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1 – Man stabbed in Ithaca, still no arrests
Update: No arrests yet in Ithaca stabbing, injuries not life threatening— A man was stabbed in the neck late Wednesday night at the Mobile gas station near the intersection of South Meadow and West State streets. He was airlifted to a regional trauma center and is expected to survive, police said. No arrests have been made, yet.
2 – Ithaca teen lost, then found safe
Update: 15-year-old Ithaca boy found safe, was missing for 2 days — An Ithaca teen was reported missing Friday after he failed to return home from Ithaca High School at the end of the school day. Richie Stetson was found safe Sunday afternoon.
3 – Officer files lawsuit against IPD
Officer alleges discrimination at Ithaca Police Department — Ithaca police officer Sarah Crews has filed a federal lawsuit against the Ithaca Police Department, alleging she has been discriminated against based on her gender non-conformity and sexual orientation. The officer is seeking millions in damages, as well as policy changes.
4 – Nazi symbols, anti-Semitic slurs found carved into playground equipment at Lansing park
Police investigate anti-Semitic graffiti in Lansing park — Police confirmed that officials are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found in Ludlowville Park last weekend. If a suspect is apprehended, charges could vary from violation criminal mischief to a felony hate crime.
5 -Maguire dealership claims waterfront zoning is illegal, discriminatory
6 – NLRB hearing continues — nurse, hospital officials take the stand
The National Labor Relations Board hearing continued this week, calling into question whether nurses were fired for breaking written protocol or whether their participation in union activity was a factor.
Nurse terminated from Cayuga Medical Center testifies in NLRB hearing — Nurse Anne Marshall testified about what happened the day she gave a blood transfusion, following what she says is standard practice at the hospital. She was later terminated for not following written hospital policy in regard to blood transfusions.
NLRB hearing: Cayuga Medical Center medical director testifies — Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky, medical director of laboratory services at Cayuga Medical Center, testified that disregarding policies meant to keep patients safe should never have been an option for the nurses.
7 – Tom Reed announces Ithaca town hall
Congressman Tom Reed hosting Ithaca town hall — After numerous requests from constituents and local organizations, Congressman Tom Reed announced Wednesday that he will be hosting a town hall in Ithaca this weekend. The town hall is happening from 8 – 9 a.m. on March 11 at the Southside Community Center, located at 305 S. Plain St.
8 – Good news for dogs and dog lovers
Woof! Dogs (officially) allowed in Stewart Park — An ordinance was adopted Wednesday to legally allow dogs on-leash in Stewart Park, the last park in the city that prohibited dogs.
9 – Groton teen headed to Special Olympics Winter Games
10 – Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion makes huge strides in Ithaca