Crash victim, identified as Simeon's bartender, was a young mother

Crash victim, identified as Simeon's bartender, was a young mother

City of Ithaca officials on Saturday morning identified the fatality in Friday afternoon's tragedy as 27-year-old Amanda Bush. The Simeon's bartender, originally from Genoa, was a young mother with a 14-month-old daughter.

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Truck has been pulled from Downtown Ithaca accident scene, say City officials

Truck has been pulled from Downtown Ithaca accident scene, say City officials

Mayor Svante Myrick says the front of the building that houses Simeon's on the Commons was removed using a "controlled demolition" earlier this evening so a tractor trailer that slammed into the Downtown Ithaca building could be extracted. One person was killed and several more injured this afternoon when the truck carrying cars was unable to slow down enough to make a turn onto Aurora Street and crashed into Simeon's at about 4:10 on Friday.

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One dead, several injured after a runaway tractor trailer crashes into Simeon's on the Commons

One dead, several injured after a runaway tractor trailer crashes into Simeon's on the Commons

"We can confirm there is at least one casualty," Ithaca Police Department public affairs officer Jamie Williamson told gathered members of the media at a press conference early Friday evening in the wake of a crash at Simeon's on the Commons. "At least four people were injured and transported to a local hospital," Williamson said. "A fifth person may have been injured and taken himself to the hospital."

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In a shiny new roastery, a 10th anniversary shindig for Ithaca Coffee Company

In a shiny new roastery, a 10th anniversary shindig for Ithaca Coffee Company

This month marks ten years since the family that owned Triphammer Wines & Spirits bought the cute but sleepy gourmet shop that had been their neighbor in the Triphammer Mall for decades. This weekend, the Ithaca Coffee Company celebrates their tenth anniversary with a party at their new roasting facility on Ithaca's northside.

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Photos from Taste of the Nation 2014 at Ithaca College

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Rundt, wanted after collision with IPD chief, now suspected in two car thefts

Rundt, wanted after collision with IPD chief, now suspected in two car thefts

Christopher Rundt, who Ithaca police identified as the driver after he fled the scene of an accident involving IPD chief John Barber, is now wanted in connection with two vehicle thefts. He is considered armed and dangerous after he is believed to have stolen a green Jeep Liberty that contained a .357 Magnum revolver and a police ID card.

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Tompkins Sheriff thinks parole absconding rapist is living in Ithaca

Tompkins Sheriff thinks parole absconding rapist is living in Ithaca

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department is asking that anyone who knows the whereabouts of Randy Zahradnik contact them. The 36-year-old parole absconder was convicted in 2011 of second degree rape in a case involving a 14-year-old girl.

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Berry brunch this Saturday at EcoVillage will benefit Healthy Food for All

Berry brunch this Saturday at EcoVillage will benefit Healthy Food for All

There are three seatings this Saturday, June 21st, for the Berry Brunch, a fruit-themed farm-to-table fundraising meal at EcoVillage at Ithaca. It's the first benefit of the season to support Healthy Food for All, a project of Cornell Cooperative Extension that works to make fresh produce available to families with limited income.

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A lovely day so far, but thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening

A lovely day so far, but thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening

A sunny, warm day is becoming more and more overcast this afternoon, and thunderstorms are likely late this afternoon and evening, say National Weather Service forecasters. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Tompkins, Steuben, Schuyler, Cayuga, Cortland, Yates, Jefferson, Chenango, Onondaga, Oneida, Madison, Owego, Lewis, Otsego, and Wayne counties until 8pm on Tuesday.

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Student team from Ithaca College's Newswatch 16 earns NYS broadcaster award for pothole piece

Student team from Ithaca College's Newswatch 16 earns NYS broadcaster award for pothole piece

"Ithaca is Potholes," a Newswatch 16 piece produced by Ithaca College students this winter, caught the eye because it touched a topic everyone cares about, and it had a cute title, but it was more than that -- it was good journalism. The New York State Associated Press Association agrees; the ICTV piece on Ithaca's seasonal road complaint won Best News Story in the College Television category at NYSAPA's annual awards banquet in Saratoga Springs on Saturday.

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