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2 New Yorkers caught cashing forged checks

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. New York State Police say they have arrested two men for cashing forged checks in Plattsburgh. They say James Garrow Junior of Plattsburgh and William Sloan Junior of Keeseville cashed the checks at banks over the last three days. Police arrested both Friday on multiple counts of f

WCAX - 2018-03-17 15:13:00

Former NY prison seamstress indicted

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) The former North Country prison seamstress accused of sexual misconduct with an inmate at the Clinton County Correctional Center is due in court next week. Denise Prell was indicted on a felony charge of promoting contraband and 24 misdemeanors. Prell allegedly gave $100 to

WCAX - 2018-03-16 21:44:00

Conditional discharge granted in Jason Guay case

PLATTSBURGH - A Mooers man who had been charged in connection with a friend's death was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and granted a conditional discharge. Jason LaFountain and Amanda Yelle of Mooers were both charged Aug. 10 with criminally negligent homicide, a felony, after the death of Jason Guay


Brasher Falls woman faces multiple felonies, including grand larceny

LOUISVILLE -- A Brasher Falls woman faces multiple felonies following a March 12 incident, according to state police. Megan Rubado, 34, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree possession of a forged instrument, and petit larceny.Further details regarding the charges were not prov

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-03-17 17:14:00

Madrid man pleads guilty to felony DWI

In St. Lawrence County Court action Friday: Charles S. Olmstead, 33, of 2070 Route 310, Madrid, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated, the second count of the Superior Court information also charging him with felony aggravated DWI, in a plea deal with the district attorney's office. On

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-16 12:15:00

New Brasher Falls restaurant holding grand opening on Saturday

BRASHER FALLS - An Irish eatery will be celebrating its grand opening, appropriately, on St. Patrick's Day. Connor's Irish Eatery, 903 state Highway 11C, will observe its grand opening from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. It's been open since last month. "We're having our grand opening on St. Patrick's Day

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-17 07:30:00

Plattsburgh, NY bans cryptocurrency mining, first US city to block practice

The city of Plattsburgh, New York voted on Thursday to ban commercial cryptocurrency mining due to skyrocketing electric bills, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw the burgeoning practice. The law places an 18-month moratorium on cryptocurrency mining for new operations, which uses powerful compu

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-03-16 20:14:20

Long Island man indicted in Potsdam robbery

The Long Island man charged in an October robbery at Collegiate Village in Potsdam was indicted Thursday by a St. Lawrence County grand jury. Devon A. Trent, 23, Mastic, is charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, second-degree attempted robbery and second-degree assault, all felon

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-17 12:15:00

AuSable Forks, Malone get 2 feet-plus of snow in 48 hours

The snow is anticipated to continue through Friday afternoon, accruing around one to three more inches. While areas such as Tupper Lake have accumulated 8 inches in the past 48 hours, pockets of heavy snowfall occurred in AuSable Forks and Malone, reaching 25.7 inches in the former. This disparity


Police: 3 arrested in Plattsburgh drug bust

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) Three people were arrested in Plattsburgh following an investigation into drug dealing in the area. City police say Chane Davis, 23, and Monquest Stokely, 23, both of Utica, and Darlene Peryea, 52, of Plattsburgh, face charges. Investigators say when they searched Peryea's h


Prell indicted by grand jury

PLATTSBURGH - Former Clinton Correctional Facility employee Denise Prell has been indicted on charges alleging inappropriate behavior with an inmate. A Clinton County grand jury found enough evidence to indict Prell for first-degree promoting prison contraband, a felony; third-degree sexual abuse, a


Closer look at the Plattsburgh vs. Plattsburgh lawsuit

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) Questions that arose in December over a revenue-sharing agreement now have the city and town of Plattsburgh facing off in court. Our Kelly O'Brien takes a closer look at what's behind this dispute. The dispute dates back to a 1992 agreement that required the Falcon Seaboard


Synthetic pot found in packages mailed to inmates

ALTONA - Correction officers at Altona Correctional Facility found synthetic marijuana inside two packages mailed to inmates, including some hidden in vegetables. The packages arrived on consecutive days at the end of February. BUNDLES IN PEPPERS The first package arrived on Feb. 27, according to th


Massena man charged with possessing cocaine

MASSENA -- Village police say they charged Joseph Singleton, 25, of Clary Street, Massena with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance foloowing a traffic stop on March 2 at 10:46 p.m. on North Main Street. Police said he possessed 1.17 grams of cocaine.He was released with an a


Rooseveltown man jailed in Massena for resisting arrest, traffic charges

MASSENA -- Village police say a Rooseveltown man is jailed after not complying with officers' commands during a traffic stop and refusing to allow officers to fingerprint him. Adam M. Ortiz, 32, of P.O. Box 783 Rooseveltown is charged with three counts of obstructing governmental administration, sin


Potsdam man pleads guilty to drug possession

CANTON - A Potsdam man will be heading to prison after he pleaded guilty Monday in St. Lawrence County Court to drug possession. Harvey J. Griffin, 42, of 757 County Route 34, Potsdam, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a reduced first count of third-degre


Saranac Lake High School students take part in national walk out

Saranac Lake High School students hold up signs against gun violence in school in the wake of last month's school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and teachers. (Enterprise photo - Glynis Hart) SARANAC LAKE - This morning, despite the snow and a two-hour delay, Saranac Lake High School s