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Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing strongly favoring running for re-election

Tompkins County Sheriff Kenneth Lansing confirmed Thursday afternoon that he is strongly favoring running for re-election in 2018 after previously saying on multiple occasions that he would not seek the position again. "There's a lot of things going on, as you well know, that this office has supported whole heatedly…I feel that sometimes it should be my obligation, along with... more

Caller tells Ithaca PD that pipe bomb was discovered in closet of new apartment

The Ithaca Police Department was called to the 400 block of West State Street for the report of a suspicious package. The call came in around 4:30 pm on Wednesday, in which a caller stated that after moving into an apartment – he noticed a device that looked like a pipe bomb in a closet. After speaking with a friend... more

THE DEBRIEF: Debating incinerators, campus safety & Geneva’s future (podcast)

A number of hot-button issues will be discussed on a special edition of the Debrief Podcast. After a delay to the taping of the podcast last week, the news broke this weekend that Geneva City Manager Matt Horn would be exiting his post as the highest ranking administrative figure in Geneva. His unexpected exit, and what it means for Geneva... more

VIDEO: Armed robbery at Tompkins County Trust Company in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police have released the following surveillance video footage of an armed robbery that took place on Tuesday at the Tompkins County Trust Company branch on South Meadow Street in Ithaca. According to police, at about 4:39 pm, a black male wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and black face mask robbed the bank while wielding a handgun. .... more

FLX WEEKLY: It’s a wonderful weekend ahead in Seneca Falls (podcast)

With just three weekends left until Christmas the holiday events are picking up across the region. There is no bigger event this December than the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls set for Friday-Sunday with the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K on Saturday. Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso have all the details including your weekend... more

Ice Fest and Chowder Cook-Off Energizes Ithaca

Downtown Ithaca invites you to attend one of its greatest wintertime spectacles — the annual Ice Festival. This beloved three-day, multifaceted celebration, now on its 11th year, pairs a nationally-sanctioned and highly competitive ice carving competition featuring some of the country’s best carvers with a day-long chowder cook-off where local restaurants aim to garner public votes for their freshly prepared... more

Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler officially welcomed, appointed to position

The City of Ithaca officially welcomed new Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler to the position, after he was appointed by Mayor Svante Myrick, a move unanimously approved by Common Council Wednesday night. Myrick publicly announced his endorsement of Tyler on Nov. 14 saying, “I’ve had an opportunity to work with and watch Pete for years and have always been impressed,... more

6-3 vote closes Ezra’s Tunnel, at least for now

In a 6-3 vote, the city of Ithaca voted Wednesday night to fence off Ezra’s Tunnel after hearing out the community’s objections to the move. Numerous people stood in the back of Common Council chambers holding signs or snapping their fingers in support of sentiment to —keep the natural area open. About a dozen people who spoke about the tunnel... more

Police investigate bank robbery on South Meadow Street

Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon at Tompkins Trust Company at 775 South Meadow St. Officers responded to the robbery around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, and say a black male entered the bank with a handgun held down to his side and demanded a bank teller put money into a white plastic bag he was holding. The... more

Cayuga Ridge healthcare facility plans renovation, 49 new jobs

In filings with the Town of Ithaca and the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency, West Hill’s Cayuga Ridge has announced plans to renovate its West Hill facility and add dozens of jobs. The Cayuga Ridge healthcare facility, located at 1229 Trumansburg Road (Route 96) in Ithaca, is a 160-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, serving both clients needing short-term physical,... more

Bright horizons on the hardwood for IHS

If you hear a guy between the ages of 15 and 55 say, “I played basketball for Coach Stone at Ithaca High,” you might ask “Which Coach Stone? Which stint?” John Stone coached the Little Red for many years (from 1982-93), and his son, Brian, followed suit (assuming the helm in 2002). After putting in a decade’s worth of service,... more

FLX WEEKLY: December arrives, holiday season in full-swing (podcast)

We usher in the final month of 2017 this weekend and the holiday season is now in full swing across the Finger Lakes. Find out what holiday events are taking place around the region, see if we can expect any snow this weekend and get the full local sports outlook for the first weekend in December. Also, discuss the top... more

Cornell grad sues university after investigation of sexual assault accusation

A Cornell graduate is suing the university, saying he was discriminated against and denied a hearing following a Title IX investigation into a sexual assault allegation. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, accuses Sarah Affel, Title IX coordinator for Cornell University, of discrimination based on the student’s ethnicity, sex and religion.... more

Reported standoff ends with felony charges in Ithaca

Ithaca Police Units responded to 521 Hudson Street for a reported domestic incident reported as a physical dispute. While at the scene officers developed information that one of the involved parties was wanted on a bench warrant for a felony charge of Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree. The wanted subject was able to barricade himself... more

2nd half defense propels Cornell to win at Duquesne

Cornell took a second half lead on Duquesne and then put the screws to the Dukes, forcing the home team to miss 13 consecutive field goals to pull away for a 78-71 victory on Monday evening at the Palumbo Center. The win, the Big Red’s second straight, evened its record at 3-3, while Duquesne fell to 2-2. CornellBigRed.com: Read More... more

Ithaca man faces felony charge following Canandaigua incident

Deputies arrested an Ithaca man over the weekend in Canandaigua following a violent incident where property had been damaged at an apartment. Anthony J. Cleveland, 35, of Ithaca was charged with third-degree criminal mischief after it was determined he intentionally damaged property exceeding a value of $250. Deputies say Cleveland damaged property at the apartment during the incident, as reported.... more

Dryden man accused of Ithaca arson found dead inside cell at Tompkins jail

Update The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday around 10:58 am, the Ithaca resident accused of arson died at the County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office said the death “does not appear to be suspicious in nature and there is no indication of foul play,” according to a statement obtained by the Ithaca Voice. “A determination into the cause... more
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