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Update: Pickup truck driver issued ticket in Homer motorcycle crash

HOMER, N.Y. - Two people remain hospitalized following a crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle on Route 281 this past weekend. The crash occurred at around 1:08 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Center Street and Route 281. An investigation has determined that the driver of the pickup t

CORTLANDVOICE.COM - 2017-09-18 10:39:48

Jury selection for Cornell stabbing re-trial to continue Tuesday

Nagee Green, a 23-year-old Freeville man has been charged with murder and assault in connection with the death of Ithaca College student Anthony Nazaire. Maggie Gilroy / Staff video Eleven jurors have been selected after two days of jury selection for the re-trial of a Freeville man accused of fata

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 12:03:18

Ask Amy: Sister loses sleep over unethical relationship

Freeville native Amy Dickinson answers your questions on relationships, family, work and more. Look for a new column every day and send your questions to askamy@amydickinson.com. I recently learned that my younger sister is dating a married man. They've been dating for many months. Of course, he c

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 00:13:53

Local leaders approve shared services plan, but acknowledge flaws

After months of meetings, leaders from 35 local municipalities and school districts of Onondaga County voted Sept. 13 to approve version 2.01 of the County-Wide Shared Services Plan. The town of Otisco was the only municipality to vote against the plan. The plan could save county taxpayers as much a

EAGLENEWSONLINE.COM - 2017-09-18 23:11:50

Trio accused of stealing $10K in baby formula from Wal-Mart

Three suspects are accused of stealing about $10,000 worth of Enfamil powder baby formula from a Wal-Mart store in Cortland County, according to state police, and they could be responsible for similar thefts in the region. According to troopers, other baby formula thefts are being investigated at Wa

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 12:57:07

Volunteers needed to serve as nursing home ombudsmen

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- ARISE is seeking volunteers to advocate for nursing home residents and help resolve their complaints. The nonprofit agency oversees the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program in Onondaga, Cortland, Oswego and Cayuga counties. The purpose of the program is to protect the health, safety, w

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-18 18:23:43

Finger Lakes Land Trust buys 50 acres for conservation near Danby State Forest

The Finger Lakes Land Trust recently acquired 50 wooded acres of land in Caroline, bringing the Land Trust and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation closer to its goal of preserving 50,000 acres of local land from future development. The nonprofit Land Trust was able to purchas

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 19:05:07

Are you a Drug Dealer?

Are you a druganddealer don't know it? Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken wit

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-17 07:21:50

Cornell expert says leaf peeping to be "fantastic" this fall

Hot days and cool nights mean conditions are ripe for prime fall colors to come in this fall, a Cornell University professor says. Karl Niklas, a Cornell University professor of plant biology whose research focuses on the relationship between plants and the physical environment said a mix of adequa

ITHACA.COM - 2017-09-18 17:38:00

State Police ID man killed in Tompkins County crash

CAROLINE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - State Police have identified a man who died in a one-vehicle crash in the Tompkins County town of Caroline Friday afternoon. 53-year-old Thomas Ricciuti of Ithaca was killed around 4:34 p.m. when his pickup truck went off of Gulf Creek Road near the intersection with Shind

WETM - 2017-09-19 13:50:38

Dog saves its family before house burns to the ground

TALLAHASEE, FL - Their night was far from restful. James Parsons had gone to sleep early in his family's Woodville mobile home. His wife, meanwhile, was just heading to bed. But that Tuesday morning at 1:56 a.m., the family's 3-year-old chihuahua-dachshund Sir LaRue Winnieschnitzle was restless. The

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 12:25:48

Up Periscope: U.S. Navy to use Xbox game controller on submarines

Microsoft has finally unveiled its new console - officially named the Xbox One X. It will be launched worldwide on November 7th and cost $499. Newslook The U.S. Navy will begin using Xbox 360 video game controllers to operate periscopes on some of its newer, most advanced submarines. The USS Colora

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 18:51:34

Hurricane Irma: University of South Florida leader fled state as students braced for storm, report says

For the residents of the Bayshore Towers, seeing some aluminum carport panels on the ground was not near the level of destruction they expected from Hurricane Irma. Kelly Jordan, USA TODAY As Hurricane Irma bore down on students at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, the school's lea

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 17:52:04

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy

Toys 'R' Us may file for bankruptcy as early as this week. The toy retailer which has multiple stores around the country has struggled to continue growing its business. Wochit Toys R Us, facing imminent deadlines to pay off hundreds of millions in debt, said Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 04:25:52

National Hunting and Fishing Day encourages sportsmen to get outside and promote sport

With rising childhood obesity rates, here are 5 tips to keep your kids healthy over the summer. Maggie Gilroy / Staff video National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, and the New York State Department of Conservation is encouraging hunters and anglers to participate -- and anyone can fish the fr

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 14:49:24

This is why an online search for Avril Lavigne is dangerous

Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was the most likely celebrity to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. Time If you ever find yourself searching online for Avril Lavigne, use extra caution. The singer is considered the most dang

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 13:59:34

Driver dies after truck hits ditch in Tompkins County; identity released

CAROLINE, N.Y. -- A man died Friday afternoon when his truck hit a ditch and tipped over in Tompkins County, according to the New York State Police. Thomas B. Ricciuti, 53, of Ithaca, was driving south on Gulf Creek Road in Caroline in his pickup truck when he drove off the road and hit a ditch, pol

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:42:00

At 35, a young dad strives to save $4,000 a month

Adam Ligman has it all: a nice home, great job and a super-cute wife and kids. "I'm fortunate because we're able to get what we need," says Ligman, 35, an area sales manager at Intuitive Surgical, a maker of robotic surgical systems, in Pittsburgh. "Sometimes, the extras have to wait, but savings

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 11:00:07

State Police investigating fatal crash in Caroline

New York State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash in Caroline that took the life of an Ithaca man last Friday. The crash occurred on Gulf Creek Road, north of the Shindagin Hollow Road intersection, at approximately 4:34 p.m. Thomas B. Ricciuti, 53, was traveling south when his 2003 Fo

ITHACA.COM - 2017-09-19 15:30:00

Attack on black Cornell Univ. student under investigation

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - Cornell University plans to form a task force to address what its president calls "persistent problems of bigotry and intolerance" at the Ivy League school in the wake of the beating of a black student. Authorities in Ithaca say they're looking into whether last week's attack aga

MORNING TIMES - 2017-09-19 18:42:49