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Jul 28, 2014 — A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision could have an impact on similar bans throughout the Southeast.
Jul 27, 2014 — A district court judge says the law that prohibited people from carrying handguns outside their homes violates the Second Amendment.
Jul 24, 2014 — A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.
Jul 24, 2014 — Ban Ki-moon called on Israel and Hamas to abide by international humanitarian law, saying there were other ways of resolving the issue than killing. More than a dozen people were killed in the attack.
Jul 23, 2014 — In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

St. Lawrence County Prepares to Build New Jail

St. Lawrence County will announce this afternoon its preferred locations for a new county jail in Canton. The existing jail is among the oldest in the state. The meeting marks the initial stages of a long process for a politically unpopular issue. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Watertown Cop Sought in Off-duty Shooting Surrenders

An off-duty police officer who allegedly shot and wounded a man in what appears to be a domestic dispute has turned himself in. Martha Foley has details.  Go to full article

Lawmakers to Review NY Death Penalty Law

The New York State Assembly has announced it will hold hearings on whether to fix New York's death penalty law, which is in limbo following a decision by the state's highest court. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Man Charged in Infant Son's Death

A 27-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and assault in the death of his 15-day-old son. Officials say it's the first murder case in Saranac Lake in 17...  Go to full article

NTSB: Traffic Warnings at I87 Checkpoint "Ineffective"

The National Transportation Safety Board says safety measures at an immigration checkpoint on the Northway are "ineffective" and contradictory. In a report issued late last...  Go to full article
Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Military Families Targeted Again in Watertown

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer made a political appearance at last night's Jefferson County Democratic dinner in Watertown. Earlier in the day, he announced a...  Go to full article

Silver: NY House Likely Won't Consider Death Penalty Reform

Earlier this week, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said his house would not be taking up a bill to correct constitutional flaws in the death penalty law anytime soon. The...  Go to full article

State Sues 'Loan Shark' Preying on Soldiers

Last week New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced a lawsuit against a North Country lending firm for being a loan-sharking operation that preys on cash-strapped...  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Consider Death Penalty Reform

State lawmakers are still working on how to fix New York's death penalty law, after the state's highest court struck down portions of the statute earlier this summer. Karen...  Go to full article

Schumer to Unveil Meth Plan in Watertown

Senator Charles Schumer will be in Watertown this morning to unveil a plan to crack down on methamphetamines, or 'crystal meth'. As David Sommerstein reports, Watertown has...  Go to full article

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