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Lifton, Masser to debate Wednesday night for state assembly seat

Debate will happen at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Unitarian Church of Ithaca

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December trial for northern New York couple accused of kidnapping Amish girls

Stephen Howells, Nicole Vaisey face charges in St. Lawrence County, near Canadian border

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Six arrested in early morning meth bust

Six people face charges, after law enforcement officials say they were found making meth at a home in Cortland County.…

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Four New York governor candidates set to debate in Buffalo

Debate will likely be only meeting of four men running to become governor of New York in November

Ziphaire O. Peters, 31, of Albany, was arrested by Ithaca Police Tuesday following a foot chase  in the city.

Albany man wanted on violent felony charge arrested in Ithaca after foot chase

31-year-old Ziphaire Peters was spotted by an officer in the area of West Seneca Street.

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Felony hearing set in Newfield dog shooting

The accused shooter faces up to two years in prison.

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Ithaca area gets another Start Up NY business

The Ithaca-area will be home to another business through the State’s Start Up New York program.

One driver was driven to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a 2-car accident in the Town of Ithaca.

Car rollover accident near Ithaca College sends one to hospital

The injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.

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NY prisons to keep young inmates from segregation

New York corrections officials say they will update the policy for state prisons to preclude placing inmates younger than 18 in segregated housing.

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NY to require CPR training in high school

New York state is expected to soon require high schools to train students in CPR.

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IPD soon to open West End office

Ithaca Police Officers will soon have a new hub on the West End of the City.

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Dryden residents hear Village Police options

Budget talks are underway in area Villages, and the Village of Dryden is in the midst of considering a multitude of options regarding its police department.

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NY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slander

New York's highest court has reinstated the slander lawsuit by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.

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Ithaca area health leaders brief public on Ebola preparations

Tompkins County, Cornell, Cayuga Medical Center leaders offered briefing to media Tuesday, said they've received no calls from anyone showing symptoms of Ebola

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Cayuga County prison fire led to evacuation, smoke damage

Over 100 inmates evacuated after Sunday night fire; nearly 60 inmates spent night sleeping in gym

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New York alters requirements for Regents exams, path to high school diploma

Change allows students to take Regents exam in career field, replacing one history exam needed to graduate

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New York school sanitized after student diagnosed with virus

Enterovirus D68 was diagnosed this past weekend in student from Westchester County

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Astorino: State should act, close airport gates for passengers from west African nations

Governor candidate Rob Astorino said flights shouldn't be allowed to disembark for New York with travelers from parts of Africa hit hard by Ebola

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New York issues warning over Ebola scams

State Attorney General's office says scammers are claiming to raise money; offering fictitious preparedness kits

The City of Ithaca announced Thursday that it will enhance its parking enforcement program through the use of two new LIcense Plate Readers, which have been installed in the Community Service Officer vehicles.

Ithaca to implement parking changes, boot program for unpaid tickets

The city will also start charging a $1.50 an hour for on-street parking, an increase of fifty cents.

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Mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients.

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Pair in string of Ithaca burglaries reach plea deals

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Both were taken to jail and are not eligible for bail.

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Republican Rob Astorino has raised another $711,000 for his challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and is entering the final weeks of the campaign

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