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Record cold taking toll on pipes in Ithaca, upstate New York

Freezing cold temperatures have led to frozen pipes, water main breaks across upstate New York

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New York considers reforms to grand jury cases involving police

Proposals floated by lawmakers, Cuomo administration, top state judge

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Cuomo sets Cuba trip for spring

The governor will visit Cuba on a state trade mission to investigate business opportunities.

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Ithaca gets closer look inside city’s police force

Officers of the department gave participants a tour of the building as well as a demonstration of some of its functions.

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Cost of attending Cornell to jump 3% in 2015-2016

Top ticket costs for Cornell will rise to $62,744 for out-of-state students

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1,600 New York soldiers headed to Afghanistan this year

Fort-Drum based soldiers will deploy this spring, summer

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Police: Shoplifter found with cocaine, pot

Arrest made Wednesday after shoplifting report from KMart on Route 13

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New York board to meet Friday to discuss possible expanded license for Tioga Downs

Board meets in same week that news surfaced of AG's investigation into casino selection process

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Coldest…February…EVER

Average temperature, as of Wednesday, was 10.7 degrees

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Private schools sue to overturn rule to keep transfer students out of sports

New rule would make many students ineligible for one year when they transfer to new school

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Cuomo: No subpoenas from federal prosecutors

Cuomo says he has not been subpoenaed or contacted by federal investigators probing Albany corruption.

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Restaurateurs warn consequences over raised wage

The recent increase in New York's tipped wage isn't sitting well with businesses.

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Cortland county man, 84, dies from injuries in car crash

Bernard E. Hall, of Marathon, was pronounced dead Monday.

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Man busted with 250 bags of heroin near Cornell campus

Drug bust made Monday afternoon in 400 block of Stewart Avenue

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Report: Police called 18 times to home where Cornell student allegedly killed father

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle report indicates authorities were called to home of Charles Tan's family 18 times since 2003

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Ithaca school officials struggle with budget

ICSD administrators blame the state for uncertain numbers and higher pressure on taxpayers.

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February chill taking toll on Ithaca’s water pipes

Crews are working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, to thaw the city's pipes.

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Silver pleads not guilty to bribery charges

The ex-speaker's legal team says it wants the case against him thrown out.

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Satirical website ridicules Ithaca winter

According to The Onion, the truly remarkable thing about the season is all the complaining.

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County considers tax exemption for firewood

Local legislators say they may not be behind the proposal.

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