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2 days ago

Cuomo touts benefits of $15 minimum wage

The governor says the minimum wage hike will benefit millions of workers and increase wages by billions of dollars.

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2 days ago

Cortland County authorities make second meth bust in 2 weeks

Authorities arrested Christopher Baker, 26, of Taylor after finding meth-making materials in home Tuesday night; last week, two men were arrested with meth-making materials after traffic stop

State Police

2 days ago

State Police looking for missing Newfield woman

Carolynn Weeks, of Newfield, was last seen Tuesday afternoon; New York State Police leading investigation into her whereabouts

Andrew Cuomo announces minimum wage will be raised to 11.50 an hour at the 2015 Opportunity Agenda at The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Educational Center in Harlem

Featuring: Andrew Couomo
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 23 Feb 2015
Credit: Winston Burris/WENN.com

3 days ago

Cuomo calls for investigation into western New York coal plant

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants to know why Dunkirk plant, operated by NRG Energy, wasn't converted from coal power to natural gas

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3 days ago

City to meet with Ithaca residents on Spencer Rd sidewalk and traffic study

City officials will be sharing design plans to try and address multiple problem intersections.

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3 days ago

Snow, cold ready to take over in upstate New York

Lake effect snow advisories, warnings in place for much of central New York, parts of Finger Lakes; single-digit temperatures expected over the weekend

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3 days ago

Ithaca City School District, teachers have tentative deal

Ithaca Teachers Association, Ithaca City School District have been in contract negotiations for much of the school year; deal still needs approval of association, district's Board of Education

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3 days ago

Cuomo opposes major New York bank acquisition

Governor Andrew Cuomo says proposed acquisition of Buffalo-based First Niagara by KeyCorp would reduce banking competition in upstate New York

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3 days ago

White deer proposal voted down in Seneca County

The proposal would have given county supervisors control over the land the white deer currently live on.

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3 days ago

Finger Lakes Land Trust looks to expand Six Mile Creek protected area

The Land Trust is looking for funding to buy up the land, which scientists say is one of the most valuable areas in the county.

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3 days ago

11 Buffalo-area children go to hospital after SUV runs into bus

It was one of several accidents reported around the region as several inches of snow fell.

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3 days ago

NY man sentenced for killing vacationing teenage girl

Authorities say the man drowned the teen after meeting her at Brennan Beach.

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3 days ago

Electrical fire damages Town of Ithaca home, no injuries

The electrical fire happened Wednesday morning; firefighters say no occupants or animals were injured.

Road

3 days ago

Residents ask for lower speed limit on Ithaca road, cite student safety

Town officials say they've been approached by parents and other residents asking to lower the speed limit on East King Road.

Water

4 days ago

Meeting planned to answer water questions at Caroline school

After meeting Monday night to discuss elevated levels of lead in water at Enfield Elementary School, similar meeting is set for Wednesday night at Caroline Elementary

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4 days ago

New York lawmakers propose tax deferrals for childcare costs

Democrats in New York State Senate rolled out plan to allow families to keep up to $2,000 of state taxes for childcare; money would be paid back after child enters school

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4 days ago

Lawmakers remain split on right-to-die debate in New York

Debate focuses on whether terminally-ill New Yorkers should be allowed to choose to end their lives; opponents say any action needs to be taken cautiously

Tompkins County sheriff

4 days ago

3 injured in Route 13 crash in Newfield

Head-on crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Route 13 near Burdge Hill Road

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4 days ago

Cortland lawmakers consider setting up dog park in city

City leaders say they want to look at locations for a dog park in the area and what is needed to make the plan a reality.

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4 days ago

O’Mara, lawmakers aim to “Plant Seeds” for new farmers

A State senator from the Finger Lakes says more needs to be done to support agriculture industries throughout the state.

News

8 hours ago in Music

TOP 10: Count down the top tracks this week

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The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Feb. 13.

1 day ago in Entertainment

Bill Murray tosses fans’ phones off rooftop

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The "Ghostbusters" star was unwinding at rooftop restaurant in California on Thursday when he spotted two starstruck fans trying to snap his photo.

1 day ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zoolander 2’ to battle at the box office

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

1 day ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

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With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.