Dec 06, 2013 — NEW YORK (AP) New York City's Metro-North Railroad is already getting hit with multimillion-dollar civil claims over a deadly commuter train derailment, but legal experts say prosecutors will face tough choices when deciding whether to bring criminal charges against the engineer.
Train operator William Rockefeller told investigators he fell into a daze at the controls before Sunday's wreck.
Dec 05, 2013 — This week, our Prison Time Media Project is examining the North Country's vast complex of prisons. It's an industry from Cape Vincent to Chateaugay that employs thousands of people in a region with few other options.
Today we ask - what if? What if the crime rate continues to drop and the number of inmates locked up continues to fall? What if, as Governor Cuomo has advocated, New York keeps closing prisons, as it did in Lyon Mountain and Gabriels?
What's next for the North Country's prison towns?
One tiny not-for-profit from New York City has an idea. Take the money saved from shuttering prisons and spend that money on agriculture. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2013 — Advocates and lawmakers at New York's Capitol are reacting to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti corruption commission report. The Moreland Act Commissioners offer withering criticism of what they call a "pervasive culture" of illegal corruption and the "legalized bribery" ingrained in a campaign finance system where large donors hold sway over which legislation gets approved, and which bills are suppressed. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2013 — This year, North Country Public Radio is looking in-depth at America's 40 year era of mass incarceration - a period of American history that saw the massive growth of prisons... Go to full article
Dec 03, 2013 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti corruption commission issued a scathing report Monday evening criticizing what the commission says is Albany's culture of corruption. It calls for a... Go to full article
Dec 02, 2013 — This year, North Country Public Radio has been looking in-depth at New York's Rockefeller drug laws and how those laws reshaped our state over the last forty years. ... Go to full article
Nov 27, 2013 — Authorities are continuing to probe Saranac Lake's first murder case in nine years. The body of Ward Wilbur of Lake Placid was found by police inside an apartment building in... Go to full article
Nov 26, 2013 — SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) A 29-year-old woman faces a second-degree murder charge after police found a 65-year-old man beaten and stabbed to death inside a Saranac Lake... Go to full article
Nov 22, 2013 — PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) A 36-year-old Plattsburgh man has pleaded guilty to five counts of animal abandonment for dumping 24 puppies in the woods around Clinton County.... Go to full article