Binghamton police issue Amber Alert for missing three-month-old

Binghamton police issue Amber Alert for missing three-month-old

Update: This Amber Alert was cancelled at 6:12pm. The boy is safe and the woman accused of abducting him is in custody on Tuesday night, according to police.

Original story: City of Binghamton police have activated New York State's Amber Alert system as they investigate a child abduction that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

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Nearly 3.5 inches of rain could cause flooding for Ithaca area, says National Weather Service

Nearly 3.5 inches of rain could cause flooding for Ithaca area, says National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says as much as 3.46 inches of rain is likely for the Ithaca area through 8pm on Wednesday. A flood watch is in effect for most of the Finger Lakes region.

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Mayor Myrick leads Ithaca and Southern Tier in national #PinkOut for Planned Parenthood

Mayor Myrick leads Ithaca and Southern Tier in national #PinkOut for Planned Parenthood

Wearing a pink tie and brandishing a "Stand with Planned Parenthood" lawn sign, City of Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick took to Facebook on Monday evening to urge the community to participate in Tuesday's national #PinkOut campaign.

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Carelessly discarded cigarette blamed for an early morning fire on Ithaca's northside

Carelessly discarded cigarette blamed for an early morning fire on Ithaca's northside

Lt. Thomas T. basher Jr. of the Ithaca Fire Department says all the occupants were out of the house when firefighters arrived on the scene of an early morning fire in the 800 block of North Aurora Street on Wednesday.

The call came in around 5:15 Wednesday morning to alert the Ithaca Fire Department that a fire was burning in the house on Ithaca's northside. Firefighters arrived to find a burning mattress in a first floor bedroom, quickly extinguished it, and removed it from the house.

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Route 366 closed due to accident this morning adds to road closures near Cornell campus

Route 366 closed due to accident this morning adds to road closures near Cornell campus

Route 366, Dryden Road, is closed east of Ithaca and the Cornell University campus on Friday morning due to a motor vehicle collision, according to Tompkins County authorities. The road is closed in the Varna area from Forest Home Drive to the Mount Pleasant and Freese Road intersection until further notice.

Authorities say Route 366 will be closed until about 3pm today while the scene is investigated and cleared. New York State Electric & Gas is working to repair power poles and power lines damaged by the collision.

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United Way kicks off 2015-16 Tompkins County campaign with Day of Caring at Stewart Park

United Way kicks off 2015-16 Tompkins County campaign with Day of Caring at Stewart Park

The United Way of Tompkins County's 19th annual day-long event at Stewart Park on Wednesday served as a pep rally as well as a work session, as volunteers helped box up donated items to be distributed to members of the community.

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Vulnerable adult missing from Southern Tier town of Narrowsburg

Vulnerable adult missing from Southern Tier town of Narrowsburg

New York State Police in Liberty have issued a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert for 87-year-old Louise E. Scheurich. 

Louise E. Scheurich, missing from Narrowsburg. Photo courtesy NYSP.Louise E. Scheurich, missing from Narrowsburg. Photo courtesy NYSP.The 87-year-old woman, from Narrowsburg, New York, was last seen getting fuel near exit 79 on Route 17, southeast of Binghamton, on Tuesday night. 

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Herrera's departure a tough and sad loss for working people; special election in November

Herrera's departure a tough and sad loss for working people; special election in November

Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera's resignation this week from the Tompkins County Legislature is "a tough and sad loss for working people in Tompkins County," according to Pete Meyers, coordinator of the Tompkins County Workers' Center.

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Ellis Hollow Fair, in its seventh decade, this Saturday east of Ithaca

Ellis Hollow Fair, in its seventh decade, this Saturday east of Ithaca

It's not the oldest fair in the area, not by a long shot, but the Ellis Hollow Country Fair has a lot of things going for it. The annual event, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has hay rides, a dunking booth, music, games, face painting, and food and crafts vendors, and perhaps best of all, admission is free.

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Primary results: Ducson Nguyen and Edward LaVigne win for Ithaca and Lansing

Primary results: Ducson Nguyen and Edward LaVigne win for Ithaca and Lansing

Preliminary results are in for today's primary contests leading up to the November 2015 general elections. The primary, usually the Tuesday after the second Monday of September, was rescheduled today to avoid the conflict with the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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