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NY Assembly Speaker: Education is “always top of the list”

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie toured Cornell University and Northeast Elementary School during his visit in Ithaca.

Former New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan with SUNY Cortland President Erik Bitterbaum at the Jets Summer Training Camp in July 2014

Jets training camp begins, but not in Cortland

The New York Jets will not be holding their summer training camp at SUNY Cortland this year, or in the foreseeable future.

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Man charged in Cayuga Lake boating accident

The boating accident happened when a boat driven by Daniel Balmer hit a navigation post in the lake.

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Ithaca College group working to protect President Grant’s cottage

The work is part of the local effort to get the cottage declared a National Historic Landmark.


WWII pilot’s remains buried in his NY hometown

The fighter pilot's remains were found 70 years after he died.


Western NY man arrested, attempted to support IS group

Federal officials say he will appear in court on Wednesday.


Hesitation for 11-story building proposed in downtown Ithaca

11-story building would be constructed just off eastern end of Ithaca Commons


State troopers’ union says patrol cars getting old, unsafe

State Troopers PBA has filed complaint, saying patrol cars are going above 100,000 miles on the road, becoming unsafe for troopers to drive


Prison worker “caught up” in fantasy of escape plot

Joyce Mitchell entered guilty plea Tuesday; admitted to having physical relationship with prisoner, taking naked pictures for another

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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to spend Wednesday touring Ithaca

Heastie will start day with tour of Cornell University's campus; will make numerous stops throughout Ithaca area, ending with stop on Commons

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at New York University's Kaufman Management Center

Featuring: Hillary Clinton
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 24 Jul 2015
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com

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Hillary Clinton to visit Corning Wednesday

Former Secretary of State, New York Senator is set to appear Wednesday at fundraiser in Southern Tier

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Interstate gas pipeline re-routed to avoid fragile NY forest

A spokesman says the change adds almost three miles to the gas pipleine route.


Medical marijuana dispensary companies will be announced this week

NY health officials say the 5 companies will be granted dispensary licenses.


Sheriff makes appeal to young people after Second Dam drowning

Following this weekend's drowning at Second Dam, Sheriff Ken Lansing says young people should find safer alternatives for swimming.


Prison employee pleas guilty to helping escaped convicts

Joyce Mitchell could face up to 7 years in prison for aiding in their escape.

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Ithaca educator selected for Library of Congress program

Joanne Church, a teacher at DeWitt Middle School, will head to D.C. next month for a Library of Congress teaching workshop.

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Man caught on video, stole cash from berry stand in Richford

Deputies are looking for the male subject and a getaway driver.


Ithaca heat to bring sizzle of summer

Ithaca heat expected Tuesday, Wednesday, as temperatures rise into the 90's, with heat indices making it feel like it is 100 out


Familiar concerns after death of man swimming near Ithaca dam

Authorities say 20-year-old Cortland County man died after jumping into water near Ithaca dam Sunday night

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Buffalo still has snow…no, for real

WGRZ-TV reports that snow piles from massive November storm are still in place;

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Study shows potential consequences of $15 fast food wage


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Police urge jumpers in gorges to use common sense

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Ithaca Police say visitors to area gorges are allowed, but it's against the law for them to go in the water.

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WATCH: Miami Marlins play dirty


After the Washington Nationals started playing soft rock during opponent's batting practices, the Marlins decided to pay them back with some trolling in the form of fart noises.

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Lawmaker seeks end to religious exemption from vaccines


Bill's sponsor says people who use exemption may not be sincere about religious beliefs, says lack of vaccines puts other kids at risk

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Police: Willet man made death threat with kids present

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Incident occurred Tuesday night at home on Route 41; suspect faces five charges of endangering the welfare of a child