Hello! These are the top local stories of the past week.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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