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Proposed 2015 Cortland County budget would include tax increase under state cap

Budget would increase tax levy by 1.9%, factors in additional revenues through casino operations, sales tax collections


Police: Phone scammer in Syracuse makes kidnapping, death threats

On Wednesday alone, police in Syracuse say they received calls from at least five victims


SNOW! First snowfall reported at Adirondack ski area Thursday

First snowfall comes weeks before ski area opens for upcoming season


After Route 79 accident, issue of truck safety gets revisited

A truck driver carrying asphalt lost his brakes coming down Route 79 on the city’s west side Wednesday.


New York teachers sue over test confidentiality

The federal suit was filed in Albany this week by New York State United Teachers.


Newfield dog shot in face signed over to SPCA custody

"This will go a long way to making sure she is mentally healthy," an SPCA official said.


30+ cats, 11 dogs confiscated from Preble home

An elderly woman from Preble had over 30 cats and 11 dogs confiscated from her home after an investigation by the Cortland County SPCA revealed the animals were living in squalor.

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Cuomo uses book to outline political philosophy

The 517-page book goes on sale Tuesday.

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Business owners, city officials meet over struggles on Ithaca Commons, downtown

Thursday's meeting lasted more than two hours at City Hall; meeting was set up after business owners took complaints to city lawmakers last week


Upstate NY pipeline expansion faces opposition

There's opposition to a proposed gas pipeline project in upstate New York.


New charges filed against northern New York couple held in child abduction, abuse case

Couple was arrested after abduction of two Amish girls from northern New York farmstand


Cops: 4 slain include 2 adults, boys ages 7 and 10

Discovery was made Wednesday afternoon in Albany-area suburb of Guilderland


Dump truck loses breaks, crashes downhill in Ithaca

Ithaca Police got a call just before 4 p.m. Wednesday of accident on Hector Street/Route 79


4 Northeast States stand against heroin

Pennsylvania's attorney general says the thriving interstate drug trade is fueling the heroin epidemic plaguing all segments of society, with the drug both cheap and plentiful.


Business group endorses Cuomo

Governor Cuomo has picked up the endorsement of an influential state business group.


Quinnipiac Poll: Cuomo has big lead over Astorino

Governor Cuomo has a big lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino with Election Day a mere month away, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll.


Ithaca continues dredging work

The City of Ithaca is making slow progress to try and dredge its creeks.


Nobel Prize winners in chemistry have ties to Cornell

Americans Eric Betzig, William Moerner both earned Masters, Ph.D. from Cornell


3 asylum-seeking Afghan soldiers due before judge in western New York

Men face deportation for trying to seek asylum in Canada

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