Crime and Justice

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In a win for environmentalists and municipalities, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down  a number of provisions to the state’s oil and gas law. At issue were several items related to the 2013 Supreme Court decision in Robinson v. Commonwealth, the controversial and wide ranging environmental ruling that eliminated parts of the state’s revised oil and gas law, known as Act 13.  

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(WXXI News & AP) U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara will have more information later today on public corruption charges against nine defendants, including Joseph Percoco, who was once a top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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The head of Pennsylvania's Homeland Security Department is using the bombing attacks in New York and New Jersey to remind people to be vigilant. Director Marcus Brown says the multiple attacks were one of the top priorities in a staff meeting this morning. 

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This past July, Tompkins County banned the box requiring applicants to answer if they’ve had a felony conviction.


The change, which applies only to county jobs, is one tactic being used to keep ex-offenders from returning to prison. Another tactic is vocational training inside prison. However, some say those programs don’t necessarily help them on the outside.


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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says state Attorney General Kathleen Kane made the right decision to resign in the wake of her perjury conviction in a grand jury leak case. 

Binghamton, Other Cities Join National Night Out

Aug 2, 2016
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Tonight marks the 33rd annual National Night Out. The goal of the night is to promote neighborhood camaraderie and improve community police relations.

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(WRVO) New York State Police have announced that over the past few days they have seized 100 packets of what they suspect are synthetic drugs and made five arrests at two convenience stores in Syracuse and one in Binghamton. The suspects will face misdemeanor charges.

Barbara Hafer, Former PA Treasurer, Indicted

Jul 22, 2016

Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury. This makes her the third state treasurer to face federal charges in three decades.Hafer is accused on two counts of making false statements to FBI and IRS agents during a corruption investigation in May.

Katie Meyer

A nonpartisan group reviewing the Pennsylvania Justice System is releasing data on some of the biggest issues it has found. The group, from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, is working with lawmakers at the request of the commonwealth to make the system more efficient.


(WRVO) The Lewis County Fair is open in Lowville. Organizers are allowing the gun rights group SCOPE to raffle off three firearms. Last week, the Jefferson County Fair banned SCOPE from renting a booth. Organizers there claimed guns were too controversial to allow at a family event.