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Witness says Skelos’ son threatened to smash his head

Dean and Adam Skelos say they are not guilty.

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Around 30 animals rescued from trailer in Newfield

Officers from the SPCA of Tompkins County say the animals were found in a hoarding situation inside the filthy trailer.


Ithaca’s Green Street Garage undergoes repairs, partially closed

During a routine check of the garage, city workers found one of the top floor beams was deteriorating.

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick speaking at a press conference in January 2014.

Mayor Myrick discusses raises for Common Council and his office

The City of Ithaca’s Mayor says it’s been 6 years since the positions have been given a raise.


UPDATE: Cayuga County authorities make prostitution arrest

Cayuga County police say they're looking for Rochelle Landon, whose last known address was in Newfield, in connection with a prostitution investigation.

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Legislature passes ban on microbeads for Tompkins County

Lawmakers say the ban on microbeads will go into effect 180 days after it's officially passed.


Tioga County woman guilty of sexually abusing kids

Julie Werkheiser, 39, was found guilty of two counts of predatory sexual assault this week in Tioga County Court; she faces up to 25 years in prison


SUNY Cortland hosts town hall on diversity and inclusion

A student group says they want to gather input on how to create a more welcoming environment at the school.

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Cuomo: Rejecting Syrian refugees would let terrorists win

48 Syrian refugees have settled in New York so far this year.


Opponents of Finger Lakes casino rally in Albany

Protesters say the new facility it will take business from a nearby tribal casino and racetrack "racino."


Ithaca Police issue guidelines for waterfowl hunting

IPD officers say while residents and visitors are allowed to go hunting, they can't do it within city limits.


28 prostitution-related arrests made during State Fair

Officials say the defendants include a 39-year-old man who forced two women into sex to pay their drug debt.

Eiffel Tower, Paris. (Sara McCloskey/2013)

Rochester-area high school cancels Paris trip

One of the French chaperones, a member of the military, told the teacher it wasn't safe to go there.

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Myrick: “I’ll do everything in my power to welcome Syrian refugees to Ithaca”

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said via Facebook that he'd work to welcome Syrian refugees to Ithaca; says he'll participate in call with White House today


New York judge denies request by DraftKings, FanDuel

DraftKings, FanDuel had request temporary restraining order to stay up and running in New York; state AG has ruled that websites are illegal gambling


Seneca Co. to offer more clinics after McDonald’s Hepatitis scare

Additional clinics will now be held, after McDonald's employee in Waterloo contracted Hepatitis A; health officials releasing more info about findings


Report: Judge will keep Charles Tan trial record open

In October, mistrial was declared in Charles Tan murder trial; this month, judge dismissed charge against Tan, leading to request from prosecutors

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2 New York lawmakers want Syrian refugees kept out

Governors around U.S. said Monday that they would reject Syrian refugees; Rep. Chris Collins, Assemb. Chris Friend called for New York to do same

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1 dead, 2 injured in Tioga County crash

Authorities say Andrew Leigh, 41, crossed into oncoming lane of traffic on Rte. 38, causing crash early Saturday morning; Leigh was pronounced dead at scene


DraftKings seeks temporary order to continue operating in New York

Operators of DraftKings want temporary restraining order to block state attorney general's push to shut down company, rival FanDuel, from operating in NY

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