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Theresa man accused of felony criminal contempt

EVANS MILLS — A Theresa man was charged with felony first-degree criminal contempt by state police at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Dyllynn P. Griffin, 27, of 105 Mill St., was additionally charged with two counts of misdemeanor second-degree criminal contempt, two counts of misdemeanor second-degree crimi


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Two Jefferson County women charged with larceny

THERESA — Two women were issued misdemeanor charges relating to a Dec. 9 incident last year. Amanda L. Hazelton, 27, Theresa, and Saige M. Ashland, 27, Lafargeville, were each charged with petit larceny by the state police on March 17, according to the police public information report.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State

ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s


Watertown man trespassed at neighbor’s apartment, resisted arrest, police say

WATERTOWN, NY — Matthew R. Alexis, 22, of 1620 Huntington St., Apt. M5, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at 1620 Huntington St. with second-degree criminal trespass and resisting arrest.


Lewis County, N.Y., Broadband Contractor Pulls Out Citing Costs

(TNS) — Mohawk Networks has brought Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Broadband for All program in Lewis County to a halt, citing the “financial burden” of constructing the 36 fixed-wireless projects involved.


What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Friday, April 19

Elisa S. Pesa, 21, homeless, was charged by Watertown police at 7:28 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Tops, 1330 Washington St., with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and appearing public while under the influence of narcotics or drugs. She is accused of possessing 0.01 gram o


New Bacon Store Hits Upstate New York

Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's truly the ingredients of happiness. In New York, a whole new store is dedicated to bacon. According to the Times Union, For the Love of Bacon is set to open in Rotterdam. This store is a short drive from CNY, within a hour or so. It will be affiliated with local Mariaville


Watertown-Fort Drum Area Has One of the Largest De­creasing Pop­u­la­tions in the Nation

The Watertown-Fort Drum metropolitan area has one of the most rapid decreasing populations in the country. According to U.S. Census estimates released Thursday, the metro area in northern New York has had a recent population decrease of 1.2 percent, ranking fifth on the list of metro areas nationwid


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Cuomo: Netflix Expanding in NYC, Adding Jobs, Sound Stages

Netflix will expand its operations in New York City, adding 127 jobs in its Manhattan marketing and development office and building six sounds stages in Brooklyn where thousands of productions jobs will be located, New York officials announced Thursday.


N.Y. state population continues to decline

ALBANY (AP) — New numbers from the U.S. Census show New York state’s population continued to decline last year. According to figures released Thursday, the state’s total population dropped by more than 48,000 between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, to a total of 19.5 million.


Clayton man accused of driving while impaired by drugs

WATERTOWN — State police charged Eric J. Agar, 36, of Clayton, with first-degree misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday on State Route 12 in the town of Pamelia.


NY state energy official to speak on ‘Green New Deal’ at ESF

Dale Bryk, New York state deputy secretary for energy and environment, will speak at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Gateway Center on the campus of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


21 latest births at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — The latest births at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown:. – In Samaritan Medical Center, April 13, 2019, to Cierra and Joshua Capers, Watertown, a son, Rowan Jace.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


N.J. man charged with arson attempt at St. Patrick’s Cathedral held for psychiatric evaluation at N.Y. hospital

The 37-year-old New Jersey man charged with attempted arson after police say he brought two gas containers, lighter fluid and lighters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Wednesday night has been sent to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, his attorney said Friday.


WorkPlace offers assistance to Concentrix employees

WATERTOWN — The Jefferson County Department of Employment & Training at the WorkPlace is hosting workshops to assist more than 200 people Concentrix will lay off when it closes its Watertown office July 26.