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Tag Archives: Onondaga County

CNY judge critical of civil confinement

A New York man imprisoned for almost 30 years and then held in civil confinement for another eight is being released with strict and intensive supervision. Supreme Court Justice James C. Tormey III, hearing an Oneida County case in Onondaga ...

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Murder conviction of Onondaga County man reinstated

An Onondaga County man is headed back to state prison after his overturned murder conviction was re-instated Friday by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Cody Backus, 29, of Brewerton, is due to surrender this Friday, said James Maxwell, a chief ...

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Depraved indifference or reckless lies?

An assistant district attorney in Onondaga County is trying to get a misdemeanor charge raised to a felony against an HIV positive Syracuse worker who had unprotected consensual sex with a coworker in 2010, telling the coworker it was safe, ...

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Onondaga Co. assigned counsel plan upheld

Onondaga County’s assigned counsel program has withstood another legal challenge, but will soon be undergoing an audit. The Court of Appeals last week affirmed a lower court’s decision, which found the plan valid, with one exception. Timothy A. Roulan brought ...

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Onondaga detail targets distracted drivers

Dozens of tickets were given out by state police last week in Onondaga County during a distracted and aggressive driving enforcement detail on Interstate 81. The Troop D Commercial Enforcement Unit conducted 63 tractor trailer inspections, finding 42 violations.

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County lawmakers mull returning land to NY tribe

SYRACUSE (AP) — Part of the Onondaga Lake shoreline sacred to the Onondaga Indian Nation could be given to the tribe by county lawmakers in the Syracuse area. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that the Onondaga County Legislature is scheduled ...

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