Ithaca schools union president arrested for grand larceny after skimming union funds

Ithaca schools union president arrested for grand larceny after skimming union funds

The president of Ithaca's Education Support Professionals Association, Laureen F. Hamilton of Cayuta, has been arrested and charged with grand larceny in the third degree, say Ithaca police. Hamilton is charged with stealing from the union, which represents the paraprofessionals and education support professionals at the Ithaca City School District.

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Tompkins County SPCA reaches out for baby food donations

Tompkins County SPCA reaches out for baby food donations

Sick animals need to eat, but are often unable to chew or digest the pet foods that make up their usual diets. The SPCA of Tompkins County feeds meat-based baby food to animals in its infirmary, and they've run out.

The SPCA is looking for baby food donations. Got any sitting around?The SPCA is looking for baby food donations. Got any sitting around?The SPCA is asking community members to donate meat varieties of baby food that contain no onion or garlic. Gerber baby food is a good choice; Beechnut products often contain onion.

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Extreme cold tonight, but little snow ahead for Ithaca area

Extreme cold tonight, but little snow ahead for Ithaca area

A winter storm watch is in effect for areas to our south and east as the eastern seaboard braces for what could be a significant winter storm for the southeast tomorrow and the northeast on Thursday. Central New York is unlikely to see more than a couple of inches of snow from this storm system, but first, we have an extremely cold night to look forward to.

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Tompkins County Sheriff asks for help identifying man caught on video

Tompkins County Sheriff asks for help identifying man caught on video

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. The footage is timestamped on Friday evening, February 7th.

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Pedestrian suffers heart attack on Green Street

Pedestrian suffers heart attack on Green Street

Bangs Ambulance and Ithaca Fire Department crews responded when a man collapsed on Green Street at lunchtime on Friday, officials say. The elderly man was crossing the street with his wife when he collapsed due to a heart attack, and pulled her down with him.

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Fire extinguished in Balch Hall after students evacuate dorm on a frigid night

Fire extinguished in Balch Hall after students evacuate dorm on a frigid night

Ithaca firefighters were able to extinguish a fire in Cornell University's Balch Hall, after a fire alarm and a passerby spotting flames coming from a third-floor window alerted residents to the fire. The person walking by called 911 just before 1am upon seeing the flames.

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Big Red athletes spearhead blood drive and bone marrow registration drive this week

Big Red athletes spearhead blood drive and bone marrow registration drive this week

Several Cornell University sports teams are teaming up for a pair of potentially life-saving events this week. Cornell men's and women's lacrosse teams are hosting their ninth annual "Save the Day" blood drive on Thursday with the Dream Factory of Central New York, and multiple teams are involved in Saturday's "Be the Match" bone marrow registration drive.

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A statewide state of emergency and a City Hall snow day? Mayor Myrick might as well shovel the snow.

A statewide state of emergency and a City Hall snow day? Mayor Myrick might as well shovel the snow.

The snowstorm that closed dozens of Central New York school districts, caused Cornell University and Ithaca College to delay opening, and prompted Governor Cuomo to declare a state of emergency so state resources could be deployed left many area adults scrambling for childcare, working from home, or otherwise with an altered schedule. What did Mayor Svante Myrick do with his suddenly free schedule? He offered to help shovel everyone's driveways.

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Area school districts close as snowstorm socks Central New York

Area school districts close as snowstorm socks Central New York

Ithaca City School District and most other area schools have announced they're closed for the day, as several inches of snow have fallen across the Southern Tier and Central New York. Trumansburg, Lansing, Dryden, Whitney Point, Binghamton, Spencer - Van Etten, and Syracuse districts are all closed.

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Cornell and Ithaca College plan to delay opening Wednesday as winter storm approaches

Cornell and Ithaca College plan to delay opening Wednesday as winter storm approaches

Cornell University officials say the University will close at 3am as an anticipated winter storm approaches the Ithaca area. As of Tuesday evening, the school plans to reopen at 9:30am, with classes slated to begin at 10am. Ithaca College has announced similar plans to open offices at 9:30 and begin classes at 10.

Weather forecasts for the area suggest as much as 10-14 inches of snow could fall between Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening, when the snow is likely to taper off.

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