Local

Ithaca lawmakers to consider additions to police force

Ithaca lawmakers to consider additions to police force

Ithaca city lawmakers talked budget for a second straight night Wednesday, and the conversation turned to a lack of resources for the city’s police department.

Top police officials, from the chief down, told lawmakers about the burdens they’re facing due to staffing problems in the department.

Alderwoman Cynthia Brock heard those concerns during Wednesday night’s meeting, and spoke Thursday morning with Lee Rayburn on the WHCU Morning Newswatch. She says the service the department is providing is still top-notch.

“It’s creating a lot of exhaustion and stress, and I would very much like to see us assist them,” Brock said.

Common Council will consider an amendment in November to add two officers to the department in 2014.

 

 

More Local Headlines

in Local

Prosecutor strikes back at Sheldon Silver’s claims

sheldon silver

Silver was indicted two weeks ago on charges that he received $4 million in kickbacks from law firms for doing political favors.

in Local

Tough times in county echoed in economic report

economy1

According to the report, total growth for the Tompkins County economy in 2014 was zero percent.

in Local

Suspect arrested in smoke shop robbery

Alan Richards

The crime happened Wednesday afternoon at the State Smoke Shop on West State Street in Ithaca.

in Local

Cornell police seek man who placed hidden camera in dormitory bathroom

toilet pervert

The camera was discovered back in May in the women's bathroom in Jameson Hall.

in Local

Advocates want $350M state investment to combat heroin, substance abuse

state leg

Groups say proposed spending is flat for addiction treatment providers