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Ithaca man arrested for stealing chainsaws from Lowe’s and threatening employee with hatchet

Ithaca man arrested for stealing chainsaws from Lowe’s and threatening employee with hatchet
An Ithaca man has been arrested after Ithaca Police say he stole several items, including chainsaws, from the Lowe’s on Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway, and threatened an employee with a hatchet on Tuesday, June 11. Zachery Burlingame, 31, was arrested for robbery and menacing — he also had a bench warrant on previous theft charges. After Burlingame threatened an employee with... more

Police: Ithaca man arrested on felony charges after assault

Police: Ithaca man arrested on felony charges after assault
The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a 20-year-old following an investigation into an incident involving a minor less than 13-years-old. Hubert Carrasquillo, 20, of Ithaca was charged with criminal sex act – a Class B felony on Monday. The incident occurred on October 31st, 2018 in the West Village Apartment Complex on Chestnut Street. Police say that the... more

Police: Ithaca woman arrested for stabbing another woman behind local business

Police: Ithaca woman arrested for stabbing another woman behind local business
Ithaca police arrested Ashley Bryan, 33, on June 6 for allegedly stabbing a 34-year-old woman behind a local business in the 200 block of Elmira Road. The stabbing happened the afternoon of May 28. Officers found the victim with stab wounds in her hand and arm, and was treated on the scene by an ambulance. Bryan is being charged with... more

Police: Ithaca man stole car, was found nude in chicken coop, chased man with axe, and killed a dog

Police:Ithaca man stole car, was found nude in chicken coop, chased man with axe, and killed a dog
State Police have charged John Mehne, 25, of Florida and Ithaca, with numerous charges including burglary, robbery, animal cruelty, and theft. On Tuesday morning, State Police responded to an accident on I-81 — three miles from the Pennsylvania border. When they got there they found an empty 2016 Audi facing the wrong way. The found that the car was stolen... more

IPD officer fired after pleading guilty to perjury in drug case

IPD officer fired after pleading guilty to perjury in drug case
The City of Ithaca has fired an Ithaca Police Department officer after he pleaded guilty to perjury charges stemming from a January 2018 raid that yielded 4.5 ounces of crack cocaine, $12,000 in cash and firearms — all charges that were later dismissed. In January, the Ithaca SWAT Team served two search warrants — one at a home on the... more

Two teens charged with assaulting George Junior Republic staff member, stealing car

Two teens charged with assaulting George Junior Republic staff member, stealing car
Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with several felonies after allegedly assaulting a staff member of George Junior Republic Union Free School in Freeville and stealing his car, according to a news release from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. At about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, May 26, deputies assisted by New York State Police responded to George Junior Republic at 24... more

Police investigate overnight shooting in Ithaca

Police investigate overnight shooting in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a shooting, which occurred during the early-morning hours of Friday. Around 1:15 a.m. police responded to West Green Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival – no victims were located. However, a short time later one victim was found at a local hospital. At this point, police say the investigation is ongoing... more

Nearing retirement IPD Chief Pete Tyler reflects on career

With retirement looming, IPD Chief Pete Tyler reflects
Growing up one of the few black kids in Brooktondale, attending Candor schools, outgoing Ithaca Police Department chief Pete Tyler will retire from the force this month. He’s remembered as a kid who got along with everyone. His family and teachers noticed that Pete liked to help people and he excelled at sports. “I liked playing sports which brought people... more

Driver in fatal Dryden crash charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter

Driver in fatal Dryden crash charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has charged the driver in a fatal crash in Dryden with driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter. In an update, the sheriff’s office identified Annabelle Liz, 21, of Brooklyn, as the driver. She was charged with DWI, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony, unsafe lane change, and speeding. Ithaca Voice: Read More more

Ithaca Coffee Company staff file NLRB complaint

Ithaca Coffee Company staff file NLRB complaint
Last month, on April 17, a collection of no-managerial workers at Ithaca Coffee Company (ICC) informed ICC owner Julie Crowley their intent to form a union. Since then, workers are claiming that management has engaged in unlawful labor violations to intimidate workers out of unionizing, a claim that Crowley flatly denies. Tompkins Weekly: Read More more

$7.5 million in grants will fund Ithaca affordable housing plans

$7.5 million in grants will fund Ithaca affordable housing plans
The New York State Homes and Community Renewal division has announced a pair of multi-million dollar state grants for projects in Ithaca focused on affordable and supportive housing. New York State will award about $2.2 million to Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services as part of the second phase for its scattered site preservation project, and $5.3 million to Lakeview Health Services... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Ithaca senior among 16 students in world to earn perfect AP history exam score

Ithaca senior among 16 students in world to earn perfect AP history exam score
Rowan Lynch, a senior at Ithaca High School, has achieved a rare academic accomplishment by being one of 16 students in the world to earn a perfect score on last year’s Advanced Placement United States History Exam. In high school, students have the option to enroll in AP classes, which help them earn college credit or advanced placement if they... more

Black Lives Matter Ithaca holds rally following Commons arrests

Black Lives Matter Ithaca holds rally following Commons arrests
Black Lives Matter Ithaca and about 100 members of the community gathered on the Commons late Monday afternoon to rally against what they perceive as racism and police brutality. On May 3, the City of Ithaca released 10 videos that showed an incident on the Commons between Ithaca Police Department officers, two suspects and a crowd of bystanders that resulted... more

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport awarded $10 million federal aviation grant

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport awarded $10 million federal aviation grant
The price tag for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport shrank significantly on Thursday as U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced the awarding of federal funding for the expansion project. Schumer, who visited the airport in February to call for the funding, announced Thursday that the airport's expansion project had received $9,999,990 in U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration... more

Ithaca Little Red boys tennis comes up big this season

Ithaca Little Red boys tennis comes up big this season
With the invariable losses of points and sets, perfection simply doesn’t happen in tennis. But the Ithaca boys team came awfully close this spring. The Little Red closed out the team portion of its season Thursday night with a dominant performance at the Section 4 Class A championships at its home courts, taking titles in singles and doubles competition. That... more

Ithaca mayor proposes ‘Green New Deal’ for city

Ithaca mayor proposes ‘Green New Deal’ for city
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has proposed a Green New Deal policy for the city that would see it become carbon neutral by 2030. Myrick proposed the idea last week as he finished speaking at a Sunrise Movement Ithaca event discussing the federal Green New Deal. "Just as Kennedy declared in 1962 that we would put a person on the moon... more

Ithaca College student taken off life support after suffering serious injury

Ithaca College student taken off life support after suffering serious injury
Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado shared a letter Friday announcing the passing of a student. According to the letter, Jase Barrack, class of 2020, sustained a serious injury off campus earlier this week. At Cayuga Medical Center, his family made the “very difficult decision to remove life support.” Barrack of Allendale, New Jersey was majoring in athletic training in... more
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