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All lanes closed on 96, down powerlines

Part of Route 96 in Ithaca closed just before rush hour on Friday because of down powerlines.

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Police say Collegetown home invasions aren’t connected

Two separate incidents were reported where a man stood at the foot of a woman’s bed and fled when she woke up, saying “sorry.”


Ithaca focusing on West Village, West Hill crimes

After increase in violent crimes on West Hill of Ithaca, city's mayor, police department hosted meeting Thursday with residents to talk solutions


New York gets federal grant for highway safety

The state will receive $32 million to help fund over 500 projects to improve safety on roads and highways.


Lansing leaders draft new emergency plan

The Lansing Star Online reports the new plan comes after a 2014 storm took out power and rendered emergency equipment useless.


Police: Ohio man threatened girls in New York, 4 other states

Police say Ohio man threatened teen girls via Skype, other online media, if they didn't do what he demanded

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EMC member calls for new approach to Ithaca Falls cleanup

Brian Eden says repeated cleanup efforts by the EPA and the City of Ithaca at Ithaca Falls aren't getting the job done.

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Multiple reports of men entering women’s bedrooms in Ithaca

Incidents happened early Thursday morning, and follow incident last month on Bryant Avenue; Ithaca, Cornell police urging people to lock doors, windows

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New York, Facebook team up to fight sex trafficking

Officials say the partnership opens up "a new front" in the fight to combat online sex trafficking.


Business leaders oppose $15 minimum wage hike

Members of the Business Council of New York say they're against raising minimum wage to $15 an hour for many reasons.


Health Department seeks information after dog bite

Health officials say the dog bit a man on Sunday, and needs to be found and checked for rabies.


Reed speaks in Washington on education, college tuition

Congressman Tom Reed says he has a new plan for education to lower tuition costs using endowment money.


Mistrial declared in Charles Tan murder case

After eight days of deliberations, judge in Charles Tan murder case declared mistrial Thursday morning; Charles Tan will remain free on bail

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Cortlandville man charged in central New York bank robbery

Police say 26-year-old Matthew McCloskey of Cortlandville was charged in connection with September 15th bank robbery in Onondaga County


Group says $15 minimum wage will cost $15.7B

Business Council of New York State, in statement opposing minimum wage increase to $15, says private sector jobs would jump to $15.7 billion a year

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Airplane “Tommy” has successful first engine test

Officials with the project say the engine on "Tommy" is a milestone in attempts to restore the plane to flying shape.


Former Ithaca resident arrested in $10 million fraud scheme

Bruce Kane, former resident of Ithaca, is accused of using more than $10 million in investments for personal reasons as part of scheme

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Harold Square project gets another approval from city

Approval was needed once again because it was initially looked at by city planners two years ago.


Clayton back in jail after violating law again

Thomas Clayton is behind bars in Steuben County for violating an order of protection after he posted bail earlier this week.

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39-year-old man arrested for drug trafficking in Ithaca-area

Officials say a warrant was issued after an investigation into crack cocaine and heroin trafficking.


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Cosby to be deposed in sexual abuse lawsuit


Bill Cosby was expected to testify under oath in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the veteran comedian of sexual abuse.

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OPENING WEEKEND: Biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ competes against ‘Pan,’ ‘The Walk’


Here's a look at the movies set to open nationwide this weekend.

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WATCH: Soldier breaks rank to hug daughter at homecoming


Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.

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‘Ant-Man’ sequel and three more Marvel movies are coming


The superhero universe will add three more as of yet unnamed movies by 2020.