Mar 06, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York state Senate has approved legislation designed to hold criminals responsible for the environmental damage occurring during their crimes.
Sponsors say current criminal mischief statutes don't adequately address environmental devastation, so the bill would make crimes that result in large-scale environmental damage a class C felony. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2014 — SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam Vice President for Business Affairs Natalie Higley is pleading not guilty to charges of theft. Higley's been accused of stealing from Bainbridge State College in Georgia, where she used to work. Go to full article
Feb 25, 2014 — GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Police in Fulton County are asking the public's help finding a Civil War musket and 11 other historic guns stolen from a Gloversville home.
The Gloversville Police Department tells local media outlets that two city residents were charged on Jan. 24 with stealing the guns during a burglary. The pair, 34-year-old Amy Simonds and 32-year-old Brandon Coopey, are in Fulton County Jail. Go to full article
Feb 21, 2014 — ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) A 20-year-old Essex County man will spend up to 10 years in state prison for causing the death of one woman in a crash during a speed contest and for... Go to full article
Feb 19, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is issuing a warning that scam artists posing as Microsoft representatives are targeting New Yorkers for credit card... Go to full article
Feb 17, 2014 — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a new plan to bring college education back into New York prisons. Cuomo's new initiative will offer college level education at ten New... Go to full article
Feb 12, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's top jurist wants to clear old misdemeanors from court records of people who don't get re-arrested for seven years and various non-violent... Go to full article
Feb 06, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's corrections chief says the latest prison closings have been taking place gradually following notifications last summer and shuttering half-empty... Go to full article
Feb 04, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah says the state's new online database of drug prescriptions has cut so-called "doctor shopping" by 75 percent.... Go to full article