Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case

Federal prosecutors have charged the couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York last month with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.


Opposing sides fight at Cayuga Nation business

Police were called to Union Springs business Wednesday after report of fight; no arrests reported

Crime 3

Convicted sex offender from Tioga County found in western New York

Police say Dustin Shrauger was found at Buffalo-area community college thanks to GPS device


Unemployment benefits to increase in New York

State officials announce increase in minimum, maximum payments for weekly unemployment checks

Frein for web

Police: Penn. gunman had documents related to Schuyler County conviction

Eric Frein spent more than 100 days in Schuyler Co. jail back in 2006 for stealing from WWII reenactment site

From left, Ithaca Police Chief John Barber; Ithaca Public Information Officer Jamie Williamson; Deputy Chief Peter Tyler

Ithaca lawmakers mull city residency requirement for police

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick wants the city’s police officers to live within city limits.


IPD officer saves life of suicidal woman

Police Chief John Barber said he is "immensely proud" of Officer Christopher Cady’s efforts.

Crime 3

Drug deal near Cass Park turns violent

It was a drug deal gone bad near Cass Park in Ithaca Tuesday.


Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

Police say the suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks belonged to a "military simulation unit" based in eastern Pennsylvania whose members play the role of soldiers from eastern Europe.


Cortland man found dead in creek had ties to Ithaca, police say

Peter Felko, 20, lived in Cortland but also had ties to the Ithaca area.

Peter Bennedum, 34

Homeless man tries to rob Taste of Thai Express

Police say employees at the popular Thai restaurant refused to hand over any money.


NYCLU: New data shows holes in legal aid for poor

The New York Civil Liberties Union says data on public defenders in five counties highlights the state's ongoing failure to provide adequate criminal defense to the poor.


Judge: NY must reword redistricting referendum

A state judge has ruled that a November ballot question on the creation of a redistricting commission must be reworded to avoid misleading voters by deleting a reference to the panel being "independent."

Crime 3

Cornell Police investigating early morning burglaries

Cornell Police are investigating a reported burglary that happened on Mary Ann Wood Drive at around 5:20 this morning.

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Tompkins awards contracts for Human Services Building renovation

Construction contracts have been awarded for the renovation of the Tompkins County Human Services Building on East State Street in Ithaca.

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Susan Murphy, Cornell VP of Student & Academic Services, to retire

Cornell University’s Vice President for Student and Academic Services has announced she will retire at the end of the school year.

Crime 3

Inactive meth lab found in empty trailer in Cortlandville

Discovery was made Tuesday afternoon at trailer park off Kingsley Avenue


Upstate New York man accused of plotting to aid ISIS in Syria

Prosecutors say Rochester man wanted to provide support to terrorist organization, urged three people to join fighters overseas


New York, Coca-Cola reach settlement over high prices, “sugar tax” lies

State officials say customers were told New York had "sugar tax" in place as explanation for mark-up


Ithaca lawmakers to discuss residency requirement for new officers

A proposal from Ithaca’s mayor would require new police officers to live in the city.

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