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Car Chase Leads Deputies Through Cayuga & Tompkins Counties

A car chase Wednesday night in Cayuga County led tot arrest of an Auburn woman. The Sheriff’s Office reports deputies responded to State Route 34B in the Town of Scipio around 11:30p for reports a person driving under the influence of drugs with a child in the vehicle. After locating the vehicle, the driver fled, leading to a pursuit. Deputies called off the pursuit, deciding to follow from a distance, as not to put the child in danger.
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July 1 update from Health Department on COVID-19 cases

The Tompkins County Health Department says there have now been 22,466 total positive cases in Tompkins County, 30 more than on Thursday, and a total of 1,918,689 tests conducted. The Health Department is also now reporting positive self-test results that have been submitted through their online portal. They say there are 5 new positive self-test results for a total of 3,166 submitted. There will be no Health Department update on Monday.
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Man accused of attacking woman on first day of new job

ROME — A Tompkins County man is accused of attacking and choking a woman in the parking lot of Deployed Global Solutions on McPike Road Monday afternoon, on the first day of his new job, according to the Rome Police Department. Police said Justin T. Tani, 44, of Newfield,...
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Woman flees from police with 10-year-old child in vehicle

Police arrested a motorist after a pursuit through Cayuga and Tompkins County. According to a news release, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christina M. Deuel, 44, for reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle. On July 29, members of...
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‘EXTRAORDINARY GIFT’: Finger Lakes Land Trust celebrates acquisition of 200-year-old fieldstone home, 140 acres in Enfield

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired one of its most-significant pieces of property to date. In a recent press release, the Land Trust said they received an historic 200-year-old fieldstone home and more than 140 acres of woodlands in the town of Enfield. It was a donation, which sits directly adjacent to Robert H. Treman State Park.
ITHACA, NY
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Dandy at Rogan’s Corner has closed, will reopen under new owner

The Dandy Mini Mart at Rogan’s Corner on Ithaca’s south hill has closed, and “will reopen soon under new management,” a Dandy representative tells 14850 Today. The decades-old convenience store was taken over by Dandy, a family-owned chain of gas stations and mini marts, just four years ago.
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Finger Lakes Land Trust receives massive land donation

ENFIELD, N.Y. (WHCU) – A land donation for preservation. The Finger Lakes Land Trust announcing a donation of 140 acres and a historic home near Robert H. Treman State Park. The property in the town of Enfield borders the park and was gifted by local Margaret Bald, who passed away in 2020. The home was built in 1882 and will be sold separately as a historic landmark with 3.5 acres. A hiking trail will be created in the remaining land to connect with the Finger Lakes Trail.
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FLLT Receives 200yr Old Home & Over 140 Acres of Land in Enfield

An historic 200 year old home and over 140 acres of land in the Town of Enfield have been donated to The Finger Lakes Land Trust. The land, directly adjacent to Robert H Treman State Park, features a mix of fields and forests. The trust will work with state park officials, the Cayuga Trails Club, and the Finger Lakes Trail Conference to develop a plan to conserve the land and create a hiking path, connected to the nearby Finger Lakes Trail.
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Investigation finds Groton man in possession of illegal "ghost guns"

On June 24, 2022, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at Ithaca arrested and charged Samual H. Bucko, age 23 of Groton, NY with the following crimes:. Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree – class “C” felony. Two counts of Criminal Possession...
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Tompkins County reveals name for merging health department

ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) — Tompkins County has revealed a name for a merging department. The Public Health and Mental Health departments are becoming one. Health Director Frank Kruppa says the name will be Tompkins County Whole Health. At Tuesday’s Board of Health meeting, Kruppa explained what led to the...
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June 30 update from Health Department on COVID-19 cases

The Tompkins County Health Department says there have now been 22,436 total positive cases in Tompkins County, 24 more than on Wednesday, and a total of 1,918,336 tests conducted. The Health Department is also now reporting positive self-test results that have been submitted through their online portal. They say there are 6 new positive self-test results for a total of 3,161 submitted.
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Tompkins County Sheriff Offering Civil Service Exam

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s department is holding a civil service exam in September for anyone who is interested. Those who are interested in taking the exam must sign up for the exam by July 8th. The department is encouraging individuals to sign up for the exam as the TCSO...
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Lansing to fill potholes in the town

LANSING, N.Y. (WHCU) — A town in Tompkins County will be plugging its potholes. Lansing town officials recently approved funding to repair roads. More than $45,000 will be spent. The money will be reimbursed by the state’s Pave Our Potholes program.

Commercial burglary under investigation in Tompkins County

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a commercial burglary that happened on Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. They’re asking anyone with information about it to call IPD. Officers were dispatched to K&H Redemption Center on West State Street for a commercial burglary. Upon arrival, the suspect was gone, but signs of forced entry into the business were apparent.