It was a dramatic end to a three-week manhunt Sunday when a police officer felled the remaining fugitive from the Clinton Correctional facility less than two miles from the Canadian border. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, both fugitives are accounted for and no civilians or law enforcement officers were hurt.

Escaped murderer Richard Matt is dead. Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Malone, a village about 30 miles west of the prison and 50 miles west of Plattsburgh,  with law enforcement officers Friday night to describe the events that led to the death of the convict that escaped the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility three weeks ago.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says a state investigation into how two killers escaped from a maximum-security prison will look into whether reforms are needed.

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The search for fugitives Richard Matt and David Sweat intensified overnight as law enforcement focused on a rural area about a mile and a half from the Clinton Correctional prison in upstate New York.  The heightened activity came hours after the New York and Vermont governors announced joint endeavors to catch the duo.

Cuomo Admits Corruption Cloud Hampering Deals

Jun 10, 2015
Matt Ryan

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledges that the cloud of corruption over the capitol is making it harder to achieve end of session deals. Cuomo says currently, there are no deals on any end of session issues, including renewal of New York City rent laws and a related property tax cap, or an education tax credit the governor is pushing.

Cuomo Hits Low Point In New Poll

Jun 3, 2015
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A third poll in as many weeks shows Governor Andrew Cuomo losing popularity with voters. This time it’s Quinnipiac University, which puts the governor’s rating at it’s lowest ever.

Poll: Cuomo's Ratings At Lowest Point Yet

May 26, 2015

A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office.

Top lawmakers and several business leaders from around New York state will join Gov. Andrew Cuomo's trade mission to Cuba.

Cuomo Demands Non-PC Answers From State Ed Officials

Dec 18, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has written a letter to state education officials, saying he wants answers on why 99 percent of teachers scored highly on the most recent evaluations, while other data shows two-thirds of school children performing below acceptable levels in math and English.

In January, New York’s highest court will have two fewer judges.  Only five of the seven slots will be filled, due to a mandatory retirement and delays by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Senate over confirmation hearings.