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

IPD asks city to hire two more officers

Ithaca’s police chief is asking city lawmakers to set aside funding to hire two more officers.


NY raises fine for pet theft to $1,000

New York has raised the fine for trying to steal someone's pet to $1,000.

Zavierus King

Ithaca shooting suspect turns himself in, set to reappear in court Friday

Zavierus King is a suspect in an October 2013 shooting in the city.

Michael Barrett, 25, of Ithaca, was arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday, following a report of shots fired near the West Village apartments.

Shots fired in West Village Tuesday

A 25 year old Ithaca man faces drug possession charges following a Tuesday night incident near the West Village Apartments.

common council

Delay for approvals on Stone Quarry project amid environmental concerns

Planning board officials made decision to hold off on votes until at least August; some say contamination issues must be dealt with before project moves forward

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NY agencies collecting more gender data

State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo says will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.


Republicans call for criminal investigation of Cuomo administration

Political foes of Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for prompt criminal investigation of his administration.


Police: Seneca Co. employees worked at other jobs on the clock, filed false time sheets

Two employees accused of filing false business records, working at other jobs on county time


Ruling keeps candidates from appearing in PSA’s 90 days before election

Candidates running for state offices in New York are now restricted from appearing in PSA campaigns within three months of election day


New York Jets set to land in Cortland Wednesday

The New York Jets are set to arrive in Cortland Wednesday afternoon for their 2014 training camp.


Ithaca businesses on high alert after series of break-ins

The Piggery, Quilter's Corner and Ithaca Dispatch are just some of the latest victims in a string of break-ins in recent weeks.


NYSEG recycles 30k refrigerators

NYSEG marked 30,000 recycled refrigerators Tuesday since the start of their recycle program in 2011.


Following contamination claims, INHS vows clean-up at Stone Quarry site

There is a plan to clean up contamination at a planned affordable housing project on Spencer Road in Ithaca.


Top Pa. official: State regulation of drilling industry is flawed

Pennsylvania's Auditor General says state doesn't monitor well safety, doesn't provide information to citizens


Deputies bust burglary suspect at home in Dryden

Break-in happened around 1 p.m. Monday along Baker Hill Road in Dryden


Christie has no plans to campaign for Astorino in New York

New Jersey governor, who heads Republican Governor's Association, told reported Monday that he won't "invest in lost causes"


Boy escapes serious injury after falling near cliff in Lansing

A 12 year old boy escaped serious injury Monday afternoon after being caught on a cliff face nearly 200 feet from the ground.

Reed NOW

Reed, Robertson address instability in Ukraine, Middle East

The two candidates for New York’s 23rd congressional district this November are giving their thoughts on the ongoing strife in Gaza and the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane over Ukraine.


Siena Poll: NY’ers split on Common Core, think NY on better path than U.S.

New Yorkers are nearly split down the middle when it comes to the implementation of Common Core standards in our schools.


Wegmans issues recall after Listeria concerns

Store officials say line of nectarines, peaches, plums sold at stores may be contaminated with Listeria

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