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Ithaca homicide, standoff suspect found unfit to stand trial

The Dryden man accused of shooting a UPS driver in a Walmart parking lot and running over his body last month has been found incompetent by a Tompkins County judge. Judge John Rowley ruled Thursday morning that Justin Barkley, 38, will go to a secure hospital for treatment. His ruling came after just a five minute hearing, during which two... more

NLRB hearing continues with testimony from nurse and patient’s sister

As testimony in the National Labor Relations Board case involving Cayuga Medical Center continued into a third day. After a patient being treated at Cayuga Medical Center complained about a blood transfusion she received in September, the hospital investigated the incident and terminated two nurses – Anne Marshall and Lauren Lamb. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Psychiatric examiners split on Ithaca murder suspect’s competency

Psychiatric examiners are split on whether an Ithaca murder suspect is competent enough to plead guilty to killing a man. Justin Barkley, 38, is charged with second-degree murder after police say he admitted to shooting and killing Candor man William E. Schumacher on Dec. 8 in the Ithaca Walmart parking lot. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Ithacan dies after being hit by wave in Florida

A 58-year-old Ithaca man died Dec. 29 from a wave in Vero Beach, Fla. that broke his neck, according to an autopsy. Stanley Quinn, a BorgWarner senior staff engineer in the Advanced Engineering Group, was on vacation with his family when he was struck by the wave on Dec. 28, according to Treasure Coast Newspapers. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Ithaca mayor targets Trump, Cornell in state of city address

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick made two things clear during his state of the city address to the Common Council on Wednesday night: He will fight potential unconstitutional practices by President-elect Donald Trump and will work to address Cornell University’s “scandalously small investment” in the community. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Ithaca Little Red hockey lives NHL Winter Classics’ nostalgia

The beauty of a Winter Classic is the nostalgia and the pureness, even though those particular rinks have to be built and carefully curated. Hockey started here on ice by Mother Nature, who likes to have her hands in whatever she can. It’s that fondness at play when the Ithaca Little Red hockey teams take the ice at Cass Park,... more

Ithaca mayor named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

thaca mayor and Cornell University graduate Svante Myrick can now add Forbes’ 30 under 30 list to his impressive list of accomplishments. Just 29 years old, Myrick landed on the Forbes 30 under 30 list Tuesday for Law & Policy after making history in 2011 when he became the youngest mayor in Ithaca’s history at age 24. Syracuse.com: Read More more

Learning through play at the Ithaca Sciencenter

One of my absolute favorite museums to take my children to in the Finger Lakes Region is the Sciencenter in Ithaca. Just arriving at the parking lot promises an excellent experience with a moving sign that teeter-totters back and forth and an alluring out-door play space you have to pass to reach the entrance. Once inside, it is a world... more

Cornell hockey’s win streak snapped with OT loss

The men’s hockey team’s six-game winning streak came to close Thursday when it suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to Colorado College in the championship game of the Florida College Hockey Classic at Germain Arena. Senior forward Jake Weidner scored the Big Red’s lone goal on the power play early in the third period. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

Wegmans recalls stuffing over peanut concerns

Wegmans Food Markets has recalled its 5-Grain Wild Rice & Mushroom Stuffing sold in 32-ounce family packs over concerns that Worcestershire sauce in the item may contain undeclared peanuts. The product is also sold by the pound or as a side from service chef cases at 25 of the grocers’ stores throughout its six-state footprint, including the following Rochester-area stores:... more

Ithaca Travel Corridor misses out on state funding

For the city of Ithaca's Collegetown Travel Corridor project, it's try, try again. As previously reported, the state issued its Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) grant awards, including those for the Southern Tier. The Ithaca Voice looks at what could have been for the Ithaca's Travel Corridor, had funding come through. Officials say it's a bad move, and those the... more

ITHACA MURDER: Suspect has mental health job history

The man accused of murdering a UPS driver in Ithaca — he now claims he was trying to kill President-elect Donald Trump — has a history working with the New York State Office of Mental Health, officials confirmed Thursday. Justin Barkley, 38, remains in the Tompkins County jail, awaiting an evaluation about whether he is competent to stand trial, after... more

Ithaca woman donates about 1,200 cans of dog food to SPCA — a yearly tradition

An Ithaca woman’s annual holiday tradition is unlike most people’s. She packs her vehicle with about as much canned dog food as she can, drives it to the SPCA of Tompkins County, and unloads the months supply of food. “Let’s hope that this inspires others as well,” said Jutta Locker. “The animals — they need us.” IthacaVoice.com: Read More more
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