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Tainted pet food allegedly kills cats

The deaths of several dogs and cats have led to a recall of pet food made at an Ontario plant. The food, which looks like chunks of beef in gravy, is made by Menu Foods but sold in cans and foil pouches under dozens of different brand names, including Safeway, Wal-Mart, Kroger and PetSmart. Premium brands Iams, Eukanuba and Nutro are also part of the recall. The tainted food has caused liver failure that's led to the deaths of at least 10 cats and dogs nationwide. Roxanne Patterson of Herkimer had three cats. Two died over the weekend. She says her third cat cannot be saved, and according to her veterinarian may be euthanized within days. She believes their deaths were caused by the tainted food.  Go to full article
Ice crowds under the bridge in Ausable Forks (Photos courtesy of:  Martha Spear)

Ice dams flood two North Country communities

Local officials watched nervously Monday across the North Country as rivers rose with early spring rain and melting snow. Ice dams were the big worry. A bottleneck of ice on the Great Chazy River forced residents to evacuate neighborhoods in Champlain. Another dam on the Ausable River triggered flooding in the town of Jay, where a state of emergency was declared. Brian Mann was in the village of Ausable Forks yesterday when crews fought to dislodge one of the massive clots of ice. He sent this report.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A new princess

New York State's newest princess hails from Washington County and she has a job to do.  Go to full article
Garnett and Jeanie Barr, Depauville, are warmer this winter.

Seniors struggle to stay warm

Remember a couple months ago when it felt like spring on Christmas Day? If this winter has taught us anything, it's that warm spells aside, the North Country still has...  Go to full article
The cast of <i>Fuddy Meers</i> at SUNY Plattsburgh

Preview: Fuddy Meers in Plattsburgh

Fuddy Meers, the spring theatre production at SUNY Plattsburgh, opens Thursday night (8 pm) in the Hartman Theatre. The play profiles a day in the life of Claire, as...  Go to full article

Army may pull NC air med-evac support

The North Country could soon lose one of only two air med-evac providers. The region has been covered by Life Flight - a non-profit that uses one state-police helicopter...  Go to full article

Jeffco lawmaker slams door on more deputies

This year, thousands of Fort Drum troops are returning from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Worried about the strain on housing and jobs, local officials are asking where...  Go to full article

UPS truck safety questioned

The state attorney general's office is investigating the condition of UPS delivery trucks in the North Country. The probe follows allegations from a whistleblower in...  Go to full article

It's one "Krazy" Downhill Derby

This old favorite with a twist is so crazy they spell it with a 'K'. Every February the folks in north Warren County show off their colorful, comical homemade sleds at a...  Go to full article

NY lawmakers push back on passport plan

Republican Congressman John McHugh is joining with a Democratic colleague from Rochester to keep fighting a passport requirement for border crossing. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

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