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New York lawmakers consider adding labels to sugary drinks

Advocates say New York could set national trend; critics question effectiveness of idea


Woman dies in Brooktondale house fire

State police are handling the investigation into the cause of the fire.


Kitchen fires lead to busy Sunday night, Monday morning for Ithaca fire crews

Three separate fire calls came in; no injuries reported

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One year after employee embezzlement, TCAT stands on firm financial ground

Independent audit was conducted after arrest of former TCAT accounts assistant in April 2014


New York AG targets 13 retailers over possible work, pay violations

AG's office looking into short notice for shifts, violation of pay requirements

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New York lawmaker wants warning labels on sugary drinks

Similar proposal was shot down in California in 2014


Canadian company announces plans for dairy plant in Finger Lakes

Plant will be built in Aurelius, Cayuga County


Cuomo supports Clinton run, call her “lifelong champion for middle-class families”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo endorsed Hillary Clinton's run for president on Sunday

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Judge slams “media blitz,” keeps indictment in Assemblyman Silver’s federal case

Indictment stands in public corruption case, but judge had critical comments for federal prosecutor

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New York lawmakers hoping to ban use of certain chemicals in toys

Bill would phase out use of benzene, mercury in certain toys


IPD arrests man with possible drugs inside body

Kenneth Broadnax was taken to Cayuga Medical Center after officers witnessed him trying to secrete suspected drugs at police headquarters.


Federal gas safety regulations could cost NY residents

The regulations come after two fatal gas explosions in New York City over the past year.

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Police investigate odd theft in local park

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department is trying to track down a stolen bench from Salt Point Park.


ICSD leader weighs in on opting out of state tests

In a letter, Brown said while he sees problems with testing, he would still prefer students take them.

Cortland Line Company Executive Manager John Wilson, left, talks with State Sen. James Seward  at the company's manufacturing headquarters on Kellogg Road

Cortland Line Company will remain in Cortland

The fishing line manufacturer, which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, has seen some recent struggles.


State police bust meth lab in Cortlandville

State troopers executed a search warrant at a home on Conable Avenue.

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Former Syracuse mayor Driscoll to lead state transportation department

Matt Driscoll was named state DOT Commissioner this week, pending confirmation


Trucker admits guilt in crash that killed New York trooper

Ontario man entered guilty plea for December 2013 crash that killed Trooper David Cunniff


Minor flooding forecast for Cortland County

The National Weather Service reports flood warnings will be in effect until further notice.

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Public safety investigates report of arson on Ithaca College campus

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Incident occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday inside residence hall

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Cuomo: Hospital visits increasing due to synthetic marijuana use


Governor says most hospital visits have come in New York City

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State lawmakers, business execs to join Cuomo on Cuba trip


Assembly, Senate leaders to join Cuomo, execs from companies like Chobani, MasterCard

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New York’s “empty chair” campaign focuses on teen drivers


Campaign focuses on dangers of cellphone use while driving, always wearing seat belt

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One arrested following stabbing in downtown Ithaca

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The incident was reported around 1:30 Friday near the intersection of West Buffalo and North Cayuga Streets.