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Laura Rideout’s attorneys call for murder conviction to be overturned

Laura Rideout’s attorneys call for murder conviction to be overturned
Lawyers for Laura Rideout were in court Wednesday, attempting to overturn her murder conviction. Rideout was convicted of killing her estranged husband, Craig Rideout, in 2016. She says she did not participate in the murder or its planning. Rideout and one of her sons, Colin Rideout, were both convicted of murder. Both were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison... more

Sheppard, Deeds facing numerous charges related to defrauding Seneca County government

Former Seneca County finance director indicted on 10 felony charges
Former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds has been indicted on 10 felony charges following an investigation into her employment with the County. Former County Manager John Sheppard was also charged with official misconduct. Deeds was named in a sealed indictment handed up by a Seneca County Grand Jury. She was charged with eight counts of falsifying business records, one... more

Lawsuit accuses former D&C delivery manager of sexually abusing delivery boy

Lawsuit accuses former D&C delivery manager of sexually abusing delivery boy
A former newspaper delivery boy who once worked for the Democrat & Chronicle has filed a lawsuit against the Rochester-based paper and its owners, claiming he was abused during his time there. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday night with the Monroe County Clerk’s Office under the Child Victims’ Act. The law gives sex abuse survivors in New York state a... more

Gov. Cuomo signs new law to close pardon loophole

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday to close New York’s double jeopardy loophole. The loophole protected people who received Presidential pardons on federal charges from being prosecuted on the same charges on the state level in New York. “The closure of this egregious loophole gives prosecutors the ability to stand up against any abuse of power, and... more

Crash leads to felony charges in Yates County

Yates County crash leads to felony charges
A Steuben County woman arrested in May following an accident that injured another driver was arraigned on felony charges Tuesday morning in Yates County Court. District Attorney Todd Casella said Danielle Sexton, 33, of Canisteo, was charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and vehicular assault. Read more from the Finger Lakes Times more

Former deputy sentenced for lying on timesheets in Cayuga County

Former deputy sentenced for lying on timesheets in Cayuga County
A former Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office deputy and part-time Moravia Police Department officer will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to two felonies and misdemeanor. In a remorseful statement at his sentencing Tuesday in Cayuga County Court, Robert Brown said: “You trusted me to uphold the laws, and I broke them.” Read more from The Citizen more

Court to hear appeal in Rideout murder case Wednesday

Court to hear appeal in Rideout murder case Wednesday
On Wednesday, an appeals court is set to hear the case of Laura Rideout, the suburban mother convicted of murdering her estranged husband in 2016. Rideout, who is serving a life sentence, filed an appeal in May. In the filing, she blamed her two sons for the death of her husband Craig Rideout. Prosecutors say the fact that she went into her estranged... more

Pharmacist claims Strong Hospital ignored harassment, fired her instead

Pharmacist claims Strong Hospital ignored harassment, fired her instead
A former clinical pharmacist at Strong Memorial Hospital claims her reports of patient safety concerns were met with harassment and retaliation, ending with her being fired. Rabia Stevenson is suing the University of Rochester and its hospital in state Supreme Court. According to the lawsuit: Stevenson was board certified with six years experience when she was hired to work the... more

Seneca Meadows lawsuit over local law delayed again

Seneca Meadows lawsuit over local law delayed again
Oral arguments in the Article 78 lawsuit filed by Seneca Meadows landfill against the town of Seneca Falls over Local Law 3 of 2016 will not take place Nov. 19, as tentatively scheduled. Instead, those arguments may not take place until sometime next February. Seneca Meadows Inc. filed the lawsuit in November 2017, seeking to nullify the local law that... more

Cortland County woman admits to sexual exploitation of a 3-year-old boy

Cortland County woman admits to sexual exploitation of a 3-year-old boy
A 25-year-old Cortland woman pleaded guilty to six felony counts Thursday — one count of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child, and five counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Brittany Berry faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison on each of the six counts of conviction, according to United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and... more

Tompkins County DA Van Houten: ‘Unfortunate’ result to Commons incident

Tompkins County DA Van Houten: ‘Unfortunate’ result to Commons incident
Tompkins County District Attorney Matt Van Houten responded to his handling of cases stemming from a controversial April 6 incident on the Ithaca Commons, explaining he wanted the two individuals charged to take responsibility for their actions and was disappointed neither did. Cadji Ferguson and Rose DeGroat, who were arrested after the altercation on the Commons, were recently cleared of all charges.... more

Looking back at double homicide in Sodus

Looking back at double homicide in Sodus
It’s a double homicide that shocked our community almost one year ago. A young couple was gunned down in Sodus on Oct. 22, 2018. It will be featured Friday night on Dateline here on News10NBC, but we are also going inside the evidence of this case. News10NBC’s Nikki Rudd has spent hours going through evidence and talking with law enforcement and prosecutors.... more

Brandon Burgess indicted and arraigned on robbery charges

Brandon Burgess indicted and arraigned on robbery charges
Brandon Burgess, who sparked a manhunt after deputies said he robbed a 7-Eleven in Phelps in September, has been indicted on seven counts including robbery. The grand jury’s indictment also covered robberies of construction tools on Sept. 17, as well as accusations of tampering with physical evidence. The Ontario County District Attorney says that Burgess has been found unfit to proceeed... more

Geneva man acquitted on three charges, convicted of another

Geneva man acquitted on three charges, convicted of another
A Geneva man accused of assaulting an elderly woman earlier this year was acquitted Thursday on three felony charges but convicted of another in Ontario County Court. Assistant District Attorney Heather Hines said Isaias Marcano, 39, was found not guilty during a jury trial of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, and second-degree strangulation. He was convicted of third-degree criminal possession of... more

Cayuga County man arraigned on dozens of child pornography charges

Springport man arraigned on dozens of child pornography charges
A 54-year-old Cayuga County resident pleaded not guilty to all counts in a 49-count indictment accusing him of possessing and promoting child sexual performances. According to The Citizen, Richard Potter, of 741 Conners Road in Springport, pleaded not guilty to all counts. He was charged with 26 counts of promoting a sexual performance of a child, 22 counts of possessing... more

Phelps robbery, manhunt suspect indicted, under mental health observation

Phelps robbery, manhunt suspect indicted, under mental health observation
The Lyons man accused of robbing a Phelps convenience store has been indicted by an Ontario County grand jury, but his case will not proceed until he is declared mentally competent. Brandon Burgess, 28, was recently indicted on felony counts of second-degree robbery, third-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree grand larceny, tampering with physical evidence, and third-degree criminal mischief. All the charges... more
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