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Cortland PD's Lt. Richard Troyer retires after 39 years

Editor's Note: This piece was written by Sarah Bullock, who covers crime and courts for the Cortland Voice. It was negative six degrees out as I walked at eight Wednesday morning to the city police station, the arctic wind of a polar vortex just starting to raise its voice. I heard a call from a pol


Winter Weather Advisory for much of CNY

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the following counties in Central New York:. Onondaga, Yates, Seneca, southern Cayuga, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland, Oneida, Madison, Chenango and Otsego from 10 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday.


Cortland man failed to properly register as sex offender, police say

A city man was arrested Wednesday on two felonies for failing to properly register as a sex offender and misdemeanor resisting arrest after he led a police officer on a foot chase on Union Street, according to city police.


Case of 'zombie deer disease' confirmed in New York state

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about "zombie deer disease" that affects deer, elk, and moose. As of January, 24 states have reported cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to the CDC, including a reported case in Oneida Co


Is your New York state tax preparer legit? Search 33,000 names

If your tax preparer is not an attorney, CPA or IRS enrolled agent, you can use our lookup to be sure he or she is registered to do your taxes in New York state. Look up registrations for more than 33,000 tax preparers in the search below. Enter a name or look for registrations by city. The list inc


Cortland County Included In Recent State Comptroller Municipal Audits

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released several municipal audits over the weekend, some of which contained information related to Cortland County. One of the reports looked at the procurement of gas and electricity services.


Cortland Among 22 Counties Participating In State Dairy Princess Pageant

More than 20 county dairy princesses from around New York State will participate in the 56th Annual New York State Dairy Princess Pageant tomorrow night (February 19) in Liverpool.


Sheriff releases video of armed robbery suspects

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help identifying individuals pictured in a security video from an armed robbery that took place Saturday at the Tops gas station in Lansing.


Is there a culture of corruption amid NY State Troopers ranks?

Following Frank Report’s publication of the story entitled, ‘Albany area State Trooper lies in court, is caught; sex offender gets 10 years shaved off sentence’, the story of a New York State Trooper who lied on the witness stand and was caught – but probably won’t be punished — several New York Sta


Bringing buckeye chickens to Dryden

Local organizations Dryden Agway, Dryden Town Historical Society and Tompkins County 4-H will be working together to bring buckeye chickens to Dryden. Dryden Agway will be donating six buckeye chicks to one individual between the ages of eight and 18. The Dryden Town Historical Society will provide


Small business assistance funds available in Cortland County

Do you want to open a small business in the County?. Cortland County received funding for a Microenterprise Program to assist small businesses with five or fewer employees, including the owner. The owner, or new hire(s), must have low-to-moderate incomes. Eligible applicants may receive a grant up t


A salt train crossing Ithaca’s west end will stop traffic this afternoon

We’re told an empty salt train heading to Cargill in north Lansing will be passing through Ithaca’s west end late this afternoon, which will bring traffic across the Cayuga Lake Inlet to a halt.


How much is that ticket?! For Duke-Syracuse basketball game, it’s a lot

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils are the hottest college basketball ticket in America. So says Nate Rattner of SeatGeek, one of the secondary ticket market purveyors that matches buyers with sellers for games, concerts and the like.


Oswego County man accused of raping child under age of 14, state police said

MEXICO, N.Y. -- An Oswego County man is accused of raping a girl under the age of 14, according to New York State Police. James E. Pitcher Jr., 42, of Mexico, was charged Monday with second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and second-degree rape, both felonies. He was also charged wit


Tompkins Co. man accused of harassing motel staff, exposing himself in public

ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man accused of harassing staff at an Ithaca Econolodge and exposing himself in public areas inside the motel.


Two suspects still sought after robbing Tops gas station

LANSING, N.Y. — Local authorities are searching for two suspects who robbed the Tops gas station in Lansing on Saturday night. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office, Cayuga Heights Police Department, Ithaca Police Department and New York State Police responded to 2300 N. Triphammer Road for the repor


Columbus man charged with rape, menacing

COLUMBUS, N.Y. (WBNG) — Sheriff’s officials say a Chenango County man was arrested following the investigation into an alleged rape. According to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Lukest Wahlberg of Columbus is accused of forcibly holding down a female and forcibly raping her on two


Man taken into custody after barricade incident at Econo Lodge

LANSING, N.Y. — A man was taken into custody Monday morning after he allegedly exposed himself and harassed staff, threatened to shoot deputies and barricaded himself in his room for several hours at the Econo Lodge in Lansing.


Greene man facing felonies after Genesee Street burglary

GREENE, N.Y. (WBNG) — A Chenango County man is facing several charges following an investigation into a burglary in Greene. According to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a complaint at 4:42 a.m. Monday that someone was breaking into a commercial building at 45 Genesee Street i


Snow arrives Sunday afternoon; how much will Cortland get?

Snow is expected to arrive in Cortland by Sunday afternoon and linger into Monday. About 2-4 inches is expected during this period, but no advisories are expected to be issued.