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Ithaca Mayor-elect Lewis rescinds police chief nomination after going rogue from selection committee: How did it happen?

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
The new mayor in Ithaca is changing course on her planned nomination for police chief. In a joint-statement from Mayor-elect Laura Lewis and Acting Chief John Joly the City will go another direction. Just a ... more
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Ithaca apartment building fire remains under investigation

Ithaca apartment building fire remains under investigation
Firefighters spent hours at a Dryden Road address following a structure fire on Monday. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. at 151 Dryden Road in Ithaca. It's a college town apartment building. Credit: CNYCentral ... more
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IPD: One in custody after Ithaca Mini Mart robbery

Police: Gunshots reported in Ithaca overnight, investigation underway
Police say one person is in custody after a robbery at gunpoint was reported at a city convenience store. On December 5th around 5:30 p.m. IPD responded to 124 South Cayuga Street for a call ... more
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FLX Today: New Christmas movies, Assembly maps, RRH chief medical officer talks RSV, and Hermann J. Wiemer co-owner Bob Cole (podcast)

FLX Today: New Christmas movies, Assembly maps, RRH chief medical officer talks RSV, and Hermann J. Wiemer co-owner Bob Cole (podcast)
On this episode of Finger Lakes Today hosts Josh Durso and Rebecca Swift talk about the biggest headlines of the day-including major changes in Albany that could impact local residents-as well as two new Christmas ... more
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Cornell tops Lafayette for seventh straight win

Cornell tops Lafayette for seventh straight win
Cornell rallied from a six-point deficit in the final three minutes to claim its seventh straight victory, a 73-68 triumph over Lafayette on Sunday afternoon at Newman Arena. The Leopards fell to 1-8 with the ... more
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Ithaca’s historic season ends with quarterfinals loss to North Central

Ithaca’s historic season ends with quarterfinals loss to North Central
The Ithaca Bombers had their historic season come to an end in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals as they fell to North Central, 48-7, on Saturday afternoon at Benedetti-Wherli Stadium. Ithaca finished its season with ... more
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Cornell men’s lacrosse unveils 2023 schedule

Cornell men’s lacrosse unveils 2023 schedule
The Cornell Big Red men's lacrosse team unveiled its schedule for the 2023 season on Thursday. Cornell will play six games at Schoellkopf Field and six on the road before the Ivy League Tournament begins ... more
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Spotify Wrapped 2022: Who made your list?! (video)

Spotify Wrapped 2022: Who made your list?! (video)
Who were the most-listened to artists, songs, and podcasts of 2022? Spotify has released its annual wrapped list, and for its users - that means learning a little more about what music was a hit ... more
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Cornell blanks Dartmouth, 1-0

Cornell blanks Dartmouth, 1-0
An early goal by Travis Mitchell, and Ian Shane's 11-save performance, helped guide the Cornell men's hockey team to a 1-0 shutout over Dartmouth in front of another sold-out crowd at Lynah Rink on Saturday night. Matt ... more
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Ithaca man faces charges for stealing vehicle from Dryden driveway

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The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 23-year-old Ithaca resident following a vehicle theft in Dryden. Mason Thomas, age 23, of Ithaca was charged with third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen ... more
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Cornell’s four-game win streak snapped with overtime loss to Harvard

Cornell’s four-game win streak snapped with overtime loss to Harvard
Harvard's Sean Farrell deposited his own rebound past Cornell goaltender Ian Shane 1:11 into overtime to aid the No. 7-ranked Crimson to a 2-1 victory over Cornell in the latest installment of the bitter rivalry between the ... more
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Waterloo native donates $3M to Ithaca College for new turf football field

Waterloo native donates $3M to Ithaca College for new turf football field
A major gift from 1981 graduate Monica Bertino Wooden, who grew up with her brother in Waterloo will fund the replacement of the natural-grass field with artificial turf and the installation of lighting at Ithaca ... more
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What did Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office know about officer charged with criminal sex act, official misconduct?

What did Tompkins County Sheriff's Office know about officer charged with criminal sex act, official misconduct?
What did the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office know about an investigation into former deputy Kevin O'Rourke? O'Rourke was arrested on November 28th in Livingston County by New York State Police for alleged crimes he committed ... more
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Cornell wins sixth straight, tops Delaware 74-67

Cornell wins sixth straight, tops Delaware 74-67
The Cornell men's basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit with a 20-2 run to close out the contest to stun Delaware, 74-67, on Thursday evening at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Big Red won its ... more
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Ithaca among best college towns in the U.S. for 2023

Best college towns in the U.S. for 2023
As college application season arrives, many parents are helping their children find the best places to live while going to college. Wallethub has recently shared which large, midsized, and small are the best areas for ... more
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Former Tompkins County deputy, Watkins Glen police officer charged with criminal sex act in Geneseo

Former Tompkins County deputy, Watkins Glen police officer charged with criminal sex act in Geneseo
State police have arrested a former officer of the Geneseo Police Department after a sex assault investigation. On November 28th troopers arrested Kristofor O'Rourke, age 29, of Newfield for criminal sex act and official misconduct ... more
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Ithaca Fire Department: New firefighters and promotions

Ithaca Fire Department: New firefighters and promotions
There are new firefighters and promotions of current firefighters with the Ithaca Fire Department. There was a swearing in ceremony held at the Central Station for the fire department on Wednesday November 23 that welcomed ... more
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Ithaca College to receive new turf field and lights

Ithaca College to receive new turf field and lights
There are some changes coming to Butterfield Stadium, the home of the Ithaca Bombers. It was announced Tuesday that 1981 graduate Monica Bertino Wooden will fund the installation of new lighting and a turf field. The ... more
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Cornell’s Dalton Bancroft earns pair of ECAC Hockey weekly awards

Cornell’s Dalton Bancroft earns pair of ECAC Hockey weekly awards
Freshman Dalton Bancroft has earned multiple ECAC Hockey weekly awards, the conference office announced Monday morning. Bancroft has been named ECAC Hockey's Forward and Rookie of the Week following his four-point week against Sacred Heart and UConn ... more
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