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Trim case takes unexpected turns

In the aftermath of the firefight that killed trooper David Brinkerhoff and Travis Trim, attention focused on a lost arrest warrant issued for Trim in December in St. Lawrence County. Trim was placed on probation after a misdemeanor conviction in 2005.
Last fall, he allegedly violated probation by drinking and using drugs. An arrest warrant was issued December 29th, but it never reached local, county or state police.
Friday, county Probation Director Francine Perretta told Jonathan Brown no one knows what happened to the warrant.
She said the state division of probation and correctional alternatives will be in the county this week to investigate.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake board agrees to reinstate two cops

The Saranac Lake Village Board voted unanimously last night to reinstate a pair of village police officers. The men were suspended over allegations of misconduct surrounding an October 2005 car crash. The officers had been accused of driving after drinking alcohol and conspiring to cover up the incident. Martha Foley talks with reporter Chris Knight.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake and Lake Placid police discuss merger

Saranac Lake and Lake Placid may take a first step toward merging their police departments. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Grand jury rules on Saranac Lake police

A grand jury is recommending disciplinary action against an unnamed "public servant" in Saranac Lake following a car crash last year that involved two village police officers. The grand jury in Franklin County is not recommending criminal charges be filed against police chief Donald Perryman, Jr., or the two policemen involved. As Chris Knight reports, the names of those under review have been sealed by the judge reviewing the case.  Go to full article
Congressman John Sweeney
Congressman John Sweeney

Domestic violence charge rocks Sweeney race

The 20th congressional district race was rocked yesterday when two newspapers published reports of a domestic incident in December involving Republican incumbent John Sweeney and his wife Gaia, who goes by the name Gayle. The Albany Times-Union and the New York Daily News reported that Sweeney allegedly grabbed his wife by the neck. The development comes with just a week left in the campaign, as Sweeney faces the toughest re-election fight of his career against Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. Brian Mann has the story.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake suspends police chief and two officers

The Village of Saranac Lake has suspended Police Chief Donald Perryman Jr. and two members of the village police department for incidents surrounding a car crash that occurred last fall. Perryman, Sergeant Bruce Nason and Officer Casey Reardon were notified yesterday that they've been suspended without pay. As Chris Knight reports, a separate criminal investigation into the matter is still pending.  Go to full article

Police seek "Washington St. bandit"

Police in Watertown are still following leads in the search for a man responsible for three holdups in two days. As David Sommerstein reports, the armed robber hit the same gas station twice.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake suspends police chief

The Village of Saranac Lake has suspended Police Chief Donald Perryman Jr. and two members of the village police department for incidents surrounding a car crash that occurred last fall. Perryman, Sergeant Bruce Nason and Officer Casey Reardon were notified today that they've been suspended without pay. As Chris Knight reports, a separate criminal investigation into the matter is still pending.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Landlady Caught in Crossfire

Ed Remington's case in St. Lawrence County highlights a gray area of the consequences of New York's Megan's Law. Gregory Warner went to Chestnut Street. He found two houses with posters on them. Posters had also been hung on 10 Chestnut St. in Potsdam, where Remington is now living. His landlady, Eileen Sellers, says she's felt like an innocent bystander, caught in the crossfire. She's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Albany Agrees to Toughen Gun Laws

In a special session of the legislature, Governor Pataki and legislative leaders have reached agreement on new laws to stiffen penalties against the use of illegal guns, and to protect police officers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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