Meth, cash, gun found at Ithaca home; man arrested

Law enforcement officials seized a large quantity of methamphetamine, cash, a loaded firearm and other items indicative of narcotics sales Wednesday morning while serving a search warrant at 224 Wood St. in Ithaca. The search warrant was served at about 4:30 a.m. Members of the Ithaca Police Department SWAT Team secured the residence and two occupants, one of whom was... more

Home-heavy start highlights 2017-18 Cornell men’s hockey schedule

The Cornell men’s hockey team announced today its schedule for the upcoming season, including seven home games before the Thanksgiving holiday and the highly anticipated resumption of the Red Hot Hockey series against Boston University on Nov. 25 at famed Madison Square Garden in New York. After being the last NCAA Division I team to play its first home game... more

Pair of Ithaca College baseball alums to square off in Triple-A series this weekend

This coming weekend, June 30 to July 3, two Ithaca College baseball alumni – Tucker Healy and Tim Locastro – will have the opportunity to face each other during a four-game Triple-A series in Nashville, Tenn. All four contests of the cross-divisional Pacific Coast League games between the Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. starts... more

IPD contends with possible pipe bomb on Saturday near HQ

On Saturday around 4:40 pm members of the Ithaca Police Department responded to the IPD headquarters for the report of a suspicious device that had been located. The caller reported that an alleged pipe bomb had been found not far from the IPD station, removed it from it’s placement, attempted to defuse it, and transported it to the Ithaca Police... more

Bite of Ithaca returns for third year

Chef John Corbin at Coltivare drops arancini containing smoked salmon into a fryer. At the same time, he grills marinated cauliflower for another dish. The tongs hit the grill with a clang and flames darken the vegetables before Corbin places them onto a piece of bread with paté. Corbin continues adding ingredients and garnishes to the food, and even whips... more

Shooting in Ithaca: Two victims hospitalized, one suspect at-large

Police in Ithaca are investigating a shooting, which involved at least two victims during the early-morning hours of Thursday. On Thursday at approximately 1:45 am IPD officers were on a routine patrol near West State St. and Fulton St. when they heard gunshots, according to a report from the Ithaca Police Department. Officers responded in the direction of the shots... more

DEC closes in on final proposal for Ithaca Falls cleanup

As The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) seeks final public opinion on the Ithaca Falls cleanup initiative, one local advocate continues to push for further action. Walter Hang, local environmental activist and president of Toxics Targeting, held a documentation release event at Ithaca Falls on Tuesday afternoon, hours before the DEC’s scheduled proposal for possible “no... more

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
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