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State of emergency declared in Johnsburg, flooding closes roads

Town of Johnsburg Supervisor Ron Vanselow declared a state of emergency this morning as heavy rain caused flash flooding and road closures throughout the town.

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Voters approve Minerva, Newcomb school budgets

Voters Tuesday, June 18 approved the Minerva and Newcomb school budgets four weeks after they denied spending plans that exceeded the state’s mandated tax cap.

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Indian Lake custodian arrested for allegedly raping student

New York State Police recently arrested an Indian Lake Central School custodian for allegedly raping a student at the school during his evening shift.

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Portion of County Route 11 closed due to wash out in Bolton

Almost a half mile of roadway was washed away on Rt. 11 early Wednesday morning. The portion of the County Route has been closed between Valley Woods Road and Hendricks Road.

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Voters decline Newcomb, Minerva school budgets

Other local budgets pass

Members of the five True North school districts had mixed results during the May 21 budget vote.

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Denno found guilty for murder of Keeseville man

A jury found Scott E. Denno guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree gang assault after three-hour deliberation on May 8 for the death of Robert M. Rennie, of Keeseville. Acting Supreme Court Justice Richard Meyer sent the jury into deliberations shortly after 10 a.m., and they were back with a verdict shortly after 1 p.m.

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Route 73 work through Cascades postponed

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that construction on a project to make slope repairs this month along Route 73 in the vicinity of Cascade Lakes between Lake Placid and Keene, Essex County, has been postponed.

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Essex County signs Horace Nye sale contract

Essex County Attorney Daniel Manning announced March 18 that the county had signed the contract between the county and Center for Specialty Care out of New York City had signed the contract for the sale of the county-operated care facility.

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LIVE: NYSPHSAA Class C Final Four here

AuSable Valley takes on Bishop Kearney

Join the Valley News' Keith Lobdell as he calls today's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C state semifinal game between the AuSable Valley Lady Patriots and Bishop Kearney Knights. The webcast will start at 2 p.m.

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Au Sable Forks man killed after struggle with Troopers

Two New York State Police officers were involved in a high speed chase that ended with the suspect being shot and killed Tuesday, March 5.

Mineville man arrested after posting message that he would kill officers

An online threat against law enforcement led to the arrest of a 23-year old Mineville resident Feb. 22.

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Fire destroys Moriah home

A fire destroyed a two-story home on 169 Edgemont Road Sunday afternoon.

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Another rabid animal found in Essex County

The Essex County Public Health has confirmed another raccoon with rabies in the Village of Keeseville.

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Police release names of Indian Lake fire victims

New York State Police today released the named of the two people killed in the Jan. 30 fire at 197 Pratt Road in Indian Lake. Both were residents of the mobile home: Anna M. Tracey, 71, and Roy J. Tracey Sr. Autopsies were performed the same day as the fire at the Nathan Littauer Hospital Morgue by Dr. Jungeun Lee. Police are saying they have been “tentatively” identified; positive identification is pending further forensic examination.

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Essex County drug sweep nabs six suspects

More arrests are pending

A year long narcotics investigation by the Essex County Drug Task Force resulted in the arrest of the five Essex County residents and one Clinton County resident relative to their involvement in the illicit drug trade in Essex County.