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The St. Lawrence County courthouse and legislative building.
The St. Lawrence County courthouse and legislative building.

The 8 O'Clock Hour 8/08/13

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Governor Cuomo signed into law home rule legislation that will allow St. Lawrence County to raise the sales tax by 1%. Test scores for third through eighth graders were released yesterday, and they show a dramatic drop in the number of New York students who received passing grades. The Adirondack Park Agency gathers for a two-day meeting that will focus on the new Finch Pruyn lands. The co-owner of the Northern Puppies pet store in Plattsburgh was arrested on misdemeanor charges.

America's trucking industry's been experiencing a chronic shortage of drivers. When local legend in Africa spoke of an exploding lake, western researchers scoffed. In this week's "Natural Selections," Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about the exploding lake, Lake Nyos. Todd Moe talks with director Kathy Recchia and some of the young cast of the new musical production of "Pride and Prejudice."

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