I was mistakingly charged with a crime from which I was acquitted. However that didn't stop the local newspaper from reporting on it. What's done is done, but the article still appears on their website and whenever you Google my name, it comes up as one of the first results. (Nothing about the acquit naturally).
I'm going to be applying for jobs soon, and for obvious reasons I would like the article removed because it doesn't accurately reflect who I am or what happened.
What legal rights do I have to convince them to remove the article if they won't cooperate? Since I am a private citizen (as opposed to a political figure or celebrity), is it true that I own my own likeness and can ask to have it removed from the website?