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Police identify body at Ithaca Falls

Authorities say no criminal activities played a role in the death.


Cortland cop sting catches 13 with fake IDs

Police are cracking down on underage people using fake IDs to get alcohol.


Cornell president Garrett to embark on series of speaking trips

Elizabeth Garrett will visit over a dozen cities to speak with Cornell students, alums, and others in the next six months.


Lowe’s reaches settlement with New York over flooring refunds

Settlement comes after Lowe's was accused of deceptive sales practices with flooring installations; Lowe's will pay $1.1 million in refunds, $900k to state

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Ithaca mayor hails “boring” budget, with some improvements

Mayor Svante Myrick says lawmakers have made some changes to the budget, including some construction projects around the city.

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Students, police promote Cortaca safety with door hangers

The annual rivalry game will be held next Saturday.


Murder charge dismissed against former Cornell student Tan

Charles Tan, former Cornell student, was charged in February with murder of father; after mistrial in October, judge decided Thursday to dismiss charge

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Danby man faces child porn charges

Police went to Danby home of Nicholas Feminella, 20, Tuesday, say search turned up materials leading to two felony charges


Kraft Heinz to close Southern Tier factory, 6 others in N. America

State officials also announced deal with Kraft Heinz to delay closure in Campbell; Kraft, state will commit up to $50 million in operations


Cornell gets large donation of Velvet Underground material

Author, collector donated 25 boxes of band-related items to Cornell, including posters, hand-written lyrics, rare photos


Property owner files lawsuit against Village of Groton

Residents recently expressed concerns to local lawmakers about growing problems in the village, including nuisance law violations.


IPD: Dead body found at Ithaca Falls

The name of the victim is not being released at this time, pending the notification of family members.

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Drug bust in Groton, Dryden yields 67 pounds of marijuana

Two men were arrested in the marijuana bust that involved multiple local and state police agencies.


New citizens sworn in at Tompkins County Courthouse

The new citizens represented nearly 20 countries from South America to Asia and even the Pacific Rim.


Attorney general seeks to defend EPA

The coalition of attorneys general are defending a plan to require power plants cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ithaca man, 55, arrested in drug investigation

William Prescott was arrested Tuesday; Ithaca Police say he had crack cocaine on him at time of arrest; police say they found other drugs inside home


5 new supervisors elected; Dems claim most town board seats

Voters elected five new town supervisors around Tompkins County; in town board races, Democrats collected most of the victories around the county Tuesday

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Party-backed candidates drop seats on Tompkins County Legislature

Anna Kelles, Rich John are believed to be the winners of two county legislature races Tuesday in Tompkins County


Myrick, Tobin reelected as mayors of Ithaca, Cortland

Mayors Svante Myrick, Brian Tobin won reelection on Tuesday; there were no surprises for Ithaca city council; 2 sitting Cortland lawmakers ousted

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Akshar defeats Fiala in Southern Tier State Senate race

Republican Fred Akshar won election over Democrat Barbara Fiala in race to replace long-time lawmaker Tom Libous, convicted of lying to FBI

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