Minors charged with gang assault in Ithaca

On May 20th at approximately 9:30 pm the Ithaca Police Department responded to the 400 block of Floral Ave and the 600 block of Chestnut St. for reports of assault victims. Two victims were located in nearby areas, according to IPD. Both victims were transported to Cayuga Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Police say two suspects were arrested... more

Ithaca woman charged with shoplifting

On May 19th at approximately 3:10 pm deputies in Tompkins County arrested an Ithaca woman following a larceny complaint. Deputies charged Seok Young Jo, 22, of Ithaca with petit larceny after a shoplifting complaint was filed with authorities. She posted bail and was released with an appearance ticket for Lansing Town Court on May 23rd. more

Ithaca’s Zhao, Horseheads duo reign supreme in Section 4 tennis

Ithaca High’s Michael Zhao won the singles title in Section 4 Tennis State Qualifiers on Saturday at the Binghamton Tennis Center and will be one of five Little Red players heading to the National Tennis Center in Flushing next month. Zhao cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Maine-Endwell’s Freddy Purpora for the sectional title. Both qualified for states after... more

Cornell student found dead at Ithaca Gorge

A missing Cornell student was found dead in a gorge underneath the Stewart Avenue bridge Friday morning. Law enforcement search teams recovered the body of Aalaap Narasipura, a 20-year-old senior electrical engineering student. Narasipura was reported missing since between 2 and 3 a.m. Wednesday. The circumstances of Narasipura’s death are still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected, said... more

Cornell ranks among nation’s best In NCAA APR

Cornell University ranks among the best according to the annual NCAA Division I Academic Progress Report (APR) for 2015-16. The APR measures semester-by-semester records for every individual team in Division I with regard to each team members’ continuing eligibility, retention and progress toward graduation. Cornell had seven teams honored and five with perfect scores. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

IPD will have extra officers looking for seatbelt violators

The New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee has announced that May 22nd to June 4th is their Designated Seatbelt Mobilization Enforcement Period. As in years past, the Ithaca Police Department will have extra patrols on duty looking for seatbelt violations during this campaign. Police officers working these extra patrols will be patrolling during various hours throughout the day on... more

Cornell names research fund in honor of longtime state Sen. Michael Nozzolio

Former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio has received another honor from his alma mater. Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences launched the Senator Michael Nozzolio Fund for Viticulture and Enology, an endowment fund that will support the school’s wine and grape research. Nozzolio earned bachelor’s and master degrees at Cornell in the mid-1970s. During his career as a state... more

IPD executes search warrant; locates unknown drugs

On Tuesday at approximately 4:45 am members of the Ithaca Police Department SWAT Team, Ithaca Police Department Investigations Division, and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence located at 8 Shore Dr. IPD SWAT Team members secured the residence and three occupants, two of which were the defendants – identified as Taurean J. Matthews and... more

Tompkins Co. law enforcement will participate in torch run

On Wednesday members of local law enforcement will carry the “Flame of Hope” through the City of Ithaca to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York athletes, and the 2016 Special Olympics New York Summer Games, June 16th and 17th, at Siena College in the Capital District Region. Nearly 2,000 Special Olympics New York athletes, coaches and volunteers... more

Attorney General: Massive heroin network busted up in the Finger Lakes

A massive 217-count indictment named 31 people in the Finger Lakes, and according to many state officials — could have taken a serious amount of heroin off the streets. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the indictment on Wednesday, which included New York, Bronx, Queens, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties. “Today’s arrests should send the message to those terrorizing and... more

SLOPE DAY: Cornell students celebrate end of classes

Cornell University students partied, relaxed and blew off a little steam Thursday during the annual Slope Day festivities to celebrate the end of the academic year. Hundreds of students and some alumni gathered on Libe Slope as headline acts Misterwives and Big Gigantic took the stage in the early afternoon. The yearly tradition takes place in between the end of... more

US Attorney: Charges filed against Mexican citizen arrested by ICE in Ithaca

A Mexican citizen who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Ithaca last week has been charged with possession of a forged and counterfeit alien registration card. U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian says 32-year-old Jose Guzman-Lopez made an appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge in Syracuse and was ordered to be held by the U.S. Marshal’s Service pending... more

FLX Waterfalls flowing in Spring of 2017 (photo galleria by Rachel Burkholder)

The wet spring in the Finger Lakes has meant the many waterfalls throughout the region are flowing at full capacity. Rachel Burkholder has been out to see quite a few as you’ll be able to tell in our FLX Photo Galleria in the player below… – Check out more local photos here. more

Cornell men’s lacrosse coach resigns

Cornell University promoted Peter Milliman to interim head coach of its men’s lacrosse team following the resignation of Matt Kerwick on Monday. Milliman has been an assistant the past four seasons and will serve as interim head coach through the 2018 season. A nationwide search will commence at that time to name a full-time replacement. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Wegmans named America’s favorite grocery store

Wegmans is tied for the title of America’s favorite grocery store. The Gates-based grocer holds first place, along with Publix Super Markets in a new study by consumer science management company Market Force. Market Force surveyed more than 12,000 shoppers. Wegmans and Publix both scored 77% on the Customer Loyalty Index. Wegmans ranked highest for its specialty department service and... more

Ithaca Festival: Founder inspires 40th anniversary

The past is serving as a source of creativity for the 40th annual Ithaca Festival, to be held in June. “Festival organizers have been meeting with one of the festival’s original founders for inspiration,” said Ben Greenberg, executive director of the Ithaca Festival. “Loretta Louviere, the godmother of the Ithaca Festival, will be making an appearance in the parade to... more

Police: Ithaca robbery leaves one injured, four suspects sought

Ithaca Police are searching for four suspects after a robbery Friday night that left one man injured. The robbery happened around 11:18 p.m. near Schuyler Place and East Buffalo Street. The victim was reportedly approached by four men and then shoved to the ground, punched and kicked before handing over cash to the suspects. Police say the suspects took $85... more
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