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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Indiana Jones showings at State Theatre postponed due to heat problem

Indiana Jones showings at State Theatre postponed due to heat problem

The State Theatre of Ithaca has been forced to postpone the showings of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade" scheduled for this weekend, due to a reported heat outage in the building.

Part of a series of family-friendly movies, the Indiana Jones showings will now be next Friday and Saturday, February 27th and 28th. All previously issued tickets will be honored for the new showtimes.

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Maple Avenue closed on East Hill due to water main break

Maple Avenue closed on East Hill due to water main break

Maple Avenue on Ithaca's east hill is closed between Pine Tree Road and the "five corners" intersection with Dryden Road, Ithaca Road, and Cornell Street due to a water main break. Officials say City of Ithaca crews are working to repair the damage.

Local access to residences, businesses, and Cornell facilities on Maple Avenue is limited, and TCAT's bus stop has been moved to the intersection of Maple Avenue with Maplewood Drive, according to Cornell University.

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No Parking on East Spencer Street as City moves to clear ice and packed snow

No Parking on East Spencer Street as City moves to clear ice and packed snow

Already one of the narrowest streets in Ithaca, and one of the hardest to clear of snow, East Spencer Street was hard hit by the tens of thousands of gallons of water that spilled down South Hill from a water main break this weekend. The City of Ithaca has now posted emergency No Parking signs along the block.

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Guest bartenders will raise funds for United Way at Lot 10 Mardi Gras event

Guest bartenders will raise funds for United Way at Lot 10 Mardi Gras event

It's Fat Tuesday, and the United Way of Tompkins County is reprising its successful fundraiser from last year with an early evening Mardi Gras event at Lot 10 in Downtown Ithaca. Organizers say 100% of tips and proceeds from a silent auction will go to the United Way.

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