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Meth-making chemicals found in backpack inside Cornell building

Backpack was found around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday inside Risley Hall

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Water main break causing traffic problems in Cayuga Heights

Problem was discovered around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Gov. Cuomo touting the state's START-UP NY initiative at Cornell University in 2013 (photo by Pete Blanchard)

Cuomo to deliver State of the State; advocates call for more education funding

Governor to deliver address Wednesday in Albany, focusing on economic agenda

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New York lawmakers walk party lines in response to State of the Union

Statements from New York lawmakers following Tuesday night's address

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Southern Tier man admits to threatening HLN commentators over trial coverage

David Lee Simpson admitted to making threats on Twitter to HLN commentators Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Former western New York mayor accused of misusing campaign funds

Prosecutors say former mayor of Dunkirk collected campaign donations, then cashed checks or made deposits in personal accounts

Jonathan Reynolds, 26, of Ithaca, and Zackery Swansbrough, 20, of Dryden

Two men suspected of car theft arrested

Officers of the Cortland and Tompkins County Sheriff's Departments say they spotted the stolen car on Route 13.

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Western New York baby becomes state’s 2nd child flu victim

A baby from western New York has become the second child to die from the flu in New York state.

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1 dead in Southern Tier house fire

Fire broke out before 1 a.m. in Horseheads

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Police make arrest in 2014 convenience store burglary

Steven Langley, 45, is accused of stealing cash from Interlaken store last February

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One year after ice jams, Ithaca officials confident in response plan

City officials hope new policies, future dredging of Cayuga Inlet will help prevent repeat of 2014 flooding

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Panel: Raise NY criminal age to 18; no teens in adult jail

A juvenile justice panel is recommending raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18.

Hundreds gathered at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School gymnasium Monday for the annual MLK Day luncheon.

Ithaca celebrates MLK legacy, with a focus on poverty

Hundreds gathered at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Monday to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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UPDATE: Police identify Cortland County woman involved in fatal crash

Accident happened around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in town of Summerhill

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Myrick: Raising minimum wage is “single best thing” to close income inequality gap

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick says Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposals unveiled Sunday show "remarkable leadership"

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Siena poll: Less than one-third of New Yorkers think race relations are good, excellent

81% have favorable view of local police force; 31% say race relations either good, excellent in New York

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Ithaca community to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Events happening in downtown Ithaca, Cornell campus

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Technical problems delay delivery of Ithaca tax bills

Bills weren't sent out until last week due to technical problems

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Cuomo: Raise New York minimum wage to $10.50 per hour

Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed raising the minimum wage in upstate New York to $10.50/hour

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Cuomo administration announces plans for Cuba trip

Announcement comes a month after Obama administration announced changes to embargo, easing of travel restrictions

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Silver to lose leadership post Monday

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Silver's resignation as Speaker will come Monday, according to announcement Tuesday night

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Police seek suspect from laundromat thefts

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Video evidence allegedly places same man at scene of two crimes.

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PHOTOS: Super Bowl Media Day 2015

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman during media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots hit the floor for the NFL Super Bowl XLIX media day.

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Marshawn Lynch doesn’t want to get fined

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The Seattle Seahawks running back has a goal for Media Day.

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New York apple exports could grow from new agreement

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The trade deal between the U.S. and China could make all apples fair game for sale.