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Police shootings: Gov Spitzer reacts

A St. Lawrence County man allegedly shot three police officers over the past 36 hours. One is dead. Governor Spitzer cut short events in New York City to meet with the family of the surviving state trooper at the hospital, then issued an update to the media.  Go to full article
Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff, age 29 (Photo:  NYS Police)

Senate Republicans call for executions of cop killers

In the wake of the murder of a state trooper Wednesday morning, Senate Republicans are calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for cop killers.  Go to full article

The politics and legality of reinstating NY death penalty

The state's top court suspended New York's death penalty in 2004. After this week's police shootings, Senate Republicans are calling for Governor Spitzer's support on new legislation that would allow capital punishment for convicted cop killers. As Jonathan Brown reports, a new law would have to satisfy a series of legal requirements.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Raising the flag

This Heard Up North starts with a sound; it's the rope that raises and lowers the American flag outside the building that houses our studios in Canton. Kevin Laurence handles...  Go to full article
Sirex woodwasps

Invasives spread across North Country; threaten Adirondack Park

The Sirex wood wasp has now spread across most of New York and virtually all the North Country. By burrowing and laying eggs in pine and scotch trees, the invasive insect...  Go to full article

Reform Day in Albany yields no reform

Governor Spitzer put pressure on the legislature to pass a campaign finance reform bill, on the day known as Reform Day at the Capitol. But the governor met resistance and as...  Go to full article

Spitzer promises legislation on same-sex marriage

Governor Eliot Spitzer says he will introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage before the end of the legislative session. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Logging debate in Albany ripples through North Country

As we reported last week, New York's comptroller wants more timber harvesting in state forests. Thomas DiNapoli's office conducted an audit of timber sales that found the...  Go to full article

Plattsburgh public television toppled in Plattsburgh

One of the North Country's largest public television stations will be off the air for at least a week following the collapse of a 400-foot tower on Lyon Mountain. Martha...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Dairy Subsidies

This year's state budget includes $30 million of assistance for New York's dairy farmers. Farmers have to apply for the money by next Friday. Milk prices have been low, while...  Go to full article

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