Category: Courts

Former Congressman Chris Collins gets prison term delayed

Former Congressman Chris Collins gets prison term delayed

Former Congressman Chris Collins will get a pass thanks to the Novel Coronavirus. His sentence is not expected to start until June 23rd following a request for a delay due to COVID-19. Health concerns put him at a high risk for complication, ... MORE
Judge Doran announces virtual courts for counties through the 7th District

Courts throughout Finger Lakes, Central New York go virtual due to COVID-19

More changes are coming to local courts amid the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Craig Doran, 7th Judicial District Administrative Judge, made the announcement that effective immediately virtual court operations will commence. He says video conferencing will be utilized for all ... MORE
Auburn man who admitted to possessing cocaine sentenced to 3+ years in prison

Auburn man who admitted to possessing cocaine sentenced to 3+ years in prison

The Auburn man who intended to sell drugs in Cayuga County will spend several years in prison. Robert Ruiz, 29, admitted in January to possessing cocaine, and his intent to sell it, according to The Citizen. In return, he pleaded guilty to ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, Courts, News
Yates County has a new public defender following special meeting

Yates County has a new public defender following special meeting

Yates County has a new public defender. The Finger Lakes Times reports that Steve Hampsey was unanimously appointed to the position during a special meeting of the county Legislature Monday. He’s a 1981 graduate of Penn Yan Academy, as well as Valparaiso ... MORE
Courts, News, Yates County
NYS case against opioid companies going to trial this month

NYS case against opioid companies going to trial this month

New York’s case against the opioid manufacturers and distributors is set to go to trial this month. On Wednesday, Attorney General Letitia James says those companies’ efforts to push the trial date back were denied. WHEC reports that the defendants include Rochester ... MORE
North Rose murder suspect accused of dismembering victim goes to trial

North Rose murder suspect accused of dismembering victim goes to trial

The trial for a Wayne County man accused of shooting a Greece resident is underway. The North Rose resident was accused of shooting and dismembering the Greece resident. Aries Ash, 31, is facing nine felony counts including two second-degree murder charges. Maximillion ... MORE
Courts, News, Rose, Wayne County
Steuben man who threatened Congresswoman heading to prison

Steuben man who threatened Congresswoman heading to prison

A Steuben County man is going to prison after threatening a member of Congress. Patrick Carlineo, 56, also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Last year he called the office of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and threatened to ... MORE
Courts, News, Steuben County
Assemblyman Kolb’s case moves closer to trial, two hearing dates set in April

Assemblyman Kolb’s case moves closer to trial, two hearing dates set in April

Assemblyman Brian Kolb’s DWI case is moving closer to trial. On Thursday, before Penfield Judge James Mulley Jr., two hearings were confirmed for next month. There haven’t been any plea discussions yet, according to special prosecutor Todd Casella. “I don’t think that ... MORE
Courts, News, Ontario County
Second person charged in Penn Yan midwife case

Supporters call Penn Yan midwife case a travesty, modern day witch-hunt

Supporters of the Yates County midwife facing more than 90 charges are calling it a 'modern day with hunt'. “With two arrests, New York state has made the maternity care crisis even worse,” Elizabeth Catlin said in a brief statement, reported by ... MORE
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Schuyler County given final approval for centralized arraignment plan

Schuyler County has received notification that New York State Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks and the Office of Court Administration Administrative Board have given final approval to the county’s Centralized Arraignment Part plan for after-hours arrests. The county is currently targeting Monday, ... MORE
Courts, News, Schuyler County
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Man indicted on multiple felony sex abuse charges in Tompkins County

On March 11th police arrested a 42-year-old following an investigation into sex abuse. Dale Harbin, 42, of Slaterville Road was charged with multiple counts of first-degree sex abuse, second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. The charges stem from an investigation ... MORE
Geneva cop’s trial delayed due to COVID-19

Geneva cop’s trial delayed due to COVID-19

The trial of the suspended Geneva police officer has been delayed. That delay came due to COVID-19, or the Novel Coronavirus. Ontario County District Attorney Jim Ritts said the trial of Jack Montesanto — which was to start Monday — has been ... MORE
Lawsuit filed by local meteorologist against City of Rochester, Mayor Warren dismissed

Lawsuit filed by local meteorologist against City of Rochester, Mayor Warren dismissed

A judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by a former television meteorologist against the City of Rochester, Mayor Lovely Warren, as well as his former employer. Jeremy Kappell filed claims last year after being fired from News10NBC, or WHEC-TV based in Rochester ... MORE
Courts, News, Rochester Area
Former Barrington official found guilty of misdemeanor, but not felony charges

Former Barrington official found guilty of misdemeanor, but not felony charges

The former official in a small Yates County town accused of two felonies and a misdemeanor was found guilty — but only of the latter charge — after Judge Jason Cook rendered a decision. Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella stated that ... MORE
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Man admits to stealing South Bristol highway truck from department garage in Ontario County Court

Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a South Bristol resident has pleaded guilty in Ontario County Court after an incident at the South Bristol Highway Department in 2019. Henderson said that on November 13th, 2019 Ross W. Thompson II, of South Bristol unlawfully entered ... MORE
Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy protections as abuse lawsuits pile up

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy protections as abuse lawsuits pile up

The Boy Scouts of America is taking legal action. Except not the kind of legal action that defends the organization from sex abuse allegations. They are filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It would include a plan for the 110-year-old organization to continue operating ... MORE
Courts, News
Wayne County church sued under Child Victims Act

Church in Wayne County named in latest sex abuse lawsuit

A church in Wayne County is being sued as part of the wave of lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. The lawsuit was filed on Friday, and it named St. Anne’s Church, known now as Parish of St. Katharine Drexel. One ... MORE
Seneca Waterways Council says

Seneca Waterways Council says bankruptcy won’t impact local programs

As Boy Scouts of America says it will file for bankruptcy – local officials say that process is best for the organization as a whole. “While it is premature for us to speculate on what the possible financial ramifications will be on ... MORE