Crime and Justice

WBFO

(WXXI) We're hearing some comments for the first time from the U.S. Attorney for Western New York about the Emanuel Lutchman case. He's the Rochester man accused last week of trying to provide support to terrorists.

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When a person goes to state prison, they lose Medicaid benefits -- and it can take up to 30 days to get them re-enrolled in the program when they are released. Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas says if his agency can reduce or eliminate that waiting period, it'll be easier for people addicted to drugs to get help.

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We’ve been hearing a lot about the heroin epidemic in the Southern Tier. But, another drug that is often used in tandem with heroin is turning up in rural communities. The sheriff in Steuben County are finding their hands tied when trying to deal with people using bath salts.

A 25 year old Rochester man is accused of trying to provide support to terrorists, and help ISIS (also known as ISIL) kill innocent civilians on New Year's Eve at a restaurant-bar in the Rochester area.

That according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which says that  25 year old Emanuel Lutchman claimed to be getting directions from an overseas ISIL member, as part of Lutchman's alleged interest in eventually joining the terrorists' overseas operations.

Solitary Confinement Deal Reached For NY Prisons

Dec 18, 2015
NYCLU

(NCPR) State officials have inked a five-year deal with the New York Civil Liberties Union that will reshape the way solitary confinement works in the state's correctional facilities.

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

(WRVO) A federal judge handed down the maximum sentence to two people who pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of six different children, including two Amish girls they kidnapped. It was essentially a life sentence for both of them as they face hundreds of years behind bars.

Campus Police Use Software To Record Crime Stats

Dec 15, 2015
Veronica Volk / WXXI

(WXXI) When colleges catalogue information about crimes reported on campus, they're not just doing it for their own records. Robert Kehoe is the chief of Police at the College at Brockport. They're one of 28 SUNY Schools that uses New York State University Police on campus.

Tracking Campus Crime

Dec 14, 2015
Veronica Volk / WXXI

(WXXI) When colleges catalog information about crimes reported on campus, they're not just doing it for their own records. Robert Kehoe is the chief of police at the College at Brockport. They're one of 28 SUNY Schools that uses New York State University Police on campus.

Ben Allen / WITF

Penn State is paying a $48 million fine for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. And now, the first grants to groups that help child sex abuse victims are going out. A dozen midstate organizations are receiving nearly $1 million total from the Penn State fine.

'Porngate' Charges Against PA High Court Judge

Dec 9, 2015
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The "porngate" scandal involving emails traded among Pennsylvania state officials has resulted in formal misconduct charge against state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin.

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