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Census: Tompkins sees population growth, neighboring counties see declines

Tompkins County saw its population increase by roughly 0.3% between July 2013, 2014

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19 charged after fight at Southern Tier high school

Fight happened last Wednesday at school in Elmira

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5 high-profile responses to Cornell controversy over group’s video

Some stood behind Cornell Wednesday; others called it "extreme liberalism"

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Ithaca schools’ 2015 budget easier to swallow

2014 was a tough budget year for taxpayers in the Ithaca City School District, but school officials say 2015 is looking better.

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NY speaker: Minimum wage hike should be a part of budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says a minimum wage increase must be “on the table”…

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Cornell lays out economic opportunities for Board of Trustees

In a presentation Wednesday, members of the school's Committee for University Relations described plans on how to grow Cornell's current and future programs.

Cornell President David Skorton delivering the State of the University Address during alumni weekend, Saturday, June 7, 2014

Skorton criticizes “shoddy piece of journalism”

"Project Veritas, the organization behind this shoddy piece of “journalism” has been repeatedly vilified for dishonest, deceitful activity."

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Cornell comes under fire for official’s comments on ISIS, visit to campus

Video done by group positions Cornell assistant dean in favor of visit by ISIS fighter for "training camp"

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Caroline to discuss future of ambulance service for town

A public meeting will be held Wednesday night to try and determine how one town will move forward with its ambulance…

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State considers proposal to give tax credits to music industry

Proposal would give music production companies up to 35 percent tax credits

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Report: 55 percent of Alzheimer’s patients aren’t given diagnosis

Many doctors who diagnose their patients with Alzheimer’s disease fail to tell the patient the news.

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New state law could loosen regulations on local sales of fireworks

The Tompkins County Legislature is considering a resolution to allow the sale of sparklers at certain times of the year.

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Local man arrested after proximity to two separate crimes

Phillip Campbell of Dryden was arrested by Ithaca Police after being found near the scenes of two separate incidents.

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City victorious in discrimination lawsuit

A federal court threw out a lawsuit Tuesday filed by former IPD officer Douglas Wright back in 2012.

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MMA star Rousey meets with Cuomo to discuss legalizing sport

Ronda Rousey said Monday that governor expressed support for legalizing sport

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Binghamton’s police chief place on leave after sexual harassment claims

Chief Joseph Zikuski is accused of harassing officer in Binghamton Police Department

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Barn fire shuts down Route 79 west of Ithaca

Fire was spotted just before 3 a.m. Tuesday along Route 79

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Southern Tier highway boss admits taking $65k from town

Roger Burlew, former highway superintendent in Erin, Chemung County, admitted to taking goods, services for private business

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Cuomo spokeswoman: “Nothing has changed” on ethics promise

Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he won't sign state budget without some sort of deal on ethics reform

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