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Apr 24, 2014 — In this age of social media, is every negative experience a possible class action?
Apr 24, 2014 — Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to drug test state workers and welfare recipients ran into trouble in the courts. Law professor Pauline Kim and reporter Curt Anderson discuss the drug testing battle.
Apr 24, 2014 — Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia University, coined the phrase "net neutrality." He discusses how the Federal Communications Commission's proposed changes could affect the average consumer.
Apr 23, 2014 — Some California lawyers and litigants have created a cottage industry around the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some plaintiffs file hundreds of complaints a year, collecting a living off small businesses that aren't compliant with the ADA. Small business advocates and community leaders say they focus on minority businesses because they make for easier targets.
Apr 23, 2014 — The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "guns everywhere bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.

Lawmakers Challenge Pataki's Prison Plan

At a legislative budget hearing, State Prisons Commissioner Glen Goord defended a proposal by Governor Pataki's Administration to close three prisons. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Elizabethtown Hospital Reopens Damaged Wing; Fire Called "Accident"

Patients returned to Elizabethtown's community hospital on Monday, following a weekend fire that forced evacuation of the west wing. Emergency officials say the blaze may have been triggered by a failed piece of equipment in one of the rooms. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

North Country Loses More Prison Jobs

State prison officials plan to cut more than 150 jobs in the north country. Corrections officers and civilian staff will be reduced at prisons in Watertown, Cape Vincent, and Ogdensburg. As Brian Mann reports, the downsizing comes as the state faces a five-billion dollar budget gap and a shrinking inmate population.  Go to full article

Rangers Say DEC Policies Jeopardize Public Safety

Forest rangers in the North Country say new Department of Environmental Conservation policies are making it harder for them to respond to emergencies. Rangers now need...  Go to full article

Snowmobile Article Infuriates Riders

Snowmobile advocates are furious about a commentary published this month in the Adirondack Explorer newspaper. The article was written by a former top official with New...  Go to full article

Lawyers Argue for Life of Rochester Killer

New York's highest court heard its third death penalty case Wednesday. At issue is whether Rochester resident Angel Mateo deserves to die after a jury found him guilty of...  Go to full article

Malone: Snowmobile Death Case Settled

A Malone man who accidentally killed a woman with his snowmobile last winter has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide. Nicholas White, 24, is expected to serve...  Go to full article

8 Priests Avoid Prosecution For Alleged Sex Assaults

None of the eight Roman Catholic priests removed from office over the last two years will face criminal prosecution. Officials with the Diocese of Ogdensburg say the statute...  Go to full article

Ogdensburg Diocese Removes 8 Priests

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg says the church has removed eight priests from active ministry since June of 2002. The move follows a new zero-tolerance policy...  Go to full article

Montreal-based Journalist Arrested In Plattsburgh

A newspaper in Canada is reporting that a Montreal-based journalist has been arrested in Plattsburgh and charged with aiding an internet scam. The reporter is being held at...  Go to full article

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