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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.


Two men sentenced for dumping concrete waste into Susquehanna River

The company was fined $500,000 for the contamination.

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New York soldiers heading to Iraq as part of latest deployments

The New York soldiers, based at Fort Drum, will be deploying in the coming weeks to train, advise Iraqi forces


Changes to allow chickens in Ithaca could come up this fall

City officials say some residents are already raising chickens anyway despite laws prohibiting them in Ithaca.

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Council passes health plan for Ithaca officer Anthony Augustine

Ithaca city council members unanimously approved city-funded health care plan for Officer Anthony Augustine, who was wounded on duty in 2012

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Toxicology results reveal prison escapee was drunk when killed

Richard Sweat's blood alcohol was more than twice the level of intoxication for drunken driving.


Tompkins County naturalizes 25 new citizens

The applicants were from 16 different countries.


New York ranks high for more student debt, unemployment

The study by WalletHub ranks New York seventh-highest among all states for numbers of student debt.


Governor celebrates progress at solar panel factory in Buffalo

The solar project will create 3,000 jobs in the region.


Cortland Mayor: 2016 budget focuses on enhancing the city

City lawmakers have until November 15 to approve the budget.


Civil War prison site being reconstructed in Elmira

Organizers hope the building will be become a museum and learning center.

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