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Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad in financial trouble

LEWIS, N.Y. — Larry Bashaw has been working with the Elizabethtown Lewis Emergency Squad for over 30 years. “We cover Elizabethtown, Lewis and New Russia, and we have approximately 110 lane-miles of I-87. We actually respond to about a call a day,” Bashaw said.


ELWCS assigns grades to buildings

ELIZABETHTOWN — Come September, both Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport school buildings will house grades kindergarten through five. Middle-school students will go to Westport.


New home for Hudson Headwaters

TICONDEROGA | The Hudson Headwaters primary care health clinic in Ticonderoga will move from its present location into a new 10,300-foot facility at the Ticonderoga campus of the University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network-Elizabethtown Community Hospital, officials announced last week.


Alleged accomplice in Burlington murder appears in court

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) One of the women charged in connection with a deadly shootout in Burlington last week made her first court appearance in Burlington Wednesday morning. Angelina Pearson-Fitzpatrick was supposed to be in court Tuesday but she went to the hospital. We do not know why.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


E'town family watched Notre Dame burn

ELIZABETHTOWN — When they return to Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School next week, Julia and Jackson Hooper will have a lot to tell about their spring vacation — in Paris. The siblings, 11 and 13 respectively, their mother, Jane Hooper, and friend Shawn Michener, made their first stop last Friday Not


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


2018 SAT scores ranked at 450 Upstate New York public schools

More than 2.1 million students - more than ever before - took the SAT in 2018, according to the College Board, the group that administers the test. Syracuse.com created a searchable database of average 2018 SAT scores for more than 450 Upstate New York public school districts. Enter a school name or


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


Cuomo hails Netflix deal to create NYC production hub

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, will expand its presence in New York with a production hub in New York City, bringing hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.


Devann Murphy overcomes to win Boston Marathon

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — “After crutching my way through the 26.2 course of the Jimmy Fund walk, my shoulders and wrists just couldn't handle that anymore,” Keeseville resident Devann Murphy said.


Man Who Died After Fight With Cop Had Broken Jaw, Eye Socket

Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo has depicted Douglas Kilburn as an irate man who picked a fistfight with an officer outside the University of Vermont Medical Center and received "a few" punches in return. The cop, Cory Campbell, handcuffed Kilburn within seconds and took him into the emerge


Vermont remains one of safest states in nation

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont continues its safety streak to remain one of the safest states in the nation, according to research firm SafeWise. The Green Mountain State beats national rates for both violent and property crime. Vermont comes in with 2.07 violent crimes per 1,000, half the nation


Medical Society of the State of New York

Mark Adams M.D., professor and associate chair of imaging sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been elected treasurer of the Medical Society of the State of New York.


Woman charged in connection with Burlington shooting pleads not guilty

BURLINGTON, Vt. — One of two women arrested and charged in connection with a Burlington shooting death last week faced a judge Tuesday. Takesha Thomas, 26, of Orlando, Florida pleaded not guilty to a felony count of being an accessory after the fact.


Burlington police union sues city for footage of hospital altercation

BURLINGTON — The Burlington police union has sued the city, seeking Officer Corey Campbell’s body camera footage from an altercation currently under investigation by the Vermont State Police.


Police: Weapons used in Burlington shooting found in woods

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Burlington police say they found the weapons used in a deadly shooting in the Queen City's Old North End. Burlington police say they found .380 and .22 pistols, along with magazines and ammo in the woods near the Queen City.


Historic Elmira, N.Y. cream ale to return this summer

ELMIRA, NY -- When Steve Shaw Jr. decided to resurrect an historic, pre-Prohibition Upstate New York beer brand, the choice of style was a no-brainer. It’s going to be a cream ale.


Challenge leaves clerk candidate short 9 signatures

ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha is asking State Supreme Court to invalidate the designating petitions of Kari Ratliff, his opponent as he seeks re-election.