Crime and Justice

Catherine Loper, WRVO

ALBANY (WSKG) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named the first openly gay judge to New York’s highest court. Cuomo has nominated Paul Feinman, an appellate court judge and LGBT rights advocate, to fill a vacancy on the New York State Court of Appeals. During an interview on the cable news station NY1, Cuomo praised Feinman’s abilities.

Supermarket Killer Left Chilling Online Trail

Jun 9, 2017
Jake Danna Stevens/AP Photo

A man who police say trapped and killed three co-workers inside a closed northeast Pennsylvania grocery store overnight Thursday left an online trail behind that includes praise for the 1999 Columbine High School shooters and expressions of deep frustration about the world around him.

Associated Press

Summer Chambers, a chubby cheeked five-month-old died of starvation and dehydration in her crib, four days after her parents died from drug overdoses in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

Zyair Worrell, a two-year-old boy in Philadelphia, was killed by his mother's boyfriend. He was found unresponsive with lacerations, abrasions, bruising and THC in his system.

Three Top Penn State Officials Get Jail Time

Jun 5, 2017

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Three former top Penn State officials have received jail time for failing to properly report Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.  

PA Department of Corrections

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The Wolf administration has launched a new website touting its plan to consolidate the state Department of Corrections with the Board of Probation and Parole. But the proposal--which is a major part of the governor's budget--is far from a sure thing. 


HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Anti-establishment lawyer Larry Krasner's win in the Philadelphia District Attorney Democratic primary Tuesday put him on track for a probable victory in November. 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - A federal bill that would reduce the amount of time animals spend in shelters after being abused and neglected has support from animal rights advocates and elected officials in central New York. The legislation would speed up the legal process to reduce the burden on shelters and give abused animals new homes sooner. 

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

The Tompkins County Jail has been overcrowded for years; New York State says the county needs to deal with it.


BUFFALO (WBFO) - Longtime local political operative G. Steven Pigeon, who is charged in two separate state cases, now faces a federal complaint. According to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, Pigeon is accused of trying to arrange a large contribution by a foreign national to what his attorney identified as Governor Cuomo's campaign.