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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 — In 2011, Utah decided to let some people in the state illegally apply for work permits. But the law, pending a federal waiver, still hasn't gone into effect — and now, some want to repeal it.
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 — Wisconsin's Supreme Court has upheld Governor Scott Walker's signature law restricting public employee union bargaining rights. The new decision effectively ends legal challenges to the law.
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.

Mother Who Launched Megan's Law Seeks Tough Federal Measure

The woman who spurred most states to track convicted sex offenders after her 7-year-old daughter Megan was raped and killed by a child molester, is calling for a tougher federal law to monitor pedophiles.  Go to full article
A border patrol checkpoint on Route 37 in Waddington.

Questions Over Border Stops Inside the Border

The U.S. Border Patrol has dramatically increased the use of road checkpoints inside the U.S.- Canada border. One on the Adirondack Northway grabbed headlines last year after 4 people died and more than 50 were seriously injured in accidents there. But there are also dozens of border patrol checkpoints on smaller roads across the North Country. The Border Patrol says they're a critical second line of defense for stopping terrorism. But some citizens and civil liberties groups say they're an invasion of privacy and may not be very effective. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Legislature, Pataki Agree on Tougher DWI Proposal

Governor Pataki and the legislature have agreed on a bill to strengthen penalties against drunk drivers, at the urging of a mother whose son was killed by a man charged with driving drunk. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Bill Stiffens Sentence for Fleeing Fatal Crash Scenes

The New York State Senate and Assembly have agreed on a bill to stiffen penalties against hit and run drivers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

After Losing GOP Endorsement, Essex County DA Considers Future

Essex County District attorney Ronald Briggs says he's still deciding whether to seek re-election. Briggs, a three-term incumbent, lost the endorsement of the county's...  Go to full article

Former Fort Drum Soldier Arrested for Murder

A former Fort Drum soldier is charged with killing two sisters. Their bodies were found in a Watertown apartment.  Go to full article

Police Seek Stolen Morphine Patches

St. Lawrence County police are looking for up to 50 morphine patches and painkillers. Several teens stole the drugs from a house Friday night. As David Sommerstein reports,...  Go to full article

Canadian, North Country Man Charged with Smuggling Cattle

Two men were indicted last week for smuggling banned Canadian cattle into the US. Greg Warner reports.  Go to full article

$30 Million Essex Jail Set for APA Approval

The Adirondack Park Agency is expected to approve plans today for the new Essex County jail. A discussion at yesterday's APA session in Ray Brook passed without controversy....  Go to full article

Resource Center for Domestic Violence Victims to have Permanent Home

The St Lawrence Renewal Center has received over $140,000 to buy and renovate its offices in Canton.  Go to full article

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