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      Triple A has announced it's 2016 4 Diamond winners and nine Finger Lakes properties have been recognized for their quality and service . They  are the Aurora Inn, the E....read more
On October 2nd, 2015, the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Andrew N. Tompkins, age 33, of 5 Heath Street Apt 2, Seneca Falls, NY for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Registration Suspend...read more
A Tompkins County Grand jury has indicted three men in connection with the February death of a Cornell University student. Edward Williams, Max Haskin and Ben Mann were indicted in a five count indic...read more
A Tompkins County Grand jury has indicted three men in connection with the February death of a Cornell University student. Edward Williams, Max Haskin and Ben Mann were indicted in a five count indic...read more
An allegation of sexual misconduct has resulted in a suspension of activities for the Psi Upsilon fraternity at Cornell University. A statement issued by the university claims the alleged misconduct...read more
HOCKEY Colorado 2 Sabres 1Toronto 5 Crunch 4 NBA Knicks 118 Utah 111 (OT)Cleveland 91 Nets 78 GIRLS BASKETBALL Geneva 52 Pal-Mac 47Wayne 71 Waterloo 39 BOYS BASKETBALL Tyburn Academy 65 Cato-Me...read more
HOCKEY Rangers 3 Vancouver 2 (OT)Sabres at Colorado 10PMCrunch at Toronto 7PMGeneseo 6 Geneva 3Victor 3 Webster Thomas 1Pittsford 6 Canandaigua 0 NBA Knicks host Utah 7:30PMNets host Cleveland 7:30...read more
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The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES is one step closer to having a new District Superintendent on board. Lyons School District Superintendent Denise Dzikowski has been selected, pending the approval of Educatio...read more
Two Tompkins County men have been charged with allegedly raping a teenage girl Sunday. 46 year old Jeffrey Ponton and 18 year old Leslie Youst, both of Newfield, have been charged with felony rape aft...read more
HOCKEY Islanders 4 Philadelphia 3 (SO)Rangers at Vancouver 10PMCrunch at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 7:05PMAmerks host Utica 7:05PMWebster Thomas 6 Victor 0Batavia 5 Geneva 3 NBA Nets 110 Houston 105Knic...read more
HOCKEY Vancouver 5 Sabres 2Islanders at Philadelphia 7PM NBA Dallas 104 Knicks 97Nets host Houston 7:30PM GIRLS BASKETBALL Mercy 52 Geneva 31Albion 53 Red Jacket 47Canandaigua 53 Eastridge 31 BO...read more
The Tompkins County man hospitalized after being injured in a fire he was suspected to have started has died. The unidentified man died at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse after being in critical ...read more
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A man and a woman from Geneva have been arrested for the murder of a Tompkins County man whose body was found in Georgia last month. The remains of 59 year old Duane Hollenbeck of Dryden were discover...read more
The State Department of Labor released its December 2015 employment figures this week. Yates County finished last year with a 4.7 percent unemployment rate, a drop from 5.6 percent for the same month ...read more
BASEBALL Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers 8:07PM (best of five tied 2-2) HOCKEY Rangers at Montreal 7:30PMIslanders host Nashville 7PM GIRLS SOCCER Onondaga 4 Cato-Meridian 0Red Jacket 3 HAC 2South Se...read more
BASEBALL LA Dodgers 3 Mets 1 (best of five tied 2-2) HOCKEY Winnipeg 4 Rangers 1 GIRLS SOCCER Liverpool 4 Auburn 0Fabius-Pompey 3 Cato-Meridian 1South Seneca 3 Honeoye 2 BOYS SOCCER Auburn 3 Co...read more
A 23 year old West Point cadet from Ithaca was acquitted over the weekend on charges of sexually assaulting a fellow cadet he was dating. Cadet Lukas Saul was charged with violations under the Uniform...read more
Ithaca Police responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle in 500 block of West Clinton Street about 6:30 Friday night. When officers arrived they found the male victim lying unconsc...read more
An Ithaca man's court martial trial is underway.  23 year old Lukas Saul is a West Point cadet.  He's accused of engaging in inappropriate contact with a cadet without her consent three time...read more
A man injured in a weekend fire in Groton is now believed to be the person who caused it. The man, whose name has not been released, was found lying outside of an apartment building where a fire was...read more
Fewer deer were harvested this past year by hunters than in 2014, according the Department of Environmental Conservation. The season is over in most areas except on Long Island and in a special focu...read more
Troopers have charged a 57-year-old Tompkins County Jail inmate with making more than 50 telephone calls over a 10-day period to a woman who had an order of protection prohibiting him from contacting ...read more
State Senator James Seward, who represents Southern Cayuga, part of Tompkins, and Cortland counties is a David Bowie fan.  Yesterday Seward introduced bill J3313 a legislative resolution mournin...read more
After student walkouts, protests and a vote of no confidence over his management style and perceived insensitivity to minority issues last semester, Ithaca College President Tom Rochon decided he will...read more
A Texas man has been charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon after he left a loaded gun at a downtown Ithaca hotel. Jerald Mowery allegedly left his Beretta Brigadier at the Hilton Garden ...read more
BASEBALL Yankees 4 Tampa Bay 2 - host Tampa Bay 1:05PMMiami 4 Mets 3 - at Miami 7:10PMPawtucket 4 Chiefs 1 - at Pawtucket 6:15PMColumbus 5 Red Wings 3 - host Columbus 6:35PM Auburn 5 C-NS 3Canandaig...read more
BASEBALL Yankees 4 Tampa Bay 1 - host Tampa Bay 7:05PMMets 3 Miami 1 - at Miami 7:10PMPawtucket 3 Chiefs 1 - at Pawtucket 6:15PMRed Wings 6 Columbus 1 - host Columbus 6:35 PM Hannibal 8 Weedsport 5L...read more
Six more arrests were made Monday at Crestwood Midstream's gates in the town of Reading. Among those arrested was 72 year old Lynn Donaldson of Keuka Park. The others arrested hailed from Delaware, To...read more
A Tompkins County salt mine remained idle Monday, four days after 17 miners had to be rescued when an elevator got stuck nine hundred feet below ground. Mark Klein, a spokesman for Cargill Inc., says ...read more
The Ithaca Police Department is advising that the roadways in Ithaca are currently icy and partially snow covered. There should be no unnecessary travel, especially on the hills. Several motor vehicle...read more
Ithaca lawyer Leslie Danks Burks says she will challenge Tom O'Mara for his state Senate seat in November. O'Mara represents the 58th Senate District, which comprises Yates, Schuyler, Chemung and Steu...read more
HOCKEY Washington 5 Rangers 2Islanders 5 Detroit 4Sabres at Arizona 10PMToronto 4 Amerks 3 NBA Nets 107 LA Lakers 99 BOYS LACROSSE Worthington Kilbourne 7 Penn Yan 3 MENS LACROSSE Keuka 19 Caze...read more
The Cargill Salt Mine in Tompkins County remained closed on Friday as the company investigates what caused the problem that resulted in 17 miners being trapped underground for ten hours Wednesday nigh...read more
An Ithaca City School District teacher has been placed on administrative leave after accusations surfaced he had inappropriate sexual conversations with an 11-year old boy and allegedly demonstrated s...read more
A 55 year old Ithaca man faces a slew of charges following multiple incidents that occurred in the city Tuesday night.  Ithaca Police responded to the intersection of Taughannock Boulevard and We...read more
8:40 AM Update : All 17 miners have now been rescued 8:15a.m. UPDATE: Fifteen miners have been pulled to safety. 7:50a.m. UPDATE: Twelve miners have now been pulled to safety. 7:30a.m. UPDATE: Eigh...read more
HOCKEY Saturday - Hobart 2 Nazareth 1Saturday - Buffalo State 6 William Smith 1 NBA Knicks host Sacramento 7:30PMNets host Portland 7:30PM MENS BASKETBALL Saturday - Miami 66 SU 62 - at North Car...read more
NBA Knicks 98 Philadelphia 91Nets 103 Sacramento 100 - at LA Clippers 10:30PM HOCKEY Pittsford 6 Canandaigua 3 GIRLS BASKETBALL Geneva 60 Midlakes 41Lyons 52 North Rose-Wolcott 45East Rochester 5...read more
HOCKEY Rangers 3 Ottawa 2 (OT)Auburn 7 Ontario Bay 0Victor 1 Webster Thomas 0 (OT) NBA Knicks at Philadelphia 7PMNets at Sacramento 10PM MENS BASKETBALL SU 69 Boston College 61Cayuga CC at Tompki...read more
HOCKEY New Jersey 4 Sabres 1Vancouver 3 Islanders 2Rangers at Anaheim 10:30PMAmerks host San Antonio 7:05PMAuburn 4 Clinton 1 NBA Knicks at Washington 7PMNets host Boston 7:30PM BOYS BASKETBALL A...read more
HOCKEY Sabres at New Jersey 7PMIslanders at Vancouver 10PM NBA Memphis 105 Knicks 83Dallas 96 Nets 88 (OT) BOYS BASKETBALL Auburn hosts Fayetteville-Manlius 6:30PM, 98.1/1590 WAUB Mynderse hosts ...read more
One man was shot early New Year's morning at the Chestnut Hill Apartments in Ithaca and the alleged shooter was arrested later in the morning by State Police on the Thruway outside of New York City....read more
The state is doling out $10 million in grants for emergency dispatch services in 57 of the New York's 62 counties and New York City. The grants will be used to help counties invest in their emergenc...read more
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution reiterating its support of the Lago Resort and Casino and called on those fighting against the project to "stand down" so Lago's develo...read more
HOCKEY Rangers host Carolina 7PMIslanders host San Jose 7PM PRE-SEASON NBA Nets 129 Sacramento 117 (OT) GIRLS SOCCER Bishop Ludden 6 Tyburn Academy 0 Victor 1 Fairport 1 (tie) BOYS SOCCER Manl...read more
HOCKEY Sabres 4 Carolina 3Islanders 6 Rangers 3 PRE-SEASON NBA Knicks 84 Philadelphia 77Nets vs Sacramento in Beijing, China 7:30AM GIRLS SOCCER Pulaski 1 Cato-Meridian 0Auburn 3 Central Square 0...read more
FOOTBALL Philadelphia 27 Giants 0New England 37 Bills 22Denver 31 Jets 17Saturday - Florida State 38 SU 20Saturday - Dundee 46 South Seneca 6Saturday - Hobart 37 Springfield 7 HOCKEY Toronto 6 Rang...read more
Week 6 in High School Football rolled on Saturday.  In a game you heard on WFLR and at FingerLakesDailyNews.com, Dundee smashed South Seneca, 46-6.  In other action, Victor gashed Gates-Chil...read more
The driver involved in a fatal crash involving a compact car and garbage truck on Route 96 in Trumansburg Tuesday afternoon has been identified.  According to the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office...read more
On Friday, May 1st, at approximately 8:00 PM, the Ithaca Police were called to respond to the report of a robbery that had just occurred on the 100 block of W. State St. Responding officers were a...read more
A Tompkins County man who used a wooden rod and a porcelain toilet tank cover to brutally beat a woman will spend the next five years behind bars.  45 year-old Larry Walrad of Lansing was sentenc...read more
A fatal crash involving a compact car and a garbage truck resulted in a section of Route 96 in Trumansburg being shut down, this afternoon, for several hours.  Deputies confirmed that the driver ...read more
A fatal crash, last summer in the town of Groton, has resulted in felony charges being filed against 19 year-old Naeem Clark, whose vehicle left the road and rolled over several times on Cortland/McLe...read more
Thirteen people dressed in various Christmas costumes were arrested Monday afternoon in another round of protests at the gates of Crestwood Midstream in the town of Reading. Hector residents 56-year ...read more
The Tompkins County couple that had 28 animals seized from their Newfield residence a month ago entered not guilty pleas to the 62 charges against them in Newfield Town Court this week. On November 11...read more
HOCKEY Pittsburgh 3 Rangers 0 (tied 1-1) - host Pittsburgh 7:30PMChicago 4 Amerks 2 (Chicago wins 4-1) NBA Nets 104 Toronto 103 (Nets win 4-3) BASEBALL Tampa Bay 5 Yankees 1 - at LA Angels 10:05P...read more
HOCKEY Rangers at Pittsburgh 7PM (game 1)Chicago 4 Amerks 1 (Chicago leads 2-1) at Chicago 8:30PM NBA Nets host Toronto 7PM (Toronto leads 3-2) BASEBALL Seattle 4 Yankees 2 - host Tampa Bay 7:05P...read more
HOCKEY Rangers 2 Philadelphia 1 (Rangers win 4-2)Amerks at Chicago 8PM (tied 1-1) NBA Toronto 115 Nets 113 (Toronto leads 3-2) BASEBALL Yankees-Seattle PPD - host Seattle 7:05PMMets at Philadelph...read more
BASEBALL Yankees were off - host Seattle 7:05PMMets were off - at Philadelphia 7:05PMChiefs 6 Indianapolis 5 (10) - at Indianapolis 11:05AMRed Wings 1 Charlotte 0 - host Charlotte 11:35AM Auburn 6 C...read more
Close to 78 percent of Ithaca College faculty recently voted they have "no confidence" in President Tom Rochon. The results of the vote were released this week. 87 percent of the college's faculty vot...read more
The Tompkins County couple that had 28 animals seized from their Newfield residence a month ago is facing 62 charges . On November 11th, 15 dogs, 8 cats, 4 rabbits and 1 chinchilla were found in a tra...read more
HOCKEY Sabres host Detroit 7PMRangers host Carolina 7PMIslanders host Ottawa 7PM NBA Nets at Miami 8PM BASEBALL Yankees 4 Baltimore 2 - host Baltimore 1:05PMMets off - at Atlanta 7:10PMPawtucket ...read more
HOCKEY Islanders 2 Ottawa 1Sabres at St. Louis 8PMRangers at Colorado 9PMAmerks 5 Crunch 2 NBA Knicks 110 Nets 81 BASEBALL Houston 3 Yankees 1 - at Houston 8:10PMWashington 5 Mets 1 - host Washin...read more
HOCKEY Rangers 5 Edmonton 0 PRO BASKETBALL Knicks 89 Golden State 84Nets 114 Minnesota 99Rochester Razorsharks 161 Lynchburg 103 MENS LACROSSE Saturday - Hobart 8 Mt. St. Mary's 5Saturday - FLCC ...read more
High School Boys Basketball: Geneva beat Monroe 77-44 Newark beat Greece Olympia 82-62 High School Girls Basketball: Pal-Mac beat Dansville 53-33 Clyde-Savannah beat Dundee 39-38 Midlakes beat W...read more
Here are yesterday's sports scores. In high school boys basketball: Palmyra-Macedon lost to Uniersity Prep 71-75 Midlakes lost to Livonia 56-68 Penn Yan lost to Franklin 48-79 Marcus Whitman lost...read more
HOCKEY Crunch host Utica 7PMAmerks host San Antonio 7:05PMHobart at Elmira 7PM NBA Knicks at Orlando 7PM MENS BASKETBALL FLCC vs Jefferson CC at Onondaga CC 7PMSaturday - SU at Duke 7PM, Finger L...read more
In College Basketball: Syracuse squeaked out a win over North Carolina State 56-55Hobart lost to St. Lawrence 73-62William Smith also lost to St. Lawrence 51-47Keuka College men’s lost to Penn ...read more
HOCKEY Pittsburgh 5 Sabres 1Rangers host Edmonton 7PMIslanders host Calgary 7PMCrunch 4 Amerks 1Auburn hosts Skaneateles 6PM, 98.1/1590 WAUB NBA Nets host San Antonio 8PM MENS BASKETBALL Keuka at...read more
In High School Sports: Boys Basketball:Mynderse beat Lyons 72-66Greece Odyssey beat Waterloo 59-54.Midlakes beat Marcus Whitman 74-51 Girls Basketball:Midlakes beat Marcus Whitman 63-15East Rocheste...read more
The Ithaca Housing Authority is getting 137 thousand dollars in federal funding. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)...read more
HOCKEY Columbus 4 Rangers 3Islanders 7 Dallas 3Sabres host Carolina 7PMIslanders at Toronto 7PM NBA Nets 91 Atlanta 86Knicks host Detroit 7:30PM GIRLS BASKETBALL Waterloo 75 Midlakes 58Victor 56 ...read more
A 32 year old Tompkins County man guilty of murdering his girlfriend on Thanksgiving 2014 was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison Monday. Benjamin Cayea was found guilty in October of 2nd degree m...read more
In Tompkins County, a 35 year-old man was indicted by a grand jury, Friday, on charges that he sexually abused two children under the age of 11 over an approximate 6 year period of time.  &n...read more
The 30 year old Tompkins County man reported missing a few weeks ago was found dead inside his vehicle in Horseheads. State Police confirm Ronald Moxley of Enfield was found November 25th, the victim ...read more
Ithaca College students have expressed dissatisfaction with school President Tom Rochon in a symbolic no confidence vote. The Student Government Association says 72 percent of students voted "no confi...read more
FOOTBALL Cincinnati 27 Bills 24Pittsburgh 19 Jets 6Saturday - SU 24 North Carolina State 10Saturday - Hobart 49 Springfield 24Saturday - Geneva 47 Wayne 39Saturday - Penn Yan 47 Midlakes 8Saturday - ...read more
High School football:Clyde Savannah beat Red jacket 30-26.Geneva triumphed over Wayne 47-39.Dundee crushed Mynderse 47-8.Penn Yan beat Midlakes 47-8. In College Sports:Hobart Soccer lost to Union Col...read more
A 28 year old Ithaca woman involved in a two car accident Thanksgiving Day has died from her injuries. Lindsey Pou was traveling north on State Route 13 in Lansing when she was struck from behind by a...read more
The Cornell University chapter of Kappa Sigma has been suspended, according to Cornell's Office of Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living. The suspension is the result of hazing allegations. ...read more
Ithaca Police are seeking a suspect in a string of burglaries in the East Hill area in recent weeks. Police say the burglaries have a common link. In each case, the burglar enters the home...read more
An Ithaca woman was found on a concrete ledge at the base of the Cayuga Street Parking garage, Monday night about 7:10 p.m., after she apparently jumped twenty feet from a railing. The victim was foun...read more
Demanding better pay in contract negotiations, teachers in the Ithaca City School District will take to the streets later today. A rally and solidarity walk for higher pay and better benefits for the ...read more
The co-founders of an environmental organization called Plastic Tides concluded a 240 mile paddle-boarding trip, Thursday, in an effort to raise awareness about the rising incidence of plastic pollu...read more
Congratulations to Odessa-Montour senior Morgan Shutter on signing a letter of intent to play soccer at Tompkins-Cortland Community College in the fall.  Shutter holds the IAC record for most goa...read more
A former Cornell University student was among the victims of last Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. The New York Times reports Pierre Innocenti and his cousin were killed while attending the Eagles...read more
NBANets 92 Chicago 90Knicks host Milwaukee 7:30PMHOCKEYWashington 2 Islanders 1 (SO)Sabres host Ottawa 7PMRangers at Pittsburgh 7PMAmerks host Lake Erie 7:05PMCrunch host Hershey 7:30PMBASEBALLYankees...read more
Despite a walkout that included a few hundred students calling for his resignation, Ithaca College president Tom Rochon says he will not step down.  Rochon, who has been president for close to 8 ...read more
A Central New York woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing almost a quarter of a million dollars from her Tompkins County employer.  Pamela Hinshaw worked as an accountant with Advanced De...read more
State Senator Michael Nozzolio might just be the most farm-friendly lawmaker in the state.  Ever since his election to the Senate, Nozzolio has received the New York State Farm Bureau's annual ...read more
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Hundreds of students took part in a walkout at Ithaca College Wednesday as protesters called for President Tom Rochon  to step down. According to organizers, the "Solidarity Walkout” was in...read more
Ithaca College Wednesday announced Shannon Sakosits, a junior intergrated marketing communications major, has died from an unspecified illness. The Hammond Health Center and Cayuga Medical Center are ...read more
BOYS BASKETBALLSaturday - Weedsport 61 Blessed Virgin Mary 57MENS BASKETBALLWells 88 SUNYIT 77Keuka 89 SUNY Cobleskill 78Saturday - Hobart 76 Vassar 59Saturday - Tompkins-Cortland 69 FLCC 57WOMENS BAS...read more
BOYS BASKETBALLAuburn 77 Oswego 68North Rose-Wolcott 57 East Rochester 45Red Creek 44 Sodus 24Lyons 56 Williamson 45Geneva 73 Newark 59Mynderse 74 Midlakes 47Penn Yan 59 Waterloo 38Aquinas 75 Pal-Mac ...read more
A stolen pistol,  three thousand dollars in cash and 67 pounds of processed marijuana were discovered after authorities conducted two searches in Tompkins County. A five month, multi-agency inves...read more
Ithaca Police have identified the body found in the Ithaca Falls Wednesday afternoon. Authorities were called to the scene and located the body in the water in a creek bed in the Ithaca Falls waterway...read more
A body was found in the Ithaca Falls Wednesday afternoon. Ithaca Police were called to the scene and located the body in the water in a creek bed in the Falls waterway system. The cause of death has n...read more
A joint law enforcement investigation in Tompkins County has resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of 67 pounds of marijuana, $3000 in cash, a stolen pistol loaded with ammunition, a 2003 ...read more
Here are the links to Finger Lakes Area County Board of Elections webstes that provide updated election results. Check back several times, or click refresh to see the latest election results. Listen...read more
12/09/14 After an investigation involving the Ithaca Police Department, the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department and the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team Christopher Brown a...read more
BASEBALLDetroit 3 Yankees 0 (Detroit leads series 2-0) - at Detroit tomorrow - Derek Jeter suffered a fractured ankle during Saturday's game one and will miss the rest of the playoffsFOOTBALLGiants 26...read more
Effective at 3 PM, Monday, all Ithaca Police officers were required to wear body cameras while on duty.  The new policy states that when engaged in "law enforcement operations, officers are requi...read more
A story trending worldwide on Twitter Tuesday morning focuses on a report that a Fox News Channel producer was kicked off the Cornell University campus for asking students about a report that showed 9...read more
Claiming it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, a former Ithaca College student is suing the private college for 10-MILLION dollars. The Ithaca Voice reports Bernadette Carter was a student ...read more
A jury has found a 32 year old Tompkins County man guilty of murdering his girlfriend last Thanksgiving night. Benjamin Cayea is guilty of 2nd degree murder for choking to death 23 year old Shannon Jo...read more
It has been five years since the Canandaigua Road bridge over the Erie Canal in Macedon has been in use. Built in 1912, the bridge was closed due to significant steel deterioration. Wednesday, the bri...read more
The state's unemployment rate for the month of September dropped slightly from 5.2 percent to 5.1 percent, over the previous month.  It's the lowest level since April of 2008.  The New York ...read more
A deal to invest $8.3 billion in mass transit in New York City between Governor Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has lawmakers in the Southern Tier crying foul. State Senator Tom O'Mara was joi...read more
Ithaca Police are hoping the public can help them identify a man they claim could be linked to suspicious activity in Collegetown. Police did not release any specific details about the alleged activit...read more
MENS BASKETBALL Morrisville State 73 Wells 54Jim Boeheim Show, 7PM, Finger Lakes News Radio WOMENS BASKETBALL Wells 70 Morrisville State 58Cayuga Community College 80 Tompkins-Cortland CC 60GIRLS BASK...read more
The Cortland woman who embezzled nearly a quarter of a million dollars from Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit is in trouble with the law once again. Pamela Johnson has been charged with criminal misc...read more
A bomb threat at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ithaca Monday afternoon resulted in the streets around the hotel being closed down for a few hours while Ithaca Police conducted a search of the buildings a...read more
The Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross has named Carlos McCluskey as its new Executive Director.  McCluskey has been a Red Cross employee for the past two years and is also a firef...read more
BOYS BASKETBALL Auburn 71 Corcoran 66Moravia 61 Whitney Point 47Trumansburg 57 Southern Cayuga  42Newark 68 Marcus Whitman 38Honeoye 57 Naples 35Midlakes 52 Penn Yan 51 (OT)Wayne 62 Waterloo 43My...read more
A Tompkins County woman was killed in a one car accident that occurred Friday afternoon on State Route 14 in Chemung County. 57 year old Theresa Benjamin of Newfield died at Robert Packer Hospital fro...read more
Cornell University President, Elizabeth Garrett, toured the university's Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, this week, and gave the campus high marks for its ground-breaking achievements in fo...read more
HOCKEYPhiladelphia 4 Sabres 3GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Wayne swept HF-LBatavia over Pal-Mac in fourWilliamson swept Byron-BergenLeRoy swept Gananda Waterloo swept WellsvilleBOYS SOCCERWilliamson 2 Byron-Bergen...read more
A longtime Tompkins County substitute teacher indicted last month has pled not guilty to child pornography possession charges. 67 year old Robert Snyder, of Etna, was indicted by a federal grand jury ...read more
(ALBANY) --- Governor Cuomo announced nearly $710,000 in state grants to 51 police departments and sheriffs’ offices across the state for the purchase of electronic fingerprinting equipment. Thi...read more
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A chemist at Cornell University was announced as a 2015 MacArthur Fellow Tuesday. 37 year old William Dichtel was awarded a 625-THOUSAND dollar, no strings attached "genius grant." Dichtel shared his ...read more
Ithaca Police are looking for a man that allegedly entered a Collegetown residence early Sunday morning and attempted to remove the clothing of a sleeping woman.  Cornell University Police receiv...read more
BINGHAMTON – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced awards to law enforcement agencies in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, through the Attorney General’s inVEST Partnersh...read more
A 60 year-old man was arrested, Saturday night, by Ithaca Police for allegedly threatening to taser children and adults in the parking lot of the Cedar Creek Apartments on Floral Avenue in the city.&n...read more
Two corrections officers were touring the Tompkins County Jail on Friday when they noticed one of the guards kissing an inmate. According to the Ithaca Voice, Sheriff Ken Lansing says the kissing offi...read more
A longtime substitute teacher in many Tompkins County school districts has been indicted on child pornography charges.  67 year old Robert Snyder of Etna was indicted by a federal grand jury on f...read more
A 20 year old man was airlifted to a regional trauma center after reportedly falling some 10-to-15 feet from the roof of his fraternity house in Ithaca Wednesday night. The man, who has not been ident...read more
A 20 year old Trumansburg woman survived falling out of a fourth floor window at her dormitory on the campus of Hartwick College over the weekend. The unidentified girl was taken to a nearby hospital ...read more
The state's unemployment rate decreased from 5.4 percent to 5.2 percent in August, the lowest level since May, 2008. The rate is based on the Current Population Survey, which contacts 3,100 households...read more
A 31 year old Tompkins County man has been charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child following a September 13th incident at a home in Dryden. Joseph Bartos is accused of pushing a...read more
Former Congressional Candidate Nate Shinagawa has resigned his legislative seat in Tompkins County. Shinagawa announced last week he would vacate his District 4 seat, which includes Ithaca's Collegeto...read more
A 26 year-old Ithaca resident has been arrested for allegedly touching the intimate parts of an 11 year-old female back on the Fourth of July in the Town of Montour.  Alexis Williams is charged w...read more
You have seen the signs saying no to the proposed Tyre casino, now signs are showing up promoting the Lago Resort and Casino. The red and white lawn signs began showing up last week. One reads "More ...read more
We now know the name of the person killed in a two car accident Tuesday in the Tompkins County town of Enfield.  47 year old Kent Kramer, of Elmira, was traveling east on Mecklenberg Road shortly...read more
Some good news for local veterans and their families. Congressman Tom Reed announced more than 5-MILLION dollars in renewed funding for local non-profit groups that prevent homelessness among veterans...read more
Authorities have just released details about a death that occurred Friday evening at Robert Treman State Park in Tompkins County. State Park Police received a report of an unresponsive man that jumped...read more
A two car accident at the intersection of Mecklenberg and Waterburg roads in the town of Enfield resulted in the death of one person Tuesday. The accident happened shortly before 11 a.m. According to ...read more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Monday announced that $16.7 million in economic development funding has been approved for 25 projects that he says will spur growth and create opportunties statewide. The fund...read more
Ithaca Police are seeking the whereabouts of two men who attacked and brutally beat another man in the 600 block of Chestnut St on Friday night.  The victim was struck in the head several times...read more
28 people were arrested Thursday for again protesting at the gates of Crestwood Midstream in the town of Reading.   Those arrested were members of the Catholic Worker Movement and were appea...read more
Yates County Deputies stopped Mr. Tompkins for a traffic infraction on SR 54A in the Town of Jerusalem. An odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. Mr. Tompkinks and the passenger Ms. Miller were r...read more
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    Our local State Parks are bracing for a big labor day weekend . Camp sites are booked up and Finger Lakes Regional Parks Director Fred Bonn says just about all the swimming areas wil...read more
For the second year in a row, Ithaca College is expected to cut back on staffing.  The college announced this week it will cut about 40 positions, with a majority of those coming through attritio...read more
Two young hikers had to be rescued by firefighters late Tuesday afternoon after they failed to heed warning signs and attempted to scale the rock wall alongside of Ithaca Falls.   It was a h...read more
If you're thinking about getting a mortgage to buy a home, you might consider Tompkins County. Tompkins is rated first in the state with a mortgage approval rate of 77.92 percent. Monroe County come...read more
A 21 year old Ithaca man faces multiple charges after allegedly fleeing from police on a motorcycle. Benjamin Neilsen is accused of taking off from State Police after they attempted to pull him over o...read more
A 24 year old Bronx man already in Tompkins County Jail on a drug charge, has been indicted on three felony counts of assault after a fight with corrections officers over a blanket.  According to...read more
Ithaca Police are investigating an alleged assault of an elderly man that occurred Saturday night at a home on North Cayuga Street in the Fall Creek neighborhood.  The unidentified victim told po...read more
 A 40-year-old Tompkins County man that shot a dog in the head last fall has been re-sentenced after violating probation.  Jeffrey Wood of Newfield was ordered to serve 18 months in Tompkins...read more
A lawsuit seeking two million dollars in damages has been filed on behalf of two black teenagers accusing the City of Ithaca with racial profiling; threatening lethal force without probable cause and ...read more
Governor Cuomo announced, Thursday, that 114 million dollars in zero and low-interest loans will be made available to support improvements at 16 wastewater facilities and four drinking water systems a...read more
The Town of Ithaca has decided to support legislation to create a county-wide minimum wage throughout Tompkins County.  The Town Board has passed a resolution in support of creating the necessary...read more
A Pennsylvania woman was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison, Thursday, for stealing a handgun that was later used to shoot an Ithaca Police Officer.  23 year-old Ciera Bennett stole the .38...read more
A baker's dozen of protesters were arrested at the gates of Crestwood-Midstream Tuesday morning.  The group formed human blockades at the north and south entrances to the state Route 14 facility ...read more
The 24 year old Trumansburg woman that fell into the gorge at Taughannock Falls State Park Friday afternoon died over the weekend.  The unidentified woman was located on a steep and slippery slop...read more
A young girl who fell into the gorge at Taughannock Falls State Park near Trumansburg on Friday afternoon was located on a steep and slippery slope near the upper falls area.  First responders ...read more
On November 1, 2013 at about 3:01 am Ithaca Police Department officers responded to aresidence on Dewitt Place regarding a stabbing that had just occurred. Officers located thevictim within the reside...read more
A 20 year old Cortland County man drowned Sunday in the town of Ithaca after jumping into the water south of the Second Dam.  Police were called to the scene just before 6 Sunday afternoon after ...read more
An Ithaca man was sent to Tompkins County Jail after he allegedly attacked a 13 year old girl.  Garry Smith is accused of punching, kicking and striking the girl with a wooden object during an al...read more
A 33 year old Bath man is one of two men arrested for allegedly stealing a man's clothes and his backpack, which contained 3-THOUSAND dollars, at last weekend's Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg.&nbs...read more
The number of protesters arrested in the ongoing civil disobedience campaign against Crestwood Midstream climbed to 309, Monday, when 13 more people were taken into custody, charged with trespassing a...read more
This year the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance turned 25th years old.  The festival, at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds.  The festival was Juy 16-19. More information is onlin...read more
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Gas prices continue to drop throughout the country and Congressman Tom Reed believes hydrofracking is the reason why.[audio:7201555817-ReedHydrogasprices.MP3] [/audio] With gas prices nationwide a...read more
A 27 year old man has been arrested by Ithaca Police in connection with a shooting that occurred on West Hill June 27th.  Rashid Brown was arrested on five separate warrants, including felony cri...read more
A 30 year old Ithaca man will spend the next decade in prison after pleading guilty in Tompkins County Court to sexually abusing and impregnating a young girl.  Abdur-Rashid Jackson was arrested ...read more
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Earlier this month, Jamestown resident John Plumb announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against Congressman Tom Reed in the 23rd Congressional District election. Reed says he welcom...read more
An Ithaca man has been arrested on charges he sexually abused a child under the age of 11.  Ever Benites is accused of forcing the child to engage in sexual acts over the course of nearly five ye...read more
      John Plumb, a political unknown, who resigned his post in May at the White House National Security Council has decided to seek the Democratic nomination to run against Republ...read more
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
Just days after more arrests at the Crestwood-Midstream facility in the Schuyler Town of Reading, the group "We Are Seneca Lake" is asking Finger Lakes residents to call Governor Andrew Cuomo and tell...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
Trumansburg, NY -  June 22nd, 2015 - Only one month until the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance fills the Trumansburg Fairgrounds for the annual 4-day festival event with upwa...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
Fewer than 45-thousand assault-style weapons have been registered in New York state since a landmark gun control act took effect in 2013. State records released today, suggesting that Empire State gun...read more
A total of 693 full and part-time students were named to the Finger Lakes Community College dean’s list for spring 2015. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a 3.5 grade poin...read more
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Update:  6-17-15 9:30 a.m. Road Closures for Town of Tyrone as of 6/17/2015: - LAMOKA LAKE ROAD is closed between Mill Street and Barnards Camp indefinitely. - PERRY HILL ROAD is closed indefini...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
The 35th annual Finger Lakes Carp Derby first place angler reeled in a 37.91 pound demon of the deep! Jessie Tompkins caught his 1st place fish Sunday off a dock on the east side of Seneca Lake (many...read more
There was tornado watch in effect up until 11 p.m., Friday night, for Southern Cayuga, Schuyler, Seneca, Yates, Tompkins and Steuben Counties.  There were no funnel clouds spotted in the watch ...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
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
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      The Finger Lakes Land Trust is bringing back HIKEapalooza on Saturday June 20th . 12 different outdoor events in the 12 Finger Lakes area counties. Trust Executive Director A...read more
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      Thunderstorms drenched the Finger Lakes, last night, causing widespread flooding to streets and roads and many low lying areas.  But, it could have been a lot worse.&nbs...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
A protest outside of the gates at Crestwood Midstream's facility in the town of Reading Monday morning led to the arrest of 7 people.  The group, which included a local doctor, midwife, and nurse...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 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
The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports that on January 26, 2013 at 01:24AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident on State Route 96 i...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
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 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
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 "Mother's Day" themed protest at the gates of the Crestwood Midstream facility in the town of Reading Thursday resulted in the arrests of 16 women. The protesters held banners that read "Happy Mothe...read more
On 12/17/12 at or about 9:06 PM Ontario County Sheriff Deputies arrested 36 year old Michelle L. Wright of Trumansburg for grand larceny in the fourth degree. She is accused of stealing property ...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
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Things had been pretty quiet at the gates of the Crestwood Midstream Facility north of Watkins Glen, until today nobody had been arrested there since February 11th. That changed this morning when 19-p...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
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
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
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
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
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
Yates and Schuyler Counties will share in public safety and security funding as part of a new package of 233-million-dollars in federal grants being distributed statewide to support local emergency re...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
The Ithaca Police Department responded to Abbott Lane for a report of subjects fighting near the playground of the apartment complex. It was also reported that the subject involved were...read more
Former student and wrestler of Cornell University, 23 year old Peter Mesko, was sentenced in Tompkins County Court on Friday to five years in state prison.  When released, he will have to regis...read more
Anglers will be refreshed this spring as soon as the weather withers away the winter season, for they will be given the opportunity to see a direct return on their investment in a state fishing lice...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
On Monday, July 23rd, at approximately 3:30 Pm, the Ithaca Police Department was informed via Tompkins County Dispatch of a vehicle that had just been reported stolen from the 400 block of South Pla...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
At approximately midnight officers of the Ithaca police department were dispatched to West State Street for a report of a Domestic with one subject possibly armed with a gun. Officers were given a des...read more
The New York State Department of Labor, Tuesday, released preliminary local area unemployment rates for January 2015. Rates are determined according to procedures established by the U.S. Bureau of Lab...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
If someone calls you on the phone soliciting for a charity, there's a good chance a lot of the money does NOT go to the charity. According to a report from the Attorney General's office, telephone sol...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
Telemarketers in Central New York keep more than half of the money they raise. A report, titled "Pennies for Charities" due out, today, by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will make that sta...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 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
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
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on April 29, 2012 Sheriff Deputies arrested James T Mazerolle, age 37 of 68 Sandpiper Drive, Ithaca NY on an Arrest Warrant issued out of Seneca County ...read more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged all New Yorkers to exercise caution with winter storm conditions, including some wind chills well below zero – impacting communities across the state. Accor...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
The Finger Lakes Vacation Region announced the final numbers for its 2014 Regional Public Relations program, which amassed a total of /*2.8 billion impressions*/ for the year. The 14-county Finger Lak...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
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Karen Macier gets to ease into her new job as Executive Director of the Seneca County United Way. Retiring Director Karen Beals is showing her the ropes and introducing her to the community. Macier ...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
Ithaca Police Officers conducted a warrant sweep earlier this evening attempting to serve warrants issued out of Ithaca City Court. Ithaca Police Officers made 87 attempts to serve outstanding warrant...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
Friday 1 2 2015    1pm The man who held police at bay during a tense hostage standoff in the Town of Danby was found dead in the barricaded home this morning around 8AM according to v...read more
Auburn Mayor Mike Quill and the City Council have approved the appointment of two new board members for the Auburn Industrial Development Authority. Robert Byron and Kelley Gridley will serve until Ja...read more
On 12-16-2011 at about 2:30 PM the above listed defendant was arrested on an active Felony warrant issued from Ithaca City Court. A search of the defendant incident to his arrest found him to be in po...read more
The Penn Yan Airport is among 26 airports statewide being awarded a total of nine million dollars to enhance safety, security, and economic development.  The Yates County airport has been earmark...read more
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An employee of Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Incorporated, will admit to embezzling almost 250-THOUSAND dollars over a 4 year period. Lucas Day has the story         &...read more
The Moravia man who left the scene of an accident in which his girlfriend was killed in November of last year will spend six months in jail, five years on probation and pay a $1000 fine. According to...read more
Forty-one people, mostly teachers and college professors, were arrested Tuesday for blocking the gates of Crestwood Midstream in the town of Reading. State Police, Watkins Glen Village Police, and the...read more
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Auburn native Karen Macier is ready to jump into a new job in the new year. She has been hired on as the new Executive Director of the Seneca County United Way. Her first few weeks will be devoted t...read more
A 43 year old Ovid woman was struck and killed by a truck early this morning as she was hitchhiking on Trumansburg Road in the town of Ithaca. Rosalyn Degraw was walking north shortly before 5 a.m. w...read more
The 32 year old Cayuga Heights man accused of murdering his girlfriend Thanksgiving night appeared in court Tuesday night and waived his right to a preliminary hearing.  Benjamin Cayea is accuse...read more
Motorists should be alert to the possibility of slippery roadways this morning due to occasional periods of freezing drizzle.  The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for much of the ...read more
The man charged with the strangulation death of a Cornell University student is being held without bail in the Tompkins County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court tonight for a preliminary hearin...read more
A domestic violence incident in Tompkins County Thanksgiving Day has resulted in a Cayuga Heights man being charged with second-degree murder.  32 year old Benjamin Cayea was charged following a...read more
Tompkins County Legislator Brian Robison will resign from the governing board to become the county's undersheriff.  The Groton Republican is a retired police investigator with 20 years of servic...read more
Want to know who won the local elections in your neighborhood? Here are the links for local Finger Lakes area counties.  - Cayuga County  - Chemung County  - Monroe County  - On...read more
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Democrat Martha Robertson, in a political dog fight with incumbent Tom Reed for the congressional seat in the 23rd District, told Finger Lakes News Radio on Tuesday night that her opponent is out of t...read more
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The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired a 16-acre parcel in the Ithaca area that will be added to the Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area. Andrew Zepp, director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, ...read more
Cayuga, Wayne and Seneca are the three Finger Lakes counties earmarked to receive the most money from the state for emergency service dispatch operations. Cayuga County's award is $168,619, a bit les...read more
The number of private sector jobs in the state reached an all-time high in September climbing to 7,614,500.  The state's job count was up 120,500 from September of last year making it the 22nd. c...read more
The state's war on domestic violence got a healthy shot in the arm Monday when Governor Andrew Cuomo,  announced that New York is receiving more than $4.3 million for programs that serve domestic...read more
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Investors are being sought for a 40-MILLION dollar, seven wind turbine farm that will be built in the Tompkins County town of Enfield.  Recruiters with Black Oak Wind Farm will be in Schuyler Cou...read more
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Recruiters with Black Oak Wind Farm in Tompkins County will be in Burdett Tuesday night scouting for investors.  Black Oak is the first commercial scale wind farm in the northeast to be owned by ...read more
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A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday in Burdett for area residents and businesses to join exisitng investors in owning a group of General Electric wind turbines on a ridge in Tompkins County. Project Ma...read more
She began her campaign for Congress in early 2013, yesterday that campaign may have come to an end. The national Democratic party is pulling TV ad funding from the campaign of local challenger Martha...read more
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A joint investigation by the city of Ithaca Police Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office into a number of larcenies from storage units throughout the region resulted in the arrest of a 3...read more
Very few details were released Tuesday of a collision between an all-terrain vehicle and a dirtbike in Tompkins County late Friday night that has now resulted in the deaths of three people. 19 year o...read more
Ithaca Police ended a 12 day investigation for a strong arm purse snatcher with the arrest on Friday afternoon of 25 year-old Joshua Conklin, a homeless man, who back on the 14th. of September is al...read more
The New York State Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services has awarded Seneca County $6 million to upgrade the public safety radio communications network to an interoperable communica...read more
Two Ithaca residents have been arrested for their role in allegedly committing more than 20 burglaries in Tompkins and Chemung counties. Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies were investigating a broken ...read more
BINGHAMTON – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced awards to law enforcement agencies in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, through the Attorney General’s inVEST Partnersh...read more
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The New York State Department of Labor on Tuesday released preliminary unemployment rates for the month of July and Fred von Wiegen reports that employment is growing at a record pace.   [audio:...read more
The summertime search is over. Union Springs School District now has a new superintendent. Jarett Powers has been chosen by the district Board of Education to replace Linda Rice, who resigned in July ...read more
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Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann confirms nine people have been indicted in connection with the May 12th explosion of a clandestine methamphetamine lab in the Town of Locke. The explosion...read more
Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arresting a 32 year-old Tompkins County man after he allegedly made threats and brandished a metal bar while in the presence of minor at a residence in the Village Int...read more
A 30 year-old Ithaca man allegedly refused a police order to exit his vehicle and instead allegedly drove forward towards police officers.  Ithaca Police say Corbin Whyte's vehicle collided with...read more
Two airports in the Southern Tier will be getting upgraded thanks to a new grant from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration. Over 2.8 million dollars is being spli...read more
Authorities spent a good portion of the day Friday searching for a missing Prattsburgh man that was recently paroled.  Todd Casciani is a registered Level 3 sex offender. According to the Steube...read more
Authorities are searching for a missing Prattsburgh man that was recently paroled.  Todd Casciani is a registered Level 3 sex offender.  According to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, th...read more
Congressman Tom Reed set a record in fundraising for the 2nd quarter of the year. The Corning Republican reported raising 661 thousand dollars in the quarter that ended June 30th. His November oppo...read more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $10 million in funding for 19 projects in eight regions across the state has been approved by the Empire State Development (ESD) Board of Directors. These...read more
 TRUMANSBURG – The four-day Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance this year, which drew to a close Sunday night. Over 10,000 people attended the festival. In  2008, the...read more
Tompkins County has been recognized as one of the nation's top digital counties by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties.  The award identifies best technolog...read more
At the height of the storm Tuesday night 70 thousand NYSEG customers lost power. The company says several thousand customers in the hardest hit areas of the storm might remain in the dark until this w...read more
NYSEG crews continue to respond to severe damage to its electricity delivery system in the Ithaca area as a result of Tuesday evening's violent storms. Nearly 17,600 NYSEG customers in NYSEG’s ...read more
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Opponents of hydraulic fracking applauded a decision by the New York State Court of Appeals on Monday that town governments have the authority to use local zoning laws to ban fracking. The ruling, how...read more
On Friday June 20, 2014 the Ithaca Police Department responded to 224 East State Street, Simeon’s Restaurant, regarding a tractor trailer that had struck the building. Ithaca Police officers w...read more
A memorial service has been set for the Tompkins County woman who was killed in the Ithaca Commons crash. The service for Amanda Bush will be held at two o'clock next Monday afternoon, at Lake Watch ...read more
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UPDATE 5:30am New York State Electric and Gas is reporting that they are working to continue restoring power for customers in the Finger Lakes Region. Yates County remains the hardest hit following T...read more
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Along the east coast and southern part of the country, an ugly and dangerous weed reaches out and makes life difficult for boaters and fishermen. It's called hydrilla, and it's been a thorn in the sid...read more
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A severe thurderstorm warning is in effect for parts of Tompkins County through 10:30PM.  The following is the official statement from the National Weather Service in Binghamton: [audio:stormwar...read more
A 28 year old Tompkins County man faces felony unlawful surveillance charges following the investigation into a physical altercation that occurred at a Dryden trailer park.   Matthew Weaver...read more
A 31 year old Tompkins County man was killed following a head on crash on Route 13 in Dryden Sunday afternoon. 24 year old Rachelle Williams of Sylvan Beach was traveling north around 4:30 p.m. when ...read more
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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi of California was back in Seneca Falls Sunday as she headlined a bus tour called "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds." The first woman to serve as Speaker of the House of...read more
They all beat the roll of the dice. The New York Gaming Facility Location Board today set the minimum capital investment for the four new casino licenses by region and zone.  All three proposals...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed is denying a report a man that allegedly has ties with the National Republican Congressional Committee attempted to place a Green Party member on the ballot in the race for the 23...read more
A 29 year old Ithaca man is charged with felony criminal contempt after he allegedly dragged a woman with his vehicle. When officers arrived in the 700 block of South Meadow Street around 5 Saturday ...read more
The number of unemployed people in both Schuyler and Yates County for March decreased from where figures stood a year ago. The jobless rate for Yates County for last month was 6.4 percent, down from ...read more
The victim in Friday's camper trailer fire that caught fire Friday morning on Porter Hill Road in the Tompkins County Town of Enfield has been identified.  State Police believe 62 year old Russe...read more
It might be unseasonably cold outside, but the political rhetoric is heating up in the hotly contested 23rd. Congressional District where incumbent Republican Tom Reed is exchanging political jabs wit...read more
A camper caught on fire friday morning on Porter Hill Road in the Tompkins County Town of Enfield and the driver inside was killed.  Rescue crews arrived about 9:30AM, but it was too late to sa...read more
An inmate at the Tompkins County Jail was found dead in his cell Wednesday morning. Travis Yavits of Ithaca entered jail late Tuesday afternoon to serve a 60 day sentence for a larceny conviction.&nb...read more
A retired New York State Police investigator was sentenced to one year in Tompkins County Jail for his sexual abuse conviction.  61 year old Randolph Stark of Ulysses was found guilty in Februar...read more
Ithaca police have arrested a 17 year-old woman for an alleged gunpoint kidnapping and robbery that occurred in the city on March 28th. Emily Morris of Ithaca was taken into custody, Wednesday, for a...read more
  A pot deal turned into a robbery on Wednesday morning in Ithaca when three men forced entry into a house at East Spencer Street, stole some items, took off in a northerly direction.  OA...read more
An Ithaca man who agreed to sell pot to another man got a rude awakening on Wednesday morning when the alleged pot buyer showed up with two friends and the three of them forced their way inside the ma...read more
Ithaca Police today arrested a TCAT (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit) employee for allegedly skimming money from the bus company. Police say Pamela Johnson embezzled 247-thousand dollars over the...read more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a disaster in 19 upstate New York counties where the severe winter weather has caused extensive damage to the region's vineyards. U.S. Senators Kirsten...read more
A Tompkins County woman was stopped at Hancock International Airport in Syracuse after a gun was found in her carry-on bag Sunday morning. The Groton woman was stopped by a TSA officer after the X-ra...read more
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03/26/14 UPDATE 4pm- Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators today charged an eleven year old boy with setting a fire that resulted in the loss of four buildings in the Village of Ovid, New York ...read more
A Tompkins County man has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine at his Groton home. 27 year old Jason Harvey faces felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and felony unlawful m...read more
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The Romulus Lady Warriors basketball team finished off their perfect season Sunday with a 47-40 win over Fort Edward to win the New York State Class "D" championship.  Zoe McDonald and Breanne B...read more
A 5-THOUSAND dollar reward is now being offered for the arrests of two men that robbed an Ithaca Rite-Aid store of an unknown controlled susbtance last weekend.  The Tompkins County Sheriff's Of...read more
UPDATE 6am- NYSEG reports all the power in the Finger Lakes Region has been restored, RG&E says 68 customers in Victor are still in the dark. _____________________________________________________...read more
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An Ithaca-based group called Sustainable Tompkins has given an award to the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail. Cayuga County Tourism Office executive director Meg Vanek tells Finger Lakes News Radio abou...read more
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    The Food Bank of the Southern Tier again this year is taking part in the Feinstein Foundation’s Million Dollar Challenge to fight hunger. The Food Bank's Missy Goetschius tells u...read more
New York State is home to more than 17 thousand highway bridges. The Department of Transportation has released data from around New York depicting what bridges are structurally deficient, functionally...read more
Last week the state's unemployment rate were released at 7.1 percent. The New York State Department of Labor has now released a preliminary list of local area unemployment rates for December 2013. Ac...read more
The investigation into a possible meth lab inside of a Tompkins County home last weekend has led to the arrest of a 31 year old Newfield woman.  After confirming a possible meth lab at Krystle B...read more
Wind Chill Advisory URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 939 AM EST THU JAN 23 2014 NYZ001>003-010>014-019>021-085-232245- /O.CON.KBUF.WC.Y.0006.140124T0300Z-14...read more
Wind Chill Advisory URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 1107 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014 NYZ001>005-010>014-019>021-085-220015- /O.CON.KBUF.WC.Y.0005.140121T2300Z-140...read more
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening for Seneca, Wayne, Cayuga, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, and Chemung Counties.  Rain wil...read more
Residents in the Fall Creek neighborhood in the City of Ithaca are experiencing localized flooding due to an ice jam in Cascadilla Creek.  City Officials are monitoring all of the creeks closely,...read more
State police say two people have died in a two-car crash on Route 96 in Tompkins County. The accident happened around 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve in Newfield. Police say 19-year-old James Crosby of Van E...read more
Tompkins County ranks ninth in the state in DWI conviction rate over the last four years, according to records kept by the DA's office. The Ithaca Journal reports a 69 percent conviction rate between ...read more
Over the past several weeks, the City of Ithaca, has been plaqued by a rash of daytime, residential burglaries, which has prompted Ithaca Police Chief, John R. Barber, to appoint a special investigati...read more
A Watkins Glen man will officially become a New York State Trooper today. Joseph Crane, Junior is among 2-HUNDRED new Troopers that will be honored in the state capital for completing the New York St...read more
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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is once again teaming this year with the Venison Donation Program to help those in need.  The Food Bank's Missy Goetschius tells us more about this partnership....read more
The body of an elderly man recovered on Friday afternoon at Taughannock State Park near Trumansburg in Tompkins County.   A passerby spotted the body in a creek below the gorge trail and c...read more
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For many, it's too early and it couldn't come at a worse time as we approach the busiest travel day of the year later this week.  The powerful storm that has hammered the West will hit the South ...read more
The Tompkins County District Attorney office claims a 31-year-old Moravia woman found dead on a Dryden road last week was fatally injured when she fell out of a car. Arthur Basso of Moravia has been ...read more
  A free electronics recycling event will be held Saturday afternoon at Ithaca High School.  State Senator Tom O Mara is hosting the event where area residents can drop off old or unused ...read more
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office's website reports the arrest of a Moravia man in connection with the death of Crystal Grobelny, whose body was found on the side of West Dryden Road in Tompk...read more
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 31-year-old Moravia woman, whose body was found on the side of the road.  A motorist spotted the body of Crystal Grobelny...read more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Wednesday traveled to Binghamton, New York to discuss how the approved casino gaming amendment has the potential to bring millions of dollars in new revenue to school district...read more
More than a dozen fire companies from Schuyler, Tompkins, Chemung and Tioga Counties battled a fire at an auto body shop in the village of Spencer Monday morning.  The fire at Walter’s Bod...read more
A 23-yea- old Buffalo man wanted in connection with a homicide was arrested in Tompkins County Wednesday.  Elhajji Elshabazz is accused of robbing a woman at the Ithaca Econo Lodge Wednesday aft...read more
If your string cheese spoils before you get a chance to eat it,  check the sell-by date: if it falls between October 25, 2013 and February 11, 2014, throw it away. That's the word from the Food B...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed believes converting a Tompkins County coal-fired power plant to natural gas will result in job growth and tax base stabilization.  Reed talked about studies that accompanied ...read more
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The Cayuga Community Health Network is inviting you to a lunch next month. Executive Director Irv Lyons tells Finger Lakes News Radio all about it. [audio:CCHNluncheon001.mp3][/audio]Two groups wil...read more
Unemployment figures for the month of March have been released by the New York State Department of Labor and Yates County's jobless rate dropped almost one full percentage point. In February, unemplo...read more
The Ithaca-Tompkins County Airport and the Griffiss Tower in Rome are two of 149 air traffic control towers the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday it would close across the country. The...read more
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We're almost a year away from the next Election, but here in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, the "2014 political season" is underway.  Residents of the 23rd Congressional District might have ...read more
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The SPCA of Tompkins County has completed the intake of 23 Chihuahuas and mixed breed small dogs from Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles.   Executive Director Jim Bouderau says this ...read more
In Ontario County the Victor Schools are in lockdown due to a police situation located in the village on Ketchum Street. Ontario County deputies have a street in Victor closed off after a report of a...read more
Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that $75 million in New York State grant funding will be available through Statewide Interoperability Communications Grants (SICG) to help counties strengthen and...read more
The Tompkins County Legislature will consider a ban on takeout plastic bags when it meets Monday. The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council is proposing the ban and will brief lawmakers on ...read more
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Martha Robertson, Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature and 23rd Congressional District candidate, was in Elmira Wednesday to call on Congressman Tom Reed to do his part and help end the government...read more
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The New York State Public Service Commission will be holding a public hearing on the repowering of the Cayuga Power Plant tonight at 6 at the Lansing Middle School.  State Senator Mike Nozzolio j...read more
Ithaca Police Department officers responded to a home on Ridgewood Road regarding a report of a resident being awakened by someone inside of the residence Thursday morning.  The description gath...read more
Congressman Tom Reed will host four more town hall meetings Saturday, May 11th in Ontario, Steuben, and Tompkins counties. The meetings provide an opportunity for residents to express opinions and spe...read more
The Tompkins County Legislature, after listening to over two hours of concerned public comment and discussing the issue for another hour-and-a-half, reached its position on the New York SAFE Act. ...read more
The man wanted in connection with a shooting that took place a week ago on Oak Avenue in Ithaca has turned himself into police.  Tyrell Mccargo was arrested Monday night at the Ithaca Police Dep...read more
On January 5, 2013 The Ithaca Police Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department hosted a Gun Buyback Program. The program was held at the Ithaca Fire Department Central Fire Station...read more
The United Gun Owners of New York State group has posted a video of their last meeting with local sheriffs throughout discussing the New York SAFE act. Sheriffs Jack S. Stenberg of Seneca County, Wil...read more
A Dryden woman wants to be the next representative for the 23rd Congressional District. The chairwoman of the Tompkins County Legislature, Democrat Martha Robertson, as announced she is running for t...read more
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Nate Shinagawa, 2012 Democratic Nominee for Congress and Tompkins County Legislator, announced Tuesday he will not be running for Congress in 2014.  [audio:Shinagawa2014.mp3] Shinagawa says his ...read more
Texting while driving is a bad idea.  Texting while driving this summer is even worse.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a summer crackdown on distracted driving.  New York State Police ...read more
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Congress headed home for a Fourth of July recess without passing a bill that would prevent interest rates from doubling on federal student loans today. Tompkins County Legislature Chairperson and 23rd...read more
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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has received a half-million dollar grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation, naming the Food Bank’s warehouse. Natasha Thompson, Food Bank President say ...read more
A 50 year old Tompkins County man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred at his home Friday night. According to the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office, Thomas Warren allege...read more
A Ithaca woman has been arrested after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the leg.  31 year old Jennifer Kaufman was charged with Assault in the Second Degree.  On July 6th police resp...read more
UPDATE 10:45am 05/01/13 - Unsafe speed around a curve appears to be the cause of yesterday's crash that spilled an estimated 100,000 pounds of trash off Route 96A. State police say 52-year old Thoma...read more
Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will spend $3.6 million to create four new food distribution hubs across upstate New York, creating 150 jobs and giving farmers new opportunities to get their prod...read more
A homeless man in Ithaca has been arrested for allegedly threatening people with a machete. Police say John Carle was arrested behind Cecil A. Malone Drive around ten o'clock last night. 45-year-old C...read more
Deer from Tompkins County have made it.  A new wildlife documentary on PBS has elevated the animals into showbiz. Deer from the Village of Cayuga Heights are a central element of “The Priv...read more
One victim was shot in the leg, the other in the face and police are still looking for a New York City man inconnection with the shooting in the Tompkins County Town of Newfield Tuesday. 35-year old ...read more
A member of the Cornell University wrestling team has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged incident that occurred last Saturday morning.  22 year old Peter Mesko is accused of un...read more
Escaped sex offender Shane Jacobs, whose GPS tracking bracelet was found near the Trumansburg School District campus in Tompkins County last Monday, has been captured in South Dakota Jacobs was ...read more
Environmental officials say a law that allowed hunters to kill big game with crossbows during the regular firearms seasons in New York is expiring at the end of the year.  That means hunters can...read more
Tourist spending is on the increase in New York, but some Finger Lakes counties aren't seeing as big an increase.  While New York tourists spent just over six percent more in 2012 than the previo...read more
Dozens of new energy projects will be coming to New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo approving 54 million dollars under his New York Sun initiative. The money will create 79 large-scale energy projec...read more
The Tompkins County Republican party has announced two candidates for Tompkins County Legislature. Amy Scott will run for the 13th district seat in the western part of Dryden now held by Martha Robert...read more
2:15pm Update-A Syracuse man, missing for two years, has been identified by police as the person whose skeletal remains were found yesterday at Taughannock Falls State Park.  41-year old Brian Au...read more
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The Schuyler County Historical Society is hosting a unique event featuring a local author tonight at the Brick Tavern Museum in Montour Falls.  Director Andrew Tompkins tells us more.[audio:Havan...read more
Unemployment in Schuyler and Yates Counties dropped last month.  In Yates County, the jobless rate went from 6.7 percent in April to 5.9 percent in May.  Yates County is now 5th among New Y...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed says he wants to make it easy for constituents to reach out to him, and with a congressional district the size of the state New Jersey, that's a tall order.  Wednesday night...read more
ITHACA -- Herbicide treatments to control hydrilla, an invasive species that threatens all of the Finger Lakes and Great Lakes, begins this morning in several areas in the Ithaca area. There are five...read more
Sheriffs Jack S. Stenberg of Seneca County, William E. Yessman, Jr. of Schuyler County, and Kenneth W. Lansing of Tompkins County will be the featured speakers at United Gun Owners of New York State&r...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
A man in Tompkins County is suspected of handing out fliers in an attempt to meet 13 Caucasian women that he would marry.  The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office and Ithaca City Police Department ...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
An elderly Tompkins County woman was killed and 5 other people were injured following a two car crash on State Route 79 in Dryden Monday.           &...read more
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  An open house is being held Sunday by the Schuyler County Historical Society in Montour Falls. Andrew Tompkins is with the Historical Society and he tells us more.... [audio:SCHSOpenHouse.M...read more
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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier's 6th annual Fill the Bus campaign has come to a conclusion and the results are in. Here's the Food Bank's Missy Goetschius to tell us more. [audio:FilltheBus13resul...read more
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The 6th annual "Fill the Bus" campaign to benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Backpack Program is underway for the next two weeks.  As it has in year's past, Wegmans grocery stores in Co...read more
Democrat Martha Robertson of Dryden, a newly-announced candidate for the congressional seat held by Republican Congressman Tom Reed of Corning, stopped in Geneva Friday as part of a whirlwind tour to ...read more
Visit GreenStar Natural Foods Market for food, fun and a bit of education starting on Thursday, April 11 and running through Earth Day on Monday, April 12t. On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, Mayor Svan...read more
According to figures released this week by the state Department of Labor, unemployment in Yates County increased from 6.5 percent in September to 6.6 percent last month. The county still ranks third i...read more
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Ask yourself how do you get around... is it easy? Or, do you find yourself late for work, unable to get to the doctors.  If your frustrated with transportation around the Finger Lakes you can mak...read more
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Democrat Nate Shinagawa fresh off his Primary win Tuesday night tells Finger Lakes News Radio/ WFLR News , he is  anxious to have a series of in-depth debates with Republican Congressman Tom Reed...read more
NEW YORK STATE -- Six SUNY schools are on the Princeton Review's list of the "Best Value Colleges" for 2012. First, though, here are some quick facts you may not know about our state university system...read more
On Thursday, August 1, 2013, the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) along with the Ithaca Police Department, the Groton Police Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff...read more
The sentencing hearing for Jamel Boooker, who shot Ithaca Police Department Officer Anthony Augustine in the line of duty in October of 2012, is scheduled for this afternoon at the Tompkins County Cou...read more
It's a powerful component for making a bomb such as the one that brought down the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. It's also used for making meth. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office has...read more
A New York City court overseeing Congressional redistricting in New York State has released its plan earlier than expected. The judge's proposal to redraw congressional districts in New York eliminat...read more
State Police in Ithaca arrested a 67 year old Dryden man over the weekend after an investigation revealed his involvement with manufacturing child porn.  Paul Mangum was arrested after New York S...read more
The SPCA of Tompkins County has completed the intake of 23 small dogs from Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles and the little Chihuahuas and mixed breed small dogs will start being available fo...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
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A new congressional district brings along with it a new set of problems, challenges, and opportunities.   Congressman Tom Reed discovered that last night when he held his first Seneca Falls ...read more
ITHACA -- The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network and the Cayuga Inlet Hydrilla Task Force are sponsoring a hydrilla workshop from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Merrill Family Sailing Center in Ithaca. The DEC's ...read more
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Two people have already thrown their hat into the race for the 29th Congressional District seat currently held by Tom Reed, which will become the 23rd Congressional District with redistricting.  ...read more
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The Geneva School District has selected Trina S. Newton to be the District's next School Superintendent. Newton is currently the assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and accountability...read more
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How about a slushy ? A slushy day that it is and not the 7-11 ice treat. Kevin Williams says as we move through the day we will have our first encounter with wet snow          ...read more
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A published report in Monday's Buffalo News claims between 2005 and this year, Congressman Tom Reed was tardy paying his property taxes 38 times.  The report claims Reed has paid close to 35-HUND...read more
The driver of a car was killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer rig in Tompkins County Saturday. The crash happened at the intersection of Routes 13 and 366 in Dryden at about 2:45AM. The tractor-tra...read more
Ithaca Police report two robbery suspects have been arrested. Police say 34-year-old Kimberly Larking and 37-year-old Leaddice Daniels were taken into custody last night near a Holiday Inn in Ith...read more
Yesterday The Auburn Citizen announced it would not publish a Monday edition starting next month.  The Syracuse Post Standard has already cut back it's printed edition for home delivery to just t...read more
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Six members of an Amish family from Interlaken were tossed from their buggy Sunday morning on County Road 139 in the Town of Ovid when they were rear ended by a car driven by 29-year old Natalie Cov...read more
Two women were killed and another person was seriously injured following a 2 car accident on Route 13 in Newfield, near the Schuyler-Tompkins County line Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened jus...read more
ITHACA -- The Finger Lakes Land Trust, based in Ithaca, has announced another conservation easement -- 100 acres of land in the town of Dryden, in northern Tompkins County. The land is in an area kno...read more
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      Bishop  Robert  Cunningham, the Apostolic Administrator for the  Diocese of Rochester announced the start of the 2013-2014  Catholic Ministries Appeal tod...read more
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Later this month, Tompkins County Legislature Chairperson Martha Robertson will hold a fundraising event featuring Peter Yarrow of the musical group Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow was convicted in 1970 ...read more
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This week State Senator Mike Nozzolio joined other leaders to call on the New York State Public Service Commission to repower the Cayuga Power Plant. Congressman Tom Reed supports the initiative. &nbs...read more
UPDATE 7:50PM: There are currently 131 customers without power in Steuben County in the towns of Erwin, Freemont and Hornellsville. Power has been restored in Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.----------...read more
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 35-year-old Newfield man wanted in connection with the shooting of two men Tuesday afternoon.  Donnell Harrison is accused of shooting two N...read more
U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are asking the federal government to keep Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport in Tompkins County ope...read more
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors is meeting Tuesday to discuss the motion to repeal and reconsider the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act that was passed in January by Governo...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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AUBURN -- Two more brush fires were set Tuesday in southern Cayuga County, on Old State Road in Locke and on Rt. 90 near Lick Street in Summerhill.  Cayuga County Sheriff's investigator Joe Weeks...read more
Ithaca Police are investigating several burglaries that occurred in the City of Ithaca March 16th 2012. At approximately 7:46PM Ithaca Police Officers responded to Wyllie Dry Cleaning at 425 W. Seneca...read more
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A rally is planned Saturday in the Tompkins County village of Lansing to oppose a proposal that's been made to repower the Cayuga Power Plant.  The Finger Lakes Action Network is helping organize...read more
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    The suspect's name in the shooting of Ithaca Police Officer Tony Augustine has been released. In a news conference held by Ithaca Police Friday, Police Chief Ed Vallely described wha...read more
Two women were killed and another person was seriously injured following a 2 car accident on Route 13 in Newfield, near the Schuyler-Tompkins County line Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened jus...read more
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The Hussman Foundation of Maryland is offering a 58-thousand dollar challenge grant to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier so they can buy a 3rd refrigerated truck for their fleet. Food Bank Communicat...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed tells us he has gotten a warm reception while campaigning in the new areas of his district including Seneca and Tompkins counties .        &nbs...read more
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Democrat Nate Shinagawa says it's time to stop the bickering in Congress and find soultions for the nation's lagging economy and the weak job market. He is in a three way race for the Democratic nomin...read more
A one car accident in Tompkins County killed a 22 year old Freeville man Tuesday night.  Emergency crews were called to a one car rollover accident on Pinckney Road in Dryden with five people ins...read more
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann released her preliminary maps for the 27 Congressional districts in New York State, down from the current 29. Common Cause, the good govern...read more
Break out your New York State maps. U.S. Magistrate Roanne Mann this morning issued her own redrawn boundary lines for New York's congressional districts and it's quite a bit different from the plans ...read more
  Under the new plan, assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb would see his district change.  He will no longer represent parts of five counties - instead he will represent all of Ontario and...read more
  Animal welfare officials are looking for a home for a 6 1/2-foot-long boa constrictor that was found by a homeowner doing some work under his house. The Tompkins County Society for the Preve...read more
The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Devolpment Council holds a local meeting in Geneva on Wednesday night August 31st.  The meeting begins at 6pm at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront. The public is invi...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
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The three Democrats seeking to unseat Congressman Tom Reed in the new 23rd Congressional District hold a Joint Appearance at the Geneva Free Library tonight at 7. Hopeful Nate Shinagawa says it's tim...read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has written a strongly-worded letter to the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency, asking that they release $380,000 to combat hydrilla, the invasive ...read more
News Release From Ithaca Police: The Ithaca Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit in cooperationwith the Tompkins county District Attorney’s Office, recently conducted aninvestig...read more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that in the first twelve hours of Operation Hang Up more than 150 drivers were ticketed for using hand-held devices. One State Trooper issued eight tickets in ...read more
Camp Iroquois provides an extraordinary experience for New York State youth between 9 and 12 years old.  Since 1987, the camp program has helped build self-esteem and reinforce positive behavior ...read more
  According to figures released by the State Department of Labor this week, unemployment in Schuyler County jumped to 8.3 percent from November to December.  The jobless rate for Schuyler...read more
A Tompkins County town is facing off with an energy company over a proposed ban on natural gas drilling. Lawyers for the town of Dryden went before a judge Friday to defend its right to enact local ...read more
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The United States Department of Transportation has committed to funding the control tower at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, so weary travelers won't have to worry about the control tower being ...read more
Here are the links to Finger Lakes Area Counties, and their individual 2012 county election results. Cayuga County Chemung County Monroe County Ontario County Onondaga County Schuyler County Se...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
  A strong thunderstorm brought heavy winds, lots of lightning and hail to Tompkins County just before 8 p.m. Thursday.Emergency dispatchers say the storm knocked down trees and power lines acro...read more
A Marine from Ithaca was critically injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. According to information provided by his family, Marine Corps Corporal Christopher Bordoni was critically hurt on Janu...read more
The Tompkins County man that pled guilty last month to trying to extort 250 THOUSAND dollars from Paula Deen was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday. Back in August, 62 year old Thomas Pa...read more
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A new name and face is taking over the Finger Lakes State Parks. Fred Bonn has been named the new director. In a news release, state parks commissioner Rose Harvey says Bonn will begin his new job ne...read more
Airport officials across the country are urging Congress to come to terms on the deficit and end sequestration. 238 airports are in jeopardy of having their air traffic control towers closed because o...read more
An unidentified 30 year old man was killed Tuesday after becoming entangled in a piece of farm equipment.  The accident happened at the Swey-o-lakan Farm on Bostwick Road in Ithaca at around 1 T...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
Three Tompkins-Cortland Community College students have been arrested in connection with a gang assault that occurred in Cortland last Friday night. 19 year old Richard Reneck 19 year old Wayne Harri...read more
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The 5th annual "Fill the Bus" campaign to benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Backpack Program kicked off its two week run this past Friday.  As it has in year's past, Wegmans grocery st...read more
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory, in concern of Ozone pollutants.  The advisory will be in effect from 11a.m. through 11p.m ...read more
NOZZOLIO APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR SEEKING DISASTER AID FOR                 FARMERS IMPACTED BY SUDDEN WEATHER CHANGES &n...read more
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The latest  county by county health rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation were released this week and Ontario County stays in the top 10 in New York for  a second straight year. O...read more
Albany, N.Y., March 28—New York State Senators Tom O’Mara, Mike Nozzolio and James Seward announced today that the 2012-2013 state budget includes $800,000 in funding to assist l...read more
The 82-year-old Tompkins County woman reported missing over the weekend has been found dead.  According to authorities, Johanna Kirkwood was found dead in an open area between East Shore Drive an...read more
EASTERN FINGER LAKES -- Auburn native Ann Marie Buerkle could be in serious political trouble. It now appears most likely her district will be reconfigured. Under the new plan,  Buerkl...read more
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An email sent out by Tompkins County Legislature Chairperson and 23rd Congressional District candidate Martha Robertson’s campaign is causing quite a stir amongst Republicans. Ian Prior with the...read more
Dozens of canoers and kayakers took to the southern end of Seneca Lake Saturday to protest plans for an underground liquid petroleum gas storage facility. Inergy plans to store over two million barrel...read more
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5pm UPDATE - A very strong storm moved along the 104 corridor Wednesday afternoon from Monroe County, through Wayne and Cayuga Counties, and then into Oswego County. The National Weather Service says...read more
Bidding has begun for the transformer that needs replacing in Cayuga County.  The transformer is located at the Auburn Correctional Facility and estimated to cost from 100,000 dollars to 250,000 ...read more
GENEVA—Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning) and Democratic challenger Nate Shinagawa argued their specific viewpoints on issues concerning the 23rd Congressional District during a debate held at Hob...read more
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Another successful Fill the Bus campaign recently concluded for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.  Here's the Food Bank's Missy Goetschius with the results....   [audio:FilltheBus12resul...read more
On December 1st, 2011 at approximately 12:08 am the Ithaca Police responded to K building at Chestnut Hill Apartments for a reported shooting. The victim Fransico “Rico” Santiago was locat...read more
On Tuesday, May 29th, at approximately 10:00 PM, Ithaca Police Officers were called to respond to a robbery in progress at 215 N. Meadow St., the Byrne Dairy. Upon arrival officers made contact with t...read more
It could have been a completely different outcome if it had't been for the working fire alarm in the bedroom.  Shortly before 8:00 AM this morning, Tompkins County 911 Center received a call from...read more
Authorities say a 22-year-old Tompkins County man has been charged with cruelty to animals after he backed his car over three puppies, killing two and injuring the third. Troopers say Dustin White wa...read more
A 28 year old Ithaca man, who serves as a Tompkins County legislator, has announced he will run for the proposed 23rd Congressional District seat, which, if approved, would include Seneca, Yates, Schu...read more
NEW YORK -- A magistrate judge, from New York City, has released her proposed Congressional redistricting maps. And if these proposed maps get final approval from a three-judge panel, it's excellent n...read more
A 17 year old Ithaca teen has been arrested in connection with the Thursday night stabbings of 4 women in the 600 block of Chestnut Street.  Dante Sweat faces felony assault charges.  Follo...read more
Who's throwing dead cats into a gorge near Cornell University? Cornell police and the SPCA want to know. Someone has thrown four or five dead cats into the water in Cascadilla Gorge near campus. Ithac...read more
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Could there be an alternative to repowering the coal fired power plant in Lansing?  Tompkins County Legislature Chair Martha Robertson believes the use of bio mass could be the answer.   [a...read more
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Once again this year, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is taking part in the Feinstein Foundation's one-MILLION dollar Challenge to fight hunger. The Food Bank's Missy Smith tells more about the Cha...read more
Do you have a Christmas tree? Not sure what to do with it after the holidays? The Ithaca Department of Public Works will be collecting discarded Christmas trees this month, ending the week of Februa...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
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With food banks and non-profits facing record requests for services, sourcing and providing protein is often a challenge. This past Friday, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier received a generous donat...read more
SCHUMER TO BRING EPA & ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS TO FINGER LAKES REGION TO DEVELOP LONG-TERM PLAN TO PREVENT AND UPROOT HYDRILLA—INVASIVE SPECIES CANNOT SPREADBEYOND CAYUGA INLET   Schu...read more
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AUBURN -- A Civil Service test, the first step in becoming an Auburn police officer, will be offered on November 17th. The deadline to apply is October 17th. Auburn Police Chief Gary Giannotta says th...read more
The driver of a car was killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer rig in Tompkins County Saturday. The crash happened at the intersection of Routes 13 and 366 in Dryden at about 2:45AM.  21 year ...read more
Authorities have called off the search on Cayuga Lake for a missing Cornell student who was to have graduated Sunday.Family and friends of 22 year old Christopher Dennis gathered Monday night at Taugh...read more
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Last Friday, funding was restored to the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control programs.  Congressman Tom Reed was asked if the funding would help save the air traffic control tow...read more
It's going to be an exciting new season at Watkins Glen International. It's opening weekend and to kick it off Friday is the 9th annual Toyota Green Grand Prix from 9-4. Then the real action begins wi...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
Congressman Tom Reed and his opponent for the newly formed 23rd Congressional District seat have agreed to a debate in the fall.  Reed and Democratic candidate Nate Shinagawa will take part in a...read more
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In a bit more than 2 weeks voters head to the polls to pick a Democratic candidate to face Congressman Tom Reed in the fall. Tompkins County Legislator  Nate Shinagawa  says he has one thing...read more
A 29 year old Trumansburg man has been acquitted of murder in the shooting of his father following a confrontation at their Tompkins County home in November of 2010.      &nb...read more
Units from the Ithaca Police Department, Cornell Police, and the Tompkins County Sheriffs Office responded to the area of Thurston Ave. and Roberts Place early Sunday morning for a large fight with ap...read more
Another Democrat has declared their intention to run for the 23rd Congressional District seat. Melissa Dobson is a lawyer that works with startup companies across the Southern Tier and throughout New...read more
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Could the FBI soon be getting involved in investigating the September 30th fundraising email Tompkins County Legislature Chairperson Martha Robertson sent claiming "GOP Ops" were trying to shut down h...read more
A Tompkins County man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to trying to extort 200-THOUSAND dollars from Paula Deen by threatening to reveal damaging information about the embattled celebrity cook i...read more
The Tompkins County Legislature has confirmed the appointment of Karen Baer as Tompkins County Director of Human Rights. County Administrator Joe Mareane’s appointment was confirmed by unanimous...read more
South Seneca Elementary School recently held their High Five/R.E.A.C.H. Award Assembly for the first ten weeks of school. Also recognized were reading goals and perfect attendance. In addition, the El...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
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on October 11, 2012, an Ithaca Police Officer attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in the West Hill area of the City.  The driver fled the vehicle and a short foot chase...read more
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Eleven housing rehabilitation and community development projects have signed contracts with the state and are moving forward with the first stages of more than 3-MILLION dollars in awards from Governo...read more
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So far, three Democrats have come forward to challenge Congressman Tom Reed for his re-districted 23rd Congressional District seat in the fall.  Congressman Reed said he's glad people are coming ...read more
The number of suspicious brush fires and their locations continues to grow as police now beleive over 30 fires in four counties could be connected.  Cayuga County Sheriff's Investigators say fir...read more
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  Parmenter Incorporated, a tire and automotive business with locations in Odessa, Montour Falls and Geneva has made a 119-THOUSAND dollar donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. ...read more
A youth care professional arrested for allegedly raping a resident at an Ontario County facility now faces more charges in Livingston County. Melissa Canough   28-year old Melissa Canough is c...read more
New York will spend $25 million bringing the Internet to more than 150,000 households into rural parts of the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. The money comes from competitive grants in th...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
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has issued a Missing Adult Alert for 81-year-old Johanna Kirkwood of Lansing.  Kirkwood suffers from advanced dementia. Deputies say she wondered away from ho...read more
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A Tompkins County man was arrested Friday and charged with trying to extort money from embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen. Details from ABC's Deirdre Bryant[audio:PaulaDeenExtortion.MP3]  &nbs...read more
 Cindy Kimble, President of Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, has announced the publication of the 2013 Finger Lakes Travel Guide.  The FLTA guide is the only tourism industry publication that ...read more
A 21 year old Ithaca man faces multiple charges, including robbery, resisting arrest and harassment following his arrest for an incident that occurred Sunday night. Ithaca Police say it happened at t...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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Immediately following the path of destruction left behind from last Thursday's devasting storms and tornadoes that raveged portions of Chemung County, more than 40 fire departments from outside county...read more
Ithaca police officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Lake Avenue for a report of a home invasion robbery. The victim of the robbery reported that there were three suspects and they were descri...read more
UPDATE: The Ithaca Police Department arrested an 18 year old male inconnection with two burglaries. On March 13th, 2012 Za Zas Cuisine reported a burglary in which the suspect smashed a window to gai...read more
Jamel A. Booker of Ithaca was arrested on February  8th, 2011, in connection with a shooting that took place in the 500 block of West Green Street on April 9th, 2011. A superior Court Arr...read more
First responders rescued a group of summer campers from the waters of Cayuga Lake this afternoon. The call came in to Tompkins County 9-1-1 at about noon, reporting a sinking boat with children in the...read more
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With food banks and non-profits facing record requests for services, sourcing and providing protein is often a challenge. This past Friday, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier received a generous 40-TH...read more
Three officers were injured by vehicle stolen by a Syracuse man in Ithaca Thursday. Just after noon Ithaca Police Department officers responded to a Hess gas station on Elmira Road for a car being sto...read more
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The Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport will be one of 149 airports to lose funding for their air traffic control tower beginning next month in a bid by the FAA to shave approximately 75-MILLION dollars ...read more
Cayuga Community College is working in collaboration to bring SUNY "ENGINE" to Auburn. CCC in cooperation with Broome Community College, Syracuse University and the Lumina Foundation are going to co-h...read more
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Local historian, teacher, and author Gary Emerson will hold a presentation on John Magee and his family and their impact on Watkins Glen and Schuyler County Saturday.  County historian Andrew Tom...read more
The Yates County Sheriffs Office has released information on a meth lab bust that took place last Thursday at a house on State Route 14 A in the Town of Starkey The following people were arrested &n...read more
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A Very Special Evening of Music Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Natalie Merchant and Her Band to benefit the fight against hydrofracking.       &nb...read more
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  Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the state is giving 1 million dollars in grants to eight New York food banks, as well as an additional 620-THOUSAND dollars to food pantries in flood...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
As the presidential and vice presidential debates immerse the country in heated discussion, the leaders of HWS Votes seek to create a similar level of civic engagement on campus. On Friday, Oct. 26, ...read more
  In a three way race for the opportunity to represent the 23rd Congressional district on the Democratic line, Nate Shinagawa was victorious in yesterday's primary. The Tompkins County lawmaker...read more
Unemployment in Schuyler County dropped in April to 8.4 percent, down from 9.0 in March.  The jobless rate in Yates County also dropped from March to April from 7.6 percent to 6.8 percent. Tompk...read more
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We learned once again yesterday to not put away those snow shovels before the calendar reads May.  Staff meterologist Kevin Williams says while the storm was an elevation based storm, some parts ...read more
Ithaca Police used some extra muscle serving a narcotics search warrant before dawn this morning. The SWAT team, patrol officers, sheriff's deputies, state police and Groton police raided two homes in...read more
Here are links to many Finger Lakes Area counties and their Board of Election's websites with the latest updated infromation on the 2011 local election results.      &nbs...read more
A Missouri man was caught trying to break into an Ithaca business Friday morning -- naked. Police say Stephen Perll smashed the door of a business on West Buffalo Street around 4:30 Friday morning. Co...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed 's recent vote supporting his party's "Smarter Solutions for Students Act" has drawn the ire of his presumed Democratic opponent Martha Robertson.  The Tompkins County Legisl...read more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in the news this week after he revealed he underwent a gastric bypass operation to help him lose weight. Congressman Tom Reed has also joined that club. Reed has...read more
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  The 2013 County Health Rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have just come out. In New York, Livingston County is the healthiest. Yates ranks 6th, Ontario 11th, Seneca 23rd, Schu...read more
Sandra Steingraber PhD., biologist, author and Trumansburg resident, was arrested alongside eleven residents of Seneca Lake and local college students to oppose Kansas City, MO based Inergy, LP’...read more
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Even though he received 48 percent of the vote in the 2012 election against Congressman Tom Reed, former candidate Nate Shinagawa announced this week he will not run in 2014 for the 23rd District seat...read more
3:45pm update: The Ithaca Police Department says 20-year-old Joshua Endo, who was reported as missing by his parents today, was found dead this afternoon. He apparently took his own life in a wooded ...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
LAKE ONTARIO -- Next Tuesday, five kayakers will set out on a five-day, 112-mile trip from Ithaca to Oswego  -- to show the close connection between the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario. Among the ...read more
TOMPKINS COUNTY -- State Police have arrested a Ulysses man following a recent traffic stop on State Route 79 in the town of Hector -- a small community in Schuyler County, on the east side of Seneca ...read more
The three Cornell University students charged in the hazing death of another student, 19 year old George Desdunes, were found not guilty Tuesday by Tompkins County Judge Judith Rossiter.   ...read more
GROTON -- Brandy Hill was located and arrested earlier this morning by police in the village of Groton, the northern Tompkins County community that's only a few miles from where Hill grew up -- the Ca...read more
ALBANY -- A judge in the New York City area will make the final decision on Congressional redistricting. On Wednesday he got three suggestions -- three different plans -- from the Assembly Democrats, ...read more
DRYDEN - Fort Drum soldier Russell Marcum has finally been caught after being on the run since Thursday, and his father has also been arrested. Marcum was caught around 3 o'clock Saturday in the Tompk...read more
Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg announced Wednesday that he has entered into an agreement to house inmates from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in northern New York. “As part of...read more
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Tompkins-Cortland Community College is taking it's students to the next level. "The Sweet Life" is a cooking show that concentrates on foods that help watch your weight while eating what you thought y...read more
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