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Woman killed in head-on crash in Tompkins County

Woman killed in head-on crash in Tompkins County
A woman has died following a head-on crash involving four vehicles in Tompkins County on Friday. According to deputies, 63-year-old Kathleen Downes was traveling north on Route 13 when she clipped a car in the left lane while she was trying to merge from the right lane. Downes' car spun into the median and into oncoming traffic, hitting two vehicles... more

Cornell student recounts Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Cornell student recounts Notre Dame Cathedral fire
The flames were so intense in Paris Monday that a Cornell student studying abroad said you could taste the smoke in the air. “I initially found out about the fire because I saw the smoke cloud from my apartment,” said Kiersten Rhodes. Rhodes says she and a friend took the metro closer to the historic Notre Dame cathedral to see... more

Rep. Tom Reed visits IC for talk on student debt, climate change

Rep. Tom Reed visits IC for talk on student debt, climate change
Representative Tom Reed made his second visit of 2019 to Tompkins County on Thursday, speaking to a crowd of mostly students in a lecture room on Ithaca College’s campus. Invited by the Ithaca College Republicans, Reed briefly addressed the crowd prior to taking questions during an hour long stay on campus. It was not as heavily-attended as a typical Reed... more

Barricaded subject arrested at West Village Apartment Complex

Barricaded subject arrested at West Village Apartment Complex
The Ithaca Police Department have issued a press release regarding Thursday’s police operation in West Hill. According to the release, the police responded to the West Village apartment complex around 12:48 p.m on April 11, regarding a subject with a handgun. “Once officers arrived at the scene, they established a perimeter around the apartment in which the suspect was known... more

Rod Howe leaving History Center for Ithaca Supervisor campaign

Rod Howe leaving History Center for Ithaca Supervisor campaign
The History Center of Tompkins County announced this week that Executive Director Rod Howe would be stepping away from his role in the organization after four years at the helm. While he will remain involved in “special projects” throughout the rest of the year, the History Center intends to have a permanent replacement for Howe installed by August. Howe is... more

Residents give feedback about Carpenter Business Park proposal

Residents give feedback about Carpenter Business Park proposal
At a public information session earlier this week, the proposed Carpenter Business Park was given a firm shakedown by residents living near the site as well as other members of the Ithaca community. One of the project’s leaders, Scott Whitham of Whitham Planning and Design, showed a presentation detailing the layout of the project. Whitham is working on behalf of... more

Tompkins officials continue mulling future of public transportation

Tompkins officials continue mulling future of public transportation
The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) has issued their draft improvement plan for 2020-2024 and is now looking for feedback from the public on the plan, which is currently projected to include 32 specific projects though some shuffling is bound to happen. There will be a meeting held on Tuesday, April 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Heyman Conference Room... more

OSHA cites Hilton Canopy construction team for scaffold safety violations

OSHA cites Hilton Canopy construction team for scaffold safety violations
Last August, a picture showing a worker without a safety harness carrying a board across scaffolding without guardrails at the Hilton Canopy hotel construction site in Downtown Ithaca sparked an outcry. After the photo was brought to the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the project’s general contractor and scaffolding subcontractor have been cited for safety violations. OSHA... more

Police: Woman facing felony charges after attacking officer during Ithaca Commons incident

Police: Woman facing felony charges after attacking officer during Ithaca Commons incident
Police say assault charges have been filed following a ‘chaotic’ incident that happened at the Ithaca Commons early-Saturday. Around 1:20 a.m. police were on foot patrol in the Commons when they witnessed a male subject, later identified as Cadji Furgeson, 26, of Ithaca run across the Commons – strike another man in the face – knocking him to the ground.... more

Bicyclist in stable condition after accident in Ithaca

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Police say a bicyclist was struck Sunday around 2:24 p.m. on West State Street at Floral Avenue in Ithaca. The Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department, and Bang’s Ambulance responded to the scene for the report of crash involving a bicyclist. Upon arrive, police began investigating while Bang’s Ambulance and Ithaca Firefighters rendered aid to the bicyclist. Police say the... more

Troopers ID Seneca Falls woman involved in fatal wreck; several others undergoing surgery at area hospitals

Three helicopters called to scene of serious crash in Ithaca
State Police say an 86-year-old Seneca Falls resident was killed in a serious multi-vehicle wreck in Tompkins County on Thursday. Police said a Chrysler Pacifica van was traveling south on Route 89 when it crossed into the oncoming lane for unknown reasons. The van struck a northbound Toyota Camry before hitting a northbound 2010 Chevy Camaro head-on. Investigators found the... more

Police: Man locked young kids in bedrooms, forced one outside without shoes or appropriate clothing in 24 degree weather

Police: Man locked young kids in bedrooms, forced one outside without shoes or appropriate clothing in 24 degree weather
The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a 58-year-old who stands accused of endangering the welfare of a child. Police say Zachary Presold is accused of locking his children – ages 2, and 4 – in their bedrooms when he left his home. The children were left alone for a significant amount of time on several occasions. He’s also... more

FLEFF continues through April 7th in Ithaca

FLEFF continues through April 7th in Ithaca
The 21st annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival continues its artisanal celebration at the Ithaca College campus and downtown Cinemapolis movie theater from April 1 to 7. This year’s theme is ‘Disruptions’ and explores the stop-and-flow motions, which produce breaks and fissures; such disruptions may affect preconceived notions and perceptions about political, social and cultural issues from local, regional, national... more

Cornell Senior Matt Morgan declares for NBA Draft for third straight year

Cornell Senior Matt Morgan declares for NBA Draft for third straight year
For the third straight year, Matt Morgan is entering the NBA Draft, the senior guard announced on Twitter on Tuesday. After declaring for the draft and ultimately withdrawing and returning to Cornell after each of the last two seasons, Cornell’s all-time leading scorer wrote that he will be represented by Klutch Sports Group, an agency most known for representing LeBron... more

Ithaca residents report being drugged at local bars

Ithaca residents report being drugged at bars, police say
The Ithaca Police Department is warning residents of several recent drug-related instances. According to the department, there have been several reports of people possibly being drugged while at area bars in the Ithaca Commons. If you have any information on these incidents or feel you have been a victim of a similar incident in the City of Ithaca, you are... more

Providence knocks off Cornell 4-0 to advance to Frozen Four

Cornell advances with dominant win over Northeastern in NCAA opener; faces Providence in regional round at 4:00 PM
In a season highlighted by an improbable run given the season-long plethora of injuries and adversity that plagued Cornell men’s hockey, the Red’s magic ran out in the East Regional Finals against Providence Saturday, as the Friars took the penultimate spot in the Frozen Four with a 4-0 win at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Cornell — shutout Sunday for the first... more

Cornell easily handles Dartmouth, 15-5

Cornell easily handles Dartmouth, 15-5
After a brilliant display by both team’s goalies saw No. 10 Cornell take a 4-2 lead over Dartmouth at halftime, the Big Red exploded for 11 second half goals to run away with the 15-5 victory this afternoon on Schoellkopf Field. The win was the first in Ivy League play this season as Cornell improved to 6-3 overall (1-2 Ivy),... more
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