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1 — Ithaca Voice reporting questions timeline of police statements
Ithaca police, call records differ on key timing in incident involving unarmed teens – Police have released a statement of “clarification regarding the timeline of events” during the incident. The Ithaca Voice 2 — Police released more information in response to those questions
UPDATE: Ithaca police sergeant pulled gun on two, not four, teens – Among the information revealed in the release was that the sergeant pulled his weapon on two, not four, teenagers. The Ithaca Voice 3 — Some good news! An important step in post-Simeon’s rebuilding
Titus Gallery, shuttered and splintered in Simeon’s crash, reopens with eye to the future – After nearly two months of restoration, the Titus Gallery is reopening its doors The Ithaca Voice
Matthew Titus 4 — Another rehabilitation success story
On CNN, exonerated Ithaca police lieutenant talks race relations, Ferguson – Ithaca police Lt. Marlon Byrd appeared on CNN’s New Day program this weekend to discuss race relations in Ferguson and draw from his personal experiences on the force. The Ithaca Voice
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
Storm knocks down power lines in Ithaca – An electrical storm passing through the Finger Lakes region Wednesday, cut power for more than 600 NYSEG customers and closed some Tompkins County government buildings for several hours. The Ithaca Journal 6 — The Journal also reported on jail story
Tompkins’ jail alternatives report spurs discussion – Meetings packed with picket signs and hearings occupied by hours of public comment led Tompkins County to explore more alternatives to incarceration. The Ithaca Journal 7 —WHCU reported on a meeting at city hall
Ithaca residents question IPD grant, call for “community-oriented policing” – Several Ithaca residents attended a meeting at city hall Wednesday. WHCU Radio 8 — IC doesn’t have a mascot, still, but …
Ithaca College announces ‘new visual identity’ – Ithaca College and its Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports have unveiled a new visual identity for the athletics program. Ithaca College 9 — Put on your (walking) shoes
A Walk About Town: Intrepid Critics Hit Up Ithaca’s ‘Art in the Heart’ – Ithaca is a small city with a remarkably (if not crazily) outsized art scene. The Ithaca Times 10 — Ice bucket challenge reaches Ithaca!
Cornell police chief targets President David Skorton … for ice bucket challenge – The president of the United States is not going to be doing the ice bucket challenge. But should the president of Cornell? The Ithaca Voice