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Ogdensburg, Gouverneur men charged with felony prison contraband possession

State police said they made two felony prison contraband arrests Monday following complaints made to state police last fall. • Kamarie Harmon, 25, Ogdensburg, was charged with first-degree possession of prison contraband, felony, at 8:10 a.m.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


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.


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


Potsdam woman charged with cocaine possession

POTSDAM — Village police on Thursday charged Ashli E. Bernard, 22, Potsdam, with misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police charge at 10:16 a.m. on Leroy Street in the village, and while responding to a psychiatric call, Ms. Bernard was found in possession of a


State DOT endorses community grid plan for I-81 replacement

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A state Department of Transportation report supports tearing down the elevated section of Interstate 81 in downtown Syracuse and replacing it with a ground-level community grid.


Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.


With 2 kids in the car on Easter Sunday, Brooklyn, N.Y., man led police on 120 mph chase on I-78, cops say

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man hit speeds of 120 mph with two unrestrained kids in the car while trying to flee from a state trooper on Interstate 78 Easter Sunday in Salisbury Township.


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.


NY state Senate launches vaccination push

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the New York state Senate are joining the fight to encourage people to get vaccinated amid an ongoing measles outbreak in the state. Lawmakers in the Democrat-led chamber launched a public awareness campaign on Monday designed to give people accurate information about


Cuomo says felons shouldn’t be allowed to vote while incarcerated

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he does not believe felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated, disagreeing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who told a town hall that he thinks everyone should have a right to cast a ballot — even the Boston Marathon bomber.


Cuomo explains why he hasn’t spoken to transit chief in months

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists the reason he hasn’t talked in months to subways chief Andy Byford is because he deals with higher-ups, not a “division chief.”. “Why haven’t I spoken to the New York City Transit head since January? I was in Albany negotiating the budget, doing the total reorganiz


Lawyers spar over who is to blame for New York state's opioid scourge

Attorneys filled every seat in a Central Islip courtroom Tuesday to argue whether national pharmacies and a network of family-owned drug manufacturers should be held financially liable for the scourge of opioid addiction across New York state.


Lawyer bills NY hospital for representing fired board chair

The Massena, N.Y., town supervisor and Massena Memorial Hospital officials disagree over who should pay the legal bills for former board chair Susan Bellor, who was dismissed after just three days on the job, according to Watertown Daily Times, a local newspaper.


State leaders hail $110M upgrades set for 47 NY parks (full list)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The recently approved state budget has $110 million for New York state’s parks system, including millions for a new park to be built in Brooklyn. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who lead the Legislature — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stew


1918-19: Women rule in Cleveland, N.Y. and they got right to work

In the spring of 1918, the women of New York State were finally given the right to vote. While this was a significant event for every adult female in the state, the women of one small Oswego County village decided to take it one step farther.


Potsdam man charged with DWI

POTSDAM — Village police on Sunday charged Christopher T. Taylor, 30, Potsdam, with driving while intoxicated and refusal of breath screening test. He was also cited with no/inadequate tail lamps and no/inadequate muffler/exhaust system.


March report: Ogdensburg cops respond to 821 calls, make 61 arrests

OGDENSBURG -- Ogdensburg City Police responded to 821 calls to service in March, which resulted in 61 arrests. Ogdensburg police busted 10 meth labs in March, bringing the total to 14 since Jan. 1. Meanwhile the investigative unit opened 30 cases.


Neal Burdick On New ‘The Trails of the Adirondacks’ Book at TAUNY

TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) is set to host a talk and book signing with Neal Burdick of Canton for the recently published book, The Trails of the Adirondacks: Hiking America’s Original Wilderness. The book includes photography by Carl Heilman, a foreword by Bill McKibben, and text b


State Announces $110 Million for Parks and Historic Sites

ALBANY, NY (WENY) -- Parks and historic sites across New York are getting more green, thanks to capital funding included in the 2020 State Budget. Lawmakers announced on Monday, 47 parks and historic sites will be getting a share of $110 million, earmarked for revitalization projects.