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Alice Trappler sentenced to 25 years to life

A woman who conspired with her ex-husband and his stepbrother to kill the father of her daughter was sentenced in Schuyler County Court Thursday.

WENY-TV reports that 41-year-old Alice Trappler of SteubenC ounty will serve 25 years to life in prison for plotting the April 2012 death of Daniel Bennett, who was the father of her infant daughter.

Along with the murder charges, she was also convicted on burglary and conspiracy charges.

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UPDATE: Woman dies after fall at Taughannock Falls State Park

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The woman reportedly fell between 80 and 100 feet from the South Rim Trail of the park; she was taken to Syracuse hospital, where she died from her injuries

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Woman dies from fall in Taughannock Falls State Park

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Park officials say a 24-year-old woman died Saturday after a fall from a cliff in the park Friday.

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Effects of environmental rules unclear for New York

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New national environmental guidelines are drawing praise and criticism from supporters of coal-fired power plants in New York.

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Gillibrand tours Ithaca startup works, holds business roundtable

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The New York senator held discussions with the owners of startup business ventures in Ithaca Monday.

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TECH MINUTE: Cornell professor discusses possibilities of photonics

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WHCU's Kyle Robertson speaks with Cornell physics professor Frank Wise on the science of photonics.