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Proposal would increase New York’s minimum wage to $12.60

Democrats say the minimum hourly wage upstate should rise to $10.50 in 2017 and, two years later, to $12.60.


Ithaca man accused of committing hate crime

A woman told police officers that the man repeatedly called her a racist name.


NY Senator introduces controversial “terrorist registry” bill

The legislation would create a list of tens of thousands of New Yorkers who are being tracked by the FBI.


Report: Cuomo aides received 10% pay bump to start second term

Capital New York reports on pay bump for many long-time aides to governor


Police: More than a dozen dogs killed in upstate kennel fire

Fire happened Sunday morning at 11:15 a.m. at kennel south of Rochester

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Sheriff’s office warns of recent thefts from cars in Tompkins County

Thefts from cars reported in Freeville, Dryden, areas of East Hill


Police presence expected at Trumansburg schools following suspicious incident

Investigation continues after dead deer, "alarming" note found last Wednesday in high school parking lot

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Two arrested for armed robbery at Tioga County McDonald’s

Police say robbery was conspiracy between suspect, restaurant employee

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Lieutenant Governor injured in skiing accident

State's second-in-charge suffered multiple injuries at Whiteface Mountain


Ithaca Gun site given clean bill of health

Local developers plan to construct apartment housing on the former industrial site.


Local business owner: Legalizing MMA in New York would “explode the sport”

A long-standing block on the sport by the State Assembly could be over soon.


Fire forces large family from Cortlandville home

Fire started around 10:30 p.m. at home on Route 41


Radiothon raises $5,350 for United Way

12-hour Radiothon was held Friday, March 6 to raise money for United Way of Tompkins County

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UPDATE: Ithaca firefighters put out North Cayuga Street blaze

The Ithaca Fire Department says the cause of the fire was likely the result of a plumber who was thawing the pipes.


Syracuse coach suspended for rule-breaking

According to the NCAA, Jim Boeheim committed numerous drug, academic, and gifts violations.


Future of city economy may rest with citizens

Ithaca leaders say it's a problem when only residents who speak out are against development projects.

Trumansburg issues “conserve water order” following major main breaks

Residents in Trumansburg are being asked to conserve water until the breaks are repaired.


Water main break reported near Cornell Vet school

It happened at around 6 a.m. on Caldwell Road near the Veterinary College.


Tan pleads not guilty to murder charge; reports surface about where gun was purchased

Cornell student was charged with murder on Feb. 9 in connection with father's death

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Prosecutor strikes back at Sheldon Silver’s claims

Silver was indicted two weeks ago on charges that he received $4 million in kickbacks from law firms for doing political favors.

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This week’s top rock tracks


LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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Ozzy Osbourne to undergo surgery

British musicians Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, arrives at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards 2013 at the Camden Roundhouse in north London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his upcoming Ozzfiesta event in Mexico to undergo surgery.

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Belligerent birds chase people at Florida park

Actress Tippi Hedren, star of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds," poses with Julian Jarrold, center, director of the HBO film "The Girl," and cast member Toby Jones on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hedren's relationship with Hitchcock during the making of the film is the subject of the HBO film "The Girl."

In a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," some out-of-control birds are chasing people at a central Florida park.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Billy Zane mistakenly thanks One Direction fans for support

Billy Zane arrives at the Global Green USA's 12th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Actor Billy Zane pokes fun at the fact he shares a similar name to former One Direction member Zayn Malik in a new video.

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Loose police horse briefly on patrol in downtown Cleveland


The horse stayed on the street during his escape but didn't stop at red lights.