryden Elementary School calls lockdown after threatening email

Dryden Police were called and the school was put on lockdown after teachers got a threatening email naming a student.

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5 days ago in Lifestyle

Smoking bans lead to better national health

People living in countries with public smoking bans have lower exposure to secondhand smoke and better health, according to a fresh look at past research from 21 nations.

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5 days ago in Local

Brown: ICSD water sources “very safe”, no cause for alarm

The superintendent of ICSD commented on concerns raised about lead level in water at Enfield and Caroline Elementary Schools.

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5 days ago in Viral Videos

Watch what this guy does with his iPhone

This experiment will make you want to hit the slopes and take your cell phone along for the ride.

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5 days ago in Local

Cornell Police make arrest in reported sexual assault

Police say Wolfgang Ballinger, 21, of New York City was charged after turning himself in Thursday

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5 days ago in Local

Tompkins lawmakers want “timely development” of wind farm

Tompkins County lawmakers heard over one hour of comments, then voted unanimously Thursday to support development of Black Oak Wind Farm

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5 days ago in Local

State, local police to step up drunk driving enforcement this weekend

Annual campaign has state, local police conducting sobriety checkpoints, increasing patrols for Super Bowl weekend

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5 days ago in Local

Town, village officials look to smooth over relationship in Lansing

Lansing Star Online reports on optimism as town, village look to improve relationship between two municipalities

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5 days ago in Sports, Weird

Prognosticating Ape picks Panthers to win Super Bowl

The 1-year-old orangutan named Tuah chewed up a cardboard Panthers sign and later kissed a papier-maché Panthers helmet.

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5 days ago in Local

Cortland sets sights on creating tobacco free city property

The City of Cortland’s Mayor is working on a new law that would make parts of the city tobacco free.

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5 days ago in Weird

The Strangelove Suite: Northern Ireland sells nuclear bunker

It has no windows — but offers unrestricted views of Armageddon.

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5 days ago in Music

Phil Anselmo considers resigning from Down

The rocker has offered to step down from the band after causing a storm of controversy by giving a Nazi salute at a recent gig.

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5 days ago in Entertainment

Ben Stiller pouts his way into the record books at ‘Zoolander 2’ premiere

Ben Stiller entered the history books on Thursday night when he set a record for taking a picture with the world's largest selfie stick during the "Zoolander 2" premiere in London.

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5 days ago in Sports

BMX icon Dave Mirra dead in apparent suicide

Mirra, a BMX biking pioneer, won 14 gold, six silver and four bronze medals in ESPN's X Games from 1995 to 2009.

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5 days ago in Sports

Five Super Bowl storylines to watch

Five storylines to watch for Sunday's Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

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5 days ago in Features

2016 Notable Deaths

A look at some of the noteworthy people we have lost this year.

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5 days ago in Sports

How a Super Bowl game ball is made

There are just a few people responsible for manufacturing every NFL game ball. Find out how they're made.

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Do you want fries with that? Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

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Workers at a Florida Wendy's got the surprise of a lifetime when a customer tossed a 3-foot-long live alligator through the drive-thru window.

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Serial stomper targeting the feet of Austin, Texas

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Strange but true: Several women have reported incidents of a man stomping on their feet before riding off on a bicycle.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Will Ferrell wants to be the new animal expert on ‘The Late Show’

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Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show" doesn’t have an animal expert yet, so why shouldn’t it be Will Ferrell?

1 day ago in Music

Billy Gibbons starring in reality TV series

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The ZZ Top star is headed to TV in a series about restoring classic cars.

1 day ago in Music, Weird

Lock of John Lennon’s hair could fetch up to $10,000 at auction

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Heritage Auctions, which is selling the hair of the late singer, said it was clipped and saved by a hairdresser in Germany in 1966.