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Cornell battles Yale as race to Ivy Tourney tightens

The Cornell men’s basketball team will play one of its most consequential home weekends in recent memory beginning on Friday, Feb. 23 when Yale visits Newman Arena for a 7 p.m. tip. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and simulcast on the Ivy League Network with Barry Leonard Eric Taylor ’06 on the call. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

REPORT: Tops owners preparing for bankruptcy, local impact unknown

A report by Bloomberg says two U.S. supermarkets — one that has a number of stores in the Finger Lakes region — could be preparing for bankruptcy. The owner of Tops Friendly Markets could potentially seek court protection from creditors as soon as this month, the report says. It’s unclear how bankruptcy would impact local stores, but the report notes... more

Two Ithacans arrested on multiple charges

A four-month investigation has resulted in two Ithaca residents' arrests on drug charges Wednesday. The New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, Troop C Uniform Force and a state police K9 unit conducted an investigation on state Route 79 in the Town of Ithaca that led to the arrest of Maleek Miller, 32, and Kaitlin Smith, 35, troopers said.... more

Maguire dealership buys Honda of Ithaca

The Maguire Family of Dealerships is officially taking over Honda of Ithaca, which will now be operating under the name Maguire Honda of Ithaca, and will continue selling, leasing and servicing Hondas. Maguire said in a news release that Honda of Ithaca is the business' first and only Honda franchise, making it the 19th automotive brand in its auto sales... more

Women report groping and flashing incidents in Ithaca

Two women report being accosted in a sexual manner by a man Thursday evening. Police say at approximately 7:20 p.m. officers responded to Cascadilla Street and North Geneva Street for a reported assault. A woman police describe as distraught said a man walked up behind her and forcibly grabbed intimate parts of her body. The woman was helped by people... more

FLX WEEKLY: Talking Valentine’s Day, the Olympics, and your weekend ahead (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso discuss the Winter Olympics, Valentine’s Day, the latest news in the region, high school basketball and our favorite local photos from the last week in the Finger Lakes… . more

NY-23: Democrats double-down in fight for Reed's seat at Monday forum

Ithaca’s State Theatre was bustling Monday night, with hundreds filling the theater to watch a discussion between the democratic candidates vying for republican Rep. Tom Reed’s seat in Congress representing New York’s 23rd Congressional District. At the forum, hosted by the Tompkins County Democratic Committee, Tompkins County Progressives and Cornell University Democrats, six of the seven candidates discussed their policy... more

Ithaca surgeon Scott Noren to run for U.S. Senate in New York

Scott Noren, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Ithaca, is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Noren has been a health care provider for nearly two decades and served the U.S. Army for six years until 2003, a press release stated. The surgeon running for office is focusing especially on health care affordability... more

Taking the stage: Students demand change to IHS show casting

Back in September, Ithaca High School announced that the performing arts program would be putting on the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” based on the original book by Victor Hugo with music from the Disney movie. But after the announcement of the chosen cast, the show was thrown into the spotlight for what has become the controversial casting choice... more

Tasty winter Ithaca Chili Cook-Off tradition continues in its 20th year

Walking through Ithaca Commons on Saturday would have been enough to make anyone hungry drool a river. The 20th annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off took place between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at locations on and around Ithaca Commons, where the smells of the combinations of tomatoes, seasonings, peppers, onions, meats and other ingredients filled the air. The cook-off... more

FLX WEEKLY: Round-up your week & look ahead to the weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for a wrap up of the week in the Finger Lakes, the latest on today’s winter storm, and a look at your weekend ahead. Find out how much snow we’re expecting and when it might get warm enough to melt. Check out some great local photos from across the region, discuss the... more

Ithaca woman arrested with nearly 138 grams of heroin in possession

An Ithaca woman was arrested on Tuesday on multiple charges related to the possession and sale of heroin and fentanyl. Jasmine K. Tourance, 31, has been charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Cornell frat disciplined for “Pig Roast” sex contest

A Cornell University fraternity chapter that held a sex contest that members dubbed the Pig Roast in reference to the weight of the women they slept with has been placed on probation for two years. The university said officials launched an investigation of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity last year after reports about the secret game, in which new members... more

Ithaca woman in fatal robbery receives 5-year prison sentence

An Ithaca woman who was arrested following a fatal robbery in Newfield in December 2016 was sentenced Monday at the Tompkins County Courthouse. Jamie Gerhart will serve five years in prison and two-and-a-half years of post-release supervision. She pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in December. Gerhart was arrested in December 2016 following the robbery that resulted in the death of... more

#1 ranked Cornell hockey stunned by RPI at Lynah Rink

Senior forward Jared Fiegl scored his second goal of the weekend, but the Cornell men’s hockey team’s 11-game unbeaten streak came to a close Saturday when Rensselaer hung on for a 2-1 upset victory at Lynah Rink. RPI was 4-20-4 coming into the night. RPI (5-20-4, 4-10-2 ECAC Hockey) got on the board just 20 seconds into the game, stunning both... more

Harvard makes big shots late to top Big Red 76-73

Seth Towns drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with under three minutes to play and preseason Ivy League favorite Harvard held on down the stretch with free throws to top Cornell 76-73 on Saturday evening at Newman Arena. The Big Red fell to 8-11 on the season (2-4 Ivy), while Harvard moved within a half-game of first place at 5-1 in conference... more

Ithaca’s Michael Davis pleads guilty in murder of Josie Berrios

A 46-year-old Ithaca man pleaded guilty to the murder of a woman on Friday in Tompkins County Court. Michael Davis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and admitted he killed Josie Berrios on June 13. Berrios' body was burned, according to court documents. The body was located at the Breazzano Family Center for Business Education while it was a construction site... more

Cornell appoints interim business dean following abrupt resignation

Following the abrupt resignation of Soumitra Dutta, who was dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the university has appointed L. Joseph Thomas as the interim dean. Thomas, who was dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management from 2007 to 2012, will lead the college until a permanent dean is appointed. “I’m honored to be... more
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