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Police investigating multiple shots fired at residence in Ithaca

Police investigating multiple shots fired at residence in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department says they are investigating the report of multiple shots fired around the 200 block of West Spencer Street. When police arrived shortly before 11:30 p.m. a witness reported to them that an unknown subject could be seen exiting a vehicle on West Spencer Street, firing four rounds toward a nearby residence. That person then fled the... more

Pier 1 Imports will close three locations in region

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Pier 1 Imports is closing a number of stores, and several locations in the Finger Lakes will be included. Earlier it was reported that the Pier 1 store in Ithaca would close. At the time, the company announced that around half of its 942 locations would be closed. Then this week it was confirmed that locations in Greece and Henrietta... more

Cornell defeats Northern Michigan, 3-1

Cornell defeats Northern Michigan, 3-1
Junior forward Cam Donaldson scored once and added an assist ahead of freshman forward Ben Tupker’s first collegiate goal, as the Cornell men’s hockey team gutted out a 3-1 victory over Northern Michigan on Saturday to win a high-octane non-league series at Lynah Rink. Junior goaltender Matthew Galajda made 29 saves to earn the victory for Cornell (13-1-3), which entered the weekend ranked first in the... more

Cornell opens series vs. Northern Michigan with 2-2 tie

Cornell opens series vs. Northern Michigan with 2-2 tie
Freshman forward Ben Berard scored a power-play goal 3 minutes, 23 seconds into the third period, and for a second straight game the Cornell men’s hockey team erased a third-period deficit to salvage a tie — this time by a score of 2-2 against Northern Michigan on Friday night at Lynah Rink. Playing for the first time since it gained the top... more

IPD investigator at center of city probe says she was discriminated against in 2019

‘DEEPLY TROUBLING’: Report finds that IPD failed to properly investigate a decade worth of cases
New documents show that the investigators accused of failing to review cases in Ithaca over the last decade had filed a human rights complaint in 2019. Ithaca city leaders say Christine Barksdale is the investigator who has been accused of failing to review cases for the past ten years. more

400 housing units, 350 parking spaces, and more retail could come to Ithaca

400 housing units, 350 parking spaces, and more retail could come to Ithaca
More housing? It’s possible if new developments move forward in downtown Ithaca. The development could potentially bring 400 housing units, 350 rebuilt parking spaces, new retail, and a conference center. The proposed 49,000-square-foot conference center would cost around $30 million. Meanwhile, the project as a whole is expected to exceed $200 million in total investment. Gary Ferguson, who serves as... more

Cornell blanks Rensselaer, 3-0

Cornell blanks Rensselaer, 3-0
Junior forwards Brenden Locke and Tristan Mullin each had a goal and an assist, and junior goaltender Matthew Galajda made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season in the Cornell men’s hockey team’s 3-0 blanking of Rensselaer on Friday night at Houston Field House. Cornell (12-1-1, 8-1 ECAC Hockey), which is ranked second nationally in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls,... more

Tompkins County Legislature can’t agree on leadership for 2020

Tompkins County Legislature can’t agree on leadership for 2020
Instead of new leadership, the current answer is no leadership. That was the result when the Tompkins County Legislature held their 2020 organizational meeting. That session, as held in nearly all local government entities, is meant to elect internal leadership. How they get there: A simple majority vote. According to the Ithaca Voice that wasn’t achievable, though. The session ended... more

Transgender teen from Ithaca sues New York over sex listed on birth certificate

Transgender teen from Ithaca sues New York over sex listed on birth certificate
A transgender teen from Ithaca who cannot change the gender listed on his birth certificate has sued New York State. The Associated Press reports that the lawsuit filed in federal court in Albany argues that transgender minors should have the ability to correct their New York state birth certificates, something that underage individuals with documents issued in New York City... more

Troopers: Pedestrian struck and killed on Thruway near Rochester

Troopers: Pedestrian struck and killed on Thruway near Rochester
State Police say that a pedestrian was struck-and-killed on the Thruway between exits 45 and 46. That pedestrian was identified as 24-year-old Lucas Petrison, of Pittsford. The driver of the tractor-trailer, who reported it to authorities at the next exit, was identified as 52-year-old Keith Siegard, of Ithaca. Police say he was operating his tractor-trailer westbound in the right lane... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing a NEW $20M solar project in Geneva (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing a NEW $20M solar project in Geneva (podcast)
Last month Ryan and Tracey Wallace outlined plans for a $20 million project in the town of Geneva. It would be placed on Carter Road, on property owned by the Wallace’s, and would account for some- $20 million worth of new investment at the site. The project would be another solar village, much like the one in downtown Geneva, and... more

IPD investigating after ‘multiple reports’ of shots fired along South Geneva Street

IPD investigating after ‘multiple reports’ of shots fired along South Geneva Street
The Ithaca Police Department is continuing an investigation into ‘shots fired’, which was reported to them on Thursday. Around 10:37 p.m. police responded to the area of South Geneva and West Spencer streets. They say that multiple witnesses told police they heard multiple gunshots. An investigation ensued but no victims were found in the area. The investigation remains open and... more

Troopers searching for larceny suspect in Tompkins County

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State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a larceny suspect, who is said to have stolen electronics from a Kinney Drugs store on North Triphammer Road in Lansing on New Years Eve. The individual, who is pictured below, is said to have stolen items between 2:22 and 2:36 p.m. State Police describe him as a white male, with... more

Cornell cruises to a 5-2 win over Ohio State

Cornell cruises to a 5-2 win over Ohio State
Freshman forward Ben Berard scored twice, and freshman Matt Stienburg added his first collegiate strike in the Cornell men’s hockey team’s 5-2 victory over Ohio State in the first round of the Fortress Invitational on Friday night at T-Mobile Arena. Junior forward Tristan Mullin scored the Big Red’s second power-play goal of the night, ending an 0-for-18 slump on the man advantage dating back to November.... more

Lawsuit filed against church, group leader alleging sexual abuse against teen

Lawsuit filed against church, group leader alleging sexual abuse against teen
A Tompkins County woman has filed a lawsuit accusing a former Ithaca-area church youth group leader of sexually abusing her over a span of years, according to reporting by the Ithaca Journal. The lawsuit was filed against Tabernacle Baptist Church and David W. Smith in mid-December. It was filed as part of the Child Victims Act. The accuser was about... more

Local student dies unexpectedly due to undiagnosed cardiac condition

Local student dies unexpectedly due to undiagnosed cardiac condition
Cornell University sophomore and Ithaca High School grad Paul Benton Fisher-York passed away unexpectedly on Christmas while visiting family, according to the Ithaca Voice. Family says Benton had a ‘previously undiagnosed cardiac condition’. Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life said Benton Fisher-York was active on several student project teams, including Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team, of... more
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