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Geneva murder trial starts Monday

The trial of a Geneva man accused of murder starts Monday in Ontario County Court. Willie “June” McKoy Jr., 31, faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the Dec. 5, 2017, shooting death of Pliekou Irvin Sr. Irvin, 38, was killed while he sat in a parked car in the area of Middle and... more

Trail group files action over SF eminent domain decision

A non-profit group has taken legal action against the town of Seneca Falls to prevent the municipality from using eminent domain to build a larger sewer line through the Ludovico Sculpture Trail. Pittsford-based attorney Sheila Chalifoux has filed a petition in Appellate Court in Rochester on behalf of The Frank J. Ludovico Sculpture Trail Corp. against the town of Seneca... more

Auburn man who evaded police for six years pleads guilty to new charges

Last August, the Auburn Police Department was called to a home on Norris Avenue for reports of shots fired. But when officers arrived, they found parts of a firework scattered across a lawn and a vehicle attempting to flee the scene. At the time, police said they stopped the car and interviewed a man who identified himself as Paul Jones.... more

Former Lloyd’s Limited owner indicted on violent, felony sex offenses

A grand jury in Yates County has indicted the former owner of Lloyd’s Limited Pub in Penn Yan on multiple violent, felony sex offenses. Robert Champlin was arrested after an investigation into a Christmas Eve incident that resulted in serious charges and the closure of the downtown mainstay. Champlin was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sex act –... more

Geneva man pleads guilty to child porn charges; faces 20 years in prison

A Geneva man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, according to prosecutors. Trebor Conolly, 36, of Geneva pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography. Prosecutors say he received videos and images of child pornography through a peer-to-peer sharing service in September 2017 and saved them on his computer. He is scheduled to be sentenced later this year. He faces... more

Convicted Ithaca shooter headed for re-sentencing following appellate court order

An Ithaca man, in custody for a 2015 shooting, is scheduled to be re-sentenced in Tompkins County Court after an appellate court found that the evidence in his 2016 trial was insufficient to support his assault conviction. James Marshall faced multiple charges after police say he shot a person in the leg at a woman's West Village apartment on June... more

Appeals court reverses Jeffrey Horton conviction in rape, stalking case

A Dryden sexual assault convict who has spent two years in prison will get a new trial, after a mid-level appeals court questioned Thursday a prospective juror's impartiality. Jeffrey Horton, 55, had been sentenced to 12 years behind bars in July 2016 after being convicted in Tompkins County Court of beating, raping and stalking a woman he had been in... more

Plea deal being reviewed for Clyde doctor accused of child pornography

A plea deal for the Clyde doctor accused of sharing child pornography and taking photos of his child patients is being reviewed by federal attorneys. Federal court paperwork filed regarding proceedings held on May 31 for David Blasczak was sealed from public view. However, a brief summary of the status conference with Judge Jonathan Feldman, U.S. Attorney Kyle Rossi, and... more

Ruling on Red Creek basketball parent’s appeal against Section V expected 6/22

No decision was made Thursday regarding the case brought by a Red Creek parent challenging Section V’s lack of an appeals process for athletes who are ejected from games. But state Supreme Court Justice J. Scott Odorisi made it very clear he thinks the Hall of Justice is no place for high school sports. Odorisi said he will issue a... more

Genoa man pleads guilty to possessing meth with intent to sell

Last month, a Cayuga County probation officer made a surprise visit at Brian Swan's home in Genoa and found methamphetamine, scales and plastic baggies spread throughout his room, and on Thursday, Swan admitted his intent to sell some of the drug. Swan, 31, of 1244 Route 34, pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court Thursday to third-degree criminal possession of a... more

Two plead guilty to attempted ID theft charges

Two Cubans who tried using a cloned credit card at Waterloo Premium Outlets will be spending the rest of the year in the Seneca County Jail — and will likely be deported when they get out. Rafael Quevedo, 38, and Yuri Duerte- Surera, 44, both pleaded guilty Monday in Seneca County Court to first-degree attempted identity theft. The charge is... more

Recently convicted rapist pleads guilty to conspiracy in unrelated Montezuma robbery

An Auburn man who recently admitted raping a 15-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to another crime in Cayuga County. On Tuesday morning, 43-year-old Paul Oattes addressed his second set of charges in Cayuga County Court. Oattes was first charged with three counts of third-degree rape and one count of first-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child for having... more

Hearing Thursday on lawsuit against Section V over Red Creek basketball player’s ejection

The final week of the high school sports season may bring some closure to a saga that started in late February when a Red Creek basketball player was ejected from a Section V Tournament game. Justice J. Scott Odorisi is scheduled to rule on a motion to dismiss “and other matters,” according to Section V attorney Robert G. Lamb, at... more

Charges against Ruzicka may be dismissed

Assault and harassment charges against former Town Board member Thomas Ruzicka will be dismissed if he performs community service and pays the medical bills of current board member David DeLelys by Nov. 21. Ruzicka was sentenced Friday by Waterloo Town Justice Christopher Folk to an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal — or ACD — that expires Nov. 21. FL Times:... more

Owasco man pleads guilty to menacing family

Last fall, authorities said Eric Simmons parked a red tractor in a family’s driveway in the town of Owasco, placed a large cutout of a black bear in the front yard and fired a shotgun before fleeing the scene with his 14-year-old son. And while Simmons said most of that was true, he disputed some of the details during a... more

WATCH: Officials give update after murder arraignment in Seneca County Court

The couple living in Seneca Falls accused of beating a child to death appeared in court this morning. Not Guilty pleas were entered with regard to the charges against the duo, who face more than a decade in prison if convicted. Alison and Donald Bovio face three counts of second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault, and child abuse offenses. Last week a... more

Man convicted of murdering Sodus woman in Oct. 2016

A jury convicted a Wayne County man of murdering a Sodus woman in the fall of 2016. According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, 61-year-old Alvin Pinkard was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday in the death of Josephine Chiaverini. The jury debated for less than five hours before coming back with a guilty verdict. State... more

Auburn man admits threatening person with baton

An Auburn man pleaded guilty to a felony Thursday for threatening someone with a collapsible baton. Joshua Morrissette, of 211 W. Genesee St. Apt. 6, admitted to one count of third-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a class E felony. During his plea, the 29-year-old said he went to the victim’s home on April 9 with a baton in... more
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