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2 charged in rape investigation in Tompkins County

Jeffrey Ponton, 46, and Leslie Youst, 18, were arrested Sunday after report of alleged sexual assault

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Poll: Majority of New Yorkers want full-time lawmakers, ban on outside income

Siena Research Institute poll found 89% of New Yorkers believe corruption is a problem in state government; 60% want full-time legislature, ban on outside employment

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1 week ago

IC professor says Zika virus is no cause for alarm to New Yorkers

A case of the Zika virus has been reported in the Rochester area, but a local expert says the public shouldn’t be concerned.


1 week ago

Uber steps up efforts to expand in upstate New York

Ride-hailing app Uber says if you attempt to access app in upstate New York, you'll get link to sign petition calling for expansion outside New York City


1 week ago

Tompkins County Democrats weigh in on primary season

Local Democrats say they're happy with their party's campaigns, but aren't supporting any one candidate just yet.

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1 week ago

Red Cross assisting residents displaced in Lansing fire

Fire started early Sunday morning at Meadows at Ithaca Townhomes on Graham Road; no injuries were reported


1 week ago

New York to hold webinar for health officials on Zika virus

Nine cases have been confirmed in New Yorkers who returned to state from countries where virus is actively being transmitted


2 weeks ago

Cornell to combine three schools into new business school

Despite displeasure from some alumni, faculty over proposal, Cornell trustees voted unanimously Saturday to move forward with proposal


2 weeks ago

3 black New York college students claim bias assault on bus

Three black female students at University at Albany say group of 10-12 white men, women, harassed them, used racial slurs during attack

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2 weeks ago

Authorities use billboards to counter New York’s corruption problem

Digital billboard ads in Albany urge people to report corruption among politicians; idea stems from anti-corruption task force


2 weeks ago

28 ticketed in Cortland underage drinking sting

Operation was carried out Friday night at bars in downtown Cortland


2 weeks ago

Groton man suspected of arson dies from injuries

Police say the man died from his injuries more than a week after the fire, which police say was arson.


2 weeks ago

Two arrested after Dryden man’s murder in Georgia park

Two New Yorkers are in custody in Georgia for allegedly killing a Dryden man in a Georgia national park.

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2 weeks ago

Heroin forum focuses on treatment

The forum at the Tompkins County Public Library is part of an ongoing outreach plan to address what local leaders and law enforcement have said is a growing heroin epidemic.

Moravia fire from Owasco fire dept

2 weeks ago

Firefighters from 4 counties called to Moravia fire Thursday

Fire was reported before 1 p.m. Thursday at home in Moravia; crowd-funding site established to assist family


2 weeks ago

Ithaca area far from normal snowfall totals, forecasters say

So far this winter, snowfall totals in Ithaca have only reached around eight inches, far short of normal.


2 weeks ago

Rebuild plans move forward for Chapter House Pub

City board approved plans for rebuild of iconic Chapter House Pub, which was torn down after fire last April


2 weeks ago

Lansing schools defend budget choices after audit

A state audit says the Lansing School District overtaxed residents and kept more money than is allowed.


2 weeks ago

2 indicted in Schuyler County sexual assault of teen

Jeffrey Forner, 21, and Aaron Bowen, 22, face rape, criminal sexual act charges for incident in August 2015


2 weeks ago

New York, 12 other states get fed reminder on testing

U.S. Education Department wrote to New York education leaders, asking for plans on how they will increase participation in standardized tests this school year

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