This week, the national and the regional aligned in painful ways when Michael Scaringe, 63, was convicted of of raping a 13-year-old girl in Saranac Lake, while working there are a y0uth center director.
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May 17, 2005 — An appeals court has once again upheld the most serious convictions in the Jeffrey Glanda murder trial. Glanda was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering his estranged wife. He was also convicted of attempted murder after ramming a Lake Placid police car. As Brian Mann reports, one count of reckless endangerment was dismissed last week on a technicality. Go to full article
Apr 13, 2005 — New York lawmakers will not be reinstating the death penalty this year, now that an Assembly Committee has voted down a bill to fix the state's flawed capital punishment statute. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 04, 2005 — The New York State Senate plans to pass legislation Monday to reinstate New York's death penalty, but it's unlikely the state Assembly will follow suit anytime soon. How the Assembly handles the matter could end up being a test of the new reform efforts now underway at the Capitol. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 26, 2005 — A state commission says an inmate at the Saratoga County jail committed suicide last spring after failing to receive proper medical and psychiatric care. James Pecor, age 25, had been living in Saranac Lake before his arrest. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Dec 08, 2004 — The New York State Senate and Assembly have agreed on a partial reform of the state's Rockefeller Drug Laws. The lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement with Governor Pataki on budget reform. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 07, 2004 — A Saratoga county man is suing two former priests and the Roman Catholic diocese of Albany for alleged sexual abuse. The case was filed on Tuesday. 41-year-old Michael Mooney claims he was molested in the early seventies and hopes to win three million dollars in compensation. As Brian Mann reports, one of the priests worked as a minister at the Glens Falls hospital in the 1990s after receiving counseling for alleged sexual misconduct. Go to full article