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Nurse: Auburn hospital fabricated story about me being held hostage by armed husband

Auburn, NY — Top administrators at Auburn’s hospital filed a false report that a nurse there was being held hostage at gunpoint by her husband in their home, according to a lawsuit filed last week. About the same time, the …

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Albany Police Officers Testing Body Cameras

Beginning today, Albany police officers will be testing body cameras while on duty. Albany police have weathered criticism following an incident that resulted in the April 2015 tasing death of an unarmed city man, Dontay Ivy. No officers were charged …

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An attorney talks difficulties in defending first-degree murder

Ryan Lawrence’s charge has been upped from second to first-degree murder SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) First-degree murder is the most serious criminal charge in New York State, and it comes with a penalty of life in prison without parole. NewsChannel 9’s Jeff …

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Syracuse Lawyer Comments, Mental Examination Could Keep Lawrence Out of Court

Man Accused of Killing 21-Month-Old Daughter to Undergo Mental Health Evaluation by Iris St. Meran The Syracuse man accused of killing his 21-month-old daughter will undergo a mental health evaluation. Ryan Lawrence was not in court but his attorney made …

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Pardons Could Keep Young New York Offenders Crime Free

Thousands of New Yorkers Eligible for Criminal Pardons By Matt Jarchow SYRACUSE, N.Y. — For young New Yorkers, one mistake can close the door on a future. “In New York State, there is no such thing as expungement, and so …

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Secret Sister Gift Exchange seems harmless, it’s against the law

Secret Santa pyramid scheme sweeping social media by storm Secret Santa is taking social media by storm with a new twist — promising users dozens of free gifts in exchange for one. Invites for the Secret Sister Gift Exchange are …

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Attorney Donald Kelly Explains Re-Opened Cosby Case

Cosby Case: Local attorney explains why sealed case was opened Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Bill Cosby was again the talk of the country Tuesday, just hours after court documents show he admitted to getting drugs intended for women he wanted to …

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Managing Partner Donald Kelly Discusses Convicted Axe Murderer Charges with WSYR

Local defense lawyer shocked that convicted axe murderer suspected in deadly Court Street arson was out of prison May 29, 2015   Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A convicted axe murderer is back behind bars after Syracuse Police charged him with setting …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Donald E. Kelly Pens Op-ed in Auburn Citizen on Piercing the grand Jury Veil

Guest column: Don’t burn down the grand jury veil May 11, 2015   Unsurprisingly, civil rights activists are not taking “no” for an answer and are now asking an appellate court in Brooklyn to overrule the decision of the trial …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Donald Kelly Urges Courtroom Reform At Syracuse.com

Change New York’s courtroom rules to allow defendants to see more evidence before trial In this file photo, Donald Kelly, defense Lawyer for Shayne Davis, talks to The Post-Standard court writer, Jim O’Hara about Shayne Davis pleading in the death …

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Onondaga County Bar Reporter Marks Donald Kelly’s Promotion to Managing Partner

Donald E. Kelly Named Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey Syracuse Office Donald E. Kelly, an attorney whose practice focuses on criminal defense law, has nearly two decades of experience in the legal field. Having run a solo practice before joining …

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Central New York Business Journal Highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC Research on Impaired Driving

Drunk-driving arrests in CNY fell for the fifth straight year in 2014 by Benjamin Fang February 18, 2015   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Drunk and other impaired-driving arrests of adults in the five-county Central New York region declined for the fifth …

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Syracuse.com Highlights Donald Kelly’s Appointment as Managing Partner

Company news: Donald Kelly named managing partner at Tully Rinckey February 17, 2015   Donald E. Kelly named managing partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC. Kelly has nearly two decades of experience in the legal field, and focuses on criminal defense …

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Central New York Business Journal Reports on Donald Kelly’s Appointment as Managing Partner

Tully Rinckey names Kelly as managing partner for Syracuse office by Eric Reinhardt February 13, 2015   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany–based law firm that operates an office in Syracuse, has named Donald Kelly as managing partner …

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Syracuse Law Marks Donald Kelly’s Appointment As Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Managing Partner in Syracuse

Donald E. Kelly Donald E. Kelly has been named Managing Partner for the Syracuse office of Tully Rinckney, PLLC.  His practice focuses on criminal defense law and has nearly two decades of experience in the legal field. Having run a …

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NYS Adult Impaired Driving Arrests Fell 4.9% in 2014 — Seventh Consecutive Annual Decline

NYS Adult Impaired Driving Arrests Fell 4.9% in 2014 — Seventh Consecutive Annual Decline Alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities climbed to seven-year high in 2013 February 10, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – For a seventh consecutive year, annual drunk and other …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Donald Kelly quoted in Syracuse.com on what it takes to get a retrial

Thibodeau’s burden at Heidi Allen hearing: show jury would’ve acquitted him with new evidence By John O’Brien January 15, 2015   A rare smile from Gary Thibodeau during a break in the hearing about the 1994 kidnapping of Heidi Allen, …

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At Syracuse.com, Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly Warns Militarization of Police Invites Problems

More militarization not the way toward better Syracuse policing To the Editor: Mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles (MRAP), produced by Navistar International, are loaded onto an airplane at the Charleston Air Force Base in North Charleston, S.C. in this 2007 file photo. …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Don Kelly discusses tougher drunk driving rules in “Vince’s Law” with The Star Review

State increases penalties for repeat drunk driving By Sarah Hall November 4, 2014     Michael Iannettoni had been charged with driving while intoxicated five times when he killed Vincent Russo. Iannettoni had four previous convictions for DWI and was …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly discusses toughened drunk driving laws with WSYR-TV

Criminal defense attorney and Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly shares his insights on the possible effectiveness of new, tougher drunken driving laws with Rachel Polansky of News Channel 9 WSYR-TV.  

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Donald E. Kelly ’87 Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for 2014

  By Margaret Spillett August 8, 2014   Donald E. Kelly ’87, a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC in Syracuse, N.Y., was invited into the prestigious Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization based on his peer nominations and third-party research of …

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NY High Court Rules Police Can Go Too Far in Interrogations, Reverses Convictions

Two cases decided Thursday by New York’s highest court give defendants more ability to say they were bullied by police during interrogations. One local attorney puts into perspective how it might change police interview practices. In the case of Adrian …

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FBI investigating Upstate Medical administrators’ compensation, sources say

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating whether top Upstate Medical University administrators illegally received extra pay, intensifying a scandal that has already resulted in resignations, according to three sources. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Syracuse recently …

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Lawyer: Suspect in Syracuse handyman murder was himself wounded by real gunman

Syracuse, NY — The lawyer for a Syracuse man accused of shooting a handyman to death during an attempted robbery this summer says his client was actually a victim. Defense lawyer Don Kelly today asked a County Court judge to …

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