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Check your shoes: Ithaca could soon lift Commons dog ban

In March, full city council will review idea of allowing owners to bring dogs onto Commons

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Lawmaker: State not doing enough for homeless youth

State Senator says New York is cutting funding to help thousands of young runaways

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How cold? Really cold. Wind chills could hit -30 by Friday morning

Dangerously cold temperatures coming to Ithaca area Thursday night, Friday morning

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War of words continues over proposed Cornell student health fee

Students question need for fee, use of revenue brought in; administration says fee is needed to maintain current level of health services

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State hearing Thursday will focus on gas storage plan along Seneca Lake

Outspoken protesters say environmental risks are too great for state to approve project

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Ithaca school bus drivers call for closer look into staff shortage, management practice

School bus drivers at the Ithaca City School District are asking the Board of Education to launch a formal investigation.

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Assembly debates prescription transition

State lawmakers want to push back a deadline for doctors to give out only electronic prescriptions.

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Father of Cornell student had long history of domestic violence, lawyer says

The defense team for the Cornell student accused of murdering his father says the family has suffered from domestic abuse for years.

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Wells College selects new president

Jonathan Gibralter is nationally known for his stances on sustainability and underage drinking.

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Tompkins County talks body cameras for deputies

Proposals to put cameras on local police officers are moving to the next stage

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Arrest made in theft of Mark Twain plaque from Elmira gravesite

The plaque was reported missing from Twain's gravesite on Jan. 2.

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UPDATE: Freeville man charged after four-hour standoff with police

Jesus Rivera, 39, accused of assaulting wife, threatening to kill her, child in Tuesday incident

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Local leaders angle to take down power plant

In a press conference, town officials opposed a state plan to upgrade and continue Cayuga Power Plant's operations.

In a video posted on Instagram Monday, Cornell President David Skorton appeared to tell the students, "The fact that you're pissed off doesn't change the bottom line of the university."

VIDEO: Cornell President David Skorton responds to student protest

"The fact you're pissed off doesn't change the bottom line of the university," Skorton told the students.

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Special election Tuesday for Tompkins County Legislature seat

Glenn Morey, Neil Snyder vying for seat representing portions of Groton, Dryden, Lansing

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Cornell student charged in murder of father

Charles Tan, 19, was charged in connection with death of father at home in Rochester-area Monday night

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Former MLB star Vaughn, business partner make contribution to Ithaca Police

Money comes from former MLB first baseman Mo Vaughn, business partner, who own West Village Apartments

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Cuomo proposes tougher crackdown on delinquent taxes

State says tax program, related suspension of licenses for drivers, has led to $125 million in collections

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

Cuomo defends himself over Albany corruption, makes comparison to Obama, Weiner

Cuomo said to New Yorker that he's no more responsible for Sheldon Silver scandal than President Obama is for Anthony Weiner scandal

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Sheriff: 75-year-old had inappropriate contact with child, young man

Guy DeLong was arrested Friday by Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies

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