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5 high-profile responses to Cornell controversy over group’s video

Some stood behind Cornell Wednesday; others called it "extreme liberalism"

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Ithaca schools’ 2015 budget easier to swallow

2014 was a tough budget year for taxpayers in the Ithaca City School District, but school officials say 2015 is looking better.


NY speaker: Minimum wage hike should be a part of budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says a minimum wage increase must be “on the table”…


Cornell lays out economic opportunities for Board of Trustees

In a presentation Wednesday, members of the school's Committee for University Relations described plans on how to grow Cornell's current and future programs.

Cornell President David Skorton delivering the State of the University Address during alumni weekend, Saturday, June 7, 2014

Skorton criticizes “shoddy piece of journalism”

"Project Veritas, the organization behind this shoddy piece of “journalism” has been repeatedly vilified for dishonest, deceitful activity."

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Cornell comes under fire for official’s comments on ISIS, visit to campus

Video done by group positions Cornell assistant dean in favor of visit by ISIS fighter for "training camp"

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Caroline to discuss future of ambulance service for town

A public meeting will be held Wednesday night to try and determine how one town will move forward with its ambulance…

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State considers proposal to give tax credits to music industry

Proposal would give music production companies up to 35 percent tax credits


Report: 55 percent of Alzheimer’s patients aren’t given diagnosis

Many doctors who diagnose their patients with Alzheimer’s disease fail to tell the patient the news.


New state law could loosen regulations on local sales of fireworks

The Tompkins County Legislature is considering a resolution to allow the sale of sparklers at certain times of the year.


Local man arrested after proximity to two separate crimes

Phillip Campbell of Dryden was arrested by Ithaca Police after being found near the scenes of two separate incidents.

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City victorious in discrimination lawsuit

A federal court threw out a lawsuit Tuesday filed by former IPD officer Douglas Wright back in 2012.


MMA star Rousey meets with Cuomo to discuss legalizing sport

Ronda Rousey said Monday that governor expressed support for legalizing sport


Binghamton’s police chief place on leave after sexual harassment claims

Chief Joseph Zikuski is accused of harassing officer in Binghamton Police Department


Barn fire shuts down Route 79 west of Ithaca

Fire was spotted just before 3 a.m. Tuesday along Route 79


Southern Tier highway boss admits taking $65k from town

Roger Burlew, former highway superintendent in Erin, Chemung County, admitted to taking goods, services for private business

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Cuomo spokeswoman: “Nothing has changed” on ethics promise

Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he won't sign state budget without some sort of deal on ethics reform


Two women hit by own cars in two separate Ithaca accidents

Two incidents left two females with significant injuries Monday


Cornell donates $400,000 to build bike-pedestrian path

The bike-pedestrian path will run along Pine Tree Road, from Maple Avenue to the Route 366 intersection.

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Body pulled from river in Broome County was a Tompkins County man


Sheriff's deputies say they have no idea how 21-year-old Ryan Bell ended up in the river in a different county.

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Man arrested for shooting dog, harassing witnesses


According to Cortland County Sheriff's deputies, David Wacht shot the animal with a BB gun after he claims it bit him.

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Health department uses exercise to simulate local emergency


The POD, or Point of Dispensing drill, was aimed at processing 250 people in under two hours.

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Gov. Cuomo bans non-essesntial state travel to Indiana

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"With this action, we stand by our LBGT family members, friends and colleagues to ensure that their rights are respected," Gov. Cuomo said.