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A story today from the Associated Press (h/t Watertown Daily Times) describes a new effort in New York state to curb texting while driving: The state has given State Police 32 “tall” SUVs (they’re unmarked, and judging by the...
Sometimes it’s the little incidents that generate big headlines and broader discussions. One small encounter, like this: “Ontario woman, 80, fractures hip after being struck with police taser”. To be fair to the police, the woman...
Good Friday to you! (It’s not actually Good Friday, but I hope you’re having a good one.) Today in the news, North Country Congressman Bill Owens’ amendment to the $38.9 billion Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill...
Vermont State Police are confirming that a police officer in the city of Winooski shot a man this afternoon around 2:00. Our Champlain Valley reporter Sarah Harris is at the scene and has given us the following information: The shooting was on West...
Police are still investigating yesterday’s gun incident in Massena, and it seems that there’s some connection between the three people arrested yesterday in said incident, and a February kidnapping attempt. That information from North...
News stories tagged with "police"
by Brian Mann
Nov 02, 2006 — 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
by Chris Knight
Oct 05, 2006 — 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
by Chris Knight
Oct 04, 2006 — 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
Jun 21, 2006 — 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
by Karen DeWitt
Dec 22, 2005 — 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
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
by NCPR News
Dec 09, 2004 — An off-duty police officer who allegedly shot and wounded a man in what appears to be a domestic dispute has turned himself in. Martha Foley has details. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jan 27, 2003 — It's been a week since Lewis County residents could begin dialing 911 in case of an emergency. With the new system in place, dispatchers now have quick access to information about a caller's location and identity. But, as Jody Tosti reports, county officials say the system hasn't been perfected yet. They still have a few glitches to work out Go to full article