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Seneca Falls man dies in farming accident

A 24 year old Seneca Falls man died over the weekend in a farming accident.

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NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

A group founded by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system.

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Memo details first ideas on truck safety in Ithaca

CIty's Board of Public Works will discuss options presented by city transportation engineer during Monday meeting

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Cuomo defends handling of corruption panel

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work.

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VP at Cornell’s NYC Tech campus to lead college in Adirondacks

Cathy Dove will start job at Paul Smith's College Sept. 1

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Heavy rains flood out Thruway, lead to closures

16-mile stretch of Interstate 90 was shut down Monday morning due to significant flooding

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Ithaca police chief: Heroin is “an epidemic” in our community

It’s a problem for law enforcement, health officials, and maybe someone you know.

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Voters to decide on extra $500k for Newfield school project

Money will be used to add new heating, cooling systems at auditorium for high school, middle school

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UPDATE: Suspect charged in Tioga Co. fatal hit-and-run

Police say couple was jogging in town of Tioga Saturday morning when they were hit by car, which fled the scene

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Police: Woman stole $160K from community volunteer organization

A Seneca County woman is accused of stealing more than $160,000 from a community volunteer organization.

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ICSD breakfast prices to increase next year

Due to new USDA guidelines, the price of breakfasts provided to students in Ithaca City Schools will increase next school year.

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Ithaca company gets property tax breaks in 3D printing venture

Tompkins County has approved property tax abatements for Incodema3D, a spinoff of the Ithaca-based Incodema, Inc.

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Report: NY smoking cessation coverage is “inadequate”

New York State’s coverage for helping smokers quit is inadequate, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

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Woman steals $3k in items from Candor gas station

A 22 year-old Endicott woman was charged after kicking in the door of a gas station in Candor. Investigators say…

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Crews continue work to secure Simeon’s Restaurant site

Demolition work done at site following June crash; work this week has focused on closing off site to weather conditions

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Myrick: West Hill violence problems partly due to “structural poverty”

Mayor reacts to increased violence problems on Ithaca's West Hill during July

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Weather cooperates, as Jets hold first public practice in Cortland

New stars shine on first day of camp at SUNY Cortland

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Report: More than 1,800 public workers make more than New York’s governor

Report by Empire Center for Public Policy shows pay for municipal employees outside New York City

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Districts backing away from state money to extend school days

South Seneca one of four districts that may turn down state grant, because there's not enough time to implement programs

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Ithaca woman gets stuck in swamp, charged with DWI

She drove over a road barrel, and then got stuck in a swamp behind a grocery store.

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Today in entertainment history: July 29

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Concert-goes hospitalized during Keith Urban show

Keith Urban arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Things got a bit crazy at Keith Urban's Massachusetts show on Saturday night.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.