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Police identify body of man found near Creek Walk Trailhead

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police have identified the body of a man who was found in the area of the Creek Walk Trailhead on Monday afternoon. Police say the man, John C. Frazier, was reported missing on Nov. 18, 2017, and he'd last been seen at the Destiny USA mall. Investigators believe F

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-21 15:38:37

Police procession brings 10-year-old Ithaca police officer to his final resting place

ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Multiple police and fire agencies were part of a procession that led a young officer back home to Ithaca to be laid to rest. Police call it an End of Watch - when a member has answered their last call. 10-year-old Colin Hayward Toland had risen to the ranks of the Ithaca Po

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-21 03:36:54

Honor Guard escorts Officer Colin home to Ithaca

Officer Colin Hayward Tolin's body was escorted by first responders back to Ithaca on Tuesday, with supporters lining the route from Syracuse to Ithaca to pay their respects. Kate Collins / Staff video When Officer Colin Hayward Toland's body came home to Ithaca on Tuesday night, his brothers and s

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-21 18:35:58

Finger Lakes Thaw: Inside the all-over festival taking over Ithaca

Bracing the wind and the middle of winter in New York City, groups of people travel from ballroom to hotel to bar, hats on heads and mittens on hands. Opening the doors to the venues, the sounds of trumpets and bass blare, welcoming the people from the cold into the warmth of lights and jazz music.

ITHACA.COM - 2018-03-21 15:37:00

Chasing the trains of Tompkins County

With a hiss and groan from the undercarriage, the bus creaks to a stop by the side of the road and the 50 riders rise from their streets and into the sunlight. The voice of David Rossiter, a Cornell Soil and Crop Scientist known more for his unapologetic enthusiasm for trains, blares like a carnival

ITHACA.COM - 2018-03-21 17:52:00

Public Safety Logs Feb. 26-March 3

Criminal Tampering 3rd Degree Location: School of Music Summary: Officer reported unknown person tampered with screens. Master Patrol Officer Jon Elmore responded. Petit Larceny Over $200 Location: West Tower Summary: Caller reported unknown person stole watch. Master Patrol Officer Bruce Holmstock

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2018-03-21 21:28:08

New music festival breaks the ice in Ithaca

Two days. Thirty-five bands. Five venues. All in Ithaca. The Finger Lakes Thaw festival, a two-day music festival with 35 local and national acts, will take place March 23 from 6 p.m. to midnight and March 24 from 2 p.m. to midnight in venues on the Ithaca Commons. The festival is the first project

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2018-03-20 13:00:36

Tompkins cops catch up on mental health

Law enforcement is constantly changing: upgrading tactics, weapons, vehicles, equipment, all in the name of protecting the public. But some parts of law enforcement stay the same, ingrained in the force the same as a badge and a gun. Those are the parts Eric Weaver, a retired Rochester Police Office

ITHACA.COM - 2018-03-21 15:35:00

Election Results: Tight race in Dryden as Democrats sweep in Trumansburg

A coalition of candidates formed to oppose their town board's philosophy toward a controversial housing project saw their efforts fall short in the Trumansburg Town Elections last night, with all of their candidates falling short to established Democrats. Town board member Rordan Hart - who received

ITHACA.COM - 2018-03-21 11:31:00

Ithaca man charged in Bath robbery/assault case

An Ithaca man has been jailed after police charged him in connection with a robbery incident last month in the Village of Bath. Bath police charged Devante A. Johnson, 25, of Ithaca, with second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree gang assault, all felonies. Johnson was taken int

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-20 16:43:22

Sheriff: Two injured after truck hits horse-drawn wagon in Cayuga County

A man and his son were injured when a pickup truck struck their horse-drawn wagon in the town of Cato Saturday. The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office said the crash occurred at approximately 6:55 p.m. A 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Wayne W. Peters, 53, of Jordan, struck a horse-drawn wagon fro


Police investigate body found along Onondaga Creekwalk behind Destiny USA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Police this afternoon are investigating a body found near Onondaga Creek behind Destiny USA mall in Syracuse, an official confirmed. The Onondaga County Medical Examiner's staff arrived at the creekwalk that runs between the creek and the mall shortly after 5 p.m. to recover the bo


10-year-old honorary Ithaca officer dies after battle with brain cancer

ITHACA, N.Y. -- A 10-year-old boy battling brain cancer who became an honorary Ithaca police officer died Saturday, the police department said. Colin Hayward Toland became an honorary officer in September 2016. He was enlisted in December 2016 to arrest the Grinch for trying to steal Christmas in It


One person injured in Cincinnatus crash

CORTLAND, N.Y. - One person was hospitalized following a rollover crash in the town of Cincinnatus Friday morning. Cincinnatus Fire & Ambulance responded to a crash on Lower Cincinnatus Road, near McFarlane Road, late Friday morning for a rollover crash with injuries. One person was extricated from


Conquest structure fire quickly extinguished

Firefighters quickly extinguished a structure fire in the town of Conquest on Monday night. The first call came in just before 7:15 p.m. of a fire in a two-car garage at 2033 River Road. Reports said smoke could be seen from a distance and by the time firefighters arrived just before 7:30, the smoke

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-03-20 00:30:00

Among 'Good Days and Bad Days,' Arrested Ex-Cornell Student Harbored a Fear of Attacks

Maximilien Reynolds '19, who was on leave from Cornell, was arrested last week. Friends said he was a compassionate, funny person, but that he also harbored a fear that someone would attack him or people he cared about. Friends described the former Cornell student who police said kept an AR-15 rifle


Groton High School honors career and technical education students

Tompkins County students explain why they participated in the National School Walkout, and they express their thoughts and opinions on several issues. Matt Steecker / Ithaca Journal The Career and Tech Center at the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES has recognized the following Groton student as an outst

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-20 11:42:40

FBI and Ithaca Police Find AR-15, Bomb-Like Devices in Former Cornell Student's Apartment

FBI agents and local police seized an unassembled AR-15 rifle, bomb-like devices, a bulletproof vest, large quantities of ammunition, a homemade silencer, a gas mask and more from a former Cornell University student's apartment last week, the authorities said. Police arrested the former student, Max


Police Stunned at Amount of Weapons found during an Arrest in Ithaca

What started as a suspicious incident report-- resulted in one Ithaca man being arrested for having a stockpile of weapons and several destructive devices. The Ithaca Police Department arrested 20-year-old Maximilien Reynolds at an apartment on the 100 Block of Dryden Rd. During the investigation,


Ithaca Police discover cache of weapons in Dryden Road apartment

Ithaca Police have announced the conclusion of an investigation into "suspicious activity" which ended in the arrest of an Ithaca man for a litany of weapons charges. Maximilien Reynolds. 20, of Ithaca, was charged after officials from the Ithaca Police Department and the FBI followed up on a tip th