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NY tuition help at private colleges: Colgate opts out; Cornell, Wells College in

Colgate University has decided to join Le Moyne College in declining to take part in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new initiative that offers tuition assistance for students in New York private schools. Colgate, a prestigious private school in Hamilton, believes the program’s requirements for graduates to live in New York for up to four years are too restrictive, a school administrator... more

Summer at Sciencenter: Playground, Touch Tank, Grossology and more

School is out and fun is in! An unforgettable experience awaits you at the Sciencenter this summer, so get ready to jump, climb, splash, think and build your way through hands-on, full-body science fun. Enjoy science under the sun as you climb, swing and bounce through the Science Playground. Explore dozens of exhibits where you’ll run and jump, make music,... more

Jury finds Green guilty of assault, but deadlocked on murder, manslaughter charges

The jury in the murder trial of Nagee Green found the defendant guilty of second-degree assault Monday at Tompkins County Courthouse, but was deadlocked on murder and manslaughter charges following four days of deliberations. Judge John C. Rowley scheduled a conference with Tompkins County District Attorney Matthew Van Houten and Green’s defense attorneys for July 21 to discuss whether to... more

Construction begins at former Chapter House site in Ithaca

More than two years after a fire ripped through a popular Ithaca bar, the site is showing signs of new life. Construction has started at the former location of the Chapter House on Stewart Avenue, which was demolished three months following a fire that engulfed the bar and second and third-level apartments in April 2015. Syracuse-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. broke... more

GREEN TRIAL: Jury to continue deliberating Monday

The jury in the murder trial of Nagee Green will continue its efforts to reach a verdict on Monday. Green, 23, of Freeville, was accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Ithaca College student Anthony Nazaire during a brawl following a party on Cornell University’s campus in the early hours on Sunday, Aug. 28. Green pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree... more

Man jumps from bridge into Six Mile Creek while fleeing from police in Ithaca

A man jumped from a bridge into Six Mile Creek Thursday afternoon while police were tailing him in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant related to a domestic violence incident, police said. Lt. Dan Donahue said an off-duty deputy recognized Robert Predmore while he was in the back passenger seat of a red truck that turned onto South Meadow... more

Amid murder investigation IPD asks for public’s help

In an update on Friday, Ithaca Police said the ongoing investigation into the murder of Joezaya Berrios, whose body was found at a construction site just before 7 am on Tuesday. Investigators found a body, which began a death investigation. On Tuesday around 10 pm investigators charged Michael Davis, 45, of Ithaca with second-degree murder and first-degree arson. Investigators say... more

Maguire sells business park to Cayuga Medical Center

The Maguire Family of Dealerships once viewed the Carpenter Business Park property near Cayuga Lake as the future site of a multi-outlet facility that included a restaurant. Those plans changed last November when the City of Ithaca blocked Maguire from moving forward. With plans for the supercenter now moving forward at an alternate site, Maguire announced it has sold Carpenter... more

GREEN TRIAL: Jurors ask to hear surviving victim’s testimony

The jury in the murder trial of Nagee Green reviewed the surviving victim’s testimony Wednesday afternoon during the first day of deliberation at Tompkins County Courthouse. Jurors received the case at about 11:30 a.m. following motions by the defense and the prosecution to add two more charges against Green. Green, 23, of Freeville, is accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Ithaca... more

CORNELL MURDER TRIAL: Jury hears closing statements

Closing arguments were heard on Tuesday afternoon in the murder trial of Nagee Green after the defense declined to bring any witnesses to the stand. Defense attorneys Joseph Joch and Michael Perehinec presented their arguments first, claiming the prosecution had failed to show enough evidence to convict the defendant and their narrative of what happened during the night in question... more

GREEN TRIAL: ‘I didn’t see where the knife went’

The jury in the murder trial of Nagee Green on Monday heard the defendant tell police it was possible he accidentally stabbed two men during a fight last August at Cornell University. “I remember my right hand with the knife touching their body, yes, but I was looking up,” Green told two investigators after hours of questioning on Nov. 7... more

NY TIMES: 36 Hours in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

The roughly 9,000 square miles that surround the 11 sinuous Finger Lakes in west-central New York State are filled with blue hills, rolling farmland and vineyards that produce some of the world’s greatest rieslings. It is an area of charming villages and towns, with historic treasures, including the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, in Seneca Falls. Ithaca, the site of... more

UPDATE: Investigation continues into dead body found in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police Department is continuing an investigation into a dead body, which was discovered inside of an apartment on South Quarry St. Thursday night, IPD Acting Chief Pete Tyler said of the death investigation that had been active that he was “saddened” to see that a young person lost their life. He added that foul play did not appear... more

Here’s why they are growing hemp at Cornell

New York is well-positioned to become a major producer of industrial hemp. An interdisciplinary team of Cornell University researchers is studying possible barriers to the development of this industry, including seed issues and disease and insect pests, and will determine the best commercially available varieties for diverse New York conditions. In 2017, Cornell University’s Industrial Hemp Program will test seventeen... more

NAGEE GREEN TRIAL: Witness says defendant had knife, screamed ‘I kill out here’

A witness in the murder trial of Nagee Green told jurors in Tompkins County Court on Wednesday he saw the defendant with a knife during an altercation before the stabbing last August on the campus of Cornell University. Green, 23, of Freeville, is accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Ithaca College student Anthony Nazaire to death following a party on Cornell’s... more

Video shows armed man entering, robbing Ithaca bank on Tuesday

The surveillance video released by the Ithaca Police Department Tuesday evening shows the tense moments leading up to an armed bank robbery at the Tompkins Employees Federal Credit Union on Taughannock Blvd. The call came in around 8:32 am as IPD members responded to 202 Taughannock Blvd. for the report of a bank robbery. When officers arrived on scene they obtained... more

Apparent funnel cloud spotted in Ithaca has ‘cold’ explanation

After photographer Joe Scaglione captured several photos of an apparent funnel cloud, spotted on Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 pm — Facebook was quick to react. Looking at the images, it’s clear to see that there is something in the sky that resembles a funnel cloud. But, is it a true funnel cloud? According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil: Yes... more
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