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Gov. Cuomo touting the state's START-UP NY initiative at Cornell University in 2013 (photo by Pete Blanchard)

Siena poll shows status quo for Cuomo in lead over Astorino

Poll shows Cuomo with 56-27 percent lead over GOP challenger

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Tioga County, New York state land settlement for jail problems

County, state will receive $100,000 payments from Pa. company accused of under-staffing jails in 13 counties

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Cortland County couple accused of abandoning pets

A Town of Willet couple is facing animal cruelty charges for allowing their male Pitbull to suffer from a serious skin infection.

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Newfield man pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charge

Jeffrey Wood, 39, was visibly emotional at his appearance in Newfield Town Court Thursday.

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Cuomo: NY acting with ‘utmost precaution’

The governor says New York is acting with "the utmost precaution" following a report of a possible plot against U.S. subway systems.

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“Collegetown Crossings” gets City’s approval

A project long in the works for Collegetown in Ithaca has gotten final approval from the City’s Planning Board.

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Gas prices falling, could soon be below $3 in some states

The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.

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Judge dismisses teachers’ challenge to NY tax cap

A judge has dismissed a legal challenge to New York's property tax cap from the state's largest teachers union.

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“Mutual Aid” system helps extinguish Newfield fire

Cooperation between local fire departments helped extinguish a Wednesday afternoon fire in Newfield.

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“Commons Cash Mob” planned Thursday

A special event is planned for this evening on the Ithaca Commons, with the goal of helping businesses on the pedestrian mall as the reconstruction project continues.

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IPD investigating purse snatching

Ithaca Police are investigating a robbery that occurred early Thursday morning on the 800 block of East Buffalo Street in the City.

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Police investigate two early morning burglaries at Ithaca homes

In both incidents, victims woke up to find suspect inside their bedroom

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Ithaca Community Police Board concludes investigation into incident involving teens, police sergeant

Investigation results will not be made public; board must maintain confidentiality

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18 year old pleads guilty to indictment stemming from October 2013 stabbings in Ithaca

Two people indicted on multiple charges relating to a stabbing spree at the West Village Apartments in October of last year pleaded guilty this week in Tompkins County Court.

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NY officials confirm enterovirus D68 spread

State health officials say a respiratory virus affecting children around the country has been confirmed throughout New York state.

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Emergency job absence for NY Firefighters OK’d

New York state has amended its labor law to authorize job absences by volunteer firefighters and ambulance personnel during declared states of emergency.

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Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead over Astorino

A new poll shows Democrat Andrew Cuomo continues to hold a big lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino in New York's governor's race.

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Two Ithaca teens charged in paintball attacks on Cornell campus

Cornell officials released more details about incidents in Wednesday press release

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Supporters, opponents of casino in Southern Tier gather at Hotel Ithaca

First hours of casino hearing in Ithaca focused on comments from supporters of plans in Broome, Seneca, Tioga counties

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Food hub opens in Groton, connecting small farmers with distributors

A new fresh food hub opens in Groton today.

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Led Zeppelin plagiarism case to be heard in Pa.

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

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One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart.

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