Obama taps Cornell Alum for IRS Chief

President Obama is appointing a new acting commissioner for the IRS with some Ithaca roots.

Cornell University alum Daniel Werfel is replacing the outgoing Steven Miller, who resigned following a scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups.

Werfel is currently serving as the Controller of the Office of Management and Budget.

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Salmonella risk in raw milk products from Freeville farm


State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Wednesday that Salmonella risk was discovered after test of raw milk at Jerry Dell Farm in Freeville

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Jury to return Monday at Sheldon Silver corruption trial

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Judge urged jurors to come up with verdict before end of deliberations Wed.; Silver is accused of collecting millions in kickbacks for legislative favors

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New York court hears arguments over fantasy sports websites


Court heard arguments Wednesday in case against DraftKings, FanDuel; attorney general has said companies were operating illegally in New York

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Man taken to hospital after run-in with police at Triphammer Marketplace


State Police, Tompkins County Sheriff's Office, Cayuga Heights Police were called to Triphammer Marketplace around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday

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Runners warm up for Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot


The Thanksgiving run is in its 43rd year, and charity proceeds will benefit Ithaca Loaves and Fishes.