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2 men charged for damaging Southern Tier cemetery

Both men were being held in the county jail on $15,000 bail.


Vibrant fall colors expected despite lower rainfall

Plant scientists at Cornell University say while rain totals may have been low this year, it likely won't affect the colors of fall leaves.


Former hockey player charged in Southern Tier murder

Thomas Clayton, former hockey player in Elmira, was charged with murder after wife's body was found inside Southern Tier home Tuesday

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 Q&A session during 2014 Ford Championship Weekend

Featuring: Tony Stewart,driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet
Where: Homestead Miami, Florida, United States
When: 17 Nov 2014
Credit: Johnny Louis/WENN.com

Suit against NASCAR’s Tony Stewart to be heard in central New York

Family of Kevin Ward Jr. accuses Tony Stewart of gross negligence in connection with August 2014 fatal crash at track in Canandaigua


Woman admits keeping mom’s decomposed body to collect checks

Prosecutors say Mary Kersting, 60, admitted that she kept mother's decomposed body in apartment above her for a year to collect Social Security, pension checks

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New York joins nationwide call for regulating liquid nicotine

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has joined AG's from across the country to call for steps to protect kids from liquid nicotine

Photo Credit Sara McCloskey

Police search for suspects in 2 incidents around Cornell

Ithaca Police Department officials say there is nothing linking these two incidents.


State puts restrictions on Tompkins snow plow scammer

Thomas Zackoski ran snow plow business, but scammed more than 50 people in 5 counties; Zackoski has new business restrictions placed on him

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UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for 3-month-old Binghamton boy

AMBER Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon just after 4:15 p.m.


Cuomo announces “reboot” of Common Core standards

A new task force of lawmakers and educators will take another look at how to improve Common Core procedures.


Flood watch for entire Southern Tier

Between 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected throughout the area.

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State Senator still pushing for answers from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

A state senator from the Finger Lakes Region says a new law may be in the works.


Cortlandville man arrested for attack on juvenile

Deputies say David Colaw of Cortlandville was arrested after assaulting a juvenile and fleeing the scene.


Cornell chemist wins coveted MacArthur “genius grant”

William Dichtel, Cornell chemist, was one of 24 winners announced Tuesday; Dichtel is working with materials used in energy storage, solar power


Panel chosen to review Common Core in New York

Teachers, educators, politicians will review all elements of Common Core; group will look at Common Core-based tests, evaluations of teachers, students


Closing arguments Tuesday in former Cornell student’s murder trial

Charles Tan, former Cornell student, is charged with murder in connection with father's death in February; on Monday, jurors went to Tan's home


Ithaca town budget focuses on infrastructure improvements

Officials say roads, water tanks, and sewer replacement are top priorities for a proposed 2016 budget plan.


Reed urges caution, consideration in wake of Boehner resignation

New York Congressman Tom Reed says a leadership struggle should take a backseat to making sure the government is funded.


Plan released for new Chapter House building in Collegetown

New designs for the Chapter House have it connected with a new building next door at 406 Stewart Avenue with a more historic look.


TECH MINUTE: Cornell addresses big problems with small solutions thanks to nanotechnology

An NSF grant will allow Cornell's nanotechnology lab to join a network of similar facilities across the country.


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MOVIES: 31 days of Halloween

Shelley Duvall hides from Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining.'

Get into the Halloween spirit by watching one of these scary movies.