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Seized marijuana plants valued at $294,000 in street price

The approximate street value of these seized plants is $294,000, according to a news release.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-17 20:25:00

Plattsburgh man gets 5-plus years for fraud

ALBANY — A Plattsburgh man was sentenced Wednesday to 63 months in prison and three years post-release supervision for fraud and identity theft.Thomas J. Howe, 38, admitted April 4 that he and Jared R. Hudson had devised a scheme to defraud banks, merchants and individual consumers by purchasing inf

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-17 21:50:55

Final push on in SL Community Store fundraiser

SARANAC LAKE — The crowd-sourcing campaign for the Saranac Lake Community Store has passed the 80 percent mark.The goal is to raise a minimum of $80,000 for re-branding, a new digital marketing platform and new product lines that, a press release said, "will position the store to grow and thrive in

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-08-18 17:00:00

Protection order issued to child after lewd photo incident

MALONE — A citizen of Mexico admitted to sending a nude photo of himself to a minor through a social-media app.Odilon Hernandez-Fuentes, 24, was arrested Saturday by Malone-based State Police and charged with second-degree dissemination of indecent material to a minor, a felony, and endangering the


Plattsburgh dispensary removing the sigma surrounding marijuana

Plattsburgh, N.Y. -Expanding their hours, renovating their store front, all while removing the stigma surrounding medical marijuana.

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-08-16 23:19:22

Plattsburgh pride parade gets OK

After the event last year was left on the council docket for weeks before receiving approval, in part due to police overtime costs associated with closing streets for the parade, organizers last Thursday agreed to again hold the pride parade on the sidewalk.

SUNCOMMUNITYNEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 10:00:00

Vermont governor's race to include first transgender candidate nominated by major party

MONTPELIER, Vermont -- A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported.

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-08-18 14:21:00

Why you should beware of this cute caterpillar

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX)Our Kelly O'Brien had a bit of an unexpected visitor at her house this weekend-- a little white caterpillar. It looks cute but a quick Google search said it was poisonous. She asked the experts if you should be worried about it."Yeah, we're getting a lot of interest in this o

WCAX - 2018-08-17 18:47:00

Man dies in Northway crash

Stacey L. Mitchell, 55, veered off the southbound lanes of the highway in the town of Plattsburgh just before 2:30 p.m. The truck he was driving had a load of asphalt.


N.Y. doctor identified as shark attack victim

Credit: Associated PressSteve McFadden, 49, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., gazes at Long Nook Beach in Truro, Mass., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Authorities closed the Cape Cod beach to swimmers after a man was attacked by a shark on Wednesday — the first attack on a person in Massachusetts since 2012. The u

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Truck driver dies after crash on I-87 south

New York State Police said Stacey L. Mitchell, 55, of Port Kent, was driving southbound about 2:25 p.m.


Driver pleads guilty in fatal crash that took life of Willsboro man

Jacob G. Bass, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of criminally negligent homicide, a class E felony, and one count of reckless driving in Essex County Court before Judge Richard Meyer on Thursday.


Truck driver injured, highway shut down after rig rollover

The highway was reopened around 4:42 p.m., according to radio dispatches over the scanner, but traffic was reportedly backed up for miles as troopers and emergency responders worked to remove the rig.


Tractor-trailer rollover results in fatality

PLATTSBURGH — A Port Kent man died after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed on Interstate 87 southbound between exits 36 and 37 on Wednesday.Stacey L. Mitchell, 55, was found unconscious under the seat of the cab, and, State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said i


Medical marijuana sales leap forward

PLATTSBURGH — As demand continues to grow for medical marijuana here, Curaleaf New York has completed renovations to its Plattsburgh branch and doubled hours of operation.The improvements at 345 Cornelia St., intended to create the feel of a community wellness center, include more open space and a n


Boil-water order lifted in City of Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — The boil-water order that was issued on Monday for 47, 59 and 61 through 67 Clinton St. in the City of Plattsburgh has been lifted.A water main break on Marion had necessitated the measure.


Police: Champlain man behind bars for suffocating woman

CHAMPLAIN — A Champlain man held a woman’s mouth and nose closed, preventing her from breathing until she lost consciousness, police say.Howard L. Perez, 28, was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree strangulation, a felony.Chazy-based State Police also charged Perez with second-degree impr


Editorial: Parking lots aren't public campgrounds

Early on a recent Sunday morning, five large recreational vehicles from Quebec were parked at the lot near Sam's Club in Plattsburgh.Several of the families chatted as they sat on lawn chairs placed in a semi-circle. Two children were circling the parking lot on scooters.Just like you would see at a


Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack? - NEWS 1130

Steve McFadden, 49, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., gazes at Long Nook Beach in Truro, Mass., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Authorities closed the Cape Cod beach to swimmers after a man was attacked by a shark on Wednesday - the first attack on a person in Massachusetts since 2012. The unidentified victim survi

NEWS 1130

Police: Naked swimmer charged after untying boats from dock

A witness reported that Kevin J. Byrnes, 32, was naked when he jumped off the dock and into Lake Champlain.