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Westchester County has a new marijuana prosecution policy. The possession of two ounces or less of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal conviction. This comes as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to legalize recreational marijuana. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino about the new policy that went into effect this week.

Janet DiFiore

A state commission has put seven lawyers on the short list for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pick to be New York's next top judge.

District Attorney Looks Into Student Transcripts

Jan 23, 2013
Andrew Taylor

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A schools superintendent in the Hudson Valley says several high-school seniors were given credit for a nonexistent course to help them graduate. He says the case is being turned over to the district attorney. Two weeks ago, Peekskill Superintendent James Willis said four guidance counselors were being reassigned while irregularities were investigated. Their names were not made public. In a letter dated Monday, Willis said problems were found in the transcripts of 34 seniors.