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Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

New charges added in Kirk Ashton case

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The Monroe County District Attorney has announced a 28-count indictment against Kirk Ashton, the suspended elementary school principal accused of sexually abusing boys in his office at school. Ashton was principal of Northwood Elementary School, in the Hilton Central School ...

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Split appeals court affirms murder conviction


In a split decision, a state appeals court has affirmed arson and murder convictions in an Onondaga County case. Shaun Bowen was convicted in December 2017 in Onondaga County Court of second-degree murder, first-degree arson and third-degree criminal mischief. In ...

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