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Two arrested for severe hazing incident in Syracuse

Police say 20-year-old student could lose fingers on both hands after being told to roll around in snow

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Former truck driver convicted of transporting minors for sex

Federal prosecutors say David Vickers also took victims to bed and breakfast he owned on Seneca Lake

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Dog-walking still no-go for Ithaca Commons

Council members say drawbacks of a proposal to allow dogs on the Commons outweigh potential benefits.

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Trumansburg schools put in lockout after student finds dead deer with “alarming note”

A note was left with the deer that district officials called “alarming” and "could be interpreted as a threat."

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Ithaca Police searching for suspect in West State Street robbery

The robbery reportedly happened at around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

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Lockout at Trumansburg schools in response to likely “senior hoax”

The lockout was put in place as a precautionary measure.

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Several cows killed, injured when Cuyler dairy barn roof collapses

At least five cows reportedly were killed and about a dozen others were injured.

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Deputies: Drunk driver pulled up behind patrol car, led police on chase

Deputies say Richard Bitter III, 35, was arrested following car, foot chase Feb. 25

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Cattle trapped after barn collapse in Cortland County

Barn collapse reported in Cuyler just after midnight Tuesday

Carl Haynes, President of TC3, announcing the launch of the college's Farm to Bistro program, Wed. Feb. 12, 2014/Photo by Pete Blanchard

TC3 president: School still “essential component” of local area

Carl Haynes said that despite difficulties, Tompkins Cortland Community College is continuing to innovate and expand.

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Commons shop owners concentrate on construction

Store owners on the Ithaca Commons say they're more worried about when downtown construction will end than changes to city code.

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Syracuse-area lawmakers push for more options for I-81 rebuild

Onondaga County lawmakers say tunnel, depressed highway should remain options for rebuild of road through Syracuse

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Cuomo renews call for $10.50/hour minimum wage

Speaking in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the current economic recovery is only serving the top 1 percent.

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Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

New York is the only state that bans MMA.

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State: Agriculture contributes over $37B to New York economy

State Comptroller's office says state ranks in top 10 nationally in dairy production, as well as wine, apple, maple syrup production

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Southern Tier man sentenced to 50 years in prison for 2013 murder

Police say Davide Coggins murdered couple in April 2013 after breaking into Chatauqua County home

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43 busted in fake ID investigation in Cortland

City's police force continued effort to control underage drinking in Cortland

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New York’s Congressional representatives respond to Netanyahu visit

Ithaca's representative in Congress says President Obama should welcome Netanyahu, dialogue on Iran issue

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New York lawmakers to push for “toxic toy” bill

Lawmakers are trying to eliminate use of certain chemicals in toys

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Feds clear officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

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The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.