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  1. Reports: Suspect in Tompkins Co. standoff is deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    The man at the center of a nearly three-day standoff in Tompkins County is dead, according to WHCU in Ithaca. The man reportedly barricaded himself inside a Danby home with a mother and child.


  2. Two children, woman safely leave Danby home in midst of standoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Two children and a woman have been removed safely from a Tompkins County home where a man has been in a standoff with police since Tuesday night. According to the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office, the standoff started around 7 p.m. Tuesday in rural Danby, outside of Ithaca.


  3. Amber Alert: 4 and 2-year-old boy and girl abducted from Ithaca, father suspectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    State Police and the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department are investigating the abduction that happened on Heron Drive in Ithaca at about 4 pm on Tuesday. Violet is described as being a white female with short, blonde hair and blue eyes.


  4. Medals stolen from home of fallen Marine and Ithaca-native's widowRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Medals awarded to a U.S. Marine from upstate New York who died after being wounded in Afghanistan have been stolen from his widow's home in North Carolina. The parents of Christopher Bordoni tell The Ithaca Journal that the military decorations were among the items stolen from Jessica Bordoni's Wilmington, North Carolina, home during a break-in last Wednesday.


  5. Fight draws "all available officers" to Ithaca apartment complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    A man is recovering in the hospital after police found him bleeding from the head and covered in cuts, after an apparent fight outside an Ithaca Apartment Complex. Just after 5:30 p.m. Monday, all available police officers were sent to the Chestnut Street apartments on a report a large group was fighting - possibly with guns and knives.


  6. Ovid woman hit and killed while hitchhikingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    The Ithaca Journal reports that the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office says Rosalyn Degraw of Ovid was walking in the northbound lane of Route 96 around 4:45 a.m. Thursday when she was hit by a box truck in the town of Ithaca, on the southern end of Cayuga Lake. Deputies say the truck is owned by a Rochester delivery company and was driven by a Binghamton man.


  7. Finger Lakes man charged with murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Police say a Finger Lakes man has been arrested on a charge of second-degree murder following a domestic incident on Thanksgiving Day. ) that 32-year-old Benjamin A. Cayea of Cayuga Heights was arrested at a home in the Ithaca-area village on Thursday evening.


  8. NY buys 87 acres in Finger Lakes for protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    The state Department of Environmental Conservation has acquired 87 acres of land in the Tompkins County town of Dryden, connecting two existing state forests. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens says the project was a priority in the state's Open Space Plan.


  9. Looking for plastics pollution in CNY watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Cornell Alum Christian Shaw shows off a sample, taken as he and Gordon Middleton paddle from Ithaca to Albany, looking for plastic pollution in local waters Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton, who attended Cornell, have formed Plastic Tides , a not-for-profit aimed at raising awareness of water pollution. We caught up with them on the Clyde River, just after they'd gone under the Thruway bridge at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge.


  10. Remains of Ithaca soldier identified more than 60 years after he diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    U.S. military officials say the remains of a central New York soldier have been identified more than 60 years after he died during the Korean War. The Pentagon announced Monday that the remains of 18-year-old Army Sgt.


  11. Free-play advocates want more rough and tumble play for their kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    " I think that it's really cool and I'm glad that other people like doing it too ," says Ramsey. Erin Marteal is the Executive Director of the Garden.


  12. Fire forces evacuation at Wegmans in IthacaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Fire investigators blame a malfunctioning heating unit for a fire in the entryway of the Meadow Street Wegmans store Friday evening. The store had to be evacuated.


  13. Tompkins Co. deputies ask for help finding man caught on video stealing tablets from storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Authorities are looking for a man caught on a surveillance video at an electronics store ripping tablets off of their tethered displays and taking them. The thefts happened on two separate days at the store on North Triphammer Road in Ithaca.


  14. Deadly heroin overdoses in Ithaca may be relatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Police are investigating two deaths related to heroin overdoses in Ithaca, as well as several other instances where the dangerous drug was abused. They say there's a possibility the instances may be related.


  15. Man rescued after falling into the Cascadilla GorgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    On Wednesday evening a college-age man fell into the Cascadilla Gorge in the 400 block of Stewart Ave. in the City of Ithaca.


  16. Tompkins Co. health officials trying to rule out rabies in dog bite case in IthacaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Officials say the 9-year-old was riding his bike in front of Gimme! Coffee on Cayuga Street at about 5:20 pm on Monday when the leashed dog bit him. The dog appeared to be a boxer/pit bull mix and was medium size with brown fur, according to the health department.


  17. Man tries to steal wallet, cell phone from Ithaca womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Ithaca Police are looking for a man they say tried to steal a woman's wallet and cell phone early Thursday morning. Officers say two women were walking on the 400 block of North Aurora Street at about 12:51 am when a man reportedly grabbed one of them from behind and tried to steal her wallet and cell phone.


  18. Strong arm robbery in IthacaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    At approximately 12:25 AM Ithaca Police responded to the 200 block of South Geneva Street for a reported strong arm robbery. The victim said that while walking on South Geneva Street a male ran up behind her and grabbed her purse, knocking her to the ground in the process.


  19. Bill Gates opens new computer science building at CornellRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has officially opened a new computer science building named in his honor on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca. Gates was on hand Wednesday for a dedication ceremony at the new glass-facade building called Bill and Melinda Gates Hall.


  20. Two brothers involved in Tompkins Co. ATV crash have diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    Hospital officials have confirmed the deaths of two brothers who were injured when an all-terrain vehicle and a motorcycle collided on a central New York last week. Officials at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse say Wednesday that 21-year-old Billy Radcliffe and 19-year-old Zachary Radcliffe died at the hospital.


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