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Aug 1, 2014 — The decision was a technical one. The court said there was no quorum when Parliament voted on the measure, which made some acts of homosexuality punishable with life in prison.
Aug 1, 2014 — Also: Snowden's disclosures may have affected terrorists' behavior; a report says former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will resign soon; and the FAA is limiting U.S. flights over Iraq.
Jul 31, 2014 — The law, championed by Gov. Scott Walker, sparked mass protests in the state capitol and attracted national attention. The decision gives Walker an important election-year victory.
Jul 31, 2014 — Placing prosecutors in a neighborhood instead of a courtroom is a different kind of "law and order." A University of Chicago law professor says his research shows community prosecution has had an immediate and measurable impact on violent crime.
Jul 30, 2014 — New legislation in Bolivia will allow children as young as 10 to work. Critics say the law will keep kids out of school, but supporters argue that children are working anyway — and need protection.
Attica. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bronayur/412993152/in/photolist-4pEGkU-4D2JZk-4D6UuJ-CuGtA-CuGu7-57JMya-4D2AoF-L52ad-9g7u9m-cncdfL-7XVibz-bVEphq-aKUNyD">Jayu</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Attica. Photo: Jayu, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

No appeals filed over Attica report release

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) No court appeals have been filed challenging limited release of an investigative report about the 1971 Attica prison riot.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sought disclosure of remaining Meyer Commission documents examining the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion and an alleged cover-up of police crimes in retaking it.  Go to full article
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NY police step up traffic enforcement for holiday

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York State Police are stepping up their patrols to catch drunk and distracted drivers over the July 4 weekend.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday that the effort will run Thursday through Sunday. He says 500 electronic message boards will be placed alongside state roadways warning motorists against driving while intoxicated.  Go to full article

State police investigate dog killing in Tupper Lake

State Police in Tupper Lake say an investigation is underway into a possible animal cruelty case.

According to a statement, individuals reported finding a German Shepherd that had been drowned intentionally with a cinder block tied by a rope to its neck.  Go to full article
The Vermont Gas Systems pipeline will run from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

2 arraigned in Vermont Gas protest

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Two men involved in a protest at Vermont Gas in South Burlington have pleaded not guilty to trespassing charges.

A group that opposes a...  Go to full article

New York DA says feds did OK in fatal shootout

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York district attorney has ruled that federal agents who gunned down a man that had fatally shot four people did nothing wrong in the...  Go to full article

Jury clears Saratoga County teen of murder charges

VICTORY, N.Y. (AP) A grand jury has cleared an 18-year-old upstate New York man in the stabbing death of his mother's boyfriend.

Saratoga County District Attorney...  Go to full article
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NY lawmakers approve adding 25 family court judges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) While the current state budget funds 20 more family court judges statewide, intended to help ease crowded dockets, legislators have approved 25 new...  Go to full article

SPJ Winner: Dying inmates in NY struggle to get home

This spring North Country Public Radio's news team has been honored with several awards for some of the work we've brought you over the past year. Much of that recognition...  Go to full article

How the Prison Time Media Project was born

NCPR's Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann is in Washington, DC for an awards ceremony tomorrow where reporting from NCPR's ...  Go to full article
St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility. Photo: Office of the Sheriff, St. Lawrence County

Proposal to un-crowd county jails waits in the Assembly

Today is set to be the last day of New York's legislative session. Two bills in front of the Assembly, put forth by State Sen. Patty Ritchie, aim to ease overcrowding in our...  Go to full article

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