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New York, 6 other states get extended waivers under No Child Left Behind

Extension gives states flexibility under education law

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Police report indicates driver in Simeon’s crash “had the ability to stop”

Report gives more details of crash, indicates driver could've taken actions to stop truck

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Cornell professor weighs in on Confederate Flag debate

Cornell law professor speaks out about Supreme Court decision on Texas license plates.


Home rental prices climb across country and in local area

National real estate statistics say rents have risen more than four percent from this time last year.

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Cornell grant paves way for expanded biomedical program

The grant from the Meinig family is being called one of the largest in the history of the University.

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Car fire bottlenecks Route 13 North

A car fire blocked part of Route 13 North on Tuesday.


Ithaca City School District credit rating takes a hit

The services Moody's and Standard and Poor's lowered ICSD's rating from AA to A+ after recent financial struggles.


Reed: Gun control debate after Charleston “misses the mark”

The New York congressman said focus should be on mental health issues in the aftermath of the tragedy.

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Myrick: Dredging of Cayuga Inlet “short couple of years away”

Ithaca's mayor says there's never been as much nailed down about project as there is right now


New details for bottled water recall impacting Wegmans, 13 other brands

Bottling company says E.coli found in water supply June 10, but hasn't been discovered in bottled products

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Husband of prison worker: Convicts would have killed wife “within half hour”

Lyle Mitchell spoke on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday morning

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New York requires companies to change packaging for liquid nicotine

State AG says products need to be in child-resistant packages

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Authorities: Remains, skull found in Syracuse aren’t related

Police releasing more details after two discoveries in two weeks

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Damage estimates climb after floods in Tompkins County

Emergency management officials now say the total amount of damages to local towns could be more than $1 million.

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Ithaca traffic stop leads to discovery of 168 bags of heroin

Drug bust occurred Saturday morning just before 2 a.m. in Ithaca


Cornell brings technical education to underrepresented students

The University says a state grant will allow it to hire staff and tutors to prepare minority and low-income students for college and careers in math and science.

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Police attempt to link items in cabin to escaped murderers

Attorney for prison worker placed on administrative leave says client knew nothing about escape plan


Aid not likely to come to flooded communities in Tompkins

County officials say federal organizations like FEMA aren't usually used to deal with local disaster situations.

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Authorities: Antique book sold to Cornell University was stolen from Sweden

Books have been returned to Sweden after investigation


State board holds final hearing on raising minimum wage for fast-food industry

Board will make recommendation to Governor Andrew Cuomo

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks


The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Miami judge recognizes suspect as middle school classmate


A man charged with burglary is moved to tears when he realizes he went to middle school with the judge assigned to his case.

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This cat doesn’t care about your yoga pose


This adorable cat has mastered the art of passive aggressive protest.

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Car jumps open drawbridge


Talk about distracted driving!