Tompkins Co. law enforcement will participate in torch run

On Wednesday members of local law enforcement will carry the “Flame of Hope” through the City of Ithaca to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York athletes, and the 2016 Special Olympics New York Summer Games, June 16th and 17th, at Siena College in the Capital District Region. Nearly 2,000 Special Olympics New York athletes, coaches and volunteers... more

Attorney General: Massive heroin network busted up in the Finger Lakes

A massive 217-count indictment named 31 people in the Finger Lakes, and according to many state officials — could have taken a serious amount of heroin off the streets. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the indictment on Wednesday, which included New York, Bronx, Queens, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties. “Today’s arrests should send the message to those terrorizing and... more

SLOPE DAY: Cornell students celebrate end of classes

Cornell University students partied, relaxed and blew off a little steam Thursday during the annual Slope Day festivities to celebrate the end of the academic year. Hundreds of students and some alumni gathered on Libe Slope as headline acts Misterwives and Big Gigantic took the stage in the early afternoon. The yearly tradition takes place in between the end of... more

US Attorney: Charges filed against Mexican citizen arrested by ICE in Ithaca

A Mexican citizen who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Ithaca last week has been charged with possession of a forged and counterfeit alien registration card. U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian says 32-year-old Jose Guzman-Lopez made an appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge in Syracuse and was ordered to be held by the U.S. Marshal’s Service pending... more

FLX Waterfalls flowing in Spring of 2017 (photo galleria by Rachel Burkholder)

The wet spring in the Finger Lakes has meant the many waterfalls throughout the region are flowing at full capacity. Rachel Burkholder has been out to see quite a few as you’ll be able to tell in our FLX Photo Galleria in the player below… – Check out more local photos here. more

Cornell men’s lacrosse coach resigns

Cornell University promoted Peter Milliman to interim head coach of its men’s lacrosse team following the resignation of Matt Kerwick on Monday. Milliman has been an assistant the past four seasons and will serve as interim head coach through the 2018 season. A nationwide search will commence at that time to name a full-time replacement. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Wegmans named America’s favorite grocery store

Wegmans is tied for the title of America’s favorite grocery store. The Gates-based grocer holds first place, along with Publix Super Markets in a new study by consumer science management company Market Force. Market Force surveyed more than 12,000 shoppers. Wegmans and Publix both scored 77% on the Customer Loyalty Index. Wegmans ranked highest for its specialty department service and... more

Ithaca Festival: Founder inspires 40th anniversary

The past is serving as a source of creativity for the 40th annual Ithaca Festival, to be held in June. “Festival organizers have been meeting with one of the festival’s original founders for inspiration,” said Ben Greenberg, executive director of the Ithaca Festival. “Loretta Louviere, the godmother of the Ithaca Festival, will be making an appearance in the parade to... more

Police: Ithaca robbery leaves one injured, four suspects sought

Ithaca Police are searching for four suspects after a robbery Friday night that left one man injured. The robbery happened around 11:18 p.m. near Schuyler Place and East Buffalo Street. The victim was reportedly approached by four men and then shoved to the ground, punched and kicked before handing over cash to the suspects. Police say the suspects took $85... more

IPD: 19 grams of crack cocaine, $14K in cash found during search

On Friday at approximately 4:45 am members of the Ithaca Police Department SWAT Team, Investigations Division, and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence on Floral Ave The IPD SWAT Team secured the residence and two occupants, one of whom was identified as Kevin E. Winston, the defendant. A search was executed at the site,... more

IC administrators, faculty make conflicting claims about anti-union activity

Members of a contingent faculty union at Ithaca College are continuing to push forward with a lawsuit against the school over three of their colleagues who were let go. Union members and their student supporters held an occupation-style protest at the college’s administrative offices this week. They say the three contingent faculty members weren’t asked to stay on for another... more

Hundreds gather to protest ICE arrest in Ithaca

A few hundred people gathered at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons Wednesday to rally for a man detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the City of Ithaca a day earlier. An event for an “emergency rally” on Wednesday was posted on Facebook shortly after the incident. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, alderperson Ducson Nguyen and Tompkins County... more

Tompkins County Sheriff reacts to ICE’s arrest of Mexican-national in Ithaca

Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing has worked in law enforcement for more then 40 years. He says in his experience, it has been quite rare to have federal agents arrest someone in Ithaca the way they did Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say agents took the Mexican-national, who was in the country illegally, into custody on Cascidilla Street, in... more

Ithaca Commons project finally complete

After what seemed like an endless amount of time on construction and improvements, the Ithaca Commons Project is finally completed. City officials celebrated the completion on Monday at the site of La Fontana di Raimondo DeVincentis, the new granite fountain in Bank Alley. The Ithaca Commons Project started with a budget of $9.5 million in the spring of 2013, but... more

No arrests after search warrant executed in Ithaca

On Tuesday at approximately 5 am members of the Ithaca Police Department SWAT Team, Ithaca Police Department and Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office served a narcotics search warrant at 410 Wood St. and 141 Chestnut St. They secured the residence, as well as those two sites. However, no charges are being pressed at this time, according to members of IPD. The... more

What’s Happened to Cornell lacrosse?

Week-in and week-out, there is an unwavering confidence filling the Cornell men’s lacrosse locker room, a confidence you would expect from the seventh-most winningest program in collegiate lacrosse history. But for the second straight year, the team finished with a losing record and missed out on postseason play. These failures would be a disappointment to any team of any caliber,... more

Organization looks to fight opioid addiction, growing crisis in FLX

It’s time to do something about the growing opioid epidemic, which is sweeping across the U.S., impacting small communities as much as larger ones. In response to New York State’s overdose and opioid epidemic, a coalition of healthcare professionals, public health experts, advocates, and people with a history of drug use are launching a statewide campaign calling for the creation... more
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