Escaped Convict Search Heats Up on NY-Pennsylvania Border

Hundreds of law enforcement officers stepped up their search in western New York state for two convicted murderers who escaped from an upstate prison more than two weeks ago, as a third possible sighting of the men was reported in the area.
The manhunt centered on the town of Friendship, located about 280 miles southwest of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, where the escaped convicts were serving sentences for murder.
The newspaper said that State troopers and other officers were searching an area in Friendship mostly covered with dense forests and dotted with a few houses and barns.