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After years of scrutiny of NY detective, a case gets retried

In the bloody years when killings peaked in New York City, Detective Louis Scarcella built a reputation for closing cases. A second-generation cop who smoked cigars, ran marathons, worked a side job at a Coney Island amusement park and jokingly ...

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Statue honors once-enslaved woman who won freedom in court

The story of an enslaved woman who went to court to win her freedom more than 80 years before the Emancipation Proclamation had been pushed to the fringes of history. A group of civic leaders, activists and historians hope that ...

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Long Island investor spends over $1 million on 15 rental properties

A real estate investor from Long Island has completed the purchase and financing for 15 residential rental properties in the city of Rochester. Madenbury Holdings, LLC, with an address in the Nassau County hamlet of Levittown, paid $1,064,000 for the ...

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Paladino says call for Garland’s death was ‘facetious’

A Republican candidate for Congress in western New York said in a radio interview that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland “should be executed” for authorizing a search former President Donald Trump’s home, before clarifying later in the show that he ...

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NY judge denies bail for Rushdie’s attacker, bars interviews

A judge refused to grant bail Thursday to the man accused of trying to kill Salman Rushdie as the acclaimed author prepared to give a talk in western New York. Hadi Matar, 24, appeared in a western New York courtroom ...

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Letro law firm moves

The Law Offices of Francis M. Letro has announced that the firm has relocated to new office space in Buffalo.

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Rushdie’s attacker indicted, expected to appear in NY court

A grand jury has indicted the man who stabbed Salman Rushdie as the acclaimed author prepared to give a talk in western New York, county prosecutors said Thursday. Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, is scheduled to appear on ...

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Threats to judge part of trend that spurs democracy concerns

Hundreds of federal judges face the same task every day: review an affidavit submitted by federal agents and approve requests for a search warrant. But for U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the fallout from his decision to approve a search ...

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