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Jul 29, 2014 — A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.
Jul 29, 2014 — A clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a resident of the nation's capital because state law says licenses from other states can be used to buy booze, and Washington isn't a state.
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 ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.
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.

New York's Highest Court Throws Out Death Penalty

The New York Court of Appeals yesterday threw out the death sentence for a Long Island killer, declaring that a part of New York's death penalty law violates the state constitution. An anti-death penalty group says it's time for a moratorium so state lawmakers can decide whether capital punishment should be allowed to continue at all. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Radioactive Fuel Rods Still Missing from Vermont Nuclear Plant

Three weeks of searching hasn't turned up any evidence of the missing highly radioactive fuel rod pieces at the Vermont Yankee plant. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

A Federal Court is Proposed for Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh may soon be home to a new Federal Court. Increased border patrol, as part of the nation's Homeland Security efforts, has lead to a greater caseload in the Northern District. And, as Jody Tosti reports, making space for a federal court in Clinton County will help minimize an already burdened federal courthouse in Albany.  Go to full article

Potsdam Retailers Swept Up in Drug Gear Crackdown

Three Potsdam retailers face federal charges of selling smoking pipes and bongs intended for illegal drug use. 50 year-old Lyle Furnace and his daughter 22 year-old Jessika...  Go to full article

Mandatory Sex Offender Therapy Ends in NY Prisons

On Thursday, New York's state prisons shut down a major counseling program for sex offenders. The move follows a court ruling that the program violated prisoner's...  Go to full article

Drug Law Reform Groups Urge Action this Year

Groups involved in reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws have joined together to put pressure on a joint legislative conference committee that will meet on Rockefeller Drug Law...  Go to full article

SLU Students Help Out in Family Court

College students are helping bring kids and their parents together through a program with St. Lawrence University and St. Lawrence County Family Court. Parents granted the...  Go to full article

Heroin Takes More Lives Than Traffic Accidents in Vermont

More people died in Vermont last year from drug use than traffic accidents. As Jody Tosti reports, that's the first time that has happened.  Go to full article

SLU Grapples With Hate Speech & Threats

Hate speech and hate crimes are on the rise on college campuses across the country. St. Lawrence University is coping with several recent cases of violence, threats of...  Go to full article

SLU Students on Hate Speech, Assault

David Sommerstein talked with St. Lawrence University students outside the student center to learn how they see discriminatory harassment issues on campus.  Go to full article

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