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MORE: Elmira man arrested in connection to robbery, shots fired report in the Town of Ithaca
ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – WENY News is learning more about the man arrested following reports of shots fired in the Town of Ithaca. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office tells WENY News 23-year-old Jesse Hill of Elmira was arrested in connection with the incident.
Foodnet's 6th Annual Mac 'N Cheese Bowl to feature variety of cheesy dishes
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Ready to get cheesy? With great enthusiasm, Foodnet Meals on Wheels announces the 6th Annual Mac 'n Cheese Bowl to take place 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Ithaca High School's cafeteria. The Bowl has become a local favorite March tradition in Ithaca.
Odd-even parking returns to Ithaca with the snowy forecast
With just over a week to go until the end of the odd-even parking season (which runs November 1st through April 1st), the City of Ithaca has gone back to odd-even parking restrictions for the time being, even though they have mostly been suspended this season as they were last winter.
High speed chase ends in Alpine Junction
UPDATE (3/21/19) The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has released more information regarding the high speed pursuit that started in Tompkins County Wednesday evening. Deputies say around 6:10 p.m., they responded to the 300 block of Maple Avenue in the Town of Ithaca for a report of shots fired. Up
Construction beginning on State Route 14 in Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) - NYSDOT will resume construction on State Route 14 in the Village of Watkins Glen on Monday, March 25. The installation of new sidewalks, ADA ramps, islands, drainage structures, curbing, lighting, and signal work will continue as part of the ongoing paving project.
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.
Trumansburg native dies during military free-fall training
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WBNG) — A U.S. Army sergeant with ties to Tompkins County passed away during a military exercise, military officials say. According to a news release on the United States Army website, Sgt. First Class Ethan Carpenter, who is originally from Trumansburg, died during a free-fall tra
Woodstock 50 To Include Plenty Of Nashville Talent
Woodstock is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a giant festival at Watkins Glen, New York, slated for Aug. 16-18. Performers with Nashville ties who are set to appear include The Ranconteurs, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Larkin Poe, Anderson East, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Marg
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.
Esopus seeks longer comment period on NY state's cleanup plan for Dyno Nobel site
PORT EWEN, N.Y. — The town of Esopus is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to extend by 90 days the comment period regarding the planned cleanup of the Hercules Powder Co./Dyno Nobel property off Route 9W.
BREAKING: Schuyler sex offender sentence reduced to four months of weekends in jail
SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Shawn Wheeler, the Schuyler County sex offender sentenced to weekends in jail for six months, has had his sentenced reduced to weekends in jail for four months, according to the District Attorney's Office.
8-Year-Old Homeless Nigerian Refugee Wins New York State Chess Championship
After winning the New York State chess championship, 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a Nigerian refugee, returned to the homeless shelter where he lives with his family. Earlier this month, Tanitoluwa, who goes by Tani, earned first place at the 52nd New York State Scholastic Championships tournament
Reputed mob associate who appeared on RHONJ charged in N.Y. with assaulting woman: police
A reputed mob associate from North Bergen who has dabbled in acting and directing has been charged in Manhattan with assaulting a woman, a New York Police Department spokeswoman confirmed.
New marketing campaign sells Ithaca and Tompkins County as career hubs
Over the last three years, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce has been developing a marketing campaign to help local businesses find employees. The new campaign, Live in Ithaca, was launched earlier this week and is designed to target people who are looking to come work in Ithaca and to foster
Cortland man charged in sex abuse case
A 60-year-old Cortland man was arraigned Monday on charges he sexually abused a child “over the course of several years,” beginning when the child was younger than 13, according to city police.
Suspect in custody after report of gunshot on Ithaca's East Hill
UPDATE (8:20 p.m.) – This story was updated with additional information from the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office. ITHACA, N.Y. – Police have arrested a suspect after responding to a report of shots fired on the 300 block of Maple Avenue in Ithaca at about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries are report
SPCA of Tompkins County looking for boombox-style CD players
ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – As spring-cleaning season kicks off, the SPCA of Tompkins County says it is looking for boombox-style CD players for their pets. The SPCA says the players are used to play quiet music for pets in the intake and recovery areas.
An Evergreen Mission: 30 Years of Piece-by-Piece Conservation
Ithaca is gorges for a reason, and not just geologically. It has taken both physical labor and legislative pushes, to maintain the area’s aesthetically pleasing wealth of natural wonders.
Crisisline working restore overnight service at local call center
ITHACA, N.Y. — Trained volunteers and counselors answer phone calls from folks having suicidal thoughts or experiencing emotional distress 365 days a year at the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service's Crisisline in Tompkins County, but the hotline needs additional funding to ensure the phones get a
Cuomo Starting to Balk on Recreational Marijuana
As pushback continues to soar from law enforcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is having second thoughts about making recreational marijuana legal in New York. At a recent Rockland Business Association meeting in February at the Pearl River Hilton, an overflow crowd listened to Rockland County Sheriff Lou Fa