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Former bank branch manager charged in Ponzi scheme

A former branch manager at two Rochester-area banks has been charged with bank fraud for her alleged role in a $100 million-plus Ponzi scheme. Derline Cunningham, 60, of Greece faces 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine if ...

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Ontario County woman pleads guilty to stealing pension payments

An Ontario County woman has pleaded guilty to grand larceny for stealing more than $2,000 in pension payments from the New York State and Local Retirement System. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Ontario County District Attorney James Ritts ...

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Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction overturned by 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 overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year ...

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Charges expected Thursday for Trump’s company, top executive

The logo of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Astrid Riecken

Donald Trump’s company and his longtime finance chief are expected to be charged Thursday with tax-related crimes stemming from a New York investigation into the former president’s business dealings, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The charges ...

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New Monroe County law meant to safeguard bicyclists

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello signed into law the requirement that motor vehicles maintain a distance of at least three feet when passing a bicyclist. The county bill, called Carrie Ray’s 3-Foot Passing Law to Protect Bicyclists, is named after ...

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McAvoy descendants sue auction house, authenticator for lost Babe Ruth photo

A historical marker honoring Hall of Fame baseball player Babe Ruth, who was born in Baltimore, is seen outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The grandchildren of James “Wickey” McAvoy, the Rochester native who played Major League Baseball more than a century ago, say an auction house and/or memorabilia authentication company has lost a family keepsake featuring Babe Ruth. John and James Fischer, administrators ...

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Rental assistance fell victim to politics, bureaucracy

Before the pandemic hit, Jacqueline Bartley, a mother of two girls and a boy, had a comfortable life. Then the 41-year-old lost her job at American Airlines, quickly spent her savings and found herself months behind on the $1,350-a-month home ...

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Defense lawyer: Newspaper gunman ‘deranged’ and ‘delusional’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was delusional and believed the state’s judicial system was conspiring with the Capital Gazette to persecute him and ruin his life, his attorney told a jury Tuesday, ...

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North Carolina bill aims to stop prosecuting 6-year-olds

RALEIGH, N.C. — Children as young as 6 can be prosecuted in North Carolina juvenile court — the lowest age set by law in the country — but a bipartisan effort would raise the minimum age of delinquency to 10 ...

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18-year-old killed, 3 hurt in Rochester parking lot shooting


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager was killed and three other people were wounded when gunfire erupted during a fight in a parking lot in Rochester early Monday, police said. The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. in a parking ...

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Religion and free speech among cases justices could add

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. But even before the justices wrap up their work, likely later this week, they could say ...

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