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Special Labor Day Weekend edition of FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr

Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso preview your Labor Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes and recap the top news stories, local features, and local photos of the week on FingerLakes1.com as the unofficial end of summer is upon us here in the FLX. more

Routes 13 and 36 detour lifted effective 9/7/16

The Lake Street Bridge at Ithaca Falls has re-opened this week after 3 ½-month construction project and Routes 13 and 36 will return to their normal schedules, effective Wed., Sept. 7. TCAT decided to wait to return to normal service two days after the Labor Day holiday to have time to inform passengers in advance that the lengthy detour has... more

Ithaca PD releases statement on homicide investigation; still few answers

UPDATE: Wednesday, 7:49 pm The Ithaca Police Department released a statement Wednesday evening on the progress of the investigation into the homicide investigation, which left one injured and another dead on the Cornell University Campus. The statement read: The investigation into the stabbing death of Anthony Nazaire is moving steadily and methodically. A team of over twenty Investigators from the... more

Ithaca woman leaves scene of accident, causes second accident, later charged with felony DWI

On August 26, at approximately 10:11 pm New York State Police arrested an Ithaca woman on felony aggravated DWI charges after causing one accident, leaving the scene, and causing a second accident. State Police say that Christine Bankert-Wray, 46, of Ithaca was arrested after leaving the scene of a one car accident, which occurred on Macklenberg Road. By the time... more

Ithaca did not meet two drinking water standards

Ithaca's water discoloration has been formally attributed to high levels of manganese based on recently returned lab tests. The city notified residents Friday that Ithaca violated drinking water standards for manganese and turbidity in July, though the discoloration issues weren't news to either side. Read more from the Ithaca Journal more

Unknown person grabbed female victim’s leg through open window in Ithaca; investigation ongoing

Unknown person grabbed female victim’s leg through open window in Ithaca; investigation ongoing
At approximately 4:00 am on Friday members of the Ithaca Police Department were dispatched to an address on Westbourne Lane regarding a “suspicious incident.” A female victim reported that she was sleeping when an unknown individual reached through her bedroom window and touched her leg. The suspect immediately fled the area when the victim woke up. Police say that no... more

Ithaca ice cream icon Sweet Melissa’s to open Trumansburg shop

Ithaca ice cream icon Sweet Melissa’s announced on social media Tuesday that they are opening a Trumansburg location, which will be a production site for their hard ice cream and a cafe. The new shop is called How Sweet It Is, and is located on East Main Street, across the street from Felicia’s Hive 45. The cafe will feature a... more

As students return, city checks its water levels in Ithaca

As thousands of people — a little more than 20,000 at Cornell University and close to 7,000 at Ithaca College — inundate this city of almost 31,000 starting this weekend, they are doing so during the worst drought since 1999. All the showers, loads of laundry and dish-washing that come along with the influx of people will draw on water... more

Low-income Ithacans left with few options during water crisis

Low-income Ithacans left with few options during water crisis
“We’re not stupid and we’re not blind…" As the water crisis worsens in the Ithaca-area with discolored and undrinkable water coming through to resident's homes – those who fall into the low-income category are hardest hit. This is why many are calling for the City of Ithaca to do something about the water crisis before it gets any worse. Read... more

Route 30 detour from 8/17/16 through 8/26/16

Route 30 detour from 8/17/16 through 8/26/16
TCAT’s operations team has been notified that The Parkway, between Upland Road and The Northway, will be closed for paving Wed., Aug. 17, through Fri., Aug. 26. TCAT will travel Upland Road in both outbound and inbound directions. TCAT’s operation team said there may be times throughout the project that The Parkway will be open, but for consistency, the Route... more
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