NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is offering local governments guidance on how they can put laws and policies in place to limit their participation in federal immigration enforcement activities under the Trump administration.
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department is in the middle of two big studies: whether to expand the jail and whether to merge with the Ithaca Police Department. WSKG talked with Sheriff Ken Lansing about both.
(Harrisburg) -- In a surprise announcement last week, the state said it would close two of its prisons. And while lawmakers and local leaders have begun discussing how the closures could affect their economies, civil rights groups have turned their attention to the conditions inside the prisons.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is bringing charges against a former portfolio manager in the state’s pension fund, saying he accepted bribes, including prostitutes and illegal drugs, from two hedge fund brokers.
(Reading) -- A prosecutor in the midstate is believed to be the first one in the state to get a conviction under a new law meant to address human trafficking. Berks County Assistant District Attorney Carmen White brought an involuntary servitude charge against a man who provided a teenage girl with drugs, and threatened to tell others if she didn't have sex with him.
(Keystone Crossroads) Re-entry programs focused on housing aren't uncommon, exactly. But it's rare for local public housing authorities to be involved, and rarer still for them to spearhead the initiatives.
(WXXI) The head of the State Association of Chiefs of Police has written to Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting that he approve expansion of ride-sharing services in upstate New York to combat drunk driving.