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State Police announce plan to update patrol car fleet

Union representing troopers had complained that patrol fleet hadn't been updated, leaving high-mileage cars on the road

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Minimum wage hike for fast-food goes forward; Assembly leader calls it “good first step”

During visit to Ithaca last week, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said move was "good first step," but says wage should be increased across all industries

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Man accused of knocking upstate New York officer unconscious

Suspect was reportedly dancing in street with traffic cone; officer attempted to get him to stop when attack occurred


Standoff in Sayre ends, man taken into custody

The subject’s name has not been released at this time.


Person falls off cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park

Emergency workers at Taughannock Falls State Park say one person was extracted and airlifted to a hospital.


New arrest for snow plow scammer first charged in Tompkins County

Thomas Zackoski, 28, faces charges in Tompkins County, across central New York; latest arrest came Thursday night in Oswego County


New York picks 5 to grow, dispense medical marijuana

Patients in Ithaca able to obtain medical marijuana will be able to get non-smokeable versions of drug in Syracuse, Binghamton areas


Study shows potential consequences of $15 fast food wage

Researchers say an increased wage could drive up fast food prices.

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Police urge swimmers in gorges to use common sense

Ithaca Police say visitors to area gorges are allowed, but it's against the law for them to go in the water.


Lawmaker seeks end to religious exemption from vaccines

Bill's sponsor says people who use exemption may not be sincere about religious beliefs, says lack of vaccines puts other kids at risk

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Police: Willet man made death threat with kids present

Incident occurred Tuesday night at home on Route 41; suspect faces five charges of endangering the welfare of a child


Lawsuit filed in LI crash that killed Cortland grad, 3 others

Lawsuit was filed Thursday in New York City; police have charged driver of pick-up truck with DWI following July 18 crash


Three injured when movie screen falls at Darien Lake

Accident happened Thursday at popular amusement park; officials say screen had been set up for movie showing Friday night

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Fences are coming down on the Ithaca Commons

The re-build project is finishing up, but crews won't be leaving immediately.


Police investigating accidental death of baby boy

Officials say a dead tree fell on the baby and his 12-year-old sister.


Woman accused of striking Ithaca police officer

The officer had minor injuries and didn’t need any medical attention.


Gillibrand reintroduces college campus safety bill

16 bipartisan senators are reintroducing a bill that would make it easier to report sexual assaults on campus.


Duenas sentenced to jail time after 2012 Cornell assaults

Police say Duenas assaulted two female students at Cornell before fleeing to California.


Cortland man hits son with van after argument

State police say 43-year-old David Sanford hit his 16-year-old son with the van as he was driving away.


Former state Senate leader and son plead not guilty

Dean Skelos was arrested on conspiracy and extortion charges in May.


in Entertainment

‘Empire’ creators face lawsuit over Cookie


Sophia Eggleston, of Detroit, Michigan has filed a $300 million lawsuit claiming the show's central character Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, is so similar to her that creator Lee Daniels must have used her as his muse.

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Robert Downey, Jr. is laughing all the way to the bank


The "Iron Man" star is once again Hollywood's highest paid man.

in Music

Zayn Malik is single


The former One Direction star has called off his engagement.

in Lifestyle

Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes


With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.