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Rochester man sentenced for bank robbery

A Rochester man has been sentenced to five years and three months in prison for bank robbery. Luis Osorio, 27, also was ordered to pay restitution of $3,278, by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. Osorio was charged in June 2014 ...

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Convicted killer gets life in prison

A Rochester man who was convicted of murder and drug trafficking charges was sentenced to life in prison, plus five years, by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. Jr. Damion Colabatistto, 40, and Angelo Ocasio, went to 137 Cameron St. looking ...

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Default judgment ordered in Erie County copyright case

An Australian photographer has won a $20,000 default judgment against an Erie County business for using one of the photographer’s pictures without permission. The plaintiff, Robert K. Walls, sued the Williamsville business called RealTimeTraders.com Inc. in U.S. District Court in May ...

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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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