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Georgia Man's Beheading, Wife's Killing, Leaves Authorities Baffled

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The unsolved beheading of a retiree and the killing of his elderly wife has so rattled their gated, lakeside Georgia community ...

Dumb District Attorneys

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 05.26.2014 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

A rape trial is presently taking place in New York that ordinarily would attract little media attention except for one important fact: The defendant, Alexandru Hossu, is a close personal acquaintance of Adam Levy, the Putnam County district attorney, and Levy's conduct in connection with Hossu's case has been strange.

NY Paper Sues Putnam County For Pistol Permit Records

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York newspaper has sued Putnam County to compel it to release its pistol permit recor...

DA Opposes Request For Info On Gun Owners

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York

CARMEL, N.Y. -- The top prosecutor in a suburban New York county said Monday that releasing the names and addresses of licensed gun owners is irrespon...

After Pinpointing Gun Owners, Newspaper Becomes A Target

The New York Times | CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY | Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

Local newspapers across the country look for stories that will bring them national attention, but The Journal News, a daily nestled in a wooded office...

Newspaper That Named Gun Owners Hires Armed Guards

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.02.2013 | Media

The Journal News, the newspaper that published the names and addresses of registered local gun owners in the wake of the Newtown shootings, reportedly...

Girl Found Clinging To Dead Body In Lake

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 10.07.2012 | New York

CARMEL, N.Y. — Boaters rescued a 6-year-old girl from a small reservoir north of New York City after finding her clinging to the floating corpse...

Why I'm Running for Putnam Valley Town Board

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.23.2011 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Putnam Valley is hurting, and unless I choose to remain willfully ignorant of reality, I can't help but notice. We can and ought to do something to revitalize our town center and help people get back on their feet.

Two Counties in Lower Hudson Valley are First to Join Secure Communities in NY

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

There isn't much landscaping work in Rockland County during the winter, so the Jornaleros Project rents space from a church where day laborers can sta...

The End of Rockefeller Republicanism: Dispatch From Putnam County, New York

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jay Michaelson

What's happened to my hometown is a disgrace to the moderation that used to mark our entire part of the country. An angry, vengeful fringe has taken over the Republican party.

Haleigh Cummings Search Resumes: Tip Reopens Missing Child Case In Florida

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Haleigh Cummings disappeared at age 5 on February 10, 2009, but a new tip more than a year later has reopened the search for her in Putnam County, Flo...

The Origins of the Bailout

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Neumark

Saturday morning I went down to the dock to take my rowboat out on the lake, only to find it filled with water. After grappling with the situation, I realized I could understand the bailout in a larger context.