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Syracuse bus driver safe after stray bullet hits cell phone

Bullet hit window of Syracuse bus Friday morning, hit bus driver's cell phone located in his chest pocket; bus driver was not injured


Lansing saves $1.5 million from last year’s school budget

That's about 6 percent of the budget, according to the Lansing Star Online.


Special Halloween rules imposed on paroled sex offenders

Officials says the restrictions are intended to ensure that families can "enjoy the festive holiday without fear."

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Commons business owner criticizes downtown decisions

Barbara Lynn of "Now You're Cooking" says the Commons reconstruction hasn't helped business or diversity in the downtown center.


Tax rate hike draws community concern in Dryden

Supervisor Mary Ann Sumner says the tax increase is to fund administrative changes and infrastructure improvements.

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Schumer: Make money available after Ithaca safety review

Senator Chuck Schumer says safety review of intersection where Simeon's crash occurred will be released soon, calls for federal funding for upgrades

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Cuomo scraps controversial World Series fundraiser

Andrew Cuomo received criticism for $5,500-a-ticket fundraiser planned for Games 3, 4 of World Series; Cuomo officials say tickets now available for fans


ELECTION 2015: Tompkins County Legislature 2nd District

The election race is between Nate Shinagawa and Anna Kelles.


21 dead enrolled, 333 dead covered through New York health exchange

State comptroller's office found more than $3.4 million in overpayments made as part of mistakes through New York health exchange

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28:  Presidential candidates Jeb Bush (L-R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Ben Carson,  Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz (R-TX), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) take the stage at the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado.  Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tompkins GOP still undecided on candidate after recent debate

Polls show neurosurgeon Ben Carson has caught up with front-runner Donald Trump.


Police: Newfield man committed lewd acts on Cornell campus

Floyd Slater Jr., 23, was charged after investigation into three incidents on east campus of Cornell; Slater is a registered sex offender

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Seneca County to hold forum on heroin issues

Members of law enforcement and doctors will speak with residents about the dangers of heroin addiction and abuse.


ELECTION 2015: Race for Tompkins County’s 4th District

The election race for the district is between Elie Kirshner and Rich John.


New York to mandate meningitis vaccine for 7th, 12th graders

Students in two grades will be required to have meningitis vaccine; more than 20 states have already implemented similar measures in place


Common Core panel to hold first session Thursday

Panel put together by governor is looking at implementation, execution of Common Core standards in schools; panel will hold Common Core sessions across NY

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Police search church where central New York teens were beaten

Authorities haven't confirmed what they were looking for inside church in Oneida County where 19, 17 year old teens were assaulted

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1 injured in Route 13 rollover crash

ITHACA — A driver was injured in a rollover crash Wednesday afternoon near the split with Route 13 and Routes…

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IC faculty, students express doubts in President Rochon

ITHACA — Students and faculty at Ithaca College say they have doubts about their school’s leader. During an event at the…


DAs reach agreement with Diocese on sex abuse cases

The new agreement requires reports on sex abuse cases to be made even after the statute of limitations has expired.

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Food distributor gets federal grant to support local farmers

Finger Lakes Fresh in Groton will use the grant to give local farmers help on expanding their business and connecting with consumers.


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The first word of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is …


Director J.J. reveals the first word spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters next month.

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Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year


The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.

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Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard plan ‘White Hot Holidays’ special


The "Empire" stars will welcome Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, John Legend, and more.

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‘Rocky’ successor ‘Creed’ highlights Philadelphia’s revival


Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew.