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Rochester City Council taking PAB authority fight to Court of Appeals

Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott leads a meeting in August 2017. City Council and all other local administrative bodies have been meeting virtually since Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on Pause" order (File Photo).

In an ongoing attempt to empower the Police Accountability Board with disciplinary authority over the department, Rochester City Council will continue to fight rulings by the justice system, even after two legal defeats just five weeks apart.

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McAvoy descendants sue auction house, authenticator for lost Babe Ruth photo

A historical marker honoring Hall of Fame baseball player Babe Ruth, who was born in Baltimore, is seen outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The grandchildren of James “Wickey” McAvoy, the Rochester native who played Major League Baseball more than a century ago, say an auction house and/or memorabilia authentication company has lost a family keepsake featuring Babe Ruth. John and James Fischer, administrators ...

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When it comes to heated divorce, pets aren’t people too

This photo shows pet custody specialist Karis Nafte with her dogs Sam, left, and Jax in Cape Town, South Africa, on June 12, 2021. Nafte helps couples settle disputes over their pets as more states move to make it easier for judges to consider the best interests of companion animals in divorce. (Eytan Nafte via AP).

NEW YORK — In the eyes of the law, pets are property when it comes to divorce, but new ways of working out custody of the dog, cat or parrot have sprung up with special mediators and “petnups” to avoid ...

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