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Man arrested after standoff at Queensbury home

QUEENSBURY — An hours-long standoff with a domestic violence suspect ended Thursday night with the man in custody and facing a bevy of charges, police said. The standoff at 49 Zenas Dr. ended shortly after 6 p.m. with a resident of the home, Jason Harris, in police custody. Warren County Undersherif

POST-STAR - 2018-12-13 22:08:00

Sheriff: Two dead after Warren County car crash

CHESTER -- A two-car crash resulted in two fatalities Saturday morning. The Warren County Sheriff's Office received a report just before 10 a.m. for a serious crash on State Route 8, near Hill Clyde Acres.

WRGB - 2018-12-09 18:51:22

Local schools among bomb threats across US

NEW YORK — Authorities said bomb threats sent to dozens of schools, universities and other locations across the U.S. and in Warren and Saratoga counties appear to be a hoax. According to State Police, Queensbury Union Free School District was among the schools that received an undisclosed threat via

POST-STAR - 2018-12-13 20:33:00

County seeks dismissal in excessive force lawsuit

Warren County has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former state correction sergeant who is suing the county and two police officers, claiming he was roughed up when arrested in a domestic violence case.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-12 22:00:00

Mother, daughter arrested after dog found dead in Thurman

THURMAN — A mother and daughter were arrested Thursday in connection with a dog that was found starved to death on the porch of a home on Glen-Athol Road late last month, authorities said.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-13 20:45:00

Lake George woman pleads guilty to felony

QUEENSBURY -- A Lake George woman who was arrested for drunken driving twice in less than two years has pleaded guilty to a felony in Warren County Court. Jacquelyn J. Schiefer, 37, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in connection with a Sept. 29 arrest

POST-STAR - 2018-12-12 10:45:00

Nearing an end to a deadly year on area roads

Three deaths on local roads this week were the latest in what is shaping up as a particularly deadly year on the region's roads. Two deaths in a crash in Chester on Sunday brought the death total this year in Warren County to nine so far, more than double the annual average this decade, according to

POST-STAR - 2018-12-12 21:00:00

Domestic incident triggers police response to Queensbury home

QUEENSBURY — A large police presence is at the scene of a Zenas Drive home late Thursday afternoon which stems from a domestic incident earlier in the day. A standoff has ensued with a man refusing to leave the one-story residence located at 49 Zenas Drive off of Dixon Road.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-13 22:08:00

Blog: Where's Schroon Lake?

Yes, I know where Schroon Lake is literally, despite what the question the headline above asks. I've spent many a day fishing and boating on the lake in northern Warren and southern Essex counties that is one of the biggest and most beautiful bodies of water in our region.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-12 14:45:00

Queensbury man sentenced for sexually abusing kids

A Queensbury man already serving a federal prison sentence for distributing child porn was sentenced Wednesday morning for sexually abusing children. Chad Knowlton, 24, pled guilty in October to repeatedly sexually abusing kids under the age of 12. Police found out about those crimes while they were

WNYT - 2018-12-12 14:54:25

Police look for answers in double-fatal car crash

CHESTER — Police hope that a crash reconstruction and vehicle computers can help them determine why a Chester man crossed into the oncoming lane of Route 8 on Sunday, causing a double fatal crash.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-10 21:30:00

Focus on Washington County: No vacation time for dispatchers

The 911 dispatchers who stayed at their posts during a gas leak at the Washington County Municipal Center will not get any special reimbursement for their work. County Administrator Chris DeBolt had asked for them to get four hours of vacation time. But the push-back from supervisors was so strong t

POST-STAR - 2018-12-11 20:35:00

Essex County coroner story sparks reactions

Two Essex County coroners and the county Board of Supervisors are responding, in different ways, to a Dec. 1 Enterprise article, in which county Coroner Frank Whitelaw referred to his three colleagues as “lazy,” saying he is fed up with taking calls he thinks they should handle and is almost ready t


Agency pleads for help with pregnant teens in Washington County

The high teen pregnancy rate in Washington County is a crisis that demands action, said Community Maternity program director Sue Hughes. She’s not interested in more sex education or free condoms. She needs help caring for the dozens of pregnant teenagers and young parents in Washington County right

POST-STAR - 2018-12-10 21:15:00

Looking back at local history: Dec. 10

QUEENSBURY — After a bruising series of defeats in this year’s election, the town Republican Committee is in disarray. GREENWICH — A variance for a telecommunications tower on Bald Mountain wasn’t decided Thursday night at a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, bec…

POST-STAR - 2018-12-10 11:30:00

Essex Co. murder trial underway

ELIZABETHTOWN — Opening statements in Cody Cutting’s murder trial are set to begin Wednesday morning. The Moriah man was accused in April of fatally shooting his fraternal brother, 44-year-old Derek J. Sprague of Witherbee, in the parking lot of their social club, Eagles Aerie 4410.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-12-11 22:58:48

Queensbury coach Pete Crotty named NYS Coach of the Year

Queensbury teammates Ray Jones and Teddy Borgos each earned all-state honors, while Spartans coach Pete Crotty was named New York State's Coach of the Year. Borgos was named to the fifth team, and Jones earned a second-team honor. Jones was also named an all-region player.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-11 21:54:00

Fort to restage 1776 Christmas riot involving US soldiers

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — The first Christmas at Fort Ticonderoga under the newly formed United States was a riot — literally. Staff and volunteers at the upstate New York tourist attraction and museum will stage a re-enactment this weekend of what’s known as the Christmas riot of 1776, when Pennsylv

WBNG-TV - 2018-12-12 05:13:52

Woman pleads guilty to home burglary

QUEENSBURY — A Ballston Spa woman who burglarized an acquaintance's season home in northern Warren County last year has pleaded guilty to a felony charge. Nicole M. Ronk, 30, pleaded guilty in Warren County Court to third-degree burglary, a felony, for a September 2017 burglary at a seasonal home on

POST-STAR - 2018-12-10 16:55:00

Man pleads guilty in Lake George credit card case

QUEENSBURY — A Long Island man who was arrested in May after he was found with several stolen credit cards and a device used to steal credit card numbers has pleaded guilty to a felony.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-11 11:01:00