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Ithaca Minute – Pizza robbery arrest, Hairspray auditions at IHS

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for March 1st. A man who Ithaca Police say was responsible for Monday night’s armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver was arrested Tuesday night after barricading himself in a home on west hill, according to IPD. 25-year-old Dennis Noonan was secured in police custody “after several hours” barricaded in his apartment. Police say after the suspect was taken into custody, “officers observed what appeared to be evidence of a small meth lab inside of an...


Ithaca Minute – Pizza delivery robbery, Ithaca College on protests, Sticky Rice

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 28th. The Ithaca Police Department says a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver was robbed by a man who displayed a small handgun on Monday night, and the suspect fired into the roadway. The incident was on the 400 block of Elm Street on Ithaca’s west hill. Police say the victim was delivering pizza in the area when the suspect, described as a thin, white male about 5’7″ tall, approached him and demanded all of his money. The suspect was...


Ithaca Minute – GrassRoots Festival lineup, dog bite at dog park

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 27th. The performer lineup for the 2018 GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance was released Monday, and it features dozens of local, regional, and world touring acts. Patty Griffin, Toots and the Maytals, The Wood Brothers, and Valerie June are among the hot headliners. The lineup also includes some area top draws like Driftwood, the Gunpoets, and Big Mean Sound Machine, return guests like the Campbell Brothers, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub...


Ithaca Minute – Cornell on gun protests, Aurora Street bridge, women’s hockey

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 26th. Cornell University on Sunday afternoon joined a growing list of colleges and universities around the country making the clear statement that high school students who are disciplined for protesting in the wake of gun violence will not jeopardize their admission decisions. “Cornell University values civic discourse as essential to the academic mission and promotes public engagement as critical to inspiring future leaders,” says a...


Ithaca Minute – Skate park graffiti, GrassRoots camping

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 19th. Hours after Ithaca residents spotted racist graffiti in a southside skate park on Saturday morning, community members gathered to paint over the hatred and add images of love. Community members quickly organized a painting party at 5pm Saturday, bringing paint suitable for covering up the graffiti. “We take this despicable act very seriously,” Chief of Police Pete Tyler said on Saturday afternoon. Chief Tyler says the incident “is...


Ithaca Minute – Indecent exposure, Maguire Honda, Cornell hockey

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 16th. Cornell Police and Ithaca Police are investigating a trio of incidents that could be related, involving indecent exposure and groping. Police notified the Cornell community Thursday of an early morning incident in which a man entered a bathroom and exposed himself to a female student who was showering. Ithaca Police announced Thursday night they were investigating a pair of “possibly related” incidents that occurred in the city. At...


Ithaca Minute – Kurt Riley video, Galajda honors, Buffalo Street Books

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 14th. Think of it as a musical Valentine. Ithaca musician Kurt Riley has a new music video and a single for sale around town. The video for “Love Is In My Heart” is online today, and a CD single is in stores. The song is inspired by Nat King Cole, but with an electro twist, Kurt tells us, adding that he loves fusing genres. The CD single is available at Sunny Days, Hickey’s Music, and Angry Mom Records. Cornell men’s ice hockey...


Ithaca Minute – New format for WVBR, Cuomo flu vaccine order, Mardi Gras

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 13th. Ithaca radio station WVBR has a new format this week. Fifty years after the transition to rock music and over twenty years after adopting the Real Rock Radio slogan, WVBR is now Ithaca’s Alternative. The new format “will feature classic artists like Nirvana, the Foo Fighters, and the Strokes, along with the best newcomers… like the Cold War Kids and Tame Impala.” WVBR’s TJ Hurd tells us much of the new playlist “has been taken from...


Ithaca Minute – United Way Fat Tuesday, Cornell hockey, Lansing arrests

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 12th. The United Way of Tompkins County has its fifth annual Fat Tuesday fundraiser this Tuesday evening at Lot 10. There’s free admission to the event, which features celebrity guest bartenders and music from Casey Max and the DixieKats. Celebrity guest bartenders include City of Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick, Cornell Track & Field coach Adrian Durant, Cayuga Medical Center CEO John Rudd, and United Way of Tompkins County president James...


Ithaca Minute – Women’s hockey at home, odd-even parking, National Pizza Day

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 9th. Cornell women’s hockey has their final home weekend of the regular season, with a 6pm game Friday and 3pm game on Saturday. The Big Red shut out Syracuse Tuesday night by a 5-0 score thanks to a hat trick from sophomore Kristin O’Neill. Wear purple on Friday evening for Cornell’s annual Do It For Daron game, which brings Yale to town. DIFD is a Big Red family cause, founded by the family and friends of Big Red alum Morgan...


Ithaca Minute – Cornell lacrosse blood drive, Monks tastings

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 8th. Cornell men’s and women’s lacrosse players are hosting their 13th annual blood drive. The drive kicks off the 2018 “Save the Day” campaign for the Dream Factory of Central New York. The Dream Factory of Central New York helps to improve the lives of sick children. The blood drive is Thursday, from 9am-2pm, in room G10 of Cornell’s Biotech Building. Monks on the Commons in the lobby of the Ithaca Marriott prides itself on serving...


Ithaca Minute – Schools closed, women’s hockey, Dunkin’ drive-through

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 7th. Most area school districts are closed on Wednesday, and several made the call on Tuesday night. Drew from Finger Lakes Weather says, “Snow should quickly spread from west to east across the Finger Lakes between 7-9 am on Wednesday.” TCAT says Schuyler County Transit Route 6 with Tompkins TCAT connections won’t be operating Wednesday. A hat trick from sophomore Kristin O’Neill was the core of Cornell women’s ice hockey’s Tuesday...


Ithaca Minute – Spectrum cable woes, Dryden bus crash, women’s hockey

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 6th. If you wanted to watch “The Resident” or “Lucifer” on Monday night, tough. The primetime FOX shows were among the casualties as Northwest Broadcasting and Charter Communications, aka Spectrum, fought over a contract renewal and pulled the plug on the network broadcasts. Cable or satellite companies, which must pay local broadcasters to carry network affiliates and other local channels, and the local or regional media companies who...


Ithaca Minute – Snow coming, odd-even parking, Cornell hockey

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 5th. A sunny Monday will be followed by light snow showers on Tuesday and “widespread moderate snow” this Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton. Forecasters expect between 4-8 inches for our area. Drew from Finger Lakes Weather says the heaviest snow is likely between 9am and 3pm Wednesday. The City of Ithaca has gone back to odd-even parking restrictions for the time being. Authorities canceled a missing...


Ithaca Minute – Missing Owego man found, Big Red Hockey, Gallery Night

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 2nd. A 21-year-old Owego man was found safe on Thursday evening after having been missing since late Wednesday afternoon, reportedly without the seizure medicine he needs to take twice a day. County officials say Billy Zavado-Bado was found at a friend’s house. The #1 Cornell men’s ice hockey team is at home this weekend with games against Union and RPI at Lynah Rink at 7pm Friday and Saturday. The Big Red hit the #1 spot in the polls...


Ithaca Minute – Tops shoplifter, not too late for flu shots, snow squall

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for February 1st. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department says a 31-year-old Ithaca woman was charged with two counts of petit larceny after she was observed stealing items from the Tops supermarket on North Triphammer Road. Sheriff’s deputies interviewed loss protection officers at Tops, who said they observed Lisa E. Wapen stealing several grocery items from the store without making any attempt to pay for them. They also said Wapen was the same...


Ithaca Minute – Dutta resigns as Cornell CoB Dean, marijuana arrest, New York health plans

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for January 31st. Cornell has accepted the resignation of Soumitra Dutta, the dean of Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business, according to a statement from the university. The resignation is “effective immediately.” Dutta was named Dean of Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management in January 2012, and became the first dean of the new College of Business, which combined the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, School of Hotel...


Ithaca Minute – Dog safe after stove fire, Cornell Hockey #1, Big Red Steak

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for January 30th. “Another fire that could have been worse” was extinguished early Monday evening after a pet dog accidentally started a kitchen fire in an upstairs apartment on a downtown Ithaca block. The Ithaca Fire Department says the dog tried hopping up on a counter and turned a stove burner on, and a cutting board on top of the stove caught fire. According to IFD public information officer Thomas T. Basher Jr., the apartment resident came...


Ithaca Minute – Bank robbery arrest, Cornell Hockey, Bound for Glory, Finger Lakes Thaw

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for January 29th. A multi-jurisdictional task force has arrested a subject connected to two bank robberies committed in the Ithaca area over the last several weeks. The Ithaca Police Department says 32-year-old Chaio Slater of Ithaca has been charged with two counts of robbery in the second degree. The arrest comes in the cases of a December 5th armed robbery at the Tompkins Trust Company branch on Meadow Street in Ithaca, and the January 17th...


Ithaca Minute – Unlawful credit card purchases, bomb scare at Target, Ithaca College fire

Here’s the Ithaca Minute from 14850 Today for January 26th. The New York State Police says Troop C investigators in Ithaca and Homer are working to identify two people wanted for making unlawful purchases at Walmart stores in Watkins Glen and Painted Post using fake credit cards created by skimming real cards used by their owners. According to a news release from the State Police, they believe the suspects skimmed credit cards and used the data to create cards that could be used to make...


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