Cornell student arrested in connection with sexual assault reported at west campus house Sunday

Cornell student arrested in connection with sexual assault reported at west campus house Sunday

A Cornell University junior was arrested after turning himself in on Thursday. A statement from Cornell University Police Department has identified Wolfgang Bollinger, age 21, in connection with a sexual assault reported on Sunday.

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Wear purple to annual Cornell women's hockey DIFD game Friday for mental health awareness

Wear purple to annual Cornell women's hockey DIFD game Friday for mental health awareness

Cornell women's ice hockey fans are encouraged to wear purple to Friday night's game against Quinnipiac to raise mental health awareness. The Big Red are in the home stretch of their ECAC season.

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Exploring Ithaca's huge variety of delicious pizza picks

Exploring Ithaca's huge variety of delicious pizza picks

This week, 14850 Dining is looking around town for some great pizza. There are few topics more polarizing than what constitutes "real pizza," and depending on where you're from, your definition may vary quite a bit!

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Tompkins County is asking everyone who lives, works, or studies in the Ithaca area to take a housing survey

Tompkins County is asking everyone who lives, works, or studies in the Ithaca area to take a housing survey

Comfortable and affordable housing is a huge topic in Ithaca and Tompkins County of late, and the county is asking people to take a survey to share their thoughts.

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Cornell lacrosse hosts eleventh annual Dream Factory blood drive this Thursday

Cornell lacrosse hosts eleventh annual Dream Factory blood drive this Thursday

Cornell University men's and women's lacrosse players are hosting their eleventh annual blood drive on Cornell's Ithaca campus. The drive kicks off the 2016 "Save the Day" campaign for the Dream Factory of Central New York.

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Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick named to NBC's NBCBLK28 list

Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick named to NBC's NBCBLK28 list

NBC "is using the 28 days in the month of February to honor 28 of the nation's most talented innovators and game changers -- all ages 28 years and younger," and Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick has landed on the list.

According to the network, "they are all industry and community leaders who are constantly striving to break barriers and defy stereotypes, redefining what it means to be Black in America today."

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After “lengthy and thoughtful discussion,” Cornell trustees approve controversial College of Business plan

After “lengthy and thoughtful discussion,” Cornell trustees approve controversial College of Business plan

According to a statement from Cornell University president Elizabeth Garrett and provost Michael Kotlikoff, Cornell's Board of Trustees "authorized the design and implementation of a plan for a Cornell College of Business" earlier today.

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Cornell Board of Trustees discussing fate of maligned College of Business proposal

Cornell Board of Trustees discussing fate of maligned College of Business proposal

When Cornell University's plan for a unified College of Business came to light in mid December, sparked by a series of "internal notifications," university officials seemed surprised by the rancor that followed. The plan is on the agenda for today's meeting of Cornell's Board of Trustees, taking place in Manhattan.

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Tompkins County Public Library organizing a community-wide LEGO Library project this spring

Tompkins County Public Library organizing a community-wide LEGO Library project this spring

Want to help build a miniature version of the Tompkins County Public Library out of LEGO bricks? The TCPL is coordinating a LEGO "community build" for this spring. 

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Urgent need for blood donors in Central New York and beyond after the holidays

Urgent need for blood donors in Central New York and beyond after the holidays

The American Red Cross says there's an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to help prevent a shortage. Several donations are scheduled in Ithaca this month.

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Recall: Dole is withdrawing packaged salads in eastern and midwest states

Recall: Dole is withdrawing packaged salads in eastern and midwest states

After twelve people were hospitalized and one person died due to Listeria linked to packaged salads, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has withdrawn products from store shelves that came from its Springfield, Ohio plant.

According to Dole, the product recall covers all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at that location. The brands include Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, and President's Choice.

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Have you always wished Ithaca had a Fife & Drum Corps? It's about to!

Have you always wished Ithaca had a Fife & Drum Corps? It's about to!

Ithaca has an annual Scottish Games and Celtic Festival that draws fife and drum bands from elsewhere, but finally we're going to have one of our very own.

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With snowstorm looming for east coast, Ithaca College reopens campus to students early

With snowstorm looming for east coast, Ithaca College reopens campus to students early

Citing the "big winter storm predicted to hit the East Coast on Saturday," Ithaca College officials have announced the campus will reopen residence halls early.

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Ithaca's new Officer Next Door program will make residents feel safer, says Mayor Myrick

Ithaca's new Officer Next Door program will make residents feel safer, says Mayor Myrick

Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick says a new program that will help police officers live on the city's West Hill "will make residents feel safer." 

Common Council's City Administration Committee will discuss the "Officer Next Door" program at a meeting tonight. The program would subsidize rental costs for police officers who wanted to live in West Village, an apartment complex which the mayor says "has a higher than average crime rate and, as a result, a higher than average vacancy rate."

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Tompkins living wage activists will hold vigils at 15 area fast food restaurants

Tompkins living wage activists will hold vigils at 15 area fast food restaurants

New York State's minimum wage for fast food workers went up to $9.75 this month, and that's one of the reasons area living wage activists are planning vigils at 15 local fast food restaurants tomorrow.

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Taiwan's new president-elect, Tsai Ing-wen, is a Cornell Law School alum

Taiwan's new president-elect, Tsai Ing-wen, is a Cornell Law School alum

Tsai Ing-wen has been elected as Taiwan's first female president, and she's just the second win for the country's Democratic Progressive Party. The Cornell Law School alumna visited Ithaca to deliver the Clarke Lecture in East Asian Law and Culture in 2008.

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Hat trick from senior Jess Brown propels Cornell women's hockey to Friday night win

Hat trick from senior Jess Brown propels Cornell women's hockey to Friday night win

Big Red women's ice hockey took a 3-0 lead to the locker room after the first period of Friday night's ECAC and Ivy League game against Yale, but the Bulldogs ate up the deficit in the second.

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Tom Rochon to step down as president of Ithaca College

Tom Rochon to step down as president of Ithaca College

President Tom Rochon says he will step down at the end of Ithaca College's 2016-2017 academic year "after much reflection over the winter break."

Ithaca College president Tom Rochon. Photo by Adam Baker courtesy of Ithaca College.Ithaca College president Tom Rochon. Photo by Adam Baker courtesy of Ithaca College.In a message to "students, staff, faculty, parents, alumni, and friends," Rochon says retiring effective July 1st, 2017 "will enable the board of trustees the necessary time to organize and execute a thoughtful and comprehensive search for my successor."

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Rally for Bernie Sanders supporters this Thursday in Ithaca's west end

Rally for Bernie Sanders supporters this Thursday in Ithaca's west end

Central New York's Bernie Sanders supporters, or those interested in learning about the candidate, have a chance to meet a national campaign rep this week.

A rally scheduled for Thursday evening at the Space at GreenStar in Ithaca's west end will be an opportunity to hear about progress on getting Senator Sanders on New York's ballot, and learn about the national and local campaigns.

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Urgent need for blood donors in Central New York and beyond after the holidays

Urgent need for blood donors in Central New York and beyond after the holidays

The American Red Cross says there's an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to help prevent a shortage. Several donations are scheduled in Ithaca this month.

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Firefighters find smoke detector with battery removed after putting out early morning fire

Firefighters find smoke detector with battery removed after putting out early morning fire

Residents of an East Spencer Street house were lucky this morning. Firefighters discovered a smoke detector with no battery after putting out a fire.

The Ithaca Fire Department says firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire on East Spencer Street, a very narrow one-way downtown street at the base of South Hill, just before 7am on Tuesday, and observed smoke coming from the rear of the house.

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Ithaca police, mayor advising no unnecessary travel on icy roads Monday morning

Ithaca police, mayor advising no unnecessary travel on icy roads Monday morning

Ithaca Police and Mayor Myrick are advising "no unnessary travel" on roads that have a layer of ice and snow.

Police and fire crews are on the scenes of several accidents this morning, according to Mayor Svante Myrick, who says "an ice layer is making travel especially dangerous.

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IPD seeking suspect who robbed food delivery driver in Ithaca's west end

IPD seeking suspect who robbed food delivery driver in Ithaca's west end

Ithaca police say a food delivery driver was robbed late Saturday night in Ithaca's west end. No one was injured in the robbery.

Police aren't identifying the victim or his employer, but say they were alerted just before 11pm on Saturday that a delivery driver had been robbed after food had been ordered for delivery to the 200 block of Cleveland Avenue.

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Innocent windshield the only known victim of a Saturday shooting near Downtown Ithaca

Innocent windshield the only known victim of a Saturday shooting near Downtown Ithaca

Police say they responded to "multiple reports of gunshots fired" in the area of West Buffalo Street and North Albany Street, but "involved parties had fled the scene by the time officers arrived."

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Good neighbors: area restaurants feed Cargill miners and rescue crews

Good neighbors: area restaurants feed Cargill miners and rescue crews

The story of 17 trapped miners at the Cargill salt mine in Lansing didn't end when rescue crews lifted the last man to safety. We've heard that local restaurants pitched in with hot food for the rescuers and miners.

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After 40 years of New York State Fair events, the Grandstand is coming down and you can watch

After 40 years of New York State Fair events, the Grandstand is coming down and you can watch

The Grandstand at the New York State Fairgrounds near Syracuse is being taken down as the first step in a massive renovation project, and fair officials say "The public is invited to view the implosion."

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Lansing and Ithaca firefighters among crews who rescue 17 trapped miners at Cargill plant

Lansing and Ithaca firefighters among crews who rescue 17 trapped miners at Cargill plant

Firefighters from the Lansing Fire Department and Ithaca Fire Department were among crews from "over 15 agencies" that assisted with an effort to rescue 17 miners trapped at the Cargill Salt Mine in Lansing overnight. All 17 miners have been rescued as of 8:35am in what an IFD representative called "one of the most difficult rescues in recent memory."

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Wegmans recalls three chicken products which weren't inspected by USDA

Wegmans recalls three chicken products which weren't inspected by USDA

Poultry producers are supposed to have federal inspection at all times, and Wegmans is recalling three particular chicken products after it turns out they weren't inspected. Katherine Scheidt at the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says "approximately 1,125 pounds of chicken products" that were produced on January 3rd are being recalled.

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Ithaca's getting its very own Nike shoe design, and the limited edition is likely to go fast

Ithaca's getting its very own Nike shoe design, and the limited edition is likely to go fast

It's a Nike shoe designed with Ithaca in mind, and Homegrown Skateshop owner Andrew Douglas expects the limited edition will go fast.

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