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Cortland assault victim in critical condition; police look for two suspects

Police say assault occurred around 11:15 Tuesday morning on Pine Street in Cortland

photo: Pete Blanchard

Ithaca lawmakers considering adding “utility fee”

Planning and construction efforts require coordination with NYSEG, which has led to delays in some city projects.


Only 1 debate planned for NY governor’s race

A single televised debate will be held in Buffalo.


County health department keeping eye on Ebola

While the risk is low, health officials in the Ithaca area are being proactive in case of any spread of Ebola in the U.S.


NY gov candidates differ on Ebola response

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino is calling for a ban on flights traveling from West Africa to New York to prevent the spread of Ebola.


NY to create bank, help businesses export

New York is creating a new import-export bank based on the federal model that will give financing to New York companies looking to sell products overseas.


Pennsylvania seeks $4.5 million fine against drilling company over pollution

Fine would be largest state has ever imposed against company drilling in Marcellus Shale


With ridership down 25% at Ithaca airport, manager sees “light at end of tunnel”

Manager Mike Hall says there's no reason ridership can't increase to levels historically seen at Ithaca's airport


Prosecutors: Paramedic helped patients, then returned to houses to rob them

German Lobaton will spend 13 years in prison for crimes committed in 2013


Astorino backs away from radio debate, makes Putin comparison

Two debates were scheduled between major party candidates for governor of New York


DCCC backing away from commercial time in 11 House races, including New York 23rd

Race has Republican incumbent Tom Reed running against challenger Martha Robertson

Cornell Engaged

Cornell commits $150 million to get students engaged in communities

Cornell University is launching a $150 million initiative to establish community engagement and real-world problem-solving as key parts of the undergraduate experience.


Cayuga Heights police issue warning about hunting in village

Hunting activity is prohibited; village officials ask anyone who sees hunters to call police


Pa. gunman eludes police again in Poconos

Police searched for hours for Eric Frein, but didn't find gunman accused of Sept. killing of Pa. state trooper


Schumer: Train airport agents to check for Ebola symptoms

Schumer says agents should get training from CDC when working with passengers coming from impacted areas of Africa


Cornell health officials keep eyes on Ebola threat

At beginning of semester, university officials questioned students, members of Cornell community who had traveled, come from impacted areas


Researchers developing tool to help battle Ebola in West Africa

New spreadsheet tool from Weill Cornell Medical College could provide medical professionals with better info in Ebola-affected areas of West Africa


Ithaca looks to add to police force, as police chief talks about city’s crime rate

Police Chief John Barber says there's no reason to be alarmed; says city is dealing with same problems any other city deals with around U.S.


SPCA hits fundraising record during Sunday march

Organization officials say they raised more than $115,000 record hit in 2013


WHCU Health Report: Cutting-edge surgery on animals could benefit people

Veterinary surgeons at Cornell University are taking part in some groundbreaking procedures.

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