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Local, regional reaction to Roe v. Wade getting overturned by SCOTUS (video)

Michelle Casey saw this day coming, but she says that doesn’t make it any easier. “I’m completely devastated and it really feels like a real gut punch,” Casey said Friday. Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY reacts to Supreme Court decision ... MORE
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Western NY reacts to Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade overturn (video)

The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, meaning individual states can now ban abortion. Western New York pro-life and pro-choice advocates reacted to the court’s decision Friday in a conversation with FingerLake1.com’s Rebecca Swift. SCOTUS rules Roe v. Wade ... MORE
Bird feeder battle divides neighborhood in Sodus Point

Bird feeder battle divides neighborhood in Sodus Point (video)

Sodus Point resident Don Antal feeds the neighborhood birds, squirrels and ducks with his 23 sheet pans of peanuts and bird food. The 71-year-old lives in Sodus Point year-round and started his project in 2011. “It so happened that I put a ... MORE
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Split verdict reached in Bowman trial over brawl on Cayuga Nation property in 2020

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article said Charles Bowman faces up to three years in jail after being found guilty of trespassing. The trespassing charge, a class B misdemeanor, comes with a maximum sentence of three months in jail- not ... MORE
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Attorney General James vows to protect New Yorkers in wake of Supreme Court ruling

New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, overturning New York’s century-old proper cause requirement in its concealed carry gun licensing law, a ... MORE
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Attorney General James recovers $1.25 million for consumers affected by Carnival Cruise Line’s data breach

Attorney General James along with 45 attorneys general today recovered $1.25 million from Carnival Cruise Line (Carnival) for compromising the personal information of thousands of employees and consumers because of poor internal security practices. A 2019 data breach exposed the personal information of 180,000 Carnival employees and customers nationwide, including 6,575 New Yorkers. Carnival will ... MORE
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Environmental issues discovered in former Magee Volunteer Fire Department properties

The town of Tyre will have to conduct environmental studies on two properties that formerly belonged to the Magee Volunteer Fire Department. The Finger Lakes Times reports that environmental issues have been found with the two properties since a court ordered the ... MORE
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Watkins Glen man faces lengthy prison term after stealing $300,000 from local hardware store

A Watkins Glen man could face 15 years in prison after admitting to stealing more than $300,000 from his employer. The theft occurred over the span of 7 years, according to prosecutors. Louis Latorre, 48, pleaded guilty last week to welfare fraud, ... MORE
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Attorney General James protects Bronx Tenants Housing Rights

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that she has reached an agreement with Kucker, Marino, Winiarsky & Bittens LLP (Kucker) for unlawfully providing improper and damaging legal advice to New York tenants. An investigation by the Office of the Attorney General ... MORE
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Attorney General James secures $58.5 million from top opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt for fueling opioid crisis

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that her office secured up to $58.5 million from one of the largest drug manufacturers of opioids in the country, Mallinckrodt plc (Mallinckrodt), for its role in fueling the opioid crisis. Mallinckrodt used deceptive and ... MORE
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Attorney General James recovers $26.8 million from drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt for Medicaid fraud

Attorney General James recovers $26.8 million from drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt for Medicaid fraud

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that her office recovered $26.8 million from drug manufacturer, Mallinckrodt PLC, and its U.S. subsidiary Mallinckrodt ARD, LLC (Mallinckrodt), for cheating Medicaid requirements that help offset rising drug prices. For years, Mallinckrodt underpaid rebates to ... MORE
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Attorney General James announces takedown of heroin and cocaine trafficking ring in the Hudson Valley

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the takedown of a drug trafficking operation that flooded communities in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region with significant amounts of cocaine, heroin pills, methamphetamine pills, and artificial Xanax pills. As alleged in two ... MORE
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Governor Hochul signs six-bill abortion rights package

Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a package of bills to protect abortion rights. Gov. Hochul said the bills are designed to address specific issues raised by the recent leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson, ... MORE
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New York’s Adult Survivors Act now in effect

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Adult Survivors Act into law on May 24. The law allows victims of sexual trauma who were adults when the alleged incident occurred to proceed with bringing a civil action against the accused. Previously, if ... MORE
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Attorney General James announces felony guilty plea of Long Island Man for fraudulently obtaining disability benefits

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the guilty plea of Anthony Ragusa, 52, formerly of Huntington, NY, for fraudulently collecting more than $200,000 in disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged that ... MORE
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