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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.
Holstered police taser. Photo: <a href="">Doctor Q</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Holstered police taser. Photo: Doctor Q, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont statewide policy on police stun guns on track

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A Vermont House panel has voted 11-0 to support a bill calling for a statewide policy on police use of electronic stun guns.

The bill was prompted in part by concern over police use of the electronic weapons following the 2012 death of Macadam Mason of Thetford after a state trooper used a Taser on him.  Go to full article
Franklin County legislator Billy Jones calls for action to stop the closure of Chateaugay Correctional Facility in his home town. NCPR file Photo: Brian Mann

Rally to save prisons today in Albany

A rally is planned for later this morning in Albany to protest the planned closure of four state prisons across New York, including Chateaugay and Mt. McGregor here in the North Country.

Local leaders face tough choices in the weeks ahead. They're still fighting to save local prisons, and the jobs and economic funds that come with correctional facilities.

But they're also hoping to work with the Cuomo administration to win millions of dollars in redevelopment funds.  Go to full article
Colin Gillis was last seen in Tupper Lake two years ago.

NY police seek public's help in Colin Gillis disappearance

TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) State police investigators say they're hoping to speak to the person or persons who would have had contact with an 18-year-old college student who disappeared in the Adirondacks while home on spring break two years ago.

Authorities say Colin Gillis of Tupper Lake was last seen walking along state Route 3 between his home in Tupper Lake and Piercefield early on the morning of March 11, 2012. A student at SUNY Brockport in western New York, Gillis was home for spring break when he went to a party and never returned home.  Go to full article

NY bill adds penalties for polluting criminals

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....  Go to full article
Natalie Higley, vice president for Business Affairs and Administration for SUNY Canton & SUNY Potsdam. Photo provided by SUNY Potsdam

SUNY VP pleads not guilty to theft charges

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...  Go to full article
Among the stolen firearms was a Civil War-era musket. Photo: <a href="">Michael Noirot</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Police seek help finding stolen guns in upstate NY

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.
...  Go to full article

Essex County man gets prison for speed contest death

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
Scammers are posing as Microsoft representatives. Photo: <a href="">Ton Zijlstra</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

AG warning New Yorkers about Microsoft scam

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
Glades Correctional Institution inmates reading in the prison library, Belle Glade, Florida, 1975. Photo: Tom McLendon.

Prison college education is returning to New York

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
Photo: Franklin gun shop via Innovation Trail

87 guns reported stolen last year in northern NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State police report 87 guns were stolen last year altogether in five counties of northern New York.

The Troop B Gun Investigation Unit says most...  Go to full article

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