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Victim in serious condition after Friday night stabbing

Victim in serious condition after Friday night stabbing
Police in Ithaca are investigating a stabbing, which left one person seriously injured on Friday. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. when officers from the Ithaca Police Department responded to the 100 block of North Cayuga Street for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival officers found a victim, who was bleeding profusely from the face and back. Officers say they quickly... more

FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)
The annual It’s A Wonderful Life weekend festival and 5k race return to Seneca Falls this weekend. Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk all about it and give you some important details, take a look at the weather outlook, and share some other events going on in the region if you can’t make it... more

Buy local when choosing a tree

Buy local when choosing a tree
As families continue their search for the perfect Christmas tree, three Cornell University experts who work closely with New York Christmas tree producers offer advice for picking and preserving holiday trees. Brian Eshenaur a plant pathologist, specializing in plant diagnostics, is a senior extension associate with the New York State Integrated Pest Management program. He suggests – sight, touch and... more

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019
Tuition to the state’s public colleges next year could increase once again next, driving up the cost of a four-year public college education in New York. “It’s going to be a tight fiscal year. The state is looking at a deficit. Will the state increase financial aid? It’s going to be a big issue,” said Blair Horner, NYPIRG legislative director.... more

Developer who purchased Exxon Mobile property in Jacksonville sees hamlet on ‘up and up’

Developer who purchased Exxon Mobile property in Jacksonville sees hamlet on ‘up and up’
After decades of languishing in the aftermath of an environmental disaster, signs of revitalization have sprouted in the hamlet of Jacksonville within the Town of Ulysses. The latest: a local builder who sees charm and potential in the hamlet. Earlier this week, the deed was finalized for three of the Exxon Mobil Corp. properties, land bought out by Exxon Mobil... more

Ithaca father accused of assaulting 3-year-old, fleeing state after investigation launched

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Police say a 21-year-old Ithaca man was arrested after fleeing the state on assault charges related to injuries sustained by a 3-year-old child. On Monday Joshua Barnes, 21, of Ithaca was arraigned in Ithaca City Court on a felony assault charge after being taken into custody on November 20th in Baltimore, Maryland. Police say the investigation began on October 4th... more

Two skiers rescued over the weekend in Dryden after nine hour search

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A pair of cross-country skiers were lost for several hours on Saturday within the confines of Hammond Hill State Forest in Dryden. As it grew darker, got colder, and the skiers’ situation became more dangerous — 70 volunteers and dozens of local agencies were looking for them. It took nine hours. One of the skiers and a rescuer both pointed... more

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping
Lines stretched out the door are not uncommon this time of year for postal workers as increased gifts and packages are a familiar scene during the holiday rush. Billions of deliveries are expected to be made by mail carriers this holiday season. “People are doing more shopping online than ever before,” said USPS mail carrier David Boal. Beginning next Sunday,... more

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing CAFO regulation, HABs, and politics of Greenidge (podcast)

LIVE AT 9:15 AM: Peter Mantius discusses latest environmental news on The Debrief (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Peter Mantius, founder of The Water Front, whose reporting is featured on FingerLakes1.com, joins Josh Durso to discuss a number of important, pressing political and environmental issues that have been grabbing headlines in the last several weeks. Watch the entire program below, or listen to the audio only version in the media player at the bottom... more

Morgan scores 26 as Cornell’s upset bid falls short at the Dome

Morgan scores 26 as Cornell’s upset bid falls short at the Dome
Senior Matt Morgan scored 26 points and Cornell erased a 15-point second half deficit, but Syracuse was able to pull through for a 63-55 win over the Big Red on Saturday evening at the Carrier Dome. The Big Red slipped to 4-4 with the loss, while the Orange improved to 5-2.. CornellBigRed.com: Read More From last night: Cornell's Matt Morgan... more

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk about decorating for Christmas. From the outside lights, to trimming the tree and decking the halls, we talk about our own traditions and favorites as the 2018 holiday season is underway. Then, a look at the weekend ahead as the Finger Lakes ushers in the month of December.... more

Eastview Mall, Waterloo Premium among most-popular shopping centers in Upstate New York

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Like to shop? The holiday season is here and shoppers are taking to area malls and shopping centers like always — and Yelp — has provided a regional ranking of the most-positively reviewed destinations for shopping. However, not all of them on the list are malls, exactly. Some of them are shopping centers and plazas that offer a slightly different... more

Deputies: Drunk driver charged after head-on crash in Newfield

Deputies: Drunk driver causes head-on crash in Newfield, three sent to area hospitals
Deputies say a driver involved in a head-on crash in Newfield on Sunday, which resulted in three people being seriously injured – happened after one driver was under the influence of alcohol. It happened on Shaffer Road in the town of Newfield just after 7 p.m. Sunday. State Police say 27-year-old Andrew Sampson of Horseheads crossed the center line, hitting... more

COURT REVIEWS CASE: Should DEC have issued a mine shaft permit to Cargill before environmental review?

COURT REVIEWS CASE: Should DEC have issued a mine shaft permit to Cargill before environmental review?
The main courtroom of the Tompkins County Courthouse was packed Monday afternoon for a hearing about whether the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation should have required an Environmental Impact Statement before issuing a permit to Cargill to build a new mine shaft. The petitioners in the Article 78 case include the City and Town of Ithaca, the Town... more

Cornell has ties to NASA spacecraft that landed on Mars

Cornell has ties to NASA spacecraft that landed on Mars
An out-of-this-world project has a big local tie. This week, many people will be following the InSight Probe that landed on Mars. Cornell University is playing a major role in the NASA mission: Professor Don Banfield is one of the investigators and science team members. The team will be studying the interior geology of the planet. Cornell University professor Jonathan... more

Local auctioneer accused of cheating estate out of $200K in Tompkins

Local auctioneer accused of cheating estate out of $200K in Tompkins
A local auctioneer has been charged with failing to pay an estate owner thousands for a property in Tompkins County, according to state police. Police say David C. Hall, 47, was arrested after a year-long investigation. He’s the proprietor of Worth Auctions, which is located on Dryden Road, in Freeville. Troopers said Hall failed to pay the owner of an... more

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)
On Friday’s edition of The Debrief Josh Durso was joined by Ted Baker, host of Finger Lakes Morning News on WGVA and WAUB – where the duo discussed a number of recent headlines from around the Finger Lakes. The topics up for discussion included: – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fiery op-ed aimed at critics of the Amazon deal in New York... more

‘Tales of Old Trumansburg’ published posthumously

‘Tales of Old Trumansburg’ published posthumously
Trumansburg historian and photographer Joe Baldwin, who died in October of last year, worked right up until the end of his life on a book about the place he loved most. “Tales of Old Trumansburg,” published posthumously, has just been released. The 255-page softbound book comprises a collection of Baldwin’s well-researched stories previously published in the membership newsletter of Ulysses... more
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