Category: Ithaca

Driver, pedestrian both found to be at fault after crash in Ithaca

Driver, pedestrian both found to be at fault after crash in Ithaca

Police in Ithaca say they are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that happened on Saturday around 3:27 p.m. The Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance were called to North Meadow Street at West State and MLK Jr. streets shortly ... MORE
Police: Ithaca resident charged with burglary, identity theft after series of

Police: Ithaca resident charged with burglary, identity theft after series of incidents

Police in Ithaca say they arrested a local resident following a series of burglary investigations between August and September. Kasheen Camel, 43, of Ithaca was charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree identity theft, false personation, and petit ... MORE
Bicyclist airlifted after crashing at intersection in Ithaca

Bicyclist airlifted to trauma center after crash in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police Department says its investigating a bicycle crash that occurred during the morning commute on Wednesday. Around 6:45 a.m. first responders were called to the intersection of Albany and State streets for the report of a male who had been ... MORE
PREMIERE @ 8:30 PM – OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable deals with the Flood of 1935 that devastated the southern Finger Lakes. The July 1935 flood killed 44 people and caused millions of dollars in damages. This extended episode ... MORE
Watkins Glen native, president of Arnot Realty purchases former DOT site in Ithaca for $

Watkins Glen native, president of Arnot Realty purchases former DOT site in Ithaca for $3.79M

New York State has sold the former DOT maintenance facilty located along Cayuga Lake in Ithaca. It sold for $3.79 million, and the new owner is a Watkins Glen native. Officials identified the buyer as Peter Dugo, president of Arnot Realty Corporation ... MORE
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Attempted burglary investigation underway in Ithaca

Attempted burglary investigation underway in Ithaca

Police in Ithaca say they are investigating an attempted break-in that occurred before 1 a.m. on Sunday. A man is said to have attempted to enter a home on Block Oak Avenue, but that the person was scared off by the residents ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

Ezra Cornell is widely known for his namesake, famous Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. This edition of Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable will trace Ezra Cornell’s life, especially in the areas of agriculture, the telegraph industry, philanthropy & politics. ... MORE
Nine test positive for COVID-19 on Cornell campus after several small gatherings

Nine test positive for COVID-19 on Cornell campus after several small gatherings

Nine students have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, according to campus officials. Vice President Ryan Lombardi made the announcement on Saturday. The university said that students are in isolation and receiving proper care while the Tompkins County Health Department conducts contact ... MORE
Cornell University builds a Coronavirus testing lab on-campus

Cornell University builds a Coronavirus testing lab on-campus

Cornell University is taking a different approach to Coronavirus testing. They will do it themselves. The university plans to have a lab on-property to test upwards of 7,000 per day. The goal will be to cover students, faculty, and staff on campus ... MORE
Excavator bursts into flames in Tompkins County, quickly brought under control by firefighters

Excavator bursts into flames in Tompkins County, quickly brought under control by firefighters

Firefighters in Ithaca were called to put out an excavator blaze that started on a construction site on Willow Avenue. It happened during the morning hours on Tuesday. The engine compartment of the excavator was fully-engulfed when firefighters arrived at the site ... MORE
Ithaca charged in connection with rash of burglary investigations

Ithaca man charged in connection with rash of burglary investigations

The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a 25-year-old city resident following an investigation into a series of burglaries since mid-July. Michael LaMontain, 25, of Ithaca was charged with attempted burglary, burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, and grand larceny. Additional ... MORE
Shooting investigated near public park, drug store in Ithaca; suspects remain at-large

Shooting investigated near public park, drug store in Ithaca; suspects remain at-large

Police say on MOnday around 5:40 p.m. officers responded to several reports of shots fire in the area of North Cayuga Street near Thompson Park. Upon arrival, officers located evidence and confirmed that a shooting had taken place in the Kinney Drugs ... MORE
Owner of Fat Jacks BBQ Restaurant in Ithaca failed to remit nearly $200,000 in sales tax

Owner of Fat Jacks BBQ Restaurant in Ithaca failed to remit nearly $200,000 in sales tax

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced the resolution to a local tax fraud case. Geoffrey Tyrrell, owner of Fat Jacks BBQ Restaurant, 344 Elmira Road, Ithaca, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud charges. Between September ... MORE
Ithaca City Schools go fully-remote, push start date to mid-September

Ithaca City Schools go fully-remote, push start date to mid-September

The Ithaca City School District voted unanimously on Tuesday to start the academic year fully-remote on September 14th. That move also pushed back the first day of school from September 9th. Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown presented his thoughts on why the school ... MORE
Ithaca College changes course, will not welcome students back this fall

Ithaca College changes course, will not welcome students back this fall

Ithaca College will not hold any in-person classes this fall. That was the announcement made by President Shirly Collado on Tuesday. “I am announcing today that Ithaca College will be extending remote instruction for students through the fall semester. This means that ... MORE