Classes resume at Ithaca High School nearly three hours after suspicious item triggers a lockdown

Classes resume at Ithaca High School nearly three hours after suspicious item triggers a lockdown

Students and staff members at Ithaca High School say a lockdown has lifted early this afternoon following a three-hour search of the campus. No weapon was found in the search. Ithaca City School District officials say students' schedules returned to normal at about 12:45pm.

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Police searching lockers and backpacks at Ithaca High School after BB gun packaging found on campus

Police searching lockers and backpacks at Ithaca High School after BB gun packaging found on campus

The first day of school for most high school students has been interrupted, and buildings on the IHS campus are locked down, while the Ithaca Police Department investigates after packaging from a BB gun was found on the Ithaca High School campus. 

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Great Northeast Brewery Tour comes to Ithaca via downtown book event

Great Northeast Brewery Tour comes to Ithaca via downtown book event

Ben Keene, the managing editor of Beer Advocate, has traveled all over the east coast to taste some of the best beers around, and this week he's in Ithaca to talk about his new book, "The Great Northeast Brewery Tour." He's speaking at Buffalo Street Books this evening.

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As Ithaca residents push for a living wage, a nationwide fast food strike aims to deliver it

As Ithaca residents push for a living wage, a nationwide fast food strike aims to deliver it

Fast food workers around the country and around the globe are planning a strike this Thursday to push for a significant wage increase in that job sector. It's another in a series of strikes like one this May, which saw protests scheduled in Ithaca and Binghamton.

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Sheriff's deputies arrest burglars they say are connected with recent spree in and around Ithaca

Sheriff's deputies arrest burglars they say are connected with recent spree in and around Ithaca

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department says the two people they arrested late Monday night have admitted their connection with recent commercial burglaries across Ithaca's west end and northside, as well as in surrounding communities.

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Group brazenly robs Collegetown apartment while student residents were home

Group brazenly robs Collegetown apartment while student residents were home

The Ithaca Police Department says Collegetown residents reported a burglary and subsequent assault early Sunday morning after a group waltzed in through the front door and stole a computer. The incident occurred at about 3am Sunday at 109 Catherine Street.

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Despite hundreds of witnesses, IPD says no one could describe suspect in South Hill stabbing

Despite hundreds of witnesses, IPD says no one could describe suspect in South Hill stabbing

The Ithaca Police Department says a 20-year-old man was stabbed late Saturday night on Ithaca's South Hill. Even though hundreds of people were at the scene, IPD says the best they could come up with was a description of a car of interest.

Police say the man reported he didn't know who stabbed him in the abdomen on the 300 block of Hillview Place during a large late-night party. They are looking for a Chrysler 300 sedan, grey or light blue in color, in connection with the incident.

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Forest Home bridge has reopened to thru traffic

Forest Home bridge has reopened to thru traffic

One of the pair of one-lane bridges connecting the East Hill area to the Northeast has reopened to traffic following a delay. The Tompkins County Highway Division has completed work on the bridge connecting two segments of Forest Home Drive near the Cornell veterinary school.

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Fun Fair at Ithaca YMCA will double as unveiling of crowdfunded playground

Fun Fair at Ithaca YMCA will double as unveiling of crowdfunded playground

The Ithaca YMCA set out this spring to raise money to build a new playground for the community, and this weekend they'll unveil the results as part of a Community Fun Fair. The free event is this Saturday, August 23rd, from 10am to 2:30pm.

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Two area convenience stores hit by burglaries on consecutive nights

Two area convenience stores hit by burglaries on consecutive nights

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department is investigating a pair of burglaries in which cigarettes were stolen from convenience stores near Ithaca this week. The Dandy Mini Mart in Slaterville Springs and the Dandy Mini Mart in Enfield were broken into on Tuesday night and Wednesday night, respectively.

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