Snow plow operator unhurt after plow overturns in ditch

Snow plow operator unhurt after plow overturns in ditch

We were relieved to hear the snow plow operator whose plow overturned in a ditch this morning was apparently unhurt in the mishap. The driver was unable to keep the plow upright while attempting to plow at the side of a rural stretch of two-lane road.

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Ithaca Fire Department says quick action kept fire calls from becoming disasters

Ithaca Fire Department says quick action kept fire calls from becoming disasters

Ithaca Fire Department public information officer Lt. Thomas T. Basher Jr. credits occupants of two buildings that had minor fires last night for quick action that prevented disasters. A fire on Turkey Hill Road and a fire in Collegetown were among the incidents keeping Ithaca firefighters busy on Wednesday night.

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Ithaca and some other area school districts opening on a two-hour delay

Ithaca and some other area school districts opening on a two-hour delay

Ithaca City School District is among several school districts opening on a two-hour delay on Thursday morning. A few inches of snow fell overnight, making for slippery road conditions this morning.

Opening on a two-hour delay:

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Fulton sparks late comeback from Cornell women's hockey in midweek road game at Colgate

Fulton sparks late comeback from Cornell women's hockey in midweek road game at Colgate

As the minutes of the third period ticked away, with the Cornell women's ice hockey team trailing 2-0 at Colgate's Starr Rink, it was starting to look as though the visitors wouldn't even get on the board, never mind complete the season sweep of the Raiders. The Raiders goaltender, junior Ashlynne Rando, just wasn't letting anything past her.

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Most schools closed as snowstorm brings dangerous travel conditions

Most schools closed as snowstorm brings dangerous travel conditions

Ithaca City School District and other schools across the area are closed on Monday. The National Weather Service anticipates dangerous travel conditions this morning.

Forecasts are for snow falling early this morning at rates of 1-2 inches per hour until about 7am, and then tapering off. Blowing and drifting snow are likely through the day. Areas to our south are likely to turn to sleet or freezing rain.

The following school districts have announced they'll be closed on Monday:

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The Super Bowl's barely begun, and several school districts are already closed Monday

The Super Bowl's barely begun, and several school districts are already closed Monday

A winter storm warning means it may be slow going on the way home from your Super Bowl party tonight, but the expected snowfall, with 8-12 inches forecast for Central New York through Monday afternoon, has already prompted several area school districts to close tomorrow.

Update Monday morning: Ithaca City School District has joined the list of schools closed for the day on February 2nd.

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For Ithaca Fire Department, a rare chance to revisit a recent happy ending

For Ithaca Fire Department, a rare chance to revisit a recent happy ending

The Ithaca Fire Department says, "If you're looking for an excuse to become CPR certified, here it is." That's after a recent cardiac arrest survivor stopped by IFD's Central Fire Station this weekend to say hi, and thanks.

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Extreme wind chills forecast for tonight, according to National Weather Service

Extreme wind chills forecast for tonight, according to National Weather Service

An actual low temperature overnight approaching zero will combine with sharp winds up to 20mph to bring extreme wind chills as low as -20°F to Central New York on Friday night.

The National Weather Service warns that wind chills in the -15 to -24 range "will bring frostbite quickly to exposed skin." They suggest anyone who must go out should "dress in layers and cover up as much exposed skin as possible."

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Women's hockey kicks off a weekend of awareness events for Cornell Athletics

Women's hockey kicks off a weekend of awareness events for Cornell Athletics

Wear purple, instead of the usual red, to Friday afternoon's Big Red women's hockey game against Union, as Cornell kicks off a weekend of awareness events. It's the annual "Do it for Daron" game to support mental health awareness. On Saturday, fans can sign up for the bone marrow donor registry in case they might be a match for a patient who needs treatment.

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Union movement on the rise for Ithaca College's part-time faculty

Union movement on the rise for Ithaca College's part-time faculty

Since Spring 2014, adjunct professors at Ithaca College have joined the fight for unionization on their campus. Following the announcement of TC3’s proposed union, IC part-time faculty took steps to create their union with Adjunct Action, a project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United. 

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