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Israel Keyes. Photo: Anchorage Police Department
Israel Keyes. Photo: Anchorage Police Department

Serial killer Keyes brought victim, body to North Country

Federal officials revealed frightening new details Wednesday about the activities of Israel Keyes, the serial killer who took his own life on Sunday in a jail in Anchorage, Alaska. Keyes is blamed for murdering a couple in Essex, Vt., last year.

FBI investigators now say Keyes also spent a significant amount of time here in the North Country, owning property in Franklin County and disposing of his
murder weapons in St. Lawrence County.

The FBI says Keyes robbed a bank in Tupper Lake in 2009. He also claimed to have brought one of his victims to the North Country, hiding the body here in the region.  Go to full article
Sites of Keyes' activity in the North Country: The murder of a couple in Essex, VT, a bank robbery in Tupper Lake, and weapons caches at his home in Constable and in Parishville. Source: Google maps

Police investigate serial killer Keyes' North Country connections, activities

Brian Mann joined Martha Foley on the line Thursday morning to talk about the new developments in the Israel Keyes investigation.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo at an event in Rochester, Nov. 27, 2012. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Cuomo: new Senate leadership must prove itself

By his own account, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stayed clear of the leadership fight in the state Senate.

Yesterday he endorsed the newly formed coalition between all of the chamber's Republican members, and five breakaway Democrats -- with some conditions.
He says they must prove they can lead, with what he calls a "litmus test" of 10 issues.  Go to full article
The future I-781 Fort Drum connector road under construction in 2011. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/">Doug Kerr</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

I-781 to Fort Drum opens

The new road connecting Interstate 81 with Fort Drum's north gate on Route 11 opens today. It's designed to take traffic off the growing commercial areas outside the Army...  Go to full article
Cosmic-ray air showers are caused when high energy particles from outside the atmosphere collide with molecules in the air. Illustration: Simon Swordy, NASA

Natural Selections: Cosmic Rays

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss cosmic rays. While many people may think cosmic rays only affect astronauts or satellites--objects in space--computers and other...  Go to full article

Books: "American Youth"

"Readers and Writers" co-host Chris Robinson talks with Phil LaMarche about his book, American Youth. LaMarche is a professor of English at SUNY-Canton and directs the...  Go to full article