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NY task force reviews rollout of education reform

New York’s education policymakers say they really were listening, even to the shouting, during a series of public forums held to explain a slate of education reforms.

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Viva Taqueria restaurant evacuated due to fire

A structural fire broke out at a popular Mexican restaurant in downtown Ithaca Friday evening.

Appeals planned in federal suit against NY gun law

Opponents of SAFE Act plan to appeal a federal judge’s ruling this week that upheld its main tenets.

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Central New York one of six sites for drone research

Central New York will play a critical role in drone research as one of six sites in the nation selected by the FAA to test unmanned aircraft.

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Ithaca firefighters respond to multiple fires

Cold temperatures didn’t prevent several fires from breaking out in Danby and Ithaca Friday.

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IPD urges ice safety

Ithaca Police are reminding residents and visitors to use extreme caution when enjoying parks and trails this time of year.

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Truck hauling helicopter crashes on Thruway

State police say a Mercy Flight helicopter has fallen off a tractor-trailer after the truck crashed into the median of the Thruway in western New York.

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Warnings issued about price gouging after snow

NY’s Attorney General issues warning to vendors, public over pricing for goods, services after snow

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Snow, cold bring big taste of winter to Ithaca

Up to 12 inches of snow has fallen in some areas; wind chill warnings in place

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Community Closings – Friday, Jan. 3

Non-school related closings and cancellations for greater Ithaca area

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Pedestrian killed on Route 96 identified as 23-year-old Cornell student

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Accident happened around 4 a.m. Saturday on Route 96 just north of city

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Parks advocates applaud Cuomo’s budget proposal

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The group congratulates the governor on allocating money to repairing parks and historic sites.

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Jury selection moving forward for Cal Harris trial

Calvin Harris appeared on the CBS program 48 Hours. He is set to go on trial for the third time on allegations he murdered his wife. The program aired Monday, June 9, 2014/CBS News

A judge has also banned cameras from the courtroom.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in accident on Route 96 outside Ithaca

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Authorities now say pedestrian was killed in crash

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Prosecutor in Silver case sounds off

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has some harsh words for Albany politicians.