Wintry mix this afternoon and evening for Central New York, starting with snow

Wintry mix this afternoon and evening for Central New York, starting with snow

With temperatures heading up towards the freezing mark, we can expect a few inches of snow this afternoon to turn to sleet and freezing rain in Central New York this evening. This could make for icy travel conditions tonight.

Update: The National Weather Service forecast now shows snow turning to sleet or freezing rain around 5pm in the Ithaca area.

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Comeback Kids: Big Red women stun St. Lawrence to advance to ECAC semifinals

Comeback Kids: Big Red women stun St. Lawrence to advance to ECAC semifinals

After Cornell women's hockey won the first game of a best-of-three ECAC quarterfinal series on Friday night, St. Lawrence leapt out to a 2-0 lead in Saturday afternoon's game. But it wasn't over.

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It's not even noon, and Ithaca College has hit its IC Giving Day goal of 607 donors

It's not even noon, and Ithaca College has hit its IC Giving Day goal of 607 donors

Ithaca College set a goal of 607 donors for its first "IC Giving Day," with a theme of "Give back to move IC forward." They hit that goal not even halfway through the 24-hour drive, and are raring for more.

"Our goal is to raise 607 gifts, a nod to our favorite area code," says the IC Giving Day web site, and "if we do, a special group of alumni will give an additional $226,000 to help support the IC experience."

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Big Red women ready for Saints in first round of ECAC playoffs at Lynah this weekend

Big Red women ready for Saints in first round of ECAC playoffs at Lynah this weekend

Cornell University's women's hockey team has had an up and down season, but a pair of wins on the road to close out their regular schedule gave the Big Red home ice for the first round of the ECAC playoffs. They will host St. Lawrence in a best-of-three series this weekend.

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Memorial service Sunday for Shannon Jones, Cornell student killed on Thanksgiving

Memorial service Sunday for Shannon Jones, Cornell student killed on Thanksgiving

Friends of Shannon Jones, a Cornell University student killed in Cayuga Heights on Thanksgiving Day, have invited her family, friends, and the Cornell and Ithaca communities to a memorial service this Sunday afternoon.

Cayuga Heights police arrested 32-year-old Benjamin A. Cayea on one count of murder in the second degree on Thanksgiving following what was described as a domestic incident.

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Frozen pipes may not be yours: City of Ithaca says crews working to thaw water service

Frozen pipes may not be yours: City of Ithaca says crews working to thaw water service

The City of Ithaca says crews from the Water & Sewer Division have been working twelve-hour shifts to thaw water service pipes that have frozen due to extreme temperatures this week and last. Numerous residential neighborhoods have been left without running water.

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Ithaca's harsh winter gets the Onion treatment

Ithaca's harsh winter gets the Onion treatment

Just on the heels of the Ithaca visitors bureau making national headlines with a tongue-in-cheek web prank suggesting would-be tourists should visit Florida instead, Ithaca's harsh winter is back in the limelight thanks to satirical newspaper "The Onion."

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Area schools delay opening Tuesday with temperatures pushing 20 below

Area schools delay opening Tuesday with temperatures pushing 20 below

With an actual temperature at 5am of 20 degrees below zero, not counting wind chill, several area school districts have decided to delay opening for two hours. The wind chill in Ithaca makes it feel like 30 below. A wind chill advisory is in effect until 10am Tuesday.

Ithaca City School District is opening on a two-hour delay. A cold weather bus advisory is in effect. Students who can see their stops from their homes can wait inside until they see the bus approaching.

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Homegrown grocery ordering app Rosie in the running for IBM tech startup award

Homegrown grocery ordering app Rosie in the running for IBM tech startup award

Grocery delivery services are nothing new, and online ordering is nothing new, but Rosie, built here in Ithaca, combines the two in an innovative way that has them up for an IBM Global Entrepreneur award. Online voting is open for a People's Choice Award.

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No, really: Thaw frozen pipes with hair dryers, not open flame, says IFD after they put out a house fire

No, really: Thaw frozen pipes with hair dryers, not open flame, says IFD after they put out a house fire

The Ithaca Fire Department, which has been stressing the importance of using warm air from space heaters and hair dryers to thaw frozen pipes, instead of open flame, repeated the advice on Friday night after putting out a fire on South Cayuga Street.

According to an IFD release, a call came in at about 7:20pm Friday for a report of "a fire in the wall and smoke filling up inside the structure," in a three-story apartment building at 332 South Cayuga Street.

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