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Person attacked and robbed in city of Ithaca while walking down West State Street

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One person suffered non life threatening injuries after being attacked and robbed by two people during the day. According to a news release, on Wednesday around 2 p.m. officers responded to the 300 block of ... more
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Homeowner fights back, interrupts robbery in Ithaca: Suspect airlifted to trauma center for treatment

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
Police say they're investigating a robbery that was interrupted by the homeowner. On Tuesday, October 4th around 1:45 a.m. police responded to a burglary that had just occurred in the 200 block of North Plain ... more
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Traffic stop for suspicious vehicle leads to DWI arrest in Montezuma

NY State Police increasing school patrols through end of academic year
State police arrested a Trumansburg resident following a traffic stop in the town of Montezuma on Saturday, October 1st. According to a news release, police observed a suspicious vehicle on Route 31. The operator, identified ... more
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Food truck explodes in Cortland County: What caused it?

Food truck explodes in Cortland County: What caused it?
A food truck explosion rocked Cortland on Sunday. First responders were forced to shut down several area streets shortly before Pumpkinfest was set to begin. It happened around 7:30 a.m. resulting in the Deli Bros ... more
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Ithaca man charged after home armed home invasion, pursuit and crash in city

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Police say a home invasion and pursuit in Ithaca resulted in one man being sent to the hospital as he faces Class B felony charges. According to a news release, on Saturday around 6 a.m ... more
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No injuries after two-car crash in Ithaca, but one driver charged with DWI

No injuries after two-car crash in Ithaca, but one driver charged with DWI
On Sunday around 6:49 p.m. police responded to a two car crash on West Green Street at South Geneva Street in Ithaca. It was determined that a white Jeep Wrangler, operated by a 29-year-old identified ... more
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Award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya brings gallery talk about corrupt technology to Cortland

SUNY Cortland tells new, returning students: Cover your face or leave
Award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya will bring her knowledge of the dark side of technology to a Gallery Talk titled "Coded Bias: How Human Prejudice Creates Corrupt Technology." Her presentation will take place on Tuesday, Oct ... more
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Hobart falls to Ithaca, 31-7

Hobart falls to Ithaca, 31-7
The nationally-ranked Ithaca College football team took advantage of a pair of Hobart College turnovers in the second quarter to turn a 7-0 lead into a 21-0 advantage in the span of just 15 seconds ... more
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Cornell edges Colgate, 34-31

Cornell football edges Colgate, 34-31
The Cornell Big Red football team edged the Colgate Raiders, 34-31, on Saturday afternoon at Andy Kerr Stadium. The game was tied at 31-31 with just under two minutes remaining when Jackson Kennedy drilled a ... more
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IPD searching for elderly woman with dementia: “Her safety could be at risk”

IPD searching for elderly woman with dementia: "Her safety could be at risk"
The Ithaca Police Department is looking for a missing and endangered person, according to a news release from the city. On September 29th around 10:11 p.m. IPD responded to a missing person complaint on Third ... more
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Ithaca robbery under investigation

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Police in Ithaca are investigating a robbery that occurred around 7 a.m. on Thursday. According to a news release, the perpetrator stole property, then used force against the employee, to steal more property. Before the ... more
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Auburn Housing Authority gets additional rental assistance vouchers

INSIDE THE FLX: Melissa Nesbit, Seneca Housing on the shortage of affordable housing and the agency’s efforts to help (podcast)
Good news for the Auburn Housing Authority: Additional rental assistance vouchers are coming. Around 1,500 new private market rental assistance vouchers for New York will be included for the authority. The U.S. Department of Housing ... more
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Troopers: Trumansburg driver charged with DWI after Ovid crash

Cato woman charged with DWI after traffic stop in Cayuga County
State police report the arrest of a Trumansburg man following a crash in Ovid. It happened on Sunday, according to a news release, where Benjamin Jordan, 23, of Trumansburg was arrested after an investigation. Police ... more
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Ithaca man who posed as NYSEG worker in custody on burglary charge with more pending

Ithaca man who posed as NYSEG worker in custody on burglary charge with more pending
Police have provided an update on the burglaries that took place in the city, where a person posed as a NYSEG worker. Nicholas Denmark, 29, of Ithaca was arrested for felony burglary, with additional charges ... more
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Run Towards It: Empowering young female athletes in competition (video)

Run Towards It: Empowering young female athletes in competition (video)
High school girls' soccer teams from Seneca Falls, Geneva, Marcellus, Newark, Dryden, Lyons and Auburn came together to "Run Towards It" this past weekend. The Empowerment Project Initiative from the Bonafiglia Family Foundation helped organize ... more
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Retired pro-fighter opens family-friendly Martial Arts studio in Danby

Retired pro-fighter opens family-friendly Martial Arts studio in Danby
Matt Sung Lee, a former professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter with 30 professional fights, runs a little-known Martial Arts studio in Danby - just 10 minutes outside of downtown Ithaca. Lee, who has run the ... more
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Multiple drug charges against Ithaca woman after vehicle search

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Police say an Ithaca woman was arrested on multiple charges following a drug search. Amanda L. Freelove, 35, of Ithaca was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia, and possessing ... more
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SUNY Cortland student researches the science of smell

SUNY Cortland student researches the science of smell
The U.S. Department of Defense wants to know how the nose knows. So does SUNY Cortland student Annabella Nilon of Horseheads, N.Y. Nilon is working to create a model for detecting specific odors using bioreceptors, ... more
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Cornell football blown out by Yale, 38-14

Cornell football blown out by Yale, 38-14
The Cornell Big Red football team was blown out by the Yale Bulldogs, 38-14, on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Cornell fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss. Yale dominated on both sides ... more
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