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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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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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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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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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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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Homeless driver faces felony charges after August pursuit between Schuyler and Tompkins counties

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a homeless man following a pursuit that happened on August 26. Around 9:10 a.m. on that date, a deputy attempted to stop a black Cadillac operated by Joseph Esposito, 36, on County Road ... MORE
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Ithaca Police Department reports shooting for the second night in a row

Ithaca Police Department responded to another shooting for the second night in a row in the area of Chestnut and Elm Streets. On Oct. 6 at 10:24 p.m., police responded to reports of another shooting and found numerous shell casings from a ... MORE
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Cornell University requires all staff to be vaccinated by Dec. 8

Cornell University has announced all employees are now required to get the COVID vaccine. A letter was sent out by University Officials directing employees to get vaccinated no later than Dec. 8. Anyone choosing not to comply without valid religious or medical ... MORE
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Police respond to shots fired in Ithaca Tuesday night

Ithaca Police Department responded to shots fired Tuesday night near Elm Street. Around 8:12 p.m. police responded to multiple reports of gunshots in the area. Police secured the area and interviewed witnesses before learning a victim with a gunshot wound had been ... MORE
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Local nursing home is one of 115 to reach a 100% vaccination rate against COVID-19 in New York State

There are now 115 nursing homes across the State of New York that have a 100% vaccination rate, according to LocalSyr.com. One of the facilities to have reached that point of 100% is Kendal, located in Ithaca. It’s only one of 13 ... MORE
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Ithaca Police in search of suspect following robbery Friday night

Ithaca police responded to a robbery Friday night just before 7 p.m. Police responded to the 700 Block of West State Street and spoke with a victim who claimed to have been punched in the face before his cell phone was stolen ... MORE
Cornell falls to 0-3 with 21-10 loss toBucknell

Cornell falls to 0-3 with 21-10 loss to Bucknell

Four turnovers by Cornell, including three in the second half and two in the red zone, allowed Bucknell to celebrate a 21-10 Homecoming win on Saturday evening at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The Big Red fell to 0-3 on the season, while the ... MORE