NEW YORK — Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul on Wednesday continued to refuse to publicly reveal her stance on changing the state’s bail reform law just before the leading Republican gubernatorial nominee held a rally with lawmakers on Long Island demanding the controversial law be repealed.

MOIRA — Sandra and James Helm Sr. assumed their fate when kidnappers decided not to cover their own faces, unaware that one abductor would later break into tears and apologize as he laid flat on the ground with SWAT rifles trained on his head.

MALONE — A Malone woman, who was arrested by state police, in June, and charged with third-degree rape, during her time as a pastor at Altona Correctional Facility, entered a guilty plea to two counts of a 23 count indictment in Clinton County Court.

ALBANY — State lawmakers pushed support this week for a proposed law to stop law enforcement agencies from colluding with federal immigration officers to protect undocumented immigrants.

Parole reform activists and formerly incarcerated people heightened their cries across the state this week, pleading with lawmakers to increase New Yorkers’ opportunities to be released from prison as this year’s legislative session draws to a close.

ALBANY — Lawmakers are pushing in their last scheduled days of session for the year to vote on a bill that would expunge the criminal records of millions of New Yorkers.

MALONE — The Town Board voted unanimously to appoint Nancy Legacy as a town justice, at a special board meeting, Friday, April 9.

MALONE — The Town Board discussed and accepted the resignation of a town court judge during a meeting, Wednesday evening.

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Advocates and lawmakers rallied around the state Tuesday, slamming Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and lawmakers for failing to act as COVID-19 infections spike at state prisons and correctional facilities, including Elmira and Greene County.

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MALONE –– The following action took place in Franklin County Court on Monday, with Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presiding:

DANNEMORA — Speaking across the street from the Clinton Correctional Facility entrance Friday, Assemblyman D. Billy Jones, D-Chateaugay Lake, and the union representing correctional officers voiced support for measures they say would help ensure the safety of those who cross that threshold e…

QUEENSBURY — A northern New York man charged in the high-speed chase last September that caused the death of a Brant Lake man will face a jury in November — the first Warren County trial to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roger Stone, a self-proclaimed political “dirty trickster” and adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, accused North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik on Wednesday of advising Trump against granting him clemency, which Trump did July 10.

n Timothy Rogers, 42, of Tupper Lake, was sentenced to six years in state prison, to be followed by 10 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading guilty to two counts to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He had originally been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse …

ALBANY — County sheriffs proposed upgrading resisting arrest to a felony charge and making certain offenses against police a hate crime as part of 10 legislative proposals they plan to send Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and New York lawmakers this week to protect law enforcement statewide.

Assembly Republicans are calling for a reversal of state criminal justice policies Friday after a statewide spike in urban shootings, homicides and burglaries, saying the legislation jeopardizes New Yorkers’ safety.

BOMBAY –– The pending reopening of local courts in the region has town officials scrambling to meet requirements put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic –– requirements that could force local officials to hire additional personnel to meet.

MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on Monday, with Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presiding:

The two candidates for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat — incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik and returning Democratic contender Tedra Cobb — support two different police reform bills passed by the House, but despite increased pressure to pass police reform legislation following w…

MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on June 16, with Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presiding:

ALBANY — Two days after state lawmakers voted to permit the disclosure of police disciplinary records, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called for greater systemic reform in the face of racist policing policies.

QUEENS — After weeks of nationwide civil unrest over police brutality, state lawmakers completed passage of 10 pieces of legislation in three days to reform police departments across New York.

VALHALLA — The state Senate repealed 50-a Tuesday afternoon to allow the release of police disciplinary records, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded with outrage, calling on President Donald Trump to apologize for his “dumb” morning tweet that last week’s Buffalo incident between city police and…

MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on Friday, with Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presiding: