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Franklin County legislator Billy Jones calls for action to stop the closure of Chateaugay Correctional Facility in his home town. Photo: Brian Mann
Franklin County legislator Billy Jones calls for action to stop the closure of Chateaugay Correctional Facility in his home town. Photo: Brian Mann

Another North Country town rallies to save its prison

This year, we're looking in-depth at the North Country's prison industry, how it grew into one of the region's top employers and how it's changing.

Over the weekend, hundreds of corrections officers, families, and elected officials gathered in Chateaugay in northern Franklin County.

They came to protest the latest round of state prison closures, now slated for 2014.

Four correctional facilities are on the chopping block, including two here in the North Country -- Mt. McGregor in Saratoga County and Chateaugay Correctional Facility.  Go to full article

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Gun rights activist Richard Mack (L) and Clinton County Sheriff David Favro (R) hold a press conference in Plattsburgh, opposing the New York SAFE Act. Photo: Brian Mann
Gun rights activist Richard Mack (L) and Clinton County Sheriff David Favro (R) hold a press conference in Plattsburgh, opposing the New York SAFE Act. Photo: Brian Mann

Will upstate NY cops, sheriffs enforce gun control laws?

New York's tough gun law, known as the SAFE Act, was pushed through last January by Governor Andrew Cuomo, winning support from the Democratic Assembly and the Republican-controlled Senate.

Over the last six months, however, political opposition to the law has grown, especially in upstate counties where gun ownership is popular. A growing number of law enforcement officials, especially county sheriffs, now say they're deeply troubled by the law, which bans assault rifles and large ammunition clips. Some officers say they won't actively enforce the SAFE Act.  Go to full article
State police inspect the crime scene. Photo: Sarah Harris
State police inspect the crime scene. Photo: Sarah Harris

Officer-involved shooting in Winooski, VT

An independent investigation is planned in Winooski, Vermont, after police there shot a man accused of trespassing.  Go to full article
Forest ranger Capt. John Streiff, right, checks a hallway at the W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center before continuing a search for a shooter during a training session Thursday. Photo: Chris Morris via <a href="http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>
Forest ranger Capt. John Streiff, right, checks a hallway at the W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center before continuing a search for a shooter during a training session Thursday. Photo: Chris Morris via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

North Country law enforcement trains for shooting incidents

Police and emergency personnel gathered in Lake Placid last week to learn some critical skills and techniques for responding to an active shooting incident.

Law enforcement agencies from across the North Country took part in the training sessions, which were held at the former W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center in Lake Placid. Participants included members of New York State Police; the Essex, Clinton and Franklin County sheriff's departments; Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid police departments; and state environmental conservation officers and forest rangers.  Go to full article
The new graduating class of the NY State Police Basic School. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr
The new graduating class of the NY State Police Basic School. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Cuomo says scandals in past at state trooper graduation

New York's first graduating class of state troopers in three years received their diplomas in a ceremony Tuesday. Governor Cuomo, who spoke at the event, said he hopes some of the recent controversies surrounding New York's elite police unit are behind it.  Go to full article
Photo: Village of Massena
Photo: Village of Massena

Village of Massena may bring back youth curfew

The village of Massena is considering reviving a 40-year-old curfew. In the past couple decades, juvenile curfews have been challenged by groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and often failed constitutional tests in the courts. But the Massena police are confident that this one passes the test.  Go to full article
A police helicopter searches for Seth Kilburn over Lake Placid Wednesday. Photo: Richard Rosentreter via http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/
A police helicopter searches for Seth Kilburn over Lake Placid Wednesday. Photo: Richard Rosentreter via http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/

Seth Kilburn found dead, after search aided by outside agencies

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that Seth A. Kilburn was found dead Friday morning. No additional information has yet been made available.

NCPR Report as of 8:15 am: Police in Lake Placid are getting more help from outside agencies as the search for Seth A. Kilburn continues.

Police Chief Bill Moore said eight crews of up to seven people were out searching for the 34-year-old Lake Placid man on Thursday. State police and the state Department of Environmental Conservation also provided additional manpower.

Chris Morris will have more on this story during the 8 O'clock Hour.  Go to full article

Search for Seth Kilburn continues

The search for 34-year-old Seth A. Kilburn picked up steam on Wednesday, with volunteers and law enforcement officials joining forces to check big swaths of land and water in and around Lake Placid.

Kilburn was last seen leaving Wiseguys bar in Lake Placid early Sunday morning. Village police have since received word that he was seen shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday on Sentinel Road near Lisa G's restaurant, walking in the direction of the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex.

Kilburn was reported missing by his parents early Monday morning.  Go to full article

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