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Seward: I’ll give 2016 Congressional run “serious thought”

15-term Republican senator says he'll "make a decision down the road" on possible Congressional run

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Attorney General: Amber alerts now available through Facebook

Good news for the social media-savvy in New York state: you’ll now be able to get amber alerts through Facebook.


State audit: New York schools failing to report violence

Report from state comptroller's office found that schools around New York are misrepresenting, failing to report acts of violence

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As interim superintendent takes over, Groton community speaks out

School board meeting Monday drew several dozen members of public, who voiced support for football coaches who weren't re-hired after this past season

Danby House

Details of Danby standoff still unclear, as support grows for more investigation

Elected officials, members of public are weighing in on standoff, as questions surround whether law enforcement took proper steps during incident in Danby

White House

Pataki trip to New Hampshire fuels speculation on presidential run

Former New York Governor George Pataki wrapped up two-day trip to New Hampshire Monday

Tioga Downs Casino & Racing (WENY-TV)

State board to vote Tuesday on future of Southern Tier casino proposal

Governor has asked board to reconsider putting expanded casino in Southern Tier; board will vote Tuesday on whether to re-open bidding process

Gov. Cuomo touting the state's START-UP NY initiative at Cornell University in 2013 (photo by Pete Blanchard)

Cuomo to combine budget, State of the State address

Governor's speech next Wednesday will focus on state budget proposal, initiatives for 2015

Danby House

Public calls for independent investigations into Danby standoff; law enforcement give hour-by-hour account

The Tompkins County Legislature’s Public Safety Commission held a hearing Monday night to discuss the recent fatal standoff in the town of Danby.


Schumer makes public pitch for Jets to keep camp in Cortland

Schumer says he's spoken with Jets owner Woody Johnson about keeping the team's summer camp in Cortland

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Snowy Monday leads to accidents on Ithaca roadways

One person injured in crash on Snyder Hill Road; dispatchers report number of accidents


Former Homer PTO president charged with fraud

Kurt Kleefeld is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing money from school accounts.


Gas prices at lowest levels since 2009; New Yorkers still paying more than much of nation

Some gas stations in Ithaca reporting prices below $2.50/gallon; New York average at $2.59/gallon

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Police: Man drove drunk at 100 mph, hit six cars in Cayuga County chase

Police say Brandon Carroll drove over lawns, damaged six cars in early Sunday morning incident


4+ feet of snow falls on northern New York; more snow expected Monday

Heavy snow has fallen in previous days in parts of Jefferson County, where more than 54 inches of snow has been recorded


False alarm brings emergency crews to Ithaca’s airport

Airport officials say detector went off on inbound flight; no problems found on plane

Cayuga Power Plant

Crews need 90 minutes to put out fire at Lansing power plant

Fire was reported around 2 a.m. Sunday at Cayuga Power Plant

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New York lawmakers back to work for two-day session this week

Light load of topics for lawmakers after 2015 session started last Wednesday


Cuomo makes administration changes to start second term

Governor appoints new top aide, new budget director for state


Ithaca family: Community response to fire is “moving emotionally”

Heather Swift, Brian Baker, and their two children were forced to flee their home before a fire burned it to the ground in December.

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