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Two-year Hanshaw Road reconstruction project faces new delays

In official release, TCAT officials say they are maintaining detours for some routes, after hearing from county highway division officials


Lightning strike knocks out power to homes, offices in Ithaca

A strike of lightning knocked out power to 650 homes in the City of Ithaca Wednesday.

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Judges: Teachout meets NY residency requirement

Zephyr Teachout has survived another attempt by supporters of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to knock her off next month's Democratic Primary ballot.


Audit: School districts fail to limit access to student data

Audit recommends that districts review policies, user rights for employees, outside vendors


Sheriff: Break-ins are “sporadic, all over the place”

Sheriff says they're sharing leads with other police agencies to find those committing break-ins at local businesses this summer

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Organizers say Cayuga Lake fishing tournament could generate millions in revenue

Four-day Bassmaster Elite Series event happens on Cayuga Lake up in Cayuga County


Man sentenced to 20 years for killing father in 2013 shootout

Prosecutors say Michael Buck killed his dad, Joseph, as he fired back at son during shootout in Otsego County


Father to serve six months in jail for accidentally shooting, killing son

Former Rochester Police captain Michael Leach thought his son was intruder when he fired gun at Adirondacks motel in 2012

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Newfield man accused in armed robbery at Turning Stone Casino

Police say Jacob Walsh, 30, robbed cashier around 11:30 Tuesday night; arrest was made shortly after incident

Kristan Cowen, 37, of Meadville, PA, arrested by Cortland County Sheriff's Deputies on August 19, 2014, had mobile meth lab in his car

Pennsylvania man had mobile meth lab in Cortland

A Pennsylvania man was arrested by authorities in Cortland Tuesday after they found a mobile meth lab in his car.

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Ithaca Police swear in three new officers

New members of force sworn in as police officials ask for funding to hire two more officers


Tompkins County to consider adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

Smoking ban in workplaces, restaurants, bars would be modified to include use of e-cigarettes

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Break-ins reported across Ithaca area; police investigate theft at Cornell sailing center

Break-ins reported at Cornell's Sailing Center on East Shore Drive, business on Hanshaw Road in Dryden


100+ workers to lose jobs at central New York plant

Remington Arms is shifting production of two assembly lines from Ilion to Alabama


Good government group files lawsuit, says New York ballot question is deceptive

Common Cause New York says question on redistricting is misleading, should be rejected by state


Cold winter means New York wineries can seek products out-of-state

New York law requires wines to be made with products grown in New York, but cold winter activated provision of state law allowing for help outside New York


Police, sheriffs talk strategies against break-ins

A Tompkins County sheriff's deputy says burglaries and property crimes


No AFL-CIO endorsement for Cuomo

The New York State AFL-CIO on Monday announced the candidates it is endorsing in the fall elections. Notably missing from the list was Cuomo.


Corrections officers honored for saving life of inmate

Award recipients included Sgt. Mark Miller and Officers Robert Butcher, Jay Barrett and John Talcott.


NY political candidates take advantage of multiple party lines

State law allows candidates to run on multiple lines, allowing them to get their names on the ballot two, three, even four times.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top rock tracks


LISTEN: This week's top rock tracks, according to the latest Billboard charts.

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Robert Plant urges Jimmy Page to give up Led Zeppelin reunion

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

Robert Plant has urged his former Led Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page to end his war of words with the singer and concentrate on recording new music.

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Groom turns canceled wedding into charity benefit


A Pittsburgh man whose wedding was called off is making the best of the situation. Instead of getting married he's raising thousands for charity.

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From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer


Invite the whole neighborhood to your cookout, because you're going to have plenty of beer.

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Australian farmers could have world’s woolliest sheep

Six-year-old Shaun the merino sheep may be the world's woolliest sheep. He had likely never been shorn in his life, but was due to have a date with the clippers in the next few days, farmers said.

Shaun the sheep was found wandering the Australian countryside with what is estimated to be a 55 lb coat.