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Escape plot thwarted at Elmira Correctional Facility

Quick actions by corrections officers at the Elmira Correctional Facility helped to foil a complex and detailed escape plot that was set to take place over the holiday weekend.

A spokesperson for the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association says that multiple inmates were planning some sort of disruption inside the facility, with the ultimate goal of escaping.

The facility was put on lockdown Friday after officers were tipped off about the plan, the details of which have not been released.

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Lifton: Silver should be “innocent until proven guilty”

State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton [D-Ithaca] speaking at a Cortlandville Town Hall in 2013.

The Ithaca Assemblywoman says Silver's decision to step down is in the best interest of the body

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State adopts new regulations for liquefied natural gas

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The new regulations would allow storage of LNG in New York for the first time in over 40 years.

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UPDATE: Three injured following 2-car crash on Route 79

State police crews respond to a 2-car crash at 1500 Mecklenburg Road/Route 79 Wednesday morning.

The accident reportedly happened at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday

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Ithaca College profs make push to unionize

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They say it’s so they can be more organized and involved in forming college policy.

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Silver to lose leadership post Monday

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Silver's resignation as Speaker will come Monday, according to announcement Tuesday night