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Cornell students invent smart scale that can measure blood pressure, cholesterol

A new smart scale invented by two students at Cornell University measures a lot more than your weight.

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Sales tax revenues decline sharply in Tompkins County

Counties across New York State are dealing with sharp declines in sales tax revenues after a long winter.

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Ithaca officials set to rename courthouse in honor of outgoing judge

A longtime judge in the Ithaca city court system is set to retire in June, and city officials want to honor her legacy.

health

Saturday

Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.

crime

Saturday

Ithaca man arrested for driving drunk, fleeing scene of an accident

State police arrested an Ithaca man on a DWI charge Thursday after they say he crashed his car and fled the scene of an accident.

traffic

Friday

Toll violators could face registration suspensions

Drivers who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without a working E-ZPass would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by lawmakers.

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Friday

Trial for ex-Senate leader Bruno set for May

When the former leader of New York's Senate goes to trial next month for the second time, he'll stand accused of only two charges under a revised fraud case alleging he took actual bribes or kickbacks.

farm

Friday

Western NY man dies in tractor accident

Police say a 77-year-old western New York man is dead after being run over by a tractor.

water

Friday

Lansing water tank contains carcinogens

The Town of Lansing is facing similar troubles with one of their water tanks as the Town of Ulysses; it contains elevated levels of carcinogens.

baseball

Friday

Tburg Travel Baseball moving forward

The Trumansburg Travel Baseball League is gearing up for another season following an unfortunate instance where a former treasurer has been accused of embezzling money from its coffers.

Local_News

Friday

Syracuse Mayor resigns as head of State Democratic Committee

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is resigning from her position as co-chair of the state's Democratic Party.

Local_News

Friday

Empire State Games revival group to disband

The not-for-profit foundation hoping to relaunch the Empire State Games intends to disband.

money

Friday

Security threat impacted Michaels store in Ithaca, locations nationwide

Company officials first issued warning in January; offering credit monitoring to those impacted

Dryden Fire overnight

Friday

Fire crews battle early morning blaze on W. Main St. in Dryden

Fire crews were called to a house fire at 76 West Main Street in Dryden around 1:30 Friday morning.

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Thursday

I-81 over Preble Road reduced to one lane

A portion of I-81 over Preble Road in Cortland County will be reduced to one lane starting next week.

casino

Thursday

Tioga Downs announces plans for expansion

The owners of the Tioga Downs Casino announced their expansion plans Thursday.

Local_News

Thursday

Ithaca Police warn of NYSEG, Craigslist scams

One month after Ithaca Police started warning residents about a variety of scams, the department says they’re still receiving many complaints.

Local_News

Thursday

NY jobless rate up slightly in March to 6.9 percent

The state labor department says the unemployment rate was up slightly to 6.9 percent in March.

tcat

Thursday

TCAT moving forward with audit after embezzlement charge

Transit agency sending out requests for proposals for forensic audit, releasing more details of employee Pamela Johnson's termination

money

Thursday

DiNapoli says dubious tax refunds blocked

The New York Comptroller's Office reports stopping more than $24 million in questionable personal income tax refunds so far this year, saying it has found 7,482 improper filings, up 18 percent from last year.

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Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, wrongly convicted of murder, dead

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The boxer's imprisonment, and battle to free him, are immortalized in the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the film of the same name, starring Denzel Washington.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on the Hollywood headlines of days gone by.

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Sportscaster Craig Sager battling leukaemia

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The longtime sideline reporter is in the fight of his life.

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A look at the week's top newsmakers and the stories you may have missed.