Around the Lake: Transitioning to winter sports in the IAC

Before the temperatures plummeted and the first snow set in on the trees Saturday, it felt more like early season football weather than basketball. It would have been nice to have that weather when we were all bundled in winter jackets and scarfs during the final few weeks of local football action when the thermostat hovered near the freezing line.... more

DEVELOPING: Authorities investigating death labeled as ‘suspicious’ in Newfield

Reports out of Tompkins County indicate that a man died early-Friday after the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a home where a man was suffering from a heart attack. The exact details around the accident, which resulted in an unnamed male, in his thirties, to be found dead in his front lawn. It’s also unclear... more

Investigators: Fourth defendant ‘knew’ robbery was going to take place

Three people have been charged with second-degree murder after a Newfield man was found dead at 221 Burdge Hill Road on Friday around 5 am. In an update Monday night, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of an Ithaca woman, in addition to the arrests that had already taken place over the weekend. Melissa J. Minnick, 39, of Ithaca was... more

Court Records: New details released about fatal Newfield robbery linking homicide to drugs

Court documents released to the public on Thursday morning have offered more information regarding the details of the Newfield homicide case, linking the crime to drug sales. Camden Rundell, 30, was found dead about 100 feet from his front door on Dec. 2. Police quickly ruled his death a homicide and five people have been indicted on charges connected with... more

Bail set for man charged in Newfield homicide case

Bail was set Friday afternoon at the Tompkins County Courthouse for a man charged with murdering a person in Newfield last month. Roy Clements Jr., 39 — who is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and fourth-degree conspiracy — was previously being held at Tompkins County Jail without bail for allegedly murdering Cameron Rundell, 30, on December 2nd. Read more... more

Newfield’s Mariyah Byrd scores 1,000th point

The moment was inevitable. It came down to a matter of when. It felt like every time Newfield senior Mariyah Byrd got a finger on the ball, the green-clad faithful in her home gymnasium would unsettle a little. The freshly printed 8-by-11 sheets of white paper with a single reference – “1,000” – would come slowly into focus from beneath... more

Moravia boys knock off Newfield for IAC Small School title

Tired of watching his team’s 16-point lead shrink to single digits in the fourth quarter, Moravia’s Jordan Crossgrove took the matter into his own hands Friday night. The senior guard scored 11 points, hitting five shots from the field, in the fourth quarter as the Blue Devils held off a late comeback by Newfield in a 55-49 victory for the... more

Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

After officials released information outlining the possibility of eight overdoses in a short period of time — Ithaca and Tompkins County added another potential two overdoses to that list. Heroin has become one of the biggest, if not the outright biggest fight that local and state officials are trying to combat. The Ithaca Voice has extended coverage on the recent... more

Newfield man found with heroin after Ithaca crash

A 23-year-old Newfield man is facing numerous traffic and drug charges after he caused an accident in Ithaca while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Police say Dylan T. Vincent, 23, of Newfield crashed his vehicle around 4:30 pm on March 4th near the 400 block of Bostwick Rd. and during the subsequent investigation — was found to be... more

Elmira man leads police on chase; gets stuck in snow in Tompkins Co.

An Elmira man is facing multiple charges after he fled police, leading deputies on a pursuit in Newfield. Deputies say that they attempted to stop a GMC pickup truck on March 19th around 3:23 am when the vehicle fled from deputies and drop onto the railroad tracks near Hillview Rd. The truck drove down the tracks and eventually was stuck... more

IPD says officer accused of ‘pulling gun on person’ in Florida, no longer employed by City

According to officials, an officers with the Ithaca Police Department is ‘no longer employed’ after a pair of incidents, which crossed state boundaries. Matthew Lee Pagliaro, 51, was with the IPD for nearly 20 years, according to the Ithaca Voice. He was charged with driving while intoxicated in Newfield. Another incident took place in Florida, where he allegedly pulled a... more
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