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Who Is Joyce Mitchell’s First Husband? Tobey Premo Was The ‘Escape At Dannemora’ Subject's Highschool Sweetheart
Showtime’s new drama, Escape at Dannemora, is based on the true-crime story of Joyce “Tillie” Mitchell and the part she played in David Sweat and Richard Matt’s escape from prison. Fans of the series have been diving into Mitchell’s story and background to get a better understanding of her motivatio
Opposition evaporates as Cornwall city council endorses arts centre plans
Supporters of the Cornwall’s arts scene came out to city hall in force on Monday afternoon, to good effect. A choir sang Christmas carols just outside the door of the council chamber before the meeting as several dozen people struggled to find enough space for everyone inside. On top of that, an awa
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Cops: Driver was texting before crashing, killing woman, 75
MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a 29-year-old upstate woman was texting while driving when she caused a crash that killed a 75-year-old woman last month. Troopers say Angel Oliver, of Bombay, was arraigned Thursday in Malone Town Court on criminally negligent homicide charges.
Firefighters rush to Altona blaze
ALTONA — Multiple departments are responding to a structure fire with possible entrapment at 25 Rushford Road. Altona Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched around 3:52 p.m., along with Ellenburg Depot, Dannemora and Clinton County Car 4.
Kate Messner writes every which way in latest book
PLATTSBURGH — Author Kate Messner has seen a jump in sales of her novel “Breakout” with the broadcast of Showtime's “Escape at Dannemora” this past month. If Director Ben Stiller's gritty take on Richard Matt and David Sweat's escape from Clinton Correctional Facility is too much adult content for y
Stiller: Take chances to do something special
PLATTSBURGH — No matter how the laurels settle from the many award nominations for "Escape at Dannemora," Director Ben Stiller will walk away with more tools in his actor's arsenal.
Big second half propels Northeastern Clinton over Peru
CHAMPLAIN — Abby Racine scored a game-high 14 points and knocked down two treys in Northeastern Clinton’s 45-19 win over Peru in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball game.
Here’s The New Show You Should Watch Right Now
Streamline recommends “Escape at Dannemora” as the show you should watch this week. Showtime premiered the first season of this show on Nov. 18. As the year ends, new shows aren’t premiering with the normal frequency, so I’m circling back to recommend this stand-out that still has a few more episode
Locals among 10 heroin conspirators
ALBANY — Four members of a heroin trafficking ring that supplied heroin to the Plattsburgh area have been sentenced to federal prison. All admitted to conspiring to distribute heroin, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York, said in a press release.
Many hands make scholarship fundraiser a success
CHATEAUGAY — The Chateaugay Teachers Association and Chateaugay Central cafeteria staff served up about 500 spaghetti dinners at a recent fundraiser, bringing in over $2,700.
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.
Big second half powers Moriah past NAC
ELLENBURG — Madison Olcott (19) and McKenzie Sprague (16) combined for 35 points to power Moriah to a 54-38 win over Northern Adirondack in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball Wednesday.
Almond Upton, man who killed NYS trooper, dies in prison
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The man convicted in the murder of New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner has died in prison. Almond Upton, 64, was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.
Duane murder trial set for March 4
John Castner’s murder trial is now scheduled to begin March 4, Franklin County District Attorney Craig Carriero said. Castner, 62, was accused in April of shooting and killing David Carpin, 61, and concealing the body.
Franklin Co. coroner requests budget update
MALONE — Fees for handling unattended deaths are expected to rise for Franklin County now that it has no pathologist on hand. Ron Keough of Saranac Lake, head of the county’s Coroner Department, went before the County Legislature on Thursday to discuss standardizing coroner fees, and the expected co
Police: Woman Was Texting Before Crash That Killed Chloe Ann O'Neil
There has been an arrest in connection with last month's fatal crash that claimed the life of former Assemblywoman Chloe Ann O'Neil. State police say 29 year old Angel Oliver of Bombay was "engaged in a cell phone text conversation" when her car ran a stop sign and collided with O'Neil's vehicle.
New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries
New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.
Firefighters save Mooers Forks home
MOOERS FORKS — A quick response by firefighters kept a chimney fire from spreading at the home at 433 Nephew Road here Wednesday night. Clinton County Dispatch put out a call for the fire at 4:55 p.m. with Mooers Volunteer Fire Department responding.
Blog: More accolades for 'Escape at Dannemora'
On Wednesday, the Screen Actor Guild Awards nominees were announced which included some more praise for a locally filmed miniseries. The guild recognizes Patricia Arquette, as a best actress nominee, who stars as tailor shop supervisor Joyce "Tilly" Mitchell, in the Showtime miniseries "Escape at Da