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Assembly minority leader sponsors emergency medical marijuana legislation

The proposal would give immediate aid to families of patients in need of medical marijuana with "progressive and degenerative" conditions.


Haynes: “I just did one of the worst things you could ever do”

Court documents reveal events before and after Friday's crash in Cortland County that left a six-year-old girl dead.


Suspicious device discovered on Cornell campus

Police, fire, and EMS crews were on site at Clark Hall Tuesday afternoon as the University issued a community alert.

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November trial date set for indicted ex-NY Assembly speaker

Outside court, Sheldon Silver said he was glad a trial date was set because he's looking forward to being vindicated by a jury.

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United Way of Tompkins County raises $2.1 million

United Way President James Brown said despite a sluggish economy, they still met their goal.


Cortland company faces more than $100k in fines for safety violations

OSHA officials inspected Marietta plant in November, found multiple safety violations

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick speaking at a press conference in January 2014.

Mayor Myrick announces re-election bid

Svante Myrick says he plans to run an active campaign, knocking on the door of every voter in the city.


NY sheriff: Killing of 15 loose bison was correct call

An upstate New York sheriff stands by his decision to have 15 runaway bison shot and killed last week/

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UFC fighter Jones turns himself in, released after booking on felony charge

Jon "Bones" Jones turned himself into police Monday night in connection with Sunday hit-and-run accident


Ithaca Police arrest three teens driving stolen vehicle

They face charges including grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and criminal possession of a weapon.


Tompkins Financial lays out “aggressive” construction schedule for proposed 7-story HQ

One of the biggest challenges of the project will be finding 300 parking spaces for their employees.

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick in a walking tour of the Commons Monday.

Lt. Gov. Hochul tours Ithaca Commons: “It’s tough for businesses”

“It’s tough for the businesses, we get that, but the end is in sight.”

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Siena poll shows New Yorkers not convinced on ethics reform in Albany

Poll shows 2/3 of New York believe new ethics laws will have no impact on corruption problem in Albany

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Police: Pot found in car linked to Jon “Bones” Jones hit-and-run

Police in New Mexico want to talk with Jones about Sunday accident

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Two children in car during fatal DWI crash recovering; father could face more charges

Daniel Haynes III, 29, of Virgil, charged with vehicular homicide


Myrick on Ithaca Commons: Higher occupancy rate than before construction

Construction work continues on the Ithaca Commons, with chain-link fences lining the middle of the pedestrian mall, as crews try…

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UFC fighter, Southern Tier native Jones wanted in connection with hit-and-run

Police in New Mexico want to talk to Jones about Sunday morning accident


Central New York man indicted for assault for causing I-81 bus crash

Police say Robert Tarbell was drunk, left car parked sideways on I-81 before crash


Cornell to wrap up Charter Day celebration with Monday ceremony

More than 40 events held between Friday, Monday, to celebrate 150th anniversary of signing of school's charter

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This week’s top rock tracks

Zac Brown as Zac Brown Band performs during Music Midtown 2014 at Piedmont Park on Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014, in Atlanta.

LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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WATCH: Getting married by The Rock


It's normal to cry at weddings, but you'll laugh at this one too.

in Weird

Foiled by a hat


A man evading police almost got away - if it wasn't for his lost hat.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’


Coldplay teams up with the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a hilarious musical version of the hit HBO show to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

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Mom shames daughter for inappropriate Facebook profile


After Val Starks found her 13-year-old daughter's secret profile - posing in her bra and claiming to be 19 - she set the record straight and the video has gone viral.