Breaking News from Plattsburgh

Find the latest Plattsburgh News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Ben Stiller discusses 'Escape at Dannemora'

Our Kelly O'Brien scored a sit-down interview with the director, Hollywood star Ben Stiller, ahead of the premiere. She asked him about his experience in the North Country. He joked about the weather here and how it might have caused some trouble for shooting. Stiller also talked about his numerous

WCAX - 2018-11-15 18:54:00

Locals react to "Escape at Dannemora" screening in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, NY - “You are the toughest audience,” actor turned director Ben Stiller told a crowd of people in Plattsburgh Thursday evening.

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-11-16 04:34:14

City police seek information on vandals

1 of 2Image providedPLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh City Police Department is looking for help from the public to identify four people who allegedly damaged property on Brinkerhoff Street.“The suspects in the surveillance images were involved in the damage of a window to a residence on Brinkerhoff Str

SUNCOMMUNITYNEWS.COM - 2018-11-15 10:00:00

Richard Matt’s daughter releases book about Dannemora prison break

A new book was released at the end of October about the Dannemora prison break, with an inside perspective: one of the authors is Jamie Scalise, the daughter of Richard Matt, the escapee who was killed in the attempt.

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-11-15 12:32:00

No fairy tale ending to inmate intimacy

“I had a weird thought after about a year working in the tailor shop with (him),” she said in an interview the day before her sentencing on misdemeanor contraband, misconduct and sexual abuse convictions.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-11-14 12:30:00

Fate of Plattsburgh footbridge hangs in balance

At a meeting last week, the school board’s position was unanimous: If the City of Plattsburgh agrees to take ownership of the bridge, they’ll agree to fix it. But if the city refuses to accept title to the structure, it’s getting demolished.


Burlington High School guidance director facing 7 charges goes before panel

"They are mere allegations at this point-until they are found to be supported by the evidence," said Adam Power, hearing officer.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-11-16 00:39:00

‘Wild Escape,’ with surviving convict as narrator, offers candid look at escape

Since the escape of two convicted murderers from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015, several books have been written about the caper, including “Wild Escape,” an account penned by New York Daily News reporter Chelsia Rose Marcius.


Sneak peek: Executive producer details making 'Escape at Dannemora'

"Escape at Dannemora," the Showtime Limited Series directed by superstar Ben Stiller, almost didn't happen.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-11-14 23:17:00

PSU ice rink sets skate dates

The skating events, sponsored by Five Star Urgent Care, provide an opportunity for students and community members to enjoy the rink with their friends and family.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-11-15 17:00:00

Fired prison worker sentenced to jail for intimate relationship with inmate

A Clinton County judge sentenced Denise Prell, 39, of Plattsburgh, Tuesday afternoon during a court appearance.


Cop-turned-teacher accused of assaulting student goes to trial

David Scibek, the former police officer and teacher at Burlington Tech Center, is waiting for a jury to decide his fate.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-11-15 00:31:00

'Escape at Dannemora' cast: Filming Upstate NY prison escape 'scary'

The cast of "Escape at Dannemora" is opening up about their experiences filming the real-life prison escape in Upstate New York. "Going up to Dannemora, seeing the woods, the mountains, the hills, seeing the town, then seeing the prison, and the prison wall, I don't think you know what it's like 'ti

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-11-14 17:50:06

Christmas Bureau encourages early applications

It provides more than 800 families with food vouchers, toys and other gifts and warm clothing every year, raising more than $50,000 to do so.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-11-15 10:00:00

Plattsburgh tops Skidmore, 83-75, in home opener

Plattsburgh had 18 assists, with Johnson, Patron and sophomore guard Travis Cox all having four.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-11-15 05:00:00

Police: Ellenburg Depot man invaded home, threatened victim with baseball bat

ALTONA — An Ellenburg Depot man forced his way into an Altona residence, entered the victim’s bedroom and threatened the individual with a baseball bat, police say.

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-11-14 19:36:04

Bombardier: Plattsburgh not target of latest layoffs

PLATTSBURGH — While Bombardier will cut 5,000 jobs in the next 12 to 18 months, the Plattsburgh plant could be left untouched.


Stiller’s ‘Escape at Dannemora’ ready for spotlight

The nation’s attention was kept rapt for the 23-day manhunt, which contained all of the sordid tropes that played themselves out on Tinseltown screens over the years, including illicit jailhouse romances, morally ambiguous characters and pulse-pounding police chases.


Prison tailor shop supervisor gets jail time

On Aug. 28, the Schuyler Falls woman pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree promoting prison contraband, one of third-degree sexual abuse and 23 counts of official misconduct.


Knights men's basketball pour in points, but fall in season-opener to 14th-ranked Plattsburgh

Potsdam, NY – Six players finished in double figures, led by senior Liam Ellis's 25, but the Clarkson University Men's Basketball team could not overcome three players with 20-plus points for Plattsburgh State as the Golden Knights dropped their season opener to the 14th-ranked Cardinals 105-95 Tues