Hanshaw Road closing to westbound traffic beginning Monday for road reconstruction

Hanshaw Road closing to westbound traffic beginning Monday for road reconstruction

A long stretch of Hanshaw Road in Ithaca's northeast, closed in one direction for much of last year, will close again this Monday morning to all westbound traffic for about three months. Tompkins County is continuing a major road widening and reconstruction project that extends from the intersection with Pleasant Grove Road near Community Corners to Sapsucker Woods Road.

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Downtown Ithaca stabbing reported to police by hospital

Downtown Ithaca stabbing reported to police by hospital

A man who was stabbed late Saturday night in downtown Ithaca went to the emergency room for treatment before reporting the attack to police. IPD learned of the stabbing from hospital personnel.

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Ithaca police on distracted-driving enforcement patrol this week

Ithaca police on distracted-driving enforcement patrol this week

The Ithaca Police Department says they'll be out in force over the next several days, watching for texting-while-driving violations and other forms of distracted driving. Like the patrols conducted in the fall, this enforcement campaign is funded by the New York State Police Traffic Services Grant.

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As gorge trails reopen, authorities remind hikers to be cautious of dangerous conditions

As gorge trails reopen, authorities remind hikers to be cautious of dangerous conditions

The lower section of the Cascadilla Gorge Trail, running from Linn Street to Stewart Avenue, reopened today after being closed for the winter, and both campus and town officials are reminding area residents to visit the region's trails carefully. Springtime is "one of the most dangerous times of year to be near our gorges," says Lt. Thomas T. Basher Jr. of the Ithaca Fire Department.

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Ithaca SWAT team makes early-morning narcotics bust on West Hill

Ithaca SWAT team makes early-morning narcotics bust on West Hill

The Ithaca Police Department says Devell Tribie was arrested when IPD's SWAT unit served a search warrant at an Elm Street residence early Thursday morning in an alleged narcotics case. Tompkins County sheriff's deputies and the New York State Police community narcotics enforcement team assisted on the scene.

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Police seeking male suspect in late-night stabbing at Collegetown bar

Police seeking male suspect in late-night stabbing at Collegetown bar

Ithaca police say they are looking for a 5-foot-10 man with black, shoulder-length, wavy hair, about 22, in connection with a stabbing that occurred in a Collegetown bar early this morning. The victim was airlifted to a regional trauma center with "a serious knife wound that is not life-threatening."

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IPD arrests suspect in downtown Ithaca carjacking

IPD arrests suspect in downtown Ithaca carjacking

The Ithaca Police Department has arrested a female suspect in a carjacking that was reported in late March in Downtown Ithaca, police say. IPD investigators arrested 17-year-old Emily N. Morris on Wednesday afternoon.

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Drivers taken to hospital after two-car accident at Ithaca College entrance

Drivers taken to hospital after two-car accident at Ithaca College entrance

Both drivers were taken to area hospitals following a two-car collision at the entrance to the Ithaca College campus this morning. The Ithaca Fire Department says firefighters and Bangs Ambulance personnel were dispatched to the scene at 9:50am by the Tompkins County 911 center.

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No students injured as Boynton Middle School bus collides with passenger car

No students injured as Boynton Middle School bus collides with passenger car

All students were uninjured and were transported safely to school after an Ithaca City School District bus traveling northbound on Route 13 collided with a passenger car at 8:29 this morning. The 23 students were picked up by another bus and taken to Boynton Middle School.

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TCAT employee charged with grand larceny after embezzling nearly a quarter million from transit agency

TCAT employee charged with grand larceny after embezzling nearly a quarter million from transit agency

A TCAT employee was charged with grand larceny on Wednesday after an investigation revealed that she had diverted about $247,000 of the transit agency's funds to an unauthorized bank account. Cortland resident Pamela Lynn Johnson faces class C felony charges, grand larceny in the second degree.

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