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1 – Man found with heroin after car crash
Police: Newfield man found with heroin after Ithaca crash— A man under the influence of drugs or alcohol caused a crash in Ithaca and was subsequently found with heroin, police said.
2 – Two people uninjured after daytime State St. fire
Ithaca firefighters respond to East State Street fire — Ithaca firefighters responded to a house fire on the east side of Ithaca Monday afternoon after a fire reportedly broke out on the third floor.
3 – Blizzard shut down much of Ithaca for two days
Four Wintry Weather Updates for the Blizzard of 2017 — The winter storm’s track jogged slightly further north and west than expected as it strengthened during the morning hours.
4 – Sheriff ordered roads closed from 3 p.m. Tuesday – 6 a.m. Wednesday
Update: Tompkins sheriff lifts road closure — Sheriff Ken Lansing ordered all roads in Tompkins County to close at 3 p.m. Tuesday except for essential travel.
5 – Ithacans ski, sled and snowboard through Winter Storm Stella
6 – 2017 blizzard falls .1 inch short of the Blizzard of 1993
Blizzard of 2017 is officially not a snowfall record breaker in Ithaca — Despite a total shutdown of the city for almost two days, the Blizzard of 2017 is not a snowfall record-breaker in Ithaca.
7 – Second GE turbine travels through Ithaca post-blizzard
After storm delay, GE turbine will come through Ithaca on Friday — After being delayed during the blizzard, the second General Electric turbine made its way through Ithaca on Friday.
8 – Blaze guts Newfield home
Newfield firefighters spend more than 5 hours battling home blaze — Newfield firefighters spent more than five hours Thursday night into Friday morning battling a large home blaze.
9 – Wal-Mart murder suspect pleads ‘not guilty’, found competent to stand trial
10 – 10 overdoses reported in the last two weeks, 3 in 4 days
Ithaca police report 3 suspected overdoses in 4 days — The Ithaca Police Department has stated that there were three overdoses in four days in Ithaca this week, possibly linked to heroin. None of them were fatal.