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Cuomo: State preparing equipment, generators for Joaquin

As Hurricane Joaquin makes its way through the Caribbean and to East Coast, New York state officials are bracing for potential impacts of storm

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Ithaca Housing Authority gets grant for senior care

Ithaca programs will be getting a $500,000 grant for care going to elderly, low-income residents.


Cornell professor describes possibilities of life beyond Earth

Professor Jonathan Lunine of Cornell University spoke to a House committee this week about upcoming missions to some promising planets.


Development projects grow in Ithaca’s Collegetown

Planners say the neighborhood will gain about 1,000 bedrooms.

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TCAT wants Cornell, Ithaca, Tompkins County to increase funding

Board members say TCAT needs $300,000 more from its partners to meet its needs for next year's budget.


Vandalism damage shuts down central NY school for 2 days

Vandals accused of turning on faucets, emergency shower in science lab, causing building to flood; school in Madison County was shut down for two days


Joaquin strengthens, but will it hit upstate New York?

Hurricane Joaquin is strengthening in the Atlantic; forecasters say there is "tremendous spread" of potential tracks for storm


Jury reviews 911 calls, evidence during deliberations in Charles Tan trial

On Wednesday, jurors asked to review evidence, testimony during trial of former Cornell student Charles Tan, but didn't reach verdict


Dryden Schools chief: More drivers passing stopped school buses

Superintendent Sandy Sherwood says there have been several near misses recently from when a car passes a stopped school bus.


Tractor Supply Company fined for breaking clean air law

Officials say Tractor Supply Company mislabeled and sold vehicles that did not comply with federal environmental standards.


2 men charged for damaging Southern Tier cemetery

Both men were being held in the county jail on $15,000 bail.


Vibrant fall colors expected despite lower rainfall

Plant scientists at Cornell University say while rain totals may have been low this year, it likely won't affect the colors of fall leaves.


Former hockey player charged in Southern Tier murder

Thomas Clayton, former hockey player in Elmira, was charged with murder after wife's body was found inside Southern Tier home Tuesday

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 Q&A session during 2014 Ford Championship Weekend

Featuring: Tony Stewart,driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet
Where: Homestead Miami, Florida, United States
When: 17 Nov 2014
Credit: Johnny Louis/WENN.com

Suit against NASCAR’s Tony Stewart to be heard in central New York

Family of Kevin Ward Jr. accuses Tony Stewart of gross negligence in connection with August 2014 fatal crash at track in Canandaigua


Woman admits keeping mom’s decomposed body to collect checks

Prosecutors say Mary Kersting, 60, admitted that she kept mother's decomposed body in apartment above her for a year to collect Social Security, pension checks

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New York joins nationwide call for regulating liquid nicotine

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has joined AG's from across the country to call for steps to protect kids from liquid nicotine

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Police search for suspects in 2 incidents around Cornell

Ithaca Police Department officials say there is nothing linking these two incidents.


State puts restrictions on Tompkins snow plow scammer

Thomas Zackoski ran snow plow business, but scammed more than 50 people in 5 counties; Zackoski has new business restrictions placed on him

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UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for 3-month-old Binghamton boy

AMBER Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon just after 4:15 p.m.


Cuomo announces “reboot” of Common Core standards

A new task force of lawmakers and educators will take another look at how to improve Common Core procedures.

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Clayton back in jail after violating law again


Thomas Clayton is behind bars in Steuben County for violating an order of protection after he posted bail earlier this week.

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39-year-old man arrested for drug trafficking in Ithaca-area

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Officials say a warrant was issued after an investigation into crack cocaine and heroin trafficking.

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Missing Humpty Dumpty from campground located

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A Humpty Dumpty statue stolen from Spruce Row Campground was recovered from a group of RIT students this week.

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Obama makes pitch to win support for Pacific trade pact


U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement.

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Demolition, clean-up this week at Chapter House site


Fire heavily damaged Chapter House Pub in April; crews brought remaining structure down on Tuesday, and have started picking up debris