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Groups make latest pitch, use inflatable duck, to get toxic chemicals out of toys

Group took their message to State Capitol in Albany Wednesday

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Cortland County lawmaker says they don’t have money to meet TC3 funding increase

Cortland County lawmakers say they're not sure they'll be able to afford another increase in funding that the college requested this year.

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New York State ranks first in nation for teenage drivers

A study by WalletHub says New York's driver education, driving laws, and age restrictions make it one of the safest places for teens on the road.

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Wood back in court after probation violations

The Newfield man who shot a dog and left it to die last fall could face more jail time if he violates probation again.

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New York seeks to regulate tattoo industry, mandate single-use needles

Bill would put tougher regulations on tattoo, piercing studios when it comes to supplies used

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43 applicants for New York’s medical marijuana program

Groups are seeking to grow, process, distribute drug under New York guidelines

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Mom of escaped prisoner: “I don’t want nothing to do with him”

Mother of David Sweat was interviewed by Press & Sun Bulletin Tuesday

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Police: Cortland County man barricaded himself inside home, escaped, then turned himself in

Police were on scene at home for more than 12 hours Monday night, Tuesday morning

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Fireworks organizers call for help from the community

Organizers of Ithaca's yearly Community Fireworks event say they want to raise $20,000 for the event in the next three weeks.

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Small fire closes SPCA Annex at Ithaca Mall

People and animals were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after smoke filled the shop.

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UPDATE: Police converge on town in search of escaped prisoners

State and federal law enforcement are searching a rural town after sightings of men who could be David Sweat and Richard Matt.

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Committee gives recommendation for old library site

The committee decided on a recommendation for a developer that focuses on senior housing.

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Investigation continues into Collegetown cat poisonings

Officials at the SPCA of Tompkins County say they haven't gotten any new cases of sick cats since last week.

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O’Mara supports longer wait times for parole hearings

The State Senator's new bill would increase times between possible hearings from every two years to up to five.

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Lengthy police response at Cortland County home ends without incident

Police presence started at Cuyler home Monday night

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Dog abandoned outside SPCA in Syracuse hit, killed by cars

Animal was left outside shelter, but broke away from leash before running into road

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Police enter fourth day of searches for escaped killers in northern New York

Police interviewed employee at prison Monday, questioned her about possible role in escape

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Police: 15-year-old girl hit by car in Cayuga County

Incident happened Monday night during heavy rain storm

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform at the Wellchild concert watched by Prince Harry

Featuring: Lady Gaga
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 08 Jun 2015
Credit: David Sims/WENN.com

Lady Gaga, Governor Cuomo team up for op-ed for campus sexual assaults

Op-ed calls for expanded policies on response to sexual assaults at private colleges, universities in New York

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Parents to make push for faster medical marijuana program in New York

Parents will make their case to state lawmakers Tuesday in Albany

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Miami judge recognizes suspect as middle school classmate

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A man charged with burglary is moved to tears when he realizes he went to middle school with the judge assigned to his case.

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This cat doesn’t care about your yoga pose

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This adorable cat has mastered the art of passive aggressive protest.

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Car jumps open drawbridge

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Talk about distracted driving!