News Director Reen Cook brings you the latest local and regional news report live from the CKON News Center.

Trailer released for Lifetime movie about Joyce Mitchell, Dannemora prison break

- Watertown Daily Times

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Lifetime movie about the 2015 Dannemora prison break.

The film, “NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell,” depicts the prison break from the former Clinton Correctional Facility employee’s perspective and explores how she helped the convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat escape the prison.


Akwesasne woman sentenced to federal prison for transporting illegal aliens

- Malone Telegram

HAMMOND — An Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation woman was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for illegally transporting two Chinese citizens within the United States.

Audrey Rae Bush, 46, of Akwesasne, Quebec, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Syracuse to 10 months in prison and three years of post-release supervision for her Nov. 9 guilty plea to two counts of transporting illegal aliens.

Crude oil pipeline leak reported west of Calgary

The Canadian Press

BRAGG CREEK, Alta. — Alberta’s Energy Regulator says a pipeline has leaked crude oil in southwestern Alberta.

AER spokeswoman Monica Hermary says Husky Energy of Calgary reported the spill at Cox Hill Creek on Thursday around 3 p.m.

Cox Hill Creek is about 22 kilometres west of Bragg Creek, an area popular for hiking, camping and other outdoor recreation.

'The plane a Lego toy'; 1 dead as planes collide over mall near Montreal

Aaron Derfel and Christopher Curtis, MONTREAL GAZETTE

MONTREAL - One pilot is dead and another critically injured after two small planes collided in the air near Promenades Saint-Bruno shopping mall south of Montreal just before 1 p.m. Friday, police and witnesses said.

Two other people who saw the crash unfold were being treated for nervous shock, Longueuil police told reporters at the scene. Just after 5 p.m., police added that they didn’t fear for the life of the injured pilot.

Two Freeze to Death on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

Levi Rickert - Native News Online

EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA – Tribal officials are asking the public stay inside due extreme cold winter conditions on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Search parties found the bodies of two tribal members within the past week. Both died from being exposed to freezing temperatures.

A third person, Tom Traversie, Jr. is missing and search parties are braving the cold weather to look for him. A Command Center has been set up at the Cheyenne River Game Fish and Parks in Eagle Butte, coordinating the efforts to find Traversie.

Ottawa, provinces fail to reach a deal on health spending

John Paul Tasker, CBC News

Ottawa and the provinces have failed to reach a deal on health-care funding, despite a $11.5-billion pledge by the federal government to boost targeted spending on home care and mental health.

The federal government has now taken that offer off the table, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Monday, and the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) spending increase will revert to 3 per cent a year as of April 1, 2017.

Tribe Gives Preference Boost to Mohawk Businesses

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has put in place an expanded Native American Preference Policy for the benefit of Native American/Alaska Native-owned businesses and companies. Tribal Council Resolution 2016-82 rescinds a 2007 resolution (TCR 2007-36) that uniformly implemented a 10-percent preferential procurement advantage to Mohawk vendors. In its place, an updated tribal procurement policy is being implemented based on the size of the transaction.