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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

Thruway snow

Buffalo still has snow…no, for real

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


Public gets first look at 11-story building proposal for downtown Ithaca

The proposal is currently for a mixed-use building, located at the Elmira Savings Bank between East State and MLK Jr. Streets.


Downed tree shuts down Floral Avenue in Ithaca

A downed tree and downed power lines caused a major power outage in Ithaca overnight. A portion of Floral Avenue…


Prison worker accused of helping 2 killers due in court

Joyce Mitchell, a prison tailor shop employee, is accused of helping David Sweat, Richard Matt by supplying them tools to escape


Reed on Myrick letter: “My door is always open”

Congressman Tom Reed says he has a good relationship with Ithaca's mayor after Myrick took him to task in a letter on affordable housing.

AP Olympics

Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he would not be pressured into signing the host city contract.

photo: Pete Blanchard

Ithaca Falls park designs up for discussion

The park will be put in after the Lake Street bridge reconstruction is complete.


Cuomo, Biden announce new technology venture for New York

The pair announced Rochester and New York have been chosen to lead research in the technology of photonics.


Rochester foundation donates $25 million to Special Olympics

The gift was the single largest donation the organization has ever received.


Board finalizes $15 minimum wage recommendation

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he supports the proposal.


U.S. Navy honors baseball player veterans, names ship after Cooperstown

Officials say they wanted to honor the professional baseball players who served in WWII.


O’Mara criticizes state amendments to public transportation

O'Mara says changing public transportation for the disabled and the elderly to taxis instead of buses could hurt rural public transit services.


Cuomo signs new legislation for New Yorkers with disabilities

The new legislation would amend certain parts of state law and add protections for people with disabilities.


UPDATE: Virgil man, 20, dies in Ithaca dam drowning

Investigation continues into Sunday night Ithaca dam drowning, as investigators have now identified the 20-year-old man who died


Board set for final step on fast food wage hike

Last week, board announced recommendation to raise fast-food wage to $15/hour by 2021 in upstate New York; board will meet Monday in Albany


Man killed as driver avoids bear on Southern Tier highway

Accident happened Friday night on I-86 in Windsor, east of Binghamton; police say bear was initially hit by SUV


Biden, Cuomo to make stops in Rochester, NYC

Vice President, Governor will make two stops together Monday


1 dead in Ithaca drowning accident

Ithaca drowning accident occurred around 6 p.m. Sunday; authorities say man was unconscious when he was brought to the surface

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