Category: Ithaca

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

Ezra Cornell is widely known for his namesake, famous Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. This edition of Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable will trace Ezra Cornell’s life, especially in the areas of agriculture, the telegraph industry, philanthropy & politics. ... MORE
Nine test positive for COVID-19 on Cornell campus after several small gatherings

Nine test positive for COVID-19 on Cornell campus after several small gatherings

Nine students have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, according to campus officials. Vice President Ryan Lombardi made the announcement on Saturday. The university said that students are in isolation and receiving proper care while the Tompkins County Health Department conducts contact ... MORE
Cornell University builds a Coronavirus testing lab on-campus

Cornell University builds a Coronavirus testing lab on-campus

Cornell University is taking a different approach to Coronavirus testing. They will do it themselves. The university plans to have a lab on-property to test upwards of 7,000 per day. The goal will be to cover students, faculty, and staff on campus ... MORE
Excavator bursts into flames in Tompkins County, quickly brought under control by firefighters

Excavator bursts into flames in Tompkins County, quickly brought under control by firefighters

Firefighters in Ithaca were called to put out an excavator blaze that started on a construction site on Willow Avenue. It happened during the morning hours on Tuesday. The engine compartment of the excavator was fully-engulfed when firefighters arrived at the site ... MORE
Fire, Ithaca, News, Tompkins County
Ithaca charged in connection with rash of burglary investigations

Ithaca man charged in connection with rash of burglary investigations

The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a 25-year-old city resident following an investigation into a series of burglaries since mid-July. Michael LaMontain, 25, of Ithaca was charged with attempted burglary, burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, and grand larceny. Additional ... MORE
Shooting investigated near public park, drug store in Ithaca; suspects remain at-large

Shooting investigated near public park, drug store in Ithaca; suspects remain at-large

Police say on MOnday around 5:40 p.m. officers responded to several reports of shots fire in the area of North Cayuga Street near Thompson Park. Upon arrival, officers located evidence and confirmed that a shooting had taken place in the Kinney Drugs ... MORE
Owner of Fat Jacks BBQ Restaurant in Ithaca failed to remit nearly $200,000 in sales tax

Owner of Fat Jacks BBQ Restaurant in Ithaca failed to remit nearly $200,000 in sales tax

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced the resolution to a local tax fraud case. Geoffrey Tyrrell, owner of Fat Jacks BBQ Restaurant, 344 Elmira Road, Ithaca, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud charges. Between September ... MORE
Ithaca City Schools go fully-remote, push start date to mid-September

Ithaca City Schools go fully-remote, push start date to mid-September

The Ithaca City School District voted unanimously on Tuesday to start the academic year fully-remote on September 14th. That move also pushed back the first day of school from September 9th. Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown presented his thoughts on why the school ... MORE
Ithaca College changes course, will not welcome students back this fall

Ithaca College changes course, will not welcome students back this fall

Ithaca College will not hold any in-person classes this fall. That was the announcement made by President Shirly Collado on Tuesday. “I am announcing today that Ithaca College will be extending remote instruction for students through the fall semester. This means that ... MORE
Driver airlifted from scene of one-car crash in Ithaca

Driver airlifted from scene of one-car crash in Ithaca

On Monday around 12:05 a.m. police responded along with other first responders to a one-car crash on Lake Avenue. IPD says the crash involved a car colliding with a tree. The vehicle was located, and had severe front end damage. An unresponsive ... MORE
Police investigate shooting, ask for public’s help finding involved vehicles

Police investigate shooting, ask for public’s help finding involved vehicles

On Friday around 9:30 p.m. the Tompkins County 911 Center received several calls regarding shots fired in the 600 block of Spencer Road. It was reported that two vehicles were speeding down the street while possibly shooting at each other. IPD responded ... MORE
Police: Active meth lab busted on Madison Ave. in Ithaca on Friday

Police: Active meth lab busted on Madison Ave. in Ithaca on Friday

The Ithaca Police Department says they secured a mobile meth lab in the 500 Block of Madison Avenue on Friday. Around 12:30 p.m. police were patrolling the area of Second and Monroe streets when they observed suspicious activity. They stopped to speak ... MORE
Police investigate shooting in Ithaca; victim recovering at hospital

Police investigate shooting in Ithaca; victim recovering at hospital

The Ithaca Police Department reports that they are investigating a shooting that occurred around 6:40 p.m. in the area of W. Clinton and S. Meadow streets in Ithaca. A 911 call was placed by a resident in the area who heard gunshots ... MORE
One person in custody after search in Tompkins County, but little information released by local police

One person in custody after search in Tompkins County, but little information released by local police

One person was taken into custody after an incident Sunday night in Tompkins County, but police are not releasing much information about it. On Sunday at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Ithaca Police Department observed a person matching the detailed description of a ... MORE
Hiker rescued from steep gorge in Ithaca after fall

Hiker rescued from steep gorge in Ithaca after fall

Firefighters rescued a fallen hiker at Six Mile Creek Gorge on Saturday. The incident occurred during the evening hours and required the Rope Rescue Team to help the man, who fell from a steep narrow trail close to the dam. The man, ... MORE
Man in critical condition after being pulled from water near Ithaca Farmers Market

Man in critical condition after being pulled from water near Ithaca Farmers Market

On Thursday at approximately 4:50 a.m. the Ithaca Police Department was called to the Ithaca Farmers Market on Third Street for a possible drowning. Officers found a 58-year-old male being held onto by two bystanders in the water off the edge of ... MORE
Ithaca, News, Tompkins County
Another armed robbery at a convenience store in Ithaca; police searching for suspect

Another armed robbery at a convenience store in Ithaca; police searching for suspect

On Monday the Ithaca Police Department was called to another armed robbery at a convenience store in the city. Police say they were called to Universal Deli-Grocery, located at 428 Eddy Street around 10 p.m. Police say they located the victim, who ... MORE
One in custody, as string of armed robberies investigated in Ithaca

String of armed robberies under investigation in Ithaca; three reported over the weekend, one person in custody

Police are not saying whether an armed robbery that occurred at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday around 7:35 p.m. is connected to a second or third reported incident in Ithaca over the weekend. The second armed robbery was reported at 3:29 ... MORE