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Following this week’s one-acre brush fire on Upper Saranac Lake, state officials have issued a warning that fire danger in the Adirondack Park is “high.” State forest rangers blame the situation on warm, dry weather. ...
News stories tagged with "emergency"
Jan 13, 2003 — This weekend brought another snowmobile death in the north country. A 28-year-old woman from Cadyville died Saturday night after being thrown from a sled. As Brian Mann reports, one of the drivers involved in the accident has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2003 — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says more than eighty thousand families in New York could lose home heating assistance this winter. The Bush Administration wants to cut subsidies that help low-income families pay their energy bills. With New York recovering from its second big winter storm of the season and home heating prices on the rise, critics say thousands of poor people in the north country could be hurt. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Dec 31, 2002 — Authorities say one young person died and a second was injured in a snowmobile accident over the holiday weekend. Seventeen-year-old Christopher Ernest died in a crash near Albany. As Brian Mann reports, the latest fatality follows a rash of early-season snowmobile deaths. Go to full article
Dec 27, 2002 — Herkimer County is returning to normal this morning after a Christmas day snowstorm that shut down the Thruway and many local roads. The wintry blast forced holiday travelers to find shelter, but drivers had high praise for snowplow operators who scrambled to reopen major routes. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Dec 26, 2002 — The National weather service says yesterday's snowstorm set records across much of New York. The brunt of the storm hit in the Champlain Valley and the Albany area, triggering accidents and shutting down parts of the Thruway. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Dec 13, 2002 — At its meeting today in Ray Brook, the Adirondack Park Agency is expected to approve a new emergency phone system on I-87. The old network hasn't functioned properly for years. As Brian Mann reports, the upgraded system will also mean better cell phone coverage in the remote area between Schroon Lake and Peru. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2002 — The search for a missing hunter in Hamilton County ended Wednesday afternoon, after three grueling days. Despite a foot of fresh snow and sub-zero temperatures, rescue workers located the body of 58-year-old Arthur Birchmeyer. The Syracuse man disappeared on Saturday in a remote area of the cemtral Adirondacks. As Brian Mann reports, forest rangers suspect that Birchmeyer died of hypothermia or natural causes. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2002 — State and local authorities are searching for a hunter lost in the town of Inlet. A 58-year-old man from Syracuse was last seen early Saturday morning, hunting deer in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Aug 12, 2002 — A train derailed in Westport on Saturday, spilling a flammable chemical over a seven-mile stretch of the rail bed. Emergency crews battled a small forest fire, triggered by the accident. As Brian Mann reports, five firefighters were exposed to the chemical, but no serious injuries were reported: Go to full article