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1 — Ithaca activists who toiled for years celebrate fracking ban in NY
Ithaca Assemblywoman Lifton on fracking win: ‘I’m pinching myself’ – Ithaca area NY Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton says she has spent about 80 percent of her working hours over the last six years on one issue: Fracking. Ithaca Voice
2 — A rollback of federal trucking laws could imperil Ithaca
Editorial: The U.S. Senate just made the next Simeon’s crash more likely – We’ll have more tired truck drivers on the roads for longer Ithaca Voice
3 — Medals stolen from family of Ithaca Marine killed in Afghanistan
Thieves steal military medals from family of slain Ithaca Marine, report says – Thieves in North Carolina have stolen a Purple Heart and other military medals from the family of slain Ithaca Marine Christopher Bordoni. Ithaca Voice
4 — How do we diffuse tension between cops, community members?
Federal official in Ithaca tackles community-police relations amid skepticism, optimism – A federal official with the Department of Justice brought a few dozen members of the Ithaca community together with the police chief, mayor and other city officials Wednesday morning. Ithaca Voice
5 — $247K embezzled from TCAT: Taxpayers should recover funds
Casino should give back embezzled Ithaca bus funds, gambling expert says – If you buy a TV on Craigslist, and then police discover that the TV was stolen, you’re not allowed to keep it. Ithaca Voice
6 — Maybe our favorite Ithaca Voice profile ever …
Ithaca pub server has double life as national YouTube celebrity in Argentina – Kilpatrick’s server Dustin Walsh is a nationally famous YouTube sensation in Argentina. Ithaca Voice
7 — Honoring Ithaca cop who has changed lives
Ithaca police officer who has saved 2 lives, kitten honored as ‘the face of the IPD’ – Ithaca Police Officer Jamie Williamson and Ithaca College Officer Eric Willman were named the area’s officers of the month in a ceremony on Monday at Kendal of Ithaca. Ithaca Voice
8 — We learn more about the gun used to shoot Officer Augustine
Records: Gun used to shoot Ithaca cop was found in couch – A Pennsylvania woman pleaded guilty this week to charges of possession and sale of the stolen firearm that was later used to shoot Ithaca police Officer Anthony Augustine in 2012. Ithaca Voice
9 — Dozens of arrests pile up in acts of civil disobedience near Seneca Lake
41 people, including 20 from Tompkins, arrested at major Crestwood protest – About 40 people, including 20 from Tompkins County, were arrested Tuesday for protesting the expansion of a gas storage facility near Seneca Lake. Ithaca Voice
10 — Working on the overnight grocery shift and running for gov
Grocer on late-night shift runs to join Tompkins County Legislature – Before he moved north to Tompkins County, Neil Snyder sold financial products that he didn’t believe in for a brokerage firm downstate. Ithaca Voice