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Project manager glad to see public reclaim the Ithaca Commons

After three years, the Commons reconstruction project wrapped up in July.

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Ithaca College to receive state STEM grant

The $600,000 grant for Ithaca College will go toward improving offerings in math and science fields.

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Racially charged symbols graffitied on NYS Thruway

Deputies say they found graffiti on an underpass while conducting a routine patrol.

Calvin Harris appeared on the CBS program 48 Hours. He is set to go on trial for the third time on allegations he murdered his wife. The program aired Monday, June 9, 2014/CBS News

Fourth trial date confirmed for Cal Harris

Defense lawyers for Cal Harris say they're trying to block the new trial.

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Syracuse University purchases body cameras for officers

School says it has purchased 36 body cameras for officers, which should be operational by October

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Capital Region man first conviction under tougher state DWI law

32-year-old from Schenectady is first to be convicted under Vince's Law, which increases penalties for those with repeat DWI offenses

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Central New York man uses jack to lift truck off brother

Police say truck crashed into ATV driven by Dale Durant, 75, on Wednesday; his brother, Peter, was able to get truck off of Dale's chest by using jack

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Ithaca makes national list of most expensive places to live

List produced by Washington D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute; Ithaca ranks eighth, with 5 of 10 top locations located in New York state

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Affordable housing project approved at site of former Ithaca grocery store

The design includes a mixed-use building with about 53 apartments as well as a number of townhouses.

Calvin Harris appeared on the CBS program 48 Hours. He is set to go on trial for the third time on allegations he murdered his wife. The program aired Monday, June 9, 2014/CBS News

Fourth trial for Cal Harris set to begin in March

Cal Harris faces renewed accusations that he murdered his wife and hid her body in 2001.

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Developers asked to redesign 11 story building

Members of the planning board say the developers need to make revisions.

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Cornell vet warns of danger to pets from marijuana

Dr. Robert Goggs says marijuana can poison dogs and cats and even kill them if they consume too much.

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Police release list of arrests, identify dead woman from Magnaball Festival

The list of arrests includes a handful of New Yorkers and mostly contains drug offenses.

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Ithaca man leads State Police on chase down Route 13

The chase happened on Tuesday afternoon, and ended in the Town of Cortlandville.

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Can drones be regulated? Tompkins County debates issue

Discussions continued Tuesday for possible regulations to limit use of drones in certain areas; lawmakers using Rockland County regulations as guide

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Public meeting Monday in Seneca Falls on $10 bill

Treasury Department officials are holding public meetings around country to determine which woman will be chosen for $10 bill

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New York ranks highly for women’s equality

The study by WalletHub puts New York second out of all 50 states for women's equality, looking at pay gaps and political representation.

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Hearing could pave way for fourth Cal Harris trial

Cal Harris has been tried three times for 2001 disappearance of estranged wife; two previous convictions were thrown out; third jury couldn't reach verdict

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Closure, job cuts coming at two western New York coal plants

As future of coal plant in Lansing remains uncertain, NRG Energy announced plans Tuesday to mothball one plant, put repowering plans on hold in Dunkirk

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Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett discusses experience, Ithaca community

New Cornell President sat down with WHCU's Greg Fry for one-on-one interview Tuesday afternoon

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