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Hiring and firing, crisis management part of RPD reform proposal

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Mayor Lovely Warren wants the city of Rochester to have the power to fire police officers for cause, believes the police hiring process must be overhauled and seeks to redirect funding from law enforcement staffing to other community engagement programs ...

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NYC deploys 500 more officers for precaution after massacre

NEW YORK — More than 500 anti-terrorism officers were deployed around the nation’s largest city as a precaution Monday, a day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the beefed-up security would especially ...

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NY files: Caretakers, not agency, probe most disabled deaths

ALBANY (AP) — The agency responsible for protecting those with special needs declined to investigate most of the nearly 1,400 deaths of developmentally disabled people in state care in the past two years, leaving the majority of investigations to the ...

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Dinolfo wants Office of Public Integrity

Acting on a campaign promise to promote ethical and transparent government, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo offered legislation Tuesday to create an Office of Public Integrity. The request was made to the Monroe County Legislature in the form of a Local ...

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NYC mayor to unveil ‘gun court’

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to lay out a new system Tuesday to tackle gun-related violence. Those charged with firearm possession will be sent to one of two dedicated gun courtrooms in state ...

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Central NY salt mine where workers were rescued remains idle

LANSING (AP) — A central New York salt mine remains idle four days after 17 miners had to be rescued when an elevator got stuck 900 feet below ground. Mark Klein, a spokesman for Minneapolis-based Cargill Inc., says work at ...

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Public meetings Tuesday on Inner Loop

The City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development will host two public meetings Tuesday to discuss the development parcels that will become available as the Inner Loop East Project nears completion. “After many years of planning, design and construction, the ...

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Settlement in discrimination claim against Niagara Co.

BUFFALO — A settlement has been reached in an upstate New York corrections officer’s discrimination claim against Niagara County. The United States sued the county in 2013, claiming it discriminated against Carisa Boddecker when it forced her to take a ...

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Police union reaches $400K-plus settlement with village

EAST SYRACUSE — A village in central New York has reached a settlement that will pay former police officers a total of more than $400,000. Teamsters Local 317 filed a grievance against the Onondaga County village of East Syracuse, claiming ...

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County Clerk’s Office now accepting eRecording

The Monroe County Clerk’s Office announced Tuesday that it is now accepting electronic recording of land record documents. eRecording allows the transmitting land record documents using a submitter company through the Internet to the County Clerk’s Office for official recording. ...

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Oswego Republican, 25, sworn in as NY’s youngest mayor

OSWEGO — A 25-year-old Republican has been sworn in as the mayor of Oswego, becoming the youngest mayor in the state. Billy Barlow was sworn on New Year’s Day and promised to support small business owners. Barlow said he wants ...

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