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Police: NY woman tried to sneak drugs into prison

Authorities say Ersell Green, 25, was found with 270 suboxone strips and more than 15 grams of synthetic marijuana at the Franklin County Correctional Facility in Malone, where she was a visitor.

WCAX - 2018-06-18 12:18:00

Massena man jailed after breaking into home of woman who has protection order against him

MASSENA -- Village police say a Massena man is charged with six counts, including two felonies, after allegedly breaking into the home of a woman whom a court order restricts him from going near.William J. Davis, 40, of Douglas Road, Massena was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree c

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-18 11:32:00

Mobile Farmers Market gets rolling in Franklin Co.

MALONE — The Mobile Farmers Market program sponsored by the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity and North Country Healthy Heart Network has hit the road for this season.Dates and locations are:Mondays:Franklin County Courthouse in Malone, 10 a.m. to noon, and Tallon’s parking lot in Constable, 12

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-18 16:03:00

'Concerning and upsetting' senior prank at Massena High under investigation

By ANDY GARDNERMASSENA -- Although officials aren’t releasing any details on a senior prank at Massena High School that is under police investigation, the superintendent says there are issues stemming from it that “are very concerning and upsetting.”Massena police are investigating the June 6 incide

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-18 14:42:00

Marijuana smuggler gets prison time

ALBANY — A former correction officer was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in prison for being part of a cannabis-distribution ring, along with his mother.Brad Rushford, 35, of Ellenburg Depot appeared in U.S. District Court before Judge David Hurd, who also ordered him to serve four years


Massena man charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine

Police charged James A. Regan, of 250 Main St., Apt. 3, with a felony count of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.


4 arrested on hazing, conspiracy charges

PLATTSBURGH — Three people are facing a slew charges after they allegedly held a woman captive and assaulted her in an apparent attempt to join a “private vigilante group.”A fourth person was also charged in connection with the incident.Michael J. Parent, 31, and Tasheena M. Goodreau, 29, both of Pl

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-18 20:35:26

Gabriels diner offers post-bariatric surgery menu

“Some people think it’s a quick fix,”said Connie Martelle, who had a form of bariatric surgery 12 years ago. The surgery alters the size and shape of the stomach and/or the digestive tract, and can be a lifesaver for people who have become severely overweight.


Man jailed without bail on hate crime charge

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man menaced his neighbors with a car-jack handle and yelled racially derogatory statements at them, police say.Gabriel C. Laramie, 40, was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree hate crime and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies.Plattsbur

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-18 20:57:36

Potsdam man jailed for allegedly driving on a suspended license

POTSDAM — A Potsdam man was jailed after he was found to be driving on a suspended license on Market Street on Sunday, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.Kevin W. Weems, 58, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate plate lamps following a traffic

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-18 07:12:00

Massena man charged with trying to hide crack pipe in police station while being booked for drug felony

MASSENA -- Village police say a man who was being booked on a felony drug charge allegedly tried to hide a crack pipe in the police station while being processed.Matthew A. Douillett, 25, of East Orvis Street was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, at 1

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-18 09:50:00

Lisbon woman charged with DWI after crossing into wrong lane in Potsdam, police say

POTSDAM -- A Lisbon woman was charged Sunday morning with driving while intoxicated after crossing into the wrong lane of traffic on Sandstone Drive, according to Potsdam police.Rita M. Millage, 64, was charged at 1:15 a.m. with first-offense DWI, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, driving a

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-18 11:33:00

Boil order lifted in Saranac Lake

After a water line running parallel with Lake Flower Avenue burst at the culvert between McKenzie’s Grille and the Sara-Placid Inn and Suites Wednesday morning, the village Department of Public Works was able to patch the leak by midnight. Because water pressure was low for so long, the DPW advised


State police charge Winthrop woman with harassment after 'neighborhood trouble'

STOCKHOLM — A 38-year-old Winthrop woman was charged with second-degree harassment June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at 616 State Highway 11C.Police said Sara L. Morrill was charged in connection to an incident of “neighborhood trouble” reported on June 9.She was ticketed, released and is scheduled to appear in


Motorcycling while intoxicated and drunk driving while mobile phoning arrests made in Potsdam

POTSDAM — Potsdam police made two separate drunk driving arrests June 16, one involving a motorcycle and the other a cell phone. Both resulted in numerous charges for the drivers.Police said Shaun C. Deon, 28, of Potsdam, was seen by patrols driving west on Sandstone Drive at a high rate of speed (6

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2018-06-17 09:52:00

Sheriff's deputies charge Potsdam man with obstructing breath of another during domestic incident

PARISHVILLE — A Potsdam man was charged by county sheriff’s deputies following a domestic incident on June 11 for trying to obstruct another individual’s breathing.Alexander P. Durant, 25, of 73 Pumpkin Hill Road, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor.


Local boy's movie about dog benefits abused animals

GRIFFIN KELLY/ENTERPRISE PHOTOLincoln Norfolk and his dog Luke at the premier of Lincoln’s short film, “Finding Home,” at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-06-17 19:23:28

Police: Thief takes grill, pressure washer from Malone WalMart

The man, whose photo was captured by security cameras, allegedly passed all points of sale without paying for the merchandise and left the store at about 9:45 a.m. May 8.


State police seek help IDing alleged Potsdam beer thief

Anyone who has information or can identify the suspect is asked to contact Trooper Andrew Baxter, SP Canton, (518) 873-2750.


Police: Pair stole thousands from Arno's Scrap Metal

ELLENBURG — Two men stole more than $50,000 from their employer, police say.Shawn D. Burdo, 42, was arrested Wednesday by Chazy-based State Police and charged with two felonies: fourth-degree conspiracy and second-degree grand larceny.Police also charged Burdo with falsifying business records, a mis