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Herkimer County man charged with DWI in Lewis County

TOWN OF MARTINSBURG — A Herkimer County man was busted for drunken driving in Lewis County Friday night, according to law enforcement officials. Sheriff’s deputies said Bo A. Waffle, 29, of West Winfield, was speeding at 75 mph on Route 12 at about 9 p.m. Friday. Deputies said Waffle was pulled over


High school wrestling: Frontier League has quartet advancing into today’s semifinals

ALBANY — The Frontier League will have fearsome foursome going for state wrestling glory. Lowville junior Micah Roes (113 pounds), South Jefferson/Sandy Creek seniors Matt Garland (120) and Anthony Rasmussen (182) and Copenhagen senior Dempsey Carroll (170) all earned spots at today’s Division II se


Woman struck another in head with beer bottle at Watertown tavern, police say

WATERTOWN, NY — Shannon C. Casler-Fayette, 28, of 31097 US Route 11, Philadelphia, was charged by Watertown police at 10:38 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the 500 block of State Street with disorderly conduct, second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.


Jeweller Pandora picks new CEO from Britax

COPENHAGEN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Denmark’s Pandora on Thursday named Alexander Lacik as its new chief executive, who will oversee a plan to help the firm regain its competitive edge in a weak retail market.


Lewis County man killed in snowmobile rollover crash

TOWN OF MONTAGUE — A 24-year-old man was killed in a snowmobile accident in Lewis County late Monday night. Sheriff’s deputies said Ryan J. Jesgarzewski, of Oswego, was riding his 2017 Ski-Doo northbound on Pitcher Road when he failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Sears Pond Roa


North country Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank (VIDEO)

WATERTOWN — Eagle Scout is the highest achievement rank in the Scouts’ BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America. Three north country Scouts attained the coveted rank after a lengthy review process on Tuesday.


Lewis County Woman Wins State Dairy Princess Crown

A young woman from Lewis County takes home a state crown. Reegan Domagola was crowned New York State's Dairy Princess Tuesday night. She was one of 22 competitors for the title.


Man Gets Prison Time For Trying To Steal From National Grid

A 43 year old Canastota man is going to prison for to trying to steal from the National Grid complex in the town of Watertown. William Vinson was sentenced as a second felony offender Friday in Jefferson County Court. His sentence is four years behind bars and five years post-release supervision.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Lewis County DMV office moving into bigger digs

LOWVILLE — The Lewis County Department of Motor Vehicles office will finally be moving out of its “temporary” home of the past 11 years to a more ideal location in March.


Copenhagen Health Clinic building soon to be owned outright by Lewis County

LOWVILLE — The Copenhagen Family Health Clinic building will be fully owned by Lewis County on behalf of its hospital in March. According to a resolution passed at the February Board of Legislators meeting, the county has been in the process of buying the almost half acre property at 9732 State Rout


New York Community Mourns Four Children, Father Killed in Fire

In this image taken from video provided by WWNY TV in Watertown, N.Y., pallbearers bring a casket with a Bodah family member toward an awaiting hearse at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart church in Watertown, N.Y., Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Five members of the Bodah family died in a house fire in the early


Man Sentenced In Watertown Heroin Bust

A 29 year old Bronx man, who took a plea deal in connection with a Watertown drug bust, is going to prison. In Jefferson County Court Friday, Andre Barnes was sentenced as a second felony offender.


Utility Pole Sheared Off In Watertown Crash

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash in Watertown Friday. It happened at the intersection of Gotham and Brainard streets at around 12:30 p.m. Officials said a sports utility vehicle traveling on Brainard Street hit the back of a pickup truck, which was driving on Gotham Street.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Watertown McDonald's Locations Raise Money To Help Bodah Family

On Saturday, people could do some good with a sweet treat. Watertown McDonald's locations are donating a dollar for every Shamrock Shake sold Saturday from 6 AM to 11 PM. The money raised assists the Bodah family after Aaron Bodah and four of his daughters, Merissa, Alexa, Erin and Skylar died in a


Victims of fatal Watertown fire laid to rest today

WATERTOWN — The father and four daughters who died in last week’s heartbreaking fire will be laid to rest today. Aaron J. Bodah, 38, and his daughters Merissa, 14; Alexa, 8; Erin, 6; and Skylar, 4; died in the fire that swept through their home at 906 Myrtle Ave. during the early morning hours on Va


Homeless Man Admits Robbing Watertown Convenience Store

A 31 year old homeless man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Watertown convenience store last November. Matthew McMahon was in Jefferson County Court Friday. He pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery. He will be sentenced April 17.


What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Friday, Feb. 22

Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Scott M. Fancher, 46, of 26222 Mustard Rd., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Stewart’s, 508 Mill St., with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He is summoned to appe


Watertown School Bus Driver Admits Raping Student

A 25 year old man, who drove a bus for Watertown City School District, has admitted to raping a 14 year old girl he met while driving her bus. Shane Piche appeared Thursday in Jefferson County Court, where he pleaded guilty to third-degree rape.