A coalition of criminal justice, children’s and civil rights groups is trying to change how teenagers are treated in the New York’s criminal justice system. They want to keep young people accountable if they’ve committed a crime…but also preserve their future.
Jack Maheu, whose career as a top jazz clarinetist spanned more than 50 years and included many appearances in Upstate New York, died on Aug. 27, 2013, in Ithaca. He was 83 years old. Maheu had suffered a severe stroke in 2006 and had been living at an Ithaca nursing home for the past several years.
A special drug trafficking unit nabbed heroin in raids in Onondaga County worth around 200-thousand dollars. Local Sheriff’s deputies worked with federal agents and state police to arrest 14 defendants and seize 20 ounces of the drug. They say it was packaged in about 18-thousand packets for sale. They also recovered cash and illegal hand guns.