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Group pushes to preserve rare white deer herd in Seneca County

Group says fate of Seneca Army Depot could make white deer herd extinct

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Cuomo: Fracking study expected by end of year

In repeated promise, Cuomo says hydrofracking health study is coming by end of December

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Police: Man ran snow removal scam off Craigslist in Ithaca, Cortland

Thomas Zackoski accused of taking payment up front to remove snow, never doing jobs at homes

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Ithaca assemblywoman Lifton criticizes suspension of truck safety regulations

"It’s really unfortunate that this is happening in the context of the federal budget."

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Defense in Crosby trial provides differing account of fatal crash

Crash reconstruction expert William Fischer provided a slightly different account of the fatal crash.

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New York regents seek $2B increase in school aid

About $600 million would go to restore Gap Elimination Adjustment funding.

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SUNY Research Foundation to pay $3.75M settlement

Foundation pays settlement after allegations that officials manipulated audits

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Cuomo says no agreement on legislative pay raises

Cuomo says lawmakers can't reach deal on campaign finance, ethics reform, so no deal is done on pay raises

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$1.9 million to help Finger Lakes ReUse expand

State economic development award announced last week in Albany, will help fund second location in Ithaca

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Letter to New York regulators: Time to put Cayuga plant matter to rest

Letter comes on behalf of 60 energy consumers with manufacturing, other facilities in New York

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Reed: Don’t ban lawful interrogation because of report on CIA

Reed says he doesn't support torture, but says intelligence community must have tools to gather information

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Cornell unveils new training on sexual assault, harassment

Program is meant for all new faculty, staff; school officials say it's part of "cultural shift"

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154k sign up under New York health exchange; deadline extended until Saturday

State says 154,562 people are first-time sign-ups under exchange this year

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Federal, state funding secured to help rebuild portions of Southern Tier school district

More than three years after significant flooding, Owego-Apalachin schools learn of money coming from federal, state levels

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Trial moved to March for northern New York couple accused of kidnapping Amish girls

Couple is accused of taking girls for 24 hours from family farm stand in St. Lawrence County

An artist's 3-D rendering of a proposed dealership on Route 13 in the town of Ithaca  (Maguire Automotive Ithaca)

Maguire looks to build three car dealerships in “naturesque setting”

"Customers would enjoy picking the concord grapes and apples" while searching for their luxury vehicle.

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Cuomo: Police stepping up DWI patrols this holiday season

Numerous police agencies will be working over the next few days in the hopes of cracking down on drunk or impaired drivers during the coming holiday season.

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Altercation leads to Buffalo Police officer’s suspension

A Buffalo police officer is suspended without pay after being shown on camera shoving a man into the hood of a car and hitting him with a nightstick.

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Prosecutors intend to prove excessive speed in fatal Newfield crash

The 19-year-old Van Etten man is facing two counts of manslaughter.

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Coltivare, TC3 venture, to open up Saturday in Ithaca

17,000 square foot facility opens with restaurant, events center, classroom, training facilities

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In Crosby trial, crash expert challenges defense testimony

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

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Woman admits to stealing, selling gun used to shoot Ithaca officer

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Ciera Leann Bennett is due to be sentenced in March, faces up to 10 years in prison

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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NY proposes rules for medical marijuana

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It authorizes patients with one of 10 diseases to be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug.

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Police: 5-year-old, abducted west of Albany, found dead Thursday

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Police said in an initial Amber Alert that two people were involved in abduction; boy's body was found near home Thursday