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IPD officers explain body camera policy

The Ithaca Police Department officially launched its body camera program Monday.

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State to help Alzheimer’s caregivers with new funding

The $67 million program will help family members and other people who care for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.


Advocacy group objects to transgender policies

Members of the Alliance Defending Freedom say they want a transgender student to stop using boys' restrooms and locker rooms.


SUNY Cortland trains teachers in STEM fields through national program

Students at SUNY Cortland who want to teach in fields of math, science, and technology would then be placed in high-needs districts around the state.

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IPD announces body camera program is a go

The body camera program was officially launched Monday, and will require all officers to wear cameras during police operations.

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TC3 receives grants to bolster Tompkins, Cortland businesses

Local businesses including BorgWarner and Byrne Hollow Farm will hire new workers and continue to train old ones through the SUNY grants.


7 years for man convicted in Lansing home invasion

Prosecutors say Whitley Taylor, 33, entered Lansing home in August of 2014 with accomplice, demanding money; they say Taylor displayed weapon, stole laptop


ELECTION 2015: Race for mayor in City of Ithaca

Incumbent mayor Svante Myrick is squaring off against write-in candidate Phoebe Brown.


TECH MINUTE: Cornell student looks to change hotel business with Maidbot startup

Micah Green says he wants to build a robot maid that can clean hotel rooms without any human assistance.


Northern New York nuclear plant to close

Entergy Corporation announced plans Monday to shut down nuclear plant in Scriba, north of Syracuse; shut down will begin happening in late 2016

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Corruption trial set to begin for former state leader Silver

Sheldon Silver, former state assembly speaker, goes on trial for allegedly receiving bribes while working for NYC law firm; Silver says he'll be cleared


Former state senator wants sentence delayed to take seminar

Malcolm Smith, former state senator from New York City, wants prison sentence delayed for election scheme, so that he can attend seminar on prison time

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Advocates say Uber expansion in New York could kill jobs

Committee for Taxi Safety estimates Uber expansion to upstate cities could put more than 11,000 jobs at risk; Uber currently can not operate outside NYC

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2 hotel projects win approval from Ithaca leaders

In the coming months, there will be construction at Hotel Ithaca and the Holiday Inn Express.


Western New York woman saved after dog goes for help

Woman, 82, got lost while walking with her dog Thursday outside of Buffalo; woman sent dog to get help, was found safe two hours after search began


Cornell study: Crime increases when standard time comes

Cornell Prof. Nick Sanders says numbers reveal that crime rises when Daylight Saving Time ends; he says time change study could be used to make areas safer

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Halloween starts early on the Commons

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance coordinated the festivities on Friday.


Study: $15 minimum wage would cost New York schools $276 million

State Association of School Business Officials says $15 minimum wage in New York would lead to wage increases for more than 30,000 workers


Syracuse bus driver safe after stray bullet hits cell phone

Bullet hit window of Syracuse bus Friday morning, hit bus driver's cell phone located in his chest pocket; bus driver was not injured

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