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The bus owned by the Tubby Tubes Rafting company was carrying 31 customers and 3 employees.

Tourism bus crashes in Adirondacks, killing 15-year-old

State police say a bus accident Saturday afternoon in Lake Luzerne has left one 15-year-old dead and injured another. The accident took place just after midday.

The bus owned by the Tubby Tubes Rafting company was carrying 31 customers and 3 employees. They were traveling to make an excursion on the Hudson River.

According to police, the bus overturned, apparently because of mechanical problems.

"A fifteen year old river guide employed by Tubby Tubes was ejected from the bus and died at the scene," according to the State Police statement.

A customer who suffered an ankle injury was transported to Glens Falls Hospital. An investigation of the one-vehicle accident is underway.  Go to full article

Teen's arm severed in Massena restaurant's pasta machine

MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) A teenage employee at an Italian restaurant in northern New York has severed his arm while cleaning a pasta machine.

A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital tells The Associated Press that 17-year-old Brett Bouchard was listed in serious condition there Sunday morning.  Go to full article
Hudson River Rafting Company excursion on the upper Hudson in April 2008. Photo: <a href="">Chetan Sarva</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>
Hudson River Rafting Company excursion on the upper Hudson in April 2008. Photo: Chetan Sarva, CC some rights reserved

Hudson River guide pleads guilty after client drowns

A rafting guide from North Creek has pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide following the death of a client on a tributary of the Hudson River this fall.

Rory Fay of North Creek is expected to serve roughly a year behind bars after guiding a party while intoxicated.  Go to full article

Two Amish children remain critical following truck collision

Authorities say two young Amish children are in critical condition after their horse drawn buggy was rear-ended by a FedEx truck on State Route 37 in Massena on Monday.

State Police sergeant James Lobdell said, Tuesday that the children were being transferred from Massena Memorial Hospital.

"They were stabilized for transport, and sent to Syracuse for treatment of the injuries. And as of this morning, we made contact with the hospital and were advised that the two children are still listed in critical condition."  Go to full article

Plane crash claims Malone pilot, passenger

A plane crash in the town of Newcomb in the Adirondacks has left two men dead. The crash occurred over the weekend, leaving Dan Wills and Ron Rouselle, both from northern Franklin County, dead at the scene. State police and forest rangers, along with Federal border patrol agents, participated in the search. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Motorcycle touring brings big business, accidents to North Country

This time of year, Americans like to take to the open road. Car tourism is big business in the North Country. But with gas prices hovering around $4.50 a gallon, the summer driving vacation has begun to look less like a tradition and more like a luxury. A growing number of tourists are parking the RV and turning instead to more energy-efficient motorcycles. As Brian Mann reports, the popularity of touring bikes has brought a surge in accidents.  Go to full article
Adirondack moose cow and calf (Copyrighted photo courtesy of WCS)
Adirondack moose cow and calf (Copyrighted photo courtesy of WCS)

North Country moose population set to explode

A moose that was tranquilized and moved to a wilderness area after it wandered through Watertown was found dead a day after it was released. Stephen Litwhiler of the state Department of Environmental Conservation told the Associated Press that the 1200-pound bull moose was found dead on Sunday in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area. It will be examined to determine the cause of death. This is the breeding season, and bull moose are on the move looking for mates. Encounters between moose and humans are increasing in the region. Three moose have been hit by cars in the central Adirondacks in the last few weeks. Another was struck by a train in the eastern Adirondacks. Last week, a man was killed on I-93 in St. Johnsbury, Vt. when his car struck a bull moose. Ken Kogut is regional wildlife manager for New York's Department of Environmental Conservation, based in Ray Brook. He told Brian Mann that the moose population in northern New York has reached a tipping point and is expected to increase rapidly.

NOTE: The Wildlife Conservation Society is working with the DEC to collect information about encounters between humans and animals in the Adirondacks, with a focus on moose. If you've had a run-in with wildlife or want to find out more about the study, please click on the WCS link below.  Go to full article

Michigan Town Grieves After Lake George Tragedy

Many of the passengers board the Ethan Allen were visiting Lake George as part of a leaf-peeping tour. They were elderly men and women, mostly from Michigan. Brian Mann spoke with Gerald Brown, the mayor of Trenton, Michigan, where at least three of the victims lived. Mayor Brown says his town is in mourning.  Go to full article
The <i>Ethan Allen</i>.
The Ethan Allen.

Lake George Tourboat Accident Claims 21 Elderly Tourists

At least 21 elderly tourists died yesterday in on Lake George when their sightseeing boat capsized in a bay near Diamond Point. Many of the 49 passengers aboard were with a tour group from Michigan. The 40-foot boat, the Ethan Allen, overturned so quickly that few of the victims had a chance to pull on life jackets. As Brian Mann reports, local people did their best to rescue survivors.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Call For Quick Inquiry Into Barge Accident

Lawmakers are calling for a fast and complete review of why a barge grounded on the St. Lawrence River and whether the emergency response was sufficient. Last week, the steering on a tug boat malfunctioned and the barge it was pushing smashed into a shoal near Alexandria Bay. 12,000 gallons of relatively harmless liquid salt leaked into the river. In a letter to Seaway Administrator Albert Jacquez dated yesterday, Senator Hillary Clinton called for a full investigation into the incident. She said while it was not a serious accident, it "highlights the risks of shipping on the St. Lawrence River." Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman John McHugh have made similar requests. Phil Reed is the Jefferson County legislator who represents Alexandria Bay. He says the review should be done in time to apply to the remaining shipping season. He told David Sommerstein people are relieved it was a close call.  Go to full article

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