Working smoke detector and alert neighbor credited for averting disaster in Fall Creek fire

Working smoke detector and alert neighbor credited for averting disaster in Fall Creek fire

Ithaca Fire Department Lieutenant Thomas T. Basher Jr. "credits a working smoke detector and an alert neighbor" for a quick and positive outcome when a fire broke out on Farm Street late Tuesday night. Basher says a resident at 205 Farm Street called 911 to report that a smoke detector was going off in a neighboring apartment, and there was a smell of something burning.

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Seneca Way reopens to traffic, but reduced to one lane awaiting street restoration

Seneca Way reopens to traffic, but reduced to one lane awaiting street restoration

The 100 block of Seneca Way, which was closed during workdays for most of June, is open to through traffic again, but one lane remains closed indefinitely until City of Ithaca crews are available to restore the street. The roadway was to be affected from June 3rd until June 21st for the installation of a new sewer main for the new Seneca Way Apartments project.

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GreenStar will host benefit this Saturday in the wake of devastating Cayuga Pure Organics fire

GreenStar will host benefit this Saturday in the wake of devastating Cayuga Pure Organics fire

A benefit show this Saturday afternoon and evening at the Space at GreenStar is just one of the ways the Ithaca community is rallying to help rebuild Cayuga Pure Organics. The sustainable food producer just east of Ithaca suffered a fire on May 30th that destroyed the farm's production, processing, and packaging facility.

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Route 79 closed from Richford to Tompkins County line due to flooding

Route 79 closed from Richford to Tompkins County line due to flooding

Update: Route 79 was reopened at 4:55pm. Several other roadways in the area, including Flat Iron Road and Harford Road in the Dryden area, Route 392 in Cortland County, and Route 11 in Cortlandville, remain closed.

With another heavy rainstorm entering the area, the National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a flash flood warning for Tompkins & Tioga Counties until 10:45pm. Avoid low-lying areas and never drive into a flooded roadway. Just a few inches of swiftly flowing water can carry vehicles away.

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Ithaca community fireworks show postponed due to rainy weather

Ithaca community fireworks show postponed due to rainy weather

Organizers of the Ithaca community fireworks show scheduled for tonight say the event has been postponed "due to the soggy weather." The show will now be held on Sunday evening, July 7th.

The annual fireworks show, originally scheduled this year for Monday, July 1st, is supported by donations from the community. As of last week, organizers said about $17,000 of a needed $22,000 had been raised.

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Don't leave your car running and unattended, with cash inside, say police

Don't leave your car running and unattended, with cash inside, say police

An Ithaca woman was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on two felony charges after police say she made off with a Jeep Cherokee when the owner left the vehicle running to run into a business. Samantha Maynard, age 27, is charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

An Ithaca Police Department officer spotted the 2010 Jeep Cherokee while patrolling on South Hill early Wednesday evening, and several officers stopped the vehicle on Giles Street.

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Ithaca police hope to identify woman in suspicious car fire case

Ithaca police hope to identify woman in suspicious car fire case

After a Volvo station wagon was destroyed by a vehicle fire this morning in Ithaca's west end, the Ithaca Police Department says they're looking for a woman who was seen near the car just before it burst into flames. The fire occurred just before 8:30am near the corner of West State Street and South Corn Street.

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City of Ithaca seeking donations to ensure fireworks show will happen

City of Ithaca seeking donations to ensure fireworks show will happen

For the second year in a row, the City of Ithaca has a fireworks display scheduled for Cayuga Lake, but organizers say more donations are needed to ensure the show can take place. The 2013 Ithaca Community Fireworks Celebration is scheduled for the evening of July 1st.

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Ithaca police arrest local man shortly after early-morning burglary

Ithaca police arrest local man shortly after early-morning burglary

The Ithaca Police Department says they've arrested John Nelson, a 41-year-old Ithaca resident, following a burglary early Thursday morning in Ithaca's northeast.

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Flood watch in effect across southern Finger Lakes through Friday morning

Flood watch in effect across southern Finger Lakes through Friday morning

Wednesday may be sunny and mild, but rain arriving in Central New York late tonight is likely to bring flooding to the area. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch, in effect Thursday morning through Friday morning, for several counties across the southern Finger Lakes and Southern Tier.

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