Category: Tompkins County

Police: Ithaca man arrested on multiple rape counts after investigation

Police: Ithaca man arrested on multiple rape counts after investigation

The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a 35-year-old city resident following a rape investigation. Police say Demetrius Goree, 35, of Ithaca was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, and first-degree criminal sex act after an incident during the early-morning hours ... MORE
TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: How many cases are there in the Finger Lakes?

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

It’s been a lot of mixed messages over the last several days, as business owners and residents wonder about the start of ‘Phase 2’ reopening in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. Bob Duffy, who is leading the regional effort in ... MORE
Cargill agrees to pay $318K, curb salt dust and runoff into Cayuga Lake as part of bid to settle lawsuit

Cargill agrees to pay $318K, curb salt dust and runoff into Cayuga Lake as part of bid to settle lawsuit

– By Peter Mantius In a proposed settlement of a federal lawsuit, Cargill Inc. has agreed to pay more than $300,000 and take steps to minimize salt dust and salt runoff into streams near its salt mine under Cayuga Lake. The company’s ... MORE
Police: Gunshots reported in Ithaca overnight, investigation underway

Police: Gunshots reported in Ithaca overnight, investigation underway

On Tuesday at approximately 10:28 p.m. police were dispatched to several reports of gunshots fired in the area of Elm and Chestnuts streets in Ithaca. Upon arrival, officers spoke with several witnesses who reported hearing gunfire. Witnesses also told police that they ... MORE
Deputies: Rochestser man taken into custody after four-county pursuit in Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, and Chemung

Deputies: Rochestser man taken into custody after four-county pursuit in Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, and Chemung

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office says a Rochester man led authorities on a pursuit through four counties on Sunday. Around 10 a.m. deputies attempted to stop a 2012 Ford Focus on State Route 224 in the town of Montour for traffic violations ... MORE
Police: IPD investigating multiple reports of shots fired overnight

Police: IPD investigating multiple reports of shots fired overnight

Police in Ithaca say they are investigating the report of shots fired, which came in to dispatch around 1:15 a.m. Officers responded around that time to multiple reports of shots fired in the general area of South Titus Ave and Geneva, South ... MORE
NEW AT 3 PM: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

While New York State Gas and Electric, or NYSEG, and Rochester Gas & Electric, or RG&E, have received a lot of headline attention for their charitable contributions to local and regional food banks – their response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has been ... MORE
Cuomo: Finger Lakes is ready to reopen at end of the week (video)

Cuomo: Finger Lakes is ready to reopen at end of the week (video)

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will be working with local governments to ensure a controlled reopening of the regional economy. That said, he confirmed that the Finger Lakes region, or Greater Rochester area will be eligible to enter ‘Phase I’ ... MORE
Republicans lawmakers at state, federal level plan to hold press conference at 11 a.m. for regional reopening

Republicans lawmakers at state, federal level plan to hold press conference at 11 a.m. for regional reopening

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Finger Lakes region would begin opening on Friday. Congressman Tom Reed and a group of state Republican lawmakers will gather in Greece to talk about what’s next. That group wants the focus to be ... MORE
More turkey hunting?

More turkey hunting? DEC data breaks down 2020 increases as pandemic, meat shortages make headlines

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio Annual hunting licenses and preliminary turkey hunting permit sales for the regular spring season are on the rise, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation. The sale of annual hunting licenses and turkey permits in ... MORE
J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney is preparing for bankruptcy. A report by Reuters suggests that the troubled department store chain could file as soon as next week. The Coronavirus Pandemic has made an already-grim situation significantly worse for retailers like Macy’s and J.C. Penney. The ... MORE
Leslie Danks Burke outlines plan to address devastating impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Southern Tier economy

Leslie Danks Burke outlines plan to address devastating impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Southern Tier economy

Leslie Danks Burke, candidate for State Senate called for immediate action to address the devastating economic and social cost of COVID-19 on the 58th Senate district. Her team said it served as a contrast to Sen. Tom O’Mara’s announcement that he and ... MORE
Deputies: Stolen car from Ithaca involved in traffic stop in Seneca County

Deputies: Stolen car from Ithaca involved in traffic stop in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Elmira resident following a traffic stop, in which the vehicle involved was found to be stolen. Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Route 96 in Varick, and upon investigation confirmed that it ... MORE
Police: Assault, robbery reported behind Tompkins County Mental Health building

Police: Assault, robbery reported behind Tompkins County Mental Health building

On May 7th at approximately 2:53 p.m. the Ithaca Police Department responded to a report of a subject who had been physically assaulted and robbed behind the Tompkins County Mental Health Building on East Green Street. Officers located the victim who reported ... MORE