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Cortland Mayor: 2016 budget focuses on enhancing the city

City lawmakers have until November 15 to approve the budget.


Civil War prison site being reconstructed in Elmira

Organizers hope the building will be become a museum and learning center.

10th Annual Unicef Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street - Arrivals

Featuring: Sandra Lee
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 02 Dec 2014
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com

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Sandra Lee hospitalized after complications from surgery

Lee was hospitalized Tuesday night after developing complications following her double mastectomy

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Ex-officer, 19 others busted in upstate New York drug ring

Authorities say former Albany-area police officer was buying cocaine from leaders of upstate New York drug ring; officer resigned in June

photo: Pete Blanchard

Ithaca to provide health insurance for injured officer Augustine

Officer Anthony Augustine was shot while responding to call in October 2012, but hasn't returned to work due to his injuries

County lawmakers are deciding what to do with the site of the old library on the corner of Cayuga and Court streets in Ithaca (photo by Pete Blanchard)

Lawmakers reach agreement on old Tompkins County library

Decision means project can move forward; reviews are still needed before property is sold, development can begin


New York rejects bid to block info of certain donors

Groups for, against abortion tried to get information of donors blocked, citing safety risks; state ruled groups did not prove risk


New 40-mile snowmobile trail system approved for Adirondacks

State officials say construction will start immediately.

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Albany holds special event marking President Grant’s death

President Ulysses Grant died 130 years ago in an upstate New York cottage.


Craft distilleries growing rapidly in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo says state reforms are saving distilleries thousands of dollars.

Crime 3

Man suffers minor injuries in Enfield car accident

A 49-year-old Ithaca man was charged as a result of the car accident Tuesday morning.


Upstate lawmakers criticize proposal to extend flight distance from LaGuardia

Lawmakers say the proposal to end a 1,500 mile limit on LaGuardia flights would be damaging to the upstate economy.

Kamar Davidson

Final arrest made in 2012 Cortland County cocaine investigation

Kamar Davidson, 33, was arrested over the weekend in New York City; he now faces felony charges in Cortland County related to drug investigation


Weather stalls road work on 96B in Ithaca

Public works officials say they expect road work to be complete in the next week or two.

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Major party candidates set for Southern Tier senate race

Republican Fred Akshar made announcement about his campaign on Monday; Democrat Barbara Fiala announced her campaign for State Senate seat last week

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Schneiderman backs Obama plan to cut greenhouse gases

New York's AG Eric Schneiderman says he'll join colleagues from nine other states in defending president's proposal to cut power plant emissions


UPDATE: Woman dies after fall at Taughannock Falls State Park

The woman reportedly fell between 80 and 100 feet from the South Rim Trail of the park; she was taken to Syracuse hospital, where she died from her injuries


Effects of environmental rules unclear for New York

New national environmental guidelines are drawing praise and criticism from supporters of coal-fired power plants in New York.


Gillibrand tours Ithaca startup works, holds business roundtable

The New York senator held discussions with the owners of startup business ventures in Ithaca Monday.


TECH MINUTE: Cornell professor discusses possibilities of photonics

WHCU's Kyle Robertson speaks with Cornell physics professor Frank Wise on the science of photonics.


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 31


A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

in Music

10 of the most memorable MTV Video Music Awards moments


Since debuting in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have prided themselves on being a stage for all things hip - and often - controversial.

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‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event


The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

in Viral Videos

This is one way to get a tan


It's summer and the beaches are packed - so this guy got some private sunbathing time while sky high.