Sep 27, 2013 — NEW YORK (AP) New York state officials say they suspect test takers cheated on hundreds of tests to operate the most vulnerable vehicles on the road--from trucks hauling hazardous materials to school buses--and eight commercial drivers have been charged so far.
Nineteen suspects, including three security guards, were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to charges linked to what officials say is an elaborate scheme to obtain commercial driver's licenses with purchased test replies. Go to full article
Police Chief Ed Tischler has said police will release more information when it becomes available.
Potsdam, NY, Oct 28, 2011 — Potsdam police said Friday in a press release that 12-year-old Garrett Phillips' death has been listed as a homicide in initial autopsy reports.
The release said other information will be made available when the final report is received. The police say they are investigating leads, and they haven't listed a suspect or person of interest in the investigation. Go to full article
Potsdam police chief Ed Tischler speaking to reporters Wednesday night. Photo: John Stanford
Potsdam, NY, Oct 27, 2011 — At a press conference Wednesday night, Potsdam police chief Ed Tischler said his department is continuing to investigate the death of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips, but that no new information had emerged since he spoke to reporters that morning. Go to full article
A forensics team investigated the scene of Garret Phillips' death Tuesday morning.
Potsdam, NY, Oct 26, 2011 — Potsdam Police had little new information on Garrett Phillips' death at a press conference Wednesday morning...and Chief Ed Tischler was at pains not to provide information that would fuel speculation.
Tischler went over the facts: Police were called to the apartment where Phillips lived with his mother on Monday evening at about 5:00, and found him unconscious. EMTs performed CPR and took Phillips to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead three hours later, at 8:08. Go to full article
State forensics investigators at the scene of Garret Phillips' death
Potsdam, NY, Oct 26, 2011 — There's not much more known today about the death of a 12 year-old boy in Potsdam Monday. Police in Potsdam say Garrett Phillips was alone in his mother's apartment early Monday evening when neighbors reported hearing a loud noise and the sound of someone moaning for help.
When police officers and the manager of the apartment building entered the residence, they found the boy lying unconscious on the floor. He was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where he died around 7:20 p.m. Monday.
Rumors that his death was the result of an assault have circulated, but this morning, a spokesman at the Potsdam Police Department could neither confirm nor deny those reports. The department plans a press conference at 10. Nora Flaherty reports. Go to full article
Feb 23, 2007 — 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 Watertown. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Mar 29, 2006 — Companies that are being sued following the Ethan Allen disaster last October say they're not to blame for the tragedy. The boat capsized on Lake George on a calm day, leaving 20 elderly tourists dead. As Brian Mann reports, one of the companies is now suing the Coast Guard over the incident. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2002 — State officials in Vermont have joined with Federal investigators looking into the multi-million dollar expansion of Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington. As Brian Mann reports, the 1/4 billion dollar project may have skirted state laws. Go to full article