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What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Friday, Dec. 14
Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Michael T. Dixon Sr., 50, of 515 Bradley St., Apt. 1, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 1:06 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at his residence with felony counts of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Mr
New York State Police join Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The New York State Police announce they will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative. The campaign started Thursday, December 13, and runs through the holidays until Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Woman Arrested In Watertown Drug Bust
Police expect more arrests in an investigation that resulted in a raid at a Watertown apartment on Thursday. Members of the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force say 29 year old Leigh Newton and a small child were inside apartment 431A at 1429 Gill Street when police executed a search warrant.
Pair arrested after drug raid in Felts Mills, police say
FELTS MILLS, NY — Members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at about 6:25 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at 24015 Cemetery Road in the town of Rutland. This address has been the focus of an on-going drug investigation, police said.
US: 19-year-old Johnstown man died in Afghanistan
A 19-year-old man from Johnstown died Thursday in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, died at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident, the DOD said in a news release. The incident is under inves
Federal Proposal Could Hurt Local Dairy Farmers
A new federal proposal addresses the way milk is supplied to military bases and some say it could hurt local dairy farmers. Bryne Dairy currently supplies milk to troops at Fort Drum.
New York judge resigns after homophobic remarks about Viggo Mortensen
A New York judge has resigned after making homophobic remarks involving Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen. Watertown, NY, attorney John W. Hallett has resigned as court justice of LeRay Town Court after the state Commission on Judicial Conduct filed formal charges against him.
Saturday Sports: General Brown Basketball Beats Massena
Plenty of high school basketball Saturday afternoon with a Frontier League-N.A.C. matchup in Dexter as the General Brown Lions hosted the Massena Red Raiders. In the 1st quarter, Jake Heller rattles home a 3 from the corner, Lions up by 3. Massena answered, off the inbounds, Tyler Bacon banked home
CNY man arrested for nearly driving into state police cars while drunk, police say
A 47-year-old Pulaski man was arrested for aggravated DWI Wednesday after he nearly hit two parked state police cars, according to New York State police. Scott B. Goodrich was charged with aggravated DWI and is also accused of violating the move over law, police said.
Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan
A Fort Drum soldier was killed in a noncombat-related incident while serving in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced Friday that Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, of Johnstown, Pa., near Pittsburgh, died Thursday at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province in Afghanistan.
New military procurement plan threatens local dairies’ direct sales to Drum
EAST SYRACUSE — Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., says he thinks the new proposed procurement process for milk on military bases is dumb. Standing in front of the Byrne Dairy Ultra Dairy facility on Friday, Sen. Schumer said the new proposal from the Defense Commissary Agency to use centralized wareh
Watertown man facing charges after domestic incident
WATERTOWN, NY — Daniel R. Pitkin, 24, of 1210 Superior St., Apt. C3, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington St., with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, second-degre
Man Arrested In Watertown Pleads Guilty To 2014 Murder
A 31-year-old man who was arrested in Watertown as a fugitive from justice several years ago has pleaded guilty to the murder he was wanted for. It was in 2014 that then-27-year-old Miles Matthews was arrested as a fugitive on Watertown's North Meadow Street.
Pickup truck strikes tree on Swan Road
WATERTOWN, NY — Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a one-vehicle accident that occurred at about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, on Swan Road in the town of Watertown. There were no injuries, according to initial reports. The Town of Watertown Ambulance Service and Town of Watertown
Aggravated DWI charge for Pulaski man after almost striking police vehicle
WATERTOWN — A Pulaski man was allegedly driving with more than twice the legal blood alcohol content limit Wednesday when he nearly crashing into a state police patrol car in the town of Watertown.
New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries
New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.
St. Lawrence County launches new opioid task force
CANTON — A new 30-member St. Lawrence County Opioid Task Force meets today for the first time to start brainstorming ways to combat the opioid addiction crises facing many north country communities and families.
Lewis County continues Christmas merrymaking throughout the week
Lewis County will continue its full holiday cheer with many fun, festive events including:. n The third annual Ugly Sweater Party will be held at Jeb’s Restaurant, 5303 Shady Avenue, Lowville at 7:00 p.m. to benefit Santa for Seniors.
Alleged Stolen Vehicle Chase Ends In Lewis County
An 18 year old from Connecticut was charged following a pursuit in an alleged stolen vehicle early Monday morning that started in Oneida County and ended in Lewis County. State police say a patrol clocked a vehicle traveling at over 80 miles per hour on State Route 12 near Remsen.
Jefferson County town judge resigns after inappropriate comments
WATERTOWN — Watertown attorney John W. Hallett resigned as LeRay Town Court justice while under formal charges by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct for making homophobic and inappropriate remarks and gestures to another attorney at the Jefferson County Court Complex, the commission announced