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Focus on Washington County: No vacation time for dispatchers
The 911 dispatchers who stayed at their posts during a gas leak at the Washington County Municipal Center will not get any special reimbursement for their work. County Administrator Chris DeBolt had asked for them to get four hours of vacation time. But the push-back from supervisors was so strong t
Police: Washington County woman, 75, killed in two-vehicle crash in Easton
EASTON — A 75-year-old woman died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Route 40 south of the hamlet of Middle Falls. The woman, a Washington County resident whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, while a second person was taken to Albany Medical Center via helicopter, a
Corinth man charged with rape in Washington County
FORT ANN — A Corinth man was charged with first-degree rape on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while she was "incapable of consent," according to police. James S. Scally III, 23, of Walnut Street, was charged with first-degree rape, a felony, for an incident in Fort Ann on Nov. 21,
One person dead in Washington County crash
EASTON - Investigators are trying to figure what caused a crash on Route 40 in Easton Monday afternoon. A four-door Subaru apparently collided head-on with a van, not far from Hegeman Bridge Road around 1 p.m.
Agency pleads for help with pregnant teens in Washington County
The high teen pregnancy rate in Washington County is a crisis that demands action, said Community Maternity program director Sue Hughes. She’s not interested in more sex education or free condoms. She needs help caring for the dozens of pregnant teenagers and young parents in Washington County right
Discovery's 'Body Cam' features fatal Washington County arson fire
HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - An upcoming television show will feature a fatal house fire set by a 22-year-old man to kill his girlfriend. The September 2017 murder of 18-year-old Ashley Coltrain in Hudson Falls will be featured on Investigation Discovery's "Body Cam" show Tuesday night. The show uses b
Police arrest Vermont man for Washington County burglaries
A Vermont man was arrested late Saturday for allegedly committing at least some of the recent home burglaries around Washington and Rensselaer counties, police said. Jeremy T. Joseph, 38, of North Clarendon, Vermont, was arrested after police dealt with two more home burglaries in the Salem area Sat
Police: Killington man shoots self in foot
KILLINGTON — Police said a 20-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the foot Tuesday. Killington Police Chief Whit Montgomery said that at approximately noon, the male was at a spot off Route 100 near Pittsfield where people often go to target shoot. The male had a Springfield 1911 .45 caliber h
'Old' Hudson Falls Marine becomes police officer
HUDSON FALLS — Ed Ackley can outrun police officers half his age, but it took an act of the state Legislature to allow him to become a full-time police officer. The retired Marine is 43. But the age cutoff for the law enforcement civil service exam is 40.
More Washington County burglaries reported, guns stolen
Police in southern Washington County dealt with two more daytime home burglaries on Thursday, including one where two handguns were stolen, the latest in a spree in which more than a dozen homes have been hit in recent weeks around the southern end of the county.
State Police stop 15 people during saturation patrol
MENDON — State Police said a special patrol Sunday in the towns of Mendon, Killington and Clarendon resulted in 15 traffic stops. Police from the Rutland barracks wrote nine tickets and issued 10 warnings. Police said the purpose of this was to enforce motor vehicle laws and promote safe driving.
Woman pleads guilty to home burglary
QUEENSBURY — A Ballston Spa woman who burglarized an acquaintance's season home in northern Warren County last year has pleaded guilty to a felony charge. Nicole M. Ronk, 30, pleaded guilty in Warren County Court to third-degree burglary, a felony, for a September 2017 burglary at a seasonal home on
North Country Freepress – 11/30/18
Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates. Obituary: Norman E. Carr Sr. Whitehall-Norman E. Carr Sr., 81, of County Route 9, Whitehall, passed away peacefully at his home Monday November 26, 2018, […]
Update: Two dead, one injured in Chester car crash
CHESTER — Two people have died after a car crash Sunday morning on Route 8 in Chester, the Warren County Sheriff's Office said. Walter Christie, 89, and John M. Lewis, 70, both of Chestertown, were transported to Auburn Community Hospital after they crashed their vehicles just before 10 a.m., but bo
Kind Kids Club hopes to spread 'moments of smiling'
FORT ANN — Aleah Lylyk held a red marker in her 10-year-old hand and started drawing a boxy letter “M.” The Fort Ann fourth-grader would eventually turn that into the words “Merry Christmas to Everyone.”
Police Accountability Series Begins With A Look At Vermont’s Work To Assess Racial Inequalities
The Washington Post has been tallying the number of individuals shot and killed by police since 2015. The data for 2018 show 899 people shot and killed as of October 1st. The national newspaper is not the only organization tracking law enforcement actions and breaking down racial, gender and causal
Queensbury KMart Being Purchased By U-Haul
Queensbury and Greenwich now are the home to the only two remaining KMart stores in the Capital Region, what does this say about Queensbury's future?. So before the Queensbury KMart has even closed it is being said that U-Haul will be purchasing it.
Looking back at local history: Dec. 10
QUEENSBURY — After a bruising series of defeats in this year’s election, the town Republican Committee is in disarray. GREENWICH — A variance for a telecommunications tower on Bald Mountain wasn’t decided Thursday night at a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, bec…
Fort Edward man refuses plea deal in child sex case
FORT EDWARD -- A Fort Edward man who faces up to life in state prison for allegedly sexually assaulting two children refused a plea deal on Friday, setting the stage for a trial that starts Monday.
Looking back at local history: Dec. 6
WHITEHALL — A 1,000-pound Bigfoot in a near full-run on the edge of Route 4, just outside the village of Whitehall on the Vermont side, is get… JOHNSBURG — Efforts to clean up a former car dealership and repair garage on Route 8 have not gone as smoothly as Warren County officials hoped.