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Buffalo men face federal charges in separate VA incidents

Buffalo men face federal charges in separate VA incidents
In Buffalo federal authorities have announced charges against two local men in separate incidents involving threats and violence against VA Medical Center personnel. U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross disclosed the charges, highlighting the serious legal ... more
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Ithaca man sentenced 13 years for federal drug trafficking

NYS lawmakers, Gov. Hochul nearing an agreement on pay increases for assigned counsel, public defenders
Odell Tindley, a 31-year-old man from Ithaca has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for his involvement in distributing controlled substances, including methamphetamine and cocaine, in Watertown. The sentencing was announced by United ... more
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Onondaga trio face life in prison for drug trafficking charges

Phelps woman sentenced to 2 years in prison for stealing $1 million from Seneca Falls employer released after two months
Three residents of Syracuse, New York, Devon Drake, Lacey Fontaine, and Henry Townsend, have been indicted on charges of distributing and conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and ... more
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Former Marine Corps private pleads guilty to gun trafficking

Abortion: Doctor investigated over privacy laws and 10-year-old rape victim cleared
Rylan Peterson, a 22-year-old former Marine Corps Private from Kingston, New York, has pleaded guilty to charges of gun trafficking, including "straw purchasing" firearms and transferring them unlawfully to an out-of-state resident. This announcement was ... more
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AG James says NY will investigate AT&T outage

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New York Attorney General Letitia James has initiated an investigation into the nationwide AT&T service outage on February 22 that left countless customers without essential communication services for up to 12 hours. In response to ... more
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Judge delays decision in Seneca County sex abuse case

Judge delays decision in Seneca County sex abuse case
The decision on the fate of a child sexual abuse case in Seneca County has been delayed, as announced by Seneca County Judge Barry Porsch. Originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, the ruling has been postponed ... more
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Auburn man part of major drug trafficking ring sentenced to 8 years

Auburn man part of major drug trafficking ring sentenced to 8 years
In Auburn Kyreese T. Gilliam, 27, has been sentenced to eight years in prison following his conviction for second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A felony. The sentence, handed down by Cayuga ... more
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New Jersey man gets prison sentence for COVID-19 fraud scheme in New York

Fraudulent vaccination cards could lead to felony charges in the future
James Okolo, a 61-year-old resident of West Orange, New Jersey, was sentenced to one year in prison for his involvement in a COVID-19 fraud case. Convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Okolo was part ... more
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Geneva man convicted of torture on trial for Elmira murder

Geneva man convicted of torture on trial for Elmira murder
Eddie Marte, previously convicted for a brutal kidnapping and torture case in Geneva, is now on trial for the murder of a man from Elmira. The trial, which began with jury selection this Monday in ... more
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Neighbors of High Acres Landfill renew odor complaints in Green Amendment case rebutting DEC

Neighbors of High Acres Landfill renew odor complaints in Green Amendment case rebutting DEC
Do courts have authority to rule on whether the state’s failure to abate air pollution around the High Acres Landfill violates the constitutional rights of the facility’s neighbors? High Acres is located 14 miles southeast ... more
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Jury orders former NRA chief to repay millions for misuse of funds

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In a significant ruling, a New York jury found Wayne LaPierre, the former head of the National Rifle Association (NRA), guilty of misusing the organization’s funds for personal luxuries. The jury has ordered LaPierre to ... more
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Burdett man sentenced to probation for burglary

Burdett man sentenced to probation for burglary
A Burdett resident, Daniel B. Bardeen, has admitted guilt to burglary charges and received a probation sentence in Schuyler County. Bardeen, aged 50, pled guilty on February 15 to third-degree burglary, a class D felony, ... more
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Schuyler man could be face 7 years in prison for raping child

Schuyler man could be face 7 years in prison for raping child
Prosecutors say a Beaver Dams man faces a serious prison sentence after admitting to a rape charge. Justin Hyde admitted in Schuyler County Court to raping a victim under 15. The 28-year-old had been arrested ... more
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Burdett man admits to selling meth in Schuyler County

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In an update in Schuyler County, Steven C. Mayo, a 45-year-old resident of Burdett, entered a guilty plea for his involvement in the sale of methamphetamine. The plea, submitted on February 15, addresses charges of ... more
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Wayne County man faces 25 years for attempted murder in drive-by shooting

Supervisors to look at sales tax sharing with municipalities, school districts in Wayne County
In Wayne County, a significant legal decision was reached as 43-year-old Jamison Emanuel was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of Laura Breen. The sentencing follows an incident in December 2022, ... more
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Geneva man faces up to 15 years for illegal gun possession

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Willis Bowles, a 36-year-old Geneva resident with two prior felony convictions, has pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm, a charge that could result in up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine ... more
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City of Geneva responds to lawsuit, cites no seat belt in accident

City of Geneva responds to lawsuit, cites no seat belt in accident
In a recent legal development, the City of Geneva, along with its Police Department and Detective Steve Vine, have responded to a lawsuit filed by John Sweet, arguing that Sweet's injuries from a last year's ... more
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Canandaigua man convicted of rape, faces additional charges

Canandaigua man convicted of rape, faces additional charges
In Ontario County Court, Jeffrey Kuney, 45, of Canandaigua, was convicted of serious rape charges, with the potential for a lengthy prison term. Last Thursday, a jury found Kuney guilty of both first-degree rape, which ... more
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Newark man found guilty of predatory sex assault against a child

Supervisors to look at sales tax sharing with municipalities, school districts in Wayne County
A jury has found a Wayne County man guilty of sexual assault. According to a news release from the Wayne County District Attorney's Office, David Evans, 34, was found guilty of predatory sex assault against ... more
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