Law & Justice

August 29, 2020

OLEAN, NY — Demonstrators gathered on the fringes of Lincoln Park between 6:30 and 8:30 Saturday evening to protest police brutality against people of color and to lobby for social justice. Approximately 20 protesters, coming and going over the two-hour period, displayed signs hand lettered with ...

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BUFFALO, NY — An Olean woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, butyryl fentanyl, according to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. Mary Kettle, 36, Olean, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Assistant U.S.

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OLEAN, NY — The city will conduct a series of town hall meetings to address concerns that were voiced during discussion of a Black Lives Matter resolution that the Common Council approved Tuesday. “As I sat through the meeting, it became apparent that there is a problem in our community, and we ...

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CUBA, NY — It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. In the Village of Cuba, it took five friends from Cuba Rushford High School to bring about Wednesday’s Black Lives Matter protest march. The five are 17-year-old Rushford resident Angelina Belcer and ...

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OLEAN, NY — Tuesday, the Common Council will consider a resolution affirming the city’s support for Black Lives Matter. “Truthfully, the most significant change needs to come from the state level, but at city level, we can at least formally declare support for the cause,” Council President Paul ...

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OLEAN, NY — In the beginning, a bit before 6 p.m. Friday, everyone seemed to be setting up for the Olean Juneteenth Black Lives Matter Rally in Franchot Park. Volunteers were putting out refreshments under the roof of a shelter. One man used mitts as he took a casserole from his car. Away ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university has completed its investigation into the racist Zoom bombing that occurred during a June 5 meeting conducted to discuss racism, inequality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.   SBU has turned over its findings to the Federal ...

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OLEAN, NY — Roughly 150 people of various ages and races attended Saturday's candlelight vigil at Lincoln Park, honoring George Floyd and all other black lives taken by police brutality. Among the crowd were three 15-year-old high school friends, sitting under a tree and expectantly watching the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Hackers posted racial slurs and drew swastikas Friday during the second of two University-sponsored Zoom meeting conducted for the campus community to discuss racism, inequality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.  The offenders were kicked out ...

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OLEAN, NY — Community members will gather in Lincoln Park Saturday evening for a candlelight vigil in honor of all black lives lost to police brutality and injustices throughout American history. The event will take place from 9 p.m.to midnight. Candles will be sold for $2 with proceeds going to ...

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In the Greater Olean area, protests over the death of George Floyd took place without the violence that has marred protests in major cities across the nation. Police officers in Cuba joined community members who walked through the village on Tuesday to show support for the community, the state ...

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OLEAN, NY — A group of about 150 people gathered in Lincoln Park Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd. The protesters displayed signs and chanted "George Floyd," or "I Can't Breathe," or "Black Lives Matter," as cars drove past them on South Union and East State streets. Most drivers ...

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In the wake of violence that erupted during protests over the death of George Floyd, New York State will deploy additional State Police troopers to several New York cities, including Buffalo. “We expect additional protests tonight, and we’re preparing for such,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday ...

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LATHAM, NY— A Hinsdale man, Spc. Michael Materna, reenlisted with the New York Army National Guard, to continue serving in the 152nd Engineer Support Company. Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general, announced Materna's reenlistment. "It's great to see soldiers staying in the Army and ...

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BELMONT, NY — Because the Allegany County court system is on hiatus as a precaution to the spread of COVID-19, the grand jury review of the case of William Larson Jr. has been postponed indefinitely. The 17-year-old Clarksville resident had been indicted by the grand jury on Feb. 5 on two counts ...

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BELMONT, NY — An Allegany County grand jury indicted William Larson Jr., 17, on Feb. 5 on two counts of second-degree murder, third-degree arson, tampering with evidence, and two counts of concealing the bodies, according to Thomas Fuoco, the Allegany County district​ attorney who is handling the ...

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“Just Mercy,” a new film that tells the true story of a death row inmate who was freed from jail after a court found he had been wrongfully convicted of murder, has a connection with St. Bonaventure University. The man whose story is told in the film, Walter McMillian, was convicted in an ...

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