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City officials await report on lead at Ithaca Falls

Lead levels in the soil were revealed to be elevated when soil was tested in June.


Logano budgets fuel, wins at Watkins Glen

One week after running out of fuel late in race, Joey Logano redeemed himself with victory; win was Logano's second of the weekend


UPDATE: Police identify 4 killed in Adirondacks plane crash

Flight was headed to Rochester from airport in Adirondacks when it crashed Friday night

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Police: 2-year-old dies after babysitter fractures skull

Days after incident, police said this weekend that child died; 33-year-old babysitter could soon face additional charges


New York firefighters sent to help with western wildfires

New York firefighters will spend two weeks helping put out fires in California, Oregon and Washington


4 dead in Adirondacks plane crash

Plane crash occurred Friday night just before 6 p.m.; investigation continues into crash

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State health officials reveal measures to combat Legionnaires’ outbreak

Officials say they'll be checking around the entire state for Legionnaires' disease, free of charge.

Members of CWA Local 1111 gather outside of the Verizon store in Ithaca.

Union members say Verizon isn’t doing enough for customers and workers

CWA’s contract ended on August 1, but they agreed to continue working during negotiations instead of striking.


First Republican debate yields no clear results

Polls show not much has changed following the Thursday night debate, with Donald Trump still leading the Republican field.


Crowds grow for NASCAR weekend in Watkins Glen

Weekend of racing ends Sunday with NASCAR's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen; estimates are 100,000 people will come to Watkins Glen through the weekend


Airline company says LaGuardia changes won’t affect upstate flights

Officials from Delta Airlines say lifting of a long-standing limitation on flight distance doesn't mean they'll be reducing flights to upstate airports.


Men who smuggled marijuana from Canada to NY convicted

Prosecutors say the two men smuggled over 11 tons of marijuana across New York's northern border.


Firefighter training facility up and running in Lansing

The firefighter training tower will be used for live training in the fall.

From left, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, and New York State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton

Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand split on Iran deal

Schumer becomes most senior Democrat in Washington to go against White House on Iran deal; Gillibrand announced support early Thursday night


Woman gets prison time for selling, stealing gun in shooting of Ithaca officer

Ciera Bennett was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison Thursday; Bennett was accused of stealing gun, selling it for drugs in Elmira

Hospice of Tompkins County Women Swimmin  © Jon Reis.

Women Swimmin’ in Cayuga Lake to support hospicare

The event is fundraising for services not covered by Medicare or private insurance.


New York expands ban on synthetic marijuana

Lawmakers say they're tightening restrictions on synthetic marijuana to keep up with lawbreakers.

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New murals grace walls of Collegetown parking garage

Officials say the murals in the garage show Ithaca is committed to beautifying all kinds of public spaces.


Tompkins County Republicans get ready for first TV debate

The county party hasn't formally thrown supported behind a candidate.

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State police start Speed Week campaign

Last year, 22,000 traffic tickets were issued. About half were for speeding.

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