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LaFargeville man ticketed after allegedly striking pedestrian in front of Watertown school
A LaFargeville man allegedly struck a pedestrian in front of the Watertown City School complex late last week. City police cited 58-year-old Raymond Ashland with failing to yeild to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Ashland is accused of striking a 17-year-old girl with his vehicle while turning off Barb
A bad medical screening: Why did hospital hire doctor with such a dubious background?
Officials at Canton-Potsdam Hospital need to explain how they came to hire a physician with such a dubious background. Dr. Richard F. Wessel Jr., 59, is a cardiologist at the Helen Snell Cheel Medical Campus, 49 Lawrence Ave., Potsdam; he previously worked in North Carolina. He was arrested two week
Newell Street Building Demolition Continues
There's not much left of the Newell Street building in Watertown that went up in flames a few weeks ago. Using a crane and other heavy machinery, a demolition crew removed debris from the site Monday. The work will continue Tuesday. The property is owned by Samaritan Medical Center, which plans to
City police say drunk man fell asleep in McDonald's drive-thru
WATERTOWN - City police are alleging a Great Bend man fell asleep in a McDonald's drive-thru with an infant in the car. Samuel M. Jones, 28, 25081 County Route 197, was arrested at 4:20 a.m. Sunday at the McDonald's restaurant on State Street. Mr. Jones' blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.12 pe
Carthage man pleads guilty to drugged driving
WATERTOWN - In Jefferson County Court on Friday, a Carthage man pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs. Cannon A. Reed, 22, pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired by drugs and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both as misdemeanors. He admitte
Watertown police say Essex County man had 36 grams of pot
WATERTOWN - An Essex County man is facing drug charges after he was allegedly found with 36 grams of marijuana in his car. Devon A. Britt, 25, 1, Schroon Lake, was stopped by Watertown City Police around 8:30 Saturday night for having inadequate lights. He was arrested after the drug was discovered
Family to open sports bar and restaurant in former Mr. Bigg's downtown
WATERTOWN - A family with ties to Watertown has taken over the former Mr. Bigg's Restaurant and Bar space on Public Square and plans to open a sports bar and restaurant. Beanie's Sports Lounge, 65 Public Square, is slated to open in mid-April and offer traditional Southern cuisine with beer, wine an
Watertown's Lawyer Says Fire Chief Is 'Ill-Suited' To Assess Sta
In a memo written to Watertown City Council, the city's lawyer, Terry O'Neil, criticizes Chief Dale Herman multiple times and his ability to assess the staffing needs of the fire department. "If Mr. O'Neil doesn't think I'm qualified for the job, I'm sorry," said Herman. In the memo, O'Neil writes "