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Man charged for second domestic incident in two weeks

COPENHAGEN - State police have charged a Copenhagen man in connection with the second domestic incident at his home in two weeks. James H. Smith, 25, is now facing charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree intimidation of a witness/victim, first-degree criminal contempt, and secon

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-22 00:56:00

Should Watertown Farmers Market Be Moved To Public Square?

The president of the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce is considering relocating the farmers market from Washington Street to the south side of Public Square. The chamber sponsors the farmers market and although the chamber's president has had the idea for a while, it didn't become

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-03-21 22:40:00

Officers find missing woman in Theresa

THERESA - Officers have located an unidentified disabled woman who went missing from her home on Hyde Lake Road. According to a county dispatcher, emergency medical services have been dispatched to her location, although she was believed to be in stable condition. The woman was located in a constru

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-22 19:08:00

Police Search For Missing Man

The Watertown Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing man. Police said 30 year old Karl Jatsenti was last seen in the 700 block of State Street on February 24. He was reported missing two days later. Jatsenti is described as a white male, 6'4" tall, weighing 165 pounds

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-03-22 23:06:00

Stewart's gets a green light for expansion in Black River

BLACK RIVER - It was a packed room Tuesday for a public hearing to change zoning to accommodate the construction of a larger Stewart's Shop on Route 3. Following the hearing, the Black River Board of Trustees approved the change of neighboring properties from residential to commercial. Prior to taki

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-22 12:15:00

Harrisville Man Charged Following Altercations

A Harrisville man faces charges following a pair of alleged domestic incidents that got physical early Wednesday morning. Lewis County sheriff's deputies say 27 year old Shayne Miller fought twice with his father and brother at a home on Church Street and got into an argument with his fiance. He all

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-03-21 13:46:00

Third day of witness testimony underway in Coffin murder trial

Coffin is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He's accused of shooting 25-year-old Thomas Shepherd to death outside of Sammy G's bar in Rome on Aug. 19, 2017. He then evaded authorities for nearly two weeks before being captured in Las Vegas. On We

WKTV - 2018-03-22 17:43:00

Winter hangs on into spring throughout the north country

Just about two days into spring and it still looks and feels like January throughout the north country. Still, winter is technically behind us and the Watertown Daily Times looked back at the numbers from the frigid season gone by. In total, through the first of March, Redfield picked up 319 inches

INFORMNNY.COM - 2018-03-22 15:54:54

Watertown Police Urge Caution When Dealing With Door-To-Door Sal

The Watertown Police Department is urging the public to be cautious when it comes to door-to-door sales persons. Police said they recently investigated a complaint of high pressured sales tactics being used on a vulnerable person. According to police, three people were involved in selling a $3,000 v


Firefighters Called To Pizza Hut Outside Watertown

Firefighters were called to the Pizza Hut restaurant on outer Arsenal Street for a possible blaze. Volunteers from the town of Watertown responded to the business at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. There were reports that smoke could be seen coming from the building and that there might be a fire in the c

WWNYTV.COM - 2018-03-21 00:01:00

Fire In Dexter Damages Abandoned Home

Firefighters were battling a fire in Dexter around midday Tuesday. Fire officials say the call came in shortly before 10 a.m. for smoke coming out of an abandoned home at 303 East Bronson Street. No injuries were reported as of around noon. Firefighters from Brownville, Glen Park, Three Mile Bay and


Watertown man charged with drunken driving

WATERTOWN - Paul T. Converse, 36, of 26989 Victory Lane, was charged by city police at 1:35 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Pearl Street with driving while intoxicated. Police said his blood alcohol content was 0.14 percent. State law says a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes intoxication. H


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


ABC 50 moves to Top of the Square next month

WATERTOWN - Vice President and General Manager David J. Males has envisioned relocating WWTI-ABC 50 and the North Country CW to the heart of downtown Watertown since he joined the station in 2000. His vision will soon become reality when the Watertown affiliate for ABC and CW leaves its current faci

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 12:15:00

First day of witness testimony underway in Robert Coffin murder trial

On Monday, jury selection and opening arguments took place in Oneida County Court for Coffin's murder trial. Coffin is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and he's accused of shooting and killing Shepherd outside of Sammy G's bar in Rome on Aug. 19


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


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


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


Watson man accused of harassing girlfriend

WATSON - Lewis County sheriff's deputies early Tuesday morning charged Dustin L. Kriwox, 29, of 6737 N. Chases Lake Road, with second-degree harassment. Deputies said the charge stemmed from an argument between Mr. Kriwox and his girlfriend, whom they did not name. He was arraigned in Lowville Town

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-20 22:24:00

Pedestrian Struck Outside Watertown School

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon in Watertown. It happened at around 3:30 p.m. on Washington Street in front of Case Middle School. A female was taken away from the scene in an ambulance. We'll update this story when we get more information. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicl