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8 charged in beating death inside central New York church

Prosecutors have filed charges against members of church, pastor, family members of Lucas Leonard, who was beaten inside Word of Life Church in October

State Police

State Police start Thanksgiving enforcement campaign

Annual enforcement effort by state police to crack down on speeders, drunk drivers, starts today, runs through Wednesday


3 men wanted in Cortland assault investigation

Police say assault happened October 10 outside Stone Lounge in Cortland; investigations released photos Tuesday, asked for public's help

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Libous, former State Senator, receives house arrest

Thomas Libous received house arrest, fine, for lying to FBI; prosecutors did not seek prison time for Libous because of illness

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Jurors clash during deliberations at Sheldon Silver trial

Juror asked judge Tuesday to be excused from Sheldon Silver trial, saying her heart was pounding as other jurors criticized her during deliberations


Binghamton man arrested for breaking Candor house contract

State Police say Timothy Rypkema took money to build a house in Candor, but never came back to do the work.


Simeon’s construction could see some changes to restaurant

The property manager for Simeon's says there's been talk of changing the entrance and putting in a second floor.

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Greek Peak prepares to open for winter season

The Greek Peak ski resort says it will be opening a bit later than usual this year due to warmer weather.

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New York AG reaches deal with Planet Fitness over tanning policies

Planet Fitness has agreed to stop offering unlimited tanning as part of premier packages; company will also offer training to employees who run tanning areas

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Ithaca teachers rally for fairer contracts

Around 400 people rallied on Elmira Road in Ithaca Monday afternoon, speaking out about low salaries for teachers.

Crime 3

Woman airlifted after falling into creek

Ithaca Fire officials say a woman fell into the creek below the bridge on Clinton Street, near the Ithaca Police Station.


IFD says fire most likely caused by cigarette

A person walking along the 100 block of North Quarry Street in the City of Ithaca called in and reported heavy smoke.


State Police look to combat terror with technology

A new app from State Police gives people the ability to send picture tips from their cell phones to investigators.

State Police

Police looking for missing Ithaca man

Police say Ronald "Bran" Moxley was first reported missing on Thursday, three days after he was last seen by family members; police have no reason to believe he is in danger

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Syracuse-area businessman arrested for hearing aid scam

In each case, the claims were submitted as "medically required."

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Deputies search for stolen Semi Truck and trailer

A Bronx man was arrested for stealing a Semi Truck and trailer, after paying for the property with a counterfeit check.

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TECH MINUTE: The promise and problems of encrypted apps

Cornell professor Tom Ristenpart explains what encrypted apps are, and why they pose a problem for police and the government.


Ithaca teachers to hold rally over contract talks

Ithaca Teachers Association, which represents teachers in Ithaca City School District, will hold rally, solidarity walk, as they seek new contract


New York venue owners, who denied same-sex couple, will make appeal

Couple says farm north of Albany denied them access to their venue because of beliefs over marriage; couple has filed appeal, will make arguments Monday


Kiplinger, Cornell alum, dies at 97

Austin Kiplinger, 1939 grad of Cornell, chairman emeritus of Cornell Board of Trustees, died Friday; ran Kiplinger Washington Editors for nearly 35 years


in Music

TOP 10: Count down this week’s hottest tracks


The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Nov. 28.

in Entertainment

Anne Hathaway expecting first child


The Oscar winner is expecting her first child, according to reports.

in Black Friday, Lifestyle, National

Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: Holiday parodies of the year’s biggest hits


From "Bad Blood" and "Watch Me," to "Uptown Funk," here are the year's hottest songs made fit for the holidays.