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1 — Major news about the trucking company in the Simeon’s crash
Trucking firm in Simeon’s crash has lost its operating authority from feds – The company that owns the truck that crashed into Simeon’s on the Commons in June has lost its authority to operate across state lines, according to federal documents. The Ithaca Voice
2 — GrassRoots faces lawsuit from woman over falling umbrella
Woman sues GrassRoots after umbrella falls on her head during music festival – An umbrella fell 20 feet from the bleachers at the GrassRoots fairgrounds and landed on a woman’s head. The Ithaca Voice 3 — An in-depth look at Ithaca’s job statistics. Good & bad news
Understand the double-edged sword in Ithaca’s latest jobs numbers – A look a the latest local jobs numbers, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Ithaca Voice
4 — The second in a popular feature looking at old photos of Ithaca
14 old photos of Ithacans enjoying the lakes: Throwback Thursday – Last week, The Ithaca Voice took you back in time to the 19th Century for a photo gallery of 9 photos of the gorges taken in the 1800s. The Ithaca Voice
5 — A fatal accident in a nearby county. The Times reports
Spencer Driver Killed in Vehicle Accident in Covert – A Spencer man was killed in a two-vehicle accident on route 89 in the town of Covert Wednesday. The Ithaca Times 6 — A call for clarity about an IPD grant and an IPD incident
Ithaca officials call for ‘clear distinction’ between SWAT funding, incident with teens – “Let’s make a clear distinction between the grant for SWAT equipment versus the incident that happened.” The Ithaca Voice 7 — Local man facing sex charges
Groton man faces new sex abuse charges – Charles J. Garcia, 33, was being interviewed by state police in March. The Ithaca Journal 8 — 15 days behind bars for activist’s role in natural gas protest
Activist sentenced to jail for natural gas protest – Jeremy Alderson, an activist from Hector who has opposed plans to create natural gas storage facilities near Seneca Lake, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 days in jail on a trespassing charge. The Ithaca Journal 9 — From the theatre to the theater
British plays to be shown at Ithaca movie theater – Cinemapolis announced yesterday a new season of National Theatre Live, which broadcasts British plays in movie houses across the world. The Ithaca Voice 10 — Cuomo’s challenger makes the case that she may win
Opinion: Why Zephyr Teachout Just Might Win – Teachout’s campaign manager Mike Boland makes the case. From the Zephyr Teachout campaign