Cornell says police have caught paintball attackers

Cornell says police have caught paintball attackers

Cornell University says suspects in a recent spate of paintball incidents have been caught. There had been numerous reports over the last two weeks of people firing paintgun pellets out of a dark-colored sedan at people and buildings.

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Frost advisory tonight for Ithaca and Central New York

Frost advisory tonight for Ithaca and Central New York

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a frost advisory that's in effect from 3am to 9am on Friday morning, or overnight tonight, for Tompkins and surrounding counties.

The NWS says temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 30s across Central New York, which means unprotected plants that are sensitive to cold may be damaged or killed. Colder areas such as hilltops and low-lying rural valleys are especially susceptible to temperatures colder than the forecast.

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Would-be robber nabbed by IPD after restaurant staff fend off his robbery attempts

Would-be robber nabbed by IPD after restaurant staff fend off his robbery attempts

A man who tried to rob the Taste of Thai Express restaurant on Tuesday evening is in custody after police tracked him down based on a clear description from restaurant staff. The Ithaca Police Department says 34-year-old Peter J. Bennedum tried to rob the restaurant at knifepoint, but left empty-handed.

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Man found dead in a southwest creek had ties to Ithaca and Cortland communities

Man found dead in a southwest creek had ties to Ithaca and Cortland communities

After receiving reports of a body in a creek in Ithaca's southwest on Tuesday morning, the Ithaca Police Department responded to the area. IPD public information officer Jamie Williamson tells us the dead man had ties to both the Ithaca and Cortland communities.

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Inaugural Ladies Night at downtown Ithaca's Comics for Collectors

Inaugural Ladies Night at downtown Ithaca's Comics for Collectors

The comic book world may seem like a boys club, but there are plenty of girls -- and women -- in the industry and in fandom, too. Downtown Ithaca's Comics for Collectors is starting up a Ladies Night for all of Central New York's female comics contingent.

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Purse snatcher mugs jogger early Sunday evening in Ithaca's west end

Purse snatcher mugs jogger early Sunday evening in Ithaca's west end

The Ithaca Police Department tells us a woman was mugged while out jogging early Sunday evening in Ithaca's west end, not far from Downtown Ithaca and the dispersing crowds from Porchfest. A man grabbed the victim's purse strap and ripped it from her.

Police say the woman and a witness were jogging near the intersection of West Seneca Street and North Plain Street when the man attacked. The victim was knocked to the ground, and the assailant fled on foot between nearby houses.

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Tuff eNuff 5K/10K at Greek Peak offers a substance-free challenge course

Tuff eNuff 5K/10K at Greek Peak offers a substance-free challenge course

Greek Peak Mountain Resort is the site of the second annual Tuff eNuff Challenge, a running, walking, climbing, and crawling course that will raise funds for substance addiction causes in the area, including the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County. 

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Community support meeting this afternoon in the wake of Cornell Prof. Ephrahim Garcia's death

Community support meeting this afternoon in the wake of Cornell Prof. Ephrahim Garcia's death

Cornell University's College of Engineering has planned a community support meeting at 4:30 this afternoon in the wake of the death yesterday of Dr. Ephrahim Garcia, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the college.

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Book talk and signing for Cornell: A History featuring Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

Book talk and signing for Cornell: A History featuring Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

Cornell University professors Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick will be on hand Wednesday afternoon for a book talk and signing event co-hosted by the Cornell Store and Cornell University Press.

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Wallace edges Peacock for Ithaca city judge nomination; Teachout falls despite strong CNY showing

Wallace edges Peacock for Ithaca city judge nomination; Teachout falls despite strong CNY showing

Unofficial results from the Tompkins County Board of Elections show that Rick Wallace has narrowly defeated interim City Court Judge Seth Peacock for the Democratic nomination to stand in this November's general election. Wallace won with 745 votes to Peacock's 675, with Kristine Shaw trailing with 381 votes.

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