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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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Owners of Chapter House announce rebuilding project

The process will involve tearing down the Chapter House and rebuilding it.

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Stem cell research funding still held up by state

Scientists say they hope the delay doesn't mean the state no longer prioritizes stem cell research.

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UPDATE: Charges pending for man after fall inside Robert Treman park

Accident happened around 11 a.m. Saturday inside Robert Treman State Park; man was airlifted to Packer Hospital

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Officers receive award for work on stabbing case

The five men received the IPD's Officer of the Month Award Monday.

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Cortland grad reported killed in Long Island crash

23-year-old Brittney Schulman has been reported dead after a drunk driver crashed into the limo she was riding in.

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Tompkins County Jail expansion underway

Tompkins County jail project started roughly three weeks ago; officials hopeful project can be completed by early winter

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Ithaca hosts convention of New York firefighters

Convention will run through Thursday; economic impact expected to hit $125,000

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State approves addition of Joan Weill name at northern NY college

Family has donated millions to Cornell, holds naming rights to Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC; family name likely to be added to Paul Smith's College

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Tax cap set to drop again for New York

According to the state comptroller, the tax cap will be at its lowest level since 2012.

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Lockheed Martin to buy Sikorsky for $9 billion

Company has facilities in Tioga County and Syracuse area; deal is expected to be closed at end of 2015 or in early 2016

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$48M animal terminal at JFK airport will include Cornell clinic

Private facility is set to open next year, will handle more than 70,000 animals that fly out of Kennedy airport each year

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State corrections employee charged in central New York shooting

Shooting happened Sunday morning in Chenango County; suspect charged with attempted murder

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1.1 million added to New York’s Medicaid rolls

Medicaid costs in New York total $63.5 billion this year

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