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“I’m Stuck” cannabis stores owner David Tulley fined $15.2M by New York State

"I'm Stuck" cannabis stores owner David Tulley fined $15.2M by New York State
Attorney General Letitia James has secured a $15.2 million judgment against David Tulley, owner of seven unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in Cayuga, Oswego, and Wayne counties, for operating without a license and selling cannabis to underage ... more
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Trumansburg man pleads guilty to felony burglary and arson charges

Trumansburg man pleads guilty to felony burglary and arson charges
Zane M. Seubert, 46, of Trumansburg, pleaded guilty to several felony charges in Schuyler County Court on May 9. The Schuyler County District Attorney's Office stated that Seubert was responsible for breaking into several campers ... more
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Steuben pastor gets 6-months in jail for incest

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A Steuben County pastor is headed to jail. Nathan Cooper, a 56-year-old pastor from Campbell, was sentenced to six months in Schuyler County Jail for a felony incest conviction. Cooper was also given 10 years ... more
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Former Cayuga County probation officer sentenced for official misconduct

Bail set at $100K in Auburn teen’s 50 count child pornography case: Victims were between 12-15 years old
Former Cayuga County Probation Department officer Nicholas "Nick" G. Flanigan was sentenced to five years of probation for falsifying business records and three years for official misconduct. Both sentences will run concurrently. The Citizen reports ... more
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Former Macedon police chief pays restitution, will see most consequences pass after one year for DWI crash

Former Macedon police chief pays restitution, will see most consequences pass after one year for DWI crash
Former Macedon Police Chief Fabian Rivera pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated following incidents last November. Rivera resigned after allegedly crashing a patrol car near Richard Mann Elementary School and subsequently ... more
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Sodus Point wins land-access dispute in village

Sodus Point wins land-access dispute in village
The village of Sodus Point has prevailed in a land-access dispute against Guy and Kathy Berretta, who installed a fence blocking a public right-of-way. On April 25, New York State Supreme Court Judge Rick Healy ... more
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Retired Steuben County prosecutor pleads guilty to possessing child porn

Retired Steuben County prosecutor pleads guilty to possessing child porn
James Miller, a former Steuben County Assistant District Attorney, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor. The 63-year-old could face three to four years in state prison, fines ranging from $15,000 ... more
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Yates County man sentenced for stealing ATV

Yates County man sentenced for stealing ATV
Joey Brizzee, 33, from Yates County, was sentenced to five years of probation on May 9 for grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony. The sentence follows an incident in April where ... more
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Ontario County man indicted for second-degree murder in Rochester

Ontario County man indicted for second-degree murder in Rochester
An Ontario County man was indicted for second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in Rochester last month. Mark Burdick, 54, of Clifton Springs, was accused of stabbing Myron Fair, 53, during an argument ... more
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Rochester man pleads guilty to conspiracy involving illegal gambling ring

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U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced that Louis P. Ferrari, II, 42, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transmit wagering information in interstate commerce and conduct an illegal gambling business. The charges carry a ... more
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Justice Center of the Southern Tier opens in Montour Falls

Justice Center of the Southern Tier opens in Montour Falls
The Justice Center of the Southern Tier celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, following a successful initial operation phase earlier this year. Schuyler County District Attorney Joe Fazzary, who spearheaded the Center's development, hailed the ... more
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Former Utica mayor guilty on mail fraud charges

Former Utica mayor guilty on mail fraud charges
Louis LaPolla, former mayor of Utica, New York, pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges for misusing nearly $40,000 in donations intended for a scholarship fund named after his late wife. The plea was entered today ... more
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Farmington man sentenced to life for 2021 police chase and assault

Farmington man sentenced to life for 2021 police chase and assault
A Farmington resident, Jeffrey Dibble, 48, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Wednesday for his role in a high-speed police chase in 2021 that nearly resulted in a fatality. On September ... more
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Appeals court rules state ethics commission unconstitutional in Cuomo case

Marijuana in NY: Gov. Cuomo is set to reveal his plan to make it legal
A New York appeals court declared Thursday that the state commission investigating ethical violations was created unconstitutionally, siding with former Governor Andrew Cuomo in a legal battle over his $5 million book earnings. The state ... more
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Auburn man found guilty of sexual assault

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci announced that a jury convicted Gerald Hoffman, 49, of Auburn, on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and attempted rape, both classified as violent felonies. The verdict comes after ... more
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Lawsuit filed against DOCCS for misusing solitary confinement

DOCCS suspends contraband drug testing at prisons in NYS; union representing workers blasts decision
A class action lawsuit was filed against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and the Office of Mental Health (OMH) by the Legal Aid Society, Disability Rights Advocates, and Winston ... more
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Canandaigua man pleads guilty to transferring obscene material

Canandaigua man pleads guilty to transferring obscene material
A local man will be headed to prison after new action in court. Preston Herbst of Canandaigua pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Rochester for transferring obscene material. The plea follows his previous 36-month ... more
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Rochester man arrested for skipping court in Wayne County

Abortion: Doctor investigated over privacy laws and 10-year-old rape victim cleared
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Geno Wynn, a 59-year-old resident of Saint Paul Street in Rochester, on a bench warrant for failing to appear at a scheduled court date. The arrest ... more
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New York abortion rights amendment removed from November ballot by courts

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A proposed New York State constitutional amendment aimed at reinforcing abortion rights and banning discrimination based on gender identity and pregnancy outcomes was removed from the November ballot. The removal followed a successful legal challenge ... more
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