Category: Tompkins County

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One arrested after attempted robbery, assault in Ithaca

Police in Ithaca were flagged down by a victim following an assault at the West Village Apartments. According to a news release, the Ithaca Police Department arrested Donta T. Braxton, 47, of Ithaca for attempted robbery, attempted assault, and criminal mischief. It ... MORE
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Cornell graduate student invents CO2 filter that could help combat climate change (video)

Mary Zick is pursuing her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Cornell University. She recently created a carbon dioxide filter that might be one solution to climate change in the future. In a collaboration with Dr. Phillip Milner, assistant professor of chemical and chemical ... MORE
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Newfield man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

A Newfield man was arrested following a traffic stop on June 28. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested John A. Chaffee, 35, of Newfield for criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a forged instrument, ... MORE
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Law enforcement gearing up for busy weekend on the Finger Lakes (video)

Law enforcement is out doing safety checks on Canandaigua Lake. “We’ll pull up alongside and just have a conversation, so we’ll run through all the safety equipment they’re required to have on board,” said Deputy Sheriff John Peck with the Ontario County ... MORE
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Ithaca man held without bail after threatening people at McDonald’s with a knife

The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a 50-year-old following an incident at the McDonald’s restaurant on Elmira Road. Charles Stillwell Jr., 50, of Ithaca was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing. Both charges stem from an incident ... MORE
Tompkins County Unarmed Pilot Program aims to provide community safety and trust (Video)

Tompkins County: Unarmed officer pilot program aims to improve police-community ties (video)

Public safety in the city of Ithaca and Tompkins County might improve in the next year through the Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative. The collaborative has been developing multiple programs, including its most recent one, the Unarmed Pilot Program, which will test unarmed ... MORE
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Woman flees from police with 10-year-old child in vehicle

Police arrested a motorist after a pursuit through Cayuga and Tompkins County. According to a news release, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christina M. Deuel, 44, for reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, and fleeing an officer in a ... MORE
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‘EXTRAORDINARY GIFT’: Finger Lakes Land Trust celebrates acquisition of 200-year-old fieldstone home, 140 acres in Enfield

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired one of its most-significant pieces of property to date. In a recent press release, the Land Trust said they received an historic 200-year-old fieldstone home and more than 140 acres of woodlands in the town ... MORE
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PRIMARY RESULTS: Cirencione victorious in Ontario County, Williams ahead in Wayne County (full coverage)

In statewide races there weren’t any surprises across New York. Gov. Kathy Hochul and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin were declared projected winners in gubernatorial primary races. Zeldin’s contest was a four-way primary against Andrew H. Giuliani, Harry Wilson, and Rob Astorino. For ... MORE
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Commercial burglary under investigation in Tompkins County

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a commercial burglary that happened on Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. They’re asking anyone with information about it to call IPD. Officers were dispatched to K&H Redemption Center on West State Street for a commercial burglary. Upon ... MORE
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Vidalia onions recalled from Wegmans due to listeria contamination

Wegmans has recalled Vidalia onions due to potential listeria contamination. The products were sold by the pound between June 23 and June 24, according to store officials. Stores across New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania were impacted. The onions may have a 4 ... MORE
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Sheep tend SUNY Cortland’s flock of solar panels

SUNY Cortland’s free-standing solar array boasts 2,443 panels on 2.4 acres, producing 1,118 Kilowatts of electricity. It’s all part of SUNY Cortland’s efforts for a better environment. But without the help of 12 sheep — give or take — this zero-carbon initiative ... MORE
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Finger Lakes Land Trust applauds transfer of land to Onondaga Nation

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) applauds yesterday’s announcement that more than 1,000 acres in central New York’s Tully Valley will be returned to the Onondaga Nation, creating a sanctuary for fish and wildlife. “This is a tremendous milestone,” said FLLT Executive ... MORE
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Historic stone house and woodlands bordering Robert H. Treman State Park donated to the Finger Lakes Land Trust

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it has received the donation of a historic 200-year-old fieldstone home and more than 140 acres of woodlands in the town of Enfield, directly adjacent to Robert H. Treman State Park. This generous gift ... MORE
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Police search for suspect after property damaged in Ithaca

Police are searching for a suspect after an intoxicated person damaged property on June 24. According to a news release, the Ithaca Police Department were called to the 200 block of S. Cayuga Street for an intoxicated male damaging property. A witness ... MORE