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Tops building in Chemung County sells at auction to an unknown buyer

According to minutes from a Chemung County IDA meeting, the old Tops building was sold during an auction for $800,000 in July. The buyer is not known and bought the property that was listed as an opportunity zone due to its retail ... MORE
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One person treated at area hospital after incident in Ithaca

Police say that on Wednesday around 9:37 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of the South Aurora Street Bridge over East Green Street for a welfare check.  Officers were told that there was a suicidal subject at that location. They were ... MORE
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Tioga County woman charged with animal cruelty after 49 neglected animals are recovered from her property

A woman has been arrested in Apalachin for the severe neglect of 49 animals. Tioga County Sheriff’s arrived to the property to remove a storage shed but found 33 dogs, 15 chickens, and roosters, hens, a pony, and other animals. Terry Woloszyn ... MORE
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A Southport resident has shared his thoughts on the man arrested for punching his dog

A Southport man was arrested Sept. 13 after punching a man’s dog. The owner of the dog, Harold Schiefen, wants to be sure Connor Delaney, 29, is held accountable. Delaney was arrested after police responded to a suspicious condition around 1:30 a.m ... MORE
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Police arrest Big Flats man for disturbance and discover a Florida warrant from a 2013 armed robbery

After a man was arrested for causing a disturbance in Big Flats on Sept. 15, he is now pending extradition to Florida. Keron Taylor, 26, of Bath, was arrested after police responded to the report of a disturbance at the Econo Lodge ... MORE
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Another KFC is coming to the Southern Tier in 2022

Painted Post will soon open a new KFC restaurant. The location is at 243 North Hamilton Street. The plan is to open the fast food restaurant in January of 2022, but no official date has been set. A KFC opened in 2019 ... MORE
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Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center workers demand a better contract, owner demands accountability

Workers gathered to protest on the lawn of the Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ithaca over issues with the new contract. Demands range from better wages to accountability, and concerns are coming from all sides: nurses and administration. This is causing ... MORE
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SUNY Cortland announces new vice president for finance and management

Mark J. Yacavone ’94, SUNY Cortland’s assistant vice president for enrollment management, has been selected to serve as the university’s new vice president for finance and management, effective Sept. 16, 2021. In his new role, Yacavone will be SUNY Cortland’s chief financial ... MORE
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Tompkins County reports first fully vaccinated death due to COVID-19

Another Tompkins County resident has died due to COVID-19 complications. The patient was 93 and died at the Cayuga Medical Center on Sept. 11. The resident was fully vaccinated and this is the first fully vaccinated death for Tompkins County. Tompkins County ... MORE
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Ithaca man in custody after threatening Home Depot employees with knife during burglary

During the early morning hours on Tuesday police provided an update on the robbery that happened at the Home Depot on Elmira Road in the city of Ithaca on Friday. Employees stated that they were threatened with a knife after following the ... MORE
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Certain homecoming events canceled at Cornell due to Tompkins County being high-risk

Due to COVID-19, Cornell is canceling certain homecoming events. This weekend, the fireworks and laser show will not be happening. The decision was made due to Tompkins County remaining a high-risk category. The football game and 2020 commencement ceremony will still be ... MORE
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Man assaulted, robbed at playground in Ithaca: Sent to trauma center for injuries, as suspects remain at-large

Police are investigating an attack and robbery that happened at the IHA Housing Complex playground in the city of Ithaca during the afternoon hours on Saturday. One person identified as the victim in a news release was treated at the scene and ... MORE
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Three in custody after stabbing in Ithaca after dispute at large party

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened in the 200 block of Eddy Street around 2:25 a.m. on Sunday. According to a news release, police located a male victim who had sustained a stab wound to his right arm ... MORE
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Home Depot employees threatened with knife during robbery: Ithaca police ask for public’s assistance

Editor’s Note: An update to this story can be found here. An Ithaca resident was taken into custody days after the incident. The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a robbery that happened at the Home Depot on Elmira Road. Upon arrival, officers ... MORE
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Local officials urge Governor Kathy Hochul to stop NYSEG from auctioning Bell Station Property

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 wrote to Governor Kathy Hochul to ask ... MORE