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Tuesday | WENY

NYSEG Pipeline Has Tompkins Co Residents Concerned

NYSEG is getting some pressure from people in Tompkins County who want answers about a pipeline project that would run through Lansing and Dryden.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY, Freeville, NY, Ithaca, NY

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Construction Equipment Guide

Carson Starts Successful Businesses From the Ground Up

John Carson learned the capability and versatility of the equipment he rents firsthand, by using it in growing his own landscaping business.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

14850 Today

Forest Home bridge has reopened to thru traffic

One of the pair of one-lane bridges connecting the East Hill area to the Northeast has reopened to traffic following a delay.

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Related Topix: Forest Home, NY

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Texting-while-driving tickets increasing acrossa

Texting-while-driving tickets increasing across Tier Texting tickets in N.Y. rose after 2011 when tougher driving-texting laws began.

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Related Topix: Broome County, NY, Cayuga County, NY, New York, Lansing, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

N.Y.'s fastest drivers rarely face toughest penalties

N.Y.'s fastest drivers rarely face toughest penalties N.Y.'s most dangerous speeders are usually allowed to plead to lesser charges.

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Related Topix: Broome County, NY, Binghamton, NY

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Lansing Star

Highway Superintendent Nearly Arrested For Addressing Flooding

You would think that fixing chronically flooding areas would be simple: hire an engineer to come up with a plan and implement it.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY

Lansing Star

Lansing Addresses Emergency Preparedness

After a storm that left 3,508 Town of Lansing and 626 Village of Lansing NYSEG customers in the dark last month, Highway Superintendent Jack French told the Town Board that Lansing was not prepared for disasters, and was lucky that the absence of a disaster preparedness plan did not result in more property damage, or in injuries or death.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY, Fire

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WENY

Burlgar Hits Dandy Mini Marts

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglaries at two separate Dandy Mini Marts, over the past two days.

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Related Topix: Slaterville-Springs, NY, Ithaca, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Government Computer News

County digitizes 200 years of records - " and stays on budget

Four years ago, Tompkins County in upstate New York had to make a decision on what to do with nearly 200 years of paper records.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Cornell University, Ithaca College

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Tompkins sets hearing on e-cigarette ban

Tompkins sets hearing on e-cigarette ban E-cigarette use ban for Tompkins workplaces is scheduled for a public hearing Sept.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

WENY

Effective in Schuyler County, Ny Until 8/20/2014 4:30 PM Est

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED AN * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IN... SOUTHEASTERN SCHUYLER COUNTY... WESTERN TOMPKINS COUNTY... * UNTIL 430 PM EDT * AT 125 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN MOVING INTO THE AREA.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Schuyler County, NY, Horseheads, NY

WKTV

Tompkins County man accused of robbing Turning Stone

According to authorities, there was a report of an armed robbery at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Turning Stone Casino.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WENY

String of Ithaca Burglaries Continues

A butcher shop, a convenience store, a sailing shop and a subway. Thieves in Ithaca hit those stores or at least tried to four times in the past three days.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

Tue Aug 12, 2014

B104.7

Nine Suspects Rounded Up In Meth Investigation

District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced today that nine defendants have been arrested in connection with a May 12, 2014 explosion of a clandestine methamphetamine lab in the Town of Locke.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Explosion, Locke, NY, Cayuga County, NY

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Lansing Star

Severe Storms Cause Flood Portions of Lansing

The Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response issued an alert Tuesday warning motorists of road closures on both sides of the lake, due to flooding and downed trees and wires.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Man freed after three murder trials back in jailMan freed after three ...

Man freed after three murder trials back in jail Man freed after three hung juries in 2010 murder jailed after chase by police.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ithaca, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

The Buzz: Free rabies vaccinations available fora

The Buzz: Free rabies vaccinations available for pets Broome County is offering free rabies vaccines for pets through the rest of the year.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Broome County, NY

Tue Aug 05, 2014

WSTM-TV Syracuse

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings & Flood Advisories

An Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory is also in effect for portions of Tompkins and Schuyler counties until 7:00pm for the possibility of localized flood issues on creeks and streams and ponding on roadways.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Schuyler County, NY, Hailstorm, Weather, Tornado, Entertainment

14850 Today

Serious flooding around Ithaca and Lansing after another afternoon of heavy rain

We're hearing lots of reports of localized flooding around Tompkins County after an afternoon of heavy rain.

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Related Topix: Weather, Lansing, NY, Ithaca, NY

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Dangerous hogweed spreading in Southern Tier

Dangerous hogweed spreading in Southern Tier Giant hogweed has been identified at 79 locations in the Southern Tier.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Dryden, NY, Broome County, NY, Chemung County, NY, Chemung, NY

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