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1 — 6 months for boyfriend whose girlfriend was found dead on the side of the road
Man admits to felony in death of girlfriend found on Tompkins County road – For leaving the scene of a property accident. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Good news: More money for Ithacans struggling to buy homes
Ithaca gets $2 million from feds to fight affordable housing crunch – “The $2 million in new money is going to be a real boost to our efforts.” The Ithaca Voice
3 — Moving toward a solution on truck safety in Ithaca
Truck safety group meets, pursues ‘range of solutions’ after fatal crash – Local and state officials met at Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton’s office last Thursday to discuss how to improve truck safety in Ithaca. The Ithaca Voice
4 — Bad accident late Tuesday hospitalized 1; updates tomorrow
1 flown to hospital after motorcycle accident in Ithaca – One person is being airlifted to an area hospital after an accident involving a motorcycle in Ithaca Tuesday evening. The Ithaca Voice
5 — A big emergency response to a tree that downed power lines
Tree falls on power lines, shutting road in Ithaca – Cliff Street was closed after a tree fell on power lines. The Ithaca Voice
6 — Search is on for a dog that bit a boy
Looking to rule out rabies, officials look for dog that bit boy in Ithaca – Local officials are searching for a dog that bit a boy outside of Gimme! Coffee on Cayuga Street in Ithaca on Monday. The Ithaca Voice
7 — A car hit a city school bus and took off, WHCU reports
Car strikes Ithaca school bus, driver flees scene – An Ithaca City School district school bus was side-swiped by a car at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to an ICSD official. WHCU Radio
8 — This news is music to our ears
Despite budget cuts, Dryden High School starts new marching band – The bell rings at precisely 11:25 a.m. The Ithaca Voice
9 — A spate of DWI arrests locally
Police: Drunk Groton driver had illegal fireworks; Ithaca driver had heroin – 4 recent DWI arrests. The Ithaca Voice
10 — And The Journal reports on Clinton Street progress
Ithaca Clinton Street paving nears final stretch – If Ithaca’s Clinton Street were a roof, it would be getting plywood and a tarp this winter and shingles in the spring. The Ithaca Journal