Three officers hurt responding to domestic incident, Ithaca man faces several charges

Three officers hurt responding to domestic incident, Ithaca man faces several charges

Police say they responded to the area of 372 Elmira Road for a domestic incident in Ithaca around 2:16 p.m. on Monday. Officers learned upon arrival that one of the subjects involved, identified as Julian Jones, 26, of Ithaca had left the ... MORE
Police make two arrests after protest at IPD headquarters

Police make two arrests after protest at IPD headquarters

The Ithaca Police Department says two people were arrested and charged after a demonstration outside police headquarters late-Sunday. In a press release, around 5:15 p.m. police responded to protests on East Clinton Street, which were obstructing traffic and spray-painting graffiti. They noted ... MORE
Tompkins County reports first COVID-19 death since pandemic began

Tompkins County reports first COVID-19 death since pandemic began

Officials in Tompkins County say they have reported their first local death connected to COVID-19. The person who died was admitted to the Cayuga Medical Center on October 6th and died from complications of the virus six days later. The Tompkins County ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: NY’s new rules for governing shut downs, theaters still shut down, and future of Farm Days (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: NY’s new rules for governing shut downs, theaters still shut down, and future of Farm Days (podcast)

This week it’s all about the changes that are happening at the state and local level as fallout from the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to be evident. The state has new plans for how businesses will be shut down when cases rise, one ... MORE
Thousands without power after strong storms, winds rush through Finger Lakes

Severe storms leave damage behind across the Finger Lakes (photos)

Thousands are without power after strong winds associated with a cold front and thunderstorms rolled through the area on Wednesday. Some of the storms prompted severe thunderstorm warnings as they dropped from north to south across the Finger Lakes, Central New York, ... MORE
DEBRIEF: How landlords are dealing with unpaid rent

DEBRIEF: How are landlords dealing with unpaid rent during the pandemic? (podcast)

There has been a significant debate over the last several months about unpaid rent. Some have contended that it should be canceled – while others – often representing landlords’ perspective – say there needs to be another option. It’s complicated by the ... MORE
SUNY Cortland ending in-person classes for two week after more than 100 COVID cases reported

SUNY Cortland ending in-person classes for two weeks after more than 100 COVID cases reported

Officials at SUNY Cortland say classes are being paused for two weeks after a spike in coronavirus cases. The campus now has 101 active cases, which is above the 100 case threshold required to shut down any SUNY campus. They will move ... MORE
Police ask for public’s help after pedestrian struck by fleeing vehicle in Tompkins

Police ask for public’s help after pedestrian struck by fleeing vehicle in Tompkins

Police are asking for the public’s assistance with a crash that happened in the area of Albany and State streets in Ithaca over the weekend – where a pedestrian was struck by an unknown vehicle. It happened Friday night around 10:45 p.m ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Making stronger c (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Making stronger communities through parenting & communication (podcast)

The Fatherhood Connection is one of those programs operating in the community that a lot of people haven’t heard about. But the work being done by Reggie Cox and his team of community members throughout the region is endlessly important. It operates ... MORE
Driver, pedestrian both found to be at fault after crash in Ithaca

Driver, pedestrian both found to be at fault after crash in Ithaca

Police in Ithaca say they are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that happened on Saturday around 3:27 p.m. The Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance were called to North Meadow Street at West State and MLK Jr. streets shortly ... MORE
Police: Ithaca resident charged with burglary, identity theft after series of

Police: Ithaca resident charged with burglary, identity theft after series of incidents

Police in Ithaca say they arrested a local resident following a series of burglary investigations between August and September. Kasheen Camel, 43, of Ithaca was charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree identity theft, false personation, and petit ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

It’s been a long summer for local municipalities that are struggling to adapt to COVID-19 budget issues. However, we’re getting closer to final budgets in many of them. What’s happening here? Also, the latest on a series of headlines from the regional ... MORE
Bicyclist airlifted after crashing at intersection in Ithaca

Bicyclist airlifted to trauma center after crash in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police Department says its investigating a bicycle crash that occurred during the morning commute on Wednesday. Around 6:45 a.m. first responders were called to the intersection of Albany and State streets for the report of a male who had been ... MORE
Ithaca, News, Tompkins County
Central, Western New York have highest positive rates for COVID-19

CNY, WNY have highest COVID-19 positive rate among all of New York’s regions

Two regions near the Finger Lakes have maintained higher positive rates, as the fight against the Novel Coronavirus continues. Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the state’s average positive rate of tests is around 0.86%. However, two regions – Central New York and ... MORE
PREMIERE @ 8:30 PM – OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable deals with the Flood of 1935 that devastated the southern Finger Lakes. The July 1935 flood killed 44 people and caused millions of dollars in damages. This extended episode ... MORE
Watkins Glen native, president of Arnot Realty purchases former DOT site in Ithaca for $

Watkins Glen native, president of Arnot Realty purchases former DOT site in Ithaca for $3.79M

New York State has sold the former DOT maintenance facilty located along Cayuga Lake in Ithaca. It sold for $3.79 million, and the new owner is a Watkins Glen native. Officials identified the buyer as Peter Dugo, president of Arnot Realty Corporation ... MORE
Ithaca, News, Tompkins County
Another night of frost

Frost Advisory, Freezing Warning both active for tonight

For the fourth night in a row, frost is going to be a serious possibility for a big part of the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central New York. A frost advisory has been issued for many locations in the region including ... MORE
SUNY Chancellor Malatras visits Cortland campus over the weekend, endorsing plan to ramp-up testing

SUNY Chancellor Malatras visits Cortland campus over the weekend, endorsing plan to ramp-up testing

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras met with SUNY Cortland leadership on campus over the weekend and endorsed the university’s plan to ramp up surveillance testing and strengthen measures to stop its spread. SUNY Cortland will begin pooled surveillance testing on Wednesday, Sept. 16, ... MORE