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 — Ithaca Voice reporting questions timeline of police statements

2 — Police released more information in response to those questions

3 — Some good news! An important step in post-Simeon’s rebuilding

Matthew Titus

4 — Another rehabilitation success story

Lt. Marlon Byrd, center, on CNN. Before his exoneration by the FBI, his name was dragged through the mud by local media. (Courtesy of Twitter user @Joe14850)

5 — A few inches of rain in Ithaca; The Journal reports

6 — The Journal also reported on jail story

7 —WHCU reported on a meeting at city hall

8 — IC doesn’t have a mascot, still, but …

9 — Put on your (walking) shoes

10 — Ice bucket challenge reaches Ithaca!

Jeff Stein

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