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13 hrs ago | via WHEC-TV Rochester
Geneva police officers have revealed the name of last week's early morning shooting victim as they continue to work toward uncovering the details of the violence. The shooting victim, local boxer Aleem "Hammer" Whitfield, 26, continues to refuse to provide information to police about the circumstances that led to the shooting, according to Lt. Comment?
Friday Apr 29 | via Switched
Mary Lynn Rajskub turns the exhausting adage that women "vote with their vaginas" on its head: She decides that her vagina will, in fact, be voting. And that vagina will be informed. 20 comments
Wednesday Apr 27 | via WHEC-TV Rochester
A Rochester man will spend 20 years behind bars for his role in a shooting on Ludwig Park, prosecutors say. Trevon McKinnon pleaded guilty on Wednesday to manslaughter charges. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 27 | via MacLeans
A man walks past a mural dedicated to Freddie Gray April 25, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, a year after the protests that were sparked by Gray's death in police custody. Baltimore agreed last year to pay a $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray, whose death in custody sparked riots and looting in the gritty city located near the US capital Washington. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 27 | via The Batavian
After being among Batavia's wanted for 18 months, Jacquetta Simmons, 30, appeared in court today following her arrest in Rochester last night, to answer to a charge of harassment 2nd. Simmons, out of jail on $300 bail, asked for an adjournment of her case because on short notice, her attorney, Ann Nichols, could not appear in Batavia today. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 27 | via Your News Now
A Monroe County Grand Jury indicted a Rochester man stemming from charges he fired a gun at a police officer. Silvon Simmons, 34, is charged with attempted aggravated murder, attempted aggravated assault of a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon. 18 comments
Wednesday Apr 27 | via The Hastings Tribune
A 35-year-old western New York man has pleaded guilty to a string of robberies that ended when he was shot by police after stabbing an officer. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 26 | via KHQ-TV Spokane
A Kentucky man has been arrested in North Carolina after witnesses say he urinated on the floor of an American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Charlotte. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report states that 28-year-old Jordan Gardner was arrested Sunday morning when the flight arrived. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 26 | via Switched
A majority of Americans believe ex-convicts should be allowed to vote after they have been released from prison, a new survey released Tuesday found. The poll, released by YouGov, shows that 54 percent of Americans believe ex-felons should have their right to vote restored once they complete their sentences. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 26 | via WDRB-TV Louisville
JCPS is considering loosening its student code of conduct policies to reduce punishments for some offenses. The school board will hear recommendations on Tuesday. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 26 | via WHEC-TV Rochester
On Sunday the Arson Task Force charged 29-year-old Timothy Anderson with robbery and arson. His arrest stems from two incidents at the Royal Palace store at Parsells Avenue. Comment?
Thursday Apr 21 | via WHEC-TV Rochester
Four people are in custody following gun shots, a crash and a police chase in the Corn Hill neighborhood of Rochester. Officers were called to Clarissa Street for shots fired around 2 Thursday morning. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 20 | via Townhall
Voters in Rochester, New York have a touching tradition to honor suffragette Susan B. Anthony on Election Day: They place their "I Voted" stickers on her gravesite. Anthony died in 1906, 14 years before the passage of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. Comment?
Saturday Apr 16 | via The Post-Standard
Syracuse football defensive backs Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield are the two victims who were allegedly stabbed by former SU defensive back Naesean Howard, Syracuse.com has learned through several sources. Winfield is in stable condition, according to an Upstate University Hospital spokesperson. Comment?
Saturday Apr 9 | via The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York
At approximately 3:21 p.m., a Jamestown Public Schools resource officer observed a large crowd gathering near the bank at 417 Spring St. When the officer approached them, it was apparent there was a fight transpiring. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 5 | via Fox News
Police say a 51-year-old New York man is hospitalized with a gunshot wound after coming home and finding three suspects attacking his teenage daughter during a break-in. Rochester police say the man interrupted a home invasion and robbery soon after three masked suspects entered the house Monday night and began assaulting his 16-year-old daughter. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 5 | via The Jersey Journal
TRENTON - A Trenton man was arrested in Rochester, N.Y., and extradited to face assault and weapons charges here in connection with a February shooting, police said Tuesday. Abdul Malik Shabazz, 52, was brought to Trenton Tuesday to face aggravated assault, stalking and weapons offenses for taking several shots at his girlfriend's car on February 17, Lt. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 5 | via Greenwich Citizen
Police say a 51-year-old New York man is hospitalized with a gunshot wound after coming home and finding three suspects attacking his teenage daughter during a break-in. Rochester police say the man interrupted a home invasion and robbery soon after three masked suspects entered the house Monday night and began assaulting his 16-year-old daughter. 1 comment
Mar 31, 2016 | via PennLive.com
Officials with the U.S. Marshals said a New York man suspected in a shooting that killed one man and critically injured another may be hiding out in Lancaster. Dominick Cruz, 39, is wanted in the fatal shooting of Mark Sternin, 25, on Jan. 10 in Tonawanda, N.Y., and has ties to Lancaster, U.S. Marshals said in a news release. Comment?
Mar 23, 2016 | via The Post-Standard
The brother of accused baby-killer Ryan Lawrence says he saw "absolutely nothing" beforehand to suggest that Baby Maddox's life was in danger. After Ryan Lawrence, 24, was accused of brutally killing his 21-month-old daughter in February, his older brother didn't flinch: "Maddox is the victim and my brother is to blame." Comment?
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