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Police: Big Red Bullet Bus Driver Said He ‘Fell Asleep at the Wheel’ Before Crash that Killed Cornell Alumna

The driver of the Big Red Bullet bus that crashed in Pennsylvania on Sunday night, killing a Cornell alumna, told investigators that he “fell asleep at the wheel,” police said on Wednesday.

CORNELL DAILY SUN - 2018-10-17 15:07:23

Cortland woman falsified unemployment benefits for three years, police say

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A Cortland woman was arrested this week for allegedly lying about her employment status to receive unemployment benefits in excess of $6,000 over a three-year period.

CORTLANDVOICE.COM - 2018-10-17 09:54:41

Governor Cuomo announces $24.7 million expansion of Ithaca- Tompkins Regional Airport

"It has been a long hard road economically, especially for the Southern Tier, that is the truth, but the truth is also, we have turned the corner. This is a big deal. It takes vision, it takes guts, and it takes a lot of hard work.", said Governor Andrew Cuomo

WETM - 2018-10-17 04:44:13

Ithaca woman pleads guilty to weapon possession after hotel room raid

ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca woman pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon Friday in Tompkins County Court following a police raid of her hotel room in July, when police reported finding a handgun and fentanyl-laced heroin.

ITHACAVOICE.COM - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

Upstate NY's cheapest zip codes: 5 places in CNY where homes sell for dirt cheap

In some areas, auctions, foreclosures and other factors drive median home sale prices down below $50,000, according to data from .

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-10-17 07:34:00

Bring the kids! Ellis Hollow's Halloween party is Saturday

Held at the Ellis Hollow Community Center on Genung road, east of Ithaca, the annual party features Halloween-themed arts & crafts and pumpkin painting all afternoon. John Simon will be performing kid-focused music from 3:30-4:30 and Amazing Pete’s Balloons will be creating balloon magic for the kid

14850.COM - 2018-10-17 19:49:02

Man gets probation for two felony drug charges

Matthew S. Esser, 25, pleaded guilty to felony counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with arrests last year and in 2016 in Glens Falls and Queensbury.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-10-17 10:15:00

Syracuse Police 'On the Lookout' for suspected porch pirate

Fortunately, their surveillance camera caught him in the act and we're putting you On the Lookout, along with Syracuse Police.

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-10-17 03:48:51

Rape reported on SUNY Cortland campus

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A SUNY Cortland student reported a rape incident that occurred on Sept. 28, according to the University Police Department.

CORTLANDVOICE.COM - 2018-10-16 10:41:22

Cornell Alumna Dies in Bus Crash on Way From Ithaca to New York City

Rebecca Blanco M.B.A. ’17, of Vacaville, Calif., was killed in the crash, authorities confirmed. Blanco, 33, had been working as a senior communications manager at Snowe, a household goods company based in New York City, since August.

CORNELL DAILY SUN - 2018-10-16 06:30:07

Governor Cuomo announces major renovations to Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

"The new Ithaca Tompkins International Airport will be a vital transportation hub connecting visitors from around the globe with destinations throughout the Southern Tier," Governor Cuomo said. "This transformational project will provide the region with a 21st-century international gateway that will

WETM - 2018-10-16 20:13:19

Caller threatened to shoot up Wal-Mart in Cortland County, deputies say

Veasna H. Pedersen, 32, was charged with a felony count of making a terroristic threat, and a misdemeanor count of second-degree aggravated harassment.


CNY probation officer leaves post after admitting to sex with probationer

Bridget Duerr, 44, of Cicero, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor official misconduct in September for the relationship with a man she was supervising. The encounters were consensual, authorities said.

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-10-16 15:05:00

One dead, more injured on Sunday night bus from Ithaca to NYC

A 33-year-old California woman is dead after a bus heading from Ithaca to New York City crashed along Interstate 380 in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, according toWNEP. We understand the bus was being operated by Big Red Bullet as part of their regular service. Big Red Bullet has not responded to


Pennsylvania man charged following one-car crash in Willet

The driver, 21-year-old Damian R. Bleck, of Friendsville, Penn., told officers that he was traveling on Bloody Pond Road the night before when he struck a deer and went off the roadway.

CORTLANDVOICE.COM - 2018-10-16 08:40:54

Man charged for making terroristic threats to a Cortland County Walmart

Pedersen has been charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, and second-degree aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor.


2 cats killed in Ithaca house fire

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Police arrest teen for attempted murder

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Snow might come early this year and we're so not ready

According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of rain and snow showers Wednesday evening in Binghamton, Ithaca and Elmira. Temperatures may drop to the lower 30s.


Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick Says Cornell Should Contribute More to City

“Ithaca would be a better place to live if Harvard were here instead of Cornell,” Myrick said. “The streets would be better paved, we’d have more police officers and the taxes would be lower.”