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Police testify in Seneca Falls murder case hearing

Police testify in Seneca Falls murder case hearing
Late on the night of May 12, two police officers responding to a Seneca Falls apartment found a small child unconscious and barely breathing. That was the testimony of Seneca Falls Police Department Sgt. Angela Anderson and former SFPD Officer Brad Clouston during a suppression hearing Thursday for Donald Bovio in Seneca County Court. Bovio faces a murder charge, as... more

Man sentenced for injuring Auburn police officer

Man sentenced for injuring Auburn police officer
A former Auburn man was sentenced to prison Thursday for seriously injuring an Auburn police officer while resisting arrest last year. In December, the Auburn Police Department responded to a call for a domestic incident at a city apartment involving Justin Gervais, 23, who’s address is now listed as 2497 Route 34B, Aurora. That call was uneventful, but police were soon called... more

Auburn City Court Judge candidates Thurston, Buschman participate in forum

Auburn City Court Judge candidates Thurston, Buschman participate in forum
The two candidates in the race for Auburn City Court Judge made their case to the court of public opinion Thursday in a televised presentation at Cayuga Community College. Steven Buschman and David Thurston are competing for the position vacated by Judge Michael McKeon, who announced in May he would not seek re-election, putting an end to a 20-year career as... more

Clegg sentenced to 35-years for murder of Canandaigua man

Clegg sentenced to 35-years for murder of Canandaigua man
The southern courtroom of the Ontario County Courthouse was filled with sadness as Robert Clegg, 19, was sentenced for the brutal murder of Nicholas Bice. On Wednesday Ontario County Court Judge William Kocher sentenced Clegg to 35-years plus an additional 5-years of post release supervision for the murder of Bice, who was discovered beaten and burned to death at the... more

Suspect in Wayne County murder-for-hire plot gets 20 years to life in prison

Suspect in Sodus murder-for-hire plot gets 20 years to life in prison
One of the four people charged in the death of an Ontario woman, as part of a plot to collect insurance money, has been sentenced to 20 years to life behind bars. Knowledge Couser pleaded guilty in August in the death of Julie Martin. He was sentenced in the case Thursday morning in Wayne County Court. Last year, deputies say... more

Woman on the run after skipping out on court dates for armed robbery, kidnapping in Geneva

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Officials say an Ontario County resident is on the run, and wanted on felony charges after a Geneva incident in May. Jessica Cram, 27, who is wanted for the armed robbery of a Geneva gas station was originally arrested alongside two other suspects. The trio was accused of entering the Pick Quick gas station with weapons – and tying up... more

Syracuse teen admits to robbing Byrne Dairy in Auburn

Syracuse teen admits to robbing Byrne Dairy in Auburn
A Syracuse teen pleaded guilty to robbing an Auburn convenience store with a loaded weapon over the summer. Tuesday morning in Cayuga County Court, 18-year-old Javon English pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies. During his plea, he admitted to Judge Mark Fandrich that in July, he robbed the Byrne Dairy at 70... more

Auburn teen sentenced for attempted knifepoint robbery of 75-year-old man

Auburn teen sentenced for attempted knifepoint robbery of 75-year-old man
A 19-year-old Auburn man was sentenced to jail and a term of shock probation for attempting to rob an elderly man at knifepoint in June. On Tuesday, Cayuga County Court Judge Mark Fandrich sentenced Shane Andrews, of 36 Franklin St., to six months in the county jail followed by five years of post release supervision. In August, Andrews pleaded guilty... more

Bail lowered for accused serial Sephora shoplifter

Serial Sephora shoplifter?
On Thursday, Isabella Kuo, 34, of Syracuse appeared in court alongside her attorney and requested a decrease in bail. She was initially arrested back in September for allegedly entering Eastview Mall on two different occasions and stealing over $900 worth of merchandise from her third different Sephora store. “With the circumstances surrounding this individual there’s are a lot of unanswered... more

Rep. Chris Collins’ trial date set for 2020

Rep. Chris Collins’ trial date set for 2020
A February 2020 trial date was set Thursday for a U.S. congressman indicted on federal insider trading charges. U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick scheduled jury selection to begin Feb. 3, 2020, for U.S. Rep. Chris Collins after prosecutors relaxed their insistence that the trial must occur next year. The 68-year-old Collins, a Republican, was not in court. He remains... more

Mother takes plea deal in Seneca Falls murder case

Mother takes plea deal in Seneca Falls murder case
The mother of a 3-year-old Seneca Falls boy who died earlier this year took a plea deal Tuesday in Seneca County Court. District Attorney Barry Porsch told the Finger Lakes Times that Alison Bovio pleaded guilty to at least one charge in the death of her son, Panagiotis "Peter" Stephanides-Vacchino. However, Porsch said he would not be releasing more details... more

Weedsport man accused of high-speed chase throughout Cayuga County pleads not guilty

Weedsport man accused of high-speed chase throughout Cayuga County pleads not guilty
A Weedsport man state police said led them on a 15-mile high-speed chase through Cayuga County was arraigned on nearly 30 counts Tuesday in Cayuga County Court. In August, Brandon Millhoff allegedly fled from state troopers as they attempted to pull his vehicle over to execute an arrest warrant. The chase began in Cato and ended just outside the city... more

Ex-prosecutor retracts statements, drops lawsuit against Cayuga County district attorney

Ex-prosecutor retracts statements, drops lawsuit against Cayuga County district attorney
A former assistant district attorney who had a filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Cayuga County and District Attorney Jon Budelmann has retracted all of his statements on the matter as part of a court settlement. Jeffrey Domachowski, a former assistant district attorney and drug prosecutor, had filed a notice of claim in 2016 and a subsequent lawsuit in February... more

With ‘Raise the Age’ in effect, Harriet Tubman Residential Center in Sennett reopens

With ‘Raise the Age’ in effect, Harriet Tubman Residential Center in Sennett reopens
After being closed for seven years, the Harriet Tubman Residential Center in Sennett has reopened. The facility opened Monday as the state’s “Raise the Age” law took effect. As of Oct. 1, 16-year-olds who are charged felonies and misdemeanors won’t be placed in adult correctional facilities or jails. Instead, they will be housed in specialized detention facilities. The Raise the... more

Canandaigua man cleared of hate crime, hopes to get needed help

Canandaigua man cleared of hate crime, hopes to get needed help
Michael Orbino, 42, was found not guilty of all felony hate crime and harassment charges by an Ontario County jury after a four-day trial. Orbino was found guilty of class B misdemeanor first-degree harassment. After the verdict was read, Orbino was sentenced to time served and released. He was being held in the Ontario County Jail on no bail since... more

Geneva man, convicted of child porn charge, sentenced to more than 12 years in prison

Geneva man, convicted of child porn charge, sentenced to more than 12 years in prison
A Geneva man convicted of a child pornography charge will spend more than 12 years in prison. Trebor Conolly, 36, was convicted of receipt of child pornography. Conolly received several videos and images of child pornography in September 2017 and distributed them through peer-to-peer sharing systems. The content included children under the age of 12 involved in sexually-explicit acts with... more

Jury still out on Canandaigua man facing harassment as hate crime charges

Jury still out on Canandaigua man facing harassment as hate crime charges
Michael Orbino, 42, is awaiting a jury verdict after allegedly screaming racial profanities at two local African-American high school students who were working on a school assignment at Baker Park. Orbino was charged Feb. 14 with two counts of third-degree stalking as a hate crime and first-degree harassment as a hate crime. Canandaigua City Police later added an additional charge of... more
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