A complaint against a dump truck driver who hit and killed an adult bicyclist on his way to work in July 2012 has been dismissed. A majority of a divided Appellate Division, Fourth Department panel found James Coffed’s death was ...Read More »
PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab. The ruling by the ...Read More »
Statements a convicted arsonist gave police at the scene of his crime were admissible at trial because he was not a suspect at the beginning of the investigation into a 2002 fire he set to his home while the girlfriend ...Read More »
An expert on the reliability of eyewitness testimony should have been allowed to testify in a 2010 murder trial in which there was little corroborating evidence to link the defendant to the crime, an appeals court has ruled. Noting that ...Read More »
White firefighters in the city of Buffalo believe it was wrong for the city to disregard a Civil Service test in which no black firefighters scored high enough to be promoted to supervisory positions. The city claims its fear of ...Read More »
Two first-degree murder convictions of an Albany-area man will stand in the 2010 Father’s Day killings of his infant son and the child’s mother at their home in the Steuben County village of Bath. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department on ...Read More »
Enough corroborative evidence existed in a 2010 homicide case to convict a Rochester man without giving special instructions to the jury that two witnesses who testified against him might have been accomplices to the crime. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court’s order effectively makes gay marriage ...
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The reversal of rape, assault and sexual abuse convictions against a former Greece man for alleged incidents involving a 14-year-old girl have been affirmed, but similar convictions in connection with two grown women — his wife and ex-wife — will ...
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