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New York OK’s $15 fast food minimum wage

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden announced the minimum wage upgrade Thursday.


Tioga Downs gets another shot at Southern Tier license

Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural made his case for a revised plan to get the license before the State Gaming Commission Thursday.


Firehouse Subs raises money for Danby, Enfield firefighters

Firefighters in the area will be getting more than $30,000 thanks for fundraising efforts by the chain restaurant.

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Ithaca Falls lead cleanup efforts to begin next week

Officials at the EPA say residents are not in any danger and the project should be over in the next two months.

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2 red pandas born at Syracuse zoo

Zoo officials say the male cubs weighed an estimated two or three ounces at birth and are now about a pound.

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Hate crime charge in burning of church bench supporting LGBT

Police say man torched bench painted in rainbow colors to support LGBT community; suspect now charged with hate crime


Couple won’t fight extradition to New York in abduction case

Couple was found Saturday on Thruway in Dewitt, outside of Syracuse; investigators believed abduction happened when woman failed to comply with court order


Cornell team takes off in NASA competition

The student and faculty team is working to design a new satellite for NASA that could fly between Earth and the moon.


Health insurer Excellus says computer system hacked

Estimates are cyberattack against Excellus provided unauthorized access to more than 10 million personal records; Excellus offers identity theft protection

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Sheriff’s Deputy: “I am not guilty. I did nothing wrong.”

Deputy Jeremy Vann answered to 16 charges in court following a domestic dispute.


IPD warns of increased phone scams in Ithaca area

Scams reported recently include fake debt collectors from utility companies as well as fake police officers demanding repayment of student loans.

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Ithaca, Cortland students show true colors for charity campaign

The two schools will run an opposing campaign where students can donate clothes for school spirit and to help the homeless.


Open house to be held on 11-story Ithaca building plan

Developer Campus Advantage will hold the open house at Coltivare Thursday for residents to review revised site plans.

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Schumer announces winners of pope tickets

Pope Francis is the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress.


Cornell, Ithaca College highlighted in new national rankings

Rankings list Cornell as one of top 20 schools in nation; Ithaca College ranks high in list of best school in the north

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Suspended sheriff’s deputy to be arraigned Wednesday

Sheriff's deputy was arrested in March after domestic incident at home in Enfield; indictment announced last week on 16 charges


New York lawmakers to consider legalizing online poker

State Senate committee is meeting to consider proposal to authorize, license, tax online poker games; opponents say more online gambling could hurt traditional casinos


Syracuse-area resident dies from mosquito-borne virus

Virus, commonly known as "triple-E", is rarely diagnosed in U.S.; mosquito-borne virus is fatal in about 1/3 of cases


Truck hauling State Fair ride crashes

Accident Tuesday afternoon involved tractor-trailer carrying State Fair ride, six other vehicles


Food Bank kicks off Hunger Action Month, packages over 1,400 meals

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier hosted its first ever 12 hours of continuous giving last Thursday.

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