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Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

New York is the only state that bans MMA.

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State: Agriculture contributes over $37B to New York economy

State Comptroller's office says state ranks in top 10 nationally in dairy production, as well as wine, apple, maple syrup production

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Southern Tier man sentenced to 50 years in prison for 2013 murder

Police say Davide Coggins murdered couple in April 2013 after breaking into Chatauqua County home

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43 busted in fake ID investigation in Cortland

City's police force continued effort to control underage drinking in Cortland

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New York’s Congressional representatives respond to Netanyahu visit

Ithaca's representative in Congress says President Obama should welcome Netanyahu, dialogue on Iran issue

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New York lawmakers to push for “toxic toy” bill

Lawmakers are trying to eliminate use of certain chemicals in toys

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Following altercation, deputies arrest man at Cortland bowling alley

Deputies say 36-year-old William Greenwood got into an altercation inside the Cortlanes Bowling Alley.

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As Dryden police chief retires, future of village police department remains uncertain

The police chief in the Village of Dryden is retiring at a time when the future of their police department remains unclear.

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NYSUT criticizes charter schools for inviting students to rally

NYSUT President Karen Magee says she's not sure what educational value students will get out of a political event.

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Ithaca College approves 2.85 percent tuition hike

For students who live on campus, tuition will be just over $55K.

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Water main break closes Maple Avenue

Closed until further notice.

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Ithaca solar farm project progresses

The array could be up and running early next year.

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Street improvements ahead for Ithaca

The city is moving forward on a project residents have been asking about for a long time.

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Cornell research finds major cost-savings in HIV prevention

Preventing just one case of HIV can save more than $225,000.

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Gas leak responsible for Auburn explosion; repairs to wrap up Monday

Explosion blew manhole covers out of ground; no injuries reported

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Cuomo administration to unveil $900M plan for state parks

Investment would come over next five years at state's 180 parks, 35 historic sites

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Cold temperature records officially broken for Ithaca, upstate cites

Average temperature in Ithaca in February was 10.2 degrees

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State lawmakers approve delay in electronic prescriptions

Lawmakers say federal approvals still aren't in place for many doctors

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Police seek suspect in sexual assault near Cornell campus

Incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. Saturday

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Cortland draws big crowd for annual Chill-A-Bration

City's popular yearly winter festival was held this past Saturday

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