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Ithaca Police: Man Locked Children in Bedroom

On April 4, Ithaca police investigators arrested Zachary L. Pesold, 58, of West Village Place, and charged him with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stemmed from multiple incidents when Pesold locked his 2-year old daughter and 4-year old... Read More.

Ithaca Police Probe Complaints of Druggings at Bars

Over the past few nights, Ithaca police have received complaints from several individuals who say they might have been drugged at bars located on the Ithaca Commons.   If you have knowledge of these incidents, or think you may have been a victim in a similar... Read More.

Tioga Teen, Newark Valley Grad, Killed in Car Crash

On Monday, March 4 at approximately 7:32am, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 700 block of Valley Road in the Town of Caroline for a report of a two-car motor vehicle crash with serious injuries.  Upon arrival deputies observed a GMC Sierra with... Read More.

Woman Theatens Knife at Tompkins Recovery Center

On Feb. 22 at approximately 1:08 a.m., New York State Police at Ithaca arrested Courtney L. Coffin related to an incident with a knife at a recovery center in Tompkins County. Coffin, age 30 of Lee, NY, was charged with misdemeanor menacing in the... Read More.

Former Student Sentenced on Weapons Charges

A former Cornell student will spend time in a federal prison after he was convicted of federal weapons charges. 21-year-old Maximilien Reynolds was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison in connection with his previous guilty pleas to two federal felony firearms offenses. The... Read More.

Ithaca Chili Cook-Off Winners

The ballots have been counted for the 21st Annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off and some of the winners are... People's Choice Best Chili winner is Ithaca Beer; Best Meat Chili winner is McCormick's at Moakley House and Best Veggie Chili… Moosewood .

Ithaca Considers Purchase of Immaculate Conception School Gym

The Ithaca Common Council’s Planning and Economic Development committee meets Wednesday night. The 6 p.m. session begins with a public hearing on the proposed purchase of the former Immaculate Conception School gymnasium. Later in the meeting and after hearing comments, the committee will vote... Read More.

Tompkins Library: No Fine for You

Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca has announced all fines on late items have been eliminated in order to ensure all people have free and unfettered access to library books and materials.   The initiative began with a quiet roll-out on January 14,... Read More.

21st Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off

It’s the 21st annual Great Downtown Chili Cook-Off tomorrow in Ithaca. It all happens at the Commons and the surrounding downtown area. The event features chili prepared by more than 40 restaurants as they compete for several titles. The Chili Cook-off will feature a... Read More.

Dryden Man Hit By Car Dies

A 54-year-old Dryden man in Tompkins County was struck by a vehicle on Turkey Hill Road in Dryden Tuesday night and subsequently died of his injuries. An investigation revealed that the man was walking along the north side of the road pushing a bicycle... Read More.