Sex Offender Release

New York's highest court has ruled that state law determines where sex offenders can live in a community, not the growing number of municipal ordinances setting boundaries around parks, schools and other areas where children are likely to gather.

The Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Tuesday in a case out of Nassau County, saying New York's "comprehensive and detailed" statutes and regulations for identifying, restricting and monitoring registered sex offenders prohibit localities from enacting their own residency restrictions.

Vermont Department of Corrections

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says newly released sex offender Timothy Szad is heading to California.

Vermont Department of Corrections

Vermont prison officials say they have a new plan for a high-risk sex offender due to be released from prison: He's moving out of state, but they won't say where.