Category: Courts

Commission: Steuben County judge resigns after failing to complete judicial training

Commission: Steuben County judge resigns after failing to complete judicial training

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced that Jason Novak, a Justice of the Hornby Town Court in Steuben County resigned after being served with formal charges by the Commission for failing for more than a year to attend or ... MORE
Man accused of Garden Street stabbing in 2019 pleads guilty and gets 15 years in prison

Man accused of Seneca Falls stabbing pleads guilty, gets 15 years in prison

Christopher Freeman’s trial for the nearly fatal stabbing of a woman was set to begin Monday. Freeman admitted to the charge of first degree assault and will be sentenced to 15 years in prison by Judge Barry Porsch on July 28. The ... MORE
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Fairport man sentenced to life in prison for Canandaigua murder

A Fairport man was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a state prison after fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and seriously injuring another person in Canandaigua. It happened on January 2, 2020. William Fricke was sentenced to 25 years to ... MORE
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Canandaigua murderer will be sentenced, community remembers victim

Fairport man convicted in Canandaigua murder will be sentenced today

The sentencing of a man who was found guilty of murder will be sentenced later today. William Ricke, a Fairport man, was accused of killing Julianne Baker and stabbing attorney Dennis Gruttadar in Canandaigua. The vicious attack took place in January 2020 ... MORE
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Penn Yan man charged with sex abuse of children under 11

Authorities say a Penn Yan man was taken into custody on a superior court warrant following an investigation into sexual abuse that happened in Yates County. Matthew Ryder, 25, of Penn Yan is accused of subjecting two children under the age of ... MORE
Red Creek man convicted in Cayuga County bank robbery refuses to leave jail cell for sentencing

Red Creek man convicted in Cayuga County bank robbery refuses to leave jail cell for sentencing

The Red Creek man who was convicted of attempting to rob a Cayuga County bank and burglarizing a nearby residence refused to leave his jail cell for sentencing on Tuesday. The Citizen reports that Jason Ingleston, 43, was scheduled to be sentenced ... MORE
Court ruling: New York cannot force internet providers to have low-income, $15 option

Court ruling: New York cannot force internet providers to have low-income, $15 option

A judge ruled late last week that New York cannot require internet providers to offer a broadband service for low-income customers. The mandate from New York State was set to begin next week and require broadband service providers to offer it for ... MORE
Troopers are being interviewed by the Attorney General’s office regarding Cuomo and sexual harassment investigation

Troopers are being interviewed by the Attorney General’s office regarding Cuomo and sexual harassment investigation

A report for the Times Union says that state troopers who were assigned to protect Governor Cuomo are being interviewed. Two people are being sourced by the Times Union that have knowledge on the matter. It is stated that those being interviewed ... MORE
Walmart settles sexual harassment lawsuit with Geneva store employee for $410,000

Walmart settles sexual harassment lawsuit with Geneva store employee for $410,000

Walmart is settling a lawsuit filed by an employee at its Geneva store. The sexual harassment suit, which was filed by a worker in 2019 claimed a male associate made sexual comments to her- and solicited her for sex over a four ... MORE
Jury finds Dundee woman guilty of murdering toddler in 2002

Jury finds Dundee woman guilty of murdering toddler in 2002

A Dundee woman was found guilty of killing her young son nearly two decades ago. A jury deliberated for approximately two hours, finding Kelly Anderson, 43, guilty of second-degree murder. The trial started on June 1. Sheriff Ron Spike said after new ... MORE
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Wolcott man faces federal child pornography charges

Wolcott man faces federal child pornography charges

U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Jr. announced serious, felony charges against a local man following a child pornography investigation. Prosecutors say that Roger Roberts, 49, of Wolcott was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with Possession of Child Pornography involving prepubescent minors and ... MORE
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Supreme Court unanimously rules right for tribal police officers to stop, detain non-Indigenous persons along public highways within reservations

Supreme Court ruling: Allowing tribal police officers to stop, detain non-Natives — what about the Cayuga Nation?

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a unanimous decision — enshrining the right for tribal police officers to temporarily detain non-Indigenous travelers who are carrying out crimes while venturing along highways that traverse reservation lands. On Tuesday, June 1, Associate Supreme Court ... MORE
Division of Human Rights’ investigation suggests “probable cause” in COVID-19 workplace discrimination case of former long-time Canandaigua nursing home employee

Investigation suggests “probable cause” in COVID-19 workplace discrimination case of former Canandaigua nursing home employee

The New York State Division of Human Rights has ruled that “probable cause” exists in a workplace discrimination complaint that had been filed almost a year ago by a former employee at one of New York’s largest nursing home companies amid the ... MORE
Steuben County legislator indicted among others in sex trafficking ring

Steuben County legislator indicted among others in sex trafficking ring

Four people have been indicted on a total of 54 counts following a lengthy investigation into sex trafficking in Steuben County. One of those individuals is Steuben County Legislator Steven Maio. Earlier this year the charges against the individuals involved in the ... MORE
Former Potter town clerk who stole $27K will spend 6 months in jail

Former Potter town clerk who stole $27K will spend 6 months in jail

The former town clerk in Potter will spend six months in county jail after stealing nearly $27,000 in public funds for personal use, according to officials. Julie Brown, who previously served as Potter Town Clerk, was sentenced for her thefts, which were ... MORE