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Drunk driver arrested in Tompkins County on several charges

Crash on Rt. 96A leads to DWI charge for Romulus man
In the early hours of April 8, 2024, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Lacey J. Saucier, 26, of Central Square, NY, after stopping her for speeding on State Route 13 near Stewart Park in the ... more
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Former Cornell student admits to making threats online targeting Jewish students: Now faces up to 5 years in prison

Former Cornell student admits to making threats online targeting Jewish students: Now faces up to 5 years in prison
Patrick Dai, a 21-year-old former Cornell University student, admitted to making online threats targeting Jewish students at the university. His guilty plea acknowledges the serious nature of his actions, which included threats of violence and ... more
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Two building projects vandalized in Ithaca: Damage ranges from $50K to $100K

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Two significant building projects in Ithaca suffered considerable damage due to vandalism on March 23. The Library Place building on Cayuga Street and the Asteri Ithaca project on Green Street encountered tens of thousands of ... more
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Report: Cornell University has massive, $78M impact on local economy

Cornell AgriTech to receive state funding, resources as newly-certified NYSTAR Business Incubator
Cornell University's influence on Ithaca's local economy and community was highlighted in a recent Local Economic Snapshot, showcasing the university's substantial financial contributions and volunteer efforts. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, visitors ... more
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Hearing today for Patrick Dai, Cornell student who made threats last fall

Hearing today for Patrick Dai, Cornell student who made threats last fall
The Department of Justice announced a hearing for Patrick Dai, the Cornell student accused of issuing threats in October, is set for Wednesday afternoon at the Syracuse Federal Courthouse. Dai faces charges of using interstate ... more
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Bomb threat in Ithaca: Police say DeWitt Mall, specific individuals were threatened

Bomb threat closes Cayuga County Mental Health Center
The Ithaca Police Department and Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bomb threat that they were alerted to on Sunday. According to a news release, shortly before noon authorities received a bomb threat. "The ... more
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Ithaca man faces felony charges after vandalism, false fire alarm spree

Police search for suspects after paint dumped on IPD HQ doors
The Ithaca Police Department (IPD) has successfully apprehended a 25-year-old suspect, Salim Dridi, linked to a series of disruptive incidents on Dryden Road, including property vandalism and multiple false fire alarm activations. The arrest follows ... more
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Ithaca faces credit challenges amid audit delays brought on by COVID-19 pandemic

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Moody's withdrew the City of Ithaca's credit rating due to incomplete financial reporting, a setback attributed to audit backlogs and the aftermath of pandemic-related disruptions. According to The Ithaca Voice, the ratings firm cited a ... more
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Ithaca police investigate suspicious minivan seen following young girls

‘DEEPLY TROUBLING’: Report finds that IPD failed to properly investigate a decade worth of cases
On Monday evening Ithaca Police were alerted to a suspicious minivan trailing two young girls near Richard Place and Sunrise Road. The vehicle, described as a white Dodge or Chrysler van, was seen multiple times ... more
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TCAT reverts to diesel buses amid electric transition challenges

Tompkins officials continue mulling future of public transportation
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) has decided to acquire five new diesel buses, veering off its path to an emission-free fleet by 2035, due to reliability issues with its electric buses. The Ithaca Voice reports ... more
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Ithaca man faces felony charges after threatening person with BB gun

Ithaca man faces felony charges after threatening person with BB gun
The Ithaca Police Department says a 33-year-old city resident was taken into custody after a menacing and weapons possession investigation on Friday. During the investigation in the area of South Titus Avenue, police arrested Philip ... more
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Ithaca seeks public feedback on downtown plan

Downtown Ithaca invites CU, IC and TC3 students to ‘Welcome Student Weekend’ celebration
In a push to shape the future of downtown Ithaca, city officials and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) have released the Downtown Plan Draft Recommendations for public input. Residents, workers, and visitors of Ithaca are ... more
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IPD makes arrest after Commons assault where victim was thrown through window, airlifted to hospital

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
Police in Ithaca arrested a local man following an assault in the Commons earlier this month. On March 13 around 11:15 p.m. IPD responded to the 100 block of East State Street for a reported ... more
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Ithaca schools face critical uncertainty as state aid shrinks, cost to operate increases

Some CNY schools looking at later start times for schools
The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) is facing a critical moment as it proposes a $170 million budget for the next school year, requiring at least 60% voter approval due to its increase beyond the ... more
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High-speed chase ends in flames in Ithaca; suspect in custody

High-speed chase ends in flames in Ithaca; suspect in custody
On Wednesday evening a dramatic scene unfolded in Ithaca when a police officer spotted a vehicle speeding dangerously. The driver, attempting to evade the police, ultimately crashed into a house on Cascadilla Street, causing the ... more
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Tompkins County considers funding private developer’s support specialist for homeless

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Tompkins County is contemplating a new approach to support recently homeless individuals by funding a "move-in specialist" position, despite initial plans to partner with a local nonprofit. The proposal, now focused on supporting residents in ... more
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Emergency landing at Ithaca Airport ends safely

Emergency landing at Ithaca Airport ends safely
A potential crisis was averted at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport Monday evening when a single-engine private plane made a safe landing after declaring an emergency. The pilot reported an issue with the landing gear, ... more
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Ithaca Farmers Market welcomes spring with 2024 season opening

Ithaca Farmers Market welcomes spring with 2024 season opening
The Ithaca Farmers Market is set to usher in the spring season with its opening day on April 6th, marking the return of a cherished weekly event at Steamboat Landing. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, ... more
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Ithaca College hosts 30th Annual Educational Technology Day

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Ithaca College celebrated the return of its Educational Technology Day on Thursday, March 21, after a brief hiatus. Held at the Campus Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event marked its 30th anniversary, ... more
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