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Ithaca man who posed as NYSEG worker in custody on burglary charge with more pending

Ithaca man who posed as NYSEG worker in custody on burglary charge with more pending
Police have provided an update on the burglaries that took place in the city, where a person posed as a NYSEG worker. Nicholas Denmark, 29, of Ithaca was arrested for felony burglary, with additional charges ... more
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Run Towards It: Empowering young female athletes in competition (video)

Run Towards It: Empowering young female athletes in competition (video)
High school girls' soccer teams from Seneca Falls, Geneva, Marcellus, Newark, Dryden, Lyons and Auburn came together to "Run Towards It" this past weekend. The Empowerment Project Initiative from the Bonafiglia Family Foundation helped organize ... more
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Retired pro-fighter opens family-friendly Martial Arts studio in Danby

Retired pro-fighter opens family-friendly Martial Arts studio in Danby
Matt Sung Lee, a former professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter with 30 professional fights, runs a little-known Martial Arts studio in Danby - just 10 minutes outside of downtown Ithaca. Lee, who has run the ... more
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Multiple drug charges against Ithaca woman after vehicle search

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Police say an Ithaca woman was arrested on multiple charges following a drug search. Amanda L. Freelove, 35, of Ithaca was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia, and possessing ... more
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SUNY Cortland student researches the science of smell

SUNY Cortland student researches the science of smell
The U.S. Department of Defense wants to know how the nose knows. So does SUNY Cortland student Annabella Nilon of Horseheads, N.Y. Nilon is working to create a model for detecting specific odors using bioreceptors, ... more
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Cornell football blown out by Yale, 38-14

Cornell football blown out by Yale, 38-14
The Cornell Big Red football team was blown out by the Yale Bulldogs, 38-14, on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Cornell fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss. Yale dominated on both sides ... more
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Fall colors starting to be observed through Finger Lakes and Central New York, but higher elevations seeing much more

Fall colors starting to be observed through Finger Lakes and Central New York, but higher elevations seeing much more
The higher elevations of New York are where the most significant changes can be seen in fall foliage. The latest report from the state shows that some significant early color changes expected in the higher ... more
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Troopers ask for public’s help ID’ing man accused of stealing from Lansing Best Buy

Troopers ask for public's help ID'ing man accused of stealing from Lansing Best Buy
New York State Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man implicated in a robbery at Best Buy in Lansing this past weekend. Troopers say that on Sunday, September 18 around 1:45 p.m., ... more
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Cornell Design Connect students working with town of Geneva to plan resource recovery park

Cornell Design Connect students working with town of Geneva to plan resource recovery park
The Cornell University Design Connect program has chosen to work with the town of Geneva next spring. Student-led program helps communities with planning projects Design Connect is an interdisciplinary, student-run design organization at Cornell University. Design Connect ... more
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Tompkins Bank extends deadline for Awards for Excellence nominations until September 30

Tompkins Financial Corporation reports second quarter earnings
Tompkins Community Bank has announced it will accept nominations for the 2022 James J. Byrnes Awards for Excellence, an annual program that recognizes outstanding individuals and volunteer-based non-profit organizations for their contributions in Tompkins County, ... more
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Police cruiser, businesses, and residential homes among targets of recent graffiti in Ithaca

Police cruiser, businesses, and residential homes among targets of recent graffiti in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a string of incidents of graffiti in the city. Numerous businesses and residential houses have been targeted, including an IPD car. IPD is following a number of leads, asking ... more
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Why are so many place names in New York Greek or Roman?

Why are so many place names in New York Greek or Roman?
Why are there so many Greek and Roman place names in New York State? And what influenced early colonizers to name them so? That is the question a lot of people ask when they explore ... more
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Cornell football holds off VMI in season opener

Cornell football holds off VMI in season opener
The Cornell Big Red football team opened its season with a 28-22 victory over Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Saturday afternoon at Foster Field. Cornell's defense dominated for the first three quarters, forcing three turnovers ... more
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Man arrested in Ithaca for bringing loaded gun into hospital waiting room

Lyons man arrested on bench warrants in Wayne County
A man was arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded gun into the emergency room at Cayuga Medical Center on Tuesday, September 13. The Tompkins County Sheriff's deputies responded to the medical center at 101 Harris ... more
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Man arrested in Seneca Falls after skipping court

Man arrested in Seneca Falls after skipping court
Police report that a Newfield man was taken into custody on a bench warrant. The Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Jaimy F. Allen, 43, for failure to appear in court. The arrest stems from a ... more
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Sempolinski sworn-in to Congress after winning special election to fill out rest of Reed’s term in 23rd

Sempolinski sworn-in to Congress after winning special election to fill out rest of Reed’s term in 23rd
New York's current 23rd District has new representation. Congressman Joe Sempolinski was sworn-in to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. He won a special election in August to fill the remainder of Rep. Tom Reed's ... more
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20-year-old Ithaca College student dies in one-car crash

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New York State Police at Ithaca are investigating a fatal crash that occurred just after 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 10. Shea T. Colbert, 20, of Bridgewater, New Jersey was traveling southeast on Coddington Road ... more
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Police: One hospitalized, numerous vehicles and home hit in Ithaca shooting

Police investigate after bullet goes through window frame at Ithaca home
On Saturday around 11:30 p.m. the Tompkins County 911 Center received numerous reports of shots fired in the North Side neighborhood in the city of Ithaca. Responding officers located the scene of a shooting in ... more
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Ithaca TCAT driver punched, spit on by intoxicated riders

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
On Wednesday around 9:48 p.m. officers were dispatched to East Green Street for the report of a dispute between a TCAT bus driver and two passengers. It was reported that the two passengers were fleeing ... more
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