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Upstate man guilty for wife’s 2012 death

Ganesh Ramsaran's wife was found three months after he reported her missing


Critics call proposed Ithaca schools tax “inappropriate,” hurdle to business growth

Public issues critical comments at meeting to discuss proposed tax, saying district should look elsewhere to generate revenue


Ithaca to host final casino hearing; protesters, supporters of three plans expected

Casino hearing is the final of three happening this week in Ithaca; hearing will play role in final decision for placement of four casinos in upstate New York


In upstate New York visit, FBI director talks terror threats

James Comey says threat is less in places like Albany, but concerns shouldn't be dismissed anywhere with large groups of people

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Reported sexual assault at Ithaca College “unfounded,” campus police say

Police now say the man who filed the report has admitted he was not actually assaulted.


Police: Suspect started fire on porch of Cortland home

The people inside the home were woken up to the sound of the fire igniting at around 5 a.m.


Dog shot in Newfield last week in ‘stable’ condition

The prognosis for the two year old dog shot in the head twice by her owner last week in Newfield is looking good.

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Ithaca resident starts grassroots neighborhood watch effort

A grassroots effort to reduce crime in the City of Ithaca is underway.


Town of Ithaca watching deer control efforts

The Town of Ithaca could soon join the battle against the growing population of deer in Tompkins County, but some discussion will first have to take place.


Astorino releases tax returns

Tax returns show that New York's Republican candidate for governor earned nearly $32,000 last year for outside work.


Ithaca Schools 1% utility tax would impact energy, phone bills

District will hold public hearing on proposal Tuesday night

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Police: Cortland County man made sexual advances on street corner, at school

Police say complaints of unwanted sexual advances happened twice before charges were filed


Virtual member of Ithaca biz incubator compares site to New York City

New businesses in Ithaca have a new home downtown, thanks to a partnership between local colleges and universities and the…


New York rolls out new website to counter rise in heroin use

State law adopted in June mandated creation of website, public awareness campaign


NY requires agencies to consider ‘extreme weather’

New York is requiring state agencies to consider the increasing episodes of extreme weather in public works projects, industrial and commercial permits and issuing regulations.


DEC: Watch out for Moose

Love is in the air for Adirondack moose, and state officials are urging drivers to watch out as the animals wander in search of mates.


Astorino campaign visits Cortland

Campaign season is in full swing and no words were minced as Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino took shots at Governor Cuomo in Cortland Monday.


SPCA: Dog shot in Newfield recovering

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s office is continuing its investigation into the shooting of a dog in Newfield last week.


Water main break forces closure of Groton High School

Water main break was first found at about 8:30 Monday morning

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Manhunt continues in Pennsylvania; police confident they’re closer to catching shooting suspect

Eric Frein has been at large since Sept. 12 shooting of two troopers at police barracks in northeastern Pa.


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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 30


A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Sam Smith shuns the spotlight


The British pop star plans to keep his private life out of the headlines.

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Get ready for 3D ‘Thriller’


Michael Jackson's epic 14-minute music video is going to be re-released next year.

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Cher postpones tour again


The pop superstar has canceled more U.S. shows after struggling to recover from a viral infection.