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UPDATE: Three charged with gang assault after attempted robbery, stabbing in Tompkins County

Cornell student stabbed, sent to trauma center for treatment after attempted robbery
The Ithaca Police Department gave an update on the assault and stabbing that occurred during the overnight hours on Sunday. Police arrested Tahajjuddin Abdur-Rashid, 18; Thomas Payton-Harp, 20; and an unnamed 16-year-old on multiple charges. All three were charged with first-degree attempted robbery and second-degree gang assault. The stabbing on South Avenue left the victim with serious injuries. Information and... more

Police respond to bomb threat in Tompkins County

Police respond to bomb threat in Tompkins County
On Wednesday at about 11:30 a.m., the Ithaca Police Department responded to 115 Seneca Way, The Hilton Canopy Hotel, for the report of a bomb threat. Management evacuated the building prior to police arrival. The Hotel and immediate area were searched by Explosive Detection K9 Units from The Ithaca Police Department and The Cornell University Police Department. No suspicious items... more

Police investigate shooting in Ithaca

Police investigate shooting in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department says they responded to a shots fired complaint in the 600 Block of West State Street a little before midnight. Upon arrival, officers located a victim in the parking lot of Bangs Ambulance Company, who had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Investigators assisted with processing the scene and collecting evidence. A single spent shell casing... more

Meth lab discovered near Walmart in Ithaca, no arrests made yet at this time

Meth lab discovered near Walmart in Ithaca, no arrests made yet at this time
On Tuesday at approximately 11:30 a.m. police responded to a larceny in progress at the Walmart in Ithaca. Police say the subject inside stole items, then ran into another nearby retail business. He changed his clothes, ran out, and left a suitcase inside the business. Officers arrived and locked down the scene. They found what appeared to be an active... more

Man indicted on multiple felony sex abuse charges in Tompkins County

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On March 11th police arrested a 42-year-old following an investigation into sex abuse. Dale Harbin, 42, of Slaterville Road was charged with multiple counts of first-degree sex abuse, second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. The charges stem from an investigation involving the Ithaca Police Department and FBI. Investigators found multiple instances of sexual contact with a child under... more

IPD investigating after multiple gunshots fired in Ithaca

IPD investigating after multiple gunshots fired in Ithaca
On Sunday at approximately 7 p.m. the Ithaca Police Department responded to a call for shots fire in the 200 block of N. Albany Street. Officers responded and began searching for potential victims, witnesses and evidence. They did confirm that multiple rounds were fired off at that location, but no victims were found. The investigation remains active and anyone with... more

Driver revived after crash in Tompkins County

Driver revived after crash in Tompkins County
Police say they’re investigating a serious crash, in which first responders and medical professionals had to revive the driver. It happened on Thursday around 5:20 p.m. when the Ithaca Police Department was called to the 200 block of N. Tioga Street. The crash was reported as a possible cardiac arrest, which resulted in a motor vehicle accident. Officers say that... more

Petrakis nets game-winning goal to lift Cornell over Penn State

Petrakis’ game-winning goal lifts Cornell over Penn State
In a tale of two halves that had a wild ending, it was freshman face-off specialist Angelo Petrakis who was the hero for the Big Red, netting the game-winning goal with eight seconds left to give the #7 Cornell men’s lacrosse team an 18-17 victory over #2 Penn State on Sunday afternoon at the Crown Lacrosse Classic in Charlotte, N.C. With less... more

Two left in critical condition after Ithaca stabbing; suspect remains at-large as authorities search

Two left in critical condition after Ithaca stabbing; suspect remains at-large as authorities search
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has identified two of the victims of a stabbing that took place at an Ithaca restaurant this week. Deputies say Nick Hudson, 21, and Daquan Graves, 26, were stabbed at Agava Restaurant. They’re both in critical condition. Hudson is a Cornell student, according to deputies. Meanwhile, investigators are still searching for the suspect. That person... more

Cornell fends off Ohio State for 17-16 road win

Cornell Men’s Lacrosse fends off Ohio State for 17-16 road win
Facing its first ranked opponent of the 2020 campaign, the No. 9 Cornell men’s lacrosse team was un-phased, defeating No. 16 Ohio State, 17-16, on Sunday afternoon at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio to improve to 4-0 on the season. With the loss, the Buckeyes drop to 3-2. In a fast-paced game with no shortage of goals, the Big Red... more

Cornell clinches 3rd straight Cleary Cup with 5-0 win over St. Lawrence

Cornell clinches 3rd straight Cleary Cup with 5-0 win over St. Lawrence
Sophomore forward Max Andreev and sophomore defenseman Joe Leahy each had a goal and two assists, and the Cornell men’s hockey team routed St. Lawrence, 5-0, on Friday night at Lynah Rink. Coupled with Clarkson’s tie at Colgate, the results lead to Cornell clinching the Cleary Cup for a third straight year — a first in program history. Junior goaltender Matthew Galajda made 19 saves for... more

Cornell cruises to victory over High Point

Cornell Men’s Lacrosse cruises to victory over High Point
The No. 12 Cornell men’s lacrosse team has had its arsenal of offensive weapons on display in the opening games of the 2020 season, and that was no different today. Led by Jeff Teat and John Piatelli, who both reached milestone career point totals on Sunday, nine different Big Red players scored in Cornell’s convincing 21-11 victory over High Point at Calvert Hall... more

Ithaca man charged with DWI after stopped speeding down Ovid St. in Seneca Falls

Ithaca man charged with DWI after stopped speeding down Ovid St. in Seneca Falls
Police say a traffic stop initiated due to a vehicle speeding through the town of Seneca Falls resulted in a DWI arrest. Nathaniel Barton, 41, of Ithaca was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC over 0.08, speed in zone, and failure to notify DMV of an address change. He was stopped after police observed Barton speeding on... more

Ithaca man who sold cocaine in Geneva going to prison

Ithaca man who sold cocaine in Geneva going to prison
Prosecutors in Ontario County say the Ithaca man who sold a large quantity of cocaine in Geneva will go to prison. District Attorney Jim Ritts told the Finger Lakes Times that Abdul Holmes pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three counts of second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The charges are Class A felonies. The 39-year-old was arrested in March... more

Cornell wins seventh straight with 3-0 win over Brown

Cornell wins seventh straight with 3-0 win over Brown
Junior Matthew Galajda made 19 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Cornell men’s hockey team wrapped up the road portion of its schedule with a 3-0 victory over Brown on Saturday night at Meehan Auditorium. It was the seventh straight victory for Cornell (21-2-4, 16-2-2 ECAC Hockey), which maintains sole possession of first place in the league by... more

Cornell blasts Yale, 4-0, to clinch 20th Ivy League Title

Cornell blasts Yale, 4-0, to clinch 20th Ivy League Title
The Cornell men’s hockey team clinched the outright Ivy League title on Friday with a 4-0 victory against Yale at Ingalls Rink. It’s the Big Red’s third consecutive title in the Ancient Eight and 20th in program history. The Big Red’s first-period proficiency was on display yet again, with three of Cornell’s goals coming in the first 14 minutes of... more
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