Welcome! Here are the top local stories of the past week.
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1 - A Chenango County man dies after a week-long search effort
81-year-old dies following week-long disappearance – Hours after being transported to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, Alfred Turshman was pronounced dead.
2 - Sheriff endorsement draws ire of union members
Cortland County police union at odds over sheriff endorsement – Members of the County Police Association of Cortland appear divided as to whether or not the union voted to officially endorse Mark Helms for sheriff of Cortland County.
3 - A landlord's lawsuit against the city is thrown out
Judge tosses Cortland landlord's lawsuit against city – A state supreme court judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a city landlord who argued that a neighboring property owner's expansion of a parking lot was illegal.
4 - Thousands being raised for funeral expenses of McGraw teen killed in crash
Family of McGraw teen killed in crash raising money for funeral expenses – The family of a Cortland County teen who was killed in a car accident in Groton on Sunday is raising funds to give the young woman a proper funeral.
5 - Group continues push for charter school in Truxton
Group continues push for charter school in Truxton – The group behind the proposed Truxton Academy Charter School is continuing to pursue the project despite several setbacks.
6 - Virgil can accrue revenue from unpaid traffic tickets, an audit finds
Audit: Town of Virgil should pursue unpaid traffic tickets – An audit released by the New York State Comptroller's Office on Tuesday found that the town of Virgil is failing to collect money on more than a dozen unpaid traffic tickets.
7 - Authorities make heroin bust in Groton
50 bags of heroin found in Groton home; 2 charged – Brooklynn S. Davis, 18, of Groton, and Bryant P. Barnes, 27, of New Jersey, are charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
8 - Former Homer radio broadcaster calls first NFL game
Beth Mowins, former Homer broadcaster, becomes second woman to call NFL game – Beth Mowins began her career calling SUNY Cortland football games for WXHC in Homer. Now she's doing play-by-play commentary for the Oakland Raiders.
9 - Cortland State a top "small-town school"
SUNY Cortland makes "Best Small Town Colleges" ranking – SUNY Cortland checked in at No. 32 on the list from bestcolleges.com, which bases its methodology on student life factors as well as other metrics tied to enrollment.
10 - Survey highlights alcohol use among youth in Cortland County
5 charts that explain alcohol use among youth in Cortland County – More than half of 10th and 12th graders in the county think it is easy or very easy to get alcohol.
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