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Essex County man found guilty of manslaughter, not murder

ELIZABETHTOWN — An Essex County jury found Tuesday that Cody Cutting did not murder Derek "Boomer" Sprague, but it did find him guilty of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree menacing.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-18 23:30:00

Cutting to jury: 'I was scared to death'

ELIZABETHTOWN –– Cody Cutting took the stand in his own murder trial Monday, leading to a heated and aggressive line of questioning from the prosecution. Cutting, 30, is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, both felonies, in the shooting death of the 44-year-old Derek “B

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-12-18 01:04:37

Essex County coroner story sparks reactions

Two Essex County coroners and the county Board of Supervisors are responding, in different ways, to a Dec. 1 Enterprise article, in which county Coroner Frank Whitelaw referred to his three colleagues as “lazy,” saying he is fed up with taking calls he thinks they should handle and is almost ready t


Jury delivers verdict in murder trial

MORIAH, N.Y. — A jury has found a New York man not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter and menacing charges, court officials said. Cody Cutting was on trial for the shooting of 44-year-old Derek Sprague outside the Moriah Eagles Club in Moriah, New York earlier this year.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-12-19 00:10:00

Lake Placid bids out substation circuit bypass project

LAKE PLACID — The village Board of Trustees approved to go out to bid on two contracts pertaining to its substation circuit bypass project at Monday night’s board meeting. One contract regards an electrical relay panel and the other circuit breakers and insulator switches. One more contract, which d


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.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-12-11 22:58:48

Essex County coroners defend practices following 'lazy' gripe

Two Essex County coroners and the county Board of Supervisors are responding, in different ways, to a Enterprise article, in which county Coroner Frank Whitelaw referred to his three colleagues as “lazy,” saying he is fed up with taking calls he thinks they should handle and is almost ready to quit.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-12 19:00:00

These Are The 10 Easiest Cities To Get Laid In New York For 2019

Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the easiest cities to get laid in New York.

ROADSNACKS.NET - 2018-12-19 01:14:00

Email account breached at ECH

ELIZABETHTOWN — For a brief time, an unauthorized user remotely accessed an email account of an employee at University of Vermont Health Network, Elizabethtown Community Hospital that contained some personal information, including Social Security numbers.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-12-17 18:35:00

State Police: Ticonderoga man arrested on murder charge

TICONDEROGA, NY (WRGB) State Police say they have arrested a Ticonderoga man, who was wanted by police in connection to a homicide investigation. 38 year old Michael LaRock was taken into custody on Monday afternoont at a home in Norfolk, NY, located in t. Lawrence County.

WRGB - 2018-12-18 14:17:30

Essex County must fix coroner problem

Some decisions should be easy. The Essex County Board of Supervisors has one of those, regarding some coroners who refuse to do the job they are paid for, and which voters elected them to do.


Convicted murderer tracked down after jumping parole

LEWIS — A convicted killer who violated his parole is back behind bars after multiple agencies collaborated on a search for him over several days. Martin Richards was convicted in 1997 of second-degree murder in the death of his grandfather, according to a press release from the Clinton County Sheri

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-12-17 23:41:00

Mazdzer, Terdiman, Britcher win World Cup luge silver medals in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — USA Luge scored a pair of silver medals Sunday in BMW World Cup sprint races as Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman landed on the doubles podium in just the fourth weekend of their comeback after 10 years apart.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-12-17 18:34:00

'I'm not sure why it's controversial': Radio station shows support for 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — A Kentucky radio station is wading into the controversy over the classic Christmas song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside." While stations across the country are pulling the song from their playlists, WAKY in Elizabethtown held a two-hour marathon this weekend.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-12-17 15:21:00

Two schools districts in Essex County, NY vote to merge

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Two school districts in Essex County, New York will merge next year. They're the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District and the Westport Central School District.

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-12-05 05:05:00

Tur: Cutting pointed gun at Sprague's head

ELIZABETHTOWN — A witness in Cody Cutting’s murder trial offered a first-hand account of the events that led to Derek "Boomer" Sprague's death last spring. Aaron "Rocket" Tur of Moriah, Sprague's best friend, testified Friday in Essex County Court during the fifth day of the proceedings.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-12-15 00:08:00

Michelle Keegan heads home to reunite with Mark Wright as he enjoys a lads' night amid claims he could 'ruin his TV career by returning to the UK'

He's been warned he could 'ruin his US presenting career' for good after asking to leave his role on Extra and return to the UK. But Mark Wright seemed to put his work worries to one side as he enjoyed a seven-hour session with his mates at the Bavarian village in Winter Wonderland in London's Hyde

DAILY MAIL - 2018-12-17 13:52:00

Pelkey's Amazing Shot Not Enough vs Peru

PERU, N.Y. — A great shot from Schroon Lake, not enough to bring the Redstorm all the way back in their game at Peru. Indians get the home win.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-12-17 20:32:00

North Elba OKs condemned-building law

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council has passed a new local law that will allow the town to remove condemned buildings at the property owner’s expense. Town Supervisor Roby Politi said leveling condemned properties is a matter of safety, saying some buildings are fire hazards or have wild anima

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-12-15 10:00:00

Saturday’s Sports Digest: Mariners prevail in shootout

Brandon Halverson recorded 46 saves, and Alex Kile scored the decisive goal in the shootout as the Maine Mariners defeated the Worcester Railers 2-1 at Worcester, Massachusetts.

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-12-15 22:38:59