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Danielle Garneau enters data about a dead skunk on Route 22B outside of Plattsburgh
Danielle Garneau enters data about a dead skunk on Route 22B outside of Plattsburgh

The 8 O'Clock Hour, 11/27/12

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A rafting guide from North Creek has pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide following the death of a client on a tributary of the Hudson River this fall. The U.S. Attorney General's office is defending the St. Regis Mohawks' land claim in its entirety.

Governor Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina, and is now asking for $41 billion dollars from the federal government. The highway project that will create a direct connection between Interstate 81 and Fort Drum's main gate is set to open soon.

Danielle Garneau, a wildlife ecologist at SUNY Plattsburgh, says that we can learn a lot from road kill, and now you can track road kill on your smart phone. IBM has awarded a Clarkson University professor working on smart energy grid systems a $10,000 grant to help him continue his research, and develop coursework for students to train the next generation to use this hot technology.

And 83-year-old Mertle Butterfield, a Canton great-grandmother, will earn her associate degree from SUNY Canton in a few weeks, and says she wants to continue her higher education.

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