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Boxer wins court case in unanimous decision

  In a unanimous court decision, U.S. heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder won his latest fight Monday. A Manhattan federal jury deliberated a half hour before finding in his favor in a civil action in which the World Boxing Council champion ...

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Police and city named in civil rights suit: Mother of shooting victim claims she was mistreated by police

The city of Rochester, Mayor Lovely Warren, the Rochester Police Department, Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, the City Council, and several unnamed police officers are being sued in federal court by a woman who claims she was “the victim of a ...

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Fairport man sentenced for illegal snakes

A Fairport man has admitted to illegally possessing several snakes. Michael Collalto, 50, pleaded guilty to four violations of the Lacey Act (interstate transport or receipt of illegally taken wildlife) and was sentenced to four years probation, 300 hours of community ...

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Workplace Issues: Revived retaliation claim shows when case must go to jury


In Yang v. Navigators Group, a summary order decided on Dec. 22 (2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 23259), the Second Circuit Court of Appeals revived a retaliation claim and explained how the district court erred in granting summary judgment. The plaintiff ...

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Former Niagara Falls police officer arrested on drug charges

A former Niagara Falls police officer has been charged along with two other people with selling cocaine to undercover cops. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says 28-year-old Stephanie Costanzo of Niagara Falls was initially arrested last month after an ...

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Former student sues over strip search

A recent high school graduate from a high school in Lewis County is suing the school district in connection with claims that she was falsely accused and illegally strip-searched last year. The graduate, identified only as “Jane Doe,” filed a ...

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Drug ring leader sentenced to life in prison

Pablo “Paul” Plaza, who was convicted by a federal jury of the murder of Francisco Santos, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute large quantities of illegal narcotics, and possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance ...

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