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Franklin County DA Says Too Late For Abuse Charges in "Primetime" Case

Franklin County's district attorney says it's too late to prosecute a man who punched and slapped his daughter. The incident was recorded by a film crew with ABC News in 2002 but only aired last week on the national news program "Primetime." District Attorney Derek Champagne says the statute of limitations for bringing charges against Joe Nelson, who lives in Vermontville, has expired. As Brian Mann reports, the case has triggered a national outcry.  Go to full article

National Broadcast Sparks Abuse Probe in Franklin County

Authorities are reviewing a possible case of child abuse in Franklin County that was captured on videotape by a news team with the ABC News program Primetime. The incident allegedly involved slapping, hitting, and spanking. It was recorded three years ago as part of a special report about stepfamilies. The Nelson family of Lynn and Joe Nelson allowed ABC News to install cameras in their home. The program aired last Friday and prompted an outcry from viewers. As Chris Knight reports, State Police in Ray Brook and the Franklin County District Attorney's Office are investigating.

NOTE: ABC News has removed the video footage of the alleged assault from their website.  Go to full article
Nathalie Leduc, Nancy Reich & Sen. Clinton (Source:  Nancie Battaglia)
Nathalie Leduc, Nancy Reich & Sen. Clinton (Source: Nancie Battaglia)

New Women?s Crisis Shelter Opens In Southern Franklin County

Women and children in southern Franklin county have a new refuge if they're suffering from domestic violence. An organization called Comlinks unveiled a safe house on Sunday that will offer emergency shelter. In the past, women were forced to drive fifty miles.As Brian Mann reports, advocates say the home will offer families a chance to start over away from the threat of abuse and intimidation.  Go to full article
Fugitive Raymond DiLorenzo (Source:  Glens Falls PD)
Fugitive Raymond DiLorenzo (Source: Glens Falls PD)

Manhunt Continues for Glens Falls Man Accused of Murdering Wife

The search continues for a Glens Falls man accused of murdering his wife on Sunday. Police now say 42-year-old Laurie DiLorenzo went to a police station just minutes before she was shot three times with a hunting rifle. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Report Links Child Abuse with Violent Crime

A coalition of law enforcement officers, crime victims advocates, and child abuse prevention groups say helping abused and neglected kids can make a big difference in preventing future crime. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Malone Man Sentenced for Beating Girlfriend

A 26-year-old Malone man will serve two to four years in prison for beating his pregnant girlfriend, causing her to miscarry. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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