Watertown, NY, Jan 15, 2013 — It's an eerie sight: Every winter, around dusk each night, a flock of between 20,000 and 30,000 crows gathers in the trees around the Black River in Watertown.
They can be a neat sight against the white winter landscape, but the city wants them gone. That's because they squawk and poop and generally annoy a lot of city residents. The city has hired a wildlife management company to disperse the birds. Go to full article
She was being subjected to racist conduct that was not being addressed by the school district.
Saranac Lake, NY, Sep 26, 2011 — A young girl who was bullied, harassed and assaulted in school because of her race has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit against the Saranac Lake Central School District.
The girl and her parents, Amy and Hiram Oliveras, filed a complaint last week in U.S. Northern District Court, alleging the school district violated her civil rights and the state's Human Rights Law by failing to protect her from bullying, racial discrimination and harassment.
Oct 31, 2003 — More than half of the 21 students involved in a fatal hazing incident at Plattsburgh State College are being dismissed or suspended from the school. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
Jun 17, 2003 — The state Senate passed a bill on Monday that makes some forms of hazing a felony. The legislation was crafted by North Country Senator Betty Little this spring after the death of an 18-year-old student at SUNY-Plattsburgh. Go to full article
May 01, 2003 — Eleven members of the Psi Epsilon Chi fraternity in Plattsburgh have been charged with felony homicide following an alleged hazing death. Authorities say SUNY Plattsburgh freshman Walter Dean Jennings died in March after more than a week of torture and harassment. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Mar 17, 2003 — An 18-year old college fraternity pledge who died suddenly last week was remembered fondly by friends as police continued the investigation into his death. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article