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News stories tagged with "crime-and-punishment"

Glanda Murder Convictions Upheld

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

NY Assembly Committee Kills Death Penalty Bill

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

NY Senate Expected to Pass Death Penalty Legislation

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

NY Lawmakers Hear From Both Sides of The Death Penalty Issue

The New York Assembly is holding public hearings as it decides what should be done next with capital punishment legislation. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Saratoga County Jail Doc Blamed For Inmate Death

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

NY Lawmakers Agree to Partial Reform of Drug Laws

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

Former North Country Priest Sued For Sexual Assault

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

No Deal on Drug Law Reform; More Talks Possible

A legislative conference committee on Rockefeller Drug Law reform ended Monday with no agreement on a bill and no immediate plans to meet again. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SLC Changing Treatment of Sex Offenders

St. Lawrence County plans a major advance in monitoring and treatment of sex offenders. Martha Foley talks with county Probation Director Francine Peretta.  Go to full article

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