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Brutus man accused of machete attack rejects plea deal in court

Christopher M. Laframboise, a 39-year-old Brutus man accused of attempting to decapitate another man with a machete, turned down a plea deal in the Cayuga County Court on Thursday. Laframboise, facing charges of second-degree attempted ... more
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Dundee man gets 6 months in jail for damaging rental property

There's been an outcome in a local property damage case in Yates County. Thirty-one Corey Steger from Dundee has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation after causing over $30,000 worth ... more
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Yates duo plead guilty to felony drug charges

Aaron Richardson and Christine Derr, both from Dundee have pleaded guilty to charges related to selling drugs. District Attorney Todd Casella stated that Richardson was arrested in November and subsequently pleaded guilty to a felony ... more
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Webster Golf Club battles Monroe County over water authority stream diversion

Webster Golf Club has locked horns with the Monroe County Water Authority in an appellate court on Tuesday over alleged water stream diversion. The golf club claims that the Water Authority's diversion of a creek-feeding ... more
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Dundee man sentenced to six years in prison on drug charges

Aaron Richardson, a 32-year-old from Dundee, has been sentenced to six years in prison. That will be followed by three years of parole, after pleading guilty to a felony charge of criminal sale of a ... more
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Brutus man accused of attempted murder rejects plea deal

Christopher M. Laframboise, a 39-year-old man from Brutus, declined a plea deal offered by the Cayuga County Court in a case where he's accused of a machete attack. Laframboise, who faces charges of second-degree attempted ... more
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Fatal overdose leads to manslaughter charge in Schuyler County for Penn Yan man

Authorities are advancing serious charges against a local man involved in a fatal overdose. Ted Miller, a 65-year-old resident of Penn Yan, has been accused of felony manslaughter in Schuyler County. Law enforcement officials state ... more
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August trial date set for duo charged with 2022 shooting death in Seneca County

The trial date for Wayne Ellison Jr. and Christopher Kesterson, who stand accused in the 2022 fatal shooting of former local resident William Waugh, has been scheduled for August 21. Presided over by Judge Barry ... more
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Brett Heffner sentenced for murder of Hornell woman in her apartment

Brett Heffner, the man responsible for the brutal murder of a 26-year-old woman in Corning last August, was handed a life sentence on Tuesday. Heffner, 29, admitted to the murder of Keli Collins and was ... more
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Seneca County will go to court over delinquent home buyer

In their May 9 meeting, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to endorse a lawsuit against Elaine Buisch of Seneca Falls regarding an incomplete property purchase in Lodi from a tax sale in ... more
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Ithaca police officer who sued city settles for $275,000

Sarah Crews, an Ithaca police officer embroiled in a controversial case involving allegations of departmental discrimination due to her gender identity, will retire in good standing, following a settlement with the City of Ithaca and ... more
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Man charged with felony assault after attacking prosecutor in court

Deputies arrested a Bath resident following an attack at Centralized Arraignment Court in Steuben County. According to a news release, deputies arrested James Elward, 57, after an assistant district attorney was pushed and struck. In ... more
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Seneca Falls resident taking legal route to stop work on ‘historic’ home

There's a new fight over historic preservation brewing in Seneca Falls. Emil Bove Jr., a prominent figure in the historic preservation, has initiated legal proceedings to challenge a ruling by the town's Zoning Board of ... more
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‘Buffalo Billion’ bid-rigging convictions overturned by SCOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously overturned the 2018 "Buffalo Billion" bid-rigging convictions of Alain Kaloyeros, founder of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and three other businessmen. The court also reversed the fraud-related conviction of Joseph Percoco, ... more
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Couple will spend 9 years in prison for trying to set baby on fire at Love’s in Tyre

The Florida couple accused of dousing a one-year-old in lighter fluid at the Love's Travel Stop in Tyre last year will spend 9 years in prison. Jamie Avery and Lisbeth Colado were sentenced to five ... more
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Appeals court upholds Tohafjian 2018 murder conviction

An appeals court has upheld the conviction of Emerson “John” Tohafjian, a Varick man found guilty of first-degree murder for the July 2018 shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend, Lori McConnell, and Chuck Andrus in Waterloo ... more
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Grand jury indicts Bath resident on forcible touching, strangulation charges

The Steuben County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Bath resident following a grand jury indictment on sex abuse charges. Darren Ollis, 52, of Bath was indicted by a grand jury for forcible touching ... more
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Auburn murder conviction overturned due to grand jury selection issue

The conviction of an Auburn man, Gage Ashley, for a 2019 shooting death has been overturned by the state Appellate Division-Fourth Department due to concerns about an illegally constituted grand jury. The appeals court found ... more
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Wayne County woman arrested for missing court on felony charge

Deputies report the arrest of a Newark woman after a superior court warrant was issued. Johanna Hagen, 43, was arrested for failure to appear. She was previously accused of first-degree criminal contempt, which is a ... more
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