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168 new State Troopers graduate from academy

After 26 weeks of classwork and training, 168 new troopers have graduated from the New York State Police Academy and will report for duty around the state beginning July 24.

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State court will hear case in gorge death of Cornell student

The family of Khalil King is suing Cornell, accusing the university of negligence in their son's death.

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Cuomo campaign creates Women’s Equality Party

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign and prominent Democrats have created a new Women's Equality ballot line for the fall election.

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NY officials propose contraception bill

New York's attorney general and a top state lawmaker are proposing a measure to help continue insurance coverage for contraceptives despite recent the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that businesses with religious objections can opt out of paying for birth control in their employee health plans.

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Cortland prepares for NY Jets arrival

The New York Jets are set to arrive in Cortland next Wednesday to begin their 3 week training camp at SUNY Cortland.

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Ithaca discusses panhandler problem, as business owners express concern

Problems with aggressive panhandlers have been reported to police this year throughout city

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Police: Man used drone to film medical building

David Beesmer says he was shooting video to promote new facility; called it "huge error in judgment"

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Feds: New York ranks 7th in highway fatalities

Numbers from 2012 show no percentage increase in New York highway fatalities beween 2011, 2012

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Newfield shooter sentenced to 16 years in prison

In April of last year, Donnell Harrison shot two men at their home in Newfield.

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Dryden, Cortlandville fire departments get $300K in federal funding

Fire departments in Tompkins and Cortland County are getting more than $300,000 in federal funding.

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100 block of North Aurora Street to reopen Thursday

The 100 block of North Aurora Street in downtown Ithaca will reopen to vehicle traffic Thursday.

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Forest Home Drive Bridge work nearly done

Work to replace the aging Forest Home Drive Bridge near the Cornell campus is almost complete.

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Lawsuit: Medicaid home care cuts unjust

A lawsuit accuses New York State health officials of cutting or denying Medicaid home care services to disabled and chronically ill people without proper notice.

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Tompkins County restarting sale process of Biggs parcel

The Tompkins County Legislature Tuesday has decided start fresh on the process to potentially develop the Biggs Parcel in the Town of Ithaca near the Cayuga Medical Center.

A benefit event for those affected by the June 20th crash at Simeon's Restaurant on the Commons was held at Stewart Park Tuesday.

Simeon’s benefit at Stewart Park raises $9K

A benefit was held Tuesday at Stewart Park for workers and residents affected by the crash at Simeon’s restaurant in Ithaca.

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45-year-old man busted for meth lab in Cortland County

Sheriff’s deputies in Cortland County have busted a meth lab in the town of Willet.

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NY Gov. Cuomo raises $8.5M for re-election

Cuomo's campaign disclosed the numbers Tuesday, which was the deadline for candidates to file their six-month finance reports with the state.

The Village of Cayuga Heights Police Department has released this composite sketch of the suspect in an armed robbery that happened at a home on The Parkway, Sunday, July 13, 2014

Police release sketch of Cayuga Heights armed robbery suspect

Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect in an armed robbery that happened in Cayuga Heights Sunday night.

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NY invests $135M in nanotech initiative with GE

New York state is teaming with General Electric and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur research and development in miniature electronic components.

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Developer looks to expand Carey Building

A two-story building just off the Ithaca Commons could become a 7-story building under a plan from a local developer.

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Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock dashes fans' hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn't had any contact with John Lydon in five years.

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Chaos erupts at Comic-Con Zombie Walk

People dressed and made up as zombies take part in a traditional Zombie Walk in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

An elderly woman was hit by a car during a Zombie Walk after "zombies" attacked a car attempting to flee the scene.

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Bare burger burglars caught on security camera in Florida

A group of three men wearing only underwear are seen in the kitchen of Doc's Beach House restaurant in Bonita Springs, Florida in this July 20, 2014 handout taken from security camera video released by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime.

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Baby elephant meets a cat

Elephant Meets Cat

Maybe this elephant is more of a dog lover?

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Spider-Man charged with punching police officer

A costumed Spider-Man character attends the Be Amazing Volunteer Day held in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, April 25, 2014.

A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer.