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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

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

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

Department of Environmental Conservation Investigates Groundwater Contamination in Ithaca

A mobile home park in Ithaca built on a dump in the 1970s is undergoing investigation by the Department of Environmental Conservation to detect whether contaminants in the area's groundwater are a potential hazard to residents' health and a source of toxic leakage into the town water supply. The DEC

CORNELL DAILY SUN - 2018-03-22 05:01:49

'I explode': Cheri Lindsey's killer was denied parole in 2017

Jean Lindsey of Binghamton talks about her family staying together after the murder of daughter Cheri. In the 34 years since Cheri was killed, the Lindsey family has stayed together; Jean and her husband David recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Wochit Thirty-three years were spent behind bar

PRESSCONNECTS - 2018-03-21 15:29:02

Billboard To Pay Tribute To Cows In I-86 Crash

ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- The 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' wants to honor the cattle killed in a crash last Friday. The animal rights organization announced its plan to place a memorial billboard on I-86 near eastbound exit 56. Last Friday, at around 12:30 a.m. a tractor trailer was invo

NEWSCHANNEL 36 - 2018-03-22 08:06:00

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

Ithacon welcomes geekdom to Ithaca - for all ages

The legacy of comics looms large over American life. Take Superman, for example. Superheros like him, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Spiderman have been such a source of inspiration and creativity since their inception that their story has become inextricable from ours. What child has not thrilled inward

ITHACA.COM - 2018-03-21 15:58:00

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


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

Former Cornell student to use insanity defense following weapons bust

A former Cornell student accused of possessing bomb-making materials and other weapons and combat gear at his Collegetown apartment intends to rely on the defense of insanity. Reynolds is charged with possession of a destructive device and a silencer, as well as aiding and abetting the straw purchas

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-20 19:16:10

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


Parents, former staff allege conduct issues at Enfield Elementary

As a bit of a rule, the Ithaca City School District Board of Education attempts to meet with the building leaders of each of its dozen schools each year in order to get the pulse of what is happening within them. Last week's meeting, with the principals of two of its rural elementary schools in Caro

ITHACA.COM - 2018-03-20 20:08:00

Intoxicated Columbia Cross Roads Man Assaults Sayre Officers

SAYRE, Pa. (18 NEWS)- - A Columbia Cross Roads man is behind bars after assaulting multiple police officers on St. Patrick's Day. According to Sayre Borough Police, it started at about 10:30 Saturday night when they received reports of a black male knocking on doors and yelling obscenities in the ar

WETM - 2018-03-20 14:20:25

Wanted: Reward Offered For Arrest

The Broome County District Attorney's Office and Binghamton Police Department are offering a $5,000 reward, leading to the arrest of Valentino F. Mondolfi. A material witness warrant has been issued for Mondolfi's arrest. Last known address: 124 Mason Ave., Binghamton. Mondolfi is described as a whi


Beloved Lt. Colin, Ithaca's Youngest Police Officer, Dies at Age 10

Officer Colin, Ithaca's youngest police officer, died Saturday after eight years of battling brain cancer, according to a Facebook post by his family. He was 10 years old. Colin Kiyoshi Hayward Toland passed away at St. Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. An Ithaca local, Colin had been treated


Tip from local business led police to discovery of huge weapons cache at Ithaca apartment

Sgt. Steven Shirley, of the Cornell University Police Department, was recognized as the Officer of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga. He and other officers speak during a recognition luncheon. Matt Steecker / Ithaca Journal Thanks to a tip from a local business, an unassembled AR-15-st


Former Corning Fire Lieutenant Sentenced to Fire Years Probation for Selling Heroin

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS)- - The former Corning Fire Lieutenant accused of selling heroin is granted a plea deal and sentenced to five years probation in Chemung County Court Monday. 43-year-old, Thomas Margeson was arrested and charged with selling heroin back in September. The arrest came after a 1


Letter to the Editor: Protestant Community alum responds to Ithacan article

I was very involved in the protestant community while I was at IC (2009-2013). Reading this article made me very upset. I am a very liberal individual. I was on the PC Counsel, the PC Board, and was one of the PC representatives for the Interfaith Counsel. I have often prided myself for being an all