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Usually, drug arrest sweep stories are pretty straight forward in the North Country, so Miranda Orso’s report this morning for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican makes for some interesting reading. Franklin County officials rounded up 20...
Chris Knight has a fascinating piece in yesterday’s Adirondack Daily Enterprise about a family near Paul Smiths that is allegedly operating an unauthorized junkyard. Read the article and see a photograph here. The property is filled with...
Nancy Reich was a fixture in the North Country for years, heading the ComLinks social service agency based in Malone. Yesterday, according to the Plattsburgh Press Republican, she was led into a Franklin County courtroom in handcuffs. Former...
Earlier this month, a Federal GAO report found that despite the billions and billions of dollars spent since 9/11 — $3 billion were spent in 2010 alone — US-Canada border security is still woefully lacking. This from the Seattle...
A jury is now reviewing the evidence against Gary Mercure, the former Glens Falls-area priest accused of using his position and authority to target young children. He served at the Our Lady of Annunciation church in Queensbury, but has since been...
News stories tagged with "law-enforcement"
May 03, 2005 — The U.S. Border Patrol has dramatically increased the use of road checkpoints inside the U.S.- Canada border. One on the Adirondack Northway grabbed headlines last year after 4 people died and more than 50 were seriously injured in accidents there. But there are also dozens of border patrol checkpoints on smaller roads across the North Country. The Border Patrol says they're a critical second line of defense for stopping terrorism. But some citizens and civil liberties groups say they're an invasion of privacy and may not be very effective. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Mar 30, 2005 — St. Lawrence County police are looking for up to 50 morphine patches and painkillers. Several teens stole the drugs from a house Friday night. As David Sommerstein reports, three teens overdosed on the drugs at a party. One remains in the hospital. Go to full article
Aug 20, 2004 — Over the last two years, the Adirondack Park Agency has worked to pare down a backlog of more than three thousand old enforcement cases. These are alleged violations of the Park's strict zoning and environmental laws. The APA now says ninety percent of those cases have been closed. But some critics worry that the Agency still lacks the staff and the legal clout needed to enforce its own rules. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Aug 04, 2004 — Senator Charles Schumer will be in Watertown this morning to unveil a plan to crack down on methamphetamines, or 'crystal meth'. As David Sommerstein reports, Watertown has become a hotspot of a problem that's growing across rural New York. Go to full article
Jul 26, 2004 — The director of New York's state prisons says he'll move forward with a plan to cut the number of corrections officers. Commissioner Glenn Goord says nearly 150 jobs will be "down-sized" at three prisons in the north country. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Feb 19, 2004 — In 2001, according to the latest survey, more than four hundred people in the North Country sought help for heroin and other opiate addiction. In many parts of the region, heroin has eclipsed crack and cocaine as the most popular hard drug. But some people also come north looking for help and support. John -- not his real name -- is a college student in Canton. He says the north country offered an escape from heroin, which was wrecking his life. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Jan 23, 2004 — Forest rangers in the North Country say new Department of Environmental Conservation policies are making it harder for them to respond to emergencies. Rangers now need permission from a supervisor before they can go out on emergency calls. As Chris Knight reports, critics say that could mean dangerous delays. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Mar 22, 2002 — Much has changed since September 11th in the way local law enforcement agencies look at how they would face disaster in their communities. Many municipalities have updated or revised their emergency plans. New York's Senate Task Force on State and Local Emergency Preparedness held the first in a series of meetings in Albany last week. Jody Tosti reports North Country participants need more emergency personnel and better communication. Go to full article