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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: Kickball Tournament (2010)

SYRACUSE — For the fifth year, dozens gathered at Onondaga Lake Park to compete in the Bill Leaf Memorial Kickball Tournament.  In addition to the summer league and “civilian” teams that participate every year, various media outlets have formed their own teams to remember the former WSYR reporter who was killed by a drunk driver… Continue Reading[More »]