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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


Essex County health ranked among top 10 in state

ELIZABETHTOWN | Public health in Essex County continues to improve. Essex County was recently ranked among the top 10 counties in New York state for health outcomes, a designation that signals continued improvement to the county’s quality- and length-of-life scores.


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.


A gavel for longtime school official, retired employee Alice LaRock

WESTPORT | As the last few meetings of Westport Central School’s Board of Education approach, President Alice LaRock brought a gavel down, for the first time. It was something she hasn’t done in nearly 20 years on the board, where she has served as president since 2004.


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


New route picked for Grand Hike

WESTPORT — Champlain Area Trails has chosen the route for the 2019 Grand Hike, scheduled for Saturday, May 11. Now in its sixth year, the Grand Hike has steadily grown bigger each year, with friends and families meeting up to walk the route together.


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.


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.


Man seeks to withdraw guilty plea in drug case

BURLINGTON — A Bellows Falls man who pleaded guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm is asking a federal court to reverse his plea agreement.


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.


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.


Baby boom at Burlington Fire Department

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) They're expecting a baby boom at the Burlington Fire Department!. Seven significant others of Burlington firefighters are expecting. They shared the news in a Facebook post on Tuesday with the caption, "Chief, I think there's an issue with the water supply."


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.


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.


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.


Faith in Vermont: From a Faculty Spouse to the Middlebury College Faculty, With Respect

Despite the fact that my husband is employed by Middlebury College, our family has a fairly distant connection to campus life. The majority of our friends are not employed by the college; they’re our neighbors, members of our church, or people we’ve met through our daughters’ involvement in the home


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.


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


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.