Category: Tompkins County

Police: Bullet found inside home after drive-by shooting in Ithaca

Police: Bullet found inside home after drive-by shooting in Ithaca

Police say they are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened on Spencer Rd. late last week. It happened Friday night- when someone inside a vehicle opened fire- striking an apartment house along Spencer Rd. Police say they found at least one bullet ... MORE
Grant program on the way for small business owners in the Finger Lakes thanks to COVID relief bill

Grant program on the way for small business owners in the Finger Lakes thanks to COVID relief bill

A grant program is on the way to help small businesses that were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Area chambers of commerce are surveying their members, according to Finger Lakes News Radio, who recently spoke with Seneca County Chamber President Jeff Shipley ... MORE
State police investigating boat crash: One airlifted, two hospitalized

State police investigating boat crash on Cayuga Lake: One airlifted, two hospitalized

New York State Police are investigating a boating accident that happened Wednesday in Tompkins County. According to police, one boat was struck by another from behind while out on the water. Two people were sent to the hospital. The boat accident occurred ... MORE
Auburn’s Locastro sets MLB record for consecutive stolen bases

Auburn’s Locastro sets MLB record for consecutive stolen bases

On Saturday night, Auburn, NY native and former Ithaca College baseball All-American Tim Locastro made Major League Baseball history with the Arizona Diamondbacks as he stole his 28th consecutive base without being caught to begin a career surpassing Tim Raines’ mark. Call ... MORE
Missing person investigation underway: Police say Ithaca man last seen in mid-March

Missing person investigation underway: Police say Ithaca man last seen in mid-March

The Ithaca Police Department says they are asking for the public’s help finding a missing person, who hasn’t been seen since March 13. On April 3, IPD initiated a missing person investigation into the whereabouts of Marquise Terry, 23, of Ithaca. He ... MORE
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Woman charged with DWAI drugs after striking, killing pedestrian in crash

Woman charged with DWAI drugs after striking, killing pedestrian in crash

A 73-year-old Tompkins County man was hit-and-killed last week in the town of Caroline. Charles Mohler, 73, was struck by a vehicle operated by Natalie Robertson, 26. She was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a ... MORE
USDA, Inspector General involved in investigation at Ithaca Halal Meat and Grocery

USDA, Inspector General involved in investigation at Ithaca Halal Meat and Grocery

Police say the USDA and Inspector General’s office assisted with an investigative enforcement action at 110 W. Green St. on Thursday. It happened at Ithaca Halal Meat and Grocery. Police say the investigation was initiated after IPD was made aware of large ... MORE
MELISSA KILLELEAGH: Dr. Hayley Nelson of Delaware Community College (podcast)

MELISSA KILLELEAGH: Dr. Hayley Nelson of Delaware Community College (podcast)

Brought together by business, Dr. Hayley and I both did a lot of “growing up” in Ithaca and have a love for living a values driven life as well as talking all things psychology and human behavior. Join us for a conversation ... MORE
Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’

Keeping Ithaca safe and ‘attacking’ the systemic biases that exist in the criminal justice system. Those are the two primary goals of a sweeping reform plan that was unanimously approved by Ithaca City Council on Wednesday. “To create an entirely new superstructure ... MORE
Ithaca opts to close Aurora St. to vehicle traffic so restaurants can grow outdoor dining

Ithaca opts to close Aurora St. to vehicle traffic so restaurants can grow outdoor dining

Like Geneva, Ithaca has opted to close driving traffic down a popular street to expand outdoor dining options for businesses along that route. North Aurora St. will close to vehicle traffic this week to allow restaurants to extend their outdoor dining areas ... MORE
Man who killed police officer in New York City now part of police reform group in Ithaca

Man who killed police officer in New York City now part of police reform group in Ithaca

Concerns have been raised among some in the Ithaca-area that a convicted murderer is a member of the police reform board. Richard Rivera, who was 16 at the time when he killed an off-duty New York City police officer, spent 39 years ... MORE
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Ithaca launches new learning program in conjunction with Cornell

Ithaca launches new learning program in conjunction with Cornell

The City of Ithaca and eCornell, Cornell University’s external education unit, have forged a new learning partnership.  Starting this month, City employees will have complimentary access to eCornell On-Demand, a library of over 900 self-paced lessons featuring Cornell University faculty experts. Sessions ... MORE
Ithaca man arrested on hate crime charges after incidents last fall

Ithaca man arrested on hate crime charges after incidents last fall

There’s been an update to the hate crime investigation that began in mid-October, according to the Ithaca Police Department. Police say that on Thursday Anthony Dillon, 32, of Ithaca was arraigned in City Court on three separate counts of criminal mischief as ... MORE
Gov. Cuomo, Cornell partner to launch state public health training program

Gov. Cuomo, Cornell partner to launch state public health training program

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of the state’s free, online Citizen Public Health Training Course, delivered by the state Department of Health in partnership with Cornell University, for state residents to learn about public health, prevention and preparedness from top public ... MORE
12-year-old finds loaded handgun along city street in Ithaca

12-year-old finds loaded handgun along city street in Ithaca

Police in Ithaca are investigating after a handgun was found on Monday around 1 p.m. IPD responded to the report of a handgun that was found in the side of the ditch on Spencer Rd. Investigators say a 12-year-old was playing outside ... MORE