No criminal charges after investigation into Cornell student’s death at Fall Creek Gorge

No criminal charges after investigation into Cornell student’s death at Fall Creek Gorge

It’s been more than a year, but there will be no criminal charges filed after the death of Anthony Tsialas. Police said their investigation into the matter was complete this week, and that the matter had been turned over to the Tompkins ... MORE
COVID-19 hot spot zones map makes finding local restrictions easy

COVID-19 hot spot zones map makes finding local restrictions easy

Over the weekend the holiday shopping season kicked off. While pandemic rules were clear — as shoppers wore masks in still-busy stores — some things remained the same. Long lines, inside-and-outside stores, as well as a number of sales. However, different communities ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID fines, cluster zone effectiveness, local government struggles (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID fines, cluster zone effectiveness, and more (podcast)

It has only been a few days, but plenty has happened in the Finger Lakes. Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss the biggest headlines of the last week in a special evening edition of The Weekend Debrief. Topics up for discussion include: ... MORE
COVID TRACKER: Cuomo urges caution in FLX, and a closer look at local numbers (full coverage)

TRACKER: See the latest COVID-19 numbers for each county in region (full coverage)

Local health officials around the Finger Lakes and Central New York are pleading with residents to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people over the next several weeks. Cases are on the rise in the Finger Lakes, and other parts of New ... MORE
Police: Search underway after shooting in Ithaca, no injuries reported

Police: Search underway after shooting in Ithaca, no injuries reported

Police say that on Tuesday around 11:30 a.m. officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. Police responded to the area and began searching for potential victims, witnesses, and evidence. As of a press release ... MORE

Finger Lakes Health Data Conference viewed as success for region

At a time when public health policy affects the daily lives of nearly all Americans, accurate, secure and insightful data are more important than ever. Experts who gathered online for the inaugural Finger Lakes Health Data Conference earlier this month say the ... MORE
IPD investigates report of man exposing himself in residential neighborhood

IPD investigates report of man exposing himself in residential neighborhood

The Ithaca Police Department has taken the report of a male subject seen on the porch of a residence exposing himself while looking at a female resident through a window. When the subject was confronted by the resident he ran northbound from ... MORE
Development initiative underway to address economic impacts of COVID-19 in Finger Lakes

Development initiative underway to address economic impacts of COVID-19 in Finger Lakes

The Greater Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council recently announced the launch of an economic development initiative to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will allow GFLRPC to enhance the economic resiliency of the region, which includes Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, ... MORE
Editor’s Note: Due for change in how COVID-19 data is released across New York

Editor’s Note: Coronavirus data should be better organized across New York

We have a COVID-19 reporting problem. In fact, there are a bunch of COVID-related reporting problems.  I am referring to the ways in which the state, counties, K-12 school districts, public colleges, and private universities report COVID-19 data. Our Coronavirus Pandemic coverage ... MORE
Three people stabbed, sent to regional trauma centers after Ithaca incident

Three people stabbed, sent to regional trauma centers after Ithaca incident

Police say several people were stabbed and sent to regional hospitals after an incident in Ithaca. On Friday at approximately 8:15 p.m. police were dispatched to the report of a physical dispute on North Cayuga Street. It was reported that multiple people ... MORE
Construction of sidewalk connecting downtown Ithaca to IC completed

Construction of sidewalk connecting downtown Ithaca to IC completed

The construction of a new sidewalk along Rt. 96B/Danby Road, the main route that connects Ithaca College to downtown Ithaca, is now complete. Located on the east side of the roadway—the campus side—the sidewalk provides members of the IC community and Ithaca ... MORE
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Report: Jimmy Boeheim, Jr. transferring from Cornell

Jimmy Boeheim, Jr. reportedly transferring from Cornell

Jimmy Boeheim, Jr., Cornell basketball senior leading scorer and son of Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim, has entered the NCAA transfer portal according to a report from CNY Central. Cornell leading scorer Jimmy Boeheim is one of three starters that has ... MORE
Thousands without power in Finger Lakes & Central New York (full coverage)

Power mostly restored after damaging winds on Sunday (full coverage)

NYSEG and RG&E crews are responding as strong winds and thunderstorms disrupted service to thousands of customers across the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier. Currently there are 20,321 NYSEG customers and 529 RG&E customers without power of the approximately ... MORE
National news correspondent rejoins WRFI to break down 2020 Election Day aftermath from Washington, D.C.

National news correspondent rejoins WRFI to break down 2020 Election Day aftermath from Washington, D.C.

This week FingerLakes1.com National News Correspondent Gabriel Pietrorazio has joined Ute Ritz-Deutch, who hosts the Human Rights and Social Justice Program on WRFI amid their annual fundraising week for the community radio station. Ritz-Deutch has taught at SUNY Cortland and Tompkins Cortland ... MORE
Ivy League Outlines Intercollegiate Athletics Plans; No Competition For Winter Sports

Ivy League cancels winter sports season, delays spring play

Consistent with its commitment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of student-athletes, the greater campus community and general public, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has decided that league schools will not conduct intercollegiate athletics competition in winter sports during the 2020-21 ... MORE