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Jul 29, 2014 — A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.
Jul 29, 2014 — A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.
Jul 28, 2014 — A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.
Jul 24, 2014 — A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.
Jul 24, 2014 — Ban Ki-moon called on Israel and Hamas to abide by international humanitarian law, saying there were other ways of resolving the issue than killing. More than a dozen people were killed in the attack.

Clinton County couple's deaths ruled a murder-suicide

ELLENBURG, N.Y. (AP) State police say autopsies have confirmed that a northern New York man fatally shot his wife, then committed suicide by turning the weapon on himself.

Troopers say they received a request last Saturday to check on the welfare of a couple at a home in the Clinton County town of Ellenburg, near the Canadian border.  Go to full article

Troopers: Northern NY couple die in murder-suicide

ELLENBURG, N.Y. (AP) State police say autopsies are planned for a Clinton County couple after an apparent murder-suicide.

A concerned relative called troopers Saturday evening to check on the welfare of a resident of Ellenburg in northern Clinton County. Police found 44-year-old Pamela Williamson and 58-year-old Larry Williamson dead.  Go to full article
Oral "Nick" Hillary. Photo: St. Lawrence County Sheriff Department

Garrett Phillips murder suspect ordered to be released on bail

The man charged for the 2011 murder of a 12 year-old boy in Potsdam has been ordered released on bail.  Go to full article

US judge orders new trial for Vermont man on death row

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A U.S. District Court judge has ordered a new trial for a Vermont man on federal death row for the 2000 killing of a North Clarendon woman abducted...  Go to full article
Police use fire hoses to break up riot. Photo: <a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/july64/timeline.html">City of Rochester</a>

Rochester marks 50th anniversary of race riots

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Public officials and community leaders in Rochester are marking the 50th anniversary of race riots that drew national attention to the upstate city....  Go to full article
The HBO documentary The Newburgh Sting will air Monday at 9 p.m. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Newburgh_Sting#mediaviewer/File:The_Newburgh_Sting_poster.jpg">Wikipedia</a>, Public Domain, some rights reserved

Documentary examines NY terrorism case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A new documentary examines what led to the 2009 arrests on terrorism charges of four Hudson Valley men.

The men were approached by an FBI...  Go to full article
Homes in the village of Chateaugay. The prison there will close on July 26th. Photo: Natasha Haverty

How prison closures could be a good thing for the North Country

This week we visited the town of Chateaugay, and heard from people there about what's it been like to lose their local prison.

Over the past year, the community...  Go to full article
The St. Lawrence County Courthouse, built in 1893. Photo: Mark Kurtz

St. Lawrence County DA disputes call for special prosecutor

St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain says she'll defend what she calls her obligation to conduct a grand jury probe into use of county money.

Her...  Go to full article
The St. Lawrence County courthouse and legislative building.

Bail hearing continues in Garrett Phillips murder case

Yesterday afternoon, the bail hearing for Oral "Nick" Hillary continued in St Lawrence County court. Hillary is charged with the 2011 murder of Garrett Phillips, a...  Go to full article
District attorney Mary Rain (right) during her campaign last summer. Photo: David Sommerstein.

St. Lawrence DA asks county judge to disqualify himself

There were more legal twists involving St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain's probe into two county spending issues Monday.

At the start of court in...  Go to full article

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