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A pleased Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the signing of the NY SAFE Act. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>
A pleased Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the signing of the NY SAFE Act. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

April 15 marks assault weapons registration deadline

April 15, besides being tax day, is the first day that owners of semi-automatic weapons will be required to register their guns with the state police.  Go to full article
A train of oil tankers. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11072040@N08/6184231577/">Russ Allison Loar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A train of oil tankers. Photo: Russ Allison Loar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY, fed agencies do second oil train inspection blitz

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State and federal inspectors have completed a second round of safety checks of train tracks and oil tanker cars in an effort to prevent disastrous derailments and spills of volatile crude from North Dakota's Bakken region.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Thursday the inspection "blitz" is part of a proactive safety effort launched in January after several severe accidents across the U.S. and Canada.  Go to full article
A train of oil tankers. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/russloar/ Some rights reserved.
A train of oil tankers. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/russloar/ Some rights reserved.

Government wakes up to dangerous crude oil cars

Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order calling on state agencies to review their preparedness for an oil spill or explosion from rail cars. The move comes amidst growing awareness that shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota are skyrocketing nationwide. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
A car that was wrecked in a drunk driving accident, put on display by MADD. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulfullshots/495436157/">Soulfull</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A car that was wrecked in a drunk driving accident, put on display by MADD. Photo: Soulfull, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Thruway, anti-drunk-driving group tout sobriety

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York State Thruway Authority and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are kicking off their annual "red ribbon" campaign against drunken driving.

Officials say 65,000 red ribbons will be handed out to Thruway drivers across New York state on Friday.  Go to full article
Flooding occurred as the West Branch of the Ausable rose more than six feet due to an ice jam. Photo: Larry Master
Flooding occurred as the West Branch of the Ausable rose more than six feet due to an ice jam. Photo: Larry Master

Clinton, Essex, Franklin brushed by ice storm

The weekend ice storm struck only a glancing blow in the eastern part of our listening area, including Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties, as well as Quebec. Emergency alerts and travel bans were imposed as freezing rain hit on Sunday, but the area avoided serious accumulations of ice and saw few power outages.  Go to full article
Finding and repairing the leak. Photo: Sarah Harris.
Finding and repairing the leak. Photo: Sarah Harris.

Canton gas leak causes delays, evacuations

A gas leak was discovered on Route 11 and Pleasant Street in Canton around 4:20 in the afternoon yesterday.  Go to full article

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John Clayton Elementary School was one of eight buildings on lockdown Wednesday morning. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leecannon/8785465775/">Lee Cannon</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
John Clayton Elementary School was one of eight buildings on lockdown Wednesday morning. Photo: Lee Cannon, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Gun scare causes lockdown at Indian River schools

Parents, teachers, and students at a Jefferson County school district had a frightening morning when schools were locked down following a threatening phone call.

According to the Watertown Daily Times, administrators from the Indian River School District in Philadelphia, New York called 9-1-1 Wednesday morning. They said they received a tip that an upset gunman was en route to Evan Mills Primary or another nearby school.  Go to full article

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