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Restaurateurs warn consequences over raised wage

The recent increase in New York's tipped wage isn't sitting well with businesses.


Cortland county man, 84, dies from injuries in car crash

Bernard E. Hall, of Marathon, was pronounced dead Monday.

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Man busted with 250 bags of heroin near Cornell campus

Drug bust made Monday afternoon in 400 block of Stewart Avenue


Report: Police called 18 times to home where Cornell student allegedly killed father

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle report indicates authorities were called to home of Charles Tan's family 18 times since 2003


Ithaca school officials struggle with budget

ICSD administrators blame the state for uncertain numbers and higher pressure on taxpayers.

photo: Pete Blanchard

February chill taking toll on Ithaca’s water pipes

Crews are working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, to thaw the city's pipes.

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Silver pleads not guilty to bribery charges

The ex-speaker's legal team says it wants the case against him thrown out.


Satirical website ridicules Ithaca winter

According to The Onion, the truly remarkable thing about the season is all the complaining.


County considers tax exemption for firewood

Local legislators say they may not be behind the proposal.

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Poll: 92% call corruption “very serious,” “somewhat serious”

Wide-ranging poll tackles topics including corruption, education


4 firefighters injured in building collapse in Buffalo

Firefighters were putting out fire at vacant two-story home Monday night


Restaurant, tipped workers to receive pay raise to $7.50/hour

The increase to $7.50 goes into effect Dec. 31.

Cold temperature

From Buffalo to New York City, it’s cold!

Low temperatures hit -25 in some parts of upstate New York Tuesday morning

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Silver to be arraigned Tuesday on corruption charges

Former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is accused of taking nearly $4 million in bribes, kickbacks

Wind Chills Feb 24

Record low temperatures hit Ithaca, delay schools

Lows hit -20 in parts of Tompkins County before sunrise Tuesday

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaking at a Senate hearing on sexual assaults in the military

Gillibrand on Homeland Security funding: “We need it in New York”

Gillibrand told reporters in Ithaca that New York is especially vulnerable to terror attacks, which is why funding Homeland Security is so crucial.

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Cuomo urges investigation of teacher evaluations

Cuomo has previously called for lawmakers to change the evaluation system to give more weight to standardized tests.

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Tioga Downs: Attorney general probing casino selection process

Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural says he met with a representative of the attorney general's office.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School cafeteria, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Sen. Gillibrand pushes healthier food standards at Ithaca school

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appeared at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.

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Good government groups call for income limits for Albany lawmakers

Report calls for restrictions to cap outside income at 15% of legislative salary


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This weekend in entertainment history


A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Turn it down: Study says millions at risk for hearing loss


A new study shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on their personal audio devices or cellphones.

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What color is this dress?


The "great dress debate" has been dividing the Internet. Are you team #WhiteandGold or team #BlueandBlack?

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PHOTOS: Leonard Nimoy through the years


Although he capped his "Star Trek" run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in the public's mind he will always be Spock.