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Ithaca Fire Department asked to cut their budget

The city and town of Ithaca are in contract negotiations with The Ithaca Fire Department, and some officials say fire protection has become too expensive.


Health Report: Tompkins consider e-cigarette ban; Cornell researcher questions effectiveness

Could an e-cigarette ban be coming to Tompkins County? One researcher says proposal may lead to more smokers


UPDATE: Body found on shore line of Cayuga Lake identified

Sheriff's deputies in Seneca County say the body of a 54 year old Horseheads man was found on the western shore of Cayuga Lake in Ovid Saturday morning.


Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community

Authorities say the couple intended to keep the girls as slaves and sexually abused them.

902 Taber St Break In Still

Ithaca businesses offer $1,000 reward for arrest in break-in spree

A $1,000 reward is now in place for anyone with information leading to an arrest in connection with a string of break-ins on Ithaca’s West End this summer.


Resident calls cops on Lansing town official

Lansing highway department officials were met with resistance when they went to the Autumn Ridge neighborhood this week.


New York mulls how to use $300M bank settlement

Several candidates for the state Senate say the money could help local school districts reduce property taxes.

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4,000 Cornell students descend on East Hill Friday

Classes start next week at Ithaca College, Cornell


Reverse 911 call leads to confusion in Tioga County community

Police and fire crews had their eyes on a potential flooding problem in Tioga County, but had a bigger problem,…

Pine Tree Road Flooding

Severe flooding hits parts of upstate New York, closes part of Erie Canal

Parts of New York under state of emergency due to Thursday night flooding


Six Fort Drum soldiers injured in lightning strike

All injuries were considered non-life-threatening, according to authorities

Congressman Tom Reed [R-NY], left, discusses his hospice care legislation with employees at Hospicare of Ithaca. Dale Johnson, the center's executive director, is pictured right.

Reed visits Ithaca, promotes hospice legislation

Congressman Tom Reed was in Ithaca Thursday as part of his push to get a bill passed to improve Hospice care.


Man drives wrong way on I-81 in Cortland County, crashes SUV

Police say he drove off the highway, lost control of his SUV and overturned in the median.


Cops: Man had pot, bombs, guns in his upstate home

Troopers say the man had three assault rifles, 13 homemade explosive devices, and 14 military-grade smoke and riot grenades.

Video surveillance provided by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office shows an unknown suspect stealing a carton of cigarettes from the Dandy Mini Mart on 2102 Mecklenburg Road in the Town of Enfield.

Video footage shows two burglaries at area gas stations

It's not clear if the same suspect was involved in both incidents.


One dead, two injured in Route 89 crash

Crash happened around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon on Route 89 in Covert

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Ithaca lawmakers comment on racial bias accusations, Homeland Security grant for police

City lawmakers held their first public meeting Wednesday night since August 9th incident involving Ithaca Police sergeant, group of teens


Police: Binghamton man had grenades, explosives, pot inside home

Police raided Binghamton man's house Tuesday, found assault rifles, explosives, grenades


Cortland, 11 other SUNY schools, land money for heroin antidote

258 kits will be distributed across 12 campuses statewide, according to AG Eric Schneiderman

ithaca city hall

City council meeting brings conversation over Ithaca Police, interactions with public

Organizers have planned a protest ahead of next month’s common council meeting.

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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.