Driver ticketed after colliding with fire truck in Downtown Ithaca

Driver ticketed after colliding with fire truck in Downtown Ithaca

A driver was ticketed following an early evening collision between a car and an Ithaca Fire Department fire truck at the intersection of Seneca Street and Geneva Street in downtown Ithaca on Tuesday evening. IFD spokesman Thomas T. Basher Jr. says the fire truck was not responding to an emergency at the time.

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Cornell hockey teams deliver double weekend sweep to wrap up October

Cornell hockey teams deliver double weekend sweep to wrap up October

Both Big Red ice hockey teams were in action over the weekend, and both men's and women's teams swept their contests, leaving both with perfect seasons through October. Cornell's men traveled west for a pair of games against the University of Nebraska Omaha, and the women hosted north country rivals Clarkson and St. Lawrence at Lynah.

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Ithaca police charge teen in Thursday night west hill stabbing

Ithaca police charge teen in Thursday night west hill stabbing

The Ithaca Police Department says they've made an arrest in connection with a melee on West Hill last night that left four women with stab wounds. 17-year-old Dante D. Sweat has been arraigned in Ithaca City Court on a single charge of assault in the second degree, a class D felony.

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Downtown Ithaca Oktoberfest will feature German-themed food, beer and wine, farm stands, and live music

Downtown Ithaca Oktoberfest will feature German-themed food, beer and wine, farm stands, and live music

The Ithaca Commons may be in the midst of significant reconstruction, but that won't stop Downtown Ithaca from celebrating its second annual Oktoberfest. The event will take place on North Aurora Street this Saturday, October 26th. 

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South Meadow Street water valve work will slow Route 13 through Thursday

South Meadow Street water valve work will slow Route 13 through Thursday

The City of Ithaca says Water & Sewer Division crews from the Department of Public Works will be working on water valves at the intersection of Meadow Street and South Street on Monday and Tuesday, October 21st and 22nd. The northbound lanes of Route 13 will be reduced to a single lane during work hours.

Update: Ithaca DPW crews found a third valve that needs replacing, and work will now continue through Thursday afternoon.

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IPD seeking Zavierus King in connection with Monday night shooting

IPD seeking Zavierus King in connection with Monday night shooting

The Ithaca Police Department has named Zavierus King as a suspect in the West Green Street shooting that occurred on Monday night. IPD public information officer Jamie Williamson says the 18-year-old King goes by the alias "Biggum" and is a six-foot-tall black male, about 185 pounds, with black eyes and black hair. 

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West Green Street argument leads to shooting

West Green Street argument leads to shooting

The Ithaca Police Department says an argument in Ithaca's west end led to a shooting incident on Monday evening. Police officers responded shortly after 7pm to West Green Street, on a report that shots had been fired, and found a 21-year-old man on South Plain Street who had been shot.

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Tompkins County SPCA puts out urgent plea for canned food donations

Tompkins County SPCA puts out urgent plea for canned food donations

The SPCA of Tompkins County has an urgent need for donations of canned cat food and canned dog food. The non-profit organization is currently caring for hundreds of cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies.

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Dog and GPS-equipped phone lead rescuers to injured elderly woman

Dog and GPS-equipped phone lead rescuers to injured elderly woman

Firefighters credit a GPS-equipped cell phone and an attentive dog for helping lead rescuers to an elderly woman injured on a trail on Ithaca's south hill Sunday evening. The woman was out walking a neighbor's dog when she slipped and fell, injuring her hip.

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One injured in TCAT Bus vs light pole accident at ALDI parking lot

One injured in TCAT Bus vs light pole accident at ALDI parking lot

The Ithaca Fire Department says a woman suffered an ankle injury when a bus operated by Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit slammed into a light pole in the parking lot of the ALDI grocery store on Ithaca's northside. Bangs Ambulance transported the woman, who had been a passenger on the bus, to Cayuga Medical Center for treatment.

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