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Route 13B in Newfield closed due to overturned tractor-trailer

Route 13B in Newfield closed due to overturned tractor-trailer
Transportation officials say Route 13B between West Danby Road and Millard Hill Road in Newfield is closed. The closure was prompted by an incident involving a tractor-trailer. Reports from transportation officials indicate that a tractor-trailer overturned in the southbound side of the roadway. The closure could last upwards of two hours. more

Reward offered to bring Tompkins County murder suspects to justice

Reward offered to bring Tompkins County murder suspects to justice
After a home invasion and murder in Newfield last month, law enforcement officials are offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that directly leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crime. A 29-year-old Newfield resident, identified as DeJour Xavier Gandy, was shot and killed after three black males entered his home during the... more

GoFundMe raises more than $10K for teacher killed in Newfield home invasion

GoFundMe raises more than $10K for teacher killed in Newfield home invasion
A GoFundMe has been setup for the Newfield man killed in a home invasion in Newfield last week. Dejour Xavier Gandy, 29, died from the shooting, which happened early-Saturday morning last week. The Newfield High School graduate was a pre-k teacher in Ithaca. Three masked men are said to have entered the home, opened fire, and left. The suspects remain... more

UPDATE: Police ask for public’s help after deadly shooting in Tompkins County

Shooting leaves one dead in Tompkins County; search underway for three suspects
Investigators are asking for the public’s help after a deadly shooting in the Town of Newfield early-Saturday. Dejour Xavier Gandy, 29, was found deceased by deputies who responded to the scene after reports of shots fired at the residence. Deputies say he was gunned down by three suspects who entered the home around 1:30 a.m. Investigators are asking Newfield residents... more

Newfield man charged with sexual abuse of child

Newfield man charged with sexual abuse of child
A Newfield man was arrested on sex abuse charges, according to authorities. Deputies say Remanu J. Phillips, 29, of Newfield, has been charged with felony sexual abuse following a complaint that an adult was having sexual contact with a child younger than 11 years old. He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, arraigned in Town of Ithaca Court... more

Investigation underway into stolen truck, credit card in Tompkins County

Investigation underway into stolen truck, credit card in Tompkins County
The Ithaca Voice reports that the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a vehicle, company credit card and more than $9,000 worth of tools and equipment Saturday morning from Midstate Basement Authorities, a contractor based in Newfield. Eric Leach, who owns the business, said he went several hours on Saturday without realizing that the truck was missing.... more

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone
New York State passed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements in June. In Ithaca, where vaccination rates are low in several schools, public health advocates and school administrators are hopeful that the new law will improve community immunity. Some parents who were previously granted religious exemptions, however, say they may pull their kids out of school rather than... more

One person shot in Tompkins County; Troopers investigate Newfield scene

One person shot in Tompkins County; Troopers investigate Newfield scene
Police are investigating a shooting, which took place near an apartment in Newfield on Sunday. Troopers in Ithaca responded to a ‘shots-fired’ call at a parking lot of an apartment house on Shaffer Road. When they arrived, they learned that a male victim had been taken to Cayuga Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his back. That victim was... more

Newfield BOE renews contracts for coach and athletic director

Newfield BOE renews contracts for coach and athletic director
After some public outrage, confusion, and nearly a month’s time, Athletic Director Jeff Augustine and varsity basketball Coach Chris Bubble will continue their work at the Newfield School District. At the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on July 11, the newly-restructured board voted in favor of renewing the contracts of Augustine and Bubble, ending a month-long period of uncertainty as... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Newfield Public Library going fine free

Newfield Public Library going fine free
Beginning May 1, Newfield Public Library will no longer charge overdue fines for items returned later than their due dates. Patrons will no longer receive daily late fines on overdue items. Existing fines from past overdue items issued by NPL will be waived. It will take some time to remove all past overdue fines in the system. IthacaTimes.com: Read More more

Deputies: Drunk driver charged after head-on crash in Newfield

Deputies: Drunk driver causes head-on crash in Newfield, three sent to area hospitals
Deputies say a driver involved in a head-on crash in Newfield on Sunday, which resulted in three people being seriously injured – happened after one driver was under the influence of alcohol. It happened on Shaffer Road in the town of Newfield just after 7 p.m. Sunday. State Police say 27-year-old Andrew Sampson of Horseheads crossed the center line, hitting... more

Newfield man arrested for stealing over $7,000 in unemployment benefits

A Newfield man was arrested this week after a New York State Police investigation revealed he stole several thousand dollars of unemployment benefits. Ransome S. VanRiper, 40, was arrested on Wednesday at 9:56 a.m. and is charged with felony third-degree grand larceny. Police say VanRiper is accused of stealing over $7,000 dollars in unemployment benefits in 2014 while he was... more

Driver airlifted after three-car wreck on Rt. 13 in Newfield

First responders say one person was airlifted from the scene of a violent accident on Route 13 in Newfield. The crash occurred near Ithaca Recreation Sports Inc. and traffic was closed in both directions. The accident involved two cars and a tractor-trailer. The rig spilled between 100 and 150 gallons of fuel, according to reports from the scene. The Newfield... more

Learning curve for Newfield baseball team underway

The Newfield baseball team had been itching to get out on the field. Not only did the poor April weather keep them off their field, they actually hadn’t played on their home field in a year due to a renovation project. The Trojans were “chomping at the bit” to play outside, especially because they needed to shake some preseason rust... more

Final person charged in Newfield murder case sentenced to prison time

The final person involved in a robbery that left a Newfield man dead in December 2016 will serve jail time, a judge ruled this week. Dennis Lampila, 40, who was originally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in October as part of a plea deal. He appeared for sentencing Thursday in Tompkins County Court.... more

SUV occupants sent to trauma center after serious crash, man arrested on DWI charge

Seriously injured occupants inside an SUV were sent to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Thursday night following a crash that occurred on the 1400 block of Elmira Road in the Town of Newfield. Tompkins County deputies responded to the crash scene and found a pickup truck and an SUV that were involved in a head-on collision, deputies... more

Newfield boys get another shot at Moriah in final four

After losing to Moriah last year in the Class D state championship game, the Newfield boys basketball team thought about what could have been. More significantly, the Trojans also thought about what could still be. As disappointing as the 61-52 setback was for the Trojans, there was a belief the talent would be back to make a return visit to... more
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