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New York rejects over $500M in improper tax refunds

State expects to process 10 million returns this tax season


First day of standardized tests brings opt-outs, concerns over impacts

Students in grades 3-8 are taking standardized tests through Thursday

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Community rallies for those displaced by Chapter House fire

More than 30 Cornell students were displaced as a result of the fire


New York schools report test participation

Numbers of students choosing to opt out of this year's state tests vary in areas across the state.


Ithaca historians speak on value of Chapter House

According to local accounts, the pub has been a community fixture since it opened its doors in the early 1900s.


State lawmaker Silver’s son accused of defrauding investors out of $7 million

Marcello Trebitsch is accused of pocketing investment money, using it to repay other investors


Domino’s franchisees to pay nearly $1 million for wage violations

Minimum wage, overtime, labor law violations led to settlement with franchisees


Update: Crews put out fire on South Aurora Street

Report came just hours after fire crews responded to a blaze at The Chapter House.


Record number of black bears killed in New York in 2014

1,628 black bears were killed by hunters, over 13 percent increase from 2013


Police: Suspicious package on college campus was photography supplies

Lockdown occurred on Hamilton College campus Monday

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School closed on Onondaga Nation Reservation due to safety concerns

Police are conducting search for man wanted for recent crimes, including firing a gun near firefighters


Fire damages Chapter House, neighboring building in Ithaca

Fire reported near popular pub on Stewart Avenue in Ithaca


Thousands likely to sit out New York English, math tests

The statewide English assessments will be given Tuesday through Thursday to more than 1 million third- through eighth-grade students.

Congressman Tom Reed touring the CHESS Lab at Cornell University in April 2014

Rep. Reed “looking for a leader” to take 2016 GOP nomination

Reed declined to formally endorse any of the current GOP candidates.


FYI: This week, law enforcement are strictly enforcing texting while driving laws

The heavy enforcement period runs through Wednesday, April 15.

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Update: Suspicious package at NY college found to be no threat

Hamilton College was locked down Monday following threat received around 9:30 a.m.

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New York lawmakers consider adding labels to sugary drinks

Advocates say New York could set national trend; critics question effectiveness of idea


Woman dies in Brooktondale house fire

State police are handling the investigation into the cause of the fire.


Kitchen fires lead to busy Sunday night, Monday morning for Ithaca fire crews

Three separate fire calls came in; no injuries reported

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