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State lawmakers call for bulletproof glass in all New York police cars

Group of four Republican lawmakers have called for idea to be phased in; call follows killing of two NYPD officers Saturday


Is television making us fat? An increasing amount of research says yes.

Researchers at Cornell University say watching action programs on TV makes you more likely to eat unhealthy.


Ithaca airbnb hosts asked to comply with local tax laws

There are about 240 Airbnb listings in the Ithaca area.


Politicians, unions, religious leaders react to killing of two NYPD officers

Two officers were shot, killed while sitting in patrol car Saturday afternoon


As New York expands casino gaming, Oneidas announce casino plans east of Syracuse

New "Wizard of Oz"-themed casino due to open in Spring of 2015

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A white Christmas in Ithaca? Forecasters say there’s a good shot

Climatologists at Cornell University have broken down the numbers.


UPDATE: Police identify Cortland stabbing victim as Syracuse man

Man's body was found inside apartment on Northcliffe Road just after 2 p.m. Saturday

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Police: Upstate New York woman was drunk while applying to become Meals on Wheels driver

Investigators say woman had blood-alcohol level three times legal limit during interview north of Albany

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Heroin fight heads to New York movie theaters

PSA's will run before select PG-13, R-rated movies in New York through early January


Cayuga County man admits guilt in failed airport project

Kenneth Coon Jr., partner defrauded bank out of $300k

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Police say gunman “assassinated” two NYC officers, committed suicide in subway station

Attack on officers in patrol car happened Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn

Crime 3

AP: Two NYC officers ambushed, killed inside patrol car

Attack happened Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn

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Helicopter to fly over Cornell campus

The helicopter will perform an infrared scan of the university's steam distribution system.


NY woman accused of killing her 5-year-old cousin

Tiffany Van Alstyne is being arraigned on a second-degree murder charge in the killing of Kenneth White.

Crime 3

Report: Fallen Ithaca marine Christopher Bordoni’s medals stolen in North Carolina

TV report says Christopher Bordoni's military medals, along with other items, were stolen from home Wednesday in North Carolina

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Focus of New York’s medical marijuana debate could shift to list of ailments

Medical marijuana program likely won't be ready in New York until 2016


Man accused of arson, burglary after fire at popular Finger Lakes spa

Peter Lewis is accused of setting fire Oct. 8 at Mirbeau Inn and Spa


Poll finds New Yorkers wanted charges in Eric Garner case

Siena poll says 55% of New Yorkers believed indictment should've come against officers involved in Eric Garner's death


Police: Scammers pretend to raise money for officers killed on duty

Scammer pretends to raise money to help families of fallen officers; police say it's a scam


In Crosby trial, crash expert challenges defense testimony

"I saw the measurement was wrong, and I noted a few errors in the measurement log."

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Monday’s Sports Minute


Here is a look at some of today's big sports stories, on Monday, Dec. 22.

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Cuba’s famed cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market


Cuban cigars are considered by many as the best in the world.

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Obama: Sony hack not an act of war


President Barack Obama says the massive hacking was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Dr. Evil’ on the Sony hack


Mike Myers interrupts "Saturday Night Live" to address North Korea and Sony Pictures directly about the hack.

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Survey: U.S. gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon


The average price nationwide has dropped to $2.47 a gallon.