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Parole Denied for Bill Leaf’s Killer

SYRACUSE — Six years ago today, friends, family and colleagues gathered for the funeral of broadcast journalist Bill Leaf.  And this morning, Leaf’s family has learned Bill’s killer, Matthew Benedict, has been denied parole by state officials.  The decision means Benedict — who could have been released as early as next month — will remain behind bars for… Continue Reading[More »]

Parole Hearing for Bill Leaf’s Killer Postponed

SYRACUSE — The long-awaited decision on parole for the man serving time for killing former Syracuse broadcaster Bill Leaf in 2006 has been postponed.  A parole hearing for Matthew Benedict, 28, was supposed to be held today, but according to Bill’s sister Maria, the hearing has been postponed due to a “paperwork issue” on Benedict’s side. Continue Reading[More »]

Registration for Bill Leaf Kickball Tournament Opens

SYRACUSE — Registration is now underway for the 6th Annual Kickball Tournament to benefit the Bill Leaf and Samantha Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Funds.  New this year, organizers hope a lower registration fee and some rule changes will entice more teams to sign up.  The tournament is set for September 17, but the deadline to register… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Eric Reinhardt Moving to Buffalo (2011)

SYRACUSE — Former WSYR radio news anchor Eric Reinhardt is returning to radio full-time. After spending the last 3 years working for the Central New York Business Journal (and voicing “Business Briefs from the Central New York Business Journal” for WSYR), Reinhardt will join the news team at Buffalo’s WBEN this Monday. Earlier this week,… Continue Reading[More »]

WRVO Hauls and TV Falls at New York AP Awards

SARATOGA — With nine first-place awards, Oswego-based NPR affiliate WRVO was the big winner among radio stations — both locally and statewide — at the New York State Associated Press Broadcast Association Awards over the weekend.  On the other hand, all but two of the nominations for local TV stations did not materialize into first-place… Continue Reading[More »]