Group brazenly robs Collegetown apartment while student residents were home

Group brazenly robs Collegetown apartment while student residents were home

The Ithaca Police Department says Collegetown residents reported a burglary and subsequent assault early Sunday morning after a group waltzed in through the front door and stole a computer. The incident occurred at about 3am Sunday at 109 Catherine Street.

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Despite hundreds of witnesses, IPD says no one could describe suspect in South Hill stabbing

Despite hundreds of witnesses, IPD says no one could describe suspect in South Hill stabbing

The Ithaca Police Department says a 20-year-old man was stabbed late Saturday night on Ithaca's South Hill. Even though hundreds of people were at the scene, IPD says the best they could come up with was a description of a car of interest.

Police say the man reported he didn't know who stabbed him in the abdomen on the 300 block of Hillview Place during a large late-night party. They are looking for a Chrysler 300 sedan, grey or light blue in color, in connection with the incident.

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Forest Home bridge has reopened to thru traffic

Forest Home bridge has reopened to thru traffic

One of the pair of one-lane bridges connecting the East Hill area to the Northeast has reopened to traffic following a delay. The Tompkins County Highway Division has completed work on the bridge connecting two segments of Forest Home Drive near the Cornell veterinary school.

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Fun Fair at Ithaca YMCA will double as unveiling of crowdfunded playground

Fun Fair at Ithaca YMCA will double as unveiling of crowdfunded playground

The Ithaca YMCA set out this spring to raise money to build a new playground for the community, and this weekend they'll unveil the results as part of a Community Fun Fair. The free event is this Saturday, August 23rd, from 10am to 2:30pm.

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Two area convenience stores hit by burglaries on consecutive nights

Two area convenience stores hit by burglaries on consecutive nights

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department is investigating a pair of burglaries in which cigarettes were stolen from convenience stores near Ithaca this week. The Dandy Mini Mart in Slaterville Springs and the Dandy Mini Mart in Enfield were broken into on Tuesday night and Wednesday night, respectively.

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City officials: Avoid Ithaca's northside while NYSEG works on power lines

City officials: Avoid Ithaca's northside while NYSEG works on power lines

City of Ithaca officials are advising motorists to avoid Ithaca's northside while NYSEG crews work on a pole and wires that carry 12,000 volts of electricity. Power will be off in the area for about four hours.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the 400 block of Cascadilla Street (between 4th Street and 5th Street) and the 300 block of Park Place (between Esty Street and Cascadilla Street) this afternoon.

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Police arrest Ithaca man in the midst of a west end burglary

Police arrest Ithaca man in the midst of a west end burglary

A man attempting to break into John's Convenience Store on West State Street was arrested early this morning when police officers responded to an alarm activation at the business. The Ithaca Police Department says they discovered damage to the glass front door of the store, and then. found Jonathan P. Dobbs hiding in bushes near the property.

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Two more small businesses hit in late-night burglary spree

Two more small businesses hit in late-night burglary spree

Police say two more small businesses were broken into in the early hours of Monday morning, just the latest in a spree of burglaries hitting shops, eateries, and offices in Ithaca. The latest were at opposite ends of the Route 13 corridor on Ithaca's west side.

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Fill the Bus! Ciao and BoatYard Grill are collecting school supplies for local families

Fill the Bus! Ciao and BoatYard Grill are collecting school supplies for local families

This time of year, a couple of weeks before public schools open for the fall, kids and parents are scrambling to gather what they need for the new year. Pencils, binders, and backpacks are just the beginning. For too many families, it's a stressful reminder that limited dollars don't stretch as far as they used to.

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Mayor Myrick urges patience as community reacts to police incident involving Ithaca teens

Mayor Myrick urges patience as community reacts to police incident involving Ithaca teens

The timing couldn't be odder. As the nation's attention is focused on a racially charged police incident in Ferguson, Missouri, Ithaca is reacting to an incident in the wake of last weekend's arson case. Mayor Svante Myrick says he'd "like to thank the community for their concerns and urge patience" while an investigation proceeds.

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