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Man jailed for alleged assaults

LAKE PLACID — A local man was jailed after police say he committed several acts of violence, including two against a woman who had a judge’s order of protection against him. State Police said they responded to a domestic dispute around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday on Dandelion Way, off Old ...

Police: Woman who ran over 2 children was using phone

GATES (AP) — Police say an upstate New York woman accused of running over two toddlers was taking pictures with her phone at the time of the accident. Authorities charged 29-year-old Letoya Palmo of Gates with two counts of assault and reckless endangerment. A 2-year-old and a ...

U.S. heat wave just warming up for the weekend

DETROIT — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on family ...

Cuomo signs bill granting labor rights to farm workers

ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation giving farm workers collective bargaining rights, overtime pay and other labor protections afforded in non-farm industries. The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act eliminates a provision in New York state law that prohibits ...

Former New York prison investigator arrested

ALBANY — A former New York state prison investigator has been charged for accusations that he falsified evidence records, authorities said. Former investigator Todd Johnson was arrested and faces second-degree forgery and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, New York State ...

Judge candidate loses ballot line

A lawsuit between candidates for Hamilton County judge candidates has resulted in one of the candidates losing a ballot line for November’s general election. Marsha Purdue sued Tatiana Coffinger in state Supreme Court because she believed that an independent party that Coffinger created ...

Glens Falls resident now second in command of the State Police

GLENS FALLS — When he moved to Warren County 25 years ago to take a job as an assistant district attorney in Warren County, Kevin Bruen did not envision his law enforcement career taking him to a statewide leadership post with the State Police. But late last month, Bruen was named first ...

Police issue boating ticket for Lake George parasailing accident

LAKE GEORGE — Police have issued a boating ticket to the captain of the parasailing boat that was involved in an accident that critically injured a man on Lake George last month. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has determined no criminal charges were warranted for the June 15 ...

Some streets closed for Street Fest Saturday

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will close the section of Main Street between Academy Street and the Hotel Saranac parking lot as well as the Pontiac parking lot near Berkley park on Saturday for the first annual Street Fest. The road and parking lot will be closed to all ...

Tempers flare over trailhead parking

At the popular Roaring Brook Falls trailhead in St. Huberts, the parking lot was already packed shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday. It was a warm day with good hiking conditions, and word of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s new roadside parking ban along Route 73 had started ...

Trucker dies in fiery Northway collision this morning near Glens Falls

QUEENSBURY — A truck driver was killed and all lanes of the northbound Northway between exits 17 and 19 closed by a crash involving two tractor-trailers early Wednesday. Both trucks burst into fire after they collided near the Exit 18 overpass, and one driver was able to free himself and ...

Stefanik votes not to condemn Trump tweets as racist

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against a House resolution that condemned President Donald Trump’s recent tweets and statements as racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color. The House majority of 235 Democrats passed the resolution with 240 votes, four of which came from ...

New York raises smoking age to 21 statewide

ALBANY — New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by the state’s governor. The change, which takes effect in 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Gov. ...

Other side of sidewalk debate

TUPPER LAKE — A group of homeowners from state Route 3, across from Sunmount, attended a town board meeting Thursday to add their thoughts to the town discussion of the future of the decrepit sidewalk along that road. They don’t think taxpayers need to restore it. For decades, the ...

Historic Saranac Lake hears input on new museum tonight

SARANAC LAKE — The public will be able to offer its opinion on the design of the newly bought second building of the Historic Saranac Lake museum tonight in the Harrietstown Town Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The new building, the former home and medical office of Dr. E.L. Trudeau at 118 ...

I Love BBQ Festival donates $25k to youth center

LAKE PLACID — At the end of the recent 14th annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival, USA Luge turned over approximately $25,000 to the Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid. The beneficiary uses the funds to support children’s programs. It’s the center’s biggest fundraiser of the ...

Farm stops announced for Bike the Barns on Sept. 29

GABRIELS — Farming in this part of the Adirondacks has never been an easy endeavor. Just ask the Tucker family, potato growers whose family has been farming in Gabriels for over 150 years. High elevations, rocky soils, frigid winters and a short growing season are just a few of the ...

Protect the Adirondacks annual meeting includes awards, board members

OLD FORGE — Protect the Adirondacks, one of the Adirondack Park’s green groups, will host its annual meeting this weekend, with awards to be issued and a vote scheduled for the board of directors. The all-day meeting will be held Saturday at View Arts Center in Old Forge. The ...

Moose peeping

SARANAC LAKE — A young bull moose hanging out in a backwater pool between state Route 3 and the Saranac River drew viewers all day long Sunday. The moose, standing a little more than hoof deep in the water off the river across from Trudeau Sand and Gravel, had been reported to the ...

Stefanik votes not to condemn Trump tweets as racist

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against a House resolution that condemned President Donald Trump's recent tweets and statements as racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color. The House majority of 235 Democrats passed the resolution with 240 votes, four of which came from ...