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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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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."


Latest births at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville

LOWVILLE, NY — The latest births at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville:. LARKINS — Kayla Kelsey and Joshua Larkins Sr., Port Leyden, welcomed a son, Joshua Michael Larkins Jr., born on January 12, 2019 at Lewis County General Hospital.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


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


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


Carthage Man Gets No Prison Time For Firearm Sale

There will be no prison time for a man indicted on 40 weapons-related charges last year. Trevor Lucidi was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to 5 years probation. The 27 year old Carthage man pleaded guilty in December to one count of criminal sale of a firearm.


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.


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.


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.


Bald eagle struck by vehicle rescued, stabilized and faces surgery

WATERTOWN — An injured bald eagle rescued Tuesday from alongside a road likely won’t soar again, but a medical team is rising to the occasion in an attempt to save the life of the “really special” bird.


Mike Long Steps Down as NY State Conservative Party Chairman

A political earthquake in New York State came last week in Albany when legendary NYS Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long announced his retirement. Long, 78, has served as chairman for 30 years. “I am fully aware that the fight for Conservative values carries on and that many battles remain, but I


All March SNAP payments will arrive on March 1

Full March SNAP benefit payments will arrive in accounts on March 1 for most of the country including Lewis, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website.


Fort Drum Man Pleads Guilty To Rape

A 21 year old Fort Drum man has admitted to having sex with a teenager. Michael Estes Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday in Jefferson County Court to third-degree rape. Estes was charged in September with third-degree rape, third-degree criminal sex act, and endangering the welfare of a child.