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Ithaca police chief: Heroin is “an epidemic” in our community

It’s a problem for law enforcement, health officials, and maybe someone you know.

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Report: NY smoking cessation coverage is “inadequate”

New York State’s coverage for helping smokers quit is inadequate, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

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Cornell researchers search for drugs to combat tuberculosis

This summer, researchers at Cornell University will screen a vast library of chemical compounds, in search of the right match to treat tuberculosis.

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Rabid bat reported at park in Dryden

A rabid was seen at Montgomery Park on Elm Street in Dryden.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 31.

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Report: Federal prosecutor issues warning to Cuomo administration

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Gov. Cuomo touting the state's START-UP NY initiative at Cornell University in 2013 (photo by Pete Blanchard)

Warning comes after members of Moreland Commission said this week that they operated independently of governor's office

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Ithaca’s airport still countering slow 2013, working to increase ridership

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Improvements seen at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, following down year for ridership in 2013

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

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Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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MLB: Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals

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Teams are scrambling to finish acquiring difference-making players for this season or possible future stars ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.