Ithaca man charged with attempted murder after Ithaca Commons shooting

In an update Sunday evening Ithaca Police Department Public Information Officer Jamie Williamson confirmed that the suspect involved in the shooting at the Ithaca Commons was in custody, and had been arraigned around 9 am. Williamson did not elaborate on the details of the incident, but confirmed the identity of the individual facing multiple charges. Yakez Cornett, 22, of Ithaca... more

Ithaca takes legal action against Muslim Travel Ban issued by President Trump

At the request of Mayor Svante Myrick, City Attorney Ari Lavine has taken a string of legal actions aimed at countering President Trump’s January 27th and March 6th, 2017 Executive Orders. These Executive Orders are the first and second so-called “Muslim Travel Bans,” entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” First, on February 16, Myrick... more

Ithaca attorney pleads guilty after being accused of planting drugs

An Ithaca attorney accepted a plea deal on Monday after facing accusations that he may have planted drugs or drug-like substances into a Tompkins County legislator's vehicle while it was parked at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport in February 2016. Jeff Butcher pleaded guilty to felony first-degree attempted perjury in exchange for a three-year conditional discharge and an order of... more

Cornell Big Red set to battle Harvard on Saturday

The Cornell and Harvard men’s lacrosse teams will meet for the 91st time in a rivalry that ranks as the third-longest in the Ivy League and 10th longest in the nation when the teams face-off on Saturday, April 8 at 1 p.m. Coming off its first Ivy League win of the season, the Big Red improved to 2-6 overall and 1-2... more

Investigation continues: Stabbing in Ithaca overnight Friday

The Ithaca Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect, or anyone who might have been involved in a stabbing that took place on West State St. The call came in around 1:46 am and both Ithaca Police and New York State Police were on the scene. According to authorities a ale subject approached a Bangs Ambulance... more

Rupp’s career day, stingy defense lifts Big Red lax over Dartmouth

The Big Red men’s lacrosse team held Dartmouth scoreless for the first 28:14 of the contest as it built a 7-0 lead and rolled to a 14-5 victory this afternoon on Schoellkopf Field.  Cornell sophomore Colton Rupp tallied a career-high five goals, matching the offensive output of the Big Green, as the Big Red surrendered a season-low five tallies in... more

Cornell seeks first Ivy win vs. Dartmouth on Saturday

The Big Red men’s lacrosse team will look to secure its first Ivy League win this weekend when it welcomes Dartmouth to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Cornell is coming off a heartbreaking 10-9 loss to Penn last weekend, while the Quakers fell to Harvard, 14-7. Both teams are 1-6 on the year and winless in... more

Cornell University awarded $980K to boost oats

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday $980,000 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support research and programs that help specialty crop growers, the senators said. Specifically, Cornell will use the funding to advance research in the genetics and seed composition of oats; developing and evaluating new methods for... more

Cornell to introduce off-campus housing rating system

Two weeks after a rental home caught on fire, displacing several students, Cornell University is revealing a plan to introduce a safety-focused ratings system in its online database of off-campus housing. The system is being created by the university in collaboration with the City of Ithaca and will include information such as whether a home is equipped with sprinklers and... more

Union and Ithaca College agree on contract, strike canceled

Ithaca College and the Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract after representatives from both parties met from 1:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday. In a tweet, the union canceled a strike originally scheduled for March 28 and 29, because of the agreement. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

X Ambassadors announce fall festival in Ithaca’s Stewart Park

X Ambassadors — the popular rock band led by Ithaca natives Sam and Casey Harris — announced Monday morning that it will host a new hometown festival in September. Cayuga Sound: A Festival for the City of Ithaca will take place Sept. 22-23, with a daylong concert in Stewart Park serving as the centerpiece of the event. Curated by X... more

Cornell hockey season ends with NCAA loss

Less than a minute into the NCAA Tournament, the Cornell University men’s hockey team celebrated the first goal in its regional semifinal against UMass Lowell. The early advantage vanished quickly, though, as referees disallowed the goal following a video review. UMass Lowell then took the lead minutes later and the Big Red failed to recover in a 5-0 loss to... more

CMC, staff hit with lawsuit after patient dies in waiting room

A rare event that took place at the Cayuga Medical Center in January has resulted in a lawsuit being filed against three nurses, a doctor, as well as the entire hospital. On January 19th Lloyd Phelps, a 52-year-old Ithaca man was incorrectly prioritized while visiting the emergency room. He arrived around 6 pm and would be found dead in the... more

Court orders reinstatement of fired CMC nurses

Cayuga Medical Center was ordered to reinstate two registered nurses by United States District Judge Thomas McAvoy on Wednesday in U.S. District Court after he granted an injunction requested by the National Labor Relations Board. The nurses – Anne Marshall and Loran Lamb – are to be given back their former jobs while the NLRB continues to hear their case... more

Newt Gingrich ‘delighted’ with Cornell appearance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich admitted he was concerned about how his visit to Cornell University would play out. Prominent Republicans visiting campuses in progressive cities can sometimes cause a stir, but everything was civil and respectful Wednesday night in Call Auditorium. “I cannot tell you how delighted I am with the attitude, the tone and the willingness... more

ELECTION RESULTS: Winners and losers from village contests (full-coverage)

The surprise from Tuesday’s slate of village elections was the loss of incumbent Waterloo Trustee David Duprey who has served on the board since 1996. In races that generated very few votes — Democrat Gina Suffredini and Republican John Butlak both secured seats on the Village Board. Butlak received 250 votes, while Suffredini secured 213. While there are still 44... more

Cornell welcomes Penn to Schoellkopf on Saturday

The Big Red returns to Ivy League play and continues its three-game home stand when it welcomes Penn to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. Cornell is coming off its first win of the season, a 15-6 victory over instate rival Colgate, while the Quakers dropped its last outing, a 17-8 decision to Princeton to slip to... more
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