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Whitehall board holds off on budget, police cuts

WHITEHALL — The Village Board was deadlocked Monday morning as it voted on a budget that would significantly cut spending on police services for 2019-2020. The board voted 2-2 on the spending plan, with one member absent for work reasons.


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


Warren, Washington County waterways go over their banks

The upper Hudson and Schroon rivers are experiencing some flooding Sunday thanks to heavy rainfalls and snow melt making its way from the Adirondack High Peaks. The Hudson River in North Creek, Hadley and Fort Edward is in minor flooding stage Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Alb


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.


Washington County Deeds April 8 to April 12

Adrian McGowan Ronald Baker Lick Spring Road, Greenwich $202,500 4/8. Michael Ball William Hastings Kingsbury $53,000 4/8. John Weber Raymond Perry East Street, Fort Edward $35,000 4/8.


Lake George fire believed to be 'accidental'

LAKE GEORGE — The fire that destroyed a home on Konci Terrace on Monday is not believed to be suspicious, but the extent of the damage has made it difficult for investigators to determine how it started.


Washington County man accused of sending a sexual picture to 14-year-old

A Washington County man who sent a graphic sexual picture of his body to a 14-year-old boy pleads guilty to a felony charge. Our media partners at the Post-Star report Kevin Burch sent the photo while having sex-themed discussions with the teen over Facebook.


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.


Blog: TV show filming in Stony Creek

A film crew from a show that airs on the Travel Channel is in Stony Creek this week focusing on the mystery surrounding a New York City gangster's lost fortune. The Keefer Brothers produce an outdoors-themed show for the network, and are said to be behind the production that is filing in the remote


Three Vermont towns hit in string of early-morning burglaries

Vermont State Police are investigating a half-dozen early-morning burglaries in three Vermont towns that troopers say are likely related. Four businesses along Route 100 in Pittsfield -- the Swiss Farm Market, the Original General Store, the CV Oil Company and Colton Enterprises -- were broken into


New York State Police Investigate Brewster Stabbing

BREWSTER, NY — New York State police from the Brewster barracks are investigating a stabbing that occurred during the early hours Monday at the El Pueblo Bar on Main Street in Brewster.


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.


Multiple fire departments responding to structure fire in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE — Multiple fire departments from across Warren County are enroute to a reported fully involved structure fire on Konci Terrace in Lake George. It is unclear what is on fire from early reports.


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.


Lake George home destroyed by fire

LAKE GEORGE — A home on Konci Terrace was destroyed by a fast-moving fire Monday afternoon, but no injuries were reported despite the explosion of at least one large propane tank that was attached to the home.


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 reorganiza


Queensbury man pleads guilty in another drug case

FORT EDWARD — A Queensbury man who sold crack cocaine from a home in Hudson Falls last year is headed to prison for 5 more years. Antonio L. Magee, 37, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for his role in a ring that sold crack in Washington County last summer and f


1919: 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.


Photos: Lake George fire

Multiple fire departments from across Warren County responded to 193 Konci Terrace to battle a fire. The single-family home was destroyed in the blaze.


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.