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Affordable housing project approved at site of former Ithaca grocery store

The design includes a mixed-use building with about 53 apartments as well as a number of townhouses.

Calvin Harris appeared on the CBS program 48 Hours. He is set to go on trial for the third time on allegations he murdered his wife. The program aired Monday, June 9, 2014/CBS News

Fourth trial for Cal Harris set to begin in March

Cal Harris faces renewed accusations that he murdered his wife and hid her body in 2001.

Developers show the designs for an eleven story building proposed near the Ithaca Commons.

Developers asked to redesign 11 story building

Members of the planning board say the developers need to make revisions.

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Cornell vet warns of danger to pets from marijuana

Dr. Robert Goggs says marijuana can poison dogs and cats and even kill them if they consume too much.


Police release list of arrests, identify dead woman from Magnaball Festival

The list of arrests includes a handful of New Yorkers and mostly contains drug offenses.


Ithaca man leads State Police on chase down Route 13

The chase happened on Tuesday afternoon, and ended in the Town of Cortlandville.


Can drones be regulated? Tompkins County debates issue

Discussions continued Tuesday for possible regulations to limit use of drones in certain areas; lawmakers using Rockland County regulations as guide


Public meeting Monday in Seneca Falls on $10 bill

Treasury Department officials are holding public meetings around country to determine which woman will be chosen for $10 bill


New York ranks highly for women’s equality

The study by WalletHub puts New York second out of all 50 states for women's equality, looking at pay gaps and political representation.

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Hearing could pave way for fourth Cal Harris trial

Cal Harris has been tried three times for 2001 disappearance of estranged wife; two previous convictions were thrown out; third jury couldn't reach verdict


Closure, job cuts coming at two western New York coal plants

As future of coal plant in Lansing remains uncertain, NRG Energy announced plans Tuesday to mothball one plant, put repowering plans on hold in Dunkirk


Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett discusses experience, Ithaca community

New Cornell President sat down with WHCU's Greg Fry for one-on-one interview Tuesday afternoon


Education leaders back to drawing board on opt-out movement

State officials agree that financial sanctions aren't the right way to stop opt-out numbers from growing.


Tompkins, Cortland, Cayuga hazmat teams get federal grant

The hazmat teams will be getting new breathing devices to replace outdated models.

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.

Parking discounts may come back to downtown Ithaca

A similar discounts program launched last September.

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Cayuga plant operators make pitch, call for repowering

Filing posted Monday on state Public Service Commission website details reasons why operators believe Cayuga plant should remain open

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School cafeteria, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Gillibrand increases calls for $15 minimum wage

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says $15 minimum wage would allow men, women to "actually make a living"


State hearing on poverty set for Tuesday in Southern Tier

Hearing will include closer look at impact of poverty on families, kids; census data shows 22% of New Yorkers under age of 18 live in poverty


UPDATE: TCAT trainee, two others injured in bus crash

Accident happened around 6 p.m. Monday; reports are that bus collided with wall while making turn inside of parking lot on Ithaca College campus

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County Chamber of Commerce plans trip to Cuba

There was an embargo on traveling to the country from the U.S.A. since 1960.

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“Offensive banners” hung from Cortland homes; SUNY Cortland investigating

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Sign was seen hanging from off-campus house on Groton Avenue in Cortland at around 3:30 p.m. Friday; school is investigating

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Drivers in Route 13 crash injured

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An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Mayor: Ithaca sacrificed, building best downtown in the country

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The reconstruction project has been in the works for nearly a decade.

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Accident causes shutdown on Route 13 in Dryden

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The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 13 and Lower Creek Road.