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Rochester trucking company owner charged with lying on paperwork

The federal government is proposing physical limits on how fast large trucks and buses can travel. (ThinkStock)

A Rochester business owner has been charged with lying to the Federal Motor Commission Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation to hide the fact that his company was affiliated with another company he controlled. The charges carry a ...

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Contempt conviction reduced

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A state appeals court has reduced a contempt conviction for lack of evidence. Defendant Evan J. Crittenden was convicted of first-degree criminal contempt in March 2016 in a bench trial before state Supreme Court Justice Alex R. Renzi. In a ...

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Wisconsin governor calls Trump lawsuit an ‘assault’

In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify hundreds of thousands of ballots in a longshot attempt to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in the battleground state he lost by nearly 20,700 votes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh File)

MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn Wisconsin’s election results by tossing ballots only from the state’s two most heavily Democratic counties is an “assault on democracy,” attorneys for Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said in filings with the ...

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US lawmakers unveil anti-slavery constitutional amendment

NEW YORK — National lawmakers were expected on Wednesday to introduce a joint resolution aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. The resolution, spearheaded and supported by Democratic members ...

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Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers. The changes applying to the H-1B visa program announced in October  ...

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Gun conviction reversed

New York State Court of Appeals

New York state’s highest court has reversed an Appellate Division ruling and dismissed a weapon conviction. A police officer stopped a vehicle because his patrol car’s mobile data terminal (MDT) notified him that there was a “similarity hit,” indicating that ...

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Biden’s win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

In this June 27, 2006, file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

WASHINGTON — The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, something that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charges at the U.S. base ...

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Cosby’s sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

Bill Cosby, center, is led by spokesperson Andrew Wyatt as publicist Ebonee Benson follows during a break in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine, Pool)

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby’s alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or ...

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Trump files lawsuit challenging Wisconsin election results

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in the state’s two most Democratic counties, a longshot attempt to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the battleground state he ...

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Appeals court strikes down immigrant licenses law challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court dealt another blow Monday to a lawsuit seeking to nullify a New York law allowing immigrants without legal documents to seek driver’s licenses. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Rochester ...

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Lender alleges fraud in Columbus Building loan process


The lender who provided financing for renovation of the Columbus Building in downtown Rochester has filed suit against the developers, alleging fraudulent documents were provided on the application for a $13.6 million loan. Lake Shore Savings Bank, with headquarters in ...

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Appeals court grants new trial

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A state appeals court has granted a new trial in an attempted murder case because of evidence that was improperly used by the prosecution. Joachim Sylvester was convicted in December 2015 of attempted second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of ...

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