Cayuga Heights officers and Tompkins County deputies arrest barricaded subject on East Hill

Cayuga Heights officers and Tompkins County deputies arrest barricaded subject on East Hill

An Ithaca man is in Tompkins County Jail tonight after officers from the Cayuga Heights Police Department and deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department teamed up to serve felony warrants. After a standoff at an East Hill residence during which police officers reportedly had their weapons drawn according to a witness, the man was "taken into custody without incident," according to the Sheriff's Department.

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Star-studded charity hockey game for Racker Centers will feature NHL players and Cornell alums

Star-studded charity hockey game for Racker Centers will feature NHL players and Cornell alums

It's the second Racker Rivals Big Red charity hockey game to benefit the Franziska Racker Centers, a local non-profit that supports people with disabilities and their families. Organizers have built on last year's success with an incredible lineup of NHL players of past and present, Cornell alumni, coaches, and players, and local celebrities.

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Cornell and TCAT reach new deal to increase annual volume discount payments

Cornell and TCAT reach new deal to increase annual volume discount payments

Cornell University and Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) issued a joint statement this morning, saying they've signed a "memorandum of understanding" that formalizes Cornell's volume discount payment structure for the next three years.

Frank Proto, TCAT chairman and a former Tompkins County legislator, says "TCAT's success depends on the ability to cover costs by collecting adequate fares, as well as on federal, state, and local funding."

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Burt Shavitz, who opened a Burt's Bees store in downtown Ithaca, dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, who opened a Burt's Bees store in downtown Ithaca, dies at 80

It's been Viva Taqueria for 20 years, but the corner of State and Aurora in Downtown Ithaca once featured a Burt's Bees store -- one of Burt Shavitz's earliest retail shops. The company says, "Our namesake and co-founder, Burt, passed away among family and friends in Bangor, Maine" on Sunday.

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Fireworks are fun, but leave them to the professionals, says Ithaca fire department

Fireworks are fun, but leave them to the professionals, says Ithaca fire department

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, Ithaca and New York State authorities are reaching out to remind residents that state law restricts possession and use of fireworks. For the first time in more than a century, New York State residents can light up more than sparklers legally, but under strict conditions.

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Ithaca fireworks hits fundraising goal thanks to donation from Myrick re-election campaign

Ithaca fireworks hits fundraising goal thanks to donation from Myrick re-election campaign

"Fireworks are definitely on track for Wednesday!" That's the word from Deborah Mohlenhoff, an Ithaca Common Council member and an organizer of the Ithaca Community Fireworks. 

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Do you know this man? The Sheriff's Department wants to talk to him.

Do you know this man? The Sheriff's Department wants to talk to him.

Can you identify the man in these photos? The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department wants to talk to him.

The Sheriff's Department is looking for this man, who entered the Newfield school after hours. Photo provided.The Sheriff's Department is looking for this man, who entered the Newfield school after hours. Photo provided.The Sheriff's Department says "The male subject entered the Newfield School on two separate occasions after business hours in June."

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Ithaca police seeking two persons of interest in overnight West Hill shooting

Ithaca police seeking two persons of interest in overnight West Hill shooting

Police responded at about 3:30 this morning to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex on Ithaca's West Hill, and they say they are looking for two "persons of interest" in connection with the incident.

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Beer-tasting fundraiser Sunday as Ithaca Community Fireworks approaches its goal

Beer-tasting fundraiser Sunday as Ithaca Community Fireworks approaches its goal

With just a few days left before the Ithaca Community Fireworks, organizers say they're within $3,000 of a $20,000 fundraising goal to cover the cost of the annual show.

For the first time this year, fundraising efforts will include a beer tasting at Agava Restaurant on East Hill. The tasting is from 3-6pm on Sunday, June 28th, and $10 tickets include tastings from Southern Tier Brewing, Three Heads Brewing, Goose Island Beer, and Shock Top.

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Business Bootcamp program for girls being hosted at Cornell's Johnson School

Business Bootcamp program for girls being hosted at Cornell's Johnson School

Girls will have an opportunity to learn how to make their entrepreneurial ideas profitable thanks to an exciting new Business Program sponsored by the Johnson School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University. Local entrepreneurs, along with Cornell faculty and students, will teach girls 13 to 18 years old how to start their own business and make it successful.

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