»

GUILTY PLEA IN SF: Donald Bovio avoids trial, admits to killing 3-year-old stepson

GUILTY PLEA IN SF: Donald Bovio avoids trial, admits to killing 3-year-old stepson in violent 2018 incident
Hours before his trial was set to begin – a Seneca Falls man pleaded guilty to killing his 3-year-old stepson last year. The Finger Lakes Times reports that Acting Seneca County District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz said Donald Bovio pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the death of Panagiotis “Peter” Stephanides-Vacchino. It’s expected that Bovio will be sentenced to 15... more

Wayne County duo indicted on murder charges

Wayne County duo indicted on murder charges
A pair of Wayne County residents have been indicted on charges related to the March murder of a Greece man. Aries Ash, 30, and Charisse Walton, 36, both face second-degree murder charges, along with first-degree robbery, weapons possession, and kidnapping charges. The two are accused of killing 43-year-old Maximillan Cook. They’re further accused of dismembering him in the basement of... more

Campbell man pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter, DWI charges

Campbell man pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter, DWI charges
A Campbell man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and DWI charges related to a crash that killed a local fire chief. Robert Neally, 42, of Campbell has pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular manslaughter and DWI charges, according to The Corning Leader. Prosecutors say Neally had a BAC of 0.17 percent when the vehicle he was operating struck a motorcycle. They... more

Lawsuit claims Ithaca police used excessive force during 2016 arrest

Lawsuit claims Ithaca police used excessive force during 2016 arrest
On Nov. 17, 2016, officers from the Ithaca Police Department arrived at a Hudson Street apartment after receiving a noise complaint. Kyle Goldstein, a 21-year-old Ithaca College student at the time, was one of the hosts. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Binghamton, Goldstein alleges police unlawfully entered his apartment, detained him, and pepper sprayed his... more

Budelmann is no fan of cashless bail, other criminal justice reforms

Budelmann is no fan of cashless
Criminal justice reforms shouldn’t simply gut, or throw away systems that have worked. That’s the message from Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, who spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio earlier this week. He says that members of law enforcement and prosecutors are fighting a battle of public opinion. As an example, he pointed to changes in the bail system... more

Hakes Landfill, Town of Campbell, DEC sued over evidence of radiation

Hakes Landfill, Town of Campbell, DEC sued over evidence of radiation
The Sierra Club and others filed suit this week against Hakes C&D Landfill Inc. and Town of Campbell in a bid to block the privately-owned Steuben County landfill’s proposed expansion. Petitioners argue that both the town and the state Department of Environmental Conservation failed to take “hard look” at evidence of radium and radon in the landfill, as required under the State... more

Childers pleads guilty to first-degree manslaughter in Wayne County Court

Childers pleads guilty to first-degree murder in Wayne County Court
The woman charged in connection with a double murder in Sodus last fall has accepted a plea deal in Wayne County Court on Tuesday. Charlene Childers appeared in court where she agreed to plead guilty to two charges – first-degree manslaughter, and a felony weapons charge. She had originally been charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and... more

Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell files lawsuit over his firing from WHEC

Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell files lawsuit over his firing from WHEC
A former local TV meteorologist who was fired earlier this year after he appeared to have said a racial slur on the air has filed a lawsuit against the station. Jeremy Kappell filed the lawsuit Monday afternoon, seeking a jury trial regarding his termination. The lawsuit against WHEC-TV, Hubbard Broadcasting, and WHEC general manager Richard Reingold lists four causes of... more

Couple charged in Sodus double murder to stand trial together

Couple charged in Sodus double murder to stand trial together
A couple charged in connection to a double-murder in Sodus will face trial together in May. Investigators say Charlene Childers, 25, conspired with her husband Timothy Dean, 32, to kill her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Niles, and his new girlfriend, Amber Washburn, in October 2018. At a court appearance Wednesday, Childers’ attorney says she and Dean will be tried together next month. A criminal... more

One ruling favors Romulus, the other incinerator sponsor

One ruling favors Romulus, the other incinerator sponsor
Call it a split decision. In long-awaited rulings, State Supreme Court Judge Daniel Doyle decided both for and against the town of Romulus and Circular enerG, sponsor of a proposed trash-burning, electricity-generating incinerator on former Seneca Army Depot land. He ruled for the town in its move to dismiss a Circular enerG lawsuit on the grounds that the court lacks... more

Ontario County DSS fraud verdict vacated

Ontario County DSS fraud verdict vacated
A Geneva woman’s guilty verdict of fourth-degree grand larceny was vacated by Ontario County Court Judge Frederick Reed. In December of 2016 Danielle Sapp, 33, was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing approximately $1,700 worth of daycare benefits from the Department of Social Services to which the prosecution states she was not entitled. She was later... more

Bill Hart running for Geneva City Court judge

Bill Hart running for Geneva City Court judge
The city will have a new supervising city judge come 2020, with the impending retirement of Justice Timothy Buckley. Fellow Democrat Bill Hart wants to succeed him. Hart announced in a press release that he is running for the seat. He is expected to face off against Republican Elisabeth “Lisa” Toole. Toole has not made an announcement related to her... more

Ethics classes ordered for attorney after guilty plea to witness tampering in Ontario County

Ethics classes ordered for attorney after guilty plea to witness tampering in Ontario County
A defense attorney, who previously was representing a man charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree witness tampering after being set up by a confidential informant. Andrew Tabashneck will serve one year on interim probation, and if there are no issues he will get an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. In addition to the agreement, Tabashneck agreed to complete... more

Auburn man sentenced for stabbing person’s eye, stomach

Auburn man sentenced for stabbing person’s eye, stomach
An Auburn resident was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for repeatedly stabbing a man and causing him to lose an eye. Nathan Fillingham, 30, of 88 Capital St., was arrested after stabbing a 35-year-old man several times in the town of Victory on Aug. 6, 2017. When Cayuga County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the late-night incident at... more

Geneva man guilty of manslaughter

Jury: Geneva man guilty of manslaughter
A Geneva man on Friday was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the beating death of a fellow Geneva man in September 2018, but was acquitted of second-degree murder. Jeffrey Salone Jr. will be sentenced on the manslaughter charge before Judge Brian Dennis at 3 p.m. May 21. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years. First Assistant District... more

71-year-old man sentenced for repeated sexual contact with child

71-year-old man sentenced for repeated sexual contact with child
A 71-year-old Auburn man will spend two years in prison for repeated sexual contact with a young girl. Between May 2013 and July 2017 John Stevens, of 83 Fitch Ave., engaged in two or more sexual act with a child. The girl was between the ages of 6 and 11. Stevens pleaded guilty to second-degree course of sexual conduct with... more

Cayuga County parents who faked son’s cancer get probation

Cayuga County parents who faked son’s cancer get probation
Cayuga County parents were sentenced to probation Thursday for faking their son’s cancer in 2017 as part of a scheme that raised nearly $4,000. Jolene and Martin LaFrance, formerly of Port Byron and now Auburn residents, were hosting a garage sale in July 2017 when a woman approached them and offered to set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money... more
1 2 3 66