Ithaca police participating in statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign

Ithaca police participating in statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign

The Ithaca Police Department will join hundreds of other agencies across New York State and beyond in a seat belt enforcement campaign for the next two weeks. Officers participating in the "Click It or Ticket" campaign will be specifically looking for seat belt violations.

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Paddle Against Pollution race this Sunday on Cayuga Lake

Paddle Against Pollution race this Sunday on Cayuga Lake

Plastic pollution is an increasing problem in the world's oceans and waterways, and a local group going on an expedition to Bermuda this June to raise awareness is holding a fundraiser race and BBQ this Sunday on Cayuga Lake and at Stewart Park. 

"Paddle Against Pollution," scheduled for 2pm Sunday afternoon, features a Stand-Up Paddle, Kayak, or Canoe race from East Shore Sailing Center along a 1.5-mile course that will end at the dock near Stewart Park's main pavilion. 

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Cornell police investigating camera found in women's bathroom on campus

Cornell police investigating camera found in women's bathroom on campus

The Cornell University Police Department is reaching out for help identifying a man they believe may be connected with a camera that was found in a women's bathroom in a campus residence hall this morning. The camera was discovered shortly before 9am by a staff member.

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Flooded roadways complicate commutes around Ithaca this morning

Flooded roadways complicate commutes around Ithaca this morning

Several areas in and around Ithaca faced flooding this morning, interfering with drivers and their plans to commute or just get around town. The entire Central New York area is under a flash flood watch until 2am tonight.

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Flash flood watch in effect through Friday night for all of Central New York

Flash flood watch in effect through Friday night for all of Central New York

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a flash flood watch for Tompkins County and the entire Central New York area through late Friday night. Rain beginning around midnight tonight will be heavy at times, and thunderstorms are possible.

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Ithaca and Binghamton area protests will join worldwide campaign for living wage for fast food workers

Ithaca and Binghamton area protests will join worldwide campaign for living wage for fast food workers

Protesters in Central New York will stand alongside fast food workers who are pushing for a living wage and the right to organize this Thursday. Events are planned for the McDonald's on Route 13 in Ithaca's southwest and the McDonald's at 167 Main Street in Binghamton.

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Expanded Bike-to-Work Day, now Monday, features free breakfast stations around Ithaca and beyond

Expanded Bike-to-Work Day, now Monday, features free breakfast stations around Ithaca and beyond

Area residents who bike to work or school this Monday, May 19th, the local Bike-to-Work Day as part of National Bike Month, will be treated to breakfast courtesy of several Ithaca-area organizations. Breakfast stations will be available around Downtown Ithaca and Fall Creek, on the hills around Ithaca, and in nearby towns. 

Update: The Bike-to-Work Day was originally scheduled for Friday, May 16th, but a forecast of 100% chance of precipitation, and a high risk of strong thunderstorms, forced organizers to adopt a new date.

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Stewart Park will be closed to vehicles Monday through Wednesday

Stewart Park will be closed to vehicles Monday through Wednesday

The City of Ithaca says upcoming work on the railroad tracks that cross the entrance to Stewart Park means the park entrance must be closed to vehicles this coming Monday through Wednesday, May 12th through 14th. 

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Ithaca police investigating mobile meth lab following early morning tip

Ithaca police investigating mobile meth lab following early morning tip

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a mobile meth lab after a tip from a "concerned citizen" led officers to a vehicle early this morning that contained "ingredients and equipment that are commonly used to manufacture methamphetamines."

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Bike, walk, and roll, but don't drive: North Cayuga closed this Sunday for car-free Streets Alive fair

Bike, walk, and roll, but don't drive: North Cayuga closed this Sunday for car-free Streets Alive fair

North Cayuga Street, which runs from the heart of Downtown Ithaca north through Fall Creek towards Stewart Park, will be closed Sunday afternoon for a street fair. The "Streets Alive!" event will close North Cayuga Street from Court Street to Lake Street and East Shore Drive from 1-4pm on May 4th.

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