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Homer Elementary and others celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

ENDWELL (WBNG) — March 21 is known as World Down Syndrome Day and at Homer Brink Elementary there was lots of music, dancing, and high-fives. That’s how students celebrated their fellow classmates Grady and Morgan, who both have Down Syndrome.


This 8-Year-Old Homeless New York State Chess Champion Has Moved Into A New Apartment

Tanitoluwa Adewumi won first place for his age group at the competition without a single defeat. An 8-year-old chess champion whose refugee family has been living at a homeless shelter for the past two years was recently named a New York State Chess Champion.


Winter storm warning issued for Cortland County

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A winter storm warning has been issued for Cortland County from 2 a.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Saturday. Heavy snow is expected, with total accumulations of 5-9 inches in the lower elevations and up to 9-15 inches over higher terrain, forecasters said.


Assemblyman Cahill reacts to Gov. Cuomo pulling marijuana legalization from proposed budget

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A Kingston state lawmaker says Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to remove marijuana legalization from his budget does not matter because it was “seriously misplaced” from the start.


Weekday top 5: Locke fire, Auburn drug overdoses, Cayuga County crime stories

The Citizen's top five most-read stories of the work week. A home in the town of Locke was extensively damaged by fire Tuesday. The call came in at 1:10 p.m. for a fire at 4689 W. Cayuga St. near West Hill Road in Locke. Smoke was observed coming from the roof, and multiple fire departments were cal


New York Comptroller Tells Cortland County to Better Track Finances

The New York State Comptroller is telling Cortland County it has to keep better tabs on its finances. According to the review from Democrat Thomas DiNapoli’s office, the Legislature has not audited claims since 2015, the clerks in the finance office have access to the financial software to issue che


AG Barr keeps Mueller report under wraps, with no public word on Russia probe, as further Trump investigations unfold in N.Y.

The long-awaited details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report remained under wraps Saturday, with Attorney General William Barr holding off for at least one more day on the release of its major conclusions to a deeply-divided nation and Congress.


Senator Seward Visits American Legion Reps From 51st District

Senator James Seward met yesterday in Albany with American Legion representatives from throughout the 51st Senate District, including Francis Riter from Homer Post 465 (pictured right).


Gov. Cuomo releases St. Patrick’s Day weekend tickets, arrests by region

ALBANY, N.Y. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York State Police issued 13,038 tickets and arrested 259 people for impaired driving during this past St. Patrick’s Day weekend.


New York state acquires Catskill land, site of historic hotel

CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has acquired a tract in the Catskills that includes remnants of a historic hotel and provides increased access to a popular network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails.


Honoring the youngest Ithaca Police Officer who lost his life to cancer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Colin Hayward-Toland touched the lives of those in our own community and beyond, reaching people who never met him, but were rooting for him. Colin was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was just two years old. He passed away in March 2018, but not before living out his d


Cuomo Not In Favor Of Online Gambling [POLL]

Let's say you have money burning a hole in your pocket and you know — you just know — which team is going to win the next round of March Madness. So you grab your cellphone and go to your favorite sports betting site and place a bet, right?


Cornell's Dean gets big upset

Myles Martin had only surrendered one takedown all year, let alone a loss. In the last two years only Bo Nickal has been able to beat him. And, just a few weeks ago in Ithaca, He scored more than a few takedowns of his own to beat Max Dean handily. Problem is, no one told Max Dean Myles Martin was u


Messy storm still to bring colder air, more snow today into Friday night

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 8 AM Saturday for Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, and Northern Wayne (PA) Counties. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 8 AM Saturday for Broome, Tioga, Sullivan, Bradford (PA), Susquehanna (PA), and Southern Wayne (PA) Counties.


Ithaca native to be featured on "Shark Tank" follow-up

(WSYR-TV) - An Ithaca-native will be featured once again on ABC's "Shark Tank" on NewsChannel 9 at 10 p.m. on Sunday. Joshua Esnard and his product, The Cut Buddy, gained popularity following his debut pitch to the sharks.


Murder at the Mansion | Good Morning Cortland

On this week's episode of Good Morning Cortland, we took a tour inside The 1890 House Museum. Subscribe to our Newsletter: https://bit.ly/2QrUkSm. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cortlandvoice.


St. Jude gala in Syracuse to honor 10-year-old boy who fought, died of cancer

SYRACUSE, N.y. -- The annual Syracuse for St. Jude gala Saturday night will honor a 10-year-old boy who battled cancer before dying last year. Colin Hayward Toland, of Ithaca, was 2 years old when doctors discovered he had ependymoma, a malignant brain cancer. He went through multiple brain surgerie


Threat leads to arrest for Cortland man

A Cortland man threatened a woman by swinging a kitchen knife at her throat Monday night at a city home before fighting with police, according to the Cortland Police Department.


New York Special Olympics Sixth Annual Polar Plunge in Ithaca

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)--Tomorrow afternoon Ithaca will be holding their sixth annual polar plunge at Taughannock Falls State Park beach! WENY met with the Director of development for the New York Special Olympics to find out about how much planning and work goes into an event such as this. There is only


Auburn man gets prison time for biting a police officer

AUBURN — An Auburn man will spend time in prison for biting a police officer. In August, Rian Glover, 41, was running around in people's yards and banging on doors in the area of Grove Avenue in Auburn when he resisted arrest and bit and injured an Auburn Police Department officer.