Cat rescued and no one injured as firefighters battle south hill fire in the wee hours

Cat rescued and no one injured as firefighters battle south hill fire in the wee hours

The fire erupted in the wee hours of Monday morning, after a day of Ithaca College graduation celebrations on Ithaca's south hill. Ithaca Fire Department says no one was injured in the blaze.

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Police identify Tuesday's gorge fatality as 60-year-old Pennsylvania man

Police identify Tuesday's gorge fatality as 60-year-old Pennsylvania man

The Ithaca Police Department says the man who died after jumping into the Fall Creek gorge on Tuesday afternoon has beeen identified. The man, 60-year-old William Ruoff, was in town visiting relatives.

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Ithaca police believe man who jumped into Fall Creek is deceased

Ithaca police believe man who jumped into Fall Creek is deceased

Ithaca police believe a man who jumped into Fall Creek earlier today is deceased. "We have not yet located him," IPD public information officer Jamie Williamson tells us.

Ithaca Falls. 14850 file photo.Ithaca Falls. 14850 file photo.The unidentified man "jumped from a ledge near a bridge in the 800 block of Stewart Avenue," Williamson says, after "an Ithaca police officer and two Cornell University employees" observed him standing near the ledge.

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After his car is stolen from his Fall Creek street, an Ithaca resident turns to social media for help

After his car is stolen from his Fall Creek street, an Ithaca resident turns to social media for help

Ed Lisbe spent Friday night at the Haunt, enjoying his son Daniel's performance with the Gunpoets, then parked right by his house on Linn Street. When he got up Saturday morning, his Subaru Impreza was gone.

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After a hazardous chemical accident, Cortland SPCA reaches out for donations of pet supplies

After a hazardous chemical accident, Cortland SPCA reaches out for donations of pet supplies

All of the staff and animals who were at the Cortland Community SPCA on Monday morning are OK, according to the organization. Their facility on McLean Road in Cortland had to be evacuated after chemicals were inadvertently combined this morning.

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Bathroom burglar nabbed by IPD after copper pipe investigation

Bathroom burglar nabbed by IPD after copper pipe investigation

An Ithaca man is under arrest after Ithaca police say an investigation into a pair of commode crimes led the way to him. 38-year-old Gary L. Comfort was "secured in police custody without incident," after IPD investigated two larcenies last month.

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Ithaca area cyclists will urge Board of Public Works to install protected bike lanes on North Cayuga Street

Ithaca area cyclists will urge Board of Public Works to install protected bike lanes on North Cayuga Street

The City of Ithaca is repaving North Cayuga Street this summer, and the local cycling community plans to urge the Board of Public Works to install protected bike lanes. The Board of Public Works is meeting at 4:45pm on Monday, May 11th, at City Hall.

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Intrepid emergency crews rescue ducklings from storm drain in Ithaca's southwest

Intrepid emergency crews rescue ducklings from storm drain in Ithaca's southwest

It's a Mother's Day emergency with a happy ending! The Ithaca Police Department responded to an incident this morning in Ithaca's southwest when two women noticed ducklings in distress.

Crews work to rescue trapped ducklings this morning. Photo by Sgt. Deb Lawrence courtesy of IPD.Crews work to rescue trapped ducklings this morning. Photo by Sgt. Deb Lawrence courtesy of IPD.

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Home Turf: Big Red Lacrosse hosts Albany in first round of NCAA playoffs this Saturday

Home Turf: Big Red Lacrosse hosts Albany in first round of NCAA playoffs this Saturday

Cornell Lacrosse is back in town, and they're hosting Albany in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Big Red earned an at-large bid despite falling to Princeton in last weekend's Ivy League semifinal round.

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Lou Cassaniti's annual Hot Dog Day for Tompkins SPCA will be at Press Bay Alley this Friday

Lou Cassaniti's annual Hot Dog Day for Tompkins SPCA will be at Press Bay Alley this Friday

It's an annual tradition, and this year's Hot Dogs for Dogs fundraiser will take place at Press Bay Alley, on West Green Street in Downtown Ithaca. The event is 11am-3pm on Friday, May 8th.

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