Category: Tompkins County

UPDATE: Police looking to speak with person walking dog near scene of Ithaca homicide

UPDATE: Police looking to speak with person walking dog near scene of Ithaca homicide

In an update on Monday, police in Ithaca said they are actively investigating the homicide that happened on October 21st in the 500 block of West State Street. They say there was a person walking a dog near the intersection of Corn ... MORE
Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting got off to a fast start across the Finger Lakes. Long lines, masks, and social distancing were observed all around as residents made their way out to cast ballots in what many have referred to as the most important election ... MORE
Ithaca HS staying remote through Nov. 6 after ‘significant’ exposure among staff, students

Ithaca HS staying remote through Nov. 6 after ‘significant’ exposure among staff, students

Late this week officials in the Ithaca school district announced that high school students would continue remote learning until November 6th. This comes after contact tracing revealed that a significant number of students and staff were potentially exposed to a positive tester ... MORE
TCAT bus crashes into home after driver loses control

TCAT bus crashes into house after driver loses control

On Friday at approximately 12:20 p.m. officers were called to a motor vehicle crash that had just occurred at the 400 block of Hook Place involving a T-Cat bus. Photo credit: 14850 It was reported that the transit vehicle had crashed into ... MORE
How many

COVID TRACKER: How many cases are being reported in every county?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has continued to play a major role in the way people are living their day-to-day lives. Here we will track the latest data reported by public health officials in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. As of this ... MORE
$15M in road resurfacing funds will help in Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Tompkins, and Wayne

$15M in road resurfacing funds will help in Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Tompkins, and Wayne

More than $15 million in state funding will support road resurfacing projects across the 54th Senate District, Senator Helming announced on Friday. “These infrastructure investments help to improve and maintain the quality and safety of our roads, and support business development and ... MORE
Police say multiple arrests made after chaotic protest scene at IPD headquarters

Police say multiple arrests made after chaotic protest scene at IPD headquarters

Police say a protest at Ithaca PD headquarters started after officers were blocked from attempting to respond to a ‘shots fired’ call during the afternoon rush hour on Thursday. IPD said in a release that a sergeant was attempting to leaving police ... MORE
National news correspondent joins human rights program on WRFI about RBG, ACB and Women’s March

National news correspondent joins human rights program on WRFI about RBG, ACB and Women’s March

This week FingerLakes1.com National News Correspondent Gabriel Pietrorazio has joined Ute Ritz-Deutch, who hosts the Human Rights and Social Justice Program on WRFI amid their annual fundraising week for the community radio station. Ritz-Deutch has taught at SUNY Cortland and Tompkins Cortland ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF:

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing FLH/URMC partnership, NY’s evolving quarantine guidelines, COVID fines on local biz, and block party clusters (podcast)

A closer look at upcoming elections with big time local implications, a discussion about the future of medicine after an announcement by Finger Lakes Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center that they would be working together, and the controversial story ... MORE
Police: Investigation underway after shots fired near Tompkins County DSS building

Police: Investigation underway after shots fired near Tompkins County DSS building

Police say that on Thursday around 5 p.m. the Tompkins County 911 Center took multiple calls for shots fired in the area of the Tompkins County Department of Social Services building on West State Street. Upon arrival officers spoke with several witnesses ... MORE
Homicide investigation underway in Tompkins County

Homicide investigation underway in Tompkins County

The Ithaca Police Department reports that they were assisted by multiple agencies after a homicide during the evening hours on Wednesday. It happened in the 500 block of West State Street in the city of Ithaca around 10:30 p.m. Officers responded to ... MORE
Ithaca police deploy pepper spray at scene of Thursday night protest at IPD headquarters

Ithaca police deploy pepper spray at scene of Thursday night protest at IPD headquarters

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick called for everyone to “lower the temperature” after Thursday afternoon’s arrest of a protest organizer outside Ithaca Police Department headquarters led to a loud protest at the scene on Thursday evening, and police deployed pepper spray towards protesters ... MORE
IPD chief issues statement ahead of rallies in city of Ithaca

IPD chief issues statement ahead of rallies in city of Ithaca

Ithaca Police Chief Dennis Nayor issued a statement on Tuesday, outlining his department’s position on an apparent rally and counter protest set to take place Saturday at the Ithaca Commons. “I have been made aware that a large rally is scheduled for ... MORE
DEC: Watch out for rabid deer, spottings

DEC: Watch out for rabid deer, which have been spotted in both Cayuga, Ontario counties

The Department Environmental Conservation is warning hunters that three rabid deer have been found in Cayuga, Cortland, and Ontario counties. They have taken place in the last two weeks. They noted that one deer was found swimming in a pond in Ontario ... MORE
Tompkins County man goes missing on Pennsylvania lake

Tompkins County man goes missing on Pennsylvania lake

A dive team in Pennsylvania is looking for a missing Newfield man, who disappeared while boating on Big Elk Lake in the Dimock Township. State Police in Pennsylvania say 74-year-old Richard Malecki, of Newfield did not return from a fishing trip on ... MORE