Category: Lansing

DEC seeks to modify Cargill’s Cayuga Salt Mine permit while its subject to pending legal appeal

DEC seeks to modify Cargill’s Cayuga Salt Mine permit while its subject to pending legal appeal

“Mostly Housekeeping Changes.” That’s how the state Department of Environmental Conservation brushes off its proposed modifications to Cargill Inc.’s permit to extract salt from its gigantic mine from leased state land under Cayuga Lake. The changes proposed July 29 would formally bar Cargill from ... 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
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Lansing man charged with burglary, grand larceny after break-in reported to police

Lansing man charged with burglary, grand larceny after break-in reported to police

On Saturday around 7 a.m. two Ithaca residents called for police to assist with a person found to be burglarizing their home. Officers responded to the residence in the 100 block of North Plain Street. A description of the suspect was provided ... MORE
Cargill agrees to pay $318K, curb salt dust and runoff into Cayuga Lake as part of bid to settle lawsuit

Cargill agrees to pay $318K, curb salt dust and runoff into Cayuga Lake as part of bid to settle lawsuit

In a proposed settlement of a federal lawsuit, Cargill Inc. has agreed to pay more than $300,000 and take steps to minimize salt dust and salt runoff into streams near its salt mine under Cayuga Lake. The company’s planned corrective actions are ... MORE
Cortland County woman dead after head-on crash in Lansing

Cortland County woman dead after head-on crash in Lansing

One person is dead after a head-on crash this week in the town of Lansing. The accident happened on February 11th along North Triphammer Road. One person was killed, and another was injured, according to The Ithaca Voice. Deputies were called to ... MORE
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Troopers searching for larceny suspect in Tompkins County

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 ... MORE
Locke residents told to shelter in place late-Sunday

Lansing man located by authorities after overnight search

State Police were searching for a man that they said could have been armed, following an incident in Lansing late-Sunday. Frederick Knapp, 51, of Lansing was located this morning, according to troopers. Troopers were originally dispatched to his residence on Locke Road ... MORE
Cuomo: $34.8M modernization, expansion at Ithaca airport complete

Cuomo: $34.8M modernization, expansion at Ithaca airport complete

The $34.8 million list of changes at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport are complete. The new, revitalized facility offers passengers contemporary amenities, including a larger terminal with new passenger terminal gates and boarding bridges, and enhanced security measures, all designed to ease ... MORE
More than $1M to be spent on child care expansion at Tompkins YMCA via economic development grants

More than $1M to be spent on child care expansion at Tompkins YMCA via economic development grants

Economic development and childcare have overlapped in Tompkins County. As part of the state’s REDC, or Regional Economic Development Initiative, the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County is going to see funds to expand. Over the last two weeks, we’ve been detailing ... MORE
What crime experts say you should pay attention to when you’re in a mall

What crime experts say you should pay attention to when you’re in a mall

In the first half of 2017 and 2018, Syracuse Police recorded roughly 500 criminal complaints at Destiny USA. While different malls likely generate different crime statistics, Scandinavian researchers say one consistent theme is where crime occurs. More than 60 percent of mall crimes occur ... MORE
Village of Lansing considers new short term housing rules

Village of Lansing considers new short term housing rules

Due to recent concerns expressed by residents regarding regulation of short term rental housing in the Village of Lansing, the village planning board held a discussion at its meeting on Nov. 11 to begin the early stages of solving this issue. Board ... MORE
Tompkins County Public Safety Building evacuated Wednesday morning

Tompkins County Public Safety Building evacuated Wednesday morning

The Tompkins County Public Safety Building was evacuated for a short time Wednesday morning after reports of smoke in a control room. The cause of the smoke as been identified as a malfunctioning gate that jammed and caused smoke in the facilities’ ... MORE
Time capsule recovered from Tompkins Airport during construction

Time capsule recovered from Tompkins Airport during construction

Construction crews working at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport’s new terminal project discovered a time capsule that had been hidden in the previous terminal’s wall during the 1994 renovation. “One of the most interesting things about the terminal expansion project was discovering the ... MORE
After deputy found not guilty on all charges, second man pleads guilty to forcible touching

After deputy found not guilty on all charges, second man pleads guilty to forcible touching

Matthew Pinney pleaded guilty to the misdemeanors of attempted forcible touching and reckless endangerment Thursday in Tompkins County Court. He was subsequently sentenced to one year of probation on one charge, and a conditional discharge for the other. Pinney’s charges are a ... MORE
Nine residents displaced by fire at University Park Apartments in Lansing

Nine residents displaced by fire at University Park Apartments in Lansing

The American Red Cross is assisting nine people from five families who became displaced by a fire Monday night at University Park Apartments in Lansing. All of the residents got out safely, according to the apartment complex’s receptionist. The apartment complex is ... MORE