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Pedestrian struck, seriously injured at busy Ithaca intersection

The Ithaca Police Department says that they are investigating a serious accident that happened around 5:35 pm on Thursday. They say the accident happened at 222 Elmira Rd. near the Ithaca Shopping Plaza and involved a pedestrian and vehicle. When authorities arrived on scene they found a victim, who had to be transported to an area trauma center with serious... more

Ithaca High debuts pristine baseball scoreboard

Spectators watching the Ithaca High School baseball team at Tatascore Field this season can leave the pencil and paper at home. After years of playing in front of a scoreboard which faced the wrong direction and would rarely turn on when needed, a community-wide effort has turned an eyesore into a jewel. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Man admits having thousands of child porn images

An Ithaca man faces up to 20 years in federal prison after after admitting Thursday to possessing thousands of images and hundreds of videos depicting child pornography. Nicholas M. Feminella, 22, pleaded guilty to felony counts of transportation of child pornography and possession of child pornography. He will be sentenced Sept. 11 at the federal courthouse in Albany and remains... more

Vann no longer employed as Tompkins deputy

A Trumansburg man convicted of three misdemeanors is no longer employed as a deputy in the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. The Human Resources Department of Tompkins County confirmed he was not working for the sheriff’s office on Wednesday. A department representative declined to comment on whether he was fired. The Ithaca Journal is awaiting a response from the department on... more

Ithaca boys lacrosse dealt first loss

An unusually undisciplined Ithaca High boys lacrosse team on Wednesday would possibly overcome its mistakes playing lesser opponents, but not against a fellow state-ranked squad. Fairport High School of Section 5 took advantage of several man-up opportunities, and TJ Hendricks and Reese Burek each scored three goals as the Red Raiders routed the Little Red, 9-4, in cold, rainy and... more

Another robbery reported in Ithaca; victim uninjured

Less than a day after one robbery was reported in the City of Ithaca — where an elderly woman had her purse stolen — a second robbery was reported. The Ithaca Police Department says that around 12:58 am officers were called to the area of West Court St. and Sears St. for a robbery complaint. The female victim reported that... more

Pair sought after 88-year-old churchgoer robbed in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police Department reports that an 88-year-old woman was walking home from church when someone grabbed her purse from behind. The woman struggled with her attacker until the attacker pushed her to the ground. The strap of the purse broke and the attacker took the purse, jumped into a vehicle and fled the scene. That vehicle was last seen... more

Joe Biden to deliver convocation address at Cornell

Vice President Joe Biden will give the keynote address at this year’s Senior Convocation, Saturday, May 27, during Cornell’s 149th Commencement Weekend. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January, Biden has represented the United States in every region of the world, traveling to more than two dozen countries. “We’re really excited about having Vice President Biden. No matter what... more

Cornell hosts Lehigh In final non-conference game on Saturday

The Big Red men’s lacrosse team closes out its non-conference schedule on Saturday when it welcomes Lehigh to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Both teams played on Tuesday evening, with Cornell coming off a 15-8 loss to No. 1 Syracuse, while the Mountain Hawks took down No. 13 Princeton, 15-10. The game can be seen online... more

Male Cornell student alleges gender bias in Title IX lawsuit

A male senior student at Cornell University has filed a Title IX lawsuit against the university, a Cornell Title IX investigator and Interim Judicial Administrator Jody Kunk-Czaplicki following an investigation of physical and sexual misconduct allegations. According to a complaint filed in U.S District Court for the Northern District of New York, the student claims the defendants failed to offer... more

Search warrant leads to multiple drug charges in Ithaca

On Tuesday around 1:40 pm members of the Ithaca Police Department SWAT Team, Investigations Division, and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on a 38-year-old Ithaca resident. Kimani A. House was traveling on State Rt. 13 adjacent to the Ithaca High School when a vehicle stop was conducted. He was taken into custody after a brief struggle... more

Shooting in Commons shocks residents, businesses

Following a shooting in the usually peaceful Ithaca Commons, Saima Rashdi has become afraid to close T-Shirt Express at the end of her night shift. Rashdi, whose husband owns the store, said she will have to work with another person because of a shooting that happened on the 200 block of East State Street during very early morning hours Sunday.... more

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
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