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C.J., an explosive detection dog in current service. Photo: NYS Police
C.J., an explosive detection dog in current service. Photo: NYS Police

NYS police add 13 canine units to force

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York State Police Canine Unit is up to 77 teams.

That includes another 13 units who graduated Tuesday from Canine Handler Basic School after 20 weeks of training.

The graduates, who began serving on Nov. 26, include members from the New York State Police, Albany County Sheriff's Office, Oswego Police Department, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department, Schenectady County Sheriff's Office, and Warren County Sheriff's Office.  Go to full article
A Canadian Forces search and rescue helicopter plucks to safety a crane operator trapped by the fire. Photo: @ChisinKingston via Twitter, used with permission
A Canadian Forces search and rescue helicopter plucks to safety a crane operator trapped by the fire. Photo: @ChisinKingston via Twitter, used with permission

Kingston building fire prompts evacuation, helicopter rescue

KINGSTON, Ont. A number of Kingston residents hope to return home today after being evacuated due to a massive fire.

The blaze broke out yesterday afternoon in an apartment building under construction and trapped a crane operator high above the blaze for more than an hour. A military helicopter crew rescued the man from his perch and police say he suffered only minor injuries.  Go to full article
Snowmobile track on Lake Couchiching, Longford, Ontario. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84614046@N00/4351889564/">Robert Snache</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Snowmobile track on Lake Couchiching, Longford, Ontario. Photo: Robert Snache, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

OPP: Ice not yet safe for recreational vehicles

The OPP and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs are reminding snowmobilers that no ice can be considered safe to ride on with a snowmobile.

They say this is especially true this winter when ice is forming earlier than usual in many areas and may look safe, but is not yet thick or strong enough.  Go to full article
Police agencies are advising commuters to allow some extra time as a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle spreads across upstate New York. Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Police agencies are advising commuters to allow some extra time as a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle spreads across upstate New York. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

NY expected to get snow, ice from storm system

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Police agencies are advising commuters to allow some extra time as a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle spreads across upstate New York.

The National Weather Service has posted winter weather advisories from Buffalo through Albany area and south throughout the Hudson Valley through Monday morning.  Go to full article

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