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Matt Steecker


Binghamton, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

Cortland man charged after caught on cameras in U.S. Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

The FBI arrested a Cortland man who they say played a role in the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

Neighbors subdue gunman after he fired gun in domestic dispute in Groton

A Groton man was charged with endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment. → Read More

Streets Alive! and Ithaca Apple Harvest festivals to return to Tompkins County

Streets Alive! and Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival are scheduled to return to Ithaca in the coming weeks. → Read More

Here's why colorful mushrooms are popping up in your yard

Due to significant rainfall this month, New Yorkers will be able to find plenty of chanterelle, bolete, russula, lactarius and amanita mushrooms. → Read More

Man shot and killed on Taughannock Blvd. identified

The victim of the shooting was identified as 32-year-old Alan Godfrey, who was from the Ithaca area. → Read More

Tompkins County unofficial election results, absentee ballots could alter outcomes

Absentee ballots that need to be counted could change the outcomes of some of Tompkins County's races. → Read More

Teens age 12-15 can get COVID-19 vaccine; clinic to be held at the Shops at Ithaca Mall

People who are 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine at the Ithaca Mall Saturday. Families can register for the vaccine online. → Read More

Tompkins County woman ordered to lose Confederate flag-painted rock, or else risk custody of child

"Given that the child is of mixed race, it would seem apparent that the presence of the flag is not in the child's best interests," the ruling reads. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available Saturday at Ithaca Mall

The Tompkins County Health Department is inviting everyone 18 and older to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held this Saturday. → Read More

Ithaca pop-up vaccination clinic to be held at Lehman Alternative Community School

A pop-up vaccination clinic will be held at Lehman Alternative Community School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. → Read More

What to know about Cornell's COVID-19 vaccination policy for fall semester

Starting April 15, Cornell students, faculty and staff will be required to register their vaccination status → Read More

Ithaca boy playing outside finds loaded semi-automatic handgun in ditch

Ithaca police officers secured the 9 mm semi-automatic handgun the 12-year-old boy found in a ditch. → Read More

Ithaca police investigate suspicious death

Few details have been released so far, but police said they were investigating in several locations in Ithaca. → Read More

Ithaca police 2020 year end report shows more than three-fold increase in robberies

Felony and misdemeanor arrests decreased in Ithaca in 2020, according to a report from the Ithaca Police Department. → Read More

Ithaca Beer plans to open restaurant and taproom in Collegetown

Ithaca Beer is planning to open a satellite location in Collegetown at the corner of College Avenue and Oak Avenue. → Read More

Ithaca police searching for suspects in shooting and car crash

The shooting is believed to have occurred in the area of the 500 block of Cascadilla Street in Ithaca, authorities said. → Read More

Potential COVID-19 exposures reported at Lowe's and aboard TCAT Route 15

A Lowe's employee tested positive for COVID-19 and worked five shifts when they could have infected other people. → Read More

Tompkins County announces additional requirements for high-risk sports

The Tompkins County Health Department is requiring teams in high-risk sports to submit safety plans. → Read More

Tompkins County reports 2 COVID deaths at Beechtree nursing home, 62 new confirmed cases

There are 295 active cases of COVID-19 in the county. The total number of positive cases has reached 2,739. → Read More

All 14 Tompkins County Legislature seats are up for election this year

Ten residents have announced their candidacy or intent to run for re-election to the Tompkins County Legislature. → Read More