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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). Photo: <a href="">Senate Democrats</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). Photo: Senate Democrats, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ft. Drum unlikely to house undocumented children

Senator Charles Schumer says the chances are slim that undocumented children caught trying to cross the US-Mexican border illegally will be housed at Fort Drum.

The Army base is reportedly being considered to house hundreds of Central American children under a government program as soon as August.  Go to full article

NY legislators want better foster care background

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York legislators have approved amending state law to require agencies placing children in foster care first check whether prospective parents have done it before and provided poor or questionable care.

Sponsors say caseworkers sometimes remove children from homes suspected of being unsafe without either revoking the parents' certificate to provide foster care or reporting them to the state's child abuse hotline.  Go to full article
Michael Scaringe. Photo: NY State Police
Michael Scaringe. Photo: NY State Police

BREAKING: Scaringe found guilty by Franklin County jury

UPDATE: Chris Knight reports from Malone that a jury found Michael Scaringe guilty of having sex with a 13-year-old girl at his home in Saranac Lake in December 2009.

The verdict came in just after 2 pm.

He was 61 at the time and was the director of a local youth center. That's where he met the girl.

Chris Knight will have more on this story Thursday morning during the 8 O'clock Hour.  Go to full article
Photo: New York State Police
Photo: New York State Police

Michael Scaringe found guilty in Saranac Lake rape case

The former director of a youth center in Saranac Lake was found guilty of rape, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child Wednesday, following a jury trial in Malone. Chris Knight has been covering the trial and he called Nora Flaherty from the courthouse shortly after the verdict was read, to talk about the case.  Go to full article

Foster Care Program Seeks Help from Families

The Children's Home of Jefferson County is starting its own community-based foster care program and is looking for help from families in the North Country. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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