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Author: Teach girls how to avoid crime

Families live in a society where threats to the safety of their daughters are more prevalent than ever and one where many parents no longer have control of the dangers faced by their kids, according to a high-profile criminal profiler ...

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Greece seeks 4th town justice

Greece Town Justice Charles Schiano Jr. keeps reading how the number of cases before each of three justices in town continues to grow. “All three of us do what’s put in front of us,” Schiano said. “It’s never-ending. You just ...

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Candidates ‘like’ role of social media in campaigns

Mike Barry and his wife sat in front of their TV watching the vice-presidential debate, phones in hand, and tweeted away — like many social-media savvy political junkies around the country. “It adds a bit of fun to politics,” said ...

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Counties aim at indigent defense, other mandates

One of 51 recommendations aimed at relieving New York counties of cost burdens mandated by state government includes a plan for local control of paying attorneys in indigent defense programs. Though some in this legal field believe a problem exists, ...

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Livingston Co. DA race primary goes to Schiener

Livingston County Board of Elections Commissioners Nancy L. Leven and Laura M. Schoonover stood to the left of the witness stand, facing state Supreme Court Justice John J. Ark in his fourth-floor courtroom. Leven and Schoonover, Republican and Democrat, respectively, ...

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Mandate relief key issue for business

A panel of business lobbyists say don’t be surprised if state legislators try to sneak themselves a pay raise after Election Day and before the end of the year. They also believe an attempt will be made to hike the ...

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GOP committee might decide DA race

The tie stands, at least for a few more hours. Livingston County district attorney candidates Eric Schiener and Steven Sessler are knotted at 1,881 votes, state Supreme Court Justice John J. Ark decided Wednesday afternoon. A decision on which of ...

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Livingston Co. DA candidates in court again

Livingston County district attorney candidates Eric Schiener and Steven Sessler will be back before state Supreme Court Justice John J. Ark for a hearing this morning, in the hope of resolving which of the two will carry the GOP line ...

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Every day is different for forensic psychologist

Forensic psychologist Dr. Trica L. Peterson never knows what the next phone call will bring. Peterson may be asked to evaluate and treat a violent sex offender for Family Court or the Department of Probation. The next call may bring ...

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Stakes remain high in Livingston Co. DA race

The contested Republican primary race for Livingston County district attorney not only is an example of the influence of local party committees but the importance of residents exercising their right to vote, according to a local political science professor. The ...

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One unopened ballot could decide DA race

A ballot that could decide the winner of the topsy-turvy Republican primary race for Livingston County district attorney is scheduled to be opened at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1. The news comes after state Supreme Court Justice John J. Ark ...

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