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Apr 16, 2014 — U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland called the state's ban on abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy "invalid and unconstitutional."
Apr 13, 2014 — President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.
Apr 9, 2014 — After today's show, you'll be ready to design a tax on marijuana, pick a law school and discuss the hottest new book in economics (without having to read a page).
Apr 6, 2014 — Attendees at the annual We Robot conference are peering into the future, pondering questions like, do robots have rights? What kinds of laws do we need to regulate unmanned drones?
Apr 6, 2014 — After the annual Deltopia party near the University of California, Santa Barbara turned violent last night. Hundreds of law enforcement officers were sent and there were more than 100 arrests.

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 Clinton County Jail. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

State Prison Officials Say Counties Paying Less

State prison officials say they're doing their part to save counties money -- by cutting the number of "state ready" inmates sitting in local jails. The number of prisoners waiting for a spot in state prison has fallen by 96 percent -- saving counties hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Apparent Prisoner Suicides at Dannemora Investigated

State prison officials say they're investigating three apparent suicides at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. The three deaths at the maximum security prison occurred in the last two months--with the most recent case on Monday morning. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Prison Brawls At Comstock In Washington County

Inmate brawls at Washington Correctional Facility in Comstock continued for a second day on Tuesday. The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting that a fight on Monday included...  Go to full article

Domestic Violence: One Family's Story

October was Domestic Violence Awarenesss Month. Behind every domestic violence statistic there is a story. It's the telling, the sharing of those secrets that is so...  Go to full article

Pataki Nominates Smith to State's Highest Court

Governor Pataki named his fifth appointment to New York's highest court, the State Court of Appeals. Robert Smith, who contributed money to Pataki's campaign, will replace...  Go to full article

Counties to Offer Drug Treatment Programs

Governor Pataki defended the lack of progress in achieving reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, at an announcement to expand drug treatment programs to 17 counties and New...  Go to full article

More Clean-up Work at Sealand

A toxic waste dump in St. Lawrence County will get the next stage of a clean-up this week. Federal contractors will install a filter to clean up contaminated groundwater at...  Go to full article

Burlington Police Get New Chief

A 20-year veteran of the Burlington Police Department will be the city's next police chief. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Rash of Arsons in Akwesasne

Since last year, the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation that straddles the U.S.-Canada border near Massena has been plagued by a rash of suspicious fires. No one has been injured,...  Go to full article

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