Record for New and Active COVID Cases Broken in Tompkins Co.

(Dominick Recckio / Tompkins County) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — Tompkins County’s record for new cases of COVID-19 has been broken. The Health Department is reporting 130 new positive cases of COVID today, and a total of 364 active cases. The rise in cases is largely being attributed to the arrival of college students. In response to…

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Taxi Driver Robbed of Vehicle at Gun Point

(Provided) ITHACA, NY — An Ithaca taxi driver was robbed of their vehicle on Saturday.  The Ithaca Police department reported two suspects in the robbery. The victim told police that one of the suspects pointed a rifle at them, demanding the keys to their taxi while they were sitting in the vehicle. The two suspects…

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TC3 and all of SUNY to require students to get Vaccinated

Tompkins Cortland Community College (Provided) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — TC3 is following SUNY’s student vaccination mandate made after the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine earlier this week. Now all institutions of higher education in Tompkins County have vaccine requirements for students starting class this for Fall 2021.  Students attending TC3 must complete their vaccination shots…

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Stand-Off Ends in Arrest at Chestnut Hill Apartment Complex

(Provided) ITHACA, NY —  An hours-long stand-off between police and a suspect barricaded in an apartment ended in arrest on Saturday. Bruce Mead is being charged with two felonies, the criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degrees. The Ithaca Police department reported that two Ithaca Police Officers were dispatched to the…

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