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Ithaca police chief: Heroin is “an epidemic” in our community

It’s a problem for law enforcement, health officials, and maybe someone you know.

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Report: NY smoking cessation coverage is “inadequate”

New York State’s coverage for helping smokers quit is inadequate, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

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Cornell researchers search for drugs to combat tuberculosis

This summer, researchers at Cornell University will screen a vast library of chemical compounds, in search of the right match to treat tuberculosis.

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Rabid bat reported at park in Dryden

A rabid was seen at Montgomery Park on Elm Street in Dryden.

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County lawmakers to pharmacies: Stop selling tobacco products

Tompkins County has joined a growing number of communities who are calling on their local pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products.

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

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Former NYC Councilman convicted of bribery

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The U.S. attorney's office says former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran has been convicted of bribery charges.

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Jamie Foxx to portray Mike Tyson in biopic

Actor Jamie Foxx poses for a portrait at the Crosby Street Hotel, in promotion of his upcoming role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in New York.

Jamie Foxx is set to portray boxing legend Mike Tyson in a movie after five years of preparation for the role.

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Kiefer Sutherland confused by Freddie Prinze, Jr. blast

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Kiefer Sutherland has been left baffled by former 24 co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s public attack on the star's professionalism.

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NY commits $27M to grow wood heat industry

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Governor Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency wood heating systems in New York.