Category: Courts

Williamson man convicted of sex crimes in Wayne County Court

Williamson man convicted of sex crimes in Wayne County Court

A Wayne County man could face a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of sex crimes this week. Wayne County District Attorney Mike Calarco said Matthew Almond, 40, was convicted in a bench trial of two counts of predatory sexual assault against ... MORE
Police: Geneva man indicted on felony drug charges in Ontario County

Police: Geneva man indicted on felony drug charges in Ontario County

The Geneva Police Department reports the arrest of a 51-year-old resident on felony charges after an investigation and indictment. On September 25th around 1:47 p.m. police arrested John Whitfield, 51, of Geneva was charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sale of ... MORE
Rose driver charged with vehicular manslaughter after triple-fatal crash

Rose driver charged with vehicular manslaughter after triple-fatal crash

A 37-year-old man from Rose was arrested this past week on a number of felony charges after a length investigation into a fatal crash that took the life of a Wayne County woman, her unborn son, and another person. It happened on ... MORE
Vehicular homicide case ends with guilty plea, lengthy expected sentence after fatal Weedsport wreck

Vehicular homicide case ends with guilty plea, lengthy expected sentence after fatal Weedsport wreck

District Attorney Jon Budelmann says the man involved in a fatal hit-and-run last November has pleaded guilty to the top count of his indictment. Heriberto Perez-Valasquez pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, which is a Class B felony, as well as aggravated ... MORE
After nearly a year aggravated DWI charge filed against Geneva driver

Deputies: Geneva driver charged with aggravated DWI after October 2019 crash

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 43-year-old Geneva woman following a single-car crash on Route 31. It happened nearly a year ago, according to deputies, who said the crash resulted in Gradwick being transported to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital ... MORE
Faculty Association sues Watkins Glen CSD over remote teaching accommodations

Faculty Association sues Watkins Glen CSD over remote teaching accommodations

A lawsuit filed in local court suggests that one school district isn’t adhering to the guidance it created before school started, or that handed down by New York State. The Watkins Glen Faculty Association represents teachers in the Watkins Glen School District ... MORE
No evictions in New York until October 20th

No evictions in New York until October 20th

New York says it’s continuing to take steps to protect residential and commercial tenants from eviction during the Coronavirus Pandemic. This week it announced an extension of the state’s moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures for a month. It now runs ... MORE
Settlement corrects absentee ballot issue in New York

Settlement could prevent absentee ballots from being rejected in New York

A new settlement between New York State officials and the League of Women Voters expands correction options for absentee voting. The agreement came at a point where significant uncertainty remained about the state’s ability to process a higher-than-usual volume of absentee ballots ... MORE
Steuben woman sentenced to 1-3 years in prison, admits to being intoxicated after Yates County crash

Steuben woman sentenced to 1-3 years in prison, admits to being intoxicated after Yates County crash

A Steuben County woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in a two-car crash in Benton last year. It happened in April 2019. Danielle Sexton, 34, of Canisteo was sentenced after pleading guilty to a felony count of vehicular assault ... MORE
Romulus man indicted on federal mail fraud charges connected to

Romulus man indicted on federal mail fraud charges connected to US Coast Guard course

A 69-year-old Romulus man is facing two counts of mail fraud, which are federal charges, according to U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. He announced that a federal grand jury had returned an indictment charging Dennis Daniels, 69, of Romulus with two counts ... MORE
NYSUT files lawsuit against New York over reductions in school aid as districts face financial crisis

NYSUT files lawsuit against New York over reductions in school aid as districts face financial crisis

New York State United Teachers announced it has filed a lawsuit against the state over reductions in state school aid for districts across New York, seeking the release of money withheld in July, August and September and an injunction against future withholding ... MORE
Dept. of Financial Services announces charges against debt collector

Dept. of Financial Services announces charges against debt collector

The Department of Financial Services announced on Wednesday that it had filed a statement of charges against debt collector Forster & Garbus LLP. DFS alleges that Forster & Garbus, over the course of years, failed to treat consumers as required by the ... MORE
Courts, News
Massive $765M federal loan under investigation by Inspector General

Massive $765M federal loan under investigation by Inspector General

The federal Inspector General is inquiring about the potential multi-million dollar deal for Eastman Kodak after signing a letter of intent with the U.S. Development Finance Corporation over the summer. It was a deal that sent shockwaves through the business community. Kodak ... MORE
Syracuse man pleads guilty to assaulting USPS worker

Syracuse man pleads guilty to assaulting USPS worker

A Syracuse man faces a number of years in prison, as well as a $225,000 fine after pleading guilty to assaulting a postal service employee. Daniel Trammell, 58, admitted that on April 21st he assaulted a letter carrier that was delivering mail ... MORE
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Inmate charged with forcible touching in Steuben County

Inmate charged with forcible touching in Steuben County

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 25-year-old following an investigation into an assault at the jail. Garrett Ragusa, 25, of Campbell is accused of touching the intimate parts of another inmate without their consent. He was charged with ... MORE