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Cortland County woman dead after head-on crash in Lansing

Cortland County woman dead after head-on crash in Lansing
One person is dead after a head-on crash this week in the town of Lansing. The accident happened on February 11th along North Triphammer Road. One person was killed, and another was injured, according to The Ithaca Voice. Deputies were called to North Triphammer Road near Horizon Drive in the village of Lansing for a crash. Lori G. Burns, 64,... more

Troopers searching for larceny suspect in Tompkins County

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State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a larceny suspect, who is said to have stolen electronics from a Kinney Drugs store on North Triphammer Road in Lansing on New Years Eve. The individual, who is pictured below, is said to have stolen items between 2:22 and 2:36 p.m. State Police describe him as a white male, with... more

More than $1M to be spent on child care expansion at Tompkins YMCA via economic development grants

More than $1M to be spent on child care expansion at Tompkins YMCA via economic development grants
Economic development and childcare have overlapped in Tompkins County. As part of the state’s REDC, or Regional Economic Development Initiative, the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County is going to see funds to expand. Over the last two weeks, we’ve been detailing the projects and spot-lighting where funds will be spent in the Finger Lakes. More than $64 million had... more

Cuomo: $34.8M modernization, expansion at Ithaca airport complete

Cuomo: $34.8M modernization, expansion at Ithaca airport complete
The $34.8 million list of changes at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport are complete. The new, revitalized facility offers passengers contemporary amenities, including a larger terminal with new passenger terminal gates and boarding bridges, and enhanced security measures, all designed to ease travel and promote economic growth for the Southern Tier. “Airports are the new front doors to regions across... more

Lansing man located by authorities after overnight search

Locke residents told to shelter in place late-Sunday
State Police were searching for a man that they said could have been armed, following an incident in Lansing late-Sunday. Frederick Knapp, 51, of Lansing was located this morning, according to troopers. Troopers were originally dispatched to his residence on Locke Road in the town of Lansing Sunday night. Police said initially there were concerns that he could have been... more

What crime experts say you should pay attention to when you’re in a mall

What crime experts say you should pay attention to when you’re in a mall
In the first half of 2017 and 2018, Syracuse Police recorded roughly 500 criminal complaints at Destiny USA. While different malls likely generate different crime statistics, Scandinavian researchers say one consistent theme is where crime occurs. More than 60 percent of mall crimes occur in ‘micro places’, in other words, where people come together. Particularly the food court. With the peak time... more

Time capsule recovered from Tompkins Airport during construction

Time capsule recovered from Tompkins Airport during construction
Construction crews working at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport’s new terminal project discovered a time capsule that had been hidden in the previous terminal’s wall during the 1994 renovation. “One of the most interesting things about the terminal expansion project was discovering the time capsule that was buried 25 years ago,” says Mike Hall, director of the airport. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle... more

Tompkins County Public Safety Building evacuated Wednesday morning

Tompkins County Public Safety Building evacuated Wednesday morning
The Tompkins County Public Safety Building was evacuated for a short time Wednesday morning after reports of smoke in a control room. The cause of the smoke as been identified as a malfunctioning gate that jammed and caused smoke in the facilities’ control room. “At approximately 10 a.m. a jammed outside gate was discovered, which caused a component of the... more

Village of Lansing considers new short term housing rules

Village of Lansing considers new short term housing rules
Due to recent concerns expressed by residents regarding regulation of short term rental housing in the Village of Lansing, the village planning board held a discussion at its meeting on Nov. 11 to begin the early stages of solving this issue. Board member Carolyn Greenwald typed up a memo of the situation and passed it out to the rest of... more

Cat credited with alerting owner to massive Lansing fire

Cat alerted owner to Lansing explosion, fire which left 12 homeless
About five years ago, Danielle Schafer rescued a kitten off the side of the road. The kitten was just weeks old, the final, tiny litter-mate remaining in Schafer’s tender grasp after its feral siblings scurried away into roadside brush. Last week, “Kitty” — as the gray, domestic short-haired cat female cat is affectionately known — rescued Schafer in return, pouncing... more

Solar Home Factory plans Tompkins County expansion

Solar Home Factory plans Tompkins County expansion
Now more than ever, there is a push for energy sustainability in housing. However, the problem has long been doing it at scale – that is to say, not just a house here and there, but someone with the ability to construct many eco-friendly homes. Enter the Solar Home Factory. The Geneva-based modular home builder plans to launch its first... more

Following public concern, Lansing supervisor denies developer donation impacted vote

Following public concern, Lansing supervisor denies developer donation impacted vote
A recent vote regarding a big development in Lansing has stirred some controversy. At a Lansing Town Board meeting last week, it came to a head when some members of the public voiced concern with a recent vote by Town Supervisor Ed LaVigne, who voted to extend the construction date of the Village Solars project. LaVigne, a Republican, is currently... more

Nine residents displaced by fire at University Park Apartments in Lansing

Nine residents displaced by fire at University Park Apartments in Lansing
The American Red Cross is assisting nine people from five families who became displaced by a fire Monday night at University Park Apartments in Lansing. All of the residents got out safely, according to the apartment complex’s receptionist. The apartment complex is at 87 Uptown Road. Roughly 15 people escaped from the fire, firefighters said. Six units had burns, and... more

After deputy found not guilty on all charges, second man pleads guilty to forcible touching

After deputy found not guilty on all charges, second man pleads guilty to forcible touching
Matthew Pinney pleaded guilty to the misdemeanors of attempted forcible touching and reckless endangerment Thursday in Tompkins County Court. He was subsequently sentenced to one year of probation on one charge, and a conditional discharge for the other. Pinney’s charges are a reduction from the original charges he faced of first-degree rape and sexual assault that were tied to a... more

DEC issued violation notice to Cargill after Cayuga Lake spill in February

DEC issued violation notice to Cargill after Cayuga Lake spill in February
A broken pipe carrying sodium ferrocyanide at the Cargill Salt Mine in Lansing discharged a green liquid into Cayuga Lake last February, according to a notice of violation the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued to Cargill on Feb. 12 as revealed for the first time earlier this month through documents released by a local activist last week.  “We immediately... more

Lansing woman accused of stealing, altering checks at local organization

Lansing woman accused of stealing, altering checks at local organization
Lansing resident Diane Heffner, 67, has been accused of stealing money and altering business records of a local organization in the City of Ithaca, according to the Ithaca Police Department. Heffner has been charged with felonies of third-degree grand larceny, two counts of falsifying business records and two counts of forgery. She was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and released... more

Environmental group seeks to ban salt mining under Cayuga Lake

Environmental group seeks to ban salt mining under Cayuga Lake
Cayuga Lake is the source of drinking water for Seneca Falls, Union Springs, Aurora and Ithaca. Cargill Inc. is a Minnesota-based company that mines salt from under the bottom of the lake, as well as onshore, at the south end. The environmental group Toxic Targetings of Ithaca has accused Cargill and the state Department of Environmental Conservation of allowing a... more
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