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Special patrols, increased police presence will be answer to ‘uptick’ in violent crime, Ithaca city leaders say

The Ithaca Police Department says it will be taking steps to respond to an ‘uptick’ in violent crime that’s been happening on the west side of the city. As part of that effort – increased patrols. “There have been increased patrols int ... MORE
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Cornell tops Colgate for first win of season

It’s not often you can do something for the first time in nearly 130 years in college football. For the Big Red to win on a Friday night, grizzled veterans and fresh-faced newcomers alike did their jobs and walked off Schoellkopf Field ... MORE
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Students getting COVID at schools in equal numbers despite older kids being vaccinated

Why are students of all ages getting COVID-19 if the vaccine is readily available to most of them? Children 11 and under still don’t have a COVID-19 vaccine approved for them. That means elementary students cannot get vaccinated. However, the rate of ... MORE
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Part of Ithaca shut down Wednesday due to incident involving gun

Police in Ithaca say a portion of Chestnut Street in the area of Cayuga Gardens Apartments was closed Wednesday morning as officers dealt with a situation involving a gun. It was described as a dispute, where one person was threatened with and ... MORE
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Ithaca Police report two stabbings around the same time in different locations Monday afternoon

The Ithaca Police responded to two separate stabbings on Monday afternoon. The first stabbing was around 4:10 p.m. at Walmart. The victim was stabbed in the abdomen before the suspect fled on foot. Bystanders assisted the victim before Bangs Ambulance Company arrived ... MORE
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Man who stole Cadillac and led police on a chase last month is arrested in Tompkins County Jail

A homeless man was arrested at the Tompkins County Jail for stealing a Cadillac. Joseph Esposito, 36, led police on a chase in Schuyler County in a stolen black Cadillac last month. The pursuit happened on County Road 14 and State Route ... MORE
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State Police seek public’s help finding suspect involved in Groton shooting Sunday morning

New York State Police are looking for a suspect involved in a shooting that happened Sunday morning in Groton and need the public’s help. Oct. 10 around 7:30 a.m. State Police responded to the shooting of a 30-year-old male on East Cortland ... MORE
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Tompkins County Health Department will hold two Pfizer booster clinics

Two booster vaccine clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine are coming up and being held by the Tompkins County Health Department. The clinics will be held in the Ithaca Mall at the Cayuga Health Vaccination Site. The first clinic will be Wednesday, Oct ... MORE
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Tompkins County Public Library seeks proposals for new mural in their teen center

Proposals are being accepted by the Tompkins County Public Library for a new mural in the teen center. The library asks that submissions celebrate the library’s equity statement and appear appropriate for a teen audience as well as youthful. The winning project ... MORE
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Cornell falls to 0-4 with 24-10 loss to Harvard

In a battle of two of the Ivy League’s top defenses, No. 22 Harvard made two more big plays than Cornell and turned them into a 24-10 victory on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium. The Crimson remained unbeaten at 4-0 (2-0 Ivy), ... MORE
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Woman accused of hitting and killing bicyclist before fleeing the scene is arrested

A woman has been charged for her role in the death of one bicyclist and hospitalization of another in June. In June, Amber Suprunchik, 36, of Dolgeville, allegedly struck two people bicycling on Route 26 in Cincinnatus. One bicyclist, Kitt Warren, 67, ... MORE
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Woman posing as a travel agent sentenced to prison after stealing thousands from families

A Glen Aubrey woman has been sentenced to 2.5 to 7.5 years in prison as part of a plea deal for scamming vacationers out of $111,000. Lisa Stevens, 51, pretended to be a travel agent for families and in two years managed ... MORE
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Ithaca police respond to report of a stabbing Thursday night

Ithaca police responded to the report of a stabbing on Oct. 7 around 9:49 p.m. A male victim was located in the 300 Block of West State Street with stab wounds to his upper body and leg. A female victim was later ... MORE
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Elmira School District is down 16 bus drivers Friday forcing them to modify their school schedule

Elmira School District was forced to modify their schedule Friday due to being down 16 bus drivers. The modification is only for Friday, Oct. 8. Secondary schools began on a one hour delay and elementary schools will be released early. Broadway Academy ... MORE
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Two car garage catches fire in Trumansburg Wednesday night, cause still under investigation

A garage caught fire on Wednesday night in Trumansburg. The garage is a detached two car garage. Trumansburg Fire Department, Enfield Fire Department, and Mecklenburg Fire Department responded to the scene around 6:30 p.m. The garage was knocked down upon arrival to ... MORE