Week in Review: Top 10 Cortland stories | February 14 – February 21

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1 – 20 years to life for Michael Hammond

Homer woman wins medal in Westminster Dog Show – A Cortland County woman won a medal in the group class for Belgian Malinois at the Westminster Dog Show Monday night. Debbie Keith, of Homer, won ‘Best of Breed’ in the Herding category for Belgian Malinois at the Westminster Dog Show in Madison Square Garden, beating out 16 other dogs of the same breed.

Debbie Keith with her Belgian Malinois, Finn, at the Westminster Dog Show Monday night (photo provided)

Debbie Keith with her Belgian Malinois, Finn, at the Westminster Dog Show Monday night (photo provided)

2 – Icy roads cause accidents Tuesday night

Weather causes accidents, road closures in Cortland County – Icy road conditions caused accidents in locations throughout Cortland County.

The intersection of Main Street and Court Street Tuesday night (Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

The intersection of Main Street and Court Street Tuesday night (Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

3 – Fire breaks out at Cortland nursing home

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Cortland nursing home – Firefighters were able to make quick work of a fire at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Wednesday evening. Three nursing home staff and one nursing home resident were taken to Cortland Regional Medical Center for evaluation after the fire.

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The City of Cortland Fire Department’s headquarters at 21 Court Street (photo courtesy of CFD)

4 – Cops find meth equipment at Cortland home

Two Cortland residents charged with making meth – Two Cortland residents were arrested Thursday following an investigation into meth production, state police announced Friday.

James E. Duff, 37, and Samantha B. Albanese, 33 (Photo: New York State Police)

James E. Duff, 37, and Samantha B. Albanese, 33 (Photo: New York State Police)

5 – Missing Tompkins County woman found dead

Police: Missing Newfield woman found dead in remote area on Connecticut Hill – After having been missing for over 10 days, Newfield resident Carolynn Weeks was found dead, according to New York State Police.

Carolynn Weeks (photo provided)

Carolynn Weeks (photo provided)

6 – Three arrested on drug-related charges

Police allegedly find cocaine in vehicle following traffic stop in Homer – Three people were arrested Thursday on drug-related charges following a traffic stop on I-81 in Homer, state police said.

Thelvan E. Hardy, 39, of 623 Park St, Syracuse, Rhonda L. Couch, 36, of 1148 Route 221, Marathon, and Taylor Latta, 21, of 915 Alfred Lane, Homer (Photo: New York State Police)

Thelvan E. Hardy, 39, of 623 Park St, Syracuse, Rhonda L. Couch, 36, of 1148 Route 221, Marathon, and Taylor Latta, 21, of 915 Alfred Lane, Homer (Photo: New York State Police)

7 – Blown transformer knocks out power to hundreds

More than 800 in Cortland lost power Thursday evening – A Cortland County 911 dispatcher said Thursday that the outages were likely related to an electrical problem with a transformer in Polkville. More than 800 homes lost power.

Photo: National Grid outage map

Photo: National Grid outage map

8 – Police: Woman stole thousands from family member

Cortland woman accused of stealing $2,700 from family member – A Cortland woman was taken into custody by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday on Central Avenue following an investigation into stolen funds. Billie Jo Garrow, 37, was arrested on two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony.

Billie Jo Garrow (Photo: Cortland County Sheriff's Department)

Billie Jo Garrow (Photo: Cortland County Sheriff’s Department)

9 – TC3 plans childcare center

4 highlights from “The State of Tompkins Cortland Community College” – On Tuesday, Tompkins Cortland Community College President Carl Haynes came to the Tompkins County Legislature on Tuesday to deliver a “State of the College” report. Haynes said that TC3 has a really significant demand for child care, primarily from students. In response to that demand, the school is aiming to construct a new childcare center.

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10 – Arrests made in Dryden pizza shop burglary

Two teens charged with burglary of Dryden pizza shop – Two teens were arrested Sunday in connection with two burglaries at a Dryden pizza shop, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

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