A sergeant investigating a reported arson, shown above, pulled his weapon on 4 teenagers Saturday night. The police timeline and records give different accounts of the incident. (Reader photo)

Welcome to the quickest way to learn the day’s most important local news.

We call it the Ithaca news cheat sheet. It features a rundown of the 10 biggest headlines from the area.

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— Jeff Stein


1 — Parents speak out after police pull gun on sons

2 — Riding on elephants, sleeping in the jungle … inside the long journey to Ithaca

May, (front row, 2nd from left) and her family after they fled Burma. May, (front row, 2nd from left), after she, her mother and brothers are reunited with her father.
May, (front row, 2nd from left) and her family after they fled Burma. May, (front row, 2nd from left), after she, her mother and brothers are reunited with her father.

3 — Frustrations mount as more Ithaca businesses are targeted by burglars

4 — Though one would-be burglar was arrested after a failed break-in attempt

5 — And law enforcement also did a great job at the jail

A photo from the Kiwanis event today.

6 — New cops were added to the IPD

Chief Barber, far left, and Mayor Myrick, far right, with IPD’s newest officers.
Chief Barber, far left, and Mayor Myrick, far right, with IPD’s newest officers.

7 — The Journal writes a preview for the fall sports season

8 — Could Tompkins County ban e-cigarettes?

9 — Inside Dryden’s fight against national oil giants

10 — Ithaca’s Dustin Brown involved in ice bucket challenge

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.