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Sweep picks up 'Busco burglary suspects

CHURUBUSCO — Five people were arrested in late January in connection with a September 2018 burglary here, State Police say. Jeannie A. Johnson, 31; Johnathan L. Kelly, 22; Christopher J. Perry, 28; and two 18-year-old men were arrested in towns across the North County from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Learn 10 signs of Alzheimer's; talk today at Clinton Co. Government Center

PLATTSBURGH — The first of three presentations on Alzheimer's disease is slated for 10 to 11:30 a.m. today in the first-floor meeting room at the Clinton County Government Center, 137 Margaret St.


Should New York be divided in two?

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) Could New York become two states? A newly proposed bill in the state Senate aims to break up the Empire State. Our Kelly O'Brien took to the streets to see what New Yorkers think about it.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Clinton County sales tax still soaring

PLATTSBURGH — After last year's sterling performance in collecting sales-tax revenue, Clinton County is on an even better pace thus far in 2019. "It is still a very positive trend over 2018," said County Legislator Mark Dame (R-Area 8, City and Town of Plattsburgh).


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


Beach steps down from Clinton County Legislature

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Area 2 Legislator Jonathan Beach has officially resigned his seat, which means a special election will take place April 23. Beach, a medical doctor, is leaving the area to pursue a professional opportunity in New Hampshire.


Top two seeds will play for girls Class D title

POTSDAM – It will be an all West Division final at 1 p.m. on Saturday at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall, as top-seeded Edwards-Knox and second seed Heuvelton will vie for the Section 10 girls Class D championship after recording semifinal victories on Wednesday evening on the hardwood at Jerry Welch Gymn


Are prison closures on the horizon in New York's North Country?

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (WCAX) Are more prison closures on the horizon in New York's North Country? Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down three prisons by September, citing the record breaking reduction in incarceration numbers.


Fatal Clinton County house fire

LYON MOUNTAIN, N.Y. (WCAX) A Clinton County, New York, man is dead and another hospitalized following a fire early Sunday morning. It happened at a home in Lyon Mountain. Officials say they responded to the fire on Second Street around 1:55 a.m. The body Codi Smithers, 22, was later discovered in an


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Laker men’s basketball set to host SUNYAC tournament

OSWEGO — No. 1 seeded Oswego State is set to host No. 5 Oneonta for this Friday’s SUNYAC semifinal matchup. The Lakers and Red Dragons will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. Also in the SUNYAC tournament semifinals is a showdown between No. 2 Plattsburgh and No. 3 Brockport, who play two hours before Oswego Stat


More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

February 21, 2019 — New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including a proposal from the companies behind the “South Fork Wind Farm,” which have proposed a new “Sunrise Wind” project that if selected would be sited ove


Plattsburgh lawyer allegedly strangled a woman, endangered a child

A press release from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office said an on-scene investigation revealed that Herzog allegedly assaulted and strangled the woman, resulting in injuries to the woman.


Bulldogs’ postseason run continues with playoff win

CANTON – And the beat goes on. Chateaugay’s postseason run will continue for at least one more game, as the East Division Bulldogs withstood a strong second-half challenge by the Edwards-Knox Cougars in a Section 10 Class D semifinal game held at SUNY Canton on Tuesday.


North Country reps rail against proposal to shutter state prisons

ALBANY | Citing a decline in the state’s crime rate and prison population, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 15 that his administration plans to direct the shuttering of up to three state correctional facilities this year.


Bad Company, Dropkick Murphys to Play New York State Fair

Live music acts are getting announced for the 2019 New York State Fair!. So far, you can already count on being able to see Bad Company and the Dropkick Murphys during the Fair. Bad Company will be kicking off the even on opening day, at 8 pm. As for Dropkick Murphys, you'll be able to catch them a


$3 daily parking passes are new option for Plattsburgh drivers

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — People looking to park in downtown Plattsburgh now have the option of paying for a one-day parking pass. The passes cost $3 and can be purchased through the city's Finance Department.


Plattsburgh attorney faces trio of felony charges

PLATTSBURGH — A local attorney is accused of felony strangulation, menacing a woman and boy with a knife and multiple other crimes. Justin D. Herzog, 44, was arrested just after midnight Tuesday in connection with an alleged domestic incident at a home in the Town of Chazy, the Clinton County Sherif