Detour: Pleasant Grove Road closing for two weeks in northeast Ithaca

Detour: Pleasant Grove Road closing for two weeks in northeast Ithaca

The Tompkins County Highway Division is closing a short stretch of Pleasant Grove Road for most of the next two weeks for road work. The work will begin at 6am on Monday, September 29th.

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Shop Downtown! Chamber of Commerce hosting networking event at Center Ithaca

Shop Downtown! Chamber of Commerce hosting networking event at Center Ithaca

The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, which holds regular networking events for its members, is inviting the community to join them this Thursday. They're throwing a "Commons Cash Mob" to bring area residents downtown to shop and dine.

Scheduled from 5-7:30pm on Thursday, September 25th, the Commons Cash Mob -- a play on the "flash mob" concept that brings people together for brief events -- will feature a networking event with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar in Center Ithaca.

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SPCA says two-year-old dog shot by Newfield man is in stable condition

SPCA says two-year-old dog shot by Newfield man is in stable condition

A two-year-old German Shepherd mix shot by a Newfield man last week is in stable condition and the SPCA of Tompkins County is "optimistic that she will recover," says executive director Jim Bouderau. The dog was rescued last Thursday by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department after a neighbor discovered the dog had been left outside overnight.

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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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