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Abandoned puppies happy in their new homes

In early August, 24 puppies were abandoned by the husband of the owner of Northern Puppies, Michael Staley.

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Probation and fine only for Northern Puppies couple

On consecutive days last week, Plattsburgh City Court judge Mark Rogers handed out nearly identical sentences to Michael and Tammy Staley for their roles in the Northern Puppies abuse and abandonment cases from last summer.

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Hall found alive in Florida

A Middlebury man has been located by police in Orlando, Fla., after he was reported missing under “suspicious” circumstances.

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Local golf pro missing in Florida

Police in Florida are searching for the part owner and general manager of the Westport Country Club after he went missing earlier this week.

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Northern Puppies saga ends in probation, fine

As he did just 24 hours before, Plattsburgh City Court judge Mark Rogers ignored the pleas of Clinton County Assistant District Attorney Jason Marx, and sentenced one of the principals of the ‘Northern Puppies’ saga to probation and a fine, avoiding any jail time for the former pet store owner at the heart of one of the more gripping animal abuse cased in recent Clinton County memory.

Stand-off ends peacefully in West Chazy

A Jan. 19 phone call lead to a tense, 10-hour standoff with State Police.

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Man arrested under Leandra’s Law

Last weekend the New York State Police arrested a 34-year-old Peru man for aggravated driving while intoxicated, for violating Leandra’s Law by having a child under 16 in a vehicle while he was intoxicated.

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Missing Australian man found dead

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, New York State Forest Rangers located the body of missing Australian man Captain Paul John McKay, 33, ending a search effort that lasted nearly two weeks.

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Sheriff’s Department monthly report for December

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the month of December, 2013:

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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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Riparius woman charged with welfare fraud for medical aid

Lynette Delczeg, 40 years of age, of 493 River Road, Riparius was charged with Welfare Fraud

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Sheriff’s Department monthly report for November

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the month of November:

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Hit-and-run | NYSP Blotter

On Dec. 8, at approximately 1:30 a.m., State Police responded to Wesvalley Road, Lake Placid for a report of motor vehicle accident.

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Reward offered for info on Ticonderoga robbery

Rite Aid robbery in 2012

The Ticonderoga Police Department and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect believed to be responsible for a pharmacy robbery that occurred last November at the Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1161 NYS Rt. 9 North in Ticonderoga.