Stories by Michael Virtanen

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Facebook posts for illegal gun sales to be deleted

ALBANY, N.Y. - Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
By Michael Virtanen

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Official: $11 billion eyed in JPMorgan settlement talks

ALBANY, N.Y. - An $11 billion national settlement is under discussion to resolve claims over JPMorgan's handling of mortgage-backed securities, said a government official familiar with ongoing ...
By Michael Virtanen

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Upper Hudson River opening to canoeists

In April, the state of New York bought 9,300 acres of former Finch-Pruyn timberlands from The Nature Conservancy for $6.3 million.
By Michael Virtanen

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

4th accuser in Fine case is in prison

DANNEMORA, N.Y. - A 56-year-old New York prison inmate says former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine began molesting him more than 40 years ago and continued to have ...
By Michael Virtanen

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

Prosecutors facing obstacles in Bernie Fine case

Corroborating proof and statutes of limitations are among the obstacles that must be cleared in sex abuse case against former Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine.
By Michael Virtanen
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Search of alleged dealer's home found drugs, firearms

An Augusta man who alleged sheriff's officers have used illegal steroids, some for years, came to the attention of a Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics officer twice, according to an ...
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