SPCA reaches out for help catching stray dog in Collegetown and Fall Creek

SPCA reaches out for help catching stray dog in Collegetown and Fall Creek

Residents of Collegetown and nearby areas on Ithaca's east hill, and in the Fall Creek area north of Downtown Ithaca, are being asked to keep an eye out for a stray dog who's been roaming the neighborhood for eight weeks. The young, female boxer mix "was one of four dogs that escaped from an individual who wanted to turn all four over to the SPCA," says Jim Bouderau, executive director of the SPCA of Tompkins County.

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Cornell invites community to second annual Homecoming laser and fireworks show

Cornell invites community to second annual Homecoming laser and fireworks show

For the second year, Cornell University says the public is welcome at Friday evening's laser light and fireworks show. The 8pm show at Schoellkopf Field is one of several events scheduled for Cornell's Homecoming Weekend.

Fireworks and frickin' lasers at Cornell Homecoming 2012. 14850 Photo.Fireworks and frickin' lasers at Cornell Homecoming 2012. 14850 Photo.The evening includes a pep rally, performances by dance groups from Ithaca and Cornell, and music from DJ Double A, and the fireworks show will start at about 8:40pm.

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Tompkins County Sheriff asks for help identifying man in video clip

Tompkins County Sheriff asks for help identifying man in video clip

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department has reached out to the public for help identifying a man pictured in a still from surveillance video footage. "He may have pertinent information to an on-going investigation," the Sheriff's Department said.

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Trumansburg school lockdown ends after investigation into comments made by a non-student

Trumansburg school lockdown ends after investigation into comments made by a non-student

The Trumansburg Central School District was on a lockdown for a few hours on Friday after school officials say they received a report "of comments made by a non-student." Officials say the individual had not been seen on campus, but the comments "caused us to be concerned enough to ask law enforcement to investigate."

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No injuries as Ithaca firefighters extinguish afternoon blaze in Collegetown house

No injuries as Ithaca firefighters extinguish afternoon blaze in Collegetown house

"No occupants or firefighters were injured in the blaze" when the Ithaca Fire Department responded to a house fire at 407 Dryden Road in Collegetown early Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Thomas T. Basher says a passerby reported smoke coming from the second floor at 12:30pm.

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Tuesday's primary sends Herrera and Cassidy on to general election

Tuesday's primary sends Herrera and Cassidy on to general election

Unofficial results from the Tompkins County Board of Elections show Joseph Cassidy and Kathy Luz Herrera moving on with the Democratic nominations for their races.

Herrera edged opponent Patty Sipman 162 votes to 149 for the Democratic party nomination for Tompkins County Legislator in the 2nd legislative district. The position is a four-year term. Voting in the 2nd district was close enough that absentee ballots, which will be counted in the coming days, could change the final results.

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Primary election Tuesday will select County Judge and County Legislator candidates

Primary election Tuesday will select County Judge and County Legislator candidates

Tompkins County voters registered in either the Democratic or Working Families parties will go to the polls this Tuesday to vote in party primaries. Polls will be open from noon to 9pm on Tuesday, September 10th.

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As Ithaca kids return to school, police promise speed patrols in area school zones

As Ithaca kids return to school, police promise speed patrols in area school zones

School begins tomorrow for the Ithaca City School District, and the Ithaca Police Department says they're ready to step up patrols in school zones. Classes start a few days later than for most area districts, and students in grades K-6, 9th grade, and all new entrants, are in school on Monday, September 9th. Tuesday the 10th is a full day for all grades.

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In its seventh decade, Ellis Hollow Fair is slated for Saturday

In its seventh decade, Ellis Hollow Fair is slated for Saturday

It's not the oldest fair in the area, not by a long shot, but the Ellis Hollow Country Fair has a lot of things going for it. The annual event, scheduled for this Saturday afternoon, has hay rides, a dunking booth, music, games, face painting, and food and crafts vendors, and perhaps best of all, admission is free.

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Flash flood warning for areas west of Ithaca on a rainy Labor Day

Flash flood warning for areas west of Ithaca on a rainy Labor Day

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Schuyler County, Seneca County, and Tompkins County, saying over three inches of rain has fallen in the area so far today. Another inch to two inches is expected over the next couple of hours.

Flooding has been reported in the Mecklenburg area, and Route 228 is closed at this time. The NWS urges residents near Taughannock Creek to watch for rising waters.

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