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Aug 21, 2023

Court documents suggest reason for police raid of Kansas newspaper

The police chief who led the raid of a Kansas newspaper has alleged in previously unreleased court documents that a reporter either impersonated someone else or lied about her intentions when she obtained the driving records of a local business owner. But reporter Phyllis Zorn, Marion County Record Editor and Publisher Eric Meyer and the […]

Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Aug 18, 2023

Prosecutor recommends 20 years for Rochester Proud Boy in Jan. 6 case

Government lawyers are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for a Rochester man convicted on charges related to his participation in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Aug 18, 2023

Rochester nonprofit to release criminal justice data tool

A Rochester-based nonprofit organization is planning to launch an online data tool that they say will help guide criminal justice policy.

Aug 18, 2023

Biden administration sharply expands temporary status for Ukrainians already in US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday announced a major expansion of temporary legal status for Ukrainians already living in the United States, granting a reprieve for those who fled Russia’s invasion. The move is expected to make 166,700 Ukrainians eligible for Temporary Protected Status, up from about 26,000 currently, the Homeland Security […]

Aug 18, 2023

Execution set for Florida man convicted of killing two women he met at beach bars in 1996

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of killing two women he met at beach bars in the Florida Panhandle in 1996 is set to be executed under a death warrant signed Thursday by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Michael Duane Zack III’s lethal injection is scheduled for Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. It’s the sixth […]

Aug 18, 2023

Rochester Black Bar Association holding town hall on juvenile justice

The Rochester Black Bar Association is hosting a town hall event on prosecuting juveniles on Aug. 29.

Aug 17, 2023

Phillips Lytle adds four lawyers as part of recruitment push

Phillips Lytle LLP has announced the hiring of four new attorneys as the firm moves closer to a recruitment goal of hiring 40 new attorneys.

Aug 17, 2023

Food service workers suing concessions operator for Seneca Park Zoo

The company that operates the concessions at the Seneca Park Zoo and three other locations in New York is being sued by former employees claiming they are owed back wages.

Aug 17, 2023

Hawaii works to pause land transactions in area of deadly Maui wildfires.

(AP) Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said Wednesday that he has instructed state Attorney General Anne Lopez to work toward a moratorium on land transactions in the Lahaina area. Green said he has heard of people he described as not even in real estate reaching out to ask about purchasing land owned by people in the […]

Aug 17, 2023

Judge declines to approve Hyundai/Kia class action settlement, noting weak proposed remedies

A federal judge on Wednesday declined to approve a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit prompted by a surge in Hyundai and Kia vehicle thefts, saying it fails to provide “fair and adequate” relief to vehicle owners. The proposed settlement, announced in May, could be valued at $200 million and covers about 9 million 2011-2022 […]

Aug 17, 2023

COMIDA leader defends board’s decision to veto tax breaks for Westport Crossing project

The executive director of the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency is defending the board’s decision to deny tax incentives for a multifamily residential development in Pittsford. Pittsford Canalside Properties, LLC, in an Article 78 petition filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Monroe County, alleged that a conflict of interest by COMIDA member Joseph […]

Aug 16, 2023

Judge orders payments made by mistake to be turned over

A federal judge has ordered a company to repay more than $90,000 that was paid by mistake.

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