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Recent articles by Gary:

Rochester singer Danielle Ponder to make national TV debut on 'Late Night with Seth Myers'

Rochester-based singer-songwriter Danielle Ponder has come a long ways from an afternoon Lilac Festival concert that paid $250. Such a distance, in fact, that she will make her debut performance on national television this week on "Late Night with Seth Myers." "This year has been so insane," Ponder said in a telephone interview from Manhattan, where she and an all-Rochester band will on… → Read More

Wynonna Judd cancels Jazz Fest headliner show following death of mother, Naomi Judd

Multi-Grammy winner Wynonna Judd will not perform at the Rochester Jazz Festival after recently losing her mother. → Read More

Mob hitman Dominic Taddeo pleads guilty to escape from Florida halfway house

Notorious Rochester hitman Dominic Taddeo pleaded guilty Tuesday to an escape from a federal halfway house. → Read More

Correction officer suspended after 'despicable' social media post mocking Buffalo killings

The state corrections department has suspended corrections officer Greg Foster after a "despicable" social media post about the Buffalo killings. → Read More

'Good people': Biden evokes the rich lives of shooting victims during visit with families

During his visit to a Buffalo community Center, President Biden condemned people who spread "replacement theory" and drew on his own experience of family loss. → Read More

Thurman Thomas foundation raises $100K to help grieving Buffalo families

"Now is the time to love each other and be the best neighbors possible." → Read More

Buffalo shooting victim Ruth Whitfield, 86, had just left husband's side at nursing home

Garnell Whitfield Sr. does not know his beloved wife of 68 years has died and his family doesn't know how to tell him the tragic news. → Read More

Mayor Evans' first Rochester city budget increases spending, but homeowners spared impact

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans unveiled his first proposed budget Friday. What to know → Read More

'Where do we put this pain?' Poet laureate searches for words to comfort Buffalo

Buffalo Poet Laureate Jillian Hanesworth is rarely lost for words, but the poem she is working about the mass shooting isn't ready to share just yet. → Read More

Contract killer Dominic Taddeo allegedly had $5K and license of dead man when arrested

Dominic Taddeo, once a contract killer, was carrying $5,000 and the driver's license of a dead man when captured in Florida last month, records show. → Read More

Monday news conference in South Carolina could shed light on Brittanee Drexel disappearance

Law enforcement in South Carolina have called a news conference for Monday, one that could provide information about the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel. → Read More

Head of Police Accountability Board placed on administrative leave

PAB executive director Conor Dwyer Reynolds has been placed on administrative leave. → Read More

Former state senator sues region's OTB, alleging misuse of public funds

“The Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation needs to clean up its operations." → Read More

Leader of Rochester drug ring responsible for lethal violence gets life sentence plus, 25 years

Carlos Javier Figueroa, whose drug ring prosecutors said engaged in "beatings, shootings, and murders," has been sentenced to life in prison. → Read More

Federal judge refuses to reduce Charlie Tan's 20-year prison sentence

A federal judge has refused to reduce the 20-sentence of Charles "Charlie" Tan, who in 2015 fatally shot his father at their Pittsford home. → Read More

Manager at Greece post office accused of using site as a hub for drug shipments

The manager of the U.S. Post Office in Greece is accused of using the postal service as a hub to receive drugs. → Read More

Keith Williams convicted in stabbing attack on Rochester police officer Denny Wright

Keith Williams, 30, was convicted of attempted aggravated murder and aggravated assault of a police officer, both felonies. → Read More

Irondequoit man found guilty of murder in beating death of Ted Boucher

A jury found Christopher Wernle guilty of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Brighton businessman Ted Boucher. → Read More

Panel narrows Monroe County Public Defender choice down to two. Here are the candidates.

The panel helping choose Monroe County's next Public Defender has narrowed the choices to Julie Cianca and Robert Ross Fogg. → Read More

Public session for public defender finalists draws big crowd and questions about process

It's perhaps fitting that a process that has been accused of crass politicization included a public forum that had its own political tenor. → Read More