David Lang reaches plea agreement
David Lang of Crown Point has admitted killing his brother as part of a plea agreement in Essex County Court. Lang pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his brother, Russell Lang. He had been charged with second-degree murder.
The workshop, titled “Investigating Animal Cruelty” brought in experts to teach law enforcement how to best address the legal and emotional consequences of animal abuse on May 11 at the Sheriff’s Department in Lewis.
Crime or mismanagement?
State auditors believe a crime may have been committed. Schroon Supervisor Mike Marnell disagrees. District Attorney Kristy Sprague will have the final say. At issue are Schroon trash transfer station revenues.
A jury found Michael D. Rivers guilty of first-degree manslaughter and first degree gang assault on May 30 in relation to the death of Robert M. Rennie.
Sheriff Richard Cutting and Capt. Thomas Murphy unveiled the new way for people to access the department to members of the Essex County Public Safety Committee May 13.
Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting received preliminary approval to upgrade the system at the jail for $149,985 of budgeted funds.
Murphy, who works with employers and soldiers to educate them on their responsibilities that go with deployment and getting back into the workforce after employment, was there to present the Patriot Award to the sheriff, a surprise honoring that only he, Undersheriff Michael Badger and Deputy Mark Bruce, who also serves in the Navy Reserve, knew about.
For the second time in several months, a golf cart has been stolen from the Cobble Hill Golf Course.
Autopsy results concluded the death of Robert Rennie was caused by severe blunt force trauma that caused extreme internal bleeding.
Investigating officers who questioned Scott E. Denno revealed during the second day of trial that he changed his story many times over the course of the investigation of his involvement in the death of Robert Rennie.
As the number of arrests for meth possession, usage, and manufacturing continue to rise in communities across the North Country, the emergency personnel trained to keep area residents safe must prepare themselves to be ready to respond should a meth related emergency arise.
The sequence of events was part of two days of intensive training March 20-21 at a former office complex in Lake Placid held for local New York State Police, Sheriff’s departments, municipal police and DEC law enforcement, among others.
Juliann Beatty was introduced as the new Essex County Probation Department director March 25, although her appointment must still go before the entire board of supervisors.
Through the auspices of the 1033 Excess Military Program, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain a used military Humvee vehicle which was recently put into service.