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Strong storms drench parts of Tompkins County

A strong line of storms barreled through Ithaca late Tuesday afternoon, causing a number of problems in the area. Reports…


NYSEG proposing pipeline along West Dryden Road in Lansing

In response to a natural gas distribution system at its capacity, NYSEG is proposing constructing a new pipeline in the Town of Lansing along West Dryden Road.


Top prosecutor says he’s cooperating with investigation into Moreland Commission, Cuomo administration

Albany County's DA says he won't talk publicly about investigation, saying that would be irresponsible

Unchained Properties , LLC (UP) of Horseheads, N.Y., announced plans Monday to redevelop the Emerson Power Transmission site in Ithaca

Public meeting planned for proposed Emerson site redevelopment

The City of Ithaca is holding a public hearing on a proposed development project of the old Emerson Power Transmission site.


Caroline Elementary taken off “dangerous schools” list

Caroline Elementary School has been removed from the list of persistently dangerous schools in New York State.


Cuomo: $120M Finger Lakes project starts this year

Governor Cuomo has announced the long-awaited start of a $120 million development project planned for the shoreline of one of the Finger Lakes.


Guidelines adopted in New York to identify depression in new mothers

New legislation details what doctors, nurses should be looking for to make sure mothers get treatment after birth


Seneca County company unveils $22 million expansion

Major project was unveiled Monday; company hopes to add 50 new jobs with expansion

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Tax breaks proposed for major wind farm project in Enfield

Project manager says 15-year tax abatement agreement would make $40 million Black Oak Wind Farm project viable

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NY looking at options for $4.2B surplus

New York's governor is studying the state's options for how to spend a $4.2 billion budget surplus.

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State, local officials form group on highway safety in Ithaca

Group to look at improving truck safety on state highways leading in and out of Ithaca.


Renovation projects underway at TC3

The Tompkins County Legislature looks to issue bonds to pay their portion of a number of renovation projects underway at Tompkins Cortland Community College.


NY to vet firefighters for past sex offenses

New volunteer firefighters in New York state will be screened for past sex offenses under a law signed Monday by Governor Cuomo.


Sunday rain brings flooding to Ithaca

Rain showers brought on by Sunday’s storms was the cause for some localized flooding in the City of Ithaca.

Gov. Cuomo touting the state's START-UP NY initiative at Cornell University in 2013 (photo by Pete Blanchard)

Report: Top aide to Cuomo to meet with federal prosecutors

Wall Street Journal reports Larry Schwartz, secretary to governor, will meet with U.S. Attorney in Manhattan


Businesses express “frustration, patience” with delays in Ithaca Commons rebuild

Project will last into early 2015, as businesses deal with slumping numbers at end of reconstruction


Health Report: How your brain plays key role in back pain

When you heard the word “neurology” or “neurosurgery,” you probably think of the brain, and you're not off the mark.


Police investigate shots fired this weekend at West Village in Ithaca

Multiple calls came in early Saturday of shots fired at West Village Apartments; no suspects identified

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top rock tracks


LISTEN: This week's top rock tracks, according to the latest Billboard charts.

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Robert Plant urges Jimmy Page to give up Led Zeppelin reunion

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

Robert Plant has urged his former Led Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page to end his war of words with the singer and concentrate on recording new music.

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Groom turns canceled wedding into charity benefit


A Pittsburgh man whose wedding was called off is making the best of the situation. Instead of getting married he's raising thousands for charity.

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From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer


Invite the whole neighborhood to your cookout, because you're going to have plenty of beer.

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Australian farmers could have world’s woolliest sheep

Six-year-old Shaun the merino sheep may be the world's woolliest sheep. He had likely never been shorn in his life, but was due to have a date with the clippers in the next few days, farmers said.

Shaun the sheep was found wandering the Australian countryside with what is estimated to be a 55 lb coat.