Local

Update: Investigation continues into man seeking girls, women for commune

There’s an investigation underway after a man reportedly approached young women and girls in Tompkins County and talked about his desire to have them join him in a commune.

The sheriff’s office started their investigation after a report Monday of a young woman in Newfield who was approached by a man handing out some kind of flyer or postcard.

She was reportedly asked if he wanted to join her in a commune to preserve the white race.

A flyer released by the sheriff’s department, which was connected to the man, explains his desire to 13 girls, ages eight and up, to be part of his commune.

There’s been no formal word of any charges that could be pending against the man, but police have confirmed that there were also reports about the man being in the city of Ithaca as well.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Cornell event looks to improve community relations

Residents were given information and resources encouraging students and residents to build better neighborhoods.

in Local

Deputies find one-pot meth lab on side of Cortlandville road

Crime 3

Deputies were called to scene after bike rider noticed suspicious bottle Thursday afternoon

in Local

Police: Man hit speeds above 100 mph during highway chase

crime2

Police pursuit happened Wednesday on I-81 in Cortland County

in Local

Ithaca police union publishes scathing response to mayor’s police reforms

IPD Car

The president of the Ithaca police union says Mayor Svante Myrick has “cut the department to the point of catastrophe.”

in Local

Commons rebuild picking up the pace

Crews began demolition of the Commons in April 2013. The third and final phase of the project will start in the spring/Photo by Pete Blanchard

Fall is on the way and so is the end of construction season, which means time is running out to complete the Ithaca Commons rebuild.