Ithaca police report quick capture of Wednesday afternoon bank robber

Ithaca police report quick capture of Wednesday afternoon bank robber

The Elmira Savings Bank was robbed in downtown Ithaca on Wednesday afternoon, and on Friday afternoon, Ithaca police officers arrested a suspect.

IPD says the bank on East State Street, near the Commons, was robbed at about 3:11pm on October 29th, and the robber "fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash." No one was hurt in the incident, police say.

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Mixed message for Ithaca residents on parking: odd-even oddity, free downtown parking, and The Boot

Mixed message for Ithaca residents on parking: odd-even oddity, free downtown parking, and The Boot

It's the end of October, so even though the City of Ithaca has been talking about putting an end to it, odd-even parking regulations return tomorrow. It's one of the oddities in a city that's called unfriendly to people who want to park downtown to shop or eat, along with a new "boot" program to deal with repeat parking offenders.

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Homestand for Big Red Football, seeking first win against defending Ivy champ Princeton

Homestand for Big Red Football, seeking first win against defending Ivy champ Princeton

The defending Ivy League champion is just the opponent a winless Cornell Football squad wants for a nationally televised game, but they show no sign of worry. Second-year head coach David Archer, the youngest Division I college football coach in the country, says they're ready.

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Joint effort by area fire departments saves home in Brooktondale car fire

Joint effort by area fire departments saves home in Brooktondale car fire

No one was hurt, except for a Mercedes Benz, in a fire this morning in Brooktondale, east of Ithaca. Brooktondale, Slaterville, and Ithaca firefighters all worked together at the scene to put out the car fire and save the nearby home and other vehicles.

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As heroin incidents rise, Ithaca police urge residents to be aware and ask for help if they need it

As heroin incidents rise, Ithaca police urge residents to be aware and ask for help if they need it

With a trio of drug-related incidents in the course of a few days, including two deaths, the Ithaca Police Department wants to make the community aware of the problem, and urge people to get help with addiction if they or someone they know needs the help. Mayor Svante Myrick said this afternoon, "Know that anyone who calls 911 to save a life will not be prosecuted for drug possession."

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Big Red Hockey begins men's and women's seasons this weekend

Big Red Hockey begins men's and women's seasons this weekend

Other schools have a weekend or two in the books, but Ivy League rules mean this is the first weekend of play for Cornell University's men's and women's ice hockey teams. The squads are in action today and tomorrow after last Saturday night's annual Red/White scrimmage, which featured both men's and women's players alternating shifts at Lynah Rink.

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Bed bugs found in student's backpack, Ithaca school district tells parents

Bed bugs found in student's backpack, Ithaca school district tells parents

The Ithaca City School District has informed students and their families after discovering bed bugs in a student's backpack recently. School officials declined to specify which school the student attends.

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Cornell Police reaching out for info after finding apparent meth-making materials this weekend

Cornell Police reaching out for info after finding apparent meth-making materials this weekend

The Cornell University Police Department is asking the community to share any information they may have about household chemicals found in a backpack on Sunday morning. Police say a concerned citizen notified a CUPD officer at about 10:30am on Sunday of a suspicious backpack on Maple Avenue.

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Empty east hill property could become Cornell housing village

Empty east hill property could become Cornell housing village

An empty lot across from East Hill Plaza could become an "east hill village" with housing owned by Cornell University. University officials say they're conducting a study this fall to gauge opinions on possible housing plans for the site.

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Cornell welcomes community to third annual fireworks and laser show to kick off Homecoming

Cornell welcomes community to third annual fireworks and laser show to kick off Homecoming

With both Homecoming weekend and the annual meeting of Cornell University's trustees coinciding for the first time, it promises to be a busy couple of days on east hill. The festivities begin Friday night with a fireworks and laser show that's open to the public.

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