Dramatic rope rescue as IFD team saves 12-year-old boy after a fall in Lansing

Dramatic rope rescue as IFD team saves 12-year-old boy after a fall in Lansing

A 12-year-old boy who fell partway down a 300-foot cliff in Lansing was rescued Monday afternoon by the Ithaca Fire Department rope rescue team. It was the second time in less than a week the rope squad was called to assist the victim of a fall.

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Elderly Danby man rescued after fall into south hill gorge

Elderly Danby man rescued after fall into south hill gorge

First responders called in the Ithaca Fire Department rope rescue team to assist in helping an elderly man out of a south hill gorge on Thursday afternoon. The man in his 70s had fallen into a gorge behind his property on Comfort Road near Buttermilk Falls State Park and a passerby called 911.

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Aurora Street reopens to traffic four weeks after Simeon's disaster

Aurora Street reopens to traffic four weeks after Simeon's disaster

After nearly four weeks, the 100 block of North Aurora Street has reopened to traffic after being closed in the wake of the truck accident that damaged Simeon's on the Commons and took the life of bartender Amanda Bush. Both lanes have reopened to northbound traffic.

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GrassRoots kicks off with lovely weather, snazzy raffle, and streaming video

GrassRoots kicks off with lovely weather, snazzy raffle, and streaming video

Are you ready? The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is off and running! The four-day celebration at the Trumansburg Fairground includes music, art, food, dancing, workshops, kids' games, camping, and lots more.

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14850 Magazine offering mobile web schedule for GrassRoots Festival

14850 Magazine offering mobile web schedule for GrassRoots Festival

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance begins tomorrow at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, and for the first time, festival-goers can keep an eye on the schedule right on their smartphones. 14850 Magazine has worked with the GrassRoots folks to offer a free mobile web schedule that will work on any web-capable phone.

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Man arrested for meth possession after he's spotted driving suspiciously in parking garage

Man arrested for meth possession after he's spotted driving suspiciously in parking garage

Ithaca police say Elias W. Rogers, a 21-year-old City of Ithaca resident, was arrested early Thursday morning after an IPD officer on foot patrol saw "erratic and suspicious operation" of vehicles in the Seneca Street parking garage.

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Seth Peacock files nominating petitions for September primary

Seth Peacock files nominating petitions for September primary

Seth Peacock, appointed just last week by Mayor Svante Myrick to fill the City Court Judge vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Judith Rossiter, filed his nominating petitions this morning with the Tompkins County Board of Elections to run for re-election to the seat after the current term expires at the end of the year.

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NYSEG offering dry ice and water, and Lansing high school opening Thursday, for area residents without power

NYSEG offering dry ice and water, and Lansing high school opening Thursday, for area residents without power

With thousands of residents in and around Lansing still without power, and NYSEG saying it may be Saturday before many homes and businesses have power back, the Lansing High School will open its doors from 7:30am-Noon on Thursday morning to help.

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NYSEG making headway on power outages, but warns some may last until Saturday

NYSEG making headway on power outages, but warns some may last until Saturday

The storm that barrelled through the Ithaca area last night at about 55 miles per hour left thousands of homes and businesses without power overnight. NYSEG crews have made lots of progress, but warn that some customers may not have power restored before the weekend.

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TCAT bus hit by a tree, wires and trees downed, and power outages in the wake of severe storm

TCAT bus hit by a tree, wires and trees downed, and power outages in the wake of severe storm

A TCAT bus heading west on East State Street towards downtown Ithaca was struck by a falling tree as damaging winds and heavy rains swept across Central New York. The storm, heading east at about 55 miles per hour, has left some 12,000 homes and businesses without power and dropped numerous trees and wires around the area.

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