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Ithaca man sentenced to three years in prison on drug charges

William "Bizz" Hunter III faces three years in state prison on six drug charges.


Cayuga Inlet closed Tuesday for hydrilla treatments

The treatment will attempt to further roll back the growth of hydrilla in Cayuga Lake.

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Western NY assemblyman is switching parties

He says his values are "more in step" with Democrats.


Two women pass Army’s Ranger School, first female graduates

The women and 94 men passed the tough 62-day course.


Neglected horse in Tioga County expected to recover

Humane society officials say they've already raised nearly $2,000 for medical care and food for the horse.


TC Animal Control issues warning about loose dogs in Danby

Officials say two dogs are traveling together and have caused damage to livestock in the Danby area.

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Renowned Cornell theater professor passes away

University officials say retired theater professor Stephen Cole made his mark in acting locally and nationally.


$360K shortfall develops for Tompkins County Sheriff’s office

Money is needed to cover overtime costs in department's road patrol, corrections divisions, as well as to cover board-out costs for inmates


Upstate New York man on trial for making X-ray weapon

Prosecutors say Glendon Scott Crawford's plan was to use weapon to kill people at mosque, Islamic center; attorney says whole thing was elaborate FBI plot

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Police: Central New York couple left two kids in hot car while shopping

Police say children, ages 4, 9, were left inside of car while couple shopped at Wal-Mart store in Oswego County; kids were left in van for about 25 minutes


IPD set to open new branch in Ithaca’s West End

Police say the new West End District Office would have much the same function as the current IPD Headquarters on Clinton Street.


Tioga County deputies rescue neglected horse

Deputies say the horse is severely underweight and is suffering from several medical issues.


Business group weighs in on $15 minimum wage for fast food

Business Council of New York State filed formal objections, recommendations with NYS Labor Department; says fast-food industry should've been consulted


TECH MINUTE: Cornell study says twin suns could be norm for exoplanets

Scientists say planets orbiting two stars could be more common than previously thought, but difficult to find.


Police still searching for the killer in 30-year-old case

The 20-year-old college student was found dead in a cornfield in Ovid.


Teen girls injured in Hector ATV accident

The ATV crash happened Sunday afternoon, according to Trumansburg Fire officials.


Accused ISIS sympathizer heads to court

The unemployed 44-year-old will be arraigned on a grand jury indictment on Monday.


Town of Ithaca supports raising minimum wage to $14 an hour

New York State's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour at the end of the year.


State police looking for missing man with dementia

Police say he was last seen Friday afternoon in the town of Cincinnatus.


1 killed, 2 injured in Sunday morning crash

Authorities say accident happened around 3:45 Sunday morning along McLean-Cortland Road; back seat passenger was killed after being ejected from car

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