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Smoking rates drop to record lows in New York

Tompkins County officials credit legal limitations on public smoking in New York as having the greatest impact on falling numbers.


Plane skids off upstate New York runway; no injuries

Plane skidded about 300 feet into grassy area at Buffalo's airport


$100K reward for info leading to arrest of two escaped convicts

Reward announced Sunday by Governor Andrew Cuomo


Convicted murderers used power tools to escape northern New York prison

Manhunt under way for Richard Matt, David Sweat


Fast food workers urge board for $15 hourly wage

NY fast food workers are asking Cuomo to raise the minimum wage.


Dam construction project expected to start soon

A $4 million construction project to fix Third Dam may begin this month.


Reed calls for repeal of fracking ban

Reed is calling for repeal of governor's fracking after release of EPA study.


Official says EPA report won’t affect state’s ban on fracking

NYS officials say Cuomo's ban on fracking will stay despite EPA report.


North Lansing may be rezoned for farmland

The Lansing Town Board may approve an agriculture and farmland protection plan that would rezone parts of North Lansing.


SPCA struggles with poisoned cats, kitten situation

Many dead cats from a feral colony in Collegetown have left behind kittens who are too young to be fed normally.


Construction project to close part of major Ithaca road

Public works officials say a piece of 96B running toward downtown Ithaca will be closed starting Monday.

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City officials see bright side to Ithaca Commons project

Ithaca planners say the new Commons has proved popular with residents and has not gone over budget.

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Western New York wife pleads not guilty to killing husband, burying him in manure

Prosecutors say Charlene Mess hit husband with pitchfork, shot him, buried him under pile of manure


AG: Up to 2,000 New Yorkers tricked by Indiana education company

Eric Schneiderman says The College Network subjected people to high-pressure sales pitches


Trial date set for former Cornell student accused of murdering father

Charles Tan set to go on trial in September in suburban Rochester

From Ithaca Carshare website

Ithaca Carshare currently not impacted by insurance problems

Even though Buffalo Carshare’s insurance coverage was pulled, Ithaca Carshare says they’re doing fine for now.


EPA: no widespread harm to drinking water from fracking

But the national agency says poorly constructed wells could affect drinking water if safety procedures aren't followed.

body cams

Council debates proposed body camera policy for IPD

Lawmakers say they're worried about privacy and additional costs on top of the proposed $192,000 plan.

Commons Sign

Nice Commons sign! We can’t see it!

City lawmakers were critical Wednesday of plans to put up signs, which are blocked by traffic light signals

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