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Search Continues for Seth Kilburn, missing from Lake Placid since Sunday

A search is underway for a Lake Placid man who was last seen early Sunday morning.

Lake Placid village police are seeking the public's help as they look for 34-year-old Seth A. Kilburn. He was last seen leaving Wiseguys bar on School Street in the village of Lake Placid between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Sunday.  Go to full article
Demonstrators form a "human oil spill." Photo: Sarah Harris
Demonstrators form a "human oil spill." Photo: Sarah Harris

Demonstrators, police clash at governors' conference in Burlington

A peaceful protest in Burlington turned violent late yesterday afternoon when demonstrators clashed with police. Approximately 500 protestors took the streets downtown to protest the 36th annual New England Governors conference. While New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers met at the waterfront Hilton Hotel to discuss energy policy, protestors demonstrated outside, voicing their opposition to a proposed pipeline across northern New England that would ship Tar Sands oil to Portland, Maine. Sarah Harris has our story.  Go to full article

One of two Amish children hospitalized after FedEx truck accident now in stable condition

One of two young Amish children who were listed in critical condition after their horsedrawn buggy was rear-ended by a FedEx truck Monday, is now listed as stable.

The Watertown Daily Times reports that the driver of the FedEx truck has been identified as 28-year old Robert Williams of Gouverneur. Neither he nor his passenger was hurt.  Go to full article
Potsdam Village Police Chief Ed Tischler
Potsdam Village Police Chief Ed Tischler

Potsdam village police chief steps down

Potsdam's chief of police is leaving the force. In a letter to the village clerk Friday, Ed Tischler said he's taking retirement at the end of March, to work in the private sector. Tischler's announcement comes as police are continuing to investigate the murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips, in late October.  Go to full article
Police Chief Ed Tischler has said police will release more information when it becomes available.
Police Chief Ed Tischler has said police will release more information when it becomes available.

Garrett Phillips' death declared a homicide

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 police chief Ed Tischler speaking to reporters Wednesday night. Photo: John Stanford

Police offer few new answers in boy's death

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.
A forensics team investigated the scene of Garret Phillips' death Tuesday morning.

With little new information, police, others, work to stifle rumors about Garrett Phillips' death

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
State forensics investigators at the scene of Garret Phillips' death

Potsdam police investigate the death of 12-year-old boy

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
Police officers cannot talk to highway road crews right now. These challenges are something we face on a day-to-day basis.

Jefferson County plans emergency communications system upgrades

Federal workers reportedly complained about the inability to communicate during Irene, and following the recent earthquake, when cell phone networks went down. According to the Washington Post, many felt they were left in the dark, and agency leaders couldn't disseminate key information.

The Federal Communications Commission and wireless carriers report that 65-hundred cell sites were down along the East Coast during Hurricane Irene. Forty-four percent of Vermont's cell sites were down. The Post reports that confusion and a lack of coordination has federal employees worried that the government is still woefully unprepared for emergency situations.

Here in the North Country, Jefferson County is planning big improvements to its emergency communications system. The legislature just named a committee to research options and report back to lawmakers on the issue. Joanna Richards has more.  Go to full article

NYC gangs migrating North

Gang activity, including illegal drug trade, is up sharply in Glens Falls. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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