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Woman pleads guilty after killing her husband in their Steuben County home

The woman from Steuben County accused of murdering her husband in 2020 has pleaded guilty to all charges she was facing. Sherri Ballam, 57, of Pulteney, was arrested back in October following the investigation of a suspicious death. Ballam admitted to killing ... MORE
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New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate has not been blocked, despite temporary court order

Last week a federal judge in Upstate New York ruled that part of New York State’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers had been blocked. In August, the state Department of Health issued an order that would require all staff to be ... MORE
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Local attorney works to obtain court orders on a national level to administer the legal use of ivermectin

A Buffalo attorney has been working tirelessly in his crusade to help families save their loved ones from COVID-19 by giving them ivermectin. The lawyer, Ralph Lorigo, helped someone that wanted to give their 80-year-old mother on a ventilator the drug back ... MORE
Courts, Health, Ivermectin, News
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Attorney Generals across the country sign a legal brief to challenge Texas’ abortion law

New York Attorney General Letitia James has joined the fight to challenge the Texas abortion law on a national level. The law went into effect this month which outlaws abortions after 6 weeks and it’s now being challenged by the federal government ... MORE
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Woman who drove the wrong way, drunk, on the thruway is sentenced to prison for killing two people

The woman who drove drunk the wrong way on the Thruway last year is headed to prison for killing two people during the incident. Heather Seller, 44, of Lyons Falls, was sentenced to 6-18 years in state prison on Wednesday for vehicular ... MORE
Courts, News, Seneca County, Tyre
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Chemung County Grand Jury indicts 21-year-old on murder, kidnapping, and torture charges

A 21-year-old man has been indicted on charges by a Grand Jury in Chemung County for kidnapping, torturing and killing a man. Thomas Bovaird is accused of kidnapping, torturing and killing Juan Jose Gotay. Bovaird allegedly shot, kicked, struck, and mutilated Gotay ... MORE
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Hilton principal enters into agreement to resign with school board following multiple sexual abuse charges

The principal of Northwood Elementary School in Hilton has resigned following accusations of sexually abusing dozens of students throughout his time as an employee. The Hilton Central School District Board of Education approved the agreement to separate and secure Kirk Ashton’s resignation ... MORE
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A second defendant has plead guilty for the murder of a man in Auburn in 2019

During the second day of jury selection, a man accused of murdering a 36-year-old man in Auburn has pleaded guilty. This comes days after his co-defendant also took a plea deal. Gage Ashley, 24, pleaded guilty to first and second degree murder, ... MORE
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Gananda mom who got into physical altercation with bus monitor gets attorney: Bus monitor accused of screaming at child

An attorney for the Gananda mother accused of being involved in a physical altercation with a bus monitor recently says the family is taking action. Laine Mulye, 35, of Macedon was charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child after ... MORE
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Woman arrested for impersonating a midwife in 2018 is found guilty of one charge

In 2018 a Penn Yan woman was arrested for practicing as a midwife for years but did not possess the qualifications necessary, and she has plead guilty to one of over 90 charges. Elizabeth Catlin, 55, was arrested twice in a matter ... MORE
Courts, News, Yates County
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Jury selection is underway as trial is set to begin for one of the men accused of murder in Auburn in 2019

The selection of jury members started Monday for the man facing murder charges stemming from the death of Joshua Poole in 2019. Poole, 36, was shot and killed at 8 Delevan St. in Auburn during an attempted robbery. Gage Ashley, 22, is ... MORE
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Suppression hearing to be reopened regarding former Assemblyman Brian Kolb and his DWI

A judge plans to reopen a suppression hearing that was held in May regarding the arrest of former state Assemblyman Brian Kolb for a DWI. Handwritten notes taken by the sheriff’s deputy weren’t turned over to the defense and the breathalyzer report ... MORE
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Jury selection will begin Sept. 20 for woman who shot her husband in Steuben County

Jury selection is set to begin Sept. 20 in Steuben County for the woman who shot and killed her husband before calling police to falsely report a home invasion. Sherri A. Ballam, 58, is charged with multiple counts of falsifying business records ... MORE
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State Assembly’s investigation into former Governor Andrew Cuomo will finish up by Oct. 1

The investigation into former Governor Andrew Cuomo could finish by Oct. 1, according to a lawmaker on the panel. The report, which began as an impeachment investigation, is expected to be made public soon after it’s concluded. Republican Assemblywoman Majorie Byrnes said ... MORE
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The Republican National Committee plans to sue the Biden administration claiming vaccine mandate is unconstitutional

After President Joe Biden and his administration mandated the vaccine for millions of working Americans, the Republican National Committee announced they will be suing over it. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says the mandate is not only unconstitutional, but is going to hurt ... MORE
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