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Travis Trim, age 23 (Photo provided by NYS Police)
Travis Trim, age 23 (Photo provided by NYS Police)

North Country man targeted by statewide manhunt following trooper shooting

A North Country man has been accused of killing one New York state police officer and wounding two others in the Catskills region. The hunt for suspect Travis Trim of North Lawrence in St. Lawrence County started yesterday after Trooper Matthew Gombosi was shot during a traffic stop. This morning, two more state troopers who had been searching for Trim were shot. State police now say one of them, 29-year-old David Brinkerhoff, has since died. The other, Richard Matteson, was transferred to an Albany hospital. There's no word on his condition. Travis Trim is also alleged to have stolen a van in Canton over the weekend. As David Sommerstein reports, state police in the North Country are involved in the investigation.  Go to full article

Enviros call for 'salties' moratorium

Environmentalists are trying to ratchet up pressure on the shipping industry over invasive species. They're calling for a moratorium on ocean-going ships in the St. Lawrence Seaway. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Former SUNY Potsdam student with gun worries some on campus

Rumors spread quickly across Potsdam yesterday after police released information on what they called "an incident" involving a former student and a gun. To learn more, Jonathan Brown called SUNY Potsdam and talked to spokesperson Deidre Kelly.  Go to full article

Brush fires dot St. Lawrence County

Recent high winds and relatively low humidity allowed a number of fires to spring up, mostly in the northwest corner of the North Country. A red flag warning, with a...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Raising the flag

This Heard Up North starts with a sound; it's the rope that raises and lowers the American flag outside the building that houses our studios in Canton. Kevin Laurence handles...  Go to full article
Nick Hartman, Potsdam, performs a horn solo with the Orchestra of Northern New York this Saturday night

Preview: ONNY's spring concert

This Saturday night the Orchestra of Northern New York presents its spring concert in Hosmer Hall at SUNY-Potsdam. The concert will feature a variety of music taken mostly...  Go to full article

"Workplace intelligence" to build better economy

Regional business, political, and cultural leaders are gathering today at St. Lawrence University for the 5th Annual North Country Symposium. It's a strategizing session to...  Go to full article

Spitzer promises legislation on same-sex marriage

Governor Eliot Spitzer says he will introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage before the end of the legislative session. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Reform Day in Albany yields no reform

Governor Spitzer put pressure on the legislature to pass a campaign finance reform bill, on the day known as Reform Day at the Capitol. But the governor met resistance and as...  Go to full article
Sirex woodwasps

Invasives spread across North Country; threaten Adirondack Park

The Sirex wood wasp has now spread across most of New York and virtually all the North Country. By burrowing and laying eggs in pine and scotch trees, the invasive insect...  Go to full article

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