Appeals court reverses Jeffrey Horton conviction in rape, stalking case

A Dryden sexual assault convict who has spent two years in prison will get a new trial, after a mid-level appeals court questioned Thursday a prospective juror's impartiality. Jeffrey Horton, 55, had been sentenced to 12 years behind bars in July 2016 after being convicted in Tompkins County Court of beating, raping and stalking a woman he had been in... more

Do you know this Ithaca boy? Cornell grad seeks to identify child in 1979 photo

For almost forty years, Gregory Tate has kept the photos boxed away. Five small black-and-white images he printed in a college darkroom and matted himself. Tate took the photos during the spring of 1979. It was his senior year and he was weeks away from graduating from Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), where he majored in agronomy... more

Legendary Ithaca lacrosse coach Frank Welch retires

Frank graduated from IHS three years later, and he took his game to Ithaca College. After graduating from IC, Frank worked as an assistant coach for the Bombers before taking over the Little Red program. 43 years later, Welch has decided that the time has come to leave his coaching position. Welch told me, “I knew at the beginning of... more

FLX WEEKLY: Festival season arrives along with June this weekend (podcast)

Festival season is officially underway with the summer of 2018 on-tap in the Finger Lakes as we turn the calendar to June this weekend. We’ll fill you in on the big weekends in Clifton Springs and Ithaca and let you know if this summer-like weather will continue into the new month. Also, our top local photos of the week, the... more

Cornell senior found dead in Fall Creek Gorge

On Friday at 1:30 PM the Ithaca Police Department, Cornell University Police and the Ithaca Fire Department responded to the Fall Creek Gorge under the bridge in the 800 block of Stewart Avenue in Ithaca regarding a body that was found in the gorge, adjacent to the water. A death investigation was commenced and the Ithaca Police Department now reports... more

Sheriff Lansing will seek third term in Tompkins

Sheriff Kenneth Lansing will be running for a third term as Tompkins County Sheriff this fall, his team announced in a press release on Thursday. In an announcement video distributed to local media, Lansing said the past eight years had been filled with “numerous challenges” and lots of hard work he said he would like to see through in his... more

Sposito lifts Ithaca to second straight Class A lacrosse title

Facing a team it lost to twice during the season and having just a surrendered a three-goal lead in 70 seconds, Ithaca turned to its go-to guy in overtime. Senior Ryan Sposito came through, scoring with 12.1 seconds left in the first overtime to lift the Little Red to an exciting, 10-9 victory over Corning in Thursday’s Section 4 Class... more

Quick start carries Ithaca past Corning for Class A girls lacrosse crown

Top-seeded Ithaca took control early Wednesday night on its way to an 18-13 victory over second-seeded Corning in the Section 4 Class A girls lacrosse championship game at Corning Memorial Stadium. The Little Red (13-4) led 11-3 at halftime. Freshman midfielder Mackenzie Rich led the way on the night with five goals and two assists. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Cornell season ends in Maryland with 13-8 loss

Defending national champion Maryland pulled away in the second half and advanced to its fifth consecutive championship weekend with a 13-8 win over Cornell on Sunday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the NCAA quarterfinals. The top-seeded Terrapins improved to 14-3, while the Big Red’s season came to an end after a 13-5 campaign. Maryland scored the game’s first... more

Svante Myrick wants Ithaca to be New York’s fifth pilot site for supervised injection facilities

With talk of creating four pilot supervised injection facilities in New York City, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to approve Ithaca to be the fifth pilot site. “Here in Tompkins County and Ithaca, the need to stem the tide of preventable overdose deaths is urgent,” Myrick wrote to Cuomo in a letter. Supervised injection facilities, or... more

Several people bit by suspected rabid fox in Ithaca

Several people were bitten by a fox suspected of being rabid this weekend in Ithaca, the Tompkins County Health Department says. A suspected rabid fox was reported Friday afternoon on Kendall Street near Ithaca College's campus. The health department confirmed that several people were bitten by the fox "on and near the Ithaca College campus between Friday afternoon and Saturday... more

Ithaca boys tennis wins 7th straight STAC title

Ithaca’s boys extended their winning streak to 91 matches and won their seventh straight Southern Tier Athletic Conference tennis title Monday with a 5-2 victory over visiting Maine-Endwell. The Little Red (10-0) clinched the match when its first doubles team of Jackson Falk and Dennis Kang defeated Spencer Terry and Brad Cook, 6-4, 6-4 on a sunny and breezy day... more

Syracuse-Cornell at the Dome in NCAA first round

For the first time since 2015, the Cornell lacrosse team will be back in the NCAA Tournament. After clinching an automatic bid to the championships with an Ivy League Tournament title win over No. 1 Yale earlier on Sunday, the Big Red found out it will face No. 8 seed Syracuse in the first round in the Carrier Dome on... more

Serial flasher sentenced to 6 years in prison

Brooktondale resident Floyd Slater Jr., 26, who has been accused of flashing and harassing women on multiple occasions, has been sentenced to six years in prison for burglary and public lewdness. Slater was convicted of second-degree attempted burglary and public lewdness. According to the district attorney’s office, in addition to serving six years in state prison, he will also have... more

Cornell hammers Yale to claim Ivy title, NCAA bid

Christian Knight was again a wall, Jeff Teat orchestrated a buttoned-up offense and Jake Pulver’s longpole goal highlighted a 9-1 Cornell run as the Big Red won the 2018 Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament with a dominant 12-8 win over #1 ranked Yale on Sunday afternoon at Columbia’s Wien Stadium. The Big Red won its second Ivy Tournament title and... more

Gov. Cuomo announces $22 million makeover for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport on Thursday to announce a $22 million expansion which would nearly double the facility’s size. Additions include a 5,000 square-foot federal customs facility to allow the airport to receive international flights, as well as six new gates at the airport, Cuomo said. The six new gates would more than double the... more

Cornell beats Brown to advance to Sunday’s Ivy Tournament final

Senior Christian Knight set the Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament record, and matched a career-high with 19 saves and the Big Red defense stymied Brown all night in a 7-4 win in the second semifinal at the 2018 Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament at Columbia’s Wien Stadium. No. 10 Cornell will face top-ranked Yale on Sunday at noon in the... more
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