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Newswatch 3/5/23

Tonight on Newswatch: President Biden visits Selma, the 25th Chili Fest took place in the Ithaca Commons, and East Palestine continues to struggle after last month’s train crash. Annika Ueland and Kristina Dillion cover the top stories, Political Analyst Ori Grady discusses the ongoing war in Ukraine, Jayden Davis covers the weather, and Dean Gutic…
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Newswatch 03/02/2023

Tonight Eli Fishman and Lindsey Peters cover Ithaca’s sustainability plan for 2023, an explosive found at Pennsylvania Airport, and Mississippi Governor Reeves’ signs a bill to ban gender-affirming healthcare. Entertainment Reporter Victoria Kellogg gives the inside scoop on Hailey Bieber’s social media dispute, Political Analyst Eleanor Patterson is in studio to cover Congress’ approval of…
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Newswatch 02/28/23

We kicked off our first episode of Season 26 with news of a New York judge blocking COVID-19 vaccination mandates stating that it’s violating authority and is not preventing the spread of the virus. Tompkins County’s property sales rise as dose inflation, making Tompkins County’s housing market to be twice over the national inflation rate.…
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Newswatch 11/15

Coming up tonight on NewsWatch: A nonprofit is bringing electric bikes back to the streets of Ithaca. We share how the Ithaca Bikeshare works and how you guys can catch a ride. Plus, the YMCA of Ithaca welcomes its first woman CEO in the organization’s history. We sit down with her and hear her message…
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Newswatch 11/1

New York Attorney General Letitia James launches a lawsuit against an Ithaca landlord. We share the motivations and desired outcomes of the case. Plus, a new bakery cafe opens downtown. Paris Baguette bakes new ground in Ithaca. And our reporter, Lydia Pevarnik, shares the story. And the biggest little game in the nation is just…
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Newswatch 10/25/22

Coming up tonight on Newswatch. There is no shortage of tricks and thrilling adventures at Circus Culture. We’re going to get an inside look at Ithaca’s circus school. And the last forum for Ithaca’s next police chief just wrapped up at the Greater Ithaca Activity Center. We’re live in Ithaca with the recap. And finally,…
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Newswatch 10/18/22

  The City of Ithaca is searching for its next police chief; we’re live outside the Greater Ithaca Activities Center where forums are taking place with each candidate. Plus, The State Theatre of Ithaca begins its fall comedy series; we sit down with the executive director of the theatre to hear about its commitment to…
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Newswatch 10/4/22

New York governor Kathy Hochul along with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announce a $100 Billion investment in Onondaga County to build a manufacturing campus. Find out what this means for Upstate New York. Plus, we head to the Alley Cat Cafe, recently featured in a new Netflix documentary, to hear about the experience from…
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Newswatch 9/27/22

Coming up tonight on Newswatch: The Ink Shop Printmaking Center is a place for local artists to explore different mediums. We get an inside look at their newest exhibition. Plus, a waterfront music venue opens their doors to the entire Ithaca community. We take a deep dive into the creation of the space. In national…
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Newswatch 04/26/2022

Tonight on Newswatch, the second longest running comic convention comes to Ithaca College. Plus, New York State is discontinuing one of their COVID-19 services. Also, Elon Musk reaches a buyout deal with Twitter. All that and more tonight on Newswatch.