UPDATE: Taughannock Blvd. re-opened after house fire

Officials say Route 89 is now clear.


New York schools fail to combat bullying

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Holiday week traffic boost expected along US-Canada border

Customs officials say they expect a major boost in border traffic this weekend and next weekend.


Another competitor appears for Southern Tier casino license

Binghamton's city council voted Tuesday to pursue a state license for a casino.


Study finds New York lacking in patriotic spirit

The study by WalletHub puts New York dead last on a list of how patriotic states in the U.S. are.


Cayuga-Seneca canal closed to boat traffic due to high water levels

Heavy rain over the past few weeks has caused high water levels on the lakes.


AAA projects 41.9 million will be travelling Fourth of July weekend

The organization's travel forecast says this may be the most traveled July Fourth holiday in five years.

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Escaped murderers did a “dry run” before prison break

More details are being released about David Sweat and Richard Matt's big escape.

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Commons next milestone set for end of July

With about a month to go before a date for substantial completion, officials say work in downtown Ithaca is progressing.

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New county initiative puts AEDs in all government buildings

The Tompkins County Health Department has launched its new Public Access Defibrillator program.


Schumer wants local town to weigh in on bill debate

According to the New York senator, Seneca Falls should have a say on which woman will be on the new $10 bill.


City officials report Community Fireworks on for Wednesday

The event will go on in spite of rainy weather early in the day, and has reached its fundraising goal.


UPDATE: Fall Creek Road closed in Freeville after car accident

Fall Creek Road is closed between Cady Lane and Malloryville Road because of a car accident

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