Joint effort by area fire departments saves home in Brooktondale car fire

Joint effort by area fire departments saves home in Brooktondale car fire

No one was hurt, except for a Mercedes Benz, in a fire this morning in Brooktondale, east of Ithaca. Brooktondale, Slaterville, and Ithaca firefighters all worked together at the scene to put out the car fire and save the nearby home and other vehicles.

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As heroin incidents rise, Ithaca police urge residents to be aware and ask for help if they need it

As heroin incidents rise, Ithaca police urge residents to be aware and ask for help if they need it

With a trio of drug-related incidents in the course of a few days, including two deaths, the Ithaca Police Department wants to make the community aware of the problem, and urge people to get help with addiction if they or someone they know needs the help. Mayor Svante Myrick said this afternoon, "Know that anyone who calls 911 to save a life will not be prosecuted for drug possession."

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Big Red Hockey begins men's and women's seasons this weekend

Big Red Hockey begins men's and women's seasons this weekend

Other schools have a weekend or two in the books, but Ivy League rules mean this is the first weekend of play for Cornell University's men's and women's ice hockey teams. The squads are in action today and tomorrow after last Saturday night's annual Red/White scrimmage, which featured both men's and women's players alternating shifts at Lynah Rink.

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Bed bugs found in student's backpack, Ithaca school district tells parents

Bed bugs found in student's backpack, Ithaca school district tells parents

The Ithaca City School District has informed students and their families after discovering bed bugs in a student's backpack recently. School officials declined to specify which school the student attends.

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Cornell Police reaching out for info after finding apparent meth-making materials this weekend

Cornell Police reaching out for info after finding apparent meth-making materials this weekend

The Cornell University Police Department is asking the community to share any information they may have about household chemicals found in a backpack on Sunday morning. Police say a concerned citizen notified a CUPD officer at about 10:30am on Sunday of a suspicious backpack on Maple Avenue.

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Empty east hill property could become Cornell housing village

Empty east hill property could become Cornell housing village

An empty lot across from East Hill Plaza could become an "east hill village" with housing owned by Cornell University. University officials say they're conducting a study this fall to gauge opinions on possible housing plans for the site.

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Cornell welcomes community to third annual fireworks and laser show to kick off Homecoming

Cornell welcomes community to third annual fireworks and laser show to kick off Homecoming

With both Homecoming weekend and the annual meeting of Cornell University's trustees coinciding for the first time, it promises to be a busy couple of days on east hill. The festivities begin Friday night with a fireworks and laser show that's open to the public.

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Endicott police issue vulnerable adult alert for missing man

Endicott police issue vulnerable adult alert for missing man

Update: This missing vulnerable adult alert has been canceled. No further information has been provided.

The Endicott Village Police Department issued an alert this afternoon for a missing vulnerable adult. They say Stephen Tonchen, aged 67, disappeared and may be heading towards Connecticut.

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Cornell provost Kent Fuchs will be 12th UF President

Cornell provost Kent Fuchs will be 12th UF President

Cornell University provist W. Kent Fuchs has been named the 12th President of the University of Florida. He was selected at a Board of Trustees meeting this morning in Gainesville, and his appointment is to be ratified by the Florida Board of Governors in meetings next month.

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Tompkins health officials looking for dog that bit a boy in Fall Creek area

Tompkins health officials looking for dog that bit a boy in Fall Creek area

The Tompkins County Health Department says they're looking for a dog that bit a boy on a bike on Monday afternoon, to make sure the dog doesn't have a rabies infection.

Officials say a medium size dog with brown fur, resembling a boxer or pit bull mix, bit a boy riding a bicycle in front of the Gimme! Coffee location at the corner of Cayuga Street and Cascadilla Street, at about 5:20pm on Monday, October 13th. The dog was being walked on a leash by a man and a woman.

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