QUEENSBURY — The man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase on the Northway last fall that ended with a crash that killed a well-known Brant Lake businessmen told officers after his arrest that he fled because he was “late for a birthday party.”

ALBANY — State officials have blocked 59 police agencies from access to computerized motor vehicle data because they have yet to certify they will refrain from sharing the information with federal immigration enforcers.

Bryon J. Dibble, 38, was charged by Malone Village Police with second-degree burglary, a felony; and second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree menacing and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, all misdemeanors, after he allegedly smashed in the door of a neighboring apartm…

ALBANY — As state lawmakers returned to the Capitol last week, the bail reform law passed in last year’s historically productive legislative session has carried over into the new year with tension.

AKWESASNE, Que. –– Two Franklin County men have been charged with several firearms-related offenses under Canadian law after they were found in possession of a loaded weapon in District of Tsi Snaihne, Akwesasne, Quebec.

Some fire departments are objecting to a new requirement in state criminal justice laws that take effect Jan. 1 that requires they and other “potential” criminal case witnesses submit to criminal background checks, concluding it is an invasion of privacy.

MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on Monday, with Judge Derek P. Champagne presiding:

Legislation providing clear legal direction for campground owners needing to remove long-term guests who are disruptive has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State Sen. Betty Little and Assemblyman Billy Jones sponsored the measure (S1944a/A1659a) at the request of Campground Owners…