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David Sweat Arraigned on Prison Escape Charges

David Sweat has been arraigned on three felony counts in connection with his escape from a maximum-security state prison.

The 35-year-old Sweat made a brief appearance August 20 in Clinton County Court

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Scott Olson/Getty Images

Escapee David Sweat May Have Taken Survival Course

David Sweat, one of the two killers who escaped from a maximum-security state prison, may have had an important advantage in living in the North Country while on the run.

Sweat actually may have benefited from tips he learned from a prison wilderness survival course

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Scott Olson/Getty Images

David Sweat Reportedly Talking to Investigators

Former Broome County resident David Sweat is said to be speaking with police after his capture following his escape from a maximum-security state prison.

Sweat was shot by a state trooper near the Canadian border Sunday afternoon, more than three weeks after he and Richard Matt broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Prison Guard Arrested in Escape Investigation

A second Clinton Correctional Facility has been arrested in connection with the escape of two convicted killers nearly three weeks ago.

Authorities say 57-year-old prison guard Gene Palmer of Dannemora faces four charges for allegedly helping David Sweat and Richard Matt break out of the maximum-security facility

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Search For Prison Escapees Enters Third Week

Police looking for David Sweat and Richard Matt stopped thousands of vehicles and searched wooded areas of Allegany County over the weekend but turned up no sign of the prison escapees.

The search focused on an area of Interstate 86 near Friendship and Amity after a woman told authorities Saturday afternoon she saw two men who matched the description of Sweat and Matt

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Police Release New Images of Prison Escapees

As law enforcement officers continue to search for prison escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt, police have released "progression photos" of what they may look like after several days.

New York State Police investigators hope the new images will assist in efforts to locate the men

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David Sweat and Richard Matt (New York State Police via Getty Images)
David Sweat and Richard Matt (New York State Police via Getty Images)

State Police Search Farms For Escaped Killers

Law enforcement officers were looking for signs of two Clinton Correctional Facility escapees in farms and fields about 40 miles south of the prison.

State police were being assisted by other agencies Tuesday afternoon in Willsboro in Essex County after two suspicious people reportedly were seen in the area

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Susquehanna County Jail Inmate Back In Custody

A former Hallstead resident is back in custody after failing to return to the Susquehanna County Correctional Facility from a work release program.

44 year-old Michael Mudge was arrested around 11:30 Sunday morning following a brief foot chase behind the Great Bend Emergency Medical Services building

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