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Body recovered from Taughannock Falls gorge

GOOD SPOTS: Taughannock Falls State Park; easy hike with a beautiful view
Firefighters recovered the body of one person from the Taughannock Falls gorge early-Monday. First responders were called to the scene a little after 8 a.m. They found a person laying in the gorge, which resulted ... more
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Feds cite Cargill for ‘aggravated conduct’ in roof collapse that killed two, led to closure of third largest salt mine in US

Feds cite Cargill for ‘aggravated conduct’ in roof collapse that killed two, led to closure of third largest salt mine in US
Federal regulators have cited Cargill Deicing Technologies for “aggravated conduct constituting more than ordinary negligence” in the December 2020 roof collapse that killed two miners at its Avery Island, La., salt mine. Cargill, operator of ... more
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Troopers seek ID of two involved in credit card theft in Tompkins County

Troopers seek ID of two involved in credit card theft in Tompkins County
State police are asking for help identifying two people involved in using stolen credit cards at stores in the Tompkins County area. It was discovered on July 23 when an elderly woman learned her wallet ... more
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State Route 34B bridge over Salmon Creek in Lansing reopens

State Route 34B bridge over Salmon Creek in Lansing reopens
Construction is complete on the new bridge that carries State Route 34B over Salmon Creek in the town of Lansing. The newly constructed bridge replaces the original structure built in 1930 with a more modern, ... more
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Lansing High School: Teen charged with threatening school shooting on Snapchat

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A Tompkins County teen has been charged with making a threat on social media about the Lansing High School. According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to Lansing High School around 8:48 a.m. on Wednesday ... more
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Republican Williams files petitions to secure place on primary ballot for NY’s 22nd Congressional Disrtict

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Republican Brandon Williams filed petitions on Monday to secure his place on the primary ballot for New York's 22nd Congressional District. Williams filed petitions on Monday, April 4 to qualify for the June 28 Republican ... more
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Rural Health Network offers garden grants to Southern Tier, Tompkins County schools

Rural Health Network offer garden grants to Sothern Tier, Tompkins County schools
The Rural Health Network of South Central New York is offering grants to grow and create gardens at Southern Tier schools, including those in Tompkins County. The grant is open to early childcare and K-12 ... more
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Tim Ko drops out of race, endorses Sigler for NY’s 22nd congressional district

Tim Ko drops out of race, endorses Sigler for NY’s 22nd congressional district
DeWitt Republican Tim Ko has dropped out of the race for New York's 22nd congressional district and endorsed Tompkins County Legislator Mike Sigler for the seat. Now, just two Republicans are vying for party's nomination ... more
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Gas too expensive? Consider alternative transportation options in Tompkins County

Tompkins County provides alternative transportation options amid risin
New programs are launching in Tompkins County to provide residents with alternative transportation options amid rising gas prices. One way to explore such options is by using Way2Go, a local transportation directory created by the ... more
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Tompkins County Legislator Sigler joins race for NY-22

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Tompkins County Legislator Mike Sigler announced his candidacy for New York's newly redrawn 22nd Congressional District on Thursday, February 24. Sigler, a Republican from Lansing, is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of ... more
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Tompkins County Sheriff plans satellite office in Newfield

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The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is planning a satellite location in the Town of Newfield following requests from local government. Conversations over potential Newfield satellite offices began with Town Supervisor Michael Allinger before the COVID-19 ... more
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Troopers: Stolen pickup truck, trailer, and ATV all found in Cayuga County

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On January 14 around 7:11 a.m. state police were dispatched to 11439 State Route 90 in Genoa, Cayuga County for the report of a trespass. Upon arrival, troopers located Tyler Hulslander, 26, and Joshua Lites, ... more
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Cold weather, lack of bus drivers forces Auburn schools to close, others closed as well

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No school in Auburn today. In a letter to parents Monday, Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said it's because of a lack of bus drivers and this morning's frigid cold. He says today will be treated as ... more
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Wrongful death suits against Cargill’s Louisiana salt mining spooks concerns about Cayuga Lake mine collapse

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Days before the one-year anniversary of a roof collapse that killed two miners at Cargill Inc.’s Avery Island salt mine in Louisiana, the widows of the deceased have filed twin wrongful death suits against the ... more
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The Finger Lakes Land Trust will acquire 470-acre Bell Station parcel

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The Finger Lakes Land Trust is under contract to purchase a 470-acre property with 3,400 feet of pristine Cayuga Lake shoreline from New York State Electric & Gas. The Bell Station property is the largest ... more
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Inmate escapes from Tompkins County Jail during work detail, remains at large now

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An inmate from the Tompkins County Jail escaped late-Monday, according to officials. Jeffrey Cornell, 37, is described as a white male, wearing tan pants, a white t-shirt, and gray sweatshirt. He's approximately 5'10" and about ... more
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Governor Kathy Hochul works with NYSEG to cancel auction of Bell Station property

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Governor Kathy Hochul came to an agreement with NYSEG regarding their plans with the Bell Station property. She was able to have the auction canceled. The Finger Lakes Land Trust has been trying to get ... more
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Local officials urge Governor Kathy Hochul to stop NYSEG from auctioning Bell Station Property

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A beautiful, natural land that could be managed by the Finger Lakes Land Trust or DEC is in danger of being auctioned off by NYSEG. This week, Assemblymember Anna R. Kelles and Senator Pamela Helming ... more
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Olympic bronze medalist welcomed home in Lansing

Olympic bronze medalist welcomed home in Lansing
Kyle Dake, Olympic bronze medalist, was welcomed home by fans, family, and fire trucks in Lansing after he finished up at the Olympics. Dake won the medal competing for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics ... more
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