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New poll spells good, bad, ugly for Cuomo

A poll by the Siena Research Institute shows New York State residents give Gov. Andrew Cuomo mixed grades. According to the poll there was slippage in Cuomo’s job performance and generic re-elect ratings. By a 64-28 percent margin, voters say Cuomo has been an effective governor. However, on seven of eight specific issues, only between 15 and 26 percent of voters said that issue has improved since Cuomo’s been governor, while between 24 and 45 percent of voters said it has gotten worse. The poll was based on the opinions of 813 registered voters. The poll asked about ensuring equal rights for New Yorkers, New York’s business climate, lessening corruption in state government, state government effectiveness, personal economic well-being, quality of public education, economic well-being of most New Yorkers, and fairness of the state’s tax policy.

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Inside the Courtroom: An exclusive look at Essex County's sweeping drug raids

A firsthand courtroom account of the people, the charges and the narcotics involved in Friday's sweeping drug raid across Essex County

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Navtours sailing away from future city marina project

Confidence is running high within the City of Plattsburgh’s political apparatus that a deal can be brokered on a city marina project in time to have something in the water by summer, but a major player in the process is pulling out.

Woman, man found dead following murder, suicide

At 5:10 a.m. Feb. 10, the Plattsburgh Police Department received a 911 call from a paper carrier on Maryland Road who found a note on the door at 79 Maryland Road reporting a murder suicide.

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Douglas opts out of NY-21 race

Douglas announced Feb. 4 that he would not be seeking the NY-21 seat, currently held by Plattsburgh’s Bill Owens, who has announced he will not seek re-election.

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Staley gets probation in puppy abandonment case

Michael Staley avoided jail time in his puppy abandonment case, over the impassioned pleas of Assistant District Attorney Jason Marx.

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Bill Owens not running for re-election

With little fanfare, Representative Bill Owens’ (D-NY 21) office issued a press release Tuesday announcing that he will not be seeking re-election for the Assembly seat he currently holds.

Police searching for suspects in church burglary

Suspects made off with money from collection box

On Dec. 25, 2013, State Police responded to a report of a burglary at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Church Street in Champlain. The suspects had entered the church sometime during the night of Christmas Eve, following the evening mass, and stole an undetermined amount of money from the collection box. The suspects also damaged other property within the church.

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Rivers sentencing delayed

Third man to be convicted in death of Keeseville man seeks new council

Michael Rivers, the man convicted on May 30, 2013 of first-degree manslaughter and gang-assault in the death of Keeseville resident Robert M. Rennie requested new counsel at his sentencing Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Essex County Courthouse. The request once again delayed sentencing for the third and final individual to be charged in relation to the father of two’s death.

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Former State Supreme Court Judge arrested for felony DWI

Former Essex County State Supreme Court Justice James P. Dawson, 68, of Elizabethtown was remanded to Essex County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 5 charged with a felony DWI.

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Fatal snowmobile accident in Champlain

On December 29, State Police in Chazy investigated a fatal snowmobile accident in the town of Champlain.

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County under State of Emergency

Please be advised that the Town of Jay, Essex County, Clinton County, Franklin County and St. Lawrence County have all declared a State of Emergency as of 4 p.m. today.

SUNY sexual assault allegation leads to multiple other arrests

Plattsburgh city police are reporting that in the early morning hours of Nov. 23 a female SUNY Plattsburgh student reported to her friends on campus that she was possibly drugged and sexually assaulted at the AXP fraternity house, 147 Brinkerhoff Street.

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17 year old arrested for pair of city fires

The early morning hours of Friday, November 29 saw Plattsburgh city police and fire department members, and members of the SUNY Plattsburgh police, called to a car fire and a house fire, mere minutes apart.

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Michael Staley pleads guilty in animal abandonment case

In Plattsburgh City Court Nov. 21, Michael Staley pled guilty to five counts of abandoning an animal, in a plea agreement worked out with the Clinton County District Attorney’s office.

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