Tag: Maria Leaf

Save the Date: Bill Leaf kickball tourney slated for Sept. 7

SYRACUSE -- Mark your calendars for September 7.  That's the date for the 8th annual Bill Leaf Memorial Kickball Tournament.  Along with the new date (it's usually been held later in September), the tournament will have a new home this year, a few miles away from the original location.

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POTW: Bill Leaf Kickball Tourney (2012)

SYRACUSE -- Aside from an intense, soaking rain storm that moved along very quickly, it looks like it was a great time for everyone who took part in the 7th annual Bill Leaf Kickball Tournament, on September 22 in Liverpool.

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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 […]

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Parole Hearing Delayed Again for Bill Leaf's Killer

SYRACUSE -- Friends and family of former WSYR radio reporter Bill Leaf will have to wait at least another month before they learn whether the drunk driver who killed Leaf in 2006 will be paroled in February 2012. This is the second time Matthew Benedict's initial parole hearing has been postponed.

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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.

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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 […]

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Petition Launched to Keep Bill Leaf's Killer in Jail

SYRACUSE -- Matthew Benedict, the drunk driver convicted of killing former WSYR radio reporter and WTVH sports anchor Bill Leaf in 2006, could be granted parole this fall.  But Bill's sister Maria -- also a former local broadcaster -- has launched an online petition to keep Benedict behind bars.

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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 […]

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Bill Leaf Kickball Tourney Now Taking Registrations

SYRACUSE -- Organizers of the 5th Annual Bill Leaf Memorial Kickball Tournament announced some significant developments today.  First up, they're now accepting team registrations online.  Second, they've altered some of the old rules, in hopes of making it easier for both teams and individual players to participate.

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KDKA Cuts Include Ex-CNYer Maria Leaf

PITTSBURGH -- Former WRVO and WSYR news staffer Maria Leaf was among an unknown number of cuts at the CBS Radio cluster in Pittsburgh on Friday.  Leaf had been working at news/talker KDKA since 2007.  Leaf's putting out the word that she's looking for her next opportunity.

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