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Advocates call on Cuomo to push minimum wage hike

Supporters of a higher minimum wage want New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to push the issue in a lame-duck legislative session before Republicans take control of the state Senate next year.

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IC, SUNY Cortland prepare for annual Cortaca Jug football game

The annual Cortaca Jug football game is just a few days away and coaches for both sides of the field held a joint press conference Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s rivalry game.


Cayuga Heights police report increase in burglaries

Police say burglars are targeting ground floor apartments at complexes and making entry through unlocked windows.


Rescue Mission officials talk increase in heroin overdoses in Ithaca, upstate

Rescue Mission officials say they're aware of increase in heroin problem across upstate cities, including Ithaca

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Man reportedly robbed, assaulted on Ithaca College campus

Incident reported around 9:30 Monday night outside Terrace 12 on IC campus

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Veterans honored during ceremonies in Ithaca, at Cornell

Ceremonies drew big crowds inside Dewitt Park, Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell

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Two people busted for making meth in Cortland County

Meth-making materials were discovered by officers Tuesday morning, who responded to calls of suspicious activity


New York woman sentenced for kidnapping mother, child

Prosecutors say Billie Jo Ribble assaulted guard at hospital, escaped, forced woman to drive her to New York at knifepoint


More layoffs reported at upstate New York plant

Remington Arms plant continues layoffs, as operations shift to Alabama

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Cortaca jug game to bring increased police presence in Ithaca

Officers from Ithaca College and the Ithaca Police Department will be increasing patrols this weekend.

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Trumansburg man arrested for role in mobile meth lab

Joshua Edward Donahue was arrested this week on three felony meth-related charges,


Schumer pushing transit tax benefit

Sen. Charles Schumer says it's unfair that a federal tax break provides a bigger benefit for people who drive to work than for people who use mass transit.


Schumer wants children kept from eating gel pods

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling for better packaging to keep children from eating dishwasher and laundry detergent gel pods.


Solar Tompkins doubles residential solar power

Solar Tompkins, a non-profit group based in the County that aims to increase the number of homes powered by renewable energy, has surpassed a key goal announced earlier this year.


Price Chopper chain changing name to Market 32

The Price Chopper supermarket chain plans to change the name of its 135 stores in six states to Market 32 in a $300 million rebranding move.


Controversial gas storage project gets DEC permit

There was some movement this week for a controversial gas storage project along Seneca Lake.


60 years later, Ithaca soldier killed in Korean War identified

Remains of Army Sgt. Michael J. Barra were identified through various methods, including examination of DNA samples from sister, brother

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Upstate sergeant resigns after video shows him cursing at, slapping man

Shawn Glans resigned days after video made rounds on web, received national attention


Ithaca area to remember those who served with Veterans Day events

Veterans Day ceremonies planned throughout Ithaca, Finger Lakes on Tuesday

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Cornell’s Schafer suspended one game for post-game comments

Schafer's comments came following game misconduct for hit on forward Cole Bardreau, altercation on ice following game

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