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Tompkins County seeks public input on first strategic operations plan

Tompkins County seeks public input on first strategic operations plan
Tompkins County is inviting its residents to contribute their insights and opinions towards the development of the county's inaugural Strategic Operations Plan. The initiative marks a significant step in enhancing governmental decision-making, focusing on budget ... more
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Fire devastates Dryden home; no injuries reported

Fire devastates Dryden home; no injuries reported
An early morning house fire in the Town of Dryden led to the temporary closure of Route 13 but was successfully contained with no injuries reported, thanks to the swift action of Neptune Hose Co ... more
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Ithaca College issues warning over repeat trespass offender

Ithaca College issues warning over repeat trespass offender
Ithaca College has issued a warning to its campus community regarding a repeat trespass offender, identified as 30-year-old Simeon Adams, who was found trespassing in a residence hall on February 20. Adams, who had previously ... more
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IPD investigates shooting: Apartment struck by gunfire overnight

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place at an apartment complex in the city. Police say around midnight on February 21 officers were dispatched to the Ithaca Arthaus for shots fired ... more
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Lansing FD responds to chimney fire with no injuries reported

Lansing FD responds to chimney fire with no injuries reported
The Lansing Fire Department swiftly responded to a midday house fire on Auburn Road in North Lansing, reported just before noon on Tuesday. The fire, originating from the chimney, prompted a collaborative effort with Locke ... more
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Rev: Ithaca Startup Works opens doors for innovators with expanded accelerator program

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works opens doors for innovators with expanded accelerator program
Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, a cornerstone for innovation and entrepreneurship, has announced the opening of applications for its Prototyping Hardware Accelerator. The program, renowned for turning physical product ideas into prototypes, is now enriched with ... more
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Tompkins County DA seeks third term

Tompkins County DA seeks third term
Tompkins County District Attorney Matthew Van Houten has announced his candidacy for a third term, emphasizing his commitment to further positive changes within the community's justice system. Since first assuming office in 2017, Van Houten ... more
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Hundreds of speeding, distracted driving, and seatbelt tickets handed out during DWI enforcement campaign in Finger Lakes

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New York State Police announced they issued 6,876 tickets during a special STOP DWI traffic enforcement period over Super Bowl Weekend. During the campaign, which started on Friday, February 9, and ran through Sunday, February ... more
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Ithaca city court judge withdraws from Tompkins County race

Ithaca city court judge withdraws from Tompkins County race
City Court Judge Seth Peacock has officially withdrawn from the race for Tompkins County Judge, a decision announced through the Tompkins County Democratic Committee. Peacock's withdrawal comes amidst discussions and speculation about his candidacy for ... more
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Body found under Ithaca bridge identified

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
The body of 37-year-old Robert McKeen was discovered Monday evening under the Cecil A. Malone Bridge in Ithaca, near a shallow creek bank. Emergency personnel found McKeen deceased upon their arrival. The Ithaca Police Department, ... more
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Emergency repairs at Fall Creek in Ithaca after car crashes through wall during police chase

Emergency repairs at Fall Creek in Ithaca after car crashes through wall during police chase
The Ithaca City School District Board of Education has approved up to $100,000 for emergency repairs at Fall Creek Elementary School. This decision comes after a car crashed into the school's east wall on February ... more
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Cornell investigates fraternity hazing allegations: Several frats suspended

Cornell AgriTech to receive state funding, resources as newly-certified NYSTAR Business Incubator
Cornell University has placed several fraternities under temporary suspension pending investigations into allegations of hazing. The Ithaca Voice reports that specific details about the fraternities involved or the nature of the allegations have not been ... more
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Ithaca police investigate death under bridge

Death investigation underway in Ithaca, police say it doesn’t appear criminal
Ithaca Police were called to Cecil A. Malone Drive near Mary Street on February 12, 2024, around 5:12 PM, following reports of an unconscious person beneath a bridge. Upon arrival, first responders, including the Ithaca ... more
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Tompkins Sheriff’s Office works to increase transparency and community engagement

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The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is taking significant steps towards enhancing transparency and accountability in its operations. With the launch of the Transparency Hub, Sheriff Derek Osborne aims to foster better communication between the sheriff's ... more
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Cortland deputy cleared in shooting of armed suspect

Cortland deputy cleared in shooting of armed suspect
A Cortland County grand jury has cleared a sheriff's deputy of any wrongdoing in the shooting and injury of 58-year-old Steven Burda during an eviction attempt in late January. The incident, which escalated to an ... more
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Ithaca school bus involved in minor collision; no injuries reported

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An Ithaca City School District bus was involved in a minor collision on Friday morning along Cliff Street, Route 96, on Ithaca’s west hill. The incident resulted in no injuries to the students on board, ... more
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IPD safely resolve highway incident involving man in crisis

IPD safely resolve highway incident involving man in crisis
The Ithaca Police Department (IPD) successfully intervened on Friday evening to assist a man experiencing a mental health crisis on Route 13, near Ithaca High School. Responding to multiple reports of the individual obstructing the ... more
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High-speed chase ends in damage at Ithaca school

High-speed chase ends in damage at Ithaca school
A vehicle pursuit in Ithaca's Fall Creek Area late-Thursday led to significant damage at Fall Creek Elementary School. An Ithaca Police Officer spotted a vehicle speeding and attempted to pull it over for traffic violations ... more
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Drugs, ammo found during traffic stop in Ithaca: Two face charges

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In Ithaca, New York, a routine traffic stop by a Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy, due to a missing inspection sticker on a white Dodge Durango, led to the arrest of a passenger on outstanding warrants ... more
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