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A woman was struck and killed by a car in Tompkins County late Sunday night.  Authorities responded to an area on North Street in Dryden just before 11 p.m. after a sedan, traveling north, appare...read more
A Tompkins County man will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a child less than 15 years old.  Judge John Rowley sentenced 54 year-old Michael Ruffino of Freeville on char...read more
Trumansburg, NY - The Finger Lakes GrassRoots festival continues their extensive history of community giving this week with a ticket drive to benefit the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes.&nb...read more
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in identifying a man that reportedly entered a school in the Newfield School District on two separate occassions after business hours...read more
Ithaca Police are looking for two people labelled as "persons of interest" in connection with a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning at the West Village Apartment complex. A man was shot in t...read more
A Cortland woman that admitted to stealing near a quarter-of-a-million dollars from her former employer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.  Pamela Johnson stole 247-THOUSAND dollars from Tomp...read more
The investigative record of the tragic accident involving a truck that crashed into Simeon's Restaurant and killed a pregnant bartender, one year ago, contains information that was previously not divu...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed talked Monday about the flooding that again has impacted his 23rd Congressional District [audio:6161565450-ReedJune15flooding.mp3] [/audio] Reed was asked if he had received any...read more
          The American Red Cross continues to play a key role in assisting those affected by weekend flooding throughout out parts of the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tie...read more
Bloomberg Philanthropies, today, will issue a check for one-hundred million dollars for construction of the first academic building on the campus of Cornell Tech in New York City. The building will be...read more
Ithaca City officials are concerned about the wild parties that are occurring at night in the Six Mile Creek Natural Area.  City Clerk Julie Holcomb told the Ithaca Voice, Wednesday, that 100 peo...read more
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A swift-moving series of thunderstorms struck the Finger Lakes Monday afternoon causing widespread power outages impacting thousands of customers. Bob Pass is a spokesman for NYSEG:  [audio:6081...read more
Unlocked vehicles are being targeted by thieves in Trumansburg where a dozen larcenies have taken place in the past two weeks. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is reminding the public to remove ...read more
A 34 year old man has been arrested by Cornell University Police for allegedly placing a video camera in a women's dormitory bathroom.  The camera was discovered in the first floor women's bathro...read more
The driver behind the wheel of an out-of-control tractor trailer that smashed into an Ithaca restaurant, last summer, killing a bartender and her unborn baby, will not face any criminal charges. ...read more
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the pedestrian that was struck and killed by a car while crossing West Danby Road in Newfield Sunday morning. 36 year old Michael Goodrich...read more
Still no details on a person that was struck and killed by a car in Tompkins County Sunday morning.  The accident happened at 8 a.m. in the 12-hundred block of West Danby Road, between County Rou...read more
An Ithaca couple faces assault charges after they allegedly stabbed each other.  When police arrived to an apartment complex in the 200 block of South Geneva Street early Sunday morning, 45 year ...read more
The driver of a tractor trailer that smashed into an Ithaca Restaurant last June and killed a woman bartender, recently, entered a guilty plea to multiple charges including unreasonable speed, defec...read more
Ithaca Police have identified the person that jumped into the Ithaca Falls on Tuesday and drowned.  A forensic dental identification was used to positively identify the person as 60 year old Will...read more
The Washington State man that was behind the wheel of the tractor-trailer that crashed into Simeon's Restaurant last June has pleaded guilty to all charges he faced in Ithaca Town Court. Viacheslav Gr...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office and the National Weather Service in Binghamton have issued a frost advisory, effective from midnight tonight until 8AM, Thursday morning.  The advisory means tha...read more
The body of a man that jumped from a ledge near Ithaca Falls and then went over the falls was recovered late Tuesday afternoon. At around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, a man was seen near Ithaca Falls on t...read more
A 23 year old Tompkins County man faces multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted a woman, held her against her will and threatened her with a shotgun during a domestic dispute Sunday.  Sher...read more
One person is dead as the result of a four vehicle crash on State Route 13 in Tompkins County near Newfield.  According to Sheriff's Deputies, one vehicle crossed the center line and crashed, hea...read more
Organizers of the 25th Annual Grassoots Festival of Music and Dance today released the line up of performers for the festival at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds July 16-19, 2015. Host band Donna the Bu...read more
Ithaca police are investigating a report of an assault, Thursday night of a male victim, who told police he was attacked by three Asian men shortly after 6PM in the 500 block of Spencer Road.  Th...read more
An employee of the Ithaca Walmart store has been arrested on felony grand larceny charges.  21 year old Arthena Taylor, of Ithaca, is accused of stealing close to 45-hundred-dollars in cash from ...read more
A trio of teenagers were arrested by Ithaca Police, Monday night, after a stolen vehicle was recovered with a thirteen year old and two fourteen year olds inside.  Police responded about 7PM to a...read more
A 23 year old Ithaca man has been charged with a sex crime. Marquis Rausch-Moran is accused of engaging in a sexual act while his victim was sleeping and unable to consent. The alleged incident happen...read more
Ithaca Police arrested a 21 year-old man for allegedly stabbing another man around 1:30, Friday afternoon in the area of North Cayuga and East Buffalo Streets in the city.  Police have charged Br...read more
Congressman Tom Reed introduced a resolution in Washington, Thursday, that is aimed at tackling the nation's problems by setting goals first then working out the details later. Reed's idea of setting ...read more
The 30 students displaced by Tuesday's early morning fire on Stewart Avenue in Ithaca that destroyed the apartment where they lived and the Chapter House Brew Pub, next door, are getting help through ...read more
Update, 4/15: Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick says Ithaca residents should continue to avoid Stewart Avenue today after a fire yesterday rendered two buildings “total losses.” Myric...read more
Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested James R. Forjone, age 46 of Interlaken, on April 7th 2015 on the campus of Cornell University.  Forjone, who is a level three registered NYS sex of...read more
A 32 year old homeless man was arrested by Ithaca Police Wednesday on felony criminal mischief charges following an incident at Planned Parenthood of Ithaca. Officers were called to the West State St...read more
A domestic incident that occurred in the town of Enfield has resulted in a Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputy facing three felony charges.  Jeremy Vann faces robbery, criminal mischief and tamperin...read more
The Broome County Sheriff's Office has identified the body recovered early Monday morning from the Susquehanna River in the town of Union. Investigators say it's 21 year old Ryan Bell of Tompkins Coun...read more
Support for area farmers has emerged as a touchstone issue in the state's new budget with a whole crop of farmer friendly provisions targeted at the state's farming industry.  According to State ...read more
Some major economic news was announced on Monday in the form a $500,000 grant issued to the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, a collaboration between Binghamton University, Cornell University, Corning I...read more
A bi-partisan Medicare reform bill, passed by the House last week, is good news for rural hospitals in the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes and for their senior patients who depend on Medicare. ...read more
A Tompkins County Jail inmate has been charged for physically attacking three corrections officers in the jail. According to Sheriff’s, a 24 year old resident of Bronx, NY, Roshane Henry, was ch...read more
State Senator Tom O'Mara, newly-appointed to the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development, says the emphasis needs to shift from job-creating tax cuts to retraining workers to qualify for hard-to-fi...read more
An 18 year old Schuyler County teen has been arrested by Ithaca Police for allegedly possessing property that was recently stolen from the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School in Ithaca.  Dylan Go...read more
A popular packaged food product is being recalled because it might contain small pieces of metal and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier has issued an urgent advisory to those who received the product ...read more
A deer carcass found on the Trumansburg Central School grounds Wednesday had a bullet in it and had what school officials deemed as an alarming note attached to it.  The deer was found in the stu...read more
An arrest has been made in the Wednesday afternoon robbery of State Smoke Shop in Ithaca. Alan Richards, of Trumansburg, is accused of robbing the downtown store.  The 40 year old was charged ...read more
A lone bandit robbed the State Smoke Shop in downtown Ithaca at 3:45 PM Wednesday afternoon; threatening the store's clerk and making off with an undisclosed amount of money. Ithaca Police say the wo...read more
Some classes at Ithaca College were cancelled this morning because of a power outage on campus. The affected buildings are Williams Hall, Muller Chapel, the entire Campus Center, Gannett Center, and t...read more
A man from Jamaica has been arrested by Cornell University Police for possessing 250 bags of heroin. A Cornell police officer stopped a car in a Stewart Avenue parking lot Monday afternoon and noticed...read more
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More snow and cold tempatures for the Finger Lakes Region. Two-to-three inches of new snow fell on the region overnight. Tempatures are expected to remain in the single numbers and with the wind chil...read more
Cayuga Mall on North Triphammer Road in Tompkins County was closed Wednesday after a partial roof collapse.  The Ithaca Journal reports the collapse occurred in a vacant store near Party City Wed...read more
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The Ithaca-Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau has officially given up. It's recognizing this winter is lousy in the Finger Lakes and encouraging people who visit its website to go to the F...read more
A tractor trailer hauling a load of cars that lost control and crashed into Simeon's Restaurant in downtown Ithaca, last June, killing a pregnant bartender and injuring five others has prompted Senato...read more
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A Korean Air executive that graduated from Cornell University has been sentenced to a year in prison for violating aviation law after throwing a tantrum over nuts. ABC's Joohee Cho reports from Seoul,...read more
An Ithaca man accused of stealing more than five hundred dollars in men's clothing from a Target store in Lansing is now in custody. 33 year old Jason Brown, Senior, turned himself into State Police W...read more
The Finger Lakes region has not seen gas prices this low in 6 years:Victor Mobil $2.54Canandaigua Arrow Mart $2.45Penn Yan Sunoco A Plus $2.42Watkins Glen Lakes Gas $2.38Newark Express mart $2.35Ithac...read more
A former Cornell University wrestler was found guilty Thursday of sexual abuse and burglary in connection with an incident that occurred in March of 2013.  According to law enforcement, Peter Mes...read more
A 23 year old Ithaca woman has died from injuries she suffered in a Wednesday morning crash on Route 79 in the town of Enfield.  Ashley Hair was a passenger in the pickup truck 49 year old Paul ...read more
A senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' School of Applied Economics and Development at Cornell University died over the weekend after being struck by a car. Oluchukwu Onuora was walk...read more
An accident involving a Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit bus on the Cornell University campus Monday morning resulted in the death of a staff member in the College of Human Ecology.  Angela ...read more
HWS Presidential Fellow and Ithaca Mayor Svante L. Myrick will address Geneva High School on Friday, Jan. 30 at 9:15 a.m. in the GHS auditorium, as part of the LEAP (Lead Excel Achieve Progress) Initi...read more
A Tompkins County man was sentenced to 120 days in jail for shooting his dog twice in the head last fall. Jeffrey Wood shot the German Sheppard dog and left her in his yard overnight last September. S...read more
Charles Osgood and CBS Sunday Morning featured Taughannock Falls State Park. Here's the video of the frozen falls.   #TompkinsCounty #FingerLakes...read more
A two month investigation into the alleged theft of a large sum of money that had been stolen from Classen Home Health Associates in Ithaca has resulted in the arrest of a 33 year old Ithaca woman.&nb...read more
State Police in Ithaca are asking for the public's help for information in a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred in May of 1990.  22 year old Phillip Zerrillo, of Cortland, was struck and k...read more
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In terms of food distribution, 2014 was a banner year for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Jonathan Fuller is the Food Bank's Community and Public Relations Manager. He tells us more. [audio:FoodBa...read more
The Trumansburg man accused of harming a 2 year old girl in 2013 has pleaded guilty to attempted assault charges.  Christopher Brown returned the girl to her mother in November of 2013 with bruis...read more
Benjamin Rifkin has been named as the new provost and vice president for Educational Affairs at Ithaca College. Rifkin comes to Ithaca from The College of New Jersey, where he has served as dean of th...read more
Ten people, nine from Tompkins County and one from Cayuga County, were arrested Friday for blocking the gates of Crestwood Midstream in the town of Reading. 180 arrests have been made at Crestwood's p...read more
Authorities say a man who barricaded himself inside his home during a three-day standoff with police died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office said that 36-year-o...read more
She is getting settled in her new office. Dr. Susan Brown starts the new year as the new Director of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva and associate dean for Cornell University'...read more
The 32 year old Cayuga Heights man accused of murdering his girlfriend Thanksgiving night pleaded not guilty in Tompkins County Court Friday. Benjamin Cayea is accused of choking to death 23 year old ...read more
If Ithaca married couple Troy and Wendy Kastenhuber were looking to spend some quality time together, some would say they went about it the wrong way.   Troy Kastenhuber is accused of attem...read more
Ithaca police bust a would-be burglar. Cops say Brett Heroy was spotted in the shrubbery outside a building last evening on West Seneca Street. Not long after someone called 911 to report Heroy, cop...read more
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The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning and Flood Watch from 2 p.m. Monday until 5 p.m. Tuesday for all of Central New York and Pennsylvania.The land falling of Hurricane Sandy wil...read more
Huricane Sandy’s 40- to 50-mph gusts brought more than just heavy rain to the Finger Lakes. Bird watchers  have spotted rare birds from a remote North Atlantic island and one from the high...read more
The Ithaca City Police officer shot in the line of duty last Thursday night will be released from the hospital today. Officer Anthony Augustine was shot while trying to arrest a car thief in the West ...read more
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With Hurricane Sandy set to impact the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier over the next 24 to 48 hours, Congressman Tom Reed wants residents to make safety their top priority..... [audio:ReedSandy.mp3] ...read more
Enough is enough. Cornell University in collaboration with the DEC is taking the bull by it's horns as they announced Friday it's plans to conduct an 2.1 million dollar intensive study of Cayuga Lake ...read more
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The first of three debates between Congressman Tom Reed and challenger Nate Shinagawa will be held Friday night at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. Shinagawa spoke about how he's preparing...read more
Ithaca Police have concluded their investigation into what they've determined to be an unattended death at the homeless encampment better known as the "Jungle."  36 year old Gary Delaney was fou...read more
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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier recently concluded its 4th annual Canstruction of the Southern Tier fundraiser.  The Food Bank's Community & Public Relations Manager, Missy Goetschius, has...read more
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Time is running out this year for the Assembly to pass and the Governor to sign Brittany's Law. State Senator Mike Nozzolio who has lead the charge for the bill's passage in the upper house confirms h...read more
The hazing death of one of its pledges has resulted in a hefty fine being levied against former Cornell University fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  The fraternity was convicted of several charge...read more
Just before 3 o'clock this morning, Wendy Kastenhuber was arrested for threatening an employee at Tops with a knife, demanding money and cigarettes. The employee, whose name has been been released, ...read more
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With his victory Tuesday, Congressman Tom Reed earned another 2 years in the House of Representatives. He took some time Wednesday to talk about his election opponent, Nate Shinagawa.[audio:Reeddayaft...read more
On Friday, Oct. 26, a congressional debate between the two candidates running for the 23rd District of New York will be held at 7 p.m. in Albright Auditorium on the campus of Hobart and William Smith ...read more
    Wegmans has issued it's 3rd product recall in a weeks time. The recall covers  Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach and Spring Mix, in the 5 and 11ounce bags that we...read more
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A big endorsement has been received by Congressman Tom Reed in his bid for re-election.  [audio:Houghtonendorsement1.MP3]             &nbs...read more
Ithaca Police Officers were removing 23-year old David Wiles of Trumansburg from The State Theatre of Ithaca during a sold out concert last night when things got out of hand. Around 8:45, Wiles was ...read more
Ithaca Police arrested a 37 year old Ithaca man in connection with a bomb scare on the Commons last month.  Matthew Whitney was charged with felony placing a false bomb or hazardous substance.&n...read more
As cleanup from Hurricane Sandy continues on Long Island, New York City and New Jersey, farmers are being encouraged to donate. The New York Farm Bureau says food is desparately needed downstate. ...read more
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Here's an updated look at the impact Hurricane Sandy is expected to have on the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier this afternoon and evening from staff meterologist Kevin Williams...First, the rain.... ...read more
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Thursday will mark the 37th year the Great American Smokeout will be celebrated in America. Helen Dunlap with the Tobacco Action Coalition of the Finger Lakes.[audio:2012GreatAmericanSmok.MP3]  ...read more
  Election Day is tomorrow. Every seat in the New York State Legislature is up for grabs. That’s 213 separate, individual spots that could look very different Wednesday morning. Many leg...read more
It's no longer a hurricane. Sandy has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but it still doesn't hurt to take extra precautions. We will still be getting the after-effects of Sandy, combined with a col...read more
On Friday, a search warrant was served at an Ithaca residence following an investigation into the illegal distribution of pot and crack cocaine. Officers found and seized marijuana, crack cocaine, a l...read more
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