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Tops supermarkets to shut down 27 in-store pharmacies, including Ithaca, Cortland

Pharmacy locations in Ithaca, Cortland shutting down inside Tops stores

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Snow hammers western New York, forces closure of Thruway

Some forecasts call for up to five feet of snow by time storm system moves through

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Groups say restaurant, other tipped workers should make full minimum wage in New York

Groups made pitch one day after state board recommended raising minimum wage for tipped workers to $7/hour

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Dryden restaurant robbed by woman with knife

An armed robbery of a Dryden Chinese restaurant has police still searching for a suspect.

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President proposes publicly-funded community college in U.S.

Proposal likely faces stiff opposition; President Obama to expand on proposal during Friday speech

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Macy’s set to close 14 stores, including 2 in upstate New York

Closest to Ithaca is ShoppingTown Mall in Syracuse area

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NY panel considering higher wage for tipped workers

A state board is considering recommending a proposal to boost the wage paid to servers to $7 an hour from $5 an hour.

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Flu widespread in New York; health officials urge vaccination, precautions

Health officials say the flu is rampant in most of the country and could peak soon.

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Candor man collected unemployment benefits while holding steady job

Thane King collected unemployment benefits while working at a Spencer grocery store.

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Ithaca mayor delivers “state of the city” address, focuses on drug use in city, affordable housing

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick delivered his annual State of the City address at Wednesday night’s Common Council meeting.

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Court upholds New York law regarding vaccines for school children

Parents challenged requirement on religious grounds

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New York nearing decision on minimum wages for servers, other tipped workers

Board is considering what to recommend to state labor commissioner regarding wages for workers who collect tips

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Top New York lawmaker says NYC mayor should “be more sensitive” about police

Comments by Republican Dean Skelos were critical of Mayor Bill de Blasio following ambush deaths of two NYC officers last month

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Wife tells story of Danby standoff, says husband was “not coming out of there alive”

Melissa Cady tells WENY-TV her account of story, says she doesn't blame law enforcement, who she says "destroyed her home"

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Cortland murder suspect arraigned on manslaughter charge

Ardell Holmes had eluded police for months until he was found in Florida.

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Cornell men’s hockey goalie nominated for top college ice hockey award

Mitch Gillam has been nominated for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award, considered the Heisman trophy of college hockey.

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Ithaca schools make switch to two-hour delay

District will operate on two-hour delay due to cold weather

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One person extracted from car following I-81 accident

Firefighters from Cortlandville extracted one person from a wrecked car after a multiple vehicle accident on I-81 North.

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Tompkins lawmaker: I “can’t support” diverting truck traffic onto Route 13

A public meeting will be held next Thursday night at Ithaca Town Hall to discuss the proposals.

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Lawmakers to review police handling of Danby standoff

Lawmakers in Tompkins County want to review the response to a stand-off in Danby last week, which ended when a man committed suicide.

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