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Former Wallkill youth football, cheer league treasurer avoids jail for theft from program

The former treasurer of a youth football and cheer program accused of stealing upwards of $30,000 will avoid prison, provided she pays back a quarter of that amount to the organization, a judge ruled Friday. Justine Lynn, of Franklin Borough, who faced a maximum five-year prison sentence for a third-degree charge of theft, will instead …

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Russia stops gas flows to Finland over payments dispute

By Terje Solsvik OSLO (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom on Saturday halted gas exports to neighboring Finland, in the latest escalation of an energy payments dispute with Western nations. Gazprom Export has demanded that European countries pay for Russian gas supplies in Roubles because of sanctions imposed over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, but Finland refuses to …

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Shanghai inches towards COVID lockdown exit, Beijing plays defense

By Eduardo Baptista and Laura Lin BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shanghai cautiously pushed ahead on Saturday with plans to restore part of its transport network in a major step towards exiting a weeks-long COVID-19 lockdown, while Beijing kept up its defences in an outbreak that has persisted for a month. Shanghai’s lockdown since the beginning of …

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German weather service says storm generated 3 tornadoes

BERLIN (AP) — A storm that swept across parts of Germany generated three tornadoes, the country’s weather service said Saturday. More than 40 people were injured in one western city. Meteorologists had warned of heavy rainfall, hail and strong gusts of wind in western and central Germany on Friday, and people in the western state …

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Task force releases results for OVI checkpoint in Dayton Friday night

The Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County operated sobriety checkpoints in Dayton Friday tonight. The checkpoints were located in the area of ​​Troy Street at Stanley Ave first and then in the area of ​​South Smithville Road and Linden Ave. >> Remains of Trotwood man identified as bones recovered in wooded area in …

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Rapper accused of shooting police officer has charges dropped

Charges against a 16-year-old rapper accused of shooting a New York police officer earlier this year have been dropped, according to officials. The New York City Law Department said in a statement Friday that Camrin Williams, 16, “cannot be prosecuted” but failed to elaborate. Williams, who goes by the stage name C Blu, was facing …

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