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Apr 18, 2014 — Lee Jun-Seok was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. Nearly 270 of those who were aboard are still missing.
Apr 17, 2014 — Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
Apr 17, 2014 — President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
Apr 17, 2014 — Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?
Apr 17, 2014 — At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.

Call-in: the future of the North Country prison industry

Guests include Brother Yusuf Abdul-Wasi Burgess, a former inmate who spent time in North Country prisons and now works as a youth counselor and activist. We also hear from Donn Rowe, head of NYSCOPBA, the prison guard union, who has fought to keep North Country prisons open. And we hear from Donald Bilow, a town supervisor from Chateaugay, where the prison is due to close in July.

Prison Time Media Project reporters Brian Mann and Natasha Haverty, and NCPR News Director Martha Foley, along with guests take calls and questions from listeners.  Go to full article

21 people arrested for cheating on drivers test

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says 21 people have been charged with cheating on their commercial driver's license test.

Scott, along with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, charged the group of people on Tuesday as part of a cheating ring first revealed in September.  Go to full article

NY court throws out disorderly conduct case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's highest court has thrown out the disorderly conduct arrest of a man standing with three others near the entrance of a Harlem deli who refused to move when police told them to.

The Court of Appeals also dismissed the charge against Todd Johnson for the cocaine police subsequently found in his pocket.  Go to full article

Audit: special ed contractor overbilled state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A new audit suggests a New York City special education contractor overcharged the state by more than $875,000.

The audit released Wednesday by...  Go to full article
Martha Foley, left, with Natasha Haverty and Brian Mann, talk about the Prison Time Media Project.

North Country prison industry transforming, shrinking

Over the last sixteen months, North Country Public Radio has broadcast a series of stories, reports and interviews looking at America's era of mass incarceration.
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Second buried body found on Stockholm property

STOCKHOLM, N.Y. (AP) State police say they've uncovered a second set of human remains buried on the property of a missing northern New York couple.

Investigators...  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Thomas Marthinsen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Car stopped in Queensbury held 500 bags of heroin

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) State police say a Vermont man and two people from New Jersey have been charged after troopers say they found hundreds of bags of heroin inside a...  Go to full article
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NY DWI checkpoints for St. Patrick's Day weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York State Police are cracking down on drinking and driving and underage drinking this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that...  Go to full article
The Vermont State Capitol. Photo: <a href="">Adam Fagen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont bill pushes toward drug treatment, not jail

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill designed to keep low-risk drug offenders out of jail and get them treatment instead.
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NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo: NYS

Schneiderman: New agreements on background checks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says four of the nation's largest agencies providing background checks have agreed not to automatically...  Go to full article

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