Truck has been pulled from Downtown Ithaca accident scene, say City officials

Truck has been pulled from Downtown Ithaca accident scene, say City officials

Mayor Svante Myrick says the front of the building that houses Simeon's on the Commons was removed using a "controlled demolition" earlier this evening so a tractor trailer that slammed into the Downtown Ithaca building could be extracted. One person was killed and several more injured this afternoon when the truck carrying cars was unable to slow down enough to make a turn onto Aurora Street and crashed into Simeon's at about 4:10 on Friday.

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One dead, several injured after a runaway tractor trailer crashes into Simeon's on the Commons

One dead, several injured after a runaway tractor trailer crashes into Simeon's on the Commons

"We can confirm there is at least one casualty," Ithaca Police Department public affairs officer Jamie Williamson told gathered members of the media at a press conference early Friday evening in the wake of a crash at Simeon's on the Commons. "At least four people were injured and transported to a local hospital," Williamson said. "A fifth person may have been injured and taken himself to the hospital."

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Rundt, wanted after collision with IPD chief, now suspected in two car thefts

Rundt, wanted after collision with IPD chief, now suspected in two car thefts

Christopher Rundt, who Ithaca police identified as the driver after he fled the scene of an accident involving IPD chief John Barber, is now wanted in connection with two vehicle thefts. He is considered armed and dangerous after he is believed to have stolen a green Jeep Liberty that contained a .357 Magnum revolver and a police ID card.

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Tompkins Sheriff thinks parole absconding rapist is living in Ithaca

Tompkins Sheriff thinks parole absconding rapist is living in Ithaca

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department is asking that anyone who knows the whereabouts of Randy Zahradnik contact them. The 36-year-old parole absconder was convicted in 2011 of second degree rape in a case involving a 14-year-old girl.

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A lovely day so far, but thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening

A lovely day so far, but thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening

A sunny, warm day is becoming more and more overcast this afternoon, and thunderstorms are likely late this afternoon and evening, say National Weather Service forecasters. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Tompkins, Steuben, Schuyler, Cayuga, Cortland, Yates, Jefferson, Chenango, Onondaga, Oneida, Madison, Owego, Lewis, Otsego, and Wayne counties until 8pm on Tuesday.

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Student team from Ithaca College's Newswatch 16 earns NYS broadcaster award for pothole piece

Student team from Ithaca College's Newswatch 16 earns NYS broadcaster award for pothole piece

"Ithaca is Potholes," a Newswatch 16 piece produced by Ithaca College students this winter, caught the eye because it touched a topic everyone cares about, and it had a cute title, but it was more than that -- it was good journalism. The New York State Associated Press Association agrees; the ICTV piece on Ithaca's seasonal road complaint won Best News Story in the College Television category at NYSAPA's annual awards banquet in Saratoga Springs on Saturday.

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Injured man rescued after illegal jump into Six Mile Creek near Second Dam

Injured man rescued after illegal jump into Six Mile Creek near Second Dam

The Ithaca Fire Department says a man who injured himself jumping into the City of Ithaca's water supply reservoir on Six Mile Creek was rescued by IFD and Bangs Ambulance personnel after he couldn't make it back out of the gorge area, where swimming is prohibited.

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CUPD closes Cradit Farm Drive to investigate Friday morning bike accident

CUPD closes Cradit Farm Drive to investigate Friday morning bike accident

Cornell University says Cradit Farm Drive is closed until about 3:30pm so Cornell University Police Department officers can investigate a bicycle accident that occurred this morning. All drivers, including TCAT buses, will need to detour to other routes.

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Multi-car accident snarls East Hill traffic on Thursday afternoon

Multi-car accident snarls East Hill traffic on Thursday afternoon

Four cars were towed from the scene after an accident Thursday that snarled traffic for about an hour on East Hill during Ithaca's afternoon commute. The Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department, and Bangs Ambulance responded to the intersection of Mitchell Street and East State Street at about 4:13pm to find four vehicles that had been involved, including one that had rolled onto its roof.

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Reportedly drunk Ithaca man flees the scene after car accident involving Chief of Police

Reportedly drunk Ithaca man flees the scene after car accident involving Chief of Police

Ithaca police chief John Barber suffered minor injuries in an accident Thursday afternoon in which the other driver fled the scene after apologizing. Police are actively searching for Christopher Rundt, the 23-year-old Ithaca resident who's been identified as the driver.

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