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Prosecutor strikes back at Sheldon Silver’s claims

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

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Tough times in county echoed in economic report

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

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Suspect arrested in smoke shop robbery

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

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Cornell police seek man who placed hidden camera in dormitory bathroom

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

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

Groups say proposed spending is flat for addiction treatment providers

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Police: Man hit, killed by car after running from trooper across highway

Incident occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday along Interstate 87 in Hudson Valley

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Syracuse college student suffers severe frostbite in hazing incident; two students charged

Police say 20-year-old student could lose fingers on both hands after being told to roll around in snow

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Former truck driver convicted of transporting minors for sex

Federal prosecutors say David Vickers also took victims to bed and breakfast he owned on Seneca Lake

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Dog-walking still no-go for Ithaca Commons

Council members say drawbacks of a proposal to allow dogs on the Commons outweigh potential benefits.

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Trumansburg schools put in lockout after student finds dead deer with “alarming note”

A note was left with the deer that district officials called “alarming” and "could be interpreted as a threat."

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Ithaca Police searching for suspect in West State Street robbery

The robbery reportedly happened at around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

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Lockout at Trumansburg schools in response to likely “senior hoax”

The lockout was put in place as a precautionary measure.

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Several cows killed, injured when Cuyler dairy barn roof collapses

At least five cows reportedly were killed and about a dozen others were injured.

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Deputies: Drunk driver pulled up behind patrol car, led police on chase

Deputies say Richard Bitter III, 35, was arrested following car, foot chase Feb. 25

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Cattle trapped after barn collapse in Cortland County

Barn collapse reported in Cuyler just after midnight Tuesday

Carl Haynes, President of TC3, announcing the launch of the college's Farm to Bistro program, Wed. Feb. 12, 2014/Photo by Pete Blanchard

TC3 president: School still “essential component” of local area

Carl Haynes said that despite difficulties, Tompkins Cortland Community College is continuing to innovate and expand.

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Commons shop owners concentrate on construction

Store owners on the Ithaca Commons say they're more worried about when downtown construction will end than changes to city code.

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Syracuse-area lawmakers push for more options for I-81 rebuild

Onondaga County lawmakers say tunnel, depressed highway should remain options for rebuild of road through Syracuse

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Cuomo renews call for $10.50/hour minimum wage

Speaking in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the current economic recovery is only serving the top 1 percent.

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Prosecutor strikes back at Sheldon Silver’s claims

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

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Tough times in county echoed in economic report

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

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Suspect arrested in smoke shop robbery

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

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Plane slides off runway, crashes into fence

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A jetliner with 125 passengers aboard slid off the runway during a snowy landing at LaGuardia Airport, smashing into a fence at the edge of Flushing Bay.

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Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in April

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether states can ban gay marriage.