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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County Sheriff seeking missing 70-year-old Lansing woman

County Sheriff seeking missing 70-year-old Lansing woman

Update: Carrie Reeves "has been found safe and sound," according to the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department!

Tompkins County authorities are asking for help finding a missing woman with Alzheimer's Disease who was last seen early Monday afternoon. Carrie Reeves, a 70-year-old Lansing resident, was driving a red 2005 Toyota Sienna with New York registration TPH-773.

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Family escapes safely as Coddington Road home burns

Family escapes safely as Coddington Road home burns

A family in the town of Caroline escaped safely, but their recently built home was a total loss, as an apparent chimney fire spread throughout the Coddington Road house late Sunday night. Tompkins County 911 dispatchers received a call at 10:55pm from a woman saying smoke was filling the house.

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Saturday morning fire at Lakeview extinguished fast thanks to fire alarm

Saturday morning fire at Lakeview extinguished fast thanks to fire alarm

Ithaca Fire Department officials credit an effective fire alarm system and a calm staff for a quick and safe resolution of his morning's fire at Lakeview Mental Health Services on Ithaca's northside. The fire was apparently caused by smoking materials that had not been completely extinguished.

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Carjackers drive victim several miles west of Ithaca, release him in Enfield

Carjackers drive victim several miles west of Ithaca, release him in Enfield

A man who stopped in downtown Ithaca early Friday morning was released several miles away after being driven out of town by a pair of carjackers, Ithaca police say. Police are seeking information on the theft at gunpoint of the man's blue 2005 Volvo SUV.

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April 25th will be a school day, says Ithaca City School District

April 25th will be a school day, says Ithaca City School District

At this Tuesday's school board meeting, the Board of Education approved a change to the Ithaca City School District academic calendar making April 25th a school day for all students, the district says. The day had been scheduled as an ELA Scoring Day.

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Dozens of technology vendors and seminars will highlight annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College

Dozens of technology vendors and seminars will highlight annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College

Ithaca College says over 55 "national and regional vendors," including such Central New York businesses as Sherpa Technologies, Seneca Data Distributors, and All-Mode Communications, as well as multinational corporations like Apple, Epson, Panasonic, Scantron, and Staples, will be on hand to talk about technology with attendees of the college's Educational Technology Day. The 24th annual event, which runs from 9am-4pm this Thursday, is free and open to the public.

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Pedestrian ticketed for causing accident on North Meadow Street stretch of Route 13

Pedestrian ticketed for causing accident on North Meadow Street stretch of Route 13

The Ithaca Police Department says a pedestrian has been ticketed after causing an accident while illegally crossing North Meadow Street near the intersection with West Court Street. Patrol officers were dispatched to the scene in Ithaca's west end just after 9pm on Saturday.

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A return to Lake Placid for Big Red Hockey after a game-three overtime win over Clarkson

A return to Lake Placid for Big Red Hockey after a game-three overtime win over Clarkson

Cornell's men's ice hockey team will return to Lake Placid next weekend for the first time in over a decade, after beating Clarkson in this weekend's ECAC quarterfinal round to advance to the championship tournament. It took not just three games, but overtime on Sunday night, to eliminate the Golden Knights.

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Playoff hockey weekend at Lynah will feature Olympic gold medalists Jenner and Rougeau

Playoff hockey weekend at Lynah will feature Olympic gold medalists Jenner and Rougeau

Lynah Rink will host a pair of postseason hockey matchups this weekend, with Cornell's men facing Clarkson in a best-of-three ECAC quarterfinal series that starts tonight, and the women hosting Mercyhurst on Saturday afternoon for an NCAA quarterfinal game. Adding to the draw, Cornell says Olympic gold medalists Lauriane Rougeau and Brianne Jenner will be on hand to sign autographs.

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