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Two years later, no closure in case of missing Cornell student

It’s been two years since Cornell student and Ithaca native Christopher Dennis was reported missing.

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Virginia woman dies, 2 young kids hurt in upstate New York crash

Police say children were not properly secured in child car seats

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Syracuse surgeon fined $10K for slapping sleeping patients

Dr. Michael Clarke was accused of slapping patients under anesthesia, insulting them before surgery

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Minimum wage debates take center stage in New York, across U.S.

As state board considers increase in minimum wage for fast food workers, Los Angeles passed $15/hour minimum this week

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Man arrested in murder of Ithaca native, husband in Maryland

Police say Ithaca native and Cornell alum Julianne Vilardo, husband were found dead in home on May 10

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NYSEG asks for rate increase; electricity, natural gas bills could rise

Average electric bill, natural gas bill would increase under proposal filed with state

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Economics of medicine causes shortage of doctors in New York

Capital New York reports that the state may not have enough primary care physicians to expand medical coverage.

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Off-duty firefighters rescue kayaker on Cayuga Lake

Lt. Dan Scherer of the Trumansburg Fire Department said he's proud of how civilians and first responders alike handled the incident.

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Officials release transcript of Q & A session with Tompkins sheriff on Danby standoff

Danby officials have released questions and answers from a meeting held with Tompkins County’s sheriff this month.

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Upstate NY college student busted with Xanax pills, $170k in cash

Oswego student charged after search warrant was executed at his apartment

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School budgets, propositions pass with no problem

Budget, propositions were passed easily across all Tompkins County districts

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New York denies payments to mental health contractor for yacht club party

State says Queens contractor wanted $32,000 for conference at resort, $23,000 for staff picnic

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

**Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

TV chef Lee, girlfriend of Governor Cuomo, undergoes breast cancer surgery

Sandra Lee announced last week that she was diagnosed with disease

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State board starts talks on raising minimum wage in New York

Board was put together by Cuomo administration to examine pay for fast food workers

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Ithaca carpeting store honored for helping vets

Bishops Carpet One on State Street is one of hunderds of Carpet One stores around the country to receive a piece of 9/11 steel from Ground Zero.

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Police officer’s clothing choice sparks public outcry

Ithaca Police Chief John Barber says he doesn't believe the incident caught on camera was intentional on the part of the officer.

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State officials ban poultry competition at fairs this season

Animal health experts say they're trying to prevent the possible spread of bird flu to livestock animals in New York State.

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Cortland Downtown Partnership calls for better handling of trash

Members say Cortland is seeing problems with amounts of curbside waste that are making downtown a less fun place to be.

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New leads investigated tied to convicted murderer with links to Tompkins County

Lewis Lent is serving life in prison for abductions, murders of three children, including 12-year-old found in Newfield in 1990

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Dryden woman sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

Amanda Rojas, 36, was required to register with state resulting from a 2010 conviction for rape in the second degree.

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Kelly Clarkson backs legal weed

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The "Since U Been Gone" singer is the latest celebrity to endorse making pot lawful in America.

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World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

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The annual set of 68 tournaments at the Rio Hotel & Casino that rewards millions of dollars to the best card sharks starts Wednesday.

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Chris Pratt apologizes in advance

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The star has offered up an early apology for any offensive remarks he may make while on his upcoming press tour for "Jurassic World."

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Tracee Ellis Ross gets honorary degree

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The "Black-ish" star is now Dr. Ross.