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Cayuga-Seneca canal closed to boat traffic due to high water levels

Heavy rain over the past few weeks has caused high water levels on the lakes.

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AAA projects 41.9 million will be travelling Fourth of July weekend

The organization's travel forecast says this may be the most traveled July Fourth holiday in five years.

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Escaped murderers did a “dry run” before prison break

More details are being released about David Sweat and Richard Matt's big escape.

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Commons next milestone set for end of July

With about a month to go before a date for substantial completion, officials say work in downtown Ithaca is progressing.

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New county initiative puts AEDs in all government buildings

The Tompkins County Health Department has launched its new Public Access Defibrillator program.

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Schumer wants local town to weigh in on bill debate

According to the New York senator, Seneca Falls should have a say on which woman will be on the new $10 bill.

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City officials report Community Fireworks on for Wednesday

The event will go on in spite of rainy weather early in the day, and has reached its fundraising goal.

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UPDATE: Fall Creek Road closed in Freeville after car accident

Fall Creek Road is closed between Cady Lane and Malloryville Road because of a car accident

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Casino license application deadline approaches, Binghamton looks into proposal

Applications for the Southern Tier casino license are due next week.

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Local LGBT community says work remains after ruling

While same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, advocates say LGBT individuals still face challenges across the country.

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Garrett to be officially sworn in as Cornell president

Garrett will be the University's 13th president, as well as its first woman president.

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Official says watch out for door-to-door scammers

The Better Business Bureau says they've received complaints about deals that sound too good to be true.

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Statewide ban on fracking has been formalized

Officials announced the decision on Monday, citing safety precautions as main concerns.

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Owners of Masonic Temple property plan for renovations

Ithaca Renting and the DIA are trying to secure a grant for renovations.

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Ithaca nears funding goal for fireworks celebration

City officials say they're close to reaching their $20,000 goal for this year's Community Fireworks.

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Sheriff’s Office issues high water advisory for Cayuga Lake

The advisory will be in effect until further notice, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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County workers lay out goals for wage increases

Advocates for workers in Tompkins County say they'd like the state minimum wage to more closely reflect an estimated living wage for the local area.

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Forum to address heroin problem in local area

The panel discussion will feature members of law enforcement, treatment, and recovery services.

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Suspects sought in Saturday West Village shooting

Police say they're looking for two men who are persons of interest in the investigation.

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Escaped convict David Sweat taken into custody

David Sweat has been on the run for almost three weeks after breaking out of prison.

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Cayuga-Seneca canal closed to boat traffic due to high water levels

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Heavy rain over the past few weeks has caused high water levels on the lakes.

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AAA projects 41.9 million will be travelling Fourth of July weekend

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The organization's travel forecast says this may be the most traveled July Fourth holiday in five years.

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Ex-Cowboys player C.J. Spillman charged with sexual assault

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Spillman, who has played six seasons in the NFL, is suspected of sexual assaulting a woman at a Dallas hotel.

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Escaped murderers did a “dry run” before prison break

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More details are being released about David Sweat and Richard Matt's big escape.

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U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.