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Guard charged in aiding escape appears in court

Gene Palmer, the guard who is accused of helping a pair of convicts escape from a maximum security prison earlier this month, has waived his right to a felony hearing.

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Sweat captured, authorities eager for answers

Remaining prison escapee David Sweat was shot by a state trooper and taken into custody on Sunday. Authorities are keen for answers.

Autopsy: Matt died from skull fractures, brain injuries

Richard Matt died from severe skull fractures and brain injuries after three gunshots to the head, according to his autopsy report.

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Search area expands as Sweat remains at large

Authorities continued their search Saturday for the lone surviving escaped convict on Saturday, expanding their search to a 22 square mile area south of Malone.

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Cough sealed escaped convict's fate

While searchers detected movement as they searched for a killer, it was a cough that sealed Richard Matt’s fate. He never even got to fire a shot, nor did he say a word, before his death.

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Matt shot dead, Sweat on the run

Police have shot and killed escaped murderer Richard Matt and are close to closing in on David Sweat

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Garcia throws hat in ring for Supreme Court

One of four candidates seeking Fourth District judgeship

 The Former District Attorney of Essex County has put her hat back into the political ring, announcing a run for state Supreme Court.

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True getaway story will eventually emerge, says lawyer

The temporary attorney for the guard who has been arrested in connection with the escape has cryptically alluded to a “true story” coming out once the case makes its way through the courts,

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Sportsmen say firearm an unlikely find for escapees

Gun-owners disagree with official's take on cabins and weapons

Following speculation that David Sweat and Richard Matt may have found a shotgun from a hunting cabin, some weapons owners call the scenario unlikely.

Originality means more

I have been reading with interest the exchange between Mr. Binczik and Mr. Sharkey on the Pledge of Allegiance; and I think it’s time to approach this subject from a different perspective.

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Palmer brought before judge

CO's attorney: 'I'm shocked by charges'

Clinton Correctional Facility officer Gene Palmer has officially been charged in connection with the escape of two inmates for the maximum security prison almost three weeks ago.

Second prison worker charged in breakout

Gene Palmer, an officer at Clinton Correctional who was suspended last week, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the escape of two inmates earlier this month.

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Convicts may be armed, say officials as search continues

The pair of escaped convicts may be armed, warned state police, who said the owners of the cabin where one of the men was sighted failed to take inventory of their weapons.

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'They're in trouble': Conditions a major factor in search

The hunt for David Sweat and Richard Matt, despite the first solid lead in more than two weeks, continues as officials face challenging environmental conditions.

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Depot incident not related to escapee search

NYSP, DEC called in about unruly passenger

The daily southern stop of Amtrak's Adirondack run was interrupted June 24 as New York State Police and Department of Environmental Conservation authorities were called in.

UPDATED: Active methamphetamine lab discovered in Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh City Police, along with the Adirondack Drug Task Force, executed an arrest warrant at 64 Margaret St. after discovering an active methamphetamine lab at that location.

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New EPA study: Trout and salmon will vanish by 2100 without action on climate change

All of the Adirondack Park’s iconic trout and salmon fishing destinations and cold-water fisheries would disappear from the landscape by the end of the century without global action to prevent the climate from overheating the park’s rivers, lakes and streams, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported late Monday.

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The last eastern cougar | Notes from the North Woods

According to a Proposed Rule document recently issued by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the known status of the eastern puma within its historical range is extinct.

NCCS spending plan fails a second time

While voters approved Chazy Central Rural School’s (CCRS) 2015-16 budget, Northeastern Clinton Central School (NCCS) saw its spending plan fail for the second time.

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Chameleon Gallery changing its color one last time

Chameleon Gallery, located in Downtown Plattsburgh, is standing on its last leg, hoping to change its color one more time before losing it for good.

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