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Amid critics on education, New Roots leader pushes for expansion of charter schools

Officials at Ithaca's New Roots Charter School say they're interested in what happens with the governor's budget as well, but for different reasons than most.

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Police: Alcohol, drugs weren’t factor in teenager’s fatal crash in Tioga County

Accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday in Tioga County

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Deputy shot, man dead in upstate New York shootout

Suspect was shot, killed by sheriff's deputy in Orleans County

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Lake effect snow to blanket Ithaca Sunday

4-6 inches of snow could fall on Ithaca, Finger Lakes

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Cortland County car dealer pleads guilty to tax fraud

Joseph Fezza, owner of JF Auto World in Cortlandville, will be sentenced to up to one year in jail.

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Local man will serve state prison time for role in fatal crash

James Crosby was sentenced Friday to 4 to 12 years in prison for a crash that left two people dead.

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Woman sentenced for ninth DWI invites people to “Goin’ away party”

Catherine Sirrine, 63, asked invitees to discover true meaning of "aggravated, unlicensed operation"

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Lansing neighborhood remains divided over flooding issue

Last year, one residents tried to have a town official arrested for trespassing on his property.

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50,000 chickens killed in northern New York fire

Officials say fire happened Thursday morning in Clinton County

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Police find explosives, guns during search of rural New York home

Police say Stephen Esolen of Delaware County was arrested after search related to burglary of property in Catskills

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Crosby sentencing set for Friday; attorney wants verdict thrown out

Van Etten man was convicted of manslaughter in connection with 2013 crash in Newfield

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Report: Former Cornell student says he was falsely accused of assault, sues university

Man only identified as "John Doe" says university withheld his diploma for two years

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Hundreds turn out to Lansing rally on education

Teachers, parents, students, and activists were all present at Lansing Middle School to oppose Governor Andrew Cuomo's education reforms.

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Danby official: “Blindsided” by Unity House plans for group home

Danby town supervisor Ric Dietrich says he sympathizes with the concerns of residents, but there’s not much the town can do legally to halt the plans.

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Police cancel Amber Alert after couple, 4 children found

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says tips led them to the children at a relative's home.

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Wegmans issues recall order for nuts

The supermarket says certain six-ounce tubs of walnuts may be contaminated by Salmonella.

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Charges dropped against 42 protesters at gas storage facility

Protesters have spoke out at site north of Watkins Glen since last fall

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Simeon’s owner hopes to start construction in May

In an interview with WHCU, Simeon's co-owner Rich Avery says architect, contractor are working on cost estimates for rebuild

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Syracuse coach plans to fight sanctions

Jim Boeheim says the NCAA's sanctions against him and Syracuse are "unduly harsh".

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Police: Man had 5 computers recently stolen from Ithaca school

Dylan Goodman, 18, was arrested Wednesday

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This week’s top rock tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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Ozzy Osbourne to undergo surgery

British musicians Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, arrives at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards 2013 at the Camden Roundhouse in north London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his upcoming Ozzfiesta event in Mexico to undergo surgery.

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Belligerent birds chase people at Florida park

Actress Tippi Hedren, star of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds," poses with Julian Jarrold, center, director of the HBO film "The Girl," and cast member Toby Jones on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hedren's relationship with Hitchcock during the making of the film is the subject of the HBO film "The Girl."

In a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," some out-of-control birds are chasing people at a central Florida park.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Billy Zane mistakenly thanks One Direction fans for support

Billy Zane arrives at the Global Green USA's 12th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Actor Billy Zane pokes fun at the fact he shares a similar name to former One Direction member Zayn Malik in a new video.

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Loose police horse briefly on patrol in downtown Cleveland

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The horse stayed on the street during his escape but didn't stop at red lights.