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Man dies in Cortland County collision

No charges have been filed.

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State, local authorities increase DWI patrols for Halloween weekend

Drivers should expect sobriety checkpoints and additional patrols.

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Drunk driver charged with hitting, killing jogger in central New York

28-year-old man charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI in connection with Thursday incident

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Groton parents upset over lack of communication following hazing incident

September incident led to student suspensions, cancellation of one football game

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Police: “Blocks in our path” to finding source of potent heroin hitting Ithaca streets

Police detail investigation into spread of more potent version of heroin hitting streets in recent days

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Pa. gunman Frein captured near airplane hangar

Search for Eric Frein lasted 48 days; he was found Thursday in northeastern Pennsylvania

The race for Ithaca City Court Judge: A look at the candidates

One candidate touts years of experience; the other, strong community relations.

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Ithaca developer seeks tax abatement for Carey Building upgrade

Frost Travis says the project is “barely feasible” without a tax abatement.

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Astorino calls Cuomo ‘dishonest’ after Times story

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino says an expose of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's role in a post-Superstorm Sandy inquiry shows his rival lacks integrity.

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NY Democrats get letter pressuring them to vote

New York's Democratic Party is writing to registered Democrats telling them that unnamed organizations are monitoring their neighborhood's election turnout and that the party will want an explanation if they do not cast a ballot.

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Troopers: Bainbridge murder suspect is NYPD retiree

Authorities say the suspect charged with killing a 26-year-old upstate New York man and wounding his father during an apparent road-rage incident is a retired New York City police officer.

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Man dies after pickup hits deer; overturns on I-88

Police say a 35-year-old man has been killed after his pickup truck hit a deer on an upstate New York highway and overturned, ejecting him from the vehicle.

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UPDATE: Ithaca lawmakers vote against pay bump for council, consider raise for mayor

Ithaca city lawmakers talked about raises as part of budget negotiations for 2015 on Wednesday night

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Education a hot topic in NY as election nears

With the Common Core taking a hit during an education-heavy campaign season, a coalition supporting the learning standards has released an analysis that concludes repealing them would be a costly mistake.

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Protesters arrested at Schuyler County gas storage facility

A group opposed to expansion of a natural gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes says 10 protesters have been arrested for blockading the facility's gates.

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Cuomo says Ebola ‘different situation’ from AIDS

Governor Andrew Cuomo says Ebola is "a different situation" from the AIDS epidemic that started in the 1980s.

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Recent heroin overdoses cause for concern

An increase in heroin overdose cases over the past several days has Ithaca police and health officials on high alert.

Ithaca firefighters put out a vehicle fire in Brooktondale

Brooktondale resident loses Mercedez-Benz in car fire

A Mercedez-Benz was declared a total loss.

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Cayuga Medical Center, Schuyler Hospital announce partnership

Partnership joins hospitals serving Tompkins, Schuyler counties;

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Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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Gas drops below $3 for first time in 4 years

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Prices at the pump are plunging, thanks mainly to falling oil prices.

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U.S. consumers are feeling good

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Consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years.

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Inspiration for ‘Harry Potter’ nemesis revealed

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J.K. Rowling says the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike.

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App turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer

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Alcohoot turns your smartphone into a portable, personal breathalyzer.