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Update: Police Seek Help Finding Who Threw Dogs Out of Moving Vehicle
HOMER, N.Y. - New York State Police is seeking the public’s assistance catching those responsible for throwing two dogs out of a moving vehicle in Cortland County on Wednesday.
Student makes logo for wellness initiative
The Groton Central School District Board of Education announced that student Zoe Barclay was the winner of the Groton HARVEST Logo competition at its meeting Dec. 3. About 10 to 12 students at Groton Central School participated in a competition to design a logo that would best represent the mission
ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory for parts of central New York
SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Cortland and Tompkins counties for a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain. The Advisory goes into effect 2 a.m. tonight and continues until 5 p.m. Sunday. A Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued for Che
Beagle ‘Trooper’ recovery: He ‘did well overnight’ and ‘ate his breakfast’
ITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Broome County Humane Society shared an update on the beagle named “Trooper” who was reportedly thrown from the window of a vehicle on Interstate 81 in Cortland County Wednesday.
Truck driver rescues dogs thrown out of car on I-81
The New York State Police is asking for public help identifying the person or persons who threw two dogs out of a moving vehicle on Interstate 81 in Central New York on Wednesday morning. Troopers pulled over when they saw a tractor trailer stopped on the side of the highway, and spotted a truck dri
Dog Tied Up In Woods, Left To Die
FREETOWN, N.Y. - Cortland County SPCA and Sheriff's Office are searching for the person or persons who tied up a dog in the woods and abandoned it in the Town of Freetown. Around 4:30 p.m. CCSPCA investigators and the Sheriff's Department responded to the wooded area near 2935 Hoxie Gorge Freetown R
Elite 24 Offense: From A(llen) to Z(ikuski) on Section 4 all-star team
The Elite 24 team is a collaboration of the Press & Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton, Star-Gazette of Elmira and The Ithaca Journal. Members of the newspapers’ sports staffs choose the team as well as the player and coach of the year.
Arc of Madison Cortland launches year-end appeal
Oneida N.Y. — Donations throughout 2018 allowed the Arc of Madison Cortland to provide an assortment of programs and support for people with autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury and other developmental disabilities.
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Community comes to aid of Cuyler family that lost their home to fire
CORTLAND, N.Y. — The communities of Cuyler and DeRuyter are coming together to help a family that lost their home in a fire Sunday night. Firefighters were called to a home at Pease Hill Road in the town of Cuyler Sunday night for a reported structure fire. They arrived to find the house was in flam
UPDATE: Bomb search at TCPL after airport threat Thursday
UPDATE: Tompkins County Public Library has announced they are closing at 3 p.m. today in order to conduct a "precautionary bomb search." Library official Kerry Barnes confirmed that the threat was made via email.
Dogs thrown from vehicle in Ithaca: Beagle will lose his leg
In a very disturbing animal cruelty report, two dogs were thrown from a dark blue vehicle on Interstate 81 near Ithaca. One of the beagles will lose his leg – he suffered the worst injuries.
Police: Ithaca Commons stabbing suspect had out-of-state homicide warrant
ITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) — One of the suspects arrested as part of a stabbing investigation at the Ithaca Commons was wanted in connection to out-of-state investigations. The stabbing occurred at the Ithaca Commons around 6:36 p.m. on December 7.
Nationwide bomb threat spree hits Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Tompkins County has issued a press release regarding a bomb threat that was received today at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. According to the press release, at 1 p.m. on Dec. 13, the airport received a bomb threat. It's part of a nationwide trend today in which bomb threats were sent to many
Dog found tied to a tree in Freetown, saved by passerby
FREETOWN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - SPCA Investigators are working to figure out who tied a dog to a tree in the Cortland County Town of Freetown. The dog was found in a wooded area around 4:30 Thursday afternoon, not far from the 2900 block of Hoxie Gorge Freetown road.
Meet Red, SUNY Cortland's first police dog
Red, SUNY Cortland’s first police dog, has officially joined the department, according to University Police Department Chief Mark DePaull. Red is a six-month-old German short-haired pointer, who will undergo about five months of training before walking the beat, DePaull said. As a skilled bomb-detec
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Re: ‘Tompkins County Workers’ Center Diverts Roughly $20,000 to Support Office of Human Rights Caseload’
As a Cornellian who holds a leadership position within the Tompkins County Workers’ Center, I was heartened to see The Sun publish a detailed report on evolving challenges facing local human rights enforcement. The situation in question is a deeply serious one that has profound implications for the
New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries
New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.
Police: Teen charged in stabbing wanted for murder
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say one of three teenagers accused of stabbing a 24-year-old man was wanted on out-of-state warrants for murder and violating probation in connection with a rape.
Number of Tompkins County residents increases at IC
When students make the commitment to attend college, most of them look forward to venturing into their new lives, learning to live on their own and gaining a college experience. While many students itch to get out of their hometowns to explore a different place, some stay in the comfort of their bac