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Jun 17, 2015

Court revives post-9/11 detainee claims vs. officials

NEW YORK — Former top U.S. officials can be held liable for the abuse of hundreds of detainees rounded up after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for minor immigration violations, a federal appeals court said Wednesday, citing the importance of the rule of law even in times of crisis. The U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

Sep 12, 2014

Seventh Judicial District commemorates 9/11

All courts throughout the eight-county Seventh Judicial District on Thursday commemorated the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a moment of silence before the start of the daily court calendars, honoring nearly 3,000 people who died 13 years ago. Specifically recognized were three Office of Court Administration officers killed in the attacks: […]

Feb 4, 2014

Couple charged after toddler calls 911 15 times

LOWVILLE — Authorities have charged a northern New York woman and her boyfriend because the woman’s 2-year-old daughter used their cellphones to dial 911 a total of 15 times last month. Village of Lowville Police Officer Matthew Martin said the 23-year-old mother and her 33-year-old boyfriend told him they tried to keep their phones away […]

Jul 16, 2013

911 can be reached by text

A new option for Verizon customers who need to contact 911 is available through texting to 911, which will especially help the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities who rely on TTY or video relay to contact emergency dispatchers. The new service was announced Monday by Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and […]

Sep 10, 2012

New York Courts commemorate 9/11

The New York State Unified Court System today planned to commemorate the 11-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. A 1 p.m. program at the Albany County Courthouse will include a tribute to the court officers who perished in the rescue efforts: Capt. William Harry Thompson, Sgt. Thomas Jurgens and Sgt. Mitchel […]

Sep 7, 2011

Beefed-up security planned for Sept. 11 anniversary

NEW YORK — Despite no specific terrorism threats against the city, the New York Police Department will deploy thousands of extra police officers for the observance of the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said Wednesday.

Sep 6, 2011

9/11 ceremony planned at Roberts Wesleyan

A public ceremony to observe the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Wesleyan College. The event moves from an outdoor color guard to an indoor prayer-and-song service ...

Sep 6, 2011

9/11 memorial flag unveiled

The official New York State Sept. 11 Memorial Flag was unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the September 11 Memorial & Museum. The flag will be raised in honor of the victims and the countless first responders ...

May 20, 2011

NYC judge asked to find Iran liable for 9/11

NEW YORK CITY — Lawyers representing 9/11 families are asking a federal judge to find Iran culpable in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, saying new evidence shows Iranian officials had advanced word of the attacks and helped train the hijackers.

Dec 29, 2010

Sept. 11 health bill caps attorney fees

(Dolan Media Newswires) — Legislation approved by Congress to provide health care to first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks includes a measure that caps attorney fees at 10 percent of the claimant’s compensation.

Nov 25, 2010

Color-coded terror alert system may end

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Homeland Security Department is proposing to discontinue the color-coded terror alert system that became a symbol of the country’s post-9/11 jitters. The 8-year-old system, with its rainbow of five colors — from green, signif ...ying a low threat, to red, meaning severe

Nov 19, 2010

Mixed result, reaction to Gitmo test case

NEW YORK CITY — A trial seen as a test case for civilian prosecutions of Guantanamo detainees ended with a split verdict, giving ammunition for both sides in a debate over whether other suspected terrorists like self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed should follow.

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