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Search for Prison Escapees Moves Back to North Country

Richard Matt (killed) and David Sweat
Richard Matt (killed) and David Sweat

The now two-week-old search for two escaped killers has expanded once again - this time to an area in Franklin County.

County prosecutors say a person was seen fleeing from a hunting camp near the hamlet of Mountain View, with much of the area part of the Adirondack Park. 

Authorities had been searching an area in the Southern Tier for escaped killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.

The search in Allegany and Steuben counties came after a woman reported seeing two men near a rail line, with authorities saying their focus in the search remains the area near the prison at Dannemora. 

Reporter John Anderson covered that manhunt over the weekend for the Wellsville Daily Reporter.

Click on the audio link above to hear Anderson describe the scene in the Town of Friendship on Saturday and Sunday.

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two-decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York, to Miami, Florida.