Category: Ithaca

National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

This week FingerLakes1.com National News Editor Gabriel Pietrorazio returns as a guest on the Human Rights and Social Justice Program with Ute Ritz-Deutch on WRFI Community Radio, which is stationed out of Ithaca. Today, on this edition, Pietrorazio speaks with Ritz-Deutch from ... MORE
$1M grant will help low-income tenants in Ithaca, city says

$1M grant will help low-income tenants in Ithaca, city says

A public-private collaboration has won a $1 million dollar grant to prevent displacement of low-income tenants in Ithaca. Partners include the City of Ithaca, Cornell Law School, Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. and the ... MORE
Local entrepreneur reflects on local development of Rheonix COVID test

Local entrepreneur reflects on local development of Rheonix COVID test

Entrepreneur Greg Galvin was the 2014 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year. He’s the founder of the company Rheonix, which is an Ithaca-based biotech company. His COVID-19 test is the one that enabled Cayuga Health System to open one of the first drive-thru ... MORE
Armed home invasion under investigation in Ithaca

Armed home invasion under investigation in Ithaca

Police say that on Saturday a little before 5 p.m. officers received a walk-in complaint of a robbery at a residence on North Cayuga Street in Ithaca. Two victims reported being in a residence in the 300 block of North Cayuga Street ... MORE
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Investigation underway, two hospitalized following shooting in Ithaca

Police are investigating a shooting that took place at a parking lot on W. State Street in Ithaca. An officer on patrol heard gunshots coming from the general area of a parking lot at 540 W. State Street. Tompkins County 911 also ... MORE
Water rescue in Tompkins County after man flees police

Water rescue in Tompkins County after man flees police

Police say a 32-year-old was taken into custody after fleeing officers and jumping into the inlet in Ithaca. Joshua Seaman, 32, of Ithaca was charged with resisting arrest, as well as violating probation, after being identified by officers. Seaman was seen around ... MORE
Man threatened victim inside Wegmans store, hate crime charges filed after investigation

Man threatened victim inside Ithaca Wegmans, hate crime charges filed after investigation

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating an incident that happened at the Wegmans on S. Meadow Street as a hate crime. Police said in a press release that they responded to the Wegmans supermarket after a person was threatened in a bathroom ... MORE
FL1 DAILY: Important addiction recovery services continue during pandemic (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: What impact will pandemic have on local addiction? (podcast)

The Addiction Center estimates that nearly 21 million Americans suffer from some form of addiction. Yet only 10% of them receive treatment. Since 1990 overdose deaths have more than tripled; and between 1999 and 2017 more than 700,000 Americans died from overdosing ... MORE
Ithaca schools begin voluntary COVID testing on students (video)

Ithaca schools begin voluntary COVID testing on students (video)

On December 30, Lily Talcott, ICSD Deputy Superintendent, and Kari Burke, ICSD Coordinator of Health Services and Wellness, hosted an information session for families on the district’s new voluntary COVID-19 surveillance testing program. Lily and Kari provided an overview of the program ... MORE
Suspicious fire under investigation in Ithaca

Suspicious fire under investigation in Ithaca

Provided. On Wednesday around 7 p.m. the Ithaca Police Department responded with the Ithaca Fire Department to an area known as the jungle after several 911 calls stated that there was a fire in the area closest to Harbor Freight Tools. Upon ... MORE
Police seek public’s help after shooting in Tompkins: Dozen shell casings found at scene

Police seek public’s help after shooting in Tompkins: Dozen shell casings found at scene

The Ithaca Police Department reports that a little before 10 p.m. on Friday officers responded to a number of reports for shots fired near the Spencer Road traffic circle near Park Street. “Upon arrival in the area, officers interviewed several residents in ... MORE
Lansing based Rheonix COVID-19 diagnostic test receives expanded FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Lansing based Rheonix COVID-19 diagnostic test receives expanded FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Rheonix Inc. announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an expanded Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Rheonix COVID-19™ MDx Assay and now allows the use of saliva as an approved sample type. The fully automated sample-to-answer ... MORE
Vehicle stolen in armed robbery at Ithaca Wegmans parking lot

Vehicle stolen in armed robbery at Ithaca Wegmans parking lot

On Friday around 10:15 a.m. police responded to the Wegmans parking lot for the report of an armed robbery. Officers located a female victim who said that she was parked in the southwest area of the parking lot. She was eating lunch ... MORE
Locke woman charged with grand larceny, forgery after stealing from elderly person in Tompkins County

Home health aide faces 28 charges after investigation into theft from elderly victim in Tompkins County

Police say a woman who was working as a home health aide for an elderly person in Tompkins County has been arrested on more than two dozen charges following an investigation. On December 10th the Ithaca Police Department arrested Maryann Church, 64, ... MORE
Zach LaPolice could be the next big star for Cornell Big Red after committing to play for the University

Zach LaPolice could be the next big star for Cornell Big Red after committing to play for the University

That Cornell has landed a top prospect in Zach LaPolice marks a very positive development where the school’s program is concerned. But having the Ivy League cancel the winter sports season – with the future uncertain amid the COVID-19 pandemic – might ... MORE