The toll of illegal firearms

Most weapons used in gun violence locally were obtained unlawfully, police say. The impact of these crimes—from trauma to economic costs—is substantial. Is enough being done to curb this violence and aid victims?

Board denies Moore’s 20th bid for parole

James Moore, New York’s longest-serving inmate, has been in prison since pleading guilty in 1963 to the murder of a Penfield teenager. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley submitted a petition opposing his release.

The public defenders’ burden

For 25 years, Julie Cianca has represented indigent clients facing charges ranging from misdemeanors to murder. Now, new state standards could mean even heavier caseloads for Cianca and her colleagues in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office.