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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

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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

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Buffalo still has snow…no, for real

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

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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.

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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…

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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

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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.

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Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

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

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Ithaca Falls park designs up for discussion

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

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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.

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Rochester foundation donates $25 million to Special Olympics

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

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Board finalizes $15 minimum wage recommendation

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he supports the proposal.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Biden, Cuomo to make stops in Rochester, NYC

Vice President, Governor will make two stops together Monday

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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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Person falls off cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park

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Emergency workers at Taughannock Falls State Park say one person was extracted and airlifted to a hospital.

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New arrest for snow plow scammer first charged in Tompkins County

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Thomas Zackoski, 28, faces charges in Tompkins County, across central New York; latest arrest came Thursday night in Oswego County

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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Here's a look at some of the major sporting events happening this weekend.

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This week’s best sports shots

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A look back at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.