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County police chiefs want thousands more ‘parole officers’

The Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police has joined its counterparts in Western New York and at the state level to call the use of more than 60,000 sworn police officers to help monitor parolees. The proposal and other ...

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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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Former Chief Judge Lippman joins Latham & Watkins

ALBANY — New York’s former chief judge has joined a law firm after retiring at the end of 2015. Judge Jonathan Lippman has joined the New York office of Latham & Watkins as counsel in its litigation and trial department. ...

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Man accused of plotting terror attack appears in court

The 25-year-old Rochester man accused of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack at a Rochester bar and restaurant on New Year’s Eve made an appearance in federal court Friday morning Federal authorities announced on the morning of Dec. 31 ...

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Local Bar mourns Chief Judge Kaye

By GINA GALLUCCI-WHITE Special to The Daily Record   The legal community in Western New York is mourning the death of Judith Smith Kaye, the first woman to be named the state’s Chief Judge. Kaye passed away Wednesday night at ...

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6 indicted in UR students’ kidnapping

Six people accused of abducting and torturing two University of Rochester students until a SWAT team stormed in have been charged in a 32-count indictment that adds charges of sexual assault and weapons counts. The grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday ...

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AG: Uber agrees to enhance user privacy

NEW YORK (AP) — The state’s attorney general has announced a settlement with Uber requiring the car service app to protect riders’ personal information. The agreement follows an investigation by the AG’s office amid reports that Uber executives had access ...

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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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It’s a ‘well qualified’ slate for Court of Appeals position

The New York State Bar Association released its ratings for the seven candidates under consideration for associate judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, and the answer is: They’re all “well qualified.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo must designate his ...

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Former court clerk admits $37k theft

WARSAW — A former court clerk for the town of Castile has admitted to stealing $37,000 while on the job over a five-year period. Wyoming County officials said Tuesday that Katherine Ryan faces between two and seven years in prison ...

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Fantasy sites ask NY court to allow operations amid appeal

NEW YORK — Fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel have asked a state court to allow them to continue operating in New York as they appeal a lower court judge’s order to stop. In court papers filed Monday in the ...

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Pentagon: Hundreds of military kids sexually abused annually

WASHINGTON — The children of service members are victims in hundreds of incidents of sexual abuse each year, according to data the Defense Department provided exclusively to The Associated Press. The abuse of military dependents is committed most often by ...

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