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NY attorney general joins campaign to block robocalls

45 attorney generals nationwide are calling wrote a letter to phone companies.

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Cuomo on Libous: morality can’t be legislated

Former NY Senator Thomas Libous was found guilty for lying to the FBI.

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IC economist praises wage hike, downplays impact on business

Ithaca College's Elia Kacapyr says the small target sector for the wage hike means its economic impact will likely be small as well.

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Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyer assigned to Charleston shooter

Dylan Roof faces 33 federal charges and is charged with numerous state crimes.

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County plans to limit spending after mid-year budget projections

Officials say this could effect next year’s budget.

The City of Ithaca announced Thursday that it will enhance its parking enforcement program through the use of two new LIcense Plate Readers, which have been installed in the Community Service Officer vehicles.

Free parking for shoppers ending this month in Ithaca

The program started in the fall to help increase traffic during the Commons reconstruction.

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AG’s call for phone companies to block robocalls

Attorneys general from 45 states, including New York, calling on major phone companies to block robocalls after FCC clarification

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Report: Prison escapees clashed on cabin stay before splitting up

Richard Matt, David Sweat escaped from prison June 6; new report indicates the two men clashed over one of their stops before splitting up

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Libous found guilty of lying to FBI

Under state law, the felony conviction means Libous loses his seat in the state senate.

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New details on how escaped convicts eluded police

State police say the escaped convicts put pepper in their shoes to elude police.

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Schumer calls for funding to stop bird flu

The senator says the bird flu is causing a spike in the cost of eggs.

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Ithaca Navy officer takes command of last active frigate

Navy Lt. Commander Casey Roskelly of Ithaca will take command of the frigate until its decommissioning.

Jerry Wang and Christina Sun from the Johnson School of Mangement at Cornell University participating in the Gobi Desert Challenge 2015. Photo Credit: Johnson School, Cornell University.

Cornell team treks through Gobi Desert in 4 day challenge

The 75 mile race goes along the Silk Road.

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Ithaca man arrested for attack on 13-year-old girl

Sheriff's deputies say the attack happened Tuesday in the Overlook Apartments on Trumansburg Road.

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Police make robbery arrest at GrassRoots festival

The robbery involved two men jumping another man and stealing his money, backpack, and clothing.

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Federal charges for man wanted in 2013 antique shop robbery

Francis Simmons, 41, is accused of robbing 16 businesses, including banks; one robbery allegedly happened at antique store in Marathon in 2013

A protest organized by the Tompkins County Workers Center in May outside the McDonald's location on Elmira Road called for a $15 an hour wage for fast food workers.

Fast-food workers wage bump announcement expected Wednesday

Wall Street Journal report earlier in week indicated that $15/hour wage may be recommended; board was established in May after order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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Skelos, son face new federal corruption charges

Authorities allege at least $300,000 was illegally steered to Skelos' son.

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County reviews body camera policy for Sheriff’s Office

Members of the Public Safety Committee reviewed it Monday night.

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IPD K9 officer gets protective vest from charity

The IPD's K9 dog Bert will be issued a new bullet and knife-proof vest for field work.

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