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Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Appeals court overturns conviction of Sheldon Silver – Times Union

Source: Appeals court overturns conviction of Sheldon Silver – Times Union

Fort Drum Soldier Accused of Shooting Trooper, Wife to Death in Jefferson County

Source: Fort Drum Soldier Accused of Shooting Trooper, Wife to Death in Jefferson County

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones

Assemblyman Jones helps secure funding to deter crime through rehabilitation Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the 2017-18 state budget he helped pass includes $17,500 in funding to create a substance use disorder counselor position at the Clinton County Jail in partnership with the Champlain Valley Family Center. “Time and time again, those struggling with […]

DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights

Forest Ranger Actions for 2/26 – 3/5/17 Recent missions carried out by DEC Forest Rangers include: Town of Coxsackie Greene County Recovery: On Feb. 26 at 6:33 p.m., Lt. Kevin Beiter was alerted that a human skull was found in the Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Coxsackie, just off of Four Mile Point Road. […]

Schneiderman: Those Who Pollute Our Environment Will Be Brought to Justice

Mahoney’s Auto Mall and Employee Andrew Fuller Plead Guilty to Environmental Law Crimes; Must Pay $187,500 in Fines CANTON – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the conviction of Mahoney’s Auto Mall, Inc. (“Mahoney’s”) and its employee, Andrew Fuller, for violations of the Environmental Conservation Law […]

Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

  Peru Gazette Comment: Very important to share and get the word out about these bad drugs. Friends found Malone man unresponsive; autopsy being done. Source: Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

A Lot of Waste Tires in Franklin County

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In November, ECO Jennifer Okonuk began an investigation into the complaint of waste tires being stored at an auto repair facility in the […]

Chip firms walking away from landmark SUNY Poly program – Times Union

Source: Chip firms walking away from landmark SUNY Poly program – Times Union

Sporting License Buyers – Beware of Opportunistic Websites

A Message from the New York State DEC Anglers and hunters should be aware of at least two currently active non-DEC websites where one can, purportedly, purchase a fishing license, hunting license or receive hunter education training that meets New York requirements: Fishinglicense.org Hunting-license.org Among other things, these sites offer information on how their products […]

Turnpike Wesleyan Church burgled, safe stolen – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — Authorities are investigating an early-morning burglary at Plattsburgh Turnpike Wesleyan Church in Plattsburgh. Source: Turnpike Wesleyan Church burgled, safe stolen – Sun Community News & Printing

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos Statement on Shooting of Environmental Conservation Officer James Davey

The following is a statement from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos regarding the shooting of Environmental Conservation Officer James Davey. “On the evening of November 29, 2016, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officers James Davey and Lieutenant Liza Bobseine were investigating reports of potential illegal hunting activity in […]

Malone prison guard charged with felony assault | NCPR News

On Monday New York State Police arrested Thomas Agans, a sergeant with the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Source: Malone prison guard charged with felony assault | NCPR News

Town Court Announces Move Date

As of December 1, 2016 Peru Town Court will be located at its new building at 22 Davey Drive, Peru, N.Y. 12972. Phone – 518-643-4187, Fax 518-643-4188 Until December 1, 2016 the Court address is 3036 Main St., Peru, N.Y. 12972. Phone 518-643-2745 Ext. 1, Fax 518-643-0527

Dannemora prison on lockdown after fight, threat to staff | Local News | pressrepublican.com

One CO injured, tear gas used at Clinton Correctional Facility. Source: Dannemora prison on lockdown after fight, threat to staff | Local News | pressrepublican.com

DEC and State Police Cooperate in Law Enforcement

On Oct.16, ECOs from Region 5 and 6 (Franklin and St. :Lawrence Counties) and New York State Troopers conducted a joint checkpoint on Route 3 at the county line. The focus of the checkpoint was to identify hunting and deer violations. A large volume of hunters were checked, and three loaded firearms in motor vehicles […]

State Senate candidate arrested in Tupper Lake | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Green Party candidate Steve Ruzbacki, opponent to Betty Little, charged with marijuana possession. Source: State Senate candidate arrested in Tupper Lake | Local News | pressrepublican.com

DiNapoli: St. Lawrence County Court Clerk Pocketed Thousands in Fines

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the arrest of Lisa Dillon after an investigation with the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office found the former town of Norfolk justice court clerk misappropriated nearly $10,000 in court fees paid by defendants. “Ms. Dillon was entrusted with collecting the fines and surcharges imposed on defendants by the court […]

Keep Your Vehicles Locked and Be Aware

By John T. Ryan Peru and several surrounding communities have experienced a rash of recent car larcenies. Nine unlocked vehicles in Peru and Clintonville were burglarized between September 19th and September 23rd. Wilmington residents experienced 19 similar larcenies between August 8th and August 19th. On August 20th, six vehicle larcenies were reported in Keeseville and […]

Bharara: Percoco-Kaloyeros charges show ‘systemic problem’ in state government – Capitol Confidential

Source: Bharara: Percoco-Kaloyeros charges show ‘systemic problem’ in state government – Capitol Confidential

Community Forum to Discuss Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Prescription Opiate, Heroin Addiction and opiate-related overdoses continue to increase in the North Country. Several local professionals and concerned citizens joined forces to form a coalition, namely, Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery of Clinton County (SPARCC). This coalition is comprised of people in recovery, concerned citizens, treatment providers, elected officials, law […]

Allegations of stolen campaign signs surface in Area 4 race – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — Ahead of primary, hundreds of political campaigns for Devi Momot have been reported stolen, reported the candidate on Tuesday Source: Allegations of stolen campaign signs surface in Area 4 race – Sun Community News & Printing

Office of the New York State Comptroller: Press Release

Robert Schusteritsch allegedly stole over $180K by impersonating deceased brother. Source: Office of the New York State Comptroller: Press Release

Major security operation underway at Clinton Dannemora prison | NCPR News

Source: Major security operation underway at Clinton Dannemora prison | NCPR News

New York scores $147M as part of Volkswagen settlements – Capitol Confidential

New York owners of 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars also will be able to have their vehicles bought back by the company for the full, pre-scandal fair market value and will receive cash payments of at least $5,100. Alternately, owners can choose to keep their vehicle, wait to see if Volkswagen […]

Ethics reform appears dead as New York lawmakers near end of session – Times Union

[…] lawmakers approved a flurry of bills pertaining to everything from creating a terrorist registry list to requiring that dogs and cats used as experimental subjects by state-funded research facilities be put up for adoption if they don’t have to be euthanized. The lack of action created proposals for a second one-year extension of state […]

Office of the New York State Comptroller

Overdose death rates rose faster in New York than other states. Source: Office of the New York State Comptroller: Press Release

Home Entered and Car Stolen This Morning

Peru residents should be aware that a person/persons entered a Jenkins Street home this morning between midnight and 5 a.m. After forcing open the kitchen door the thief(s) took car keys from the kitchen table and stole the resident’s vehicle. As of 8 p.m. the vehicle has not been located. The family of three was […]

State Police make four arrests during underage drinking initiative – Sun Community News & Printing

CLINTON COUNTY — On Oct. 24, State Police made four arrests during an underage drinking initiative in Clinton County. Source: State Police make four arrests during underage drinking initiative – Sun Community News & Printing

Squabbling, Hesitation and Luck Had Roles in Manhunt for New York Prison Escapees – The New York Times

A week distinguished by DNA discoveries and well-organized sweeps was the final stage of a 23-day slog that was hampered, at times, by missed signals. Source: Squabbling, Hesitation and Luck Had Roles in Manhunt for New York Prison Escapees – The New York Times

Sweat still in critical condition – Press-Republican: Local News

Captured escapee now at Albany Medical Center. Source: Sweat still in critical condition – Press-Republican: Local News

Timeline shows manhunt progress – Press-Republican: Prison Escape

Monday, law enforcement worked to create a perimeter around Mountain View area where fugitives were thought to be hiding. Source: Timeline shows manhunt progress – Press-Republican: Prison Escape

With Power Tools and a Ruse, 2 Killers Escape New York Prison – NYTimes.com

The New York State Police said the inmates had escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, a maximum-security prison about 170 miles north of Albany near the Canadian border. Source: With Power Tools and a Ruse, 2 Killers Escape New York Prison – NYTimes.com

Bailey Wind to Tell Students About Consequences of Drunk, Impaired and Distracted Driving

Bailey Wind will be speaking to the Peru Jr/Sr High School student body on May 12th at 9:30 am. Bailey had just signed her letter of intent with the University of Tennessee’s Swimming and Diving team when on December 1, 2012, at the age of 17 and a senior at Shaker High School in Latham, New […]

Ti Farmer, Wife Arrested for Animal Abuse

Ti farmer, wife arrested for animal abuse – Press-Republican: Home.

Police: Jay man robbed bank, son drove escape car

Police: Jay man robbed bank, son drove escape car – Press-Republican: News.

Glens Falls National Bank robbed in Plattsburgh

Glens Falls National Bank robbed in Plattsburgh – Press-Republican: News.

Grand jury indicts Sheldon Silver; read complete document

Capitol Confidential » Grand jury indicts Sheldon Silver; read complete document.

U.S. Attorney Bharara Sees Corruption “All Over” New York State

  “If I could put 50 prosecutors on public corruption, chances are they would not be lacking for work,” Bharara said.Bharara sees corruption “all over” New York State – City & Region – The Buffalo News.

Police: Sweep Nets 34 for Misuse of Public Assistance

Police: Sweep nets 34 for misuse of public assistance – Press-Republican: News.

Peru Central student arrested in connection with bomb threat

Peru Central student arrested in connection with bomb threat – Press-Republican: News.

Peru High School Receives Bomb Threat

Update as of 4:38 PM  The Jr/Sr High School has been thoroughly cleared by law enforcement. The building will remain secured until a normal class schedule resumes tomorrow. No one will be permitted into the building until tomorrow morning. District Administrator’s will continue to work cooperatively with law enforcement to investigate this incident. The District […]

Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges

Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges – NYTimes.com.

After Ethics Panel’s Shutdown, Loopholes Live On in Albany – NYTimes.com

After Ethics Panel’s Shutdown, Loopholes Live On in Albany – NYTimes.com.

Editorial: Lasting records on the Internet – Press-Republican: Opinion

Editorial: Lasting records on the Internet – Press-Republican: Opinion.

Indictment of Former Clarkson Soccer Coach Dismissed

Watertown Daily Times | Indictment of Hillary dismissed by Judge Richards.

City Police investigating stabbing death – Press-Republican: News

City Police investigating stabbing death – Press-Republican: News.

Couple killed in Ray Brook crash; daughter ‘critical’

Couple killed in Ray Brook crash; daughter ‘critical’ » Local News » Press-Republican.

1 dead in high-speed pursuit in Ray Brook » Breaking News » Press-Republican

1 dead in high-speed pursuit in Ray Brook » Breaking News » Press-Republican.

Trooper Killed Following Traffic Stop in Binghamton – Time Warner Cable News

Trooper Killed Following Traffic Stop in Binghamton – Time Warner Cable News.

Former Plattsburgh man fatally shot in California

Former Plattsburgh man fatally shot in California » Local News » Press-Republican    Editor’s Note: Pat Gregory was married to Peru native Dorothy Lacombe.  Pat and Dorothy were in Peru last year to attend Dorothy’s 50th Peru Central School Class Reunion. They were vacationing in California. Here is a link to the story in Pat’s hometown […]

DiNapoli: Town of Altona Official Misused $23,500

From the Office of NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli The former bookkeeper in the town of Altona in Clinton County altered cash receipts in order to embezzle $23,500 in public funds, according to an audit and investigation released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “This individual controlled town finances with little oversight and had no difficulty […]

Clarkson soccer coach Hillary arrested in Garrett Phillips murder (VIDEO)

Watertown Daily Times | Clarkson soccer coach Hillary arrested in Garrett Phillips murder (VIDEO).

Cuomo girlfriend Sandra Lee skips building permits

Cuomo girlfriend Sandra Lee skips upgrade permits.

Halfmoon deputy attorney leaves amid ongoing review of land sales – Times Union

Halfmoon deputy attorney leaves amid ongoing review of land sales – Times Union.

The man who led a revolution inside NY prisons

The man who led a revolution inside NY prisons | News from North Country Public Radio.

Contractor Gets Probation After Pleading Guilty to Grand Larceny

Contractor gets probation after pleading guilty to grand larceny » Local News » Press-Republican.

Peru native dies in Fla. car/motorcycle crash

Peru native dies in Fla. car/motorcycle crash » NEW TODAY… » Press-Republican.

Albany’s ethical compass still askew

Albany’s ethical compass still askew.

Cuomo’s convict higher ed proposal React-O-Mat™

Capitol Confidential » Cuomo’s convict higher ed proposal React-O-Mat™.

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